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Private Colosseum Guided Tour with Underground & Ancient Rome

3 hrs 30 mins
Piazza Venezia
Refundable booking
colosseum guided tour

LivTours Private Colosseum Guided Tour with Underground and Ancient Rome is a complete overview of the political and commercial center of ancient Rome, an in-depth visit to the Colosseum, and also includes access to restricted areas of the Colosseum! Your expert private guide will take you to visit the Colosseum, including an underground portion of the tour, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill.

LivTours Private Colosseum Tour with Underground gives you exclusive access to two areas of the Colosseum that are generally restricted to the public –  the Colosseum Underground and Colosseum Arena F. At LivTours, we believe that these two areas are a must-see in ve you a comprehensive understanding of the Colosseum at the height of the Roman Empire. The Underground was also restricted to the general public in Roman times, as it is the area where gladiators and beasts awaited their fights. On your private tour, you will have the chance of walking in the very place where the famous gladiator games were held.

Come enjoy one of our very best selling tours and make memories that last a lifetime!


  • Reserve this comprehensive private tour of the Colosseum, Palatine Hill & Roman Forum
  • Discover the rich history of 2000 years ago in the company of an expert private guide
  • Savor the luxury of access to restricted areas of the Colosseum - the underground
  • Enjoy priority access to the Colosseum with LivTours - waiting in long lines
  • Stroll in the footsteps of ancient Romans such as Julius Caesar & his successors

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Our prices always include tickets and reservations fees (no waiting in lines!)

Our tour guides and staff are selected experts and speak perfect English

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Your LivTours Private Colosseum Guided Tour with Underground and Ancient Rome starts at the impressive monument dedicated to Vittorio Emanuele II, a monument dedicated created as the Altar of the Fatherland, located right in the heart of the city center by Piazza Venezia Square, where you will meet your private expert guide. From here, you will make your way towards the Roman Forum on foot. Your private guide will point out the open-air ancient ruins as they share with you the rich history of this important place. Stop for a moment before you enter the extensive excavation of the Roman Forum, as the views are just stunning from this perspective. Your private guide will bring to life Roman’s typical days from 2000 years ago. Marvel at the ruins of ancient temples, theaters, and government buildings while walking down the streets of ancient Rome. Covered in the original stones,  imagine the great men who have walked these same streets. Imagine life as a Roman citizen during the height of the Roman Empire!

Your next stop is the Palatine Hill. You and your private guide will take an easy stroll up to the top of the hill where you can imagine the imperial residence in its full glory through the engaging stories from your private guide. The Roman emperors, known for their panache for glamour and bling, this area is sure to impress! After a complete tour of this ancient site, you will head to one of the most iconic sites of Rome – the Colosseum!

As you stroll past the site of the Roman Forum, your tour guide will paint a picture of the colorful parades of Roman soldiers as they passed under the magnificent Arch of Constantine, commemorating the victory. As you approach the Colosseum,  take a moment to imagine what game day was like 2,000 years ago. You will enjoy exclusive Priority Access, so there will not be any waiting in line.

Once you are inside the Colosseum, you will get a chance to admire this amazing triumph of ancient engineering. Your private guide will help paint a vivid,  though grimacing picture, of the blood and carnage of the countless gladiatorial fights that took place inside this ancient amphitheater.  Your guide will tell you about the great men who lost their lives in battles here, who they were, and what led them to such a horrific fate!  You will find out who got the best seats in the house in the front row and who got seated in the nosebleed section.  Hear what animals were used during the battles, how they were strategically imported to shock and control their audiences.

Your private LivTours guide will now take you to join one of the Colosseum’s on-site archeologists and a group of maximum 25 people (for this portion of the tour only) as you gain access to the two restricted areas of the Colosseum. Admire the complex engineering of the underground and imagine the shock of an audience as they saw animals they had only heard of emerging from the arena floors as if by magic!

