You'll want to fill it up, when you learn about our world famous Colosseum Underground Tour!
This tour will include a light walk through the historical center in the vicinity of the Colosseum, before entering the monument.
We will start this tour in the most iconic square in Rome. A perfect example of monumental architecture at the turn of the 20th century!
You'll be able to get the perfect pictures of the Roman Forum from here, before walking past Rome’s City Hall and stepping down a staircase, designed by the famous Michelangelo himself!
We will then continue by cruising down the road surrounded by the Ancient Imperial forums.
Looking down into ancient Rome from above, you can take some amazing photos of the famous ruins under a special light, and hear some cool things about the legendary emperors who built them!
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity! What better way to see the Colosseum than to have it for yourself!
Restricted Area! Venture into the Colosseum Underground where slaves, gladiators and wild animals were held before fighting to the death on the Arena floor that loomed above them.
Restricted Area! Retrace the last steps of a gladiator as you walk out onto the Arena Floor. Imagine the intense atmosphere of 60,000 roaring spectators surrounding you.
Seen both underground and from the Arena Floor, your guide will show you the reconstructions of mechanisms used to pull deadly wild animals onto the Arena Floor during gladiator battles.
After this visit, you can with certainty claim that you have seen one of the most amazing monuments ever made, in the best possible light one can imagine!
ENTER AREAS RESTRICTED TO ALL OTHER VISITORS DURING YOUR TOUR
SKIP THE LINE & AFTER HOURS VIP ADMISSION INCLUDED
PASSIONATE LOCAL ENGLISH SPEAKING GUIDE
What is so special about a Colosseum Tour at Night? This "Summer Special" Colosseum tour is probably as EXCLUSIVE as you can get in Rome, without having to spend thousands of dollars on renting out the whole structure! Not only will you gain behind the scenes access to the Colosseum Arena Floor and the Underground area, but you will also get to experience these VIP areas under moonlight, after the gates of the Colosseum have closed to the general public for the evening!
This tour does not include access to the third ring of the Colosseum, but does include access to the Colosseum Underground and Colosseum Arena Floor. It is the duty of The Roman Guy to make sure all of our clients feel like VIPs, at every monument or attraction they visit. With our professional English-speaking guide ready to show you one of the most important monuments of Ancient Rome in such an extraordinary way, you can be sure that this Colosseum tour at night will be one to remember. Guide, Tickets and Admission included. Group Size 24 - If you are looking for a small group try our daytime Colosseum Underground Tour.
Your Colosseum at night tour starts when our guide sets the scene of Ancient Rome, by taking you to visit some important historical areas prior to entering the Colosseum. Our English-speaking local guide meets you in the city centre of Rome, just a short walk from the Colosseum.
You will be given an introduction to the surrounding area, before getting familiar with ancient Roman life by making your way to a spectacular viewpoint over the Ancient Roman Forum, or "Foro Romano" in Italian. From above, our guide will help bring the ancient city back to life, with stories of how the epicentre of Rome once looked, who lived there, what buildings were once used for and why this collection of ruins is such an important part of Roman history.
We will continue down the road of the "Fori Imperiali" (Imperial Forums), as you start making your way towards the Colosseum at night. You will hear from our guide the story behind the construction of this iconic street and why Benito Mussolini, the fascist leader of Italy, was the one who ordered it to be built.
Cameras at the ready! You will get to take some stunning photos of the Roman Forum built by Emperors Augustus and Trajan along the way!
This is the part of the tour that will really blow you away. As you approach the end of your Roman Forum walk, you’ll be confronted by Rome’s most iconic monument, the Colosseum. Our guide will bring you up to this ancient arena, where you will have a chance to take some amazing photos of the building before entering.
As you fill up your camera or smartphone with pictures, our guide will start to explain the history of the Colosseum. After that, your will be greeted by the Colosseum staff, who will escort your special VIP group with guide inside. Next stop, going “behind the scenes” into the restricted areas.
You'll start your Colosseum at night tour by descending underground into the "Hypogeum", commonly known as the Colosseum Underground or Colosseum Dungeons. This is where Gladiators and wild animals once awaited their fate! You'll access this underground area with our guide, walking directly beneath the reconstructed stage. here, you'll get the best insight into what really went on behind the scenes during the ancient games at the Colosseum. You'll also get to visit a reconstructed "trap door" and learn about how this contraption was used to raise animals and gladiators from the underground area up onto the stage above!
