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Colosseum Night Tours

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Colosseum & dungeons night tour

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! The tour ends with an exhibition entitled 'Colosseum. An icon'

There are tours in English at 8.40 PM, 10.10 PM, in Italian at 20.20, 20.50 and 22.30 PM, and in Spanish at 22.40 PM.

Tours run on the following days:

  • March: Saturdays only.
  • April & May: Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
  • June to September: every day of the week.
  • October: Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
  • November: Fridays and Saturdays.
  • December: Saturdays only.
Special Colosseum and dungeon night tour (2 hours)

A chance to enjoy areas not normally accessible to the public in the company of an experienced guide. This night walking tour lasts about two hours and 15 minutes, with varying start times from 7.00 PM to 9.10 PM, and includes major sights such as the Colosseum, the Roman Forum and the Imperial forums. 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 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.


To reserve your tickets for these Colosseum after dark tours, just fill out the booking form, supply us with credit card details, and we'll do the rest. There will be no charge whatsoever until we confirm your reservation. We'll then point you to our secure page, where you can print out your entry voucher. Print it out, take it with you and present it at the pre-arranged meeting point. As simple as that!

4.6 stars out of 5 from 219 ratings. See all 158 reviews

5 stars
UM, United States
18th Sep 2017
Larissa and Christina provided an amazing experience! Their knowledge and passion were fantastic, bringing the incredible history of Rome and the Colosseum alive. The only caveat is that we experienced some slight trepidation waiting for Larissa to arrive at the meeting point, not entirely sure that someone would actually arrive.
5 stars
AG, United Kingdom (Great Britain)
9th Sep 2017
Great Tour. Learned a lot about the Roman way of life and the Colosseum
5 stars
JM, United States
6th Sep 2017
We had a great time. Tour was very informative.
5 stars
SN, Australia
5th Sep 2017
The tour was fantastic. Both guides were very knowledgeable and easy to understand. The tour was very informative about the history and restoration of the various sites that were covered. We also had enough time to experience the various Colosseum site areas for ourselves. Would highly recommend this tour!
5 stars
LT, United States
4th Sep 2017
Tour was very good Guide was fun and knowledgeable
5 stars
GS, Australia
25th Aug 2017
We thoroughly enjoyed our night tour through the Colleseum and dungeons.
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A glimpse of the atmosphere you can expect if you join us on one of our exclusive 'after-dark' tours of the Colosseum - and their dungeons - in Rome. Lasting a little over two hours, this tour also takes in the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia and other highlights, over and above the enchanting and atmospheric tour of the majestic Colosseum and the haunting 'dungeon' areas.