Guided tour

Colosseum Underground Tour with Priority Access

Activity provider: Crown Tours

Colosseum Underground Tour with Priority Access

Activity provider: Crown Tours
Likely to sell out
Likely to sell out

From US$ 104.78 per person

Visit the Colosseum's underground chambers, an area off-limits to standard tours, and explore the gladiator's rooms and the arena floor.

About this activity

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Duration 2 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide


  • Enjoy priority access to the monument
  • Learn about Roman history from a professional guide
  • Access restricted areas in the underground levels
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Covid-19 Update

Due to health and safety regulations, this itinerary may change. See Know before you go for the latest updates.

Relive the glory of the arena on this guided Colosseum tour in Rome. Enjoy skip-the-line access to the underground portion of the Colosseum. Take a walk on the arena floor to get a taste of what it was like to perform here.

Meet your guide steps away from the Colosseum. After an introductory tour of the structure from outside, proceed to the skip-the-line entrance, for privileged access to this popular attractions. Begin your tour below ground and explore the Colosseum’s maze of tunnels, chambers, and pits. Explore this restricted section of the Colosseum which only allows a select number of visitors each day. Admire the engineering of the 88 elevators that brought to life Rome’s most notorious spectacle. Visit the arena floor and stand in the exact spot where the fights took place. Have free time to explore this site at your leisure at the end of the tour.

  • Fast priority access to Colosseum
  • Colosseum Underground guided tour
  • Local expert guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Meet your host at the Crown Tours office about 100 meters from the Colosseum. Go upstairs to the terrace above the Colosseum Metro Station and cross the pedestrian bridge. Continue about 50 meters and look for the purple flag that says Crown Tours.

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • You must bring your valid ID with you as it may be requested by the Colosseum staff for security purposes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 154 reviews

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Very well organized, we were informed in advance by email about the meeting point and the conditions. Nice guide to welcome and well informed guide during the tour. We had plenty of time for our own questions, photos, etc. The only drawback: we had booked a tour for a maximum of 12 people. For organizational reasons, we were then combined with another group and suddenly there were 24 people. The tour was still good but the price was too high.

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June 6, 2022

Amazing tour, our guide Katrina was brilliant. There were a lot of people trying to sell my children bracelets outside but once inside they were all forgotten as we were so fascinated by the history and surroundings. We went in late May and it was very hot so take lots of water and hats.

June 1, 2022

Excellent experience, we had been given an earlier time by mistake but they gave us the Roman Forum and Palatine hill part of the tour for free. Make sure to bring plenty of water if it’s hotter months of the year. The guide was very knowledgeable and friendly and made sure we were happy at all times.

May 23, 2022

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