Guided tour

Rome: Guided Tour of the Colosseum Underground

4.4 / 5

12 reviews

Activity provider: Italy With Family

Rome: Guided Tour of the Colosseum Underground

Activity provider: Italy With Family
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From US$ 111.86 per person

Likely to sell out

Explore Rome's most famous pieces of architecture first-hand with a guided tour of the Colosseum Underground, Roman Forum, and the Arena.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Shudder as you walk through the Gate of Death and onto the Arena Floor
  • Marvel at the surrounding Amphitheatre and feel the magnitutde of the monument
  • Explore the behind-the-scenes Colosseum scenario in the monument’s chambers
  • Get the full picture of Ancient Rome with a guided tour of the Roman Forum
  • Step into the Colosseum Dungeons and imagine the fear felt by slaves and animals
Full description

Enjoy a guided walking tour and skip-the-line entry to the most iconic symbol of Ancient Rome, the Colosseum. Explore the least viewed parts of this monument, including the Underground, Arena Floor, and Roman Forum. Hear the history and stories from your guide and get the full Roman experience.

Meet your guide and skip-the-line to the restricted areas of the Colosseum. Step out onto the Arena Floor and hear the legends of the gladiators that once fought for their lives. Gain true perspective of what it might've been like for those that were chosen for this gory game.

Walk through the Gate of Death, where defeated gladiators and animals were carried away and learn ancient secrets from the past. Take in panoramic views of the Amphitheater, with plenty of space to move around and take pictures.

Explore the Colosseum Dungeons to find out more about the monument’s bloody history. Imagine walking through the tunnels where animals and slaves were stored, a place where gladiators awaited their frightful fate.

Get the full picture of Ancient Rome with a guided tour of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Learn of the many historical and civic events that occurred here and how this place decided the fate of Europe for many centuries.

  • Guide
  • Skip-the-line entrance ticket to the Colosseum underground, arena, ground floor, second tier and exhibition
  • Headsets to hear your guide clearly
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions

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

Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts. All participants between 6-11 years old must present either proof of full vaccination proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts, or a negative antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts.

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the local partner's office at via del colosseo 24. Please arrive 30 minutes before the activity starts. The office is above the second floor of the metro station, just around the corner from caffè Roma.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card, copy accepted

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • All visitors must pass through airport-style security
  • This tour will take place rain or shine
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 12 reviews

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The tour itself was awesome, was able to see as much of the Colosseum as is open to the general public (underground, arena, and upper floors) plus the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. The tour guide was also awesome and very knowledgeable (didn’t need to read notes, etc.) in the history of the area. Was exactly what I was hoping for.

May 28, 2022

Friendly, knowledgable and memorable. This is a tour you don’t want to miss. We got to do it straight after a different tour of the city and were blown away but the difference of professionalism on this tour. Our guide, Stefano has been a tour guide for a long time and it shows. I felt like if we had double the time there would still be so much we could learn from him. He was very accommodating and energetic, you’ll be lucky to have him. The tour itself covers a lot of ground and you get to see all the key sites around the area. Make sure you are ok with walking a bit uphill. There is so much to see in Rome and this tour definitely brings it to life. What a treat!

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May 2, 2022

Fantastic tour of the colosseum (dungeons, arena and floors)! Our guide Stefano gave us an unforgettable experience! He spoke passionately about the origin and functioning of the Colosseum, the Forum Romanum and the Palatine Hill. There was plenty of time to see everything, take pictures and ask questions. We didn't find the meeting point immediately and time was running out, luckily we were called by the local organization to direct us to the meeting point. Highly recommended!

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April 9, 2022

Product ID: 411571