Please note that a local archaeologist, appointed by the Colosseum administration will lead the underground portion of this tour. In the event that English speaking archaeologists are overbooked, they will assign an Italian or another foreign language guide to lead the tour. If this happens, LivTours will, out of courtesy, have your original English speaking guide accompany you at no additional cost for minimal and respectful translation services. This portion of the tour has a duration of 40 minutes.


  • Skip-the-line Colosseum tickets
  • Exclusive Access into the Underground
  • Gladiator Gate Viewings
  • Main Floor and 1st Tier
  • Roman Forum
  • Palatine Hill
  • Arch of Titus
  • Temple of Julius Caesar

  • Tickets to the Colosseum Underground are very limited. LivTours cannot guarantee their availability before you have requested or booked the tour. Upon booking, we will confirm their availability. If we cannot fulfill your booking request, we will immediately refund you the entire amount or offer you an alternative Colosseum and Ancient City Private Tour and refund the difference in price.
  • Tickets are very limited and reservations are mandatory. We recommend you book this tour well in advance (minimum one week) to secure your spot.
  • Offered in: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian. Please specify under “Additional notes” if you wish to book the tour in a language other than English.
  • 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’ is and always has been based on sustainable travel and especially in these new times, we are proud to be at the forefront of innovation, change, and challenges that are presented to us during this post-pandemic time. At the moment, due to Covid-19 safety regulations, museums and sites visited on this tour require wearing a mask while on site. Please bring one for every participant over 6 years of age.

When you book a LivTours Private Tour or Experience, you are guaranteed a dedicated, expert guide that allows you the flexibility to start your tour at a time which is convenient for you, making planning easy. Our private tours ensure that you will get a tailored experience to meet all your needs so we go at your pace, perfect for families with younger children, elderly, or individuals with accessibility needs. Please be advised that all private tours begin at a base price starting at two people*. Prices are inclusive of entry tickets where applicable.

*Our Tuscan motorcycle tour and some Ferrari private experiences are inclusive of one person only.


Make your day even more unique and comfortable by upgrading your tour with a customizable LivTours optional add on!

Drop-off service
With the one way drop-off service, your driver will pick you up directly from the end of your tour and drive you back to your accommodation. Guarantee stress-free. One way only.
starting from 50 €
Pick-up service
With the one way pick up service, your driver will pick you up directly from your accommodation and drive you to the meeting point where you will be greeted by your tour guide. Guarantee stress-free. One way only.
starting from 50 €


All of our tours and experiences are in compliance with the latest local Covid-19 safety protocols. More information can be found in the voucher you will receive upon booking your tour/s.

Brilliant tour!

"Our family of 7 took a private tour of the Colosseum with LivItaly. We booked over the phone and the receptionist was extremely helpful. She answered all of our questions. After booking and paying, we received several informative emails and were even given an upgrade. On the day of the tour, we easily found our meeting spot. Our tour guide, Dario, was simply amazing! He was knowledgeable, friendly and humorous...a great story teller! Dario was able to answer all of our questions and even spent extra time with us. This tour was the highlight of our trip to Rome! Thank you LivItaly and thank you Dario!"

Rachel - UK

Excellent, once again

"Excellent tour once again provided by LivItaly Tours. Highly recommend this company. We had a very interesting tour of the Palentine Hill and surrounding area and then the Colosseum with the extra tour of the underground area. Highly recommended. Our tour guide was Andrea and he was very knowledgeable and interesting!"

CindyAr - Barbados

Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill tour

"We had a lovely tour of the Colosseum, The Roman Forum and Palatine Hill with Pamy whose knowledge of the area and its history was superb. We had lots of time in each location and particularly enjoyed seeing the underground area of the Colosseum and getting a basic understanding of the amazing changes that took place in and around the Roman Forum. This was 3 hours very well spent and it was fascinating to learn from someone who was so enthusiastic about her city."

Clare P - UK


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