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The VIP Colosseum Underground & Ancient Rome Small Group Tour

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Roma, Italy

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

Capped at only 12 people, this small-group tour of Rome’s Colosseum includes exclusive access to the arena floor and underground dungeons, off-limits to regular visitors. You also make guided stops at the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill for a full overview of day-to-day life in ancient Rome. Skip-the-line admission at all three sites is included.
  • A VIP small-group tour of the Colosseum and arena, plus Forum and Palatine Hill
  • Shave off hours of wait time from your vacation with on-the-spot entry at each attraction
  • Listen to in-depth background on the heyday of Roman imperial rule from your guide
  • See where the gladiators once entered the arena in the Colosseum’s exclusive underground area
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Skip-the-line entrance ticket to Colosseum Underground and Roman Forum, Palatine Hill.
English speaking tour guide
Archaeological map
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Gratuities
Food and drinks
Transportation

Departure Point

Via del Colosseo, 24, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

Return Details

Colosseum, Piazza del Colosseo, 1, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • A modarate amount of walking is involved.
  • Child discount from 6 to 17 years old is applied only with a valid ID card
  • Please note that you cannot get to the Colosseum with large bags, backpacks, or suitcases. You may bring small bags, but there is no cloakroom service inside to accommodate the large items.
  • The tour reservations have strict timing. To join the tour you are required to be at the meeting point for check-in at least 15 minutes prior to your tour departure time.
  • If you arrive late for the meeting time, it will not be possible to join the group or reschedule, unless you pay for the activity again. As per "No Show" rules you will not be entitled to a refund.
  • The tour will consist of 2 separate parts, 1 hour in the Colosseum & 1.5 hours in the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill area.
  • These tours are separated by a break to allow time for pictures or to spend more time in the monument or attraction
  • Meeting place: Via Del Colosseo 24 (just a 2 minute walk from the Colosseum metro stop)
  • Please be advised capacity regulations and security may delay the tour departure. This could also influence the smooth running of the tour especially on national holidays and events.
  • The exact timings and reservations can vary, dependant on the monument/attractions administration offices availabilities and decisions on the booking day and can be subject to last minute changes. Departure time can differ up to 20 minutes from your selected time.
  • All visitors must pass through the monument/attraction security check please allow at least 20 minutes to clear security
  • Please let us know if possible your Hotel name in Rome.
  • Please provide an active phone number during the booking process in order to be contacted about last minute changing.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Pets are not allowed inside the venue
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Explore Italy Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during The VIP Colosseum Underground & Ancient Rome Small Group Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by The VIP Colosseum Underground & Ancient Rome Small Group Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during The VIP Colosseum Underground & Ancient Rome Small Group Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by The VIP Colosseum Underground & Ancient Rome Small Group Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during The VIP Colosseum Underground & Ancient Rome Small Group Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by The VIP Colosseum Underground & Ancient Rome Small Group Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during The VIP Colosseum Underground & Ancient Rome Small Group Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by The VIP Colosseum Underground & Ancient Rome Small Group Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during The VIP Colosseum Underground & Ancient Rome Small Group Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by The VIP Colosseum Underground & Ancient Rome Small Group Tour.

Traveler Tips


  • "Highly recommended for anyone who wants a full experience of some one the most iconic ancient structures on Earth." See review
  • "Tour guide for Colosseum had a lot of knowledge to share on this fascinating tour, however did have a strong Italian accent, so needed to listen carefully." See review
  • "Tour office was hard to find and was not open at the designated time 30 minutes ahead of tour time." See review

