Avoid the crowds on our Colosseum & 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.[readmore] Our tour starts with Trajan’s Column, moving past Piazza Venezia and up Michelangelo’s staircase to reach the Campidoglio – the beautiful piazza outside the Capitoline Museums also 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.
A sure highlight of our tour comes when we venture into the Underground, treading the tunnels that gladiators and beasts walked before being hoisted onto the arena floor via trap doors. Few visitors have the opportunity to visit the Colosseum underground, and fewer still see it at night, making this peaceful, spooky visit even more special.
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.
On this tour, some of the venues or parts of the venue may be subject to last-minute, unpredictable closures. When this occurs, we are happy to offer customers an extended tour in keeping with the advertised total length of the tour.Read more
Unfortunately the tour can not accomodate kids 0-6 years old due to safety reasons
It is the responsibility of all visitors to be at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure. Guests arriving after departure cannot be accommodated and missed tours or tickets cannot be refunded
This tour involves a fair amount of walking, hills, and stairs; comfortable shoes are recommended
We regret that we are unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs, strollers or baby carriages
some of the venues or parts of the venue may be subject to last-minute, unpredictable closures. When this occurs, we are happy to offer customers an extended tour in keeping with the advertised total length of the tour
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