Colosseum Underground Tour with Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

Explore the Exclusive Newly Opened Underground Tunnels for the First Time Ever!

Travel Flexibly 4.9 / 5 See All 406 Reviews · 3.50h 19 max · Rome, Italy

While most Colosseum experiences only include the first and second tiers of the Colosseum, this tour includes two restricted access areas: the Colosseum Underground and Arena Floor. Create an unforgettable experience by Uncovering the dungeons of ancient Rome's entertainment center with a super knowledgeable guide. Admission Included

Tour Details
  • Colosseum Exclusive Access
  • Colosseum Arena Floor
  • Deadly Trap Door & Elevator
  • Arch of Constantine
  • Roman Forum
  • Arch of Titus
  • Basilica of Antoninus & Faustina
  • Vestal Virgins
  • Senate House
  • Temple of Julius Caesar
  • Basilica of Maxentius and Constantine
  • Palatine Hill
  • Stadium of Domitian

The Roman Colosseum is a must-see attraction in Rome and one of our most popular Colosseum Tours. Witness the incredible history of this 2,000-year-old structure up close on our exclusive skip-the-line Colosseum Underground tour. Very few visitors get the chance to visit the underground area because Colosseum Underground tickets sell out fast. Plus, gain behind the scenes access to the reconstructed Arena Floor, take a guided stroll through the Roman Forum, and climb the Palatine Hill. This exclusive 3.5 hour includes the following:

  • Colosseum Underground Tickets

  • Access to the Arena Floor

  • Fun & Professional English-speaking guide

  • A guided tour of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

  • A maximum group size of 19

Updated Covid-19 Safety Requirements

By Italian Law, all persons entering museums (Colosseum Included) must have the following:

Environmental Control Products | Avoidance | Family Allergy & Asthma FFP2 or KN95 Mask

LinkTree Icons (1) - Montclair, CA Covid-19 Vaccine Dose (Booster or Second Shot) in the Last 6 Months

Europeans can present the Super Green Pass (Reinforced Green Pass)

Non-Europeans can present a Government Issued Vaccine Card (CDC for Americans)

Upon booking, we will actively notify you of any changes or updates

The Colosseum Underground and Dungeons

Used for storing slaves and animals, the "Hypogeum" or Underground featured two levels and an entire network of Colosseum underground tunnels. This is where gladiators and wild animals awaited their gruesome fate. Led by a professional English-speaking guide, explore this behind-the-scenes area of the Colosseum.

Walk under a great archway known as the "Porta Libitinaria" or the Gate of Death and out onto the reconstructed Arena Floor. This is the heart of the Colosseum and where the savage games took place. The Gate of Death earned its name because all deceased gladiators and animals were removed from the Colosseum through this exit. As you trace the footsteps of gladiators, imagine the deafening screams of 60,000 spectators.

First and Second Levels of the Colosseum

Visit the first and second levels of the Colosseum. The views from these parts of the Colosseum provide an excellent opportunity for more photos. As you snap away on your phone or camera, learn more about the brutal games the Colosseum once witnessed. All our tour guides are experts in archeology and history behind the historic sites we visit - including the Colosseum. Learn why the "Colosseum" is just a nickname, why women didn't sit with men, and the "modern" device that kept everyone protected from the sun.

Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

Your Colosseum tour tickets also include skip-the-line tickets and a guided tour of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Get a front-row seat to Ancient Roman history as you take a guided walk through the ruins of the Temple of Julius Caesar, the Arch of Titus, the Roman Senate House, and much more.

Your guide will bring it all back to life with tales of Mark Antony, Cleopatra, Julius Caesar, and more. And last but not least, sandwiched between the Roman Forum and the Circus Maximus, is the Palatine Hill. This awe-inspiring area of towering pine trees, majestic ruins, and unparalleled views were where Romulus was said to have founded the city in 753 B.C. This is also where Rome's emperors lived in opulent luxury.

Come join us for one of our Best Colosseum Tours! For another option, check out our Colosseum Underground and Belvedere Tour.

What you get with this tour
English-Speaking Guide
Colosseum tickets included
Restricted Access
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Aubrey Mccluney
1/17/2022
Amazing Tour of the Colosseum and Roman Forum

Julia led the tour of the Roman Forum and the underground Colosseum and was an absolutely incredible guide! The tour was both educational and entertaining. This was the second tour we booked with The Roman Guy and so thankful we found them through watching Youtube videos about Rome. I highly recommend them!

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S K
1/17/2022
Tour of the Colosseum

I wanted to have a tour of the Colosseum for my birthday and what an experience it was. It was the perfect day wit the perfect tour guide! Fabiola was amazing. She's more of an educator who makes learning fun! The title tour guide does not do her any justice! An amazing, fun experience and I would recommend the company and especially Fabiola to anyone looking to have a great experience touring the colosseum!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where to meet?

Green Souvenir Kiosk in front of “Colosseo” metro stop - located just outside the lower level entry. A representative will be there holding a sign with our company name on it.

What to bring?

Archaeological sites are normally paved with rocky terrain so wear comfortable sneakers. Bring sunscreen and a water bottle for hot summer months. If you plan on staying in the Roman Forum, bring a snack.

I have issues walking. Is this tour for me?

If you have any doubts about your mobility, we strongly suggest you take a Colosseum private tour.

What happens if it rains?

Rain happens, but the show must go on. We'll run our Colosseum Tours rain or shine. If rainfall is extremely heavy the Colosseum management will sometimes close the restricted areas for safety reasons. In the case all of the resticted areas are closed, we will offer an 18€ refund to compensate for not accessing the areas, but we'll still take you inside the Colosseum, Palatine Hill & Roman Forum.

Can my tour be canceled or moved to a different day?

Yes. Obtaining reservations for this tour is a complicated process, but we are the best at doing it! However, sometimes we don't always secure reservations for every day. While this is rare, it does happen. We will let you know at least 7 days prior to your tour if this is the case for you. You'd be entitled to 100% refund and we would do our best to move you to another one of our incredible restricted access tours! We got you covered!

Is it possible The Roman Guy will change this tour time?

Yes! It is possible. This tour is highly coveted and the reservations are hard to get. This is an industry challenge for tour companies. Times often change by a few hours and we will almost always update you at least 7 days before your tour. We really want you to be happy as a traveler and will do our best to meet the needs of your schedule. That being said, we are limited by a very low supply from the Colosseum. If necessary, The Roman Guy will call the number you've provided or email you with the goal of informing you of this change. If you are nervous about keeping up with time-changes we recommend booking a different Colosseum Tour. If you want to make sure your Colosseum tour is going to run as scheduled please email or call +1 888 290 5595.

What to bring?

Archaeological sites are normally paved with rocky terrain so wear comfortable sneakers. Bring sunscreen and a water bottle for hot summer months. If you plan on staying in the Roman Forum, bring a snack.

Where to meet?

Green Souvenir Kiosk in front of “Colosseo” metro stop - located just outside the lower level entry. A representative will be there holding a sign with our company name on it.

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