- The Tour
Go where few tourists have gone before with this VIP tour, taking you to closed areas of the Colosseum so you can truly experience the magic of Ancient Rome.
- The Sights
Visit the Colosseum underground, walk on the arena floor and admire the views from the third tier. Plus general access areas of the Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill.
- The Experience
For most of your tour you’ll travel in groups of 12 people or fewer, with access to VIP areas limited to two groups at once – so you’ll share this space with 23 people max.
- City: Rome
- 3hrs 30mins
- Start Time: 12:30PM
Guaranteed to be a highlight of your trip to Italy, our VIP Colosseum Underground Tour is a limited availability, special access tour that leads you directly to the heart of Ancient Rome, experiencing one of the world’s most iconic structures from a different angle, rarely seen by visitors.
Led by an expert guide, you’ll skip lines at the Colosseum, open gates and cross velvet ropes to enter the famous underground level, where gladiators and animals once waited before battle. Set foot on the reconstructed arena floor for a gladiator’s point of view. Then climb to the upper third tier for the most incredible views over Ancient Rome. These special experiences, only opened to the public in recent years, give you a chance to dig a little deeper and to escape the famous crowds of the Colosseum at even the highest of high season.
Touring in groups of 12 people or fewer for all general access areas, entrance to these areas are limited to only two groups at once, so you’ll share these sacred spaces with a maximum of 23 other people. Of course we’ll also see the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill too, so you’re getting the most complete view of Ancient Rome.
Before you travel, please read our important notes about possible disruptions & site entrance requirements
NOTE: There is a new rule at the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill that only small backpacks and regular-size handbags are allowed inside. Guests with larger bags will not be allowed to enter (there are no storage facilities) and all guests must now pass through a security check before entering the Colosseum.
Please note that due to Colosseum regulations, two groups will combine for the special access areas of the Colosseum - the underground, arena floor and third tier level, but this group of maximum 23 people will be the only people in these areas at the time.
The Colosseum has changed its admission policy to ensure that only 3,000 people are allowed within the amphitheater at any given time, meaning much less crowding during busy periods. Although our tickets are pre-booked with Skip the Line access, this may mean a slight delay on entering if capacity has already been reached. We expect that the instances of this will be limited but ask for your patience if you travel on a busy day and are affected by this unavoidable circumstance. In all, it should make for a much nicer experience for all (and longer general access lines!).
Please 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.
THIS TOUR RUNS RAIN OR SHINE.