An evocative tour that brings Ancient Rome to life in an intimate way.

Tread the ancient ways once the crowds - and the temperatures - have dissipated.
“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 :-)” AS, Denmark.
“The tour exceeded our expectations. Alfredo was a fantastic tour guide, very informative and entertaining. It was a beautiful night, and having the Colosseum to ourselves was a dream. I couldn't think of anyway to improve - it was perfect.”

After Dark.

An official guided visit lasting over 2 hours.


Exclusive Colosseum After Dark Tour, with Dungeons & Arena Floor - 2 Hours

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Special after-dark tours of the Colosseum when it is closed to other visitors. Atmospheric, evocative - a unique Roman experience.

A chance to enjoy areas not normally accessible to the public in the company of an experienced guide; explore major sights such as the Colosseum and its dungeons, the Roman Forum and the Imperial forums, all with no crowds, moonlight and cool evening breezes! Highlights include:

  • Colosseum in lights (exterior and interior).
  • Colosseum underground & arena floor.
  • An overview of the Roman Forum (exterior only).
  • Piazza Venezia, the Vittorio Emanuele II Monument.
  • Mussolini's balcony and imperial thoroughfare.
  • The Via Dei Fori Imperiali.

This atmospheric tour starts at Trajan's Column, exploring the surrounding area including the monumental facade of the Vittoriano monument, the Piazza Venezia and the Via dei Fori Imperiali. You'll visit the Imperial and Roman Forums - the heart of political, religious and public life in ancient Rome - and enjoy a wonderful view of the Palatine Hill before proceeding to the Colosseum. Please note that the tour will provide an external view of the Forums and Palatine Hill, it doesn't include entrance to these locations.

Your guide on this evocative night tour will bring the ancient Colosseum to life with interesting descriptions and stories about the monument, the workings of the Colosseum and the lives of the gladiators who fought and died here. Everything is much cooler and more comfortable at night, the crowds have departed, and you'll have a unique opportunity to experience these monuments in the dusk light and sunset.

The tour includes your experienced, English-speaking guide, headphones and special priority access to the Colosseum in a tour of no more than 25 people. Please note that everyone is required to have a ticket - this is the policy of the local authorities. Note that the realistic content featured in the multimedia presentation means that children under 6 are not allowed to join these tours.

At a glance details:

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

  •     The tour lasts approximately 2 hours 15 minutes.

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

  •     You'll be meeting close to the Colosseum, at Trajan's Column.

  •     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.

  •     You may use a copy of your voucher on a mobile device to gain admittance.

  •     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 15 to 20 minutes before start time.

    Special Colosseum Dungeons By Night tour

    4.6 stars out of 5 from 123 ratings. See all 94 reviews

    5 stars
    CA, United States
    3rd Aug 2019
    the experience was great! tour guide was very informative on all accounts and spoke english very well :)
    5 stars
    MA, United Kingdom (Great Britain)
    29th Jun 2019
    This was an amazing tour, it gave me goose bumps! I have been told that the day tours are very busy so wanted to avoid this - so glad we did as we got to see so much and didn't feel rushed or pushed through like cattle. We had the added drama of a lightning storm in the distance which made it even more incredible. The tour guides were full of wonderful information who also made it fun too. What an amazing place, I feel very privileged to have been there and got out alive ! Hahahahaha. Thank you so much.
    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
    MK, United States
    28th May 2019
    Guides were informative. Seeing the monuments after dark was a nice way to explore without the massive daytime crowds