Colosseum Tour with Underground, Arena Floor & Forum - LivTours
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Colosseum Tour with Underground, Arena & Gladiator Gate with Roman Forum


Max 6 people
3 hrs
Colosseum
Refundable booking

Through the political and commercial life of the Roman Forum, to the palaces of the Palatine Hill and out onto the arena floor of the Colosseum, walk in the footsteps of emperors and gladiators on the most comprehensive of our Colosseum experiences. This tour is perfect for those who are looking for an educational walk through more than 8 centuries of history, without feeling overwhelmed.

This tour was awarded “Best of the Best” by TripAdvisor in 2021. Reviews from millions of TripAdvisor travelers place this experience in the top 1% of things to do worldwide.
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  • Take a semi-private tour with a maximum of 6 people & 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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Your tour will begin as you approach the Colosseum, exploring its architecture and discovering why it was the Emperor Vespasian took the unusual step of building an amphitheater within the city walls. With LivTours, you won’t have to wait in line for tickets, just a quick security check before you are standing inside the Colosseum, under the arches where spectators used to enter to experience the most brutal of entertainments.

This tour will take you to two restricted access areas inside the Colosseum: the underground area and the Arena Floor. You’ll understand what it was like for the gladiators underground in the semi-darkness, surrounded by terrified animals, waiting to be hoisted up to stand in front of the crowds. From the Arena Floor, you’ll have an incredible view of the entire amphitheater, as the gladiators would have done they walked through the Gladiator Gate to the deafening roar of 50,000 cheering spectators.

And what of the people who came to watch the games at the Colosseum? In the part of the Colosseum open to the general public, you’ll visit the first tier and look down onto the arena, get your first glimpse of the Forum and visit the Imperial box.

Outside you’ll pass the Arch of Constantine and skip the line into the Roman Forum. Through stories that educate and entertain, your guide will bring the complexity of more than 8 centuries of history to life without leaving you overwhelmed on a tour of the most famous sites of the Forum, including the Arch of Titus, the Temple of the Vestal Virgins and the spot where Julius Caesar was cremated.

NB: Depending on ticket availability, this tour may start or end at the Colosseum.

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  • Exclusive Access into the Colosseum Underground
  • Arena Floor & Gladiator Gate
  • Main Floor and 1st Tier
  • Roman Forum
  • Arch of Constantine
  • 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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