Guided tour

Rome: Skip-the-Line Colosseum Underground Tour

Rome: Skip-the-Line Colosseum Underground Tour

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Likely to sell out

From US$ 92.38 per person

Explore the hidden parts of the Colosseum on a shared tour, with skip-the-line access. Bypass the queue and explore the underground of this epic historical monument.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 1.5 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide


  • 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.
  • 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

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Meeting point

Via delle Terme di Tito on the corner of Via Nicola Salvi. A member of staff will be waiting next to the park entrance with a "Tour in the city" sign.

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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
  • Unaccompanied minors
  • 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
  • The departure time may differ from the one booked up to 60 minutes due to difficulties depending on Covid-19 safety measures, or any new Colosseum's regulations per Covid; we will warn you in such circumstances
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 75 reviews

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Very impressive!! A huge piece of history and an absolute must when visiting Rome! Our guide Assem had an incredible amount of information and was able to show us the Colosseum's former heyday. A guided tour (or a tour with an audio guide) is definitely recommended! Please be careful: There are many pickpockets and street vendors in front of the Colosseum.

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May 22, 2022

It was a bit complicated to find the meeting point as it was not in the main street were you go out from Metro and were are a lot of guides waiting for their clients. You have to go upstairs to a higher situated street and to walk for about 100 meters towards garden gates. It's good that there is no croad there and it's easy to find your guide when you are in the right place. The start of the tour was postponed for 45 minutes, but we were informed about that by phone call the day before. The guided tour was excelent!

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April 26, 2022

This Collosseum Tour was fantastic and our guide was excellent. We experienced a weird thing in that on the digital ticket it only stated 1 hour and we were worried that we had paid for 3-4 tour but were not going to get it. So we booked a separate tour for the afternoon to cover what we thought we would not get to see. If the info on the pass had been correct we would not have done this. My husband has tried every which way to get the afternoon one refunded on the same day but GYG are not having any of it! Very expensive day all told, we cannot talk someone in person to explain, just e-mails! We feel we had been mislead and then no negotiation on what we felt was not our fault. We probably won't use GYG again even though their tours have always delivered in the past.

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April 21, 2022

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