Guided tour

Rome: Colosseum Underground & Arena Guided Tour

4.8 / 5

60 reviews

Rome: Colosseum Underground & Arena Guided Tour

From US$ 89.21 per person

Skip the line and explore the world's most visited monument in the most exclusive way. Visit areas of the Colosseum not accessible by regular-ticket holders.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Mobile ticketing
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Duration 75 minutes
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Skip the ticket line
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Live tour guide
English, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, French
Wheelchair accessible
Private group available


  • Skip the line to enter the busy Colosseum
  • Get exclusive access to areas not included in regular visits
  • Learn about ancient history and architecture with an archeologist
  • Walk the paths of Gladiators
  • Visit the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill at your own pace
Full description
Skip the line and long queues as you enter the Colosseum. Get exclusive access to areas not included in regular visits. See the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Dip into ancient history, get an amazing view over the arena, learn the games and walk the path of Gladiators! Find yourself backstage of the most famous games in Ancient Rome and walk the steps of the Gladiators before the fights. Be surprised by the behind-the-scene logistics and technology. Descend into the Underground section with an archeologist and see the ongoing excavations. Go up to ground level and learn about the innovative building techniques used by the ancient Roman engineers. Travel back in time as you immerse into the history of Ancient Rome and find out about the social and political function of this mighty amphitheater. Complete your Colosseum experience by going further up to the 1st tier from where you'll be amazed by the spectacular view over the Arena, the Arch of Constantine and the Temple of Venus. Stay inside the Colosseum for as long as you wish. You can use your tickets to visit the archeological area of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill on your own. Enjoy breathtaking views over the Colosseum and the former site of the Circus Maximus.
  • Skip-the-ticket-line entrance ticket
  • Professional guide
  • Sterilized headsets
  • One mask per person if required
  • Use of hand-sanitizing gel during the tour
  • Full on-site assistance
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All required protective equipment is provided
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You must bring your own headphones
    • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    Prepare for the activity

    Meeting point

    Meet at the green kiosk on the right as you exit the Colosseo metro station. Look for a member of staff carrying a yellow label with the local partner's name on it. Please arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled start time. Please note that there is also an upper floor exit of the Colosseo metro station; please go downstairs.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Headphones
    • Reusable water bottle
    • Face mask or protective covering

    Not allowed

    • Pets
    • Weapons or sharp objects
    • Baby strollers
    • Luggage or large bags
    • Professional cameras
    • Glass objects
    • Sprays or Aerosols

    Know before you go

    • Please be at the meeting point 30 minutes before the tour starts to complete the sign-up process and clear the security check
    • We suggest you do not trash your empty bottle of water since you can refill it everywhere in Rome for free
    • Drones, knives, trolleys, large backpacks and animals are not permitted
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 60 reviews

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    tour was fabulous and very informative. Marle our guide was great and so knowledgeable about the history of the coliseum and very engaging. The history is bloody and not for the faint of heart. There's a fair few steps so not suitable for people with mobility issues. Can't recommend it and Marle enough.

    November 11, 2021

    Everything was fine, TOURIKS was the organizer and everything; also meeting point; was perfectly organized, tickets were already with the guide. Katharina was our guide and her German was okay, we understood it. The information was great, but somehow the spark didn't jump out and we weren't picked up by the stories because something was missing. And that should be included with such an expensive private tour. By the way, you look at the basement AND the rear part of the arena, normal visitors don't get to see that. Then you go to the first floor and you can see everything. The tour was over after 75 minutes, but we stayed at the Colosseum for a short time

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    September 6, 2021

    It was a fantastic experience. I did this activity with my two children (15 and 12 years old). Flavia, the guide we were with, explained everything very well and in great detail, very happy with her. We were very lucky, because in the end more people failed and we only did it, so we asked a lot of questions and Flavia responded to everything by providing us with a lot of information. Very happy with the activity and with our guide Flavia.

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    August 30, 2021

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