Night Tours.

Guided tours of the Colosseum after dark.

A 'Colosseum by night' tour is a special way to explore Ancient Rome ... temperatures are lower, the crowds are gone, the atmosphere is unique and the effects are magical!
“If I could rate just the time inside the Colosseum in the hands of the amazing Archeologist/Guide, this would easily be 10 stars. Unbelievable experience to be in a nearly empty Colosseum as the sun set, listening to the history.”
JS, Canada
“The entire tour was amazing, worth every penny. We had our 12 yr old son and he really loved it too! much better than seeing it daytime in the crowds. Thank you for a great experience!”
JM, United Kingdom.

Colosseum & dungeons night tour

These incredibly popular - understandably so - tours are back for 2019, running from the 22nd of April right through until the first week of January 2020. Demand always outsrips supply, and unless you book well in advance you're likely to be disappointed. For now we know that the tour will be even more spectacular, enriched by a multimedia experience entitled 'Il sogno del Gladiatore' - the Gladiator's dream, but detail is still thin on the ground - we'll update here as soon as things are clearer. Note that the realistic content means that children under 6 are not allowed to join these tours.

The capital of the ancient Roman Empire was at its most resplendent under a full moon, and your visit will be illuminated by your own 'private moon', the better to recreate the atmosphere of old. This is likely the most evocative and magical way in which to experience the splendour and history of the Colosseum, with the tour lasting about 75 minutes and including an after-dark trip through the underground areas of this ancient monument. Also included is a downloadable 'Colosseum and Roman Forum' ebook guide in PDF, mobi and epub formats.

All is rendered especially majestic as a result of the special lighting and effects, not to mention the relative lack of visitors!

There are tours in English and Italian, with various start times between 8.00 and 10.30 PM approximately.

Tours run on the following days:

Please note that in the case of bad weather the tours may not be able to go ahead, especially in winter months. You should always show up for the tour as decisions are often made at the eleventh hour and you would not want to miss out!

« Full range of The Colosseum dungeon night, Rome

At a glance details:

  •     This is a full 'skip-the-queue' ticket.

  •     The tour lasts approximately 75 minutes.

  •     You'll be going directly to the Colosseum entrance.

  •     The dungeon areas are uneven and largely unpaved and as such this tour is not suited for wheelchair users or persons of markedly reduced mobility.

  •     Voucher must be printed. You must print these vouchers in order to exchange them for your tickets - an email or a copy of the voucher on your phone or mobile device will not suffice.

  •     You will be part of a group tour that will number under 25 people.

  •     The date and time of your visit cannot be modified so please be sure to arrive on time - it's recommended that you're there at least 20 minutes before start time.

    Colosseum & dungeons night tour

    4.6 stars out of 5 from 242 ratings. See all 177 reviews

    5 stars
    DC, United Kingdom (Great Britain)
    22nd Jun 2019
    Four of colosseum with Flavia was fantastic - really informative and clearly had lots of knowledge. Kids loved it. The tour prior to the colosseum with Felix was amazing - we all loved his story-telling ability and anecdotes. Fantastic! My son said he needs a pay rise!
    5 stars
    RH, United Kingdom (Great Britain)
    4th Jun 2019
    Excellent tour, something a little different
    5 stars
    MB, Ireland
    28th May 2019
    Unbelievable experience. So good and so quiet. It made the experience better. No rushing.
    5 stars
    JM, United Kingdom (Great Britain)
    10th Aug 2018
    The entire tour was amazing, worth every penny. We had our 12 yr old son and he really loved it too! much better than seeing it daytime in the crowds. The first part of the tour was also brilliant - learnt loads of interesting info about Rome and its history. The Colosseum at night was spectacular, dungeons creepy and atmospheric and the tour made our trip to Rome extra special. Thank you for a great experience!
    5 stars
    AS, Denmark
    15th Jul 2018
    We bought two tours. "Special Colosseum and Dungeon night tour", and "Circus Maximus and Domus Aurea". Thank you so much - the tours were excellent and we had a very good and enlightening time. Next time in Rome, we will find you again :-)
    5 stars
    WJ, United States
    10th Jul 2018
    The guide was excellent. The additional information on the way to the Colosseum was outstanding.
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