Guided tour

Rome: Colosseum Underground with Virtual Reality Experience

4.7 / 5

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Rome: Colosseum Underground with Virtual Reality Experience

From $144.63 per person

Relive history and visit an exclusive area of the Colosseum Underground on a fantastic guided walking tour, enhanced with an immersive and interactive virtual reality experience.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 2.5 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 5 participants


  • Discover the history of one of Rome's most famous attractions
  • Explore the exclusive underground chambers where wild animals were caged
  • Visit the Colosseum like never before with an innovative 3D Colosseum reconstruction
  • Learn from a local guide with expert knowledge and stories to tell
  • Enjoy special skip-the-line exclusive access
Full description
Start your tour wearing the latest VR glasses and virtually walk into the Colosseum's ancient square. See the majestic statue of Nero, the Temple of Rome and Venus, and many other ancient monuments with your VR glasses. Switch to a real-life tour and be told incredible stories about gladiators and wild beasts by your local professional tour guide. Move virtually to the Arena Floor and turn yourself into a gladiator to make your triumphal entry. Experience the atmosphere of the arena, with a crowd applauding, gladiators fighting, and lions roaring. Finally, step down virtually into the mysterious underground corridors, where you can witness the behind-the-scenes of an arena show. Explore the labyrinth of ruined tunnels and cages used to hold slaves and animals before the gladiatorial games. Admire a detailed 3D reconstruction of the hoists, the genius contraption used to catapult beasts into the arena. Finish your immersive virtual experience and begin a real-life tour with an expert tour guide. Walk with your guide from the tight tunnels of the underground to the second layer of the amphitheater and gaze at a stunning panoramic view of the Colosseum.
  • Guided tour of the Underground and Arena Floor of the Colosseum
  • Skip-the-line ticket for the Colosseum Underground, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill
  • English or Italian-speaking live tour guide (depending on option chosen)
  • VR headset with audio commentary in English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian
  • Guided tour of the Roman Forum, Platine Hill
  • Pickup and drop-off service
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
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 next to the Arch of Constantine (side of the Colosseum). Your guide holding a black flag saying "Colosseum Virtual Reality-Ancient & Recent-Meeting Point." Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the activity starting time.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 3 reviews

Review summary

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We booked the full guided tour with the undergrounds. The guide Marta was very friendly and pleasant. The VR experience was interesting and entertaining. The downside is that everyone lives their VR experience on their own. The VR videos projected in the helmet are commented on by an audio guide and the guide is there only to answer our questions and give us information on how to use the helmet. After watching the VR videos, Marta accompanied us to the entrance to the Colosseum and then another guide gave us the tour. We were a little disappointed that we didn't stick with her until the end. In short it was a nice tour but for a guided tour we expected more interactions with the guide during the VR experience.

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July 10, 2021

Perfekt organisiert. Es wird sich um einem sehr gekümmert, super nette Guide wbl.

July 6, 2021


September 15, 2021

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