What To Expect
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.
The Roman Forum (view from above, at Campidoglio)
The Forum of Julius Caesar (from outside)
Trajan's Market and Column (from outside)
The Colosseum Arena
Skip the Line Entrance to the Colosseum
Headsets when needed
Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Meals and drinks
Tips and gratuities
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.
All our card payments are protected by thawte to give you peace of mind.
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