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Rome: Colosseum by Night Tour with Arena Floor

Rome: Colosseum by Night Tour with Arena Floor

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See the Colosseum and Ancient Rome by night, when you can beat the crowds and experience the breathtaking views from the upper level with this exclusive access. Be amazed by the various piazzas, statues, museums, and more.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 2 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • See the Colosseum in a different light on this original night walking tour, visiting after the crowds have left
  • Admire the ancient graffiti on the Colosseum walls
  • Walk by the Roman Forum, the heart of the Roman Republic
  • Use your Special Access ticket to walk on the Arena Floor and visit the Colosseum Underground (if option selected)
Full description

Covid-19 Update

Due to health and safety regulations, this itinerary may change. See Know before you go for the latest updates.

Enjoy a hassle-free tour of the Colosseum and Ancient Rome at night and avoid the crowds. Your tour starts with a smooth stroll along the Roman Forum.  As the light fades, you will see the heart of Rome’s historic center, with its temples, arches, and the sanctuary of Ancient Rome’s famous Vestal Virgins. On your way down Via dei Fori Imperiali, you will see the highlight of your tour: the Roman Colosseum. At this time of night, the Colosseum is virtually empty so you will have a rare experience as your guide leads you around, explaining the history and characters that make the place so fascinating. You will wander the arena floor and see centuries-old graffiti on the Colosseum’s walls. Your tour ends before midnight, 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 – a more peaceful, beautiful, and atmospheric place at this time than ever.
Includes
  • Skip-the-line entrance to the Colosseum
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Special Access to Arena Floor
  • Access to Colosseum Underground (if option selected)
  • Semi-private group of up to 12 people for a personalized experience
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are 12 years and older must present a Green Pass that is valid in the EU and has a verifiable QR code. Valid Green Passes can be obtained by uploading either proof of vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months, a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts, or a negative antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts to the Green Pass or Covid Certificate apps
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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Meeting point

Please be at the meeting location 15 minutes before departure time. Late-comers won't be able to join the tour. Please note: the meeting point is not at the Colosseum. The tour commences on the platform directly in front of Trajan’s Column. Trajan’s Column is located on Via dei Fori Imperiali next to Piazza Venezia. When standing right in front and facing the Victor Emmanuel II Monument (a.k.a. the “Wedding Cake), it’s directly to the left across the street. Your tour coordinator will be waiting here wearing either a blue polo shirt or blue jacket with the City Wonders logo printed on it. 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.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Due to ongoing COVID-19 preventative measures, the Arena will not currently be visited
  • A passport or valid ID document is mandatory
  • This tour is not accessible for people with reduced mobility
  • Children under 6 years old cannot join this tour
  • This tour involves a fair amount of walking, hills, and stairs
  • Large bags or suitcases will not be permitted, and there are no cloakroom facilities for storage
  • Strollers cannot be accommodated
  • Please note, from August 6th 2021 all public venues in Italy will require visitors above the age of 12 to present a COVID-19 green certificate and an ID, proving that they are fully vaccinated (with an EMA-approved vaccine), or that they have been tested (PCR or antigen) with a negative result within the last 48 hours, or that they have recovered from COVID-19 (with a PCR or antigen test result) at least 15 days and no more than 6 months old. Green Passes must be in Italian or English and can be presented in digital or printed formats.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 353 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Service
    4.6/5
  • Organization
    4.6/5

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I wish the Paltine Hill was a little earlier, so we could see the area better. Our guide was good. The Collseum guide was sort of ok. Also it was to many people the underground. It was hard to hear if you were at the end because the radio box would cut out.

August 4, 2021

What is not quite clear from the description is that it is a two-part tour. Before you get into the Colosseum, there is a small tour (approx. 1 hour) in advance. Personally, I was very excited about this part. You get some interesting information about Trajan, the Capitol, why ancient Rome lies deeper, etc. Then we go to the Colosseum - in our case unfortunately with a new guide. Both parts of the tour were very interesting, but we found our guides much more empathetic in the first part. Nevertheless, I can only recommend this tour to everyone. The Colosseum at night is much more relaxed than during the day.

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January 6, 2020

This was incredible. Our Guide was amazing and so knowledgable. It was a great tour to take on our first day in Rome after disembarking from our Cruise. The Colosseum is so amazing to see lit up at night. The group is not gigantic and you have such personalized experience entering the Area after typical tour hours. Yes, it's going to be pricier than if you went in the day and bought your ticket per Rick Steves for like 12 Euro- but .... go big or go .... how often do you get to see the Colosseum? and then how ofter do you get to see it at night? My 20yo, 17yo, the 53yo and this 50yo were impressed- and glad to have gone!

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December 6, 2019

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