VIP Colosseum at Night Tour with Underground and Arena Floor

Experience Ancient Rome and the Empty Colosseum at Night

4.8 / 5 See All 61 Reviews · 2.5h 25 max · Rome, Italy

Not only will you get to see the Colosseum under the stars, but you will also get to experience the Colosseum Underground and Arena Floor with very few crowds. Without the crowds and heat, you're set for the best Colosseum experience.

Tour Details
  • Piazza Venezia
  • Views from the Capitoline Hill
  • Via Dei Fori Imperiali
  • Roman Forum Views at Night
  • Trajan's Column
  • Trajan's Market
  • Colosseum at Night
  • Colosseum Underground
  • Colosseum Arena Floor
  • Deadly Trap Door & Lift
  • VIP Evening

No Crowds!

After the daytime crowds are gone, experience ancient Rome and the Colosseum at night. This evening tour also gives you access to both the Underground and Arena Floor, when there's almost nobody else inside the Colosseum. Spaces on this tour sell out fast - book now to avoid disappointment. And when we say no crowds, we mean it! In fact, you might not see another tour group while you're inside the Colosseum. If you've seen how popular the amphitheater is during the day, then you understand what a rare opportunity this is. This two-hour tour includes:

  • Skip the line special access Colosseum tickets
  • A birdseye tour of ancient Rome at night (1 hour)
  • Access to the Colosseum at night when it's almost empty
  • A guided tour of the Colosseum Arena Floor and Underground (1 hour)
  • A professional English-speaking guide

COMPARE ALL COLOSSEUM TOURS

For the first hour, go back in time as you explore the area that surrounds the Colosseum. Get a spectacular view of the Roman Forum from above, all lit up. Then, spend the final hour inside the Colosseum. This is when the ancient amphitheater is at its most atmospheric, under the glow of moonlight.

The Best Views of Ancient Rome

Before your Colosseum night tour begins, our guide sets the scene of ancient Rome. On a walking tour, discover the iconic areas near the Colosseum. These important sites include Rome’s “Wedding Cake”, the Roman Forum, Trajan’s Market and Trajan’s Column. While this ancient Rome tour does not physically enter these places, our guide knows all the perfect vantage points for taking jaw-dropping photos. Learn all about how the epicenter of the Roman Empire used to look, who lived there and why the Roman Forum is so important.

Piazza del Campidoglio

First stop, Piazza del Campidoglio at the summit of the Capitoline Hill - one of Rome’s famous seven hills. The Piazza del Campidoglio is the first modern square in Rome designed by Michelangelo, the same man who painted the Sistine Chapel and carved the magnificent David statue in Florence. In addition, the massive staircase in front of the Palazzo Senatorio is also created by him. Your tour ascends this very staircase.

Trajan’s Market

Constructed sometime between A.D. 107-110 and considered the oldest shopping mall in the world, Trajan’s Market epitomizes the sophistication of the Roman Empire. Built in a multi-level structure to the north end of the Colosseum, the multi-level complex once housed 150 shops and offices. As you learn about the structure from outside, try to spot the similarities between ancient Rome and modern day society.

Trajan’s Column

The story of Emperor Trajan’s victory over a barbarian army isn’t just written about in books - it’s also told in 155 scenes that spiral down a 126 ft column. Like modern-day comic strips, battle scenes from the war between Rome and Dacia wrap around the triumphal column. After more than 1,900 years, the column is one of the most distinctive monumental sculptures to survive the fall of Rome. Hear about how archaeologists have scrutinized the scenes to learn more about how the Roman army dressed and fought so long ago.

Explore the Colosseum at Night

The final part of this Rome night tour takes you inside the Colosseum. Keeping in mind the Colosseum’s bloody history, the chilling stories your guide shares with you are even more eerie when you're almost alone under the moonlight. After all, this is where gladiators and wild animals fought, surrounded by up to 60,000 screaming spectators. As you enter, it becomes clear exactly how massive this 2,000-year-old structure is.

