Why Choose this Colosseum Night Tour?
Any visit to the Colosseum is memorable but some are more remarkable than
others. Visiting at night, after the daytime crowds have disappeared, when the sun
is low and tension hangs in the air; travelling with a Colosseum guard who opens
areas usually closed to the public – well, that’s about as remarkable as it gets.
Visit the Colosseum at Night – after the gates have closed.
Enjoy a rare experience of the Colosseum, visiting at night to explore special access
areas after the crowds have left. Some 5 million people visit the Colosseum every
year but you’ll see it like no one else.
Enjoy that exclusivity as your guide regales you with hair-raising tales of the
Colosseum’s bloody past. In the darkness of night, those stories feel even more spine-tingling than usual, and with the amphitheater almost empty, you'll find it easier to
hear and interact with your guide. As well as being especially evocative at night, the
Colosseum is cooler and much more comfortable.
Descend to the Colosseum underground to see how gladiators lived.
Your guide will lead you on an exclusive visit down into the underground, where
animals and gladiators awaited their turn to fight. The underground may only be
visited on pre-booked tours with a limited number of participants, so this is a
rare opportunity! Combined with our later entrance time, this makes our Colosseum
Night Tour the most exclusive Colosseum visit available – as well as the most
Next you’ll experience your own ‘Gladiator’ moment on the arena floor. You’ll travel
with an official Colosseum guard who will unlock a special gate, swinging it open to
reveal that iconic walkway onto the floor. Walk in the footsteps of gladiators as you
step out on to the arena floor and scream “Are you not entertained?” into the empty
amphitheater (if you so please). This is the most incredible vantage point in the
Colosseum so take your time to soak it up.
Journey through Ancient Rome in small groups of 12 or fewer.
Of course we’ll visit general access areas of the Colosseum too. An added bonus
of our Colosseum Night Tour is a visit to Piazza Venezia, seeing the building that
represents new Rome and new Italy, by far one of the most beautiful buildings to be
seen at night. From here you will walk up to the Capitoline Hill, with its magnificent
square designed by Michelangelo (Piazza del Campidoglio). From a vantage point
overlooking the Roman Forum, your guide will tell you tales from the empire, whose
reach you won't believe.
For this section of our tour we'll travel in small groups of only 12 people or fewer.
Colosseum restrictions mean that two groups will combine for the VIP tour inside
the amphitheater but when you visit the underground and arena floor, no-one else
will be allowed inside - so you'll share these incredible spaces with only your guide
and a maximum of 23 other people.
Seeing the Colosseum may be an opportunity that only comes once in a lifetime - but
seeing it this way definitely is! Perfect for families, for those who don't like the heat
of day, and for visitors who want a different experience, our Colosseum at Night tour
is one of our most atmospheric experiences. High demand and limited availability
often mean this tour sells out months in advance though so book now to secure your