Guided tour

Colosseum Underground and Ancient Rome Tour

Colosseum Underground and Ancient Rome Tour

Activity provider: Show Me Italy
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From US$ 126.83 US$ 101.46 per person

Discover dungeons, underground tunnels, and chambers of the colosseum. The tour will begin with special access to the arena floor where you will receive an introduction before descending underground.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
English, Italian, German, French, Spanish
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the underground tunnels of the colosseum
  • Get special access to the arena floor
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum
  • Benefit from fast track entrance and skip the lines
Full description

Covid-19 Update

Due to health and safety regulations, this itinerary may change. See Know before you go for the latest updates.

Discover what lies beneath the arena floor as you witness the dungeons, underground tunnels, and chambers of the colosseum. Begin the tour with special access to the arena floor where you will receive an introduction.

As you stand on the arena floor, walk in the footsteps of gladiators and imagine the roaring crowd. Then, descend beneath the colosseum and see the tunnels that connected the colosseum with the Ludus Magnus, where the gladiators would train.

Observe the chambers that would house wild animals and see the elevators that were used to release these predators onto the arena floor. Continue with a walk through the Roman Forum followed by a stroll through the ruins of the emperors’ palaces on the Palatine Hill.

Includes
  • Official guide
  • Admission and fees
  • Restricted areas (underground and arena floor)
  • Fast track entrance
  • Palatine Hill and Roman Forum guided tour
  • Food and drinks
  • Transfers
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Date

Meeting point

Show me Italy Office at via Cavour 301

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Sprays or Aerosols
  • Glass objects
  • Weapons or sharp objects

Know before you go

  • Please be advised that the exact reservation times may vary slightly due to decisions made by the Colosseum administration office. These last-minute changes are outside of the local partner's control but if the time will vary by 20 minutes either before or after your original tour time then you will be informed of this change by email.
  • Entrance to Palatine Hill and Roman Forum is with the tour guide escort only; you cannot leave the group and enter these areas alone as you will not have an individual ticket. For group reservations, the Colosseum does not provide individual tickets but one group ticket which the guide will use for all 3 areas.
  • As per the Colosseum Authority policy, you will join a larger group (max. 24 people) for the Colosseum Underground section of the tour.
  • When booking for children under 18 years, you must bring their government-issued ID/passport to show at the reservation desk.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 434 reviews

Review summary

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    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5

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Had a great time on this tour. Guide was friendly and very knowledgeable. Smaller group helps as you get more info and a more personal tour. Underground and upper lever are a must do on any tour and you get both with this one (third level was closed when we went; May 2022). A lot of stairs and hills but that’s to be excepted. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes.

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May 23, 2022

Literally had the BEST tour guide. She was a hoot. I was scared I would get stuck with a tour guide that just repeated what’s off of plaques in different words, but she told us so many things we wouldn’t have known otherwise. And she even brought a book to show us what monuments looked like before they were ruins. It was a lovely tour! :)

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May 15, 2022

This tour saved the day! We originally booked our Colosseum tour through a different company. Upon arriving in Rome they called and canceled the tour on us. This was at the top of our must-see list, so I quickly searched for a tour that would include it all. I found Show Me Italy through the "Get Your Guide" app and booked a tour that included all the levels of the arena, including the underground. We hit the jackpot with Amanda as our tour guide! Her depth of knowledge in the ancient city truly brought the whole place to life for us. We could've listened to her talk all day. Thank you so much for being the highlight of our honeymoon trip to Rome!

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May 15, 2022

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