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Discover the hidden secrets of the Colosseum on this priority access tour with groups of not more than 25 people. Explore its fascinating dungeons, arena, and its subterranean underground area on this 2.5-hour guided tour. A limited offer from Headout, don't miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime experience and book today!


  • Meet your guide and small tour group before heading over to the Colosseum and gaining priority access with the help of your guide.
  • Get exclusive access to the underground area and the dungeons of the Colosseum on this 2.5-hour tour.
  • Your English-speaking guide will give you an in-depth understanding of the hidden facets of the Colosseum and will take you to the second floor of the arena, with views to die for.
  • After your exclusive guided tour of the Colosseum, feel free to explore the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, whose entry is included in this ticket.
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Your Experience

Get Exclusive Access to the Colosseum's Hidden Features

There's a lot more to the Colosseum than meets the eye. This exclusive tour of its hidden features - the underground and the dungeons - makes that extremely clear. Your English-speaking guide will take you to the lowest depths of the Colosseum's underground area, where you can see the remnants of technological feats such as ingenious pulley and winch systems. These were used to hoist the gladiators and wild animals onto the arena for the battles this amphitheater is famous for. Also, explore the dungeons where the gladiators would wait before being forced into battle at the arena.

Views to Die For on the Second Floor of the Arena

Once you're done exploring the Colosseum's underground area and dungeon, you can step back up onto the second floor of the arena, with panoramic views that you'll remember for years to come. Your guide will leave you with more fascinating, lesser-known facts about the Colosseum, and your tour will have ended with you being the richer in this attraction's hidden history!

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  • Exclusive access to the Colosseum underground, arena and dungeons.
  • Access to Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.
  • Small groups of not more than 25 people.
  • Assistance from our local partner.
  • Expert English-speaking guide.
  • Bottle of water.
  • Complimentary washrooms at your disposal at our partner agency.
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Know Before You Go


This 2.5-hour tour begins at 11:45 AM on all days of the week.

Please note that entry to the Colosseum is free on the first Sunday of every month.

Getting There

Your visit begins at The Roman Empire Travel Agency, located at Via Capo d'Africa, 15A, a 4 minute from the Colosseum. The staff will assist you and accompany you to the entrance of the monument.

If you’re coming from Rome’s Termini train station, the quickest and most efficient way to reach the Colosseum is by metro.

By Metro

Via Capo d'Africa, 15/a. The closest Roma Metro stop is Colosseo (metro B) and is a 6-minute walk via Piazza del Colosseo.

By Tram

Trams 3/8 (Piazza del Colosseo) lead directly to the Colosseo/Salvi N. stop, which is a 2-minute walk to the Roman Empire Travel Agency.

The Colosseum is a 3-minute walk from the Roman Empire Travel Agency.

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For safety and security reasons, no large backpacks or pieces of luggage are allowed inside the Colosseum. No storage facility is available.

You can take a baby stroller into the Colosseum with you, should it be necessary.

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Super Flexible Cancellation Policy

You may cancel up to 48 hours in advance for a full refund.

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Ratings & Reviews
Out of 5
Very Good
Corinne Perry
Reviewed in April, 2019

The structure is impressive and it is an interesting place to visit.

Renee Rathband
Reviewed in April, 2019

Colosseum tour was brilliant, Vatican Museums, not so good. Only got 5 mins in the Sistine Chapel and never got to St Peters Basilica ascitvhad clised by the time we finished at the Chapel. This tour was not value for money. We had to queue fir over an hour just to get through the entrance.

Dona Bernard
Reviewed in March, 2019

I have heard so much about Colosseum and the place goes way beyond my expectations.

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My Tickets

You will receive an email with your Exclusive: Colosseum Underground, Arena and Dungeons - Small Group Tour ticket instantly. You may display the ticket on your mobile device on the day of the tour.

You must carry a valid photo ID with you and present it at the time of entry if requested.

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Roman Empire Agency, Via Capo d'Africa 15a, Roma

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