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, with the exception of children under the age of one, is required to have a ticket - this is the policy of the local authorities.

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

    4.7 stars out of 5 from 114 ratings. See all 88 reviews

    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.
    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