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Small-Group Tour of Colosseum Underground, Arena and Forum provided by Touriks

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Small-Group Tour of Colosseum Underground, Arena and Forum

Small-Group Tour of Colosseum Underground, Arena and Forum
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Tour snapshot
Maximise your time during a behind-the-scenes tour of the Coloseeum
Duration:
3h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
24
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    3h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    24
  • Service animals allowed
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Access parts of the Colosseum that are usually off limits to the general public on a behind-the-scenes tour that also includes a skip-the-line admission ticket. As well as saving hours of waiting in line, you’ll benefit from the insider knowledge of your guide via a headset, which ensures you can hear commentary clearly.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Korean, Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Highlights
  • Save up to two hours of waiting with a skip-the-line admission ticket
  • Access restricted areas such as the Roman Forum and Arena
  • Get the inside scoop on the ancient history of Rome
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Korean, Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Save up to two hours of waiting with a skip-the-line admission ticket
  • Access restricted areas such as the Roman Forum and Arena
  • Get the inside scoop on the ancient history of Rome
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 55341P7
Important information
Inclusions
  • Fast track entrance tickets and reservation fees
  • Thorough guided tour of the Underground section and Arena floor
  • Guided tour of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • Live expert guide
  • Sterilized earphones to hear clearly your guide
  • Full on-site assistance
  • Entry/Admission - Colosseum
  • Entry/Admission - Colosseum
  • Entry/Admission - Roman Forum
  • Entry/Admission - Palatine Hill
Exclusions
  • PLEASE NOTE: the Belvedere is momentarily closed. This tour includes access up to the 2nd tier
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Piazza del Colosseo, 21, 00184 Roma RM, Italy Meet us outside the ground floor exit of the metro (subway) station "Colosseo" by the green kiosk. Look for a yellow label with TOURIKS written on it. Please arrive 30 minutes before the starting time. Note that there is also an upper floor exit of the metro station; please meet us downstairs.
  • Roman Forum, Via della Salara Vecchia, 5/6, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Please be at the meeting point 30 minutes before the tour starts in order to complete the signup. We might not be able to accommodate, refund or reschedule late arrivals
  • A moderate amount of walking and steps are involved; wear comfortable walking shoes
  • This tour is subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • You will pass through strict security checks both at the Colosseum and at the Roman Forum entrance. Please be aware that security check lines are not skippable
  • Flying drones and knives of any kind are strictly forbidden. Neither trolleys and big backpacks nor animals are allowed into the Colosseum. Glass/metal containers and sprays of any kind are also not allowed
  • Travellers younger than 18 years old must present a valid document or proof of ID
  • The order in which the sites are visited during the tour can vary; either the Colosseum or Forum and Palatine Hill will come first
  • The Belvedere is momentarily not part of this tour due to COVID-19 restrictions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travellers
Inclusions
  • Fast track entrance tickets and reservation fees
  • Thorough guided tour of the Underground section and Arena floor
  • Guided tour of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • Live expert guide
  • Sterilized earphones to hear clearly your guide
  • Full on-site assistance
  • Entry/Admission - Colosseum
  • Entry/Admission - Colosseum
  • Entry/Admission - Roman Forum
  • Entry/Admission - Palatine Hill
Exclusions
  • PLEASE NOTE: the Belvedere is momentarily closed. This tour includes access up to the 2nd tier
Departure details
  • Piazza del Colosseo, 21, 00184 Roma RM, Italy Meet us outside the ground floor exit of the metro (subway) station "Colosseo" by the green kiosk. Look for a yellow label with TOURIKS written on it. Please arrive 30 minutes before the starting time. Note that there is also an upper floor exit of the metro station; please meet us downstairs.
