Skip the Line Colosseum Underground and Ancient Rome by Night

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See the Colosseum in a different light, when this ancient structure is at its most beautiful and its most mysterious. Venture into the Colosseum underground and explore the passages once walked by gladiators and animals before their battles. See nearby sights from the Campidoglio as the guide takes you through Ancient Rome.


Night Tours in Rome
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Trajan's column
2 hours and 30 minutes
daily at 7:00 PM
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Avoid the crowds on our Colosseum and Ancient Rome by Night tour, visiting this iconic sight after the tour groups and visitors have gone home. As day gives way to night we see the Colosseum in a new light, as an ancient structure filled with more shadows than shuffling feet, where the shady history of this spectacular arena can truly be appreciated.

Often rated as one of the world's best travel experiences, the Colosseum is at the top of the to-do list for most visitors to Rome. It's hardly surprising then that when Rome is busy, the Colosseum is chaotic. Take the hassle out of your Colosseum visit by traveling with us, in a small group, after the crowd has passed.

Our tour starts with the Campidoglio - the beautiful piazza outside the Capitoline Museums designed by Michelangelo, whose curved surface resembles the face of an egg. We'll round the museums to find a little-known vantage point overlooking the Roman Forum (closed at this hour). As the light fades, your expert, English-speaking guide will talk you through the heart of Rome's historic center - pointing out temples, arches and the sanctuary of Ancient Rome's famous Vestal Virgins.

On your way down the hill, your guide will point out Caesar's and Augustus' Forums among other ruins. Then it's on to the highlight of our tour - the Roman Colosseum.

At this time of night the Colosseum is virtually empty, so your experience as your guide leads you around, explaining the history and characters that make it so fascinating, will be a rare one. We'll wander the arena floor from where you'll understand the magnitude of Ancient Rome's foremost amphitheater and venture into the underground, treading the tunnels that gladiators and beasts walked before being hoisted onto the arena floor via trap doors. Few visitors ever get to visit the Colosseum underground, and fewer still see it at night, making this peaceful, spooky visit even more special.

Our Colosseum by Night Tour travels in small, intimate groups, preserving the peace of the evening and ensuring that your guide will have time to answer all your questions.

Our tour ends when the night is only starting in Rome. Head to the nearby Monti area for dinner or take some time to wander around and photograph the Colosseum - more peaceful, beautiful and atmospheric at this time than ever.


  • Campidoglio

  • The Roman Forum (view from above, at Campidoglio)

  • The Forum of Julius Caesar (from outside)

  • Trajan's Market and Column (from outside)

  • The Colosseum

  • The Colosseum Arena

  • The Colosseum Underground


  • Guided tour

  • Skip the Line Entrance to the Colosseum

  • Headsets when needed

  • English speaking tour guide


  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

  • Meals and drinks

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • Infants up to 3 years old travel for free and do not require a reservation.

  • This tour involves a fair amount of walking and comfortable shoes are recommended. We regret that we are unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or mobility impairments and those with pushchairs, buggies, strollers or baby carriages on our group tours.

  • Tour will be operated with a maximum of 25 guests.

  • Booking modifications made within 72 hours of tour date will be charged an amendment fee.

  • This tour is operated in English only.

  • Extra measures may be implemented at some venues due to heightened global security. As a result, we may experience delays in getting through mandatory security checks when entering these venues. Extra measures may also restrict the size of bags that can be brought inside. To avoid disruptions or possible denied entry, we strongly suggest that you avoid bringing large purses, bags, or backpacks on your tour. The Colosseum does not have any cloakroom facilities in which to store such items.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 4 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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