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Colosseum Underground and Ancient Rome Tour

Colosseum Underground and Ancient Rome Tour

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Discover dungeons, underground tunnels, and chambers of the colosseum. The tour will begin with special access to the arena floor where you will receive an introduction before descending underground.

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 hours
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Small group available


  • Explore the underground tunnels of the colosseum
  • Get special access to the arena floor
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum
  • Benefit from fast track entrance and skip the lines
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Discover what lies beneath the arena floor as you witness the dungeons, underground tunnels, and chambers of the colosseum. Begin the tour with special access to the arena floor where you will receive an introduction.

As you stand on the arena floor, walk in the footsteps of gladiators and imagine the roaring crowd. Then, descend beneath the colosseum and see the tunnels that connected the colosseum with the Ludus Magnus, where the gladiators would train.

Observe the chambers that would house wild animals and see the elevators that were used to release these predators onto the arena floor. Continue with a walk through the Roman Forum followed by a stroll through the ruins of the emperors’ palaces on the Palatine Hill.

  • Official guide
  • Admission and fees
  • Restricted areas (underground and arena floor)
  • Fast track entrance
  • Palatine Hill and Roman Forum guided tour
  • Food and drinks
  • Transfers
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
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 12 years and older must present a Green Pass that is valid in the EU and has a verifiable QR code. Valid Green Passes can be obtained by uploading either proof of vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months, a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts, or a negative antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts to the Green Pass or Covid Certificate apps
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Sprays or Aerosols
  • Glass objects
  • Weapons or sharp objects

Know before you go

  • Please be advised that the exact reservation times may vary slightly due to decisions made by the Colosseum administration office. These last-minute changes are outside of the local partner's control but if the time will vary by 20 minutes either before or after your original tour time then you will be informed of this change by email.
  • Entrance to Palatine Hill and Roman Forum is with the tour guide escort only; you cannot leave the group and enter these areas alone as you will not have an individual ticket. For group reservations, the Colosseum does not provide individual tickets but one group ticket which the guide will use for all 3 areas.
  • As per the Colosseum Authority policy, you will join a larger group (max. 24 people) for the Colosseum Underground section of the tour.
  • When booking for children under 18 years, you must bring their government-issued ID/passport to show at the reservation desk.
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This colosseum tour is a MUST do! Do not try to do this site without a guide. Also, you have to book the tour with the regular entrance, the arena floor AND the underground (a lot of tours don’t include all of these). On top of that, Amanda with Get Your Guide was, bu far, the best tour guide I’ve ever had. She gave so much history and information, but in a storytelling and animated way, that I was completely engaged the entire time of our ~4 hour tour of the colosseum and the Roman forum! She apologized a few times for ‘going long’, but it never felt long to me. I wanted her to keep talking!!!

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December 1, 2021

I was in Rome doing a solo trip and I decided that I wanted to see the Colesseum, so I booked this tour. It was great! Our guide, Amber, was VERY informative about our location and guided us around with ease as if we were the only group there. She helped to take pictures for me while there and even gave us tips on where to go for real Italian cuisine. Great experience! Would do it again.

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November 6, 2021

We took the tour because we really wanted to see the basement of the Colosseum. The tour was definitely worth it. You didn't have much time on the Palatine Hill and in the Roman Forum (together 1.5 hours including admission), but it was enough for an overview. In the Colosseum you also had 1.5 hours and after the tour through the basement and the first floor you had the opportunity to view the museum inside the Colosseum on your own and to go to the stands on the 1st floor.

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September 15, 2021

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