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Colosseum Tour: Guided Night Tour with Underground Access

  • When does it run?
    Daily
  • Start time
    7pm - subject to availability (please check the availability calendar) 
  • Duration
    2 hours
Inclusions
  • Expert English-speaking tour guide
  • Small groups of 12 people or fewer
  • Skip-the-Line Access to the Colosseum
  • Entrance ticket & reservation fee for the Colosseum
  • Headsets when appropriate

Key Highlights

  • Discover the iconic and awe-inspiring Colosseum with a unique perspective
  • Head out on this Night Tour to avoid the crowds and visit seldom-visited areas
  • Admire Michelangelo's artistic genius at the beautiful Piazza Venezia
  • 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!
  • Admire the majestic Roman Forum (from outside)
  • Enjoy the services of an English-speaking guide
  • Group size: Not more than 12 people per group

Overview

Avoid the crowd and the heat with this fantastic Night Tour of the Colosseum, that additionally covers the Underground as well as the Arena Floor. 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 25 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.

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Duration

    2 hours

  • Start time

    7pm - subject to availability (please check the availability calendar) 

  • Meeting Point

    Make your way to the Trajan's Column, located at Via dei Fori Imperiali, 00187 Roma
    In warm weather, your tour coordinator will be waiting here wearing a blue polo shirt with the City Wonders logo printed on it, and in cool weather, a blue jacket of the same design.

    Please arrive at the specified meeting point ready for a prompt departure. City Wonders strongly recommends you consult a map before leaving for the meeting point.

  • Ending Point

    The tour ends at the Colosseum

Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions

  • Expert English-speaking tour guide
  • Small groups of 12 people or fewer
  • Skip-the-Line Access to the Colosseum
  • Entrance ticket & reservation fee for the Colosseum
  • Headsets when appropriate

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off

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!)

In warm weather, your tour coordinator will be waiting here wearing a blue polo shirt with the City Wonders logo printed on it, and in cool weather, a blue jacket of the same design.

Please arrive at the specified meeting point ready for a prompt departure. City Wonders strongly recommends you consult a map before leaving for the meeting point.

If arriving by taxi:

Ask the taxi driver to take you to Piazza Foro Traiano. You will see the roughly 30m high Trajan’s Column as you enter the Piazza, and the meeting point is up the steps on the platform next to it.

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.

Unfortunately this tour is not suitable for those with mobility problems.

We are unable to accommodate strollers or baby carriages on our group tours.

Photography is permitted throughout the tour.

Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.

In case of last minute closure, for example of the Roman Forum, our guide will still be providing a thorough explanation from the outside and offer an extended tour of the Colosseum instead.

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.

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

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

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