Colosseum Underground
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Colosseum Underground Tour with Arena Floor, Upper Level, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

Skip the Line
  • Duration
    3.5 h.
  • Start time
    Several departures daily. Please, select a date to see availability.
  • Meeting Point
    Colosseo Metro Stop (Details at Booking)
  • Operating Days
    Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
  • Language

Tour Highlights

  • VIP Access Tour of the Colosseum with special access to areas not open to the general public including the Arena floor, upper levels and underground
  • Tour of the Roman Forum, Palatine Hill and other sites of ancient Rome
  • Limited group size of up to twenty-four people and expert, English-speaking guide

See more of the Colosseum than ever before on this incredible look inside Rome's most iconic monument. Get privileged access to the underground and arena floor, as well as the upper ring for a unique and unforgettable perspective.
Via Sacra Group

Special Access to the Colosseum

This means you get to go where others don't. Venture into the Colosseum Underground, Arena floor and the upper levels, all areas that are closed to the general public!

Palatine Hill Panoramic View

The Roman Forum, Palatine Hill & More...

Experience Ancient Rome as you walk through the Roman Forum, up the Palatine Hill, and past the Arch of Constantine, all included on our Colosseum Underground Tour.

Guide explaining to the group on Palatine Hill

Our Expertise Brings Ancient Rome to Life

With an expert guide by your side, you'll get to know the Colosseum from top to bottom as you visit the most coveted limited access areas with the amazing stories and history that make Ancient Rome so great.


The Roman Colosseum has fascinated visitors throughout history, evoking images of fierce gladiators, roaring crowds, wild lions and tigers springing from their cages. For the first time there is now access to this awe-inspiring edifice's underground level and to the upper level, closed since the 1970's, as well - not for the general public, but through this tour.

On the underground level of the Colosseum, you’ll see where preparations were made for the life and death “games” played out on the arena floor. Climbing to the upper levels, you’ll be rewarded with stunning panoramic views of the amphitheater itself, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill.

Not content with a bird’s eye view of Ancient Rome's sites, we’ll take you to experience them up close and personal. You’ll visit the Roman Forum - once the site of a lively marketplace - and the Via Sacra - the main street that Caesar’s soldiers marched down on their return from conquest. On the Palatine Hill, you’ll hear the legend of Romulus and Remus, brothers abandoned as babies and raised by a she-wolf. The two brothers fought one another to create an empire, with Romulus as the victor and founder of Rome.

Take this special tour into the heart of Ancient Rome and create your own memories of the remarkable sights you’ll see.

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What's included

  • Colosseum
  • Special access to underground, arena floor, and Upper level
  • Roman Forum and Via Sacra
  • Palatine Hill

Sites Visited

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
  • Food and beverages

Meeting Point

Important notes

  • On this tour, some of the venues or parts of the venue may be subject to last-minute, unpredictable closures. When this occurs, we are happy to offer customers an extended tour in keeping with the advertised total length of the tour. Find hours, directions, and more for the Colosseum on this page. Due to increased security measures at many attractions some lines may form on tours with 'Skip the Line' access.


  • Can I book Colosseum Underground as a Private Tour?

    The Colosseum does not allow any company to conduct private visits to the Underground areas. Therefore, we can only run this tour as a group tour.  We limit our groups to no more than 24 people to ensure the tour is special for all our guests.

  • At the end of the tour, will I be able to explore the Colosseum on my own?

    If you wish to explore the Colosseum on your own after your tour, you should take our Express Colosseum Tour with Gladiator's Entrance and Special Arena Floor Access (with or without Breakfast). This gives you a guided tour of the Colosseum only. After the tour you can choose to either enjoy the skip-the-line entrance tickets to the Roman Forum (our guide would accompany you to enter but the visit is not guided) or stay inside the Colosseum without the guide.

     For any other tour however, our tours follow a pattern of visit and you would not be able re-enter the Colosseum without waiting in the line and purchasing an additional ticket.

  • It’s raining, is my tour still running?

    Yes. Our tours run rain or shine.

Colosseum Underground Tour with Arena Floor, Upper Level, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Reviews

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Selene was excellent...


Selene was excellent. So knowledge and a fun guide. Highly highly recommend her!

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Excellent guide. Excellent knowledge and experience. We would recommend this tour and any tour by city wonders. Excellent tour company.

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Excellent knowledge, communication, enthusiasm, affability

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  • All of our guides are experts in their field
  • We only hire fluent English-speakers so nothing is ever lost in translation
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