Tour code: 3731COLOSSEUMVIP
Treat yourself to an exclusive evening out in Rome that combines a dinner fit for a Roman emperor with an intimate nighttime tour of the Colosseum. This Viator VIP experience starts at the rooftop restaurant of the Hotel Forum, which overlooks the ruins of Ancient Rome. Sip prosecco and dine on a 4-course gourmet meal on the terrace, and then walk over to the Colosseum to explore the arena and its restricted underground chambers without the usual crowds. This tour is limited to 15 people to provide a small-group experience. 

Highlights

  • 3.5-hour Viator VIP with 4-course dinner at the Hotel Forum rooftop restaurant and small-group night Colosseum tour
  • Sip on a glass of prosecco at a glamorous rooftop restaurant while gazing at the ruins of Ancient Rome
  • Take a seat at an intimate private table on the terrace and dine on a 4-course, gourmet meal
  • Savor a variety of famous Roman specialties such as rigatoncini alla carbonara
  • Tour the Colosseum at night without the daytime crowds, and visit the first tier, arena floor and underground chambers
  • This combination of dinner and night tour cannot be booked anywhere else — don’t miss out on this unforgettable experience!
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 15 people ensures an intimate experience

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What You Can Expect

Viator VIP: Exclusive Rome Rooftop Dinner and Colosseum Night Tour Including Underground Chambers

Enjoy your dinner at a glamorous rooftop restaurant while gazing at the ruins of Ancient Rome!

Your evening starts at the Hotel Forum, where you’ll sip a glass of prosecco while enjoying views from the hotel’s rooftop restaurant. From the terrace, you can gaze out at the ruins of Ancient Rome and spot landmarks like Trajan’s Forum.

Your guide will provide some commentary about Rome’s long history before you sit down at your private table, reserved for your party. Your 4-course meal of fine cuisine starts with an appetizer, followed by the first course (pasta), second course (meat or fish) and dessert. See the Itinerary for a sample menu, which includes Roman dishes such as saltimbocca alla Romana (prosciutto-wrapped veal). In typical Italian fashion, dinner ends with espresso.  

After dinner, exit the restaurant with your guide, and walk through the Roman Forum on your way to the Colosseum, which looks even more imposing than usual under the cover of darkness. Go inside to explore the ancient amphitheater in near emptiness, soaking up the atmosphere of mysterious shadows instead of daytime crowds. You’ll walk around the first tier and the reconstructed floor of the arena, where brutal battles between gladiators and wild animals once took place.  

The highlight of your tour starts as you head underground to see the chambers where animals were kept and where gladiators prepared for their fights. This section of the Colosseum is only open to a limited number of people each day, so enjoy this rare opportunity to stand where very few visitors get to stand during the day, let alone at night.

After returning to ground level, your tour ends outside the Colosseum. 

Itinerary

Sample dinner menu (subject to change):
Appetizer (choice of one):
  • Selection of finely sliced cured meats (such as salami and prosciutto) with olives
  • Beef carpaccio with shavings of Parmesan
  • Insalata caprese (fresh basil, mozzarella and tomato salad)
First course (choice of one):
  • Bucatini all’amatriciana (long pasta noodles with a pancetta and tomato sauce)
  • Rigatoncini alla carbonara (short, ridged pasta tubes with egg, pancetta, and pecorino cheese)
  • Spinach and ricotta ravioli in a rich tomato sauce
Second course (choice of one):
  • Saltimbocca alla Romana (prosciutto-wrapped veal cooked in Marsala)
  • Tagliata al balsamico (premium sliced steak with a balsamic vinegar reduction)
  • Swordfish with capers, olives and tomatoes
Dessert (choice of one):
  • Mille-feuille (fine puff pastry layered with a sweet pastry cream)
  • Tiramisu
  • Fresh fruit salad

Customer Reviews

Heather H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Fabulous - terrific dinner, interesting information from the tour guide and amazing tour! Would highly recommend this.

3buckyfans

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

kostyszynnichola

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Absolutely fantastic. This is, in our opinion, the only way to do it. The venue, food and guide were all brilliant.

realbutok

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Angela Militella, our guide, was amazing- so passionate and knowledgeable. She made the night! The roof top dinner was lovely and seeing the Colloseum, The Flavius amphitheater, at night was breathtaking. Highly recommend the tour!

Gina H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Although pricey, it was outstanding. The dinner and surroundings were over the top and the night tour was the best . Our guides were great and gave us insiders information on restaurants and places to see. Highly recommend . Will never forget it !!

John R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This was a wonderful experience. Dinner was delicious an in a great location. So much food and wine, we couldn't finish it. The tour of the Colosseum at night gave a different perspective. Our guide was very knowledgeable as well as entertaining. It was a great evening.

Shelene Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour started with an excellent full course leisurely Italian meal on a beautiful roof top. After our terrible Eiffel Tower tour/dinner experience our expectations for this particular tour were not high. The meal was wonderful and exceeded expectations. It started out with a sparkling wine toast and being sat at individual spacious tables with wonderful views of Ancient Rome. The quality of the food and the attentive service were impeccable. After our meal we enjoyed a short walk through the forum towards the Colosseum while our English speaking guide told us some history of the forum. The night tour of the Colosseum was amazing. Absolutely no lines to wait in, only a few other groups were allowed in so no crowds and the temperature at night was perfect. A guide that works for the Colosseum took over and walked us through while painting the picture of what it was like when at it's prime use.

geo

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This was an awesome tour! Anna did a Super job as uour tour leader . The guide who took us around the Colosseum was very Good Also. I would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to see the Colosseum . dinner was outstanding and the view from the roof top was amazing. !

John B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This trip was the bomb! We had a really nice dinner first at the Hotel Forum. Had a bit of a view, but not awe-inspiring. Food was delicious. Then we walked over to the Colosseum and met our night guide. This fellow knew it all. We went from the bottom to the top, and I learned something at every stop. It is really expensive, but the group is small and there are few people in there at night, so you felt like the VIP's they say your are.

Robert S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Outstanding food, great guide, and getting to see areas of the Colosseum that no one else sees, was truly a highlight.

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