The first stop on your Colosseum night tour is the Colosseum Underground, also referred to as the Colosseum Dungeons. Used for storing slaves and animals, the Colosseum Underground featured two levels and elaborate networks of tunnels. Explore this restricted behind the scenes area with your guide. In addition, get up close to a model “trapdoor” used to lift human and animal fighters up to the Arena Floor - the next stop on the tour.

The Arena Floor Experience

Walk under a great archway known as the "Porta Libitina" or the Gate of Death and out onto the reconstructed Arena Floor, where the savage games once took place. The Gate of Death earned its name because only the dead passed through this exit after losing their lives in battle. Standing on the Arena Floor under the glow of moonlight, with no crowds to be seen, is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Your tour will end outside the Colosseum. Want to know the best places to grab a cocktail or late dinner near the Colosseum? Ask your guide for the best local suggestions. 

What you get with this tour
Restricted access
Colosseum tickets included
English-speaking guide
Skip the line
Tripadvisor Logo
See what people are saying

61 total reviews

Leave a review
Average customer rating
4.97 / 5 based on 61 total reviews
5 star 60
4 star 0
3 star 1
2 star 0
1 star 0
10/5/2019
Small group Night Colosseum with underground tour

This is the only way to see the Colosseum. Fantastic experience with a great knowledgeable guide. It felt like we were the only people in the arena.

G
Reviewed by
Glen And Lyndsey
9/29/2019
Colosseum Night Tour

My wife and I had limited in time in Rome, so we took advantage of the evening tour and it did not disappointed! We evaded the heat of the day, there were far less people and the tour was just amazing! I highly recommend! Thanks Roman Guy!

J
Reviewed by
Jim Hart
9/27/2019
Bit corny, headsets don't work well

Started with walking tour of Rome at night, our guide was nice but headsets kept crackling and losing her, there's no AV check before leaving. Walking tour was a bit boring, we all just wanted to get to Colosseum portion. There, our Roman Guy guide left us with a Colusseum employee for the next part. We liked the second portion more, although there were corny portrayals of gladiators we had to watch videos of. Cool to see the dungeon. Our guide spoke and walked crazy fast and was super sassy. We could keep up with him but others were clearly annoyed. Didn't really feel worth the money except for exclusive night entrance to the site. Love the amount of detail the Roman Guy gives to get to meeting point, but they should tell us where we will end a tour to allow for planning

S
Reviewed by
Stephanie Proulx

See more

Frequently Asked Questions

Where to meet?

Piazza Venezia, in front of the great white monument. A representative will be there holding a sign with our company name on it.

What to bring?

Archaeological sites are paved with rocky terrain so wear comfortable sneakers. Depending on the weather and season, a light jacket is recommended.

Q: Why can't I book a ticket for a child who is 6 years old or younger?

 

A: For safety reasons, children 6 and under are not allowed on the Colosseum at Night tour.

 

Q: What happens if it rains?

 

A: You should still show up at the meeting point because the tour should still run. There is the possibility that the Colosseum management will decide the underground areas are unsafe. In this case, we will refund 18€ back to each person. 

 

Q: Is it always dark during the tour?

 

A: Sunset in Rome varies from season to season, but in summer it's later. This means it might not always be dark out during your Colosseum night tour. Your best bet is to check out a sunset calendar.

 

Q: How much walking does this tour involve?

 

A: Since this is a two hour walking tour that visits archaeological sites, you'll walk a fair amount over uneven terrain. Remember to wear comfortable shoes. If you're not sure about your mobility, we suggest you take a private Colosseum tour.

 

Q: Is the Colosseum illuminated for the entire duration of the tour?

 

A: For safety reasons, the Colosseum's lights must be on for the majority of your tour. However, it's possible that the Colosseum will turn off the floodlights during a portion of your tour to show a video.

 

Total: $90.22 $76.68

indicates available days

Reserve Now $90.22 $76.68 / per person
$90.22 $76.68 / per person Reserve Now
You may also like
SKIP THE LINE
On Sale

Skip The Line

Colosseum Underground Tour with Roman Forum and Palatine ...

