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Colosseum Underground Tour with Priority Access

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Colosseum Underground Tour with Priority Access

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Visit the Colosseum's underground chambers, an area off-limits to standard tours. Explore the gladiator's rooms and the arena floor. After you enjoy priority access to the monument, you'll descend to its lower levels to hear tales of the gruesome past.

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
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  • Enjoy priority access to the monument
  • Learn about Roman history from a professional guide
  • Access restricted areas in the underground levels
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Your tour starts steps away from the Colosseum, where you will meet your guide, a Roman history enthusiast. After an introductory tour of the structure from outside you’ll proceed to the skip-the-line entrance, for privileged access. Once inside, begin your tour below ground and explore the Colosseum’s tunnels, chambers and pits. This section of the Colosseum is restricted to the public and only allows a select number of visitors each day, so enjoy this exclusive chance to see more than most people do. Admire the engineering of the 88 elevators that brought to life Rome’s best spectacle. Next you will head to the arena floor. Most visitors are restricted to walking around the edge, but you have access to walk on the floor itself, standing in the exact spot where the battles took place. After the tour of the Colosseum is over you’ll be left inside to enjoy some free time and really take in the energy of this world wonder.
  • Fast priority access to Colosseum
  • Colosseum Underground guided tour
  • Palatine Hill and Roman Forum entrance ticket
  • Local expert guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions

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

Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Meet at Largo Gaetana Agnesi, the square located on the terrace ABOVE the Colosseum Metro Station. The guide will be wearing a purple t-shirt at the UPPER exit of the Metro Station. (Please note: if you are in front of the Metro Station, please make your way UPSTAIRS.) Please note that it is a requirement to be at the meeting point at least 15 minutes prior to the starting time of your activity. Late arrivals cannot be guaranteed entrance.

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • You must bring your valid ID with you as it may be requested by the Colosseum staff for security purposes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 77 reviews

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The tour was run by Crown Tours. People were lovely but they were not quite as organised in the meeting and greeting as we had the day before with the Vatican tour by I Love Rome. We had two different guides. Both were excellent one did the coliseum the other took us from the coliseum up to the palatine hill and the forum.

March 2, 2020

We were pleased with the quick access and our guide was very informative, the tour was interesting and we really enjoyed visiting the Colosseum, if I was just reviewing our guide, I'd give 5 stars. I feel the price was expensive for the additional underground visit, based on the cost of entry and was very disappointed to realise the ticket didn't include the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, although we were given the opportunity to purchase a ticket for these for an additional €5. Considering the cost of the tour, these should really have been included as it is for all other tickets.

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October 1, 2019

Tour was good, guide was very informative. Only problem is after I booked this I messaged Crown tours to see if it also included access to the roman forum and was told that it didnt so I then purchased an audio guided tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill which I went to before my guided tour with Crown Tours. After the tour with Crown Tours our guide then told us we were free to roam the Colosseum and pur ticket granted us access to the Roman Forum. If I knew this before hand I wouldnt have wasted money on the audio guided tour so feel I was mis informed by Crown Tours about what my ticket actually did give me access to and wasted money as a result of this.

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October 1, 2019

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