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P.M. VIP Access

Colosseum Underground & Ancient Rome


Just last year, the Colosseum opened up both its hypogeum and its top tier: the area beneath the arena and the highest level spectators would cheer on the games below. Those who have been rave that it’s the only way to really feel the ancient games come to life! You'll explore this wonderful terrace, as well as the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, too. Bonus: Other tour companies offering this tour just put you on the Colosseum’s own underground and upper level tour, meaning no quality control for guides and a big group. With us, you get to stay with your Walks of Italy guide the whole time!

If you cannot find availability on the day you wish to travel, please  click here to see the morning version of this tour >>

Sights included:


  • Colosseum
  • NEW! Colosseum's Underground Dungeon Area -- REOPENED
  • NEW! Walk on the arena floor!
  • Colosseum's Third Tier (top level)
  • Arch of Constantine
  • Palatine Hill
  • Via Sacra
  • Roman Forum 


Why take this tour?


  • Unlike other tourists, gain exclusive access to the Colosseum's underground where gladiators & animals awaited their death, to the highest level with sweeping views, and step foot on the very stage where the gladiators once fought, for a limited time only!
  • Other companies drop you off with a Colosseum guide that runs these tours all day long. With us, you'll keep your hand-selected Walks of Italy guide!
  • Don’t worry about bookings or lines—we take care of everything for you
  • Feel the Colosseum and the ancient forum come to life through your guide’s hair-raising stories and funny anecdotes



Tour description:

With our exclusive top tier Colosseum tour, don’t be one of the crowd. Get to go where few tourists have gone before: to the underground and top level of the Colosseum, closed for decades and only recently opened with access restricted to a select few tours. You'll see spectacular views of both ancient and modern Rome as your guide tells the story of Rome's most iconic monument, in a much more intimate setting away from the crowds of the lower levels...

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BOOKING NOTE: If this tour is not bookable on your chosen date, there may be additional dates on the morning version of the tour



Please note: We encourage you to book your VIP Access Colosseum Underground & Ancient Rome tour as early as possible as spaces are very limited. 

 Please however keep in mind that the Colosseum is subject to unforeseen closures due to weather conditions and worker strikes, as well as last minute changes in reservation procedures, all of which are out of Walks of Italy (or any other tour operator's) control. 

If for any reason we cannot run the tour as described, we will contact you immediately, offering the best alternatives. Depending on the situation this might result in a modification of the itinerary or a change in the tour start time. 

Our aim is to offer you the highest level of service and in the rare occasion in which circumstances outside of our control mean that you cannot participate in a variation of this tour we will offer you a full refund. 


Unfortunately due to stairways and limited elevator access in the Colosseum, we cannot accommodate guests with mobility impairments or strollers on this tour. Please contact us at [email protected] and we will work with you to find a suitable alternative.

Please ensure that all members of your party have a valid ID on them on the day of the visit. This is particularly important for guests who have qualified for a senior, student, or child reduction.





Price includes: Privileged Entrance Tickets & Reservation Fees for the Colosseum and Roman Forum, including special access to the Colosseum's Underground, Top Tier and Arena Floor. If you have a Roma Pass, please hand it to your guide at the start of the tour. At the end of the tour, if your guide was able to use the Roma Pass to secure your entrance tickets, he or she will call our office and we will refund the ticket price difference to your credit card.

Tour Duration
3 hrs 30 mins
Tour Start Time
Spring/Summer(4/1 - 9/30) : View all times

Fall/Winter(10/1 - 3/31) : View all times
Meeting Point
Meets and ends at the Colosseum. Full details provided upon booking.
Tour Options
Group Or Private
Tour Schedule
Spring/Summer(4/1 - 9/30) :  View all days
Fall/Winter(10/1 - 3/31) :  View all days
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Tour Options : Private
Price Options Price # of people

Base Price €0.00 2

Each additional participant
Tour Options : Group
Price Options Price # of people

Adult €89.00 1
Senior (65+) / Student (15-25) €84.00 1
Child (6-14) €74.00 1
Infant (5 & under) €0.00 1
Group Tour Prices Adult: €89.00
Senior (65+) / Student (15-25): €84.00
Child (6-14): €74.00
Infant (5 & under): €0.00

IMPORTANT NOTE: Walks of Italy sells a maximum of 2 groups of 12 participants for this time slot per day. Due to regulations set by the Colosseum, on the occasion that we do have 2 group tours running, we are required to enter and remain together inside the VIP sections (Underground, Arena, & Top Tier). However, our clients will be the only people inside these areas as they are closed to the general public. For the remainder of the tour (Colosseum exterior, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill) our clients are guaranteed to be in a group of 12 or fewer participants.

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