Colosseum Underground/3rd Tier

My husband and I will be in Rome in Nov. Would like to see the Colosseum, underground, the Palatino and the Forum, but thru the website for Omnitickets it just shows for the 3, does not indicate if underground is included. Does anyone know of any companies that does a tour of all 4 above? If so what is the website.
Thank you!

Posted by Paul
Weston, MA, USA
61 posts

Anita, when you go to the Omniticket site ( you have to click on the "COLLECT ONSITE" link in the right hand column. Enter your date and you will see the available times for the underground, and upper tier, tour. This tour is not available for print at home ticketing.

Posted by Penny
Manhattan, IL, USA
13 posts

Anita - One other are often not available until a few weeks before the date. I had to wait an uncomfortably long time for our wanted date to open up.. I just checked every day. P.

Posted by Anita
Kihei, Hawaii, US
4 posts

Thank you Penny & Paul for your resonse. I found it. One other thing - do I pay separate for the Colosseum, Forum, Palatine and Underground? I see where it shows for the underground, but am a bit confused. Again, any assistance would be appreciative. Anita

Posted by Frances
San Diego
591 posts

I bought a Roma Pass and got into the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, & Forum as a single venue . That allowed me to go to another venue/museum on my Roma I went to the Borghese Gallery.
I usually purchase a Roma Pass when in Rome because it is such good deal and the convenience. Note: The underground and 3rd tier of the Colosseum was not covered on the Roma Pass and there was an extra charge for that. I bought that additional tour when I arrived at the Colosseum.

Posted by Linda
Seattle, WA, USA
432 posts

Anita, as Frances has smartly suggested, a Roma Pass is a good way to go. You get your first two sites free and discounts on others PLUS public transportation. I don't know how many days you will be in Rome or how you plan on getting around but the Roma Pass is a good deal @ 30E. To book the underground tour in November, you can probably just show up with your Roma Pass and then go to the tour ticket line of the Colloseum and ask for the underground tour. They will direct you to the "meeting spot" - be there 10 minutes before the time set for the tour. My tour was 4:20 and the guide was there right on time; it was about 12-15 of us. An absolutely wonderful and informative tour. The guide will take you to all levels of the Colloseum on the tour. Afterwards, you are free to explore the main levels on your own. The extra cost for the tour with the Roma Pass I believe was 8E each person. One caveat is, if the weather is bad (i.e., lots of rain), the Colloseum gets flooded and then the underground tour is not offered. Enjoy. Ciao, Linda

Posted by Linda
Seattle, WA, USA
432 posts

Also, if you want to book the Colosseum underground tour ahead of time (before you start on your trip), I suggest asking your hotel personnel to book it for you. Calling the reservation line can get expensive if you don't have an international calling plan. Linda

Posted by donna
cranberry twp, PA, United States
2406 posts

You can book the underground tour online and that will include the entry tickets to the forum and palatine hill as well as the colosseum and underground/third tier tour. You must pick up the entry tickets at the colosseum. You won't be able to get them at the forum or palatine hill if you choose to see those sites before visiting the colosseum. IF using the romapass for entry you'll need to call to book the underground tour. This is the only way to book the tour and not pay for it by using the romapass. The call is very quick and easy to make. Just let the operator know you're using the romapass for free entry and that you just need to book the tour. When he/she asks for an address they are asking for an email address to send the confirmation to. You entry ticket and tour of the underground/third tier will not include a tour of the other 2 sites. For those you'll need to book with a private company. There are several audio guides of those sites that you might want to consider instead of a guide. this way you can go at your own pace and on your own schedule. Donna

Posted by Larry & Betty
Dallas, Texas, USA
7 posts

Anita, We just returned from Rome, and booked the exact tour your are asking about with "Walks of Italy". We got a 3 1/2 hour tour of the Coloseum (including the Underground), Palatine Hill and the Forum. I just posted comments on Rick's website, so you can read more about what we said. But, we would strongly recommend Walks of Italy. I did read other comments about using a Roma Card for access to the sites. But, that will not give you the guided tour, nor, I believe, give you Underground access. Look at Walks of Italy's website, and see if that will not give you what you are looking for.

Posted by David
Georgetown, TX
107 posts

We did the Walks of Italy tour also with our two boys this summer and enjoyed it very much. Going under the Colosseum was too cool!

Posted by Susan
waukesha, wi, usa
6 posts

My Husband and I booked with Viator Tours (DarkRome Tour actually was the tour company)for our mid September trip. There were two time options for the complete tour that you are looking for. We chose the morning 8:30 time. It was fantastic (english speaking guide of course)and dyou will not be disappointed. We had alot planned for our four days in Rome so taking this guided tour kept us on track and it was just right for us. Yes, we had plenty of time to wander around the grounds once the official tour ended. Ok, it is not the cheapest way to go, but we really had a great tour and appreciated having everything worked out for us ahead of time. As far as the Roma Pass is concerned.....I hope you know that it cannot be used for any "Vatican" tours. Have a wonderful time in Rome! Susan

Posted by Linda
Seattle, WA, USA
432 posts

Larry & Betty: Yes, you can do a guided tour of all three levels using your Roma Pass - you just have to call (or have your hotelier call) to book a reservation. Linda