VIP Colosseum At Night Tour With Underground & Arena Floor

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2 hrs 45 mins

Max 24

Why take this tour?

Step inside the Colosseum after it closes and enjoy it with only a handful of other people on this very special tour. Special access means you'll have a chance to explore the Colosseum Underground, where men and beasts were kept before they took to the Colosseum floor. You'll experience this vantage point too, when you walk onto the arena floor to see the amphitheatre lit up and looming above you.

Highlights

  • Created with Sketch.View the magnificent Teatro di Marcello
  • Created with Sketch.Savour the Colosseum as the sun sets in Rome
  • Created with Sketch.Explore the Colosseum Arena Floor and Underground
  • Created with Sketch.Delight in stunning views of the Roman Forum from a special vantage point

Take your time on this special access, after-hours visit

The popularity of the Colosseum means it's often crowded, and during the summer it's always hot. On this special Colosseum at night tour you avoid both the masses and the sun to experience the world's most famous ruin in peace and comfort, lit up beautifully, with a small group of only 24 people. It's sightseeing with minimum stress and maximum awe.

As the sun sets over Rome, you'll meet your small group and expert guide near the old Jewish Ghetto then stroll through the beautiful neighborhood to the Teatro di Marcello. This ancient theatre is even older than the Colosseum and looks like a miniature version of it, making it the perfect sight to whet your appetite for what's to come.

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The popularity of the Colosseum means it's often crowded, and during the summer it's always hot. On this special Colosseum at night tour you avoid both the masses and the sun to experience the world's most famous ruin in peace and comfort, lit up beautifully, with a small group of only 24 people. It's sightseeing with minimum stress and maximum awe.

As the sun sets over Rome, you'll meet your small group and expert guide near the old Jewish Ghetto then stroll through the beautiful neighborhood to the Teatro di Marcello. This ancient theatre is even older than the Colosseum and looks like a miniature version of it, making it the perfect sight to whet your appetite for what's to come.

Arriving at the Colosseum, as the crowds empty out, you'll head inside for a uniquely intimate experience. Descend into the Colosseum Underground, or 'Hypogeum', to see the cells where animals and gladiators awaited their turns to kill or be killed. The underground can only be visited on pre-booked tours with a very limited number of tickets per day, so this is a rare opportunity!

Next you'll head back up to the arena floor; another special access area where guards will open the gates just for you. Here, you'll be walking in the footsteps of gladiators who, nearly 2,000 years ago, fought for glory (and their lives) on a floor just like this one. Not only is this the most atmospheric spot in the Colosseum, it's the best vantage point too, so take your time to soak it up.

To sweeten the deal, your guide will give you a full introduction to life in Ancient Rome before you enter the Colosseum. From a special vantage point overlooking the Roman Forum, you'll learn how Ancient Rome functioned, who its leaders were and why it eventually fell. Your guide for this tour will be a local expert on Roman history and architecture who will tell you fascinating stories about the glory and decadence of the Roman Empire. Meanwhile, small groups of 24 people or fewer will retain the intimacy of the evening and make it easier to hear and interact with your guide.

With the added context and incredible peace of your visit, you'll get so much more from this once-in-a-lifetime visit.

Important Update 2019

We regret that the Colosseum Night Tour tour is now unsuitable for children under six-years-old due to content within the Colosseum. Adults accompanied by children under six-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)
  • Teatro di Marcello (outside)
  • Colosseum Underground
  • Colosseum Arena Floor
  • Roman Forum overlook
  • The Capitoline Hill (piazza del Campidoglio)
  • Via Dei Fori Imperiali
  • Tour Includes
  • Special Access Colosseum at night tickets
  • Expert Walks guide
Start with the Teatro di Marcello at night
As you move through the Jewish Ghetto, your guide has stories and tales
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This was a very cool experience, and our guide was knowledgeable and made the whole experience a special one.


FAQ

Does the Colosseum ever close without warning?
Unfortunately, Yes. The Colosseum is subject to unforeseen closures due to weather conditions and worker strikes, as well as last minute changes in reservations, all of which are out of Walks of Italy (or any other tour operator's) control. If for any reason we cannot run the tour as described, we will contact you immediately, offering the best alternatives. Depending on the situation this might result in a modification of the itinerary or a change in the tour start time. Our aim is to offer you the highest level of service and in the rare occasion in which circumstances outside of our control mean that you cannot participate in a variation of this tour we will offer you a full refund.
Are selfie sticks allowed in the Colosseum?
Yes, but please be careful when using them - during the summer months they can be more dangerous than gladiators' weapons.
Is there wheelchair access in the Colosseum?
Wheelchair access in the Colosseum is limited at best and non-existent when its crowded. The specific route of this tour does not accomodate wheelchairs (as we have to go up and down stairs). If you use a wheelchair or have impaired mobility and would like to see the Colosseum, please contact our customer service department for private tour options at info@walksofitaly.com.
Does the order of the itinerary on this tour ever change?
Occasionally the sights on this tour are visited in a different order. This happens due to logistical changes and snap decisions made by our guides to avoid crowds and thus improve your visit.
Do we always see the sights in the same order that you have listed in the description?
No. Sometimes the order of our visits change due to logistical issues or your guide make a snap decision to avoid crowds in order to increase the quality of your visit.
What if the weather is bad (rain, snow, hail, etc.) on the day of my tour?
Our tours run rain or shine so please dress for the elements. We also ask you to please remember hats and sunscreen if you are taking this tour in the summer as it might be very hot.
Do I need to bring a photo identification with me?
Yes! This is especially important if you have purchased a student ticket because some sights will check when we arrive.
Is this tour wheelchair accessible?
No. Unfortunately, due to site restrictions we cannot accommodate wheelchairs on this tour. If you use a wheelchair and book this tour by accident, we are happy to offer you credit for a future tour that is wheelchair accessible anywhere in the world, or a full refund.