Colosseum,
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.

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.

We'll not be able to confirm any orders until Tuesday the 16th of April - for now all orders will be placed on back-ordered status, in a first-come, first-served ticket queue. As ever with us, you'll be charged nothing until we are able to confirm your order. We are assuming the timings will be the same as last year, but even that has yet to be confirmed!

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!

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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 236 ratings. See all 174 reviews

    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.
    5 stars
    LS, United Kingdom (Great Britain)
    5th Jul 2018
    Incredible, the sights were amazing, and the walk up to the Colosseum was so interesting, the tour guide was fantastic and the Colosseum itself of course doesn't disappoint
    5 stars
    JS, Canada
    16th Jun 2018
    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. However, the tour did inexplicably end 10 minutes early and it's misleading to think you're in the Colosseum for the full 2 hours. The meeting place is about a 10 minute walk from the Colosseum and you make the journey at a slow pace, stopping to look at ruins along the way. Once at the Colosseum, there are no lines to deal with. You clear security and go right inside. This tour is expensive but a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
    5 stars
    Alena, United States
    16th Jun 2018
    The tour started with a walk from the Altare della Patria to the Colosseum. The tour guide talked about the history of the ruins along the walk. Then the tour switched to the underground Colosseum which was true special. This is the most enjoyable and the best valued tour we have had in Italy.
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