  • Roman Forum, Via della Salara Vecchia, 5/6, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Roman Forum, Via della Salara Vecchia, 5/6, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Please be at the meeting point 30 minutes before the tour starts in order to complete the signup. We might not be able to accommodate, refund or reschedule late arrivals
  • A moderate amount of walking and steps are involved; wear comfortable walking shoes
  • This tour is subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • You will pass through strict security checks both at the Colosseum and at the Roman Forum entrance. Please be aware that security check lines are not skippable
  • Flying drones and knives of any kind are strictly forbidden. Neither trolleys and big backpacks nor animals are allowed into the Colosseum. Glass/metal containers and sprays of any kind are also not allowed
  • Travellers younger than 18 years old must present a valid document or proof of ID
  • The order in which the sites are visited during the tour can vary; either the Colosseum or Forum and Palatine Hill will come first
  • The Belvedere is momentarily not part of this tour due to COVID-19 restrictions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Piazza del Colosseo, 21
    Piazza del Colosseo, 21, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
    Meet us outside the ground floor exit of the metro (subway) station "Colosseo" by the green kiosk. Look for a yellow label with TOURIKS written on it. Please arrive 30 minutes before the starting time. Note that there is also an upper floor exit of the metro station; please meet us downstairs.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Colosseum
    Stop: 70 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Colosseum
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Arch of Constantino
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Roman Forum
    Stop: 40 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    Palatine Hill
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Roman Forum
    Via della Salara Vecchia, 5/6, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
    See address & details
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Mark C
7 contributions
We attended this tour yesterday with Tourkis and we were guided by Serena around the Roman Forum, Palestine Hill and the Colosseum including the underground areas. We are so glad we went on this tour as we were part of a small group of 8 guests, so we all received a lot of attention from our guide who gave us lots of information and made the tour funny, enjoyable and relaxing - the time really flew by. When it comes to the Colosseum, the queues are very long indeed and when it says skip the line, you really do jump ahead of these long waiting times. Serena managed to get us to be the first group underground at the Colosseum and this part of the experience was what we had waited all week for - to see how the venue was operated, where the animals lived and how the gladiators entered the arena. Serena was also able to show us pictures of how the gladiators looked, what weapons they used in combat, how the fights were organised and also the other gruesome events that took place. She also revealed a fascinating thing that we didn’t know about the Colosseum which added a new dimension to how this venue was used, but we won’t spoil that surprise here. It was an amazing afternoon of discovery in warm sun with a great guide. Five stars.
Written 13 April 2022
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Thank you so much for your detailed feedback, we really appreciate it! We are very happy you enjoyed this experience with us and we hope to see you again on one of our tours in Rome :)
Written 13 April 2022
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Caitlin J
2 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
We signed up for ‘Guided Tour of Colosseum Underground, Arena and Forum’, so that we could access the underground of the Colosseum. It did not disappoint! You may only access this area with a tour guide and honestly.. you wouldn't want to wander without one! There is so much to learn and Pelin (our tour guide) was incredible!! We spent about 3 hours with her and she shared so much history not only about the Colosseum itself, but also about what life was like in Rome at the time. We also had access to the Forum and arena floor in the Colosseum. Again, you would not want to wander the Forum without a guide - you wouldn’t know what any of the ruins are. She also allowed us to stop to take photos as well - we didn’t feel rushed. Booking a tour of the Colosseum and Forum is the way to go and I highly, highly recommend Pelin!
Written 5 October 2021
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pittmeans
Seattle, WA16 contributions
Inge led our family of 5, including three teenagers, on a detailed tour of the colosseum underground, the arena, and the forum. She had a ton of knowledge on all fronts, and did a great job of keeping the kids engaged with colorful anecdotes, getting some good family pictures, and adjusting to the rain / weather conditions. We had some stragglers try to “join” our private tour and she politely sent them along. The microphone / earpiece was helpful so that we could catch everything without always hovering. All in all, very good experience.
Written 6 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for your kind words. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your thoughts, and we agree, it’s always great having Inge on board :)
Written 4 February 2022
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Tim M
Melbourne, Australia53 contributions
Apr 2022
I have visited the Colloseum and the Forum before without a tour guide and felt a little bit underwhelmed, so for this return trip I decided to get a private tour. It was well worth the money. My guide Serena really brought Ancient Rome to life. A qualified art historian she had a real passion for the place and could answer every question I had. Standing in the Forum 25 years ago it had seemed like and interesting, but confusing collection of relics, but with Serena’s descriptions and her pictures of reconstructions I was awestruck by the scale and grandeur of the ancient Roman capital. If you are interested in Ancient Rome and really want to get a sense of what it was really like, I highly recommend getting a private tour with a skilled guide like Serena.
