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The Colosseum Undergrounds, Arena, Belvedere (Upper Levels) & Roman Forums tour

Roma, Italy

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Take the stress out of waiting in long visitor lines by going on this Colosseum tour that includes skip-the-line entry. Explore areas of the Colosseum not accessible to regular ticket holders, and see the underground level, the Arena, Belvedere, and the Roman Forum. Along the way, your tour will be brought to life with guide commentary through headsets.
  • Hassle-free tour with entry to the Colosseum and the Roman Forum included
  • Avoid long lines—this tour gives you a guarantee to skip the long lines
  • Hear your guide clearly through headsets
  • See restricted areas of the Undergrounds, Arena, and Belvedere

Traveler Tips

  • "The amount and steepness of the steps would definitely challenge those persons with any mobility issues, but worth it if you can." See review
  • "If you come in summer, be sure you can take the heat!" See review
  • "It is a steep climbing so be prepared, but this is a tour you cannot miss." See review


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Not what I paid for.
, Apr 2020
I did this tour in 2016 and it was fantastic, however when I went with my daughter in 2019 it was not well done. The tour guides were boring and did not give much information. The tour was supposed to allow you to go to the 5th level of the Colosseum, but they didn't. I paid a higher price to go on this tour to be able to go to the 5th level and feel it was a rip off for my money spent!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2020
Dear Shelley, We are sorry for the disappointment. The 5th level was closed in 2018 for safety reasons after they reported fallen rocks. They are now renovating it and the 3rd level is the highest you can get in the Colosseum. Since then we modified the description of the tour online not to include access to the 5th level. So it was also when you purchased this tour online, you knew about previous access to the 5th level not from our description of the tour. Again we are sorry for the disappointment. Best regards and stay safe
Perfect day
, Feb 2020
The day before we were at the Vatican which was already very good, but these two tours (yes, colosseum and Roman Forum are two separate tours provided by different tour guides) were the absolute highlight of our trip to Rome. The Colosseum is just overwhelming in all aspects with the view from the top floor which only few can access being the “icing on the cake “. The following tour of the Roman Forum and especially Paladin Hills was absolutely perfect as: 1) outstanding tour guide- she really engaged so well our young kids 2) small group- we were only 6, leaving lot of space for interaction 3) extremely knowledgeable tour guide being able to give a very good idea about how life was Overall, I highly recommend this tour, even if it does not come cheap.
great guide
, Feb 2020
A great tour with a very knowledgeable guide. well worth the time & money. I would do this again! easy to hook-up with them and follow not he tour. The amount and steepness of the steps would definitely challenge those persons with any mobility issues, but worth it if you can.
Tom was an excellent guide for the Forums.
, Feb 2020
The first part of tour of the Colosseum was great. It was very interesting to see the structure from so many different perspectives, and try to understand the amazing feat of construction and architecture at that time. It is also highlighted the necessity to not forget the lives that went into building and operating such a structure, purely for entertainment purposes. The slaves, the downtrodden, or the prisoners of war. The highlight of the tour though was Tom, our guide for the Forums and Palatine hill. Tom truly knows his information, but what we most appreciated was his take on history not just being necessary to tell the tales of our past, but rather to highlight the possible mistakes of our present and future. That if you don't learn from history, it will continually repeat itself. It was a very powerful tour.
Excellent experience
, Feb 2020
Both our tour guides were fantastic. Very organised and stress free. We especially enjoyed the Palatine Hill part which was very informative and entertaining. Well worth the money.
Excellent tour
, Feb 2020
Very engaging, and memorable. The tour was fantastic overall especially due to the enthusiasm of our tour guide Tom.
Top tier
, Feb 2020
Was an amazing tour all around, both the colosseum and the Roman forums! Both your guides were very knowledgeable, but made it fun at the same time, they kept it interesting.
Colosseum and Roman forum tour
, Feb 2020
We had two different guides, one for the colosseum and another for the Roman forum. Both were very knowledgeable, dynamic and kind. They gave specifics about Roman history, culture and art. I would recommend this tour to everyone who wants to dive in the history of the Roman Empire.
Second time.
, Feb 2020
We traveled so far and why would I try this on my own. Never, this was the best way to see the entire colosseum.
, Feb 2020
Excellent guide. Archeologist with deep knowledge of the colesseum. Forum guide was also great - very enjoyable

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