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Colosseum Tour with Underground, Arena & Gladiator Gate with Roman Forum


Max 6 people
3 hrs
Colosseum
Refundable booking

LivTours Colosseum Tour with Underground allows you access to two restricted areas of the Colosseum –  the Colosseum underground and the Colosseum arena floor. These two areas are a must-see to get a complete understanding of the Colosseum at the height of the Roman Empire but few tourists are able to access these areas as tickets are hard to come by. 

For the first time in history, visitors are now granted access to the newly uncovered tunnels and chambers beneath the Colosseum. The heart of the Colosseum, or the hypogeum, is a system of underground tunnels which were walked by the gladiators and wild animals before being released into the arena for combat. These tunnels have never been opened to the general public before now. Revel at what the gladiators might have experienced and felt on their way to face their fate. Explore 525 feet of wooden walkways so intricately designed by ancient Romans that they used to contain trap doors and apparatuses to lift gladiators and animals above ground, creating an element of surprise and suspense during the infamous gladiator games.  This is one of LivTours’ best selling tours and for good reason!

The Colosseum often thought of as round, is actually an oval-shaped and construction was started in 70AD, finished in 80AD, with an upper-level addition built on soon afterward with the final completion date of 83AD. Built in the place of Nero’s private lake (located adjacent to his Golden Palace) the area was transformed into an entertainment venue for thousands of spectators.  This Colosseum Tour with Underground offers real insight into Rome’s ingenuity and engineering. Seated nearly 50,000 people who would spend the entire day enjoying the different competitions in the cool shade with the retractable cloth roof.

Come enjoy a few hours in this magnificent venue and let your guide take you on a walk back in time!

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  • Take a semi-private tour with a maximum of 6people & a dedicated expert guide
  • Enjoy exclusive, priority access to the Colosseum underground & arena floor
  • Walk to the top of the Palatine Hill to soak up the spectacular views of Rome
  • Learn about everyday ancient Roman life by touring the Roman Forum
  • Gain a comprehensive overview of the most iconic sites in Roman history
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Semi-Private tours and experiences are guaranteed six participants max.

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Your Colosseum Tour with Underground and Ancient Rome Tour begins just in front of the Colosseum, where you will meet your LivTours expert guide. You will skip the long lines, going through a quick security check and straight into the iconic colosseum, a site with a thousand stories to tell. 

Once inside the Colosseum, your assigned Colosseum representative will open gates especially for you, your guide, and maybe a few other lucky people, allowing you to visit areas of the Colosseum that are otherwise off-limits. Your guide will immediately introduce you to the wonders of ancient Roman games while standing in front of what was the main gate. Your guide will then take you through some archways into an area where it is possible to hear what the roar of the 70,000 spectators would have been like. 

Soon you will go underground into the Colosseum dungeons, where you will learn about the complex labyrinth of life under the arena floor. A multi-storied area that was filled with cages, mechanical elevators, rooms, and prisons. Here is where your guide will bring those gory tales to life.

Moving on from the Colosseum, your guide will lead you to another Roman icon – the Palatine Hill. We do not like to name drop, but this was once an exclusive neighborhood that was home to some of the more prominent political figures of the Roman Empire.

Your guide will take you to the Roman Forum and tell you the history and importance structures such as the Temple of Julius Caesar, the Temple of Antonio & Faustina, Basilica of Maxentius and so much more.

No visit to the Eternal City is complete without a visit to the Colosseum. It has stood as an iconic symbol of the greatness of this city, and once empire, for thousands of years. As there are many Colosseum tours available, with access to various restricted sites or more general entries, it is important to choose the tour which suits your curiosity.

This semi-private is one of our bestsellers and is likely to go fast. Book now to ensure you do not miss this unique experience! The tour offers access into restricted area of the Colosseum as well as direct access to accompanying sites, so you get to skip the long ticket line and enjoy your LivTours semi-private group of maximum 6 people.

