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Key Details

  • City: Rome
  • Duration: 2hrs 45mins
  • Start Time: Times vary.

Tour Highlights

  • Enter the Colosseum at night to access special areas usually closed to the public.

  • Visit the Colosseum underground, walk the arena floor & admire the silence of general access areas.

  • Explore the underground and arena floor with only your guide and a maximum of 23 other people.
See the Roman Forum on our Colosseum Night Tour Ancient Ruins at the Roman Forum at night The Campidoglio, visited on our Colosseum Night Tour King Victor Emmanuel II in Michelangelo's Campidoglio The Vittorio Emmanuele II Monument at night Palazzo Venezia, whose past tenants include Mussolini Climbing the steps to the Campidoglio at night

EXTENDED TOUR DESCRIPTION

VISIT THE COLOSSEUM AFTER THE GATES HAVE CLOSED

Colosseum night tours are some of the most exclusive and enjoyable ways to visit Rome's most famous ruin. The crowds are smaller, the views better, and the experience much more intimate.

Step inside the Colosseum as the sunset to enjoy the ancient arena in all its glory now that mos of the crowds have gone home. Your guide will regale 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, the Colosseum at night is cooler and much more comfortable.

SEE HOW GLADIATORS LIVED IN THE COLOSSEUM UNDERGROUND

The next stop on the Colosseum night tour is the Colosseum 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 enjoyable.

Finally, 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 24 OR FEWER.

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.

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 VIP Colosseum 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 place!

Sites visited

  • Colosseum in lights (exterior and interior)
  • Colosseum underground & arena floor
  • Roman Forum overlook
  • Piazza Venezia
  • Vittorio Emanuele II Monument
  • Mussolini's balcony and imperial thoroughfare
  • The Capitoline Hill (piazza del Campidoglio) and via Dei Fori Imperiali

Included

  • Special access to visit the Colosseum Underground and Arena Floor at night
  • Expert Walks of Italy tour guide
  • Small groups of 24 people or fewer
  • Headsets

Reviews

5-stars from over 1454 Customer Reviews

We loved the tour! Our guide was very knowledgeable and kept our attention the entire time. We would absolutely book out Walks if Italy again!
We loved it! Would def love to do another tour next time we go back. Our tour guide was wonderful.
Great guides and wonderful concept.

Important information

Before you travel, please read our important notes about possible disruptions & site entrance requirements

NOTE: There is a rule at the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill that only small backpacks and regular-size handbags are allowed inside. Guests with larger bags will not be allowed to enter (there are no storage facilities) and all guests must now pass through a security check before entering the Colosseum.

The Colosseum is subject to closure due to assembly meetings, strikes or other factors. While rare, these events happen at least 4 times a year. The Underground is subject to closure due to flooding after extreme rains. The Colosseum administration is usually aware of these factors and informs us the day before (though sometimes only the morning of) a given closure. Please provide us with detailed contact information in the event that we need to reach you to attempt to reschedule your tour.

Please be advised that, due to the nature of the site and technical problems with the elevator, those with walking difficulties cannot at this time access the underground and top tier of the Colosseum.

