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Private Colosseum Guided Tour with Underground & Ancient Rome

3 hrs
Piazza Venezia
Refundable booking
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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 Floor. At LivTours, we believe that these two areas are a must-see and will give 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 - the underground & arena floor
  • 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
  • Exclusive Access to the Colosseum Arena floor
  • 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 60 €
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 60 €

Non-Refundable Entrance Fees

Due to recent ticket policy changes imposed by the Colosseum, this tour cost is fully refundable minus the skip-the-line Colosseum entrance fees. Cancellations or modifications will exclude these entrance fees.

If you want to help us restore this tour to 100% refundable and modifiable, please sign the petition here (scroll down for English). Thank you!


Greatest way to experience ancient Rome

"We chose this tour with the possibility of going underneath the Colosseum and we felt we had a much more complete experience, thanks to it. You can't just wonder around down there (for obvious security reasons) but it's amazing what is still there from more than 2,000 years ago. The building of the Colosseum was an amazing engineering feat and to be able to see "behind the scenes" was just awesome. We were also very happy to have had such a great guide. Her name was Giulia and, as a history and archeology expert, she was just a fountain of information and fascinating stories. The Colosseum and Forum represent the heart of roman history -- do it right and take this tour!!"

Kay Cook - USA

Fantastic experience

"We splurged for a private tour and, boy, were we happy we did! To have our wonderful guide, Davide, all to ourselves; to be able to set our own pace and spend more time where we wanted and less where we were less interested; to stop, rest, take pictures whenever we wanted -- it was a luxury and a complete joy! Especially since to visit the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, you're talking about alot of ground to cover and alot of history to take in. We know this company also does small group tours which might have been just as satisfying but when we saw the bigger group tours and the looks of boredom and exhaustion, we were even more convinced that we had spent our money well and got the best possible experience!"

Kathy L. - USA

Incredible experience

"We were particularly curious to see underneath the Colosseum and we were not disappointed. They don't let you just wander around (security reasons) but we saw the incredible elevator system that was used to bring people and animals up to the arena, our guide pointed out some really amazing feats of engineering that went into the building of the Colosseum and we just got a much more complete idea of what life in ancient Rome times might have been like. It certainly made the entire experience much more meaningful and memorable!"

Nick - Australia


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