1. Italy
  2. Lazio
  3. Rome
  4. Roman Forum

Colosseum: Exclusive Underground and Arena Tour

Product ID: 347291
Get the full experience of the most-visited monument in the world. This experience will make sure you leave the Colosseum and ancient city without missing a thing, as you explore 2 levels of the Colosseum including the underground chambers.
About this activity
Duration: 4 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Enjoy fast-track access to the world's most visited monument
  • Get exclusive access to the underground of the Colosseum
  • Take in the unique view of the gladiators from the Arena Floor
  • Walk in the footsteps of the emperors along some of the most important roads of the ancient city of Rome
  • Learn about the gruesome and bloody gladiator games and the dirty politics behind them
Full description
You will begin this incredible dive into the past upon introduction to your local expert tour guide. High-quality audio systems to hear the guide at all times will be given out, shall you wish to stay slightly back or wander off to take that perfect picture.

Once you are all set the tour begins with fast-track-access to the Colosseum. You will take a completely separate entrance, located away from the general admission and the regular skip-the-line tours. You'll soon enter the restricted area of the Arena Floor through the Gladiator's Gate, the same experience a Roman Gladiator would have had some 2,000 years ago.

At this point the infamous Underground Chambers await you. These rooms were the engine of the Roman spectacles, behind the scenes to the world's greatest show. There in the dark elaborate labyrinth of corridors and narrow pathways, you can find over 80 elevators which were maneuvered by over 300 men. The rising and falling of roaring animals and dead corpses would occupy these tiny shafts, and your guide will bring this wonder of the world to life through expert storytelling and visual aids to enhance your experience.
  • Fast-track access to the Colosseum Underground
  • Expert local guide
  • Headsets to hear your tour guide clearly
  • Walking tour of the ancient city of Rome
  • Bottled water
What’s Not Included
  • Pickup and drop-off

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Meeting point

On the second floor of the Colosseum metro station, right outside. Please look for a representative wearing a purple shirt.

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Your Colosseum tour will include the first and second levels of the monument
• This tour is suitable for all ages, however people with limited mobility may have a bit more difficulty in the ancient city part of the tour
• The Colosseum is well equipped for accessibility to mobility-limited travelers
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The tour was split into two halves, first we walked around Palatine Hill & the Roman Forum, I LOVED it, our guide was so engaging and he knew his stuff, he mixed fact with legend/mythology and it was just brilliant, I hadn't been expecting to enjoy it so much. An hour and 45 minutes later we walked over to the colosseum...WOW, the history behind the colosseum is amazing, it's just such a shame, but a necessity, that over the years we have had to do so much to work to the building in order to keep it standing. I just don't have much of an imagination so would have liked to have seen the building without all the acrow props here and there....but I do understand that the works they have done and will do in the future is a necessity. We had a different tour guide for the colosseum and, although informative, she wasn't as engaging as the first tour guide we had, but she had a lot of people to deal with and a lot of ground to cover, and it wasn't even peak season. Overall a great experience.

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February 22, 2020

Wow absolutely fabulous, very interesting and well organised. Everything went ahead just as planned, easy online booking, met by the guide ( very friendly) and the jump the line option was great - we didn’t have to wait long at all to get in, which is often the case with all the big attractions.

January 29, 2020

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Crown Tours

Product ID: 347291