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Special Visit by Night: Colosseum Tour with Arena Floor & Optional Underground

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Roma, Italy
Special Visit by Night: Colosseum Tour with Arena Floor & Optional Underground

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icon2 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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Overview

Tour the amphitheater and other sites of Ancient Rome under the atmospheric cover of darkness during this evening tour. Learn about the ruins of the Roman Forum seen from the Piazza del Campidoglio, and enter the Colosseum after the daytime crowds have disappeared and the temperature has dropped.
  • Sightsee in the cooler evening temperatures and see Rome’s top attractions without the busy daytime crowds.
  • Walk around the Colosseum’s reconstructed arena floor, in the space where gladiator battles were fought.
  • Admire recently discovered graffiti dating back to the late Middle Ages.
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 20 people.

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

See the Colosseum—including typically off-limits areas—after dark, when crowds disperse and temps drop.
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Skip-the-Line Access to the Colosseum including the Arena Floor
Small groups of 20 people or fewer
Roman Forum is seen from the outside only
Special Access to Colosseum Underground by Night (ONLY included at 7:30pm on Saturdays)
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks
Trajan's Column , Via dei Fori Imperiali, 00187 Roma RM, Italy

The tour starts on the platform directly in front of Trajan’s Column: located on Via dei Fori Imperiali near Piazza Venezia. Standing right in front and facing the Victor Emmanuel II Monument, it’s directly to the left across the street. The guide will be waiting there wearing a blue polo shirt.

Colosseum , Piazza del Colosseo, 1, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Avoid bringing large purses, bags, or backpacks on your tour.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • We regret that we are unable to accommodate guest below 6 years old due to venue security reason.
  • Due to Colosseum security regulations, a PASSPORT OR VALID ID DOCUMENT IS MANDATORY to join this tour
  • Please note: The Underground Level of the Colosseum is only included in the tours on Saturdays departing at 7:30 PM
  • Please note: All participant names are required at the time of booking in order to enter the Colosseum. Every customer is required to carry a valid ID that matches the name on the ticket, or an entry will be refused. Name changes are not permitted once the booking is confirmed
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Due to the fact that Colosseum by Night at 19:30 or later includes Underground entry tickets, which must be purchased using the full name of each passenger and cannot be modified or cancelled, no refund will be given for any tour cancellation once the tickets are purchased on the passengers’ behalf.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY City Wonders Ltd
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Special Visit by Night: Colosseum Tour with Arena Floor & Optional Underground?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Special Visit by Night: Colosseum Tour with Arena Floor & Optional Underground.
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What is the social distancing policy during Special Visit by Night: Colosseum Tour with Arena Floor & Optional Underground?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Special Visit by Night: Colosseum Tour with Arena Floor & Optional Underground.

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  • "There are stairs and lots of walking so the requirement of moderate fitness by the tour operator is accurate." See review
  • "Honestly, it's a good tour, but go during the day." See review
  • "The Colosseum at night is lovely, and the underground and arena floor is a must." See review

