Tour at Colosseum Arena and Underground Entry Ticket

On this unbelievable excursion, explore the dungeons, underground tunnels, and prisons of the Colosseum. You will have special access to the arena floor and a well-educated guide who will escort you to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.
3 hrs
Group size up to 20 persons
Mobile ticket
Full refund for cancellations up to 24 hours
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
What is included in activity
Official guide
Colosseum fast-track entry
Access to Colosseum underground and arena floor
Palatine Hill guided tour
Roman Forum guided tour
What is not included
Food and drinks

On a guided walking tour, you will be impressed to see parts of the Colosseum that are usually restricted. Also, you will enjoy viewing the arena and walking around the underground tunnels because you will have fast-track entry and special access to these places. Continue your adventure with a stroll through Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum.

On the arena, you can walk in the footsteps of ancient gladiators and present a picture of the past with brutal gladiatorial fights and a roaring crowd. Under the Colosseum, you will find the tunnels that led to the Ludus Magnus, where the gladiators would train.

Observe the elevators that were intended to release predators onto the arena floor and see their chambers. A walk through the Roman Forum and a visit to the antique ruins of the emperors' palaces on the Palatine Hill are also included in your tour. Find out all about these amazing places and plunge into the atmosphere of ancient Rome.

Important information:

• 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

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

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Adult (Age 18-99)
per person
Children (Age 17 and younger)
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For any payment method you must book a ticket through the booking form below and receive confirmation by e-mail and (or) SMS.
What places you will see

• Colosseum

Activity book period
You can book tour up to 6 hours in advance.
Languages in what activity is performed
Directions to meet your guide

Via Cavour 301

How long your tour will be
3 hrs
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Reviews by travellers
4.9 out of 5
1013 reviews
Democrito M.
Overall we were pleased with the quality and knowledge of our guides. The places we visited were outstanding and we asked lots of questions! Luca in paticular managed a difficuly portion of the tour in pouring rain. He was awesome. Aside from the rain, my feedback is more about a few confusing aspects. Our itinerary was in reverse order than advertized and we bagan our tour outside covering Palatine Hill and the Forum and then on to the Colosseum where another guide took us to the underground portion and arena floor. After that we expected an above ground tour and that didnt happen, we were left to explore that on our own. Not a huge deal but i didnt feel as if i understood that aspect. Overall a good experience with excellent guides.
3 days ago
Brooke A.
This was an Amazing tour!!! Including all the levels of the Colloseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill, you get absolute value for your money. Our guide Lorenzo was very informative and knowledgeable, and his passion for Rome’s history was obvious. He stopped regularly in the shade on a hot day, and made sure slower guests could keep up. This tour was with Show Me Italy, and I can’t recommended them highly enough. They reached out 2 days prior to our tour to make sure we knew to bring ID to the tour (required if doing this underground tour), and were thoroughly professional from start to finish. A special mention to Nick who went above and beyond to sort out a ticket issue for us when one of our tickets had been printed with a different name to our booking…. He had to do some mad scrambling to ensure that security still let us join the tour…. He was amazing, and we felt very well looked after. Thank you Nick!! Highly recommend this tour!
14 days ago
Deanna J.
Our guide Magna very, knowledgeable, helpful & Spoke clear English. We had great access and support from guide Nick. To everyone booking trip take ID, including kids. Fantastic History & legendary sights With Memory making photo opportunities. Highly recommend. Thank you Maria
14 days ago
Carlee V.
This was the best tour we have had in Rome. We were unavoidably late to the meeeting point due to the Colusium changing the time. Nick was very good at getting us in to meet up with the rest of the group. He really went above and beyond to make sure we still made it. Lorenzo was a very knowledgeable guide. We had a very indepth experience. I will use them again for future tours.
15 days ago
Rosita C.
While we didn’t get to see the lower portion of the Colosseum, they did issue a partial refund. Sometimes it gets overbooked and that was why we were bumped. The reminder of the tour was fantastic. Our guide was very knowledgeable. Would absolutely recommend the tour.
16 days ago
Emory S.
Touring the Colosseum was very interesting and brought to life by the tour guide who gave us a very in-depth history. We wore an ear piece which was much better audibly than trying to hear normally and were able to discover the ruins around the Colisseum as well as itself. Venturing inside was fascinating to imagine life in Roman Times and although disappointed that at the last minute we couldn’t tour underground with our tickets,we were shown visible areas that brought to life what happened below ground.
16 days ago
Bassiano C.
Excellent comprehensive tour with Elena our very knowledgeable and friendly guide. It was disappointing though to have the underground tour part of the Colosseum cancelled. This was our main reason for booking this tour. The group we were offered to join instead was meant to have a maximum of 20 people but there were 26.
23 days ago
Maisie T.
Such an in depth tour! Our guide, Lorenzo, was amazing. His knowledge of the Colosseum and surrounding areas was fantastic. We learned so much today, so much history. Highly recommend! Be prepared to walk a lot, wear comfortable shoes, the old Roman roads aren’t very forgiving. The provided earpiece was very helpful in hearing Lorenzo’s explanations of the different sites.
27 days ago
Matilda P.
Unfortunately the week before our visit we received an email saying the Colosseum had oversold tickets to the underground area and so this was being cancelled. We were moved to another group and got a partial refund however we specifically booked this tour for the underground portion. That being said our guide was excellent and using headphones made it so much easier to get round the busy site. You can actually see much of the underground level from the arena floor and the guide did spend time talking about it.
about 1 month ago
Charlotte W.
My wife & i visited underground sep 2022 thought it was a great experience feel it could of been better with a differant guid (for us she just spoke to much most being long) we like facts imagination feel the history, so in a nut shell great tour with the right guid .
about 1 month ago
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