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  • Exclusive Access into the Underground
  • Gladiator Gate Viewings
  • Main Floor and 1st Tier
  • Roman Forum
  • Ancient Rome & Imperial Forum
  • Fully guided experience
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  • Access to the restricted areas of the Colosseum (Underground and Arena) may be shared among other participants in the LivTours exclusive entry slot. At times, for safety reasons, logistics, and traffic control, the group may be led by one guide. This choice is at the complete discretion of the Colosseum’s administration and security policy of that day in accordance with adequate safety measures. Please be aware that this is only for 30/40 minutes of the total duration of the tour. Our max 6 people policy is guaranteed for the remainder of the duration of the tour.
  • The above itinerary is an example, the order of the sites might change depending on the scheduled slot for the Colosseum Underground and Arena floor.
  • Please let us know in the “notes” section if you will be traveling with children under the age of 5 or of any mobility issues.
  • Access to the restricted areas of the Colosseum (Underground and Arena) may be shared among other participants in the LivTours exclusive entry slot. At times, for safety reasons, logistics, and traffic control, the group may be led by one guide. This choice is at the complete discretion of the Colosseum’s administration and security policy of that day in accordance with adequate safety measures. Please be aware that this is only for 30/40 minutes of the total duration of the tour. Our max 6 people policy is guaranteed for the remainder of the duration of the tour.
  • WEATHER CONDITIONS: In extreme weather conditions, parts of the restricted areas may be closed for safety reasons by the Colosseum administration. LivTours’s tour will always run, and itinerary will adjust accordingly to the weather therefore no refunds will be granted for reasons out of LivTours’s control.
  • Guests with wheelchair accessibility needs will find difficulty with this semi-private group tour. In order to ensure a tour with alternative routes, please inquire with our customer support team and we will find you a barrier-free tour.
  • Please note that for safety reasons the Colosseum can accommodate up to 3.000 people at once. This could lead to delays in access to the site, even for pre-booked visitors. Please be on time!
  • ALL participants are required to bring a valid form of id (passport, driver’s license, government id) in order to enter restricted areas of the Colosseum. Photocopies are acceptable.
  • Due to these unprecedented times and ongoing safety and regulation changes, some sites may have limited accessibility if the venue can not guarantee social distancing which may lead to unforeseen tour modifications. Thank you for your understanding.
  • LivTours’ group size of max 6 participants is and always has been based on sustainable travel and especially in these new times, we are proud to be at the forefront of the innovation, changes, and challenges that are presented to us during this post-pandemic time. At the moment, due to COVID-19 safety regulations, the museums and sites visited on this tour require wearing a mask while on the site. Please bring one for every participant over 6 years of age.

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All LivTours Semi-Private Group Tours are limited to 6 guests per tour guide. Our commitment to maintaining our uniquely tiny group sizes can sometimes be a little tricky, mathematically speaking. For example, we want to ensure that traveling families and friends can tour together so on rare occasions we may add one or two guests in order to not split groups. On that same note, you may also find yourself on tour with less than six people! We thank you for your understanding and flexibility.

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Must show Vaccination or Negative test for Italy & France Tours

For all France and Italy tours that include an indoor activity, a museum or an archeological park visit, it is now National Law in both countries, to present a covid-19 vaccination card OR negative covid-19 test result from the past 48 hrs accompanied by your personal ID to the local authorities for all adults over the age of 12. Lack of ability to present such documentation may result in loss of tour and funds lifting LivTours from all responsibilities.
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Very memorable morning

"To see the Colosseum was a boyhood dream come true! Going underneath and onto the Arena floor was awesome. Learning all about the games and the shows that went on there, and the social and political importance that they had, was eye opening for me. The education continued throughout our visit of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. It was indeed a very special and unforgettable experience!"

Bill Lutt - USA


We loved this tour

"There's alot to see at the Forum and the Colosseum. I think that we wouldn't have enjoyed the visit even half as much if we hadn't been in this small group tour. The guide, Luca, was just excellent and very very friendly. He set a very comfortable pace and knew all of the best spots to stop, rest, talk to us about what we were seeing and take pictures. We did alot of walking but we never felt tired or bored. In fact, we were sorry when the tour (3+ hours) was over. That, in itself, is a great recommendation!!"

Brenda Orr - USA


Strongly recommend this tour

"The chance to go underneath the Colosseum was quite special. You really get a feel for the masterful feat of engineering and to think it has remained standing all of these thousands of years. Incredible!! Liked the Forum but wouldn't have understood anything if we hadn't had a guide to explain things to us. Thanks to her (name was Julia, I think) we really got a complete picture of life in ancient times. It's definitely worth while to book this tour to see such a special part of the city."

Tommy T. - USA


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