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Colosseum Underground and Roman Forum Tour

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Roma, Italy

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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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
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

Breeze past notoriously long Colosseum entrance queues with a skip-the-line admission ticket that includes VIP access to the underground level and arena. In addition to explaining the meaning of the often unmarked ruins, your guide provides facts, anecdotes, and background often unheard by visitors about the arena’s gory history. Then continue for a tour of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.
  • Take a guided tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill
  • Enjoy access to restricted areas as well as the first and second tiers
  • Personal headsets ensure you hear every word of the tour
  • Avoid wasting time in long lines with priority admission
Professional guide
Headsets to hear your guide clearly
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Departure Point

Via del Colosseo, 24, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

Return Details

Roman Forum, Via della Salara Vecchia, 5/6, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Meeting place: Via del Colosseo 24 (just a 2 minute walk from the Colosseum metro stop)
  • All clients will be asked to show a photo ID, you must bring a photo ID to be allowed into the Colosseum.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • All visitors must pass through the monument/attraction security check please allow at least 20 minutes to clear security
  • 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.
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair.
  • Please be aware that large bags/backpacks/suitcases are not permitted in the monument/ attraction. Only very small bags are allowed. Please do not bring these items with you on the day of your tour as there are no cloakrooms at the monument.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Dress code is comfortable clothing
  • The tour will consist of 2 separate parts, 1 hour in the Colosseum & 1.5 hours in the Roman Forum or Palatine hill area.
  • The Colosseum portion of the tour will last approximately 1 hour.
  • The Roman Forum & Palatine Hill part of the tour will last approximately 1.5 hours and have various meeting times throughout the day.
  • These tours are separated by a break to allow time for pictures or to spend more time in the monument or attraction
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • 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 24 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 Colosseum Underground and Roman Forum 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 Colosseum Underground and Roman Forum Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Colosseum Underground and Roman Forum Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Colosseum Underground and Roman Forum Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Colosseum Underground and Roman Forum Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Colosseum Underground and Roman Forum Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Colosseum Underground and Roman Forum 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 Colosseum Underground and Roman Forum Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Colosseum Underground and Roman Forum Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Colosseum Underground and Roman Forum Tour.

Traveler Tips


  • "This tour company location is a bit tough to find, but once you do, you will be glad that you did." See review
  • "Having the radio to hear the guides was appreciated since it allowed the opportunity to look around a bit and still hear the guides." See review

Reviews

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Tour the Forum, then see the Colosseum on your own.
David_K
, Feb 2020
I expected the addition of the underground and restricted upper level tour to be compelling, and it simply wasn't. Frankly, the entirety of the Colosseum tour was underwhelming. The underground portion included a single room, and the upper portion, a single terrace. It was a slow and uninteresting presentation. I couldn't shake the feeling that I was touring a construction site, with screening, boarding, and scaffolding throughout. However, part of the tour included a visit to the Forum, about which I was initially uninterested. Giovanni led a well-paced. compelling tour around the potentially confusing Forum grounds, with deep knowledge and personal charm. I would highly recommend the Forum tour, but skip the Colosseum part, skim a guidebook, and visit on your own.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Thank you very much for your review of your experience with us! We are sorry to hear you are feeling that way, we will use your feedback to improve our services!
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Colosseum and Roman Forum tour
noelydoc
, Feb 2020
The tour itself was excellent. Told to be at the meeting place incorrect time. Also second tour of Roman Forum not scheduled correctly. Tour was delayed, we didnt get a full tour. Both tour guides were excellent. Poor orginisation not their fault.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Dear noelydoc, Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review. We are glad to hear that you felt the tour excellent and we are happy to hear the good comments about your guide performance. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you again for having taken your time to leave your feedback. We will use this to improve our service for the next guests. Once again, thank you for writing about this. Explore Italy Tours CS Team
star-4
Interesting historical tour worth every minute.
valmarc2011
, Oct 2019
We learned a lot of interesting facts about the Colosseum that are somewhat exaggerated in movies...Other things that are not even mentioned in a movie. Seeing the underground was by far worth every penny and I must admit that the costs were not unreasonable. Views from the upper level were spectacular. If you have problems with stairs it will be a challenge however, there is an elevator that can get you to some of the levels. When making your arrangements just ask what you can get to. I have difficulties with stairs but I managed with help in some of the areas where the lift wont get you. Our guide Mrs.S Agnese (I believe her name was Sarah) was very knowledgeable and spoke very good English. She took the time to explain everything and answered questions when asked. Standing in awe within the bricks of this magnificent structure was something we will never forget.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
Thank you very much for your review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your Colosseum Underground and Roman Forum tour with us!
star-5
Colosseum + Forum Tour
Zachary P
, Oct 2019
Evis was our tour guide and simply blew us away with how much incredibly detailed knowledge she had.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your Colosseum Underground tour! Thank you very much for your feedback about your experience with us!
star-4
Awesome
kandislaponte
, Oct 2019
Great experience, so glad we did the underground tour. I think we got to see and learn much more than a typical tour
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
Thank you for your review! We are glad to hear that you liked your Colosseum Underground tour with us!
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MISSED 2ND PART OF TOUR
312franciscot
, Oct 2019
Guide for the underground was great, however there was confusion when six of us had to split up for our Roman Forum tour. The other guide was looking for six to take, which six did leave our group, but not our six as our guide told us to stay with her. After she was done, she had no idea that we had to go to the Forum. Other than that and paying more for a tour that didn't happen, the Colloseum was breathtaking! Our guide is an archiologist so she was very informative.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
We are glad to hear that you liked your tour with us! Thank you for your review!
star-5
Fantastic view into ancient Rome
mfrederiksen66
, Oct 2019
This was a great tour to see a piece of Ancient Rome . Our guide Alex was wonderful. He had an engaging way of sharing the history, including visuals of what certain areas might have looked like. We were passed to an archeologist for the colosseum underground. Very knowledgeable and kept the tour interesting.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your Colosseum Underground tour! Thank you very much for your feedback about your experience with us!
star-5
Great tour
sdbentrup
, Oct 2019
Really enjoyed the tour. Informative, great guides, easy to understand. There's so much to see in the Colosseum and also the Forum that 2-3 hours doesn't really cover it all but this tour was a great introduction to both the Colosseum and Forum. Having the radio to hear the guides was appreciated since it allowed the opportunity to look around a bit and still hear the guides. It was well-organized and well run. I would highly recommend.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your Colosseum Underground tour! Thank you very much for your feedback about your experience with us!
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Best tour ever
dianevalente
, Oct 2019
I have taken many great tours thru Viator, and my recent small group tour of the Roman Forum and Colosseum with Patrick at Explore Italy tours was the best one yet. We only had ten people in our group, and Patrick, the tour guide, was very knowledgeable and had a fantastic sense of humor which kept everyone engaged. I strongly recommend this tour!
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
We are happy to hear that you liked your Colosseum Underground tour with us! Thank you very much for your review!
star-5
must do in rome
carolinechisholm
, Sep 2019
Very interesting tour and especially the under ground part. Our guide was really good and helpful. Unfortunetly we never done the 2nd part of the tour, which was Palantine Hill as it was heavy rain but the guide did offer and said we could come back the next day but we were leaving that day!
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
Thank you very much for your review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your Colosseum Underground tour! We at Explore Italy Tours always try to accomodate our customer in the best way!

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