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Colosseum Night Tour
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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

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, the Colosseum at night is cooler and much more comfortable.

SEE HOW GLADIATORS LIVED IN THE COLOSSEUM UNDERGROUND

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 enjoyable.

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 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 1211 Customer Reviews

Guido was fantastic! Knowledgeable, interesting and funny. He told us things that you wouldnt find in a guide book. Would reccommend him to anyone wanting to take this tour. Excellent!
Great tour and guide! All the best! Ethel and Martin
Awesome tour awesome guide. Seriously worth every penny. Just wished I had realized how cold it would be in the colloseum.

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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Guido was fantastic! Knowledgeable, interesting and funny. He told us things that you wouldnt find in a guide book. Would reccommend him to anyone wanting to take this tour. Excellent!
Great tour and guide! All the best! Ethel and Martin
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Fantastic guide, plethora of knowledge and you can't sense the extreme passion of history he holds. Highly recommended for anyone.
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Awesome tour awesome guide. Seriously worth every penny. Just wished I had realized how cold it would be in the colloseum.
Great tour. I would’ve liked it a bit more of the guide opened up for questions during the tour i felt like i was interrupting every time i asked a question about a site. Also there were multiple points during the tour that i wished our guide had a high powered flashlight to point certain things out especially since it was a night tour. I did see another tour with a high powered light so it made me feel like our guide wasn’t as prepared. But overall great tour!
Really unique experience, great insight from guide
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very happy with all aspects of the tour
The tour was phenomenal, and Angela was great. She was so much fun, engaging, and knew a ton of information. I definitely recommend going with Walks of Italy.
What a lovely evening walk, tour and education! Our tour guide for the walk to the Colosseum from Piazza Venezia was very clearly more of a history than an architecture major - I would have preferred we stopped along the way at more of the buildings and discussed them -- instead of racing by so many of them to then stop and talk (longer than I prefer) about history. A better balance of both is really what I seek. The guide for the Colosseum was good but the past felt rushed at times, especially for the older couple who was with us.
Great tour and an excellent and informative guide (Elisa).
Giovanni was professional, knowledgable yet relaxed and humorous. The walk took in far more sites than I anticipated, and I feel it was very good value for money. Taking the tour at night provided a different aspect of the sites, especially the Colosseum, with fewer crowds.
Great tour - thank you.
This was our first Walks of Italy Tour on the night of our arrival and it was great. Tiberio, like all of the tour guides we had, expressed a real passion for the history. Tiberio's familiarity with the subjects was not betrayed by a lack of enthusiasm. He was tremendous!
We had a wonderful tour and the 2 guides we had were very interesting and knowledgeable. Really good value for money and they made it all amazing.
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Great tour very knowledgeable guides!!
The tour was fantastic! Tiberius was knowledgeable and funny! Once inside the Colosseum our new guide was just as wonderful (I don't remember her name). I will recommend this tour to anyone visiting Rome.
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Loved every minute of the tour.
Wonderful experience! Must do when in Rome! Thank you!
Both our guides extremely knowledgeable. Excellent service and tour. Highly recommended.
Our Colosseum at Night Tour was fantastic! I loved hearing all about the history of Rome, especially the bits you'd never read in a guide book! Fernando was brilliant, he made the tour both interesting and fun! I couldn't recommend this tour enough.
You could tell how passionate Ferdinando is about his city. He was great. I just wish he could have done the entire tour.
The tour was great and the guide was friendly and knowledgeable.
Tiberio was really amazing! He was so knowledgeable and entertaining - fabulous tour - I would recommend for everyone!
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This was an amazing tour! I really appreciated how strategic yall were in which other tours didn't interact with each other. I was under the impression this would only be a Colosseum tour, but we got more than we bargained for. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and taught us a lot about the history in Roma.
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Tiberius was great. Very entertaining and knowledgeable
Elena was a fantastic tour guide. She was knowledgeable, engaging, and charming. We had great time touring the colosseum!
Elena was a great guide! She had all this extra information you don't learn in history books which was really cool. We got to see parts of the city we normally wouldn't have looked at during the day as well. The Colosseum at night is worth seeing. I highly recommend this tour!
My husband & I very much enjoyed our Night Time VIP Colosseum tour with Julietta in Rome. The small tour was fabulous, and she interacted with us all, combining facts with humor. Definitely recommend.
Only issue would be the start of the tour starts to far from the Colossium
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Guido was fantastic! He answered all our questions and was just a wonderfully pleasant tour guide. We'd definitely seek him out for more tours!
Juliette is AMAZING and so knowledgeable. She was fun to walk with, she didn't annoy when speaking with "um" or "yeah?" or anything. She was perfect and so nice. It was very entertaining and ended up being 4 hours. We weren't bored for a second! This is a fantastic tour and really should be considered. Well worth the money. Thank you!!!! (Extra cool because it was as night as well)
Loved this tour. The guide was east to understand, and a lot of fun. She was excited to share this piece of history with us, and was very knowledgeable.
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Wonderful tour! Loved it
Would rather pay less for a shorter tour and have it only be the coloseum portion. The tour before was rather boring (albeit the guide was very nice and smart), just not what I really signed up for.
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Loved both our tours with Walks of Italy. Tour guides were knowledgeable and friendly. Over all great experience!