Guided tour

Rome: Guided Colosseum Underground and Gladiator Arena Tour

3.8 / 5

14 reviews

Activity provider: Eternal City Tours

Rome: Guided Colosseum Underground and Gladiator Arena Tour

Activity provider: Eternal City Tours

From US$ 126.21 per person

Experience one of Rome’s iconic monuments. Enjoy exclusive access to areas of the Colosseum that are often unexplored, including the underground level.

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Duration 75 minutes
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
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  • Walk where gladiators stepped centuries ago
  • See the towering Roman Forum on your own
  • Witness Palatine Hill, one of the oldest parts of Rome
  • Enjoy more one-on-one guidance on this small group tour
  • Skip the line to see the Colosseum and Underground Arena
Full description

Follow in the footsteps of the gladiators. Visit the Colosseum and delve beneath its surface on our Colosseum Underground Tour. Start at the special entrance to the “backstage” of the Colosseum, then descend into the Underground section where your expert guide will show you its inner workings.

Venture out onto a partial reconstruction of the Arena Floor. From here you can take in the magnitude of the amphitheater from where gladiators faced their foes. Finally, you will walk around the tiers where the spectators watched the show.

The skip-the-line Colosseum Underground and Arena Tour is a perfect way to further experience Rome’s iconic monuments. In a group of 12 or less, explore this incredible monument alongside an expert, English-speaking guide. Audio headsets will be used where appropriate so you won’t miss a thing.

  • English-speaking guide
  • Get Skip-the-Line access to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • Entrance tickets and reservation fees
  • Audio headsets
  • Gratuities
  • Refreshments

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card, copy accepted

Know before you go

  • The time of the tour can vary due to the security and entrance of the Colosseum.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.8 /5

based on 14 reviews

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We had a great tour. The group was pretty small and there were no crowds or heat. The headsets weren't great so I ended up staying close to the tour guide and had no problems hearing. I am so glad that we switched to this tour because the July heat was scorching. We really enjoyed this tour.

July 8, 2022

Very knowledgeable. Alessandro’s background and experience helped make the tour even better.

June 24, 2022

Our guide was enthusiastic and knowledgeable about all the aspects of the coliseum we saw. The underground tour is nice because it’s less crowded than the above ground areas- also much cooler in the hot temperatures.

May 27, 2022

Product ID: 411144