Guided tour

Rome: Guided Tour of the Colosseum Underground

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58 reviews

Activity provider: Italy With Family
Guided tour

Rome: Guided Tour of the Colosseum Underground

Activity provider: Italy With Family
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From US$ 127.59 US$ 76.55 per person

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

About this activity

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This activity is non-refundable
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Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details.
Duration 3 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide


  • 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

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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

4.7 /5

based on 58 reviews

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Rita was incredible. Not only was she extremely knowledgeable about Roman history, she was enthusiastic and seemed to love what she was talking about. We learned so much about the colosseum and palatine hill. The underground tour was well worth the money. Great guide, small and friendly group, what more could you want! 10/10 would recommend and do it again!

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December 15, 2022

Ww were in a small group (about 7), and our guide was Vita. She was great. She knew a lot (or faked it well! LOL. I used to beca guide), was dynamic and interesting in her delivery, was down to earth, had a healthy amount of scepticism about the glories of Rome and the myths, and was all around a good person to spend a tour of ancient Rome with. I highly recommend the tour with her.

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December 10, 2022

The tour was something I have looked forward to for a long time - I have always wanted to see under the colosseum. Our tour guide gave very cursory information through the tour, and seemed more interested in having us join him at a restaurant after the tour, then conducting the tour. The 3 hour tour ended up only lasting 2 hours…

August 8, 2022

Product ID: 411571