Written 2 April 2022
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Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts. We are glad you enjoyed this experience with us :)
Written 4 April 2022
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Jacqueline C
2 contributions
Aug 2021 • Solo
What a wonderful way to explore the Colosseo, Roman Forum, and the underground area!! Our tour guide Fernando was very knowledgeable, friendly, and had great energy even in the summer heat. It was great being able to stroll around so many areas and learn about the history from a guide that made the time pass at a perfect pace. I would recommend this tour to all of my friends given the depth of areas covered and the quality of Fernando professionalism in getting us to where we needed to go in a timely manner. Overall, fantastic way to tour the Colosseo for anyone!
Written 12 August 2021
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Zac
9 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
The underground Colosseum tour was absolutely fascinating! Isida has a complete understanding of the building and everything that went on inside of it back to when it was built. She may have dispelled some Gladiator fantasies that Hollywood would like us to believe, but I appreciated the honest truth about what the games and life at that time were actually like. I would absolutely recommend anyone to go with Isida and the Touriks group, they definitely know what they're doing. Thank you, Touriks!
Written 21 August 2021
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John K
4 contributions
Mar 2022
Excellent tour. DanielV our guide had extensive knowledge and a good sense of humour. He held the attention of the group throughout and was audible at all times. He made frequent stops to ensure the group were together before delivering new information, which he did in a contextual and interesting way.
Needless to say, the Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Forum are of great interest per se, but the guide made it an excellent experience.
Written 31 March 2022
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Thank you so much for your feedback! We hope to see you again on one of our tours in Rome :)
Written 1 April 2022
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Gianna S
Daytona Beach, FL3 contributions
We had our hotel find and book a tour for us so we didn’t know what to expect. We were told to meet in front of the metro half an hour before, and the girl with the sign was easy to find. One woman checked for everyone’s reservations and showed them to their guides. They couldn’t find ours and instead of brushing us off, she quickly resolved it by contacting their office person or whatever and everything was fine. Laura was our tour guide and she was great. It was a hot day (100 degrees) so she made sure everyone had or bought water before we started. She also showed everyone fountains during the tour to refill. The tour was everything we wanted. Started with palatine hill, to the forum, then to the colosseum and the underground (what we were most looking forward to!). Our tour guide was very knowledgeable, pleasant, made sure to stop in the shade when possible, and had answers to everyone’s questions. We had those little speaker/ear bud things to make sure we could always hear her. She also made sure everyone got the pictures they wanted and offered to take them. The entire tour lasted about 2.5 hours. Would def reccomend
Written 12 August 2021
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Rogier S
Alkmaar, The Netherlands2 contributions
Giovanni from Touriks guided us excellently through the Colusseum including it's underground area and on Palatine Hill and through the forum in about 3 hours. He was great at structuring his story, spoken in fluent English and with a good sence of humor. He cathered to the requests from the group, adjusting his walk and storyline in such a way that we saw more than expected. We had enough time to make photos everywhere and even go to the bathroom at Palatine Hill. The audio system allows you to look around a bit more without missing parts of his story. The company organized this tour well, the security and Covid checkpoints didn't delay us much and the hostess at the Colluseum allowed our group to move around with Giovanni without many restrictions. I would highly recommend Touriks and this guide. Only point of improvement would be at GetYourGuide, their description of where to meet the guide is accurate but the area seems a bit disorganized due to other tourguides trying to get clients in the same area. They tell you to look for "the local partner" but they don't mention the name of that partner on their voucher. I eventually found a Touriks employee (recognized by their logo on a yellow sticker of their clipboard) after 15 minutes. He was not visible when we arrived, he was understandably hiding in the shadow of the green kiosk.
Written 9 September 2021
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Hannah R
1 contribution
May 2022 • Couples
We had an absolutely amazing time touring and learning all about the Colosseum. Helena (Elena) did an absolutely outstanding job walking us through, explaining the history, answering any and all questions we had throughout the tour. We were thoroughly entertained! We will recommend this tour to all family and friends coming to Rome on vacation to have as fantastic of an experience as we did today!
Written 20 May 2022
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Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts. Glad you enjoyed this experience with Elena and we hope to see you again on one of our tours in Rome :)
Written 21 May 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Great, informative tour
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