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We loved the tour! Our guide was very knowledgeable and kept our attention the entire time. We would absolutely book out Walks if Italy again!
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We loved it! Would def love to do another tour next time we go back. Our tour guide was wonderful.
Great guides and wonderful concept.
Everything was great ! We loved it ! I would love to do it again! Thank you!
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Sev was awesome! We are so glad we took the tour on our first night in Rome because his words were guiding us for the rest of our trip thank you so much Sev!
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Sev was awesome. Great experience seeing the Coliseum at night!
Sev was wonderful. We have done many tours while in Italy and Sev is hands down our favorite guide so far. Very informative, funny, and easy to understand.
I would be remiss if I did not mention Tiberio who started our night tour of the Colosseum. What a great person and storyteller. One of our top highlights on our tour of Italy and one that we will never forget.
So enjoyable and informative
Great tour; clear instructions as to meeting place, Mario was informative and entertaining, very good internet site . Thank you— would definitely recommend your company.
Tiberio was excellent, his wealth of knowledge was superb and even though it was pouring with rain we could have stood for days in it just to soak up as much information as we could. The young lad who did the inside of the colosseum was great too. Would highly recommend this tour and Walks of Rome. We will be back ourselves soon hopefully and would even do it again!!! Thank you for making our trip wonderful.
Informative and unique experience. Ferdinando provided a different perspective with his archeology background.
Wonderful tour, we learned a lot, and to be the only group left inside the Colosseum late at night is something we will always remember. Tour guide was very informative and interesting.
Our guide on the way to colosseum was great and the lady at the colosseum - Donatella I believe was excellent!
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable . He did an Awsome job !
Very imformative! The guide was very knowledgeable and you could tell he cared a lot- we appreciated being in his presence! Amazing tour and unique experience! Would defiantly recommend!
We rate this tour very highly - originally we were booked for the tour on Sunday 21st October but due to torrential rain, hail, and intense electrical storm occurring right at the time we needed to leave our accommodation, we rang the emergency number for 'Walks' to postpone until Tuesday. We were very impressed by the immediate response and rearrangements made. Tuesday night weather was a perfectly cloudless sky and a full moon - amazing conditions for this tour. We loved Mario as he was so friendly, welcoming, entertaining and imparted his expert history knowledge extremely articulately. We came away from this tour with a comprehensive appreciation for the life, times and history of the people and the amazing architecture in this area in and around the Colosseum. Mario prepared us well for the reality of the Colosseum experience as it would have happened way back and this was echoed by the Colosseum guide. We loved the tour at night, as the lighting was amazing and significantly smaller crowds made the tour easy to navigate. We would highly recommend this tour and Mario!
Mario was an incredible guide. Highly recommend him.
I just want to say what a great tour and a great tour guide! We had a wonderful time and learned so much. I would definitely recommend Walks of Italy tours to everyone! And we hope to return soon!
Tiberio was a great storyteller and awakened my imagination. I could feel the soldiers marching in and the roars of the crowds in the Colosseum. Not to mention all the information he provided to us as we walked toward the site.You have a gem and cannot pay him enough for what he does.Thank you, Tiberio and Walks of Italy
This is a great way to see the Colosseum. It's not as crowded and it looks spectacular under the lights! Sev was an exceptional guide. His knowledge and enthusiasm were invigorating. I would recommend this tour to really see and appreciate the Colosseum and surrounding area.
We had a wonderful tour with a wonderful guide. He was informative and engaging. We really enjoyed every minute! Would highly recommend the tour and Walks of Italy to everyone!
Ferdinando was an excellent guide. He provided a wonderful historical insight into Italy well beyond just the Colosseum. His tour of the Colosseum was also superb. I have been on several tours of the Colosseum over the years, and this was the best.
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Our guide was wonderful and the tour was excellent. Wanted to go into the dungeon and stand on the arena floor. Originally tried to do a day time one so that it would also cover the Palatine Hill and Forum but they were all booked up. Ended up getting two tours to be able to walk in the forum. The night tour was excellent providing beautiful night time overviews of the forum from outside of it and a small group tour of the coliseum. Our guide was a graduate archaeologist and was very knowledgeable of subjects discussed with very good English for answering of questions. Wonderful tour.
A very memorable tour and mario was a great and entertaining guide. Thank you
Lively, fun and informative guide.
Tiberio was a great guide and we thoroughly enjoyed our tour of the Colosseum.
Tiberio was absolutely delightful. He was also our guide the night before for the Intro to Rome walking tour. He is passionate about history and shared so much information with us. He also shared fun facts and practical tips as we had just arrived in Rome. I will highly recommend your tours and Tiberio to all my friends visiting Rome. Grazie!
Our guide was great and the your was exactly what we were hoping for. Would highly recommend. Thank you!
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Sev was a fantastic guide. Extremely knowledgeable and very patient with all of us.
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Amazing VIP evening access! We had the whole venue almost to ourselves, incredible.
Fabulous tour....amazing access to Colosseum. Loved and would highly recommend.
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I'm glad I was able to see the underground arena and I loved being in the colosseum at night with only a few other visitors. I also enjoyed the walking tour very much. Our guide was very informative.
Our guide was fantastic! He was so knowledgeable and he gave one of the best tours I have ever been on.
Very pleased with service provided and the guides performance and knowledge
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