Next, our guide leads you into the heart of the Colosseum, as you walk under a great archway known as the "Porta Libitina" or "Gate of Death" and out onto the reconstructed Arena Floor. Only the dead passed through this gate after having fought for their lives on the Arena Floor.
Standing on the Arena Floor under the glow of moonlight, our expert guide will bring the roaring games back to life with tales, stories and facts from ancient times. But what kind of gladiator were you? Were you condemned to try and survive against savage and hungry animals like lions and tigers? Or were you a "Gladiator in shining armor" battling against other Gladiators? Either way, on the Arena Floor you can almost hear the deafening sound of 60,000 spectators screaming your name as they cheer for your victory over your opponent!
You will have a total of 75 minutes inside the Colosseum, so you will get a chance to explore many different parts of the building outside of the restricted areas. By the time the tour is over, you will be able to leave confidently, knowing you've really conquered the Colosseum in Rome.
We at The Roman Guy feel that this is the ultimate VIP experience and we wouldn't want to offer you any other treatment. After all, we should all get to feel like emperors and empresses when in Rome!
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* If you have CHILDREN under the age of 18 in your party, please send us a copy of their passports for proof of age so we can purchase their tickets in advance.** In cases of heavy rainfall, the Colosseum management can close the "restricted areas" at the last minute for reasons of safety. In such circumstances, we will do our best to make other arrangements for you to see the restricted areas, but cannot guarantee availability on a substitute date. The Roman Guy runs guided tours rain or shine. If your group is subject to closures by the Colosseum and do not get access to the restricted areas due to bad weather, we will still continue with a tour of the Colosseum, excluding the restricted areas.
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Don’t want to test yourself with public transportation in Rome? Choose an add-on transfer! A taxi is a less-expensive option, but for a convenient and luxury door-to-door experience, add our private climate controlled transportation from your hotel located in the city center to the meeting point of the tour. -€55.00]
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Senior (65+) [€69.00]
Student (18-25 w/ I.D.) [€64.00]
Youth (7-17) [€59.00]
Child (6 or under) [€39.00]
The Roman Guy offers a full refund on cancellations made more than 72 hours prior to your tour taking place. Cancellations made within 72 hours of your tour taking place cannot be refunded but we will do our best to accommodate you on another tour or date, pending availability.
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We decided to do a tour of the Colosseum at night and I am SO glad that we did. It was incredible. There was only two other groups there at the time (We decided to do a tour of the Colosseum at night and I am SO glad that we did. It was incredible. There was only two other groups there at the time (which is typical of the night tours) so we pretty much had the place to ourselves. The Colosseum at night looks so amazing. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and funny. It was a great tour and I highly recommend...more
It is definitely the way to go in Rome in August. Nice cool weather at night-- no crowds, and with the special access-- you squint and can almost see It is definitely the way to go in Rome in August. Nice cool weather at night-- no crowds, and with the special access-- you squint and can almost see the Roman crowds of 2000 years ago. Our tour guide, Brandon, did a wonderful job bringing it all to life, teaching us some Roman history, and answering all our questions-- all with a great sense of humor...more
I took a tour with the Roman Guy called the Colosseum at Night tour with the Underground and Arena Tour. Brandon, my tour guide, was very knowledgeablI took a tour with the Roman Guy called the Colosseum at Night tour with the Underground and Arena Tour. Brandon, my tour guide, was very knowledgeable about ancient Rome, had a great sense of humour and kept the group engaged. It was incredible to be inside the Arena floor when it is lit up at night. My favourite part of the tour was being granted special VIP access to the Undergrounds. It was awesome!
I would highly recommend this tour as it is a nice tour to avoid the crowds and heat that is typical during the day in Rome...more
Great to be able to access underground area and arena floor. Brandon was knowledgeable and interesting and kept everyone engaged. Thanks Roman Guy
Best tour from our Italy trip. Brandon was a phenomenal guide, knowledgeable, funny and passionate about Roman history. Tour was organized and well paBest tour from our Italy trip. Brandon was a phenomenal guide, knowledgeable, funny and passionate about Roman history. Tour was organized and well paced. He explained to the group facts you never learned about in World History class. Highly recommend seeing the Colosseum at night when it's cooler and all the tourists are gone...more