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Key Details

City: Rome


Duration: 2hrs 45mins


Start Time: Times vary

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.

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.

You'll start near the Jewish Ghetto for a look at the Teatro di Marcello, an ancient theater that looks like a miniature Colosseum, then head over to the main event just as the last of the daytime crowds empty out. You'll experience the arena in all its glory as you explore the nearly empty ruin with your expert guide telling hair-raising tales of its bloody past. Your experience won't just be more intimate, it will be much more comfortable now that the sun has gone down.

See How Gladiators Lived in the Colosseum Underground

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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.

You'll start near the Jewish Ghetto for a look at the Teatro di Marcello, an ancient theater that looks like a miniature Colosseum, then head over to the main event just as the last of the daytime crowds empty out. You'll experience the arena in all its glory as you explore the nearly empty ruin with your expert guide telling hair-raising tales of its bloody past. Your experience won't just be more intimate, it will be much more comfortable now that the sun has gone down.

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!

Important Update 2019

We regret that the Colosseum Night Tour tour is now unsuitable for children under 6 years old due to content within the Colosseum. Adults accompanied by children under 6 years old will not be allowed to take this tour due to Colosseum rules. Please contact us for more information.

  • 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 & Arena Floor at night
  • Expert Walks of Italy tour guide
  • Small groups of 24 people or fewer
  • Headsets

Reviews

5-stars from over 1598 Customer Reviews

This tour was the best thing we did during our stay in Rome. Visiting during the night was amazing. The view was great, it wasn’t as hot as during the day and the Colosseum was almost empty as it was after closing hours. We never do guided tours, but our guide (Michele) was incredible. His enthusiasm, knowledge and kindness made everything even better. The way he shared his information was funny, easy and detailed. We’d love to tour with him again.

Rebecca

Jul 09, 2019

Jane

Jul 14, 2019

Alison

Jul 13, 2019

Loved the tour and having small crowds in the colloseum. Would have helped to have just a bit more light inside the colloseum to be able to see things that the guide was explaining a bit better. The first guide was especially knowledgeable and enjoyable to listen to. I loved having the earpiece so I could hear clearly at all times.

LAURA

Jul 11, 2019

It was a wonderful tour! Memories will last a lifetime! Thank you!!!

Rimma

Jul 10, 2019

We had 2 different guides. Our first was very knowledgeable- once we got to the Colosseum, we switched to someone who seemed more scripted. Wish we could have kept the same one throughout. I am giving 5 stars for the first guide. Would give the 2nd a 3.

Pamela

Jul 10, 2019

This tour was the best thing we did during our stay in Rome. Visiting during the night was amazing. The view was great, it wasn’t as hot as during the day and the Colosseum was almost empty as it was after closing hours. We never do guided tours, but our guide (Michele) was incredible. His enthusiasm, knowledge and kindness made everything even better. The way he shared his information was funny, easy and detailed. We’d love to tour with him again.

Rebecca

Jul 09, 2019

Jane

Jul 14, 2019

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Important Information

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