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  • Location: Rome, Italy
  • Duration:  2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

This tour is definitely worth the little extra amount of money! You are given the opportunity to see and explore the Colosseum at night with very few people in the structure, compared to being crammed in like sardines during the day. Our tour guide was very knowledgeableand extremely personable!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

During the day about 25,000 people go through the Colosseum but at night it closes and only about 100 people get to go round it. We are so pleased we did it this way. Gabrielli met us at Trajan's Column which puzzled us slightly as it is quite a way from the Colosseum but there was method to that. We first had a gentle stroll around parts of the old town in that area while Gabrielli told us a great deal about the historic sites to be found there, and we gradually moved closer to the Colosseum. Once inside the Colosseum Gabrielli walked us around the whole place, including the underground areas which not everyone can access. He certainly knows his subject and talked in a very evocative way about the uses to which the Colosseum was put - I could almost SEE the crowds and the gladiators, feel the misery in the prisoner cages etc. There is a bit of a climb to the top tier but there is a lift if the stairs are too much, however Gabrielli kept the pace suitable for everyone there. I loved the tour before we got to the Colosseum, it was a real bonus to find out some more of the history, ancient and modern, of the area. The Colosseum itself was mind blowing. I would highly recommend this tour and can't rate Gabrielli highly enough. If you don't like crowds, this is the way to go. It was so much cooler too than going round in the high heat of the day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

The huge was knowledgeable and personable , the rare experience of seeing this landmark after dark with only 25 people was amazing !

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

This tour was so good. Not alot of people at night which was great as we could really get the feel for the place and it's history. Highly recommend it!! The tour guide was amazing and her stories were very educational and entertaining. Worth the money.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

Stephanie was excellent and the entire tour was amazing! Seeing the city and visiting the colosseum at night put a new face on these sites. Our small group pretty much had the entire colosseum to ourselves which made the experience even better. Highly recommended!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

Amazing experience , walking through the lower floors after dark. Very mysterious and creepy, but well worth the experience .

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

Great tour and really good to visit the Colosseum at night with no crowds! Definitely worth the money.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly.
Excellent trip within a small group.
To be within the Colosseum at night without the crowds was incredible and helped to soak up the atmosphere.
Would recommend this trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2014

The tour was really cool!

Jill D
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

Our group of 25 were the first group in the Colosseum that night and were by ourselves for most of it - how amazing to see it like this - very eerie underground but so spectacular. Our guide was very interesting and fun.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

Amazing to see the Colosseum at night, I highly recommend!! We were the first group tour to arrive (not that there were very many) but to walk on the Colosseum stage in silence was breathtaking. Very special tour, loved every minute of it. It was great to hear some history too. What a treat to not have to battle crowds. It was truly worth the money.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

Absolutely loved this tour - guide was very informative and we were the first group to arrive at 8pm - how wonderful to wander through the colosseum being the only ones there for a short period. What an amazing experience! loved it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

This was absolutely brilliant, the guide was very professional and knowledgeable and got quite excited when telling us stories about Romes history. Highly recommended

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

Great tour. A bit "spooky" at night.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

Francesca was a great guide.....

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

Great guide! Knowledgable and friendly. A must.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

Only one of us could make this tour but he lived it

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

We had a really great time on our Night tour of the Colosseum and Ancient Rome tour. The tour guide was very well versed in the history and was able to answer all group questions, and we were surprised by the amount of sights that were included in this tour. Be sure to wear good walking shoes as it's 3.5 hours or so on foot! We both really enjoyed our almost private tour of the ground floor of the Colosseum as only one tour group at a time is allowed in the area, so it was only our group that was during our time allotment. Thank you for creating a magical experience for us!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

This was the best tour you can take in Rome. It was incredible standing on the well-lit field where gladiators once stood. The illumination of all the colloseum elements was outstanding, and so cool to see where the beasts were kept! I highly recommend it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

Awesome tour and super awesome guide Francesca. No lines, no crowds, and no hot sun! Wouldn't have if any other way. Francesca took time to explain the history and tell stories which made the whms experience so much richer than just walking around by ourselves. Highly recommended!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

This was an incredible experience. I personally don't deal well with heat and booked this tour as an option. It was perfect. Seeing the colosseum at night was just stunning, the sunset views and the lighting of the colosseum was amazing. We went to the 730 tour which was perfect timing. Guide very knowledgeable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

Great way to see the collosseum in the cool of night with hardly any other tourists! Not as good for photos but easy enough to get them later. Walking out on the arena you could really get a sense of what it would've been like back in the day. Also loved the other ruins included in the walking tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

Was very nice to go at night; no crowds, great tour leader and very enjoyable.

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