Guided tour

Rome: Fast-Track Access Colosseum Underground Tour

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53 reviews

Activity provider: Show Me Italy

Rome: Fast-Track Access Colosseum Underground Tour

Activity provider: Show Me Italy
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From US$ 131.80 US$ 105.44 per person

Discover what lies beneath the arena floor as you witness the 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.

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Duration 1 hour
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide


  • Explore the dungeons of the Colosseum
  • Get special access to the Arena floor
  • Benefit from priority access and skip the line
  • Access to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill after the tour
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Discover what lies beneath the arena floor as you witness the 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. As you stand on the Arena floor, walk in the footsteps of gladiators and imagine the roaring crowd. Get an up-close view of where the Emperor, with a single gesture, would decide the fate of the warriors waiting below. 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, to the surprise of gladiators and the delight of spectators.
  • Skip the line tickets
  • Admission tickets and reservation fees
  • Professional tour guide
  • Headsets
  • Escorted entrance to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill at set times
  • Food and beverages
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up
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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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the local partner's office.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

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

Know before you go

  • Due to ongoing COVID-19 virus preventative measures, the Arena will not be visited on this tour until further notice. The Gladiator’s Gate access will be replaced by the standard underground entrance.
  • 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.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 53 reviews

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This trip is worth every penny. You really feel like you have special access to the Colosseum, the underground tour is a must see. The guide we had (Fumi) made every nugget of information and interesting one and had me captured from the very beginning. We weren't rushed around, and the group got plenty of opportunity to ask questions and get photos. I thoroughly enjoyed this trip and would recommend it to anyone.

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October 13, 2021

This your was great value for money, our tour Nicholas was extremely knowledgeable. Make sure you allow 3 hours for the tour as this is how long it actually takes not 2 hour as displayed. This includes a tour of the Roman forum, which is just as interesting and there are some amazing views for pictures. Make sure you take a drink with you as dont get a break. Overall brilliant value for money!

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February 16, 2020

Excellent instructions how to get to the meeting point and where the meeting point was. The guide was fully knowledgable and passionate about the colosseum and made the tour interesting. Special bonus the tour of the Palatine Hill. After the tour we spent another two hours exploring the artefacts in the area.

October 23, 2019

Product ID: 210270