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star-5
Coliseum
richard_s
, Aug 2022
The guide was very informative and did a great job pointing out highlights. Answered all of our questions completely
star-5
Wonderful experience
nesser12
, Aug 2022
Francesca was an amazing tour guide. She was so passionate about history, she gave us so many fascinating details. This tour was a highlight of our trip!
star-1
We are out of approximately 450 euros and we’ve seen coliseum from the outside
Rosanne_G
, Aug 2022
Due to an unforeseen situation we arrived at the coliseum approximately 10 minutes late. We called the number on our reservation and spoke to someone who said they would try to get in touch with the tour guide but could not. We could not join our tour. Now you have kept our money and have made no attempts to see if we could salvage this situation
star-4
Great Tour; Fair instructions to meet
Louis_A
, Jul 2022
The tour itself was fantastic. I would've given Viator a 5 star if it wasn't for the following: A clear message to an email showing where the meeting place is going be with instructions on how to get there. Once at the meeting place , we didn't see a sign that said Viator but city tours. We didn't know it was one in the same. So after 10 minutes waiting for a Viator sign we asked the tour guide who had our names. This could've have gone a bit smoother. Otherwise, it was a great informative tour. I would use their services again.
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
Giuseppe makes Colosseum come to LIFE11
Lena_L
, Jul 2022
Our tour was excellent!! Our guide Giuseppe was able to make us feel as if we were back in time, about ready to experience all that took place in the Colosseum! His knowledge and enthusiasm was contagious. If you can request him we would highly recommend it.
star-5
The tour guide was very...
Brenda_O
, Jul 2022
The tour guide was very knowledgeable. He kept us inside and outside the coliseum with historical events.
star-2
Not a “night” tour, beware
Bree_S
, Jul 2022
This was not a night tour, it was a 5pm tour that started far from the colosseum, with a 5:35 entrance to the colosseum (last of the DAY). It ended at 7pm, at which time restroom’s were closed and staff was eager to get everyone out. There was no access to the lower or upper parts of the colosseum. There were no opportunities to ask questions.
star-4
Good Colosseum Tour for First Time Visitors - Standard Tour
Carrie_M
, Jul 2022
Overall, this was a good tour. I have visited Rome and the Colosseum several times previously, and I felt that our guide was informative and kept a good pace. We had maybe 20 people on the tour, so we appreciated that it wasn't an extra large group. It was my husband's first time in Rome and he LOVED this tour. The Colosseum was the most important site on his Italy bucket list and this ended up being a good fit for what we wanted. We especially appreciate that the tour began at 1700, towards the end of the heat of the day because we were in Rome during a heat wave and it was right around 100F every day we were there in June / July. The guide's English was also very good / she was easy to understand and she seemed very knowledgeable. To clarify though: this is NOT a night tour. The Colosseum is NOT really open at night. And while the tour begins at 1700, it ends at 1900, which is hours before the sun sets in Rome during the summer months. Prepare for heat and little to no shade as well as lots of walking and stair climbing up and down. Finally, the guide is NOT wearing a blue polo. I believe it was "City Tours" that offers this walking tour of the Colosseum and a little bit of the old Roman Forum, and so while the meeting place is very well described / spot on, the guides are not wearing blue polos so make sure you ask around. Our guide approached us and had our names, so eventually we figured out where we needed to be.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-1
Don’t use city wonders.
Demitri_G
, Jul 2022
Terrible. Tour changed my time and left without me. Brutal. Would not go on tour again if it was free. Should be taken off Viator.
star-5
Great tour!
Nicholas_M
, Jul 2022
This tour was great! Our tour guide was Vasco and he was really knowledgeable about the colosseum and the history of Rome regarding its use. He asked us questions and kept us engaged. My friends and I really enjoyed the tour!
star-5
Very good tour, guide...
James_P
, Jul 2022
Very good tour, guide very knowledgeable. Took his time during the tour interesting facts and stories.
star-4
Colosseum tour by night (but not really as it’s broad daylight at 5!)
Louise_R
, Jul 2022
It was a very interesting tour. Our guide Nicola was very knowledgeable about Rome, the history and origins of the colosseum. The audio devices were good and made it easy for us to listen to his commentary. One downside was that the tour started up the road from the colosseum which meant we had a 20-30 min walk in the heat. We learnt a lot along the way but it was quite warm. If you’re on a hop on hop off bus I would recommend the Venetian palace stop as your place to get off - not the colosseum as you’ll walk an hour there and back otherwise (like we did!!) There is a lift in the colosseum which was great for my dad as his knees arent strong anymore. There is only one lift so once you finish the tour upstairs you have to walk back around. But hey ho it’s a very old building, you can’t expect modern comforts! All in all, a good informative tour. So glad we did it and saw it all.
star-1
Pathetic
Randy_T
, Jul 2022
You canceled on me the day we were supposed to go, it was the last day in Rome and the last thing we were going to do
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
Guide was good but didn’t...
Virginia_C
, Jul 2022
Guide was good but didn’t go explore anything below main entrance and was looking for an unique experience. Other members of tour also expected something different. Not a good value based on what we did.
star-1
Bad Experience
Monica_G
, Jun 2022
To start, the person greeting us was wearing a white button down shirt as opposed to the blue polo as stated in the booking information. We arrived at the stated time of 4:45. We had to wait until 5:25 in 100 degree weather for our tour to begin. Our guide was extremely late, unapologetic and just blamed “the trains”. Being at minimum 25 minutes behind scheduled departure, she proceeded to speed walk down past the sights and attractions on the way to the colosseum faster than we could keep up. No real explanation other than a windy unintelligible cursory mention of sites that we had no time to stop and either admire, take pictures, or observe as we were simply trying to keep up as she was minimum 50 feet ahead. Once we arrived at the Colosseum she finally slowed down to a manageable pace. Her description of the Colosseum was undynamic and repetitive going over and over the same facts ( some of which were inaccurate!) She rushed by the informative information on the second floor without allowing us to read what appeared to be historical accounts of the building of the structure. We found ourselves trying to take in what the guides of other groups were saying as she rambled on with her repetitive monologue. Some in our group gave up and left early. By the time she concluded her lack luster tour with us we had been with her 1 hour and 24 minutes ( Yes, we timed it) out of the promised 2 hours! Did we see the Colosseum? Yes Did we get a tour? No!! We had an uninteresting, rambling woman who obviously did not care she ruined our visit to this UNESCO historical site by her tardiness and lack of knowledge of what she was presenting. It was a waste of our money!!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Nice tour!
Patty_Z
, Jun 2022
Nicola was excellent. Would recommend this 5pm tour as the heat earlier in the day would have made this tour less enjoyable.
star-1
Disappointed
Michael_G
, Jun 2022
First of all the title says “Night Tour”. It was at 5 o’clock when the sun was beating on us. We were the only tour that made us meet half a mile from the Colosseum. For what this tour cost us we should have been handed a bottle of water because of the distance we had to walk & the heat. Our tour guide was also not very good. She was very hard to understand & just kept repeating the same things over and over. All in all we were very disappointed with this tour & ended up touring it by ourselves.
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
Brilliant experience, highly recommended!!
Alexandra_B
, Jun 2022
Our tour guide David was outstanding. He brilliantly led the tour by blending historical facts with modern context and insights, bringing to life the forum and the colosseum. Using the personal radio sets was excellent as it gives you freedom to move around whilst still hearing the commentary.
star-2
Not dependable- horribly organized!!
TerryB_H
, Jun 2022
A few days before the Night Tour we booked months ago, they said they weren’t doing night tours anymore and switched us to 5:00pm. Meet up directions we’re horrible and we finally found someone to help… it was several blocks away and we almost missed the tour. Once connected, the tour was amazing! Note: my daughter & her husband also signed up for the same tour a week later. The day before, Viator emailed them that they were cancelled!!!! Very poorly organized and not dependable.
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-1
You changed the time....
Michelle_J
, Jun 2022
You changed the time. Go to find group. Nothing. Walked all over and was there by 8pm and never found you. No one called
2 travelers found this review helpful

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