3.5h

·

24 Max

·

Rugged

$128.65 $109.41

Explore
Skip the Line

Skip The Line

Privileged Entrance Vatican Tour with Sistine Chapel

3.5h

·

14 Max

·

Active

$101.51

Explore
Skip the Line

Skip The Line

Privileged Entrance Arena Floor Colosseum Tour with Roman...

2.5h

·

15 Max

·

Active

$73.30

Explore
Skip the Line

Skip The Line

Vatican Highlights Tour with Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's...

2.5h

·

16 Max

·

Leisurely

$84.58

Explore
Skip the Line

Skip The Line

Skip the Line Vatican Tour with Sistine Chapel & St. Pete...

3.0h

·

18 Max

·

Active

$67.65

Explore
Skip the Line

Skip The Line

Rome in a Day Tour with Colosseum Arena Floor and Vatican...

7.0h

·

15 Max

·

Rugged

$156.81

Explore
Skip the Line

Skip The Line

Early Morning Vatican Gold Tour with Sistine Chapel

2.0h

·

13 Max

·

Leisurely

$101.51

Explore
Skip the Line
On Sale

Skip The Line

Colosseum Underground plus Belvedere Top Levels Tour

4.0h

·

24 Max

·

Rugged

$151.22 $134.24

Explore
Skip the Line

Skip The Line

Detailed Itinerary Vatican in a Day Tour with Sistine Chapel

5.0h

·

13 Max

·

Rugged

$112.79

Explore
Transportation Included

Transportation Included

Rome to Pompeii Day Trip with Stunning Sorrento

12.0h

·

18 Max

·

Active

$191.79

Explore
Skip the Line

Skip The Line

Rome Catacombs Tour With Capuchin Crypts

3.0h

·

15 Max

·

Active

$78.94

Explore
Local Rome Food Tour in Trastevere Neighborhood

Local Rome Food Tour in Trastevere Neighborhood

3.0h

·

12 Max

·

Active

$101.51

Explore
Skip the line

Skip The Line

Flash Vatican & Sistine Chapel Tour

1.5h

·

16 Max

·

Leisurely

$62.01

Explore
Rome in a Half Day with Electric Bikes

Rome in a Half Day with Electric Bikes

4.0h

·

10 Max

·

Active

$67.65

Explore
Skip the Line

Skip The Line

Private Family-Friendly Rome Colosseum & Roman Forum Tour

3.0h

·

Private

·

Active

$78.94 + $327.21 base price

Explore
SKIP THE LINE

Skip The Line

Private Colosseum and Roman Forum Tour with Restricted Ac...

3.0h

·

Private

·

Rugged

$66.53 + $236.93 base price

Explore
Skip the Line

Skip The Line

Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica ...

3.0h

·

Private

·

Active

$59.75 + $280.94 base price

Explore
Skip the Line

Skip The Line

Pre-Opening Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter...

3.5h

·

Private

·

Active

$66.53 + $344.14 base price

Explore
Dome Climb

Dome Climb

Ultimate St. Peter's Basilica Dome Climb

1.5h

·

16 Max

·

Rugged

$50.73

Explore
Skip the Line

Skip The Line

Sistine Chapel, Vatican Gardens & Pope's Summer Home Day ...

11.0h

·

15 Max

·

Active

$119.56

Explore
Skip the Line

Skip The Line

Skip the Line Colosseum Tour with Roman Forum

3.0h

·

15 Max

·

Rugged

$73.30

Explore
Skip the Line

Skip The Line

Private Detailed Itinerary Vatican in a Day Tour with Sis...

5.0h

·

Private

·

Rugged

$112.79 + $451.34 base price

Explore
Private Rome in a Day E-Bike Tour

Private Rome in a Day E-Bike Tour

4.0h

·

Private

·

Rugged

$67.65 + $180.50 base price

Explore
Skip the Line

Skip The Line

Vatican Night Tour with Sistine Chapel

2.0h

·

13 Max

·

Active

$78.94

Explore
Skip the Line

Skip The Line

Rome to Florence Day Trip with David and Duomo

11.0h

·

18 Max

·

Rugged

$191.79

Explore
Skip the Line

Skip The Line

Super Early Private Vatican Platinum Tour with Sistine Ch...

