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Colosseum Underground: Skip-the-Line Group Tour

Product ID: 119872
Explore the Colosseum arena and underground area, where gladiators and beasts prepared for battle. Visit the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill as well.
About this activity
Duration: 210 minutes
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Skip the ticket line
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Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Enjoy a tour of the Colosseum's underground area
  • Marvel at the city views from the Palatine Hill
  • Explore the site of the Roman Forum
Full description
Explore the subterranean area of the world’s most famous amphitheater on a 3.5-hour skip-the-line tour of restricted areas of the Colosseum. Visit underground chambers and tunnels and later continue on to the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill with an expert guide.

Listen to stories about life in ancient Rome as you visit the most important sites from that era.

See the Roman Forum, site of the Empire’s main political and religious buildings. Walk along the Via Sacra and marvel at the Temple of the Vestal Virgins, the ancient Senate and the stunning triumphal arches. Explore the Palatine Hill, the most ancient part of Rome, and admire the views of the city.
  • Skip-the-line admission ticket
  • Expert guide
  • Headset
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

The meeting point is at the metro sign on Largo Agnesi, outside the upper level of the Colosseo station. The upper level can be accessed by the escalators just inside the station exit/entrance.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• The skip-the-line tour includes the Colosseum's underground level and arena floor, Roman Senate, House of the Vestal Virgins, Arch of Septimius Severus, Via Nova, Via Sacra, Arch of Constantine and Palatine Hill
• Backpacks and large bags are not permitted inside the Colosseum, and there is no cloakroom service at the site
• The tour operates with a maximum of 12 participants in the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill areas and a maximum of 24 participants inside the Colosseum
• Be sure to wear comfortable shoes. Bring a hat, sunscreen lotion, and water bottles you can refill in fountains along the way
• The tour is not suitable for anyone with walking difficulties
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 42 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    4.9 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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Seeing all levels of the Colosseum is a wonderful way to experience the Colosseum. Learning about the working of the underground, being on the arena floor, and the spectacular views - both of the Colosseum and the surrounding area from the 3rd tier is spectacular. Our guide for the forum and Palantine hill, was wonderful and knowledgeable and chose our path and timing to best prevent standing in the intermittent rain that was prevalent for most of our tour. Our guide while in the Colosseum was very knowledgeable and provided amble opportunity to experience everything she was telling us about. Overall, a great experience!

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December 11, 2019

What a wonderful tour, led by a great guide who was so enthusiastic and knowledgeable! It really was 'skip-the-queue', which was good as it was already a couple of hours long at 9am! We had special access to the arena floor, underground areas and top level, which is not included in regular admission. Afterwards we walked to (and up) Palatine Hill. It did seem a long way to walk to get to the less busy entrance/toilet facilities, made even more annoying when we found them to be shut! To be honest I felt this part was a little superficial and added little to the tour, although the view of the Forum and the rest of Rome from the summit was amazing! We finished with a tour through the forum, with great insights being provided by our guide! Her recommendation for a ice-cream shop (Flor Gelato) was spot on also! Overall this tour is highly recommended!

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November 2, 2019

It was a great way to see the underground and all the levels of the colosseum. It would have been nice if we got a map when the tour was done so you don’t get too lost within the Roman Forum. It was great getting lost because we saw parts we would have never seen but I can see that being an issue if you have difficulties or have plans after.

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October 11, 2019

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Product ID: 119872