Colosseum Underground Tour

Visit Colosseum Underground & Arena, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

From € 89
3-3.25 hours Skip the line Live tour guide

Colosseum Underground Tour

Take Colosseum Underground Tour and have privileged access to sections of the Colosseum not available on a standard ticket such as the Underground, Arena, and fourth and fifth tier (optional). 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!

  • Skip-the-line entrance ticket
  • Official guide
  • Headsets, when eight or more people are present
  • Optional gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • English
  • German
  • French
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Pets
  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Professional cameras
  • Glass objects
  • Wheelchair users
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Underground Tour Description

Explore areas not available with standard tickets, including the underground level, where were the wild animals 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. Refine your experience by going further up to the third tier, known as Belvedere (only if you choose this option) for a magnificent view of the Colosseum arena and surrounding area. Get to know more about the innovative methods the engineers used to build the Colosseum and hear how it has persevered for hundreds of years. Discuss political and social reasons for the events and games. After a short break, enter the Roman Forum to get a better view of what everyday life was like in Ancient Rome. See breathtaking 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.

Underground Tour Meeting Point

Tour meeting point varies depending on the tour option booked.

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

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 operator’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.

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

Meet at the supplier’s office, 3 minutes 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.

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Underground Tour Highlights

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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The ultimate Colosseum Underground tour experience

Overall rating: 9.8/10
"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 really liked the Colosseum Underground tour - it has a special feel - don't miss it!"
Value for money
I cannot recommend this Colosseum underground 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 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 to explore Colosseum by ourselves before meeting again outside. Our tour guide for 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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