2.0h

·

Private

·

Leisurely

$101.51 + $433.29 base price

Explore
Skip the Line

Skip The Line

Private Rome in a Day Tour with Colosseum & Vatican Museums

7.0h

·

Private

·

Active

$112.79 + $710.90 base price

Explore
Skip the Line

Skip The Line

Private Family-Friendly Vatican and Sistine Chapel Tour

3.0h

·

Private

·

Active

$78.94 + $338.49 base price

Explore
Cocktail bars in Rome: Evening Walking Tour

Cocktail bars in Rome: Evening Walking Tour

3.0h

·

Private

·

Leisurely

$71.04 + $162.45 base price

Explore
Skip the Line

Skip The Line

Vatican Under the Stars Private Evening Tour with Sistine...

2.0h

·

Private

·

Active

$59.75 + $197.43 base price

Explore
Skip the Line

Skip The Line

Catacombs Private Tour in Rome

3.0h

·

Private

·

Active

$71.04 + $280.94 base price

Explore
Transportation Included

Transportation Included

Pompeii & Mt. Vesuvius Day Trip: From Rome

12.0h

·

Private

·

Rugged

$112.79 + $1,304.49 base price

Explore
SKIP THE LINE

Skip The Line

The Borghese Gallery "Story Tellers" Private Tour

2.0h

·

Private

·

Leisurely

$55.24 + $214.36 base price

Explore
Trastevere and Jewish Ghetto Private Rome Tour

Trastevere and Jewish Ghetto Private Rome Tour

3.0h

·

Private

·

Active

$59.75 + $203.07 base price

Explore
Skip the Line

Skip The Line

VIP Vatican Museums After-Hours Private Tour with Sistine...

2.0h

·

Private

·

Leisurely

$327.21 + $4,039.97 base price

Explore
Transportation Included

Transportation Included

Basilicas of Rome Private Driving Tour

3.0h

·

Private

·

Leisurely

$66.53 + $291.10 base price

Explore
Skip the Line

Skip The Line

Private Vatican Highlights Tour with Sistine Chapel and S...

2.5h

·

Private

·

Leisurely

$84.58 + $188.40 base price

Explore
Transportation Included

Transportation Included

Visit Umbria: Orvieto, Civita di Bagnoregio and Wine Tast...

11.0h

·

Private

·

Active

$112.79 + $830.52 base price

Explore
Transportation Included

Transportation Included

Private Rome City Driving Tour

3.0h

·

Private

·

Leisurely

$58.63 + $327.21 base price

Explore
Transportation Included

Transportation Included

Civitavecchia Shore Excursion: Rome in a Day

8.0h

·

Private

·

Active

$112.79 + $1,304.49 base price

Explore
Transportation Included

Transportation Included

Rome to Amalfi Coast: Private Transfer with Pompeii Stop

8.0h

·

Private

·

Active

$101.51 + $1,198.35 base price

Explore
Transportation Included

Transportation Included

Pompeii & Sorrento: Day Trip from Rome

11.0h

·

Private

·

Active

$101.51 + $1,198.35 base price

Explore
Day Trip from Milan to Lake Como

Day Trip from Milan to Lake Como

8.0h

·

Private

·

Active

$73.35 + $1,636.33 base price

Explore
PRIVATE HELICOPTER DAY TRIP

Private Helicopter Day Trip

Luxury Helicopter Tuscan Wine Day from Rome

8.0h

·

Private

·

Leisurely

$846.38 + $7,843.08 base price

Explore
Skip the Line

Skip The Line

Skip the Line Flash Colosseum Tour

1.0h

·

18 Max

·

Active

$56.37

Explore
Skip the Line

Skip The Line

Colosseum Highlights Tour with Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

3.0h

·

18 Max

·

Active

$67.65

Explore