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  • Location: Rome, Italy
  • Duration:  3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Enjoy a gourmet meal fit for a Roman Emperor, followed by a nighttime Colosseum tour on this must-do Viator VIP! The evening experience starts with a glass of prosecco at the Hotel Forum's rooftop restaurant that overlooks Ancient Rome. Hear tales of Roman history from a guide before savoring a 4-course meal at a private table on the terrace. Dine on Roman delicacies such as prosciutto-wrapped veal, stroll through the Roman Forum, and then step inside the Colosseum to explore its first tier, arena floor and underground chambers — all free from the daytime crowds.

Numbers are limited to 15 people on this small-group tour, ensuring personalized attention at all times.


  • 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!

Meet your guide at the Hotel Forum near Cavour metro stop in central Rome, and start your evening by heading up to the prestigious hotel's rooftop restaurant. The terrace overlooks the sights of Ancient Rome, boasting incredible views of monument such as Trajan’s Forum. Gaze out at the ruins and toast the start of your Viator VIP with a glass of prosecco — the crisp Italian fizz!

As you sip, listen to your guide give an introduction to the history of Rome, bringing the enchanting sights sprawled before you to life. Take a seat at your private table — reserved just for you and the people you have booked with — and soak up the sights from the elegant terrace. Then, dine on your gourmet 4-course meal with wine, and enjoy a tantalizing selection of Roman specialties such as saltimbocca alla Romana (prosciutto-wrapped veal) and more. See the Itinerary for your sample menu.

Finish your meal with an espresso, just as the Italians do, and then follow your guide out of the restaurant and through the Roman Forum on your way to the Colosseum. A monument that needs no introduction, the city’s star attraction is quiet in the evening, meaning its ancient walkