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Colosseum With Underground Tour 2023

Visit Colosseum Underground & Arena, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill

from: €44
3 hours
Skip-the-line ticket
Live tour guide

About Colosseum Underground Tour

Take Colosseum Underground Tour and gain privileged access to sections of the Colosseum not available with a standard ticket. Such as the Colosseum Underground, Arena, and fourth and fifth tier (optional). Explore the world-famous amphitheater on the Colosseum Underground Tour. Discover more about how Roman citizens lived in Ancient Rome at the Palatine Hill and Roman Forum. You’ll spend time with the best tour guides in Rome so, why wait? Book your tour now!


Underground Tour

Book your tour of Colosseum with underground and explore areas not available with standard tickets, including the underground level. Find out where the wild animals were held before they went into the fight with the gladiators. Take an arena tour through the Porta Libitinaria and go up to the first level of the Colosseum. 

Complete your Colosseum Underground Tour experience by going further up to Belvedere’s third tier (only if you choose this option). There you will be able to see a magnificent view of the Colosseum arena and the surrounding area. Get to know more about the engineers’ innovative methods used to build the Colosseum. And hear all about how the Colosseum has managed to be persevered for hundreds of years. 

Learn something new about political and social reasons for the events and games that happened in the Colosseum. After a short break during the tour of underground, enter the Roman Forum to understand better what everyday life was like in Ancient Rome. See breath-taking views over the Colosseum and Circus Maximus from Palatine Hill and stay as long as you wish at the end of the official Colosseum Underground tour.

  • Entry to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill
  • Guided tour
  • Headsets when appropriate
X not included
  • Roundtrip transportation
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
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Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on the tour option you have booked.

Colosseum Underground, Arena & Forum Tour (English, Spanish)
Forum, Arena & Colosseum Underground (English)
Colosseum Underground, Arena, Forum & Upper Levels (English)

Meet up with your guide 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 operator’s name on it. Please arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled start time of the Colosseum Underground Tour. Please note that there is also an upper floor exit of the Colosseo metro station; please go downstairs.

Colosseum Underground, Arena, Forum & Upper Levels (Spanish)

Meet at the supplier’s office, a 3-minute walk from the Colosseum, in front of St. Clemente Basilica. Via di S. Giovanni in Laterano, 132, 00184 Roma RM, Italia. Please arrive 30 minutes before the activity’s starting time.

Colosseum Privileged access

Skip the lines to the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and Roman Forum.

Underground Colosseum & Arena

Get privileged access to the Underground Colosseum and Arena.

Discover history

Discover more about Ancient Rome from an expert guide.

Explore on your own

Explore the archaeological area on your own once your official Colosseum Underground tour ends.

Best views

Be amazed by the best views from the Colosseum Upper Levels (optional).

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Good to know before the Colosseum Underground Tour

  • Printed or mobile voucher accepted
  • Cancellation free up to 24 hours before the activity starts
  • Instant confirmation
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The ultimate Colosseum Underground & Roman History Experience

Tom was a most excellent guide. He was so knowledgeable, and we learned things about the history of Rome that we had never heard before. It was fascinating! We liked the Colosseum Underground tour - it has a special feel - don't miss it!


The ultimate Colosseum Underground tour experience

I cannot recommend this tour enough! The instructions to find our tour guide were clear and we found her without problems. She explained clearly the layout of the day and guided us around to the back of the Colosseum to skip the line. We only waited 5 minutes to gain entrance through security. The archeologist we were assigned was fabulous - very knowledgeable and allowed time for photos and questions. There were only about 12 in our Colosseum underground tour group. The view from the highest level of Colosseum was phenomenal and the lowest, underground level gave an interesting perspective to the Colosseum. There were 30 minutes at the end of our tour with underground to explore Colosseum by ourselves before meeting again outside. Our tour of the Roman Forum was also amazing. He gave a unique slant to the history of the Roman empire and made it really fun. There were only 4 of us with Tom. When Tom finished we were then free to explore the Forum and Palatine Hill at our leisure.


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FAQ – All you need to know about Colosseum Underground Tour

Is the Colosseum underground tour worth it?

The Colosseum Underground Tour is definitely worth your time. Although the two available levels to the standard ticket holders are impressive, the third level and the Colosseum underground will leave you in awe. In conclusion, A Colosseum Underground Tour is most certainly worth your time and money. By going on a Colosseum Underground Tour, you will have an unforgettable experience in Rome.

What is the underground tour of the Colosseum?

The Colosseum Underground Tour includes a visit to the Colosseum underground and a skip-the-line entry to Colosseum, Arena Floor, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill. During the Colosseum Underground Tour, you will be able to learn all about the lives of roman gladiators and the purposes of the Colosseum.

How do I get to the Colosseum underground?

There are two main ways to visit the Colosseum underground. You can get to the Colosseum underground by booking a Colosseum Underground Tour online. Or by booking one of the few independent tour agencies that have the permission to take visitors to the Colosseum underground.

Does the Colosseum go underground?

The roman Colosseum does have an underground level. The Colosseum underground used to be the backstage for all the gladiator fights, hunts of wild animals, and even public executions. Walk along the 525-foot long pathway, and discover the Colosseum underground on your Colosseum Underground Tour.

Does Colosseum Ticket Include Underground?

That depends on what type of Colosseum ticket you purchase. There are many ticket options available online. You can buy Colosseum tickets that include the Underground and the underground tunnels, Arena Floor, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill. It all depends on what ticket or tour you decide to buy. But suppose you want to truly explore the underground. In that case, we strongly advise you to book one of the Colosseum Underground tours available.

Walkthrough the Underground Passageways, Uncover Colosseum’s History, and Ancient Ruins

Enter the Colosseum’s underground chambers and explore the Underground area of the iconic Amphitheater with your English-speaking guide. Book this fantastic tour with Roman Forum and Palatine Hill special access and explore more than just the underground section of the famous Colosseum. See the backstage area where the wild animals awaited to enter the gladiator arena where they fought with the gladiators. Set out for a memorable experience with your knowledgeable guide with included skip-the-line tickets.

Book your tour today!

  • Instant confirmation
  • Printed or mobile voucher accepted
  • Cancellation free up to 24 hours before the tour starts
  • Private or small tour groups are available
  • Skip the line ticket
  • Optional audio guide
  • Live tour guide

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