Guided tour

Rome: Skip-the-Line Colosseum Underground Tour

4.8 / 5

19 reviews

Rome: Skip-the-Line Colosseum Underground Tour

From US$ 83.84 per person

A special tour that lets you explore hidden parts of the Colosseum on a shared tour of up to 25 people. Go back in time with this 1-hour skip-the-line special tour of the Colosseum. Bypass the queue at the Colosseum to avoid long waits.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 1 hour
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Gain exclusive access to the Colosseum Underground and Arena floor
  • Enjoy priority VIP access with no lines
  • Hear the history of this legendary monument from your expert tour guide
  • Benefit from audio headsets allowing you to always hear your guide
Full description

Covid-19 Update

Due to health and safety regulations, this itinerary may change. See Know before you go for the latest updates.

A special tour to visit the underground of the Colosseum. Enter the Colosseum and learn about the spectacular and incredible entertainments organized in the ancient times. Discover the techniques of construction invented by the Romans, the incredible ability of the gladiators, the violent fighting between exotic animals and the high level of technology achieved by Roman engineers to built the Colosseum. Walk around the first tier and reach the arena to learn about the trapdoors and all the mechanisms used to animate the games. Your tour guide will keep you entertained telling and showing you about the sea-battles, the cages where lions were kept before the games started, the rooms in which the Gladiators were waiting before they reached the arena, the executions and the excitement of the spectators, and the fantastic and expensive games of all human history. Descend to the underground, find the original structure from 5th century A.D., and explore all the tunnels and rooms where gladiators were preparing to face the fight. Your tour guide will be at disposal to answer all of your questions.
Includes
  • Colosseum and Underground guided tour
  • Small-group tour
  • Professional tour guide
  • Skip the line
  • Special entrance
  • Entrance ticket to Colosseum
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Transportation to/from attractions
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

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

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 15 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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Meeting point

The meeting point is at Via delle Terme di Tito, at the corner of Via Nicola Salvi. The guide will have a sign with "Tour in the city" on it and will be waiting next to the Park entrance. Please be at the meeting point at least 30 minutes prior to the tour departure time. Be aware that you will leave from the meeting point 15 minutes earlier than the booked time Those arriving late cannot participate in the tour

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Selfie sticks
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Sprays or Aerosols
  • Sunscreen
  • Walking frames
  • Weapons or sharp objects

Know before you go

  • Dress code is smart casual
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A CoVid Green Pass and valid ID are mandatory to undertake this activity
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 19 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Service
    4.7/5
  • Organization
    4/5

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Great guide! So knowledgeable! She is an archaeologist, so I felt like we got incredible information. We got to tour the inner underground workings of the colosseum as well as the arena floor and all of the regular places as well. Such an amazing tour! Absolutely loved it. We chose to stop there and tour the Roman Forum by ourselves, but I’m sure it would’ve been amazing!

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August 25, 2021

Excellent tour with a very funny and knowledgeable guide!

August 16, 2021

August 15, 2021

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