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Night Colosseum Tour: with Gladiators Underground and Arena

Roma, Italy

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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English


Explore the magnificence of the Roman Colosseum at night when the crowds have gone home and capture photographs of the Colosseum virtually empty with this special after hours tour. Hear stories of famous gladiator battles and wild animal hunts as you descend into the underground of the Colosseum, normally off-limits to the public, where gladiators and wild beasts once prepared for battle.
  • Avoid the crowds and explore the Colosseum at night
  • Learn fascinating facts about the famous gladiator battles
  • Descend below the arena and see where fighters and animals prepared for battle
  • Step out on the arena floor
Full tour from an expert guide
Small-group tour of max 24
Headsets for groups of 6 or more
Hotel pick-up and return
Food and drink

Departure Point

Via Cesare Battisti, 129, 00187 Roma RM, Italy

Departure Time

8:30 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please note that the ancient sites visited are not wheelchair friendly. Those with mobility issues are encouraged to consider a different tour option.
  • Near public transportation
  • Please be advised that children under 7 are not allowed to participate in this tour due to age restricted content and will be refused entry.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
  • OPERATED BY RomaExperience Tours

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What is the maximum group size during Night Colosseum Tour: with Gladiators Underground and Arena?
This activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers.

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Traveler Tips

  • "I fully recommend this tour and recommend it your very first night there." See review
  • "Unforgettable tour getting to see the Colosseum at night when it was much quieter and being able to go underground where the Gladiators and animals were kept before entering the arena." See review


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Night time tour of the colesium
, Sep 2019
Guide was very knowledgeable was very pleasant answered questions very well made sure she was in contact with the group at all times and did not walk too fast ahead of the group.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Dear drjohn1961, Thank you for sharing your positive feedback. It is especially during our Night Colosseum Tour that the ancient world of Rome seems to really come to life, and it is very important for our guides to make sure that visitors have enough time to live this experience in full. In case you need any assistance with your future holidays in Rome or the rest of Italy, our company will be glad to help you once more!
Fascinating tour
, Sep 2019
We had an enjoyable evening on this tour which was more than just about the Colosseum it also shed light on the Forum and Ancient Rome thanks to our guide. Well worth doing when in this amazing city
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Dear ofdarryl, The Colosseum truly is magnificent at any light of day, but being inside with a group no larger than 24 people whilst darkness embraces the building does create a mesmerizing athmosphere. Amazing to read about your positive experience, having participated in our Night Colosseum Tiour: with Gladiators Underground and Arena. We much appreciate your feedback, and hope to see you return to the eternal city!
Night tour
, Aug 2019
This is a wonderful tour. Seeing the colesseum at night gives a different perspective. The walk up to the colesseum was very interesting as u learn a lot abbout the ruins. The guide was great. Doing the tour at night was great as we were not with the crowds and the heat. The only issue is that there were not enough lights to truly see thw colesseum, like u would during the day.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2019
Dear ffallen50, Thank you for your kind words. The Colosseum Under the Moon tours does allow visitors to see this impecable monument under a completely different light, and we are glad to read you've appreciated participating in this experience. Our guides all have a passion for the eternal city, and we are happy to read this was noticeable. Thank you so much for having taken the time to share your feedback with us, and feel free to send us message when returning to our beautiful country.
Night was right!
, Aug 2019
Going at night was magical and far less crowded than during the day. Fascinating and educational tour. Our Guide was knowledgeable and kept the right pace.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2019
Dear cooperr, Skipping the crowds and visiting the Colosseum under a different light does create a very magical and breath-taking athmosphere. Being in this immense monument with no more than 24 people and a guide surely offer a more intimate setting, and we are glad to hear you enjoyed this perk of our Colosseum at Night Tour. We much appreciate you having taken the time to share you experience and hope to see you return in the future!
Amazing and Fascinating! DO THIS YOUR FIRST NIGHT IN ROME!!!!!
, Jul 2019
We met our guide pretty far away from the Colosseum, so I was unsure where or how this was going to play out. It ended up he took us by many spots I had already seen that day, but did not know about. It intrigued me and frustrated me that I did not know this beforehand,because I felt like I wasted a lot of my day. That being said, he taught us so much and shared about the places and brought it more alive. When we got to the Colosseum he handed us over to actual archaeologist to take us on the tour and they were phenomenal bringing this alive and showing us the rich history. I fully recommend this tour and recommend it your very first night there.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2019
Dear Jenrenv, Visiting these magical historical places with a guide really changes the experience, doesn't it? The Night Colosseum Tour: with Gladiators Underground and Arena combines a walk past the Colosseum's surrounding monuments, with a visit to the limited access areas under the light of the moon. Amazing to read you would recommend joining this tour (and eventhough you felt frustrated feeling to have waisted time), we are happy our guide was able to enhance the experience by providing the background stories of these majestic sights.
Great 1st Half, Not so great 2nd Half
, Jun 2019
The tour guide that took us to the Colosseum was excellent. We took a stroll through Plaza Venecia and other attractions on the way to the Colosseum, throughout the entire walk he was funny, informative and engaging. The ear-piece radio system was very clear and comfortable, making it easy to hear and understand what he was saying. Once we got to the Colosseum the tour fell apart. Due to Colosseum regulations, we had a different tour guide (who was an archaeologist) inside the Colosseum. He wasn't nearly as good and it went from feeling like a walk with a knowledgeable local friend to feeling like a boring lecture. Also, we had to use a different ear-piece radio system that was worse and uncomfortable. I highly recommend you bring your own earphones. The Colosseum was a lot less busy at night, it was great to avoid the crowds, but it isn't very well lit at so it was harder to appreciate everything. There were several media stops where a projection is displayed along with some audio, although cool in theory, the execution was lacking on some of the presentations. Several of them were hard to hear. Overall I would only recommend this if you REALLY want to go inside the Colosseum, otherwise just look at it from the outside and spend the money on a good meal. You're not missing much on the inside.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2019
Dear Navigator37926924116, Thank you very much for having taken the time to provide us with feedback regarding our Colosseum Under the Moon Tour. Currently as you mentioned the tour operates with two different guides, one employed by us that provides the first half of the tour and joins you inside the Colosseum, but the last half of the tour is provided by the guides of the Colosseum themselves (as we have to obide by their rules). Great to read our guide felt like going for a walk with a friend as we strive to organize personal experiences. But on the other hand we are sorry the guide inside the Colosseum was not as great. The Colosseum at night is an amazing experience which allows for the beautiful monument to be visited in peace and tranquility, and we are sorry to hear that the Colosseum guide was not up to our standards. We will do our best to take your feedback to heart and would like to thank you very much having taken the time to share your opinion with us.
Unforgettable tour getting to see the...
, Sep 2018
Unforgettable tour getting to see the Colosseum at night when it was much quieter and being able to go underground where the Gladiators and animals were kept before entering the arena. Jada gave us some great information about the Roman Forum and helped us with our experience. Highly recommend this tour
Excellent history lesson...without the crowds!
, Jul 2018
Excellent choice to see the Colosseum lit up beautifully at night up close. No crowds and no heat...very enjoyable evening! Very informative guide that kept the interest of our 15 year old son which is no small feat! Would highly recommend!
It was a great experience, the...
Davide B
, Jun 2018
It was a great experience, the colosseum at night is amazing and even when we walked by the roman forum the sight is breathtaking. Great guide and great organization, thank you!

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