VIP Colosseum at Night Tour with Underground and Arena Floor

See a different perspective of the Colosseum and Roman Forum with no crowds at night

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Looking for a unique way to visit the Colosseum? If you are a night owl, this is the perfect tour for you. Feel like a VIP as you follow your professional guide to exclusive areas of the Colosseum such as the Underground tunnels and Arena Floor under the canopy of a starry night sky! You'll be pleasantly surprised at how empty the Colosseum is under the dark sky compared to the heat of the Roman afternoon.

Tour Details
  • The Colosseum at night
  • Piazza Venezia
  • Views from Capitoline Hill
  • The Roman Forum at dusk
  • Via Dei Fori Imperiali
  • Colosseum exterior at night
  • Colosseum at night
  • Colosseum Underground
  • Deadly trap door and elevator
  • Colosseum Arena Floor
  • Colosseum memories

Our Underground tours have limited availability for the rest of the 2022 season. If it's sold out on the day of your trip to Rome, we recommend booking our popular Arena Floor tour that gives you access to another area that gladiators used!

After the daytime crowds have left, you can 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. In fact, you might not see another tour group while you're inside the Colosseum. This tour sell out fast, so book now to avoid disappointment. This 2-hour tour includes:

  • Skip-the-line exclusive access Colosseum evening tickets

  • A bird's-eye tour of ancient Rome at night

  • A guided tour of the Colosseum Arena Floor and Underground 

  • A professional, fun English-speaking guide

The Best Views of Ancient Rome

On a walking tour, discover the iconic areas near the Colosseum. These important sites include the Roman Forum, Trajan’s Market, and Trajan’s Column. While this tour does not enter some of these places, our guide knows all the perfect vantage points for taking jaw-dropping photos in the evening light. 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

The Piazza del Campidoglio was the first modern square in Rome that happened to be designed by Michelangelo. Yep, 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 107-110 AD, and considered the oldest shopping mall in the world, Trajan’s Market epitomizes the sophistication of the Roman Empire. It stands as a multi-level structure at the north end of the Imperial Forum, which is the multi-level complex once housed 150 shops and offices.

Trajan’s Column

This 126-foot column tells the story of Emperor Trajan's victory over a barbarian army in 155 scenes that spiral down the 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 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 Underground After Dark

See the Colosseum like most tourists never will, by arriving here in the cool of the night with your local guide and small group of less than 25 people. You'll first enter the Colosseum Underground or the dungeons. Used for housing slaves and animals, the Colosseum Underground featured two levels and an elaborate networks of tunnels. Explore this restricted, behind-the-scenes area with your local guide.

The Arena Floor Experience

Walk under a great archway known as the Porta Libitinaria, 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 without the crowds is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

At the end of the tour, gather on the Arena Floor to watch a short film filled with colorful historical details about the life of a Roman gladiator taken from the writings of ancient historians and the gladiators themselves. Your tour will end outside the Colosseum.

What you get with this tour
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English-Speaking Guide
Colosseum tickets included
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Excellent & Unique Tour
29 June 2022
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Reviewed by
Monique Kaspereen

I have seen the Colosseum before, during the day, but this was a great experience. There weren't any crowds and it was so nice seeing parts I had not seen before. We also really enjoyed the first half of the tour that started out at Piazza Venezia. Both of our guides, I believe their names were Ferdinando and Federica, were amazing. Ferdinando's love for Rome and his knowledge really made the tour special. Federica was also knowledgeable and her excitement for the Colosseum was contagious. I would recommend this tour. It was so informative and fun. Really a great experience.

The most wonderful experience we had in Rome!
25 June 2022
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Kristin Polatty

The Colosseum Night Tour through The Roman Guy was spectacular. My family had been enormously looking forward to it, but it was even better than what we hoped. Our guide was fantastic and the entire experience inside the Colosseum was magical. I wish I could give this 6 or 7 stars--it was the highlight of our time in Rome!

Canceled 2020 Tour
29 May 2020
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timothy barnes

I canceled this tour due to the Covid-19 pandemic. I received a credit voucher in an email. We hopefully plan on booking this same tour next year. Thank you, Tim Barnes Galatia, IL USA

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where to meet?

Meet your guide at the bottom steps of Piazza Venezia. Your guide will be in front of the horse statue, 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.

Is the Colosseum tour totally dark or will there be any lights where we walk?

For safety reasons, the Colosseum's lights will be on for the majority of your tour so you can see where you're walking. However, it's possible that the Colosseum will turn off the floodlights during a portion of your tour to show a video. Your guide will alert you before that happens as it is a part of the tour.

How much walking does this tour involve?

You'll be walking throughout this 2-hour walking tour that visits archaeological sites accessible by foot (not car) on somewhat uneven terrain. Remember to wear comfortable shoes. If you have concerns about your mobility, you might prefer to take a private Colosseum tour.

Is it always dark during the tour?

As with many locations, the sun sets at different times, but it's generally later in the summer. This means it might not be fully dark during your Colosseum night tour.

What happens if it rains?

We run our Colosseum tours rain or shine. If rainfall is extremely heavy, the Colosseum management sometimes closes the restricted areas for safety reasons. In this case, we will refund €18 back to each person.

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

For safety reasons, children 6 and under are not allowed on night tours of the Colosseum.

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.

Where to meet?

Meet your guide at the bottom steps of Piazza Venezia. Your guide will be in front of the horse statue, holding a sign with our company name on it

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