Numbers are limited to 25 on this small-group tour ensuring you’ll see these top Rome attractions with personalized attention from your guide.
- 2.5-hour Ancient Rome and Colosseum by night tour
- Sightsee in the cooler evening temperatures and see Rome’s top attractions without the busy daytime crowds
- Gaze down at the Roman Forum from a vantage point at Piazza del Campidoglio
- Walk around the Colosseum’s reconstructed arena floor, in the space where gladiator battles were fought
- Visit the underground chambers and hear tales of the wild animals that were caged here
- Small-group tour with a maximum of 25 people ensures a more personalized experience
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What You Can Expect
The Roman Forum is closed at night, but your guide will lead you to a little-known vantage point in Piazza del Campidoglio that offers a perfect vista of the site. Watch the soft evening light set on the city’s ancient monuments, seeing all the notable ruins, like the Sanctuary of Vestal Virgins – a temple that was once home to Rome’s most revered women.
See Caesar’s and Augustus’ forums as you walk down the hill, and then stop outside the highlight of your tour – the Colosseum. Basking in its Roman-era glory, the city’s undisputed A-list attraction is virtually empty at this time of night, leaving the ancient structure filled with shadows rather than shuffling feet. Walk around the reconstructed arena floor, and stand in the space where battles were once fought, while hearing all the little-known details of the gladiator games from your guide. Little of the original arena floor still exists, but the gaps in the surface offer a great vantage point to the underground levels below.
Then, head below ground to see the chambers for yourself, working your way through the tunnels where gladiators and beasts walked before being hoisted to the arena floor via trap doors. Few visitors to the Colosseum get to walk through these chambers, as they are only open to a limited number of people per day; even better, you’ll be one of a very select few to see the chambers at night, making this visit even more exciting.
After exploring the Colosseum’s darkened corners with your guide, your tour ends outside the monument.
This is the only way to see the Colosseum! We traveled to Rome during the peak season expecting and dreading the crowds so we booked this tour hoping for a less crowded experience. When we walked past the Colosseum during the day it was packed with people but when we went later for our tour there were only 2 other tour groups there with about 15 people each so we were able to get plenty of pictures without a bunch of random people in the background. Our tour guide spoke great English and took us on a walk down the main street explaining to us what some other monuments and places were before we made it to the Colosseum where we learned facts and stories you wouldn't hear if you just went on your own.
We were met by our guide on time, I wasn't sure what to expect.
We were all radioed up to hear every word with clarity, our guide was very knowledgeable about every aspect of the tour and was very happy to be asked questions, which he answered with enthusiasm. The tour of the collesuim at night was fantastic and I would highly recommend doing it with viator, we had a fabulous time, Thank you for a great memory.