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Colosseum Guided Night Tour with with Arena Floor and Optional Underground

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Duration

    2 hours

  • Start time

    4:30pm

  • Meeting Point

    Make your way to the Trajan's Column, located at Via dei Fori Imperiali, 00187 Roma.

  • Ending Point

    The tour ends at the Colosseum

Key Highlights

  • Head out on this Night Tour to avoid the crowds and visit seldom-visited areas
  • Get regaled with the myriad tales of bravery, public life and royalty shrouding the Colosseum
  • Explore the Arena Floor and the Underground to grasp the sheer scale of the amphitheatre’s magnificence
  • Both printed and smartphone vouchers accepted!
  • Enjoy skip-the-line access to the Colosseum with exclusive access to arena floor of the Colosseum!
  • Enjoy the experience with expert English-speaking guide and groups no larger than 12

Overview

Avoid the crowd and the heat with this fantastic Night Tour of the Colosseum! The unique tour gives you an advantage over other group tours as it avoids the hectic days and takes you to the iconic amphitheatre at night when the tour groups and visitors have left. With groups accommodating not more than 12 people, you can rest assured that this will be an intimate experience with greater opportunity to listen in to the unheard tales of the city.

The journey begins at the Trajan’s Column, an ancient structure dating from 112 AD, located on Via dei Fori Imperiali next to Piazza Venezia. Head up Michelangelo’s staircase to reach the Campidoglio – the beautiful piazza outside the Capitoline Museums. The guide will find a little-known vantage point overlooking the Roman Forum (closed at this hour) and will talk about the history and architecture of the historic centre – pointing out temples, arches and the sanctuary of Ancient Rome’s famous Vestal Virgins. This is a sight that you surely won’t forget in a long, long time!

Inarguably, the most majestic structure of the Roman Empire, the Colosseum (originally known as the Flavian Amphitheatre) is inhabited by myriad tales of bravery, public life and royalty in ancient Rome. Despite the pillage of natural disasters, fires, pollution and wars, it is a living proof of the stunning architecture and strong masonry of the ancient world, and has served as a model for stadiums around the world. Dive back into the past as you get regaled with the history of a time when gladiatorial contests and mock sea battles were all the rage, with the venue being a source of entertainment for emperors and the public.

You will also visit the Arena floor where you will be amazed to see the magnitude of the Flavian Amphitheatre. What makes this tour even more interesting, though, is a trip to the Underground section, treading the tunnels that gladiators and beasts walked before being hoisted onto the arena floor via trap doors. You will venture into the place where few visitors have access to, especially at night - making this tour a truly exclusive affair!

About the Supplier: City Wonders are leaders in Italy tours and experiences. Their tours are insightful and entertaining with expert guides taking you around the city’s known as well as offbeat attractions. They believe in having a small group size to provide intimate experiences in all major cities of Italy.

Inclusions

  • Expert, English-speaking tour guide
  • Small groups of 12 people or fewer
  • Skip-the-Line access to the Colosseum
  • Entrance ticket & reservation fees
  • Special access to the Arena floor
  • Access to the Underground (with 7:30pm tours only)

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel transfers

Please note

Voucher information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other devices. (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)

The Underground Level of the Colosseum is only included in the tours on Saturdays departing at 7:30pm.

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.

Due to Colosseum security regulations, present a valid government-issued photo ID to enter. Passengers who fail to provide a valid proof of identity will be denied entry.

Additional info

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They are a nice bunch and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

Customer Reviews

  • 4
    The only way to view the Colosseum
    05/27/2016 Andrew Graff, United States

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