Reviews

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We love you George!
Leonie_S
, Oct 2020
Wow, wow and WOW!!!! We are so glad we didn't just 'wing it' around the colosseum. We booked the 'gladiator experience' tour and George was our guide. From start to finish the tour was amazing-added to by Georges Infinite and passionate historical knowledge. It was a fantastic day with great company. If you decide to see the colosseum-and you must-then take your time, do a tour and ASK FOR GEORGE! Unbelievable experience. Thank you so much
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Very Cool Rome Tour
Clint_W
, Mar 2020
We really enjoyed these tours. From walking through Ancient Rome and seeing the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, our tour guide provided interesting stories and history of everything. The Colosseum tour was also fantastic and being able to see the underground area and walk out on the stage was so neat.
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Amazing site seeing!!
Janee
, Feb 2020
Santos was AMAZING!! Very knowledgeable and very friendly. The information he has given was just a absolutely awing. Book with this tour agency!!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your VIP Colosseum Underground & Ancient Rome tour! Thank you very much for your review of your experience with us! We will pass your kind words to Santos!
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star-5
Highly enjoyable tour
Anne_K
, Feb 2020
The check-in experience was seamless, and Simona was a personable and knowledgeable guide. The smaller group size made the experience so much better, and I highly recommend the tour given by this tour company.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your VIP Colosseum Underground & Ancient Rome tour! Thank you very much for your review of your experience with us!
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star-5
excellent
reneeresnick
, Feb 2020
The guides for the VIP Colosseum and underground tour were thorough and knowledgeable. We would highly recommend this tour.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your VIP Colosseum Underground & Ancient Rome tour! Thank you very much for your review of your experience with us!
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star-4
Enjoyable Tour
565narelleb
, Dec 2019
Well organised and interesting tour of the Colosseum and Ancient Rome. Tour guide for Colosseum had a lot of knowledge to share on this fascinating tour, however did have a strong Italian accent, so needed to listen carefully. Tour guide for Ancient Rome was excellent and very knowledgeable on the ancient ruins. Overall a great way to tour the Colosseum and Ancient Rome!
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your Colosseum Underground tour with us! Thank you very much for your feedback, we will use it to improve our services!
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great job by guide
FrequentFlier132574
, Dec 2019
It was a raining day all day and we were not able to do the coloseum u derground due to security from rain, but our guide was fantastic in terrible conditions and kept us entertained. Could not have been happier with what was provided. 4 stars only because no underground part of tour.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
Thank you very much for your review! Despite the weather conditions we are glad you found our guide fantastic!
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Be forewarned
jandtleaptrott
, Nov 2019
We had trouble finding the meeting point. It was not near the Colosseum entrance and three local guides waiting to start their tours outside the Colosseum had no idea where the meeting point was located. As a result we were 10 minutes late and missed the tour. The tour operator would not contact the guide to arrange a meet up point inside the Colosseum, would not rebook us on a later identical tour and charged us full price for a lesser tour which was our only option at that point. If this is the kind of tour operator you want to use we wish you the best of luck.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
We are very unhappy with your review. We are sorry you missed your tour as you didn't check the meeting point address in your ticket and you never contacted us to help you find our office. We strongly recommend our customers to check the information on the confirmation ticket or eventually to contact us for direction help. This tour goes into restricted areas of Colosseum, it is strictly organized and not flexible. Due to this particular kind of tour, strictly timed tickets, limited spots available and not refundable cost within 24 hours, it is impossible to reschedule this experience in case of tour lost. This is out of our power. We invite you to contact us and we will be very happy to provide you with all the information about your case. Again, we are sorry about your experiences and we tried to find with you the best solution possible.
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star-5
The best!
simounerenee2004
, Nov 2019
This is actually one of the highlights of our tour in Rome. Giovanni our guide was the best 😊 When in Rome try not to miss this
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your Colosseum tour with us! Thank you very much for your review! We will pass your kind words to Giovanni!
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Great Experience
seanadams113
, Nov 2019
This tour was truly fantastic. The tour guides were so unbelievably knowledgeable. We visited in mid-October and it was not crowded at all. We had no wait time and had a perfect weather day. Walking through the Forum and the Colosseum with this tour is like stepping back in time and it allows you to immerse yourself in one-of-a-kind history. This tour was smooth and simple without any trouble. Highly recommended for anyone who wants a full experience of some one the most iconic ancient structures on Earth.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your VIP Colosseum Underground & Ancient Rome tour! Thank you very much for your review about your experience with us!
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