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Colosseum Dungeon Guided Tours

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Ticket booking for tours of the Colosseum, including underground areas and the first tier.

After a great deal of restoration work at the Colosseum, newly excavated subterranean areas opened to visitors.
Visits are available (exclusively) as part of a guided tour - read on below for further information and booking details.

The underground - ipogei, hypogeum - areas are what made possible the long and spectacular days of the Colosseum in all their gore and glory - the subterranean backstage, as it were, where slaves worked, animals (read lions, tigers, hyenas and bears) were stored and gladiators rested, ate and offered up their prayers. They were completely filled in during the 5th century AD and as a result show a remarkable state of preservation.

Please note that should the underground areas be closed for whatever reason (for security reasons or due to flooding after heavy rain) then we will arrange a partial refund.

We also offer private tours if you would like to organise a visit for just you and your private group - click here for details of these private tours.

DELAYS DUE TO SECURITY MEASURES: Heightened security coupled with the recent decision to impose a ceiling on the number of visitors allowed to enter the Colosseum at a given time mean that it is possible, even with a 'no queues' ticket, that you will face delays.

It is now also compulsory to pass through a metal detector - local authorities are aware of the queues these extra measures are causing and are working to speed things up as soon as possible. Please see this page for the most up to date information.

HOW YOU'LL GET YOUR TICKETS:

To reserve your tickets for these Colosseum tours, just fill out the booking form, supply us with credit card details, and we'll do the rest. There will be no charge whatsoever until we confirm your reservation. We'll then point you to our secure page, where you can print out your entry voucher. Print it out, take it with you and present it at the pre-arranged meeting point. As simple as that!

4.7 stars out of 5 from 928 ratings. See all 715 reviews

5 stars
YL, United States
13th Aug 2018
Our tour guide was very passionate about her heritage and the history of Rome.
5 stars
JM, United Kingdom (Great Britain)
10th Aug 2018
The entire tour was amazing, worth every penny. We had our 12 yr old son and he really loved it too! much better than seeing it daytime in the crowds. The first part of the tour was also brilliant - learnt loads of interesting info about Rome and its history. The Colosseum at night was spectacular, dungeons creepy and atmospheric and the tour made our trip to Rome extra special. Thank you for a great experience!
5 stars
JV, United Kingdom (Great Britain)
7th Aug 2018
This tour was amazing from entering the arena floor and the dungeons we found the knowledge of the guide exceptional. The Forum was equally as good. Five star experience.
5 stars
AS, Denmark
15th Jul 2018
We bought two tours. "Special Colosseum and Dungeon night tour", and "Circus Maximus and Domus Aurea". Thank you so much - the tours were excellent and we had a very good and enlightening time. Next time in Rome, we will find you again :-)
5 stars
WJ, United States
10th Jul 2018
The guide was excellent. The additional information on the way to the Colosseum was outstanding.
5 stars
CC, United Kingdom (Great Britain)
10th Jul 2018
Guide was very knowledgeable and pleasant. Really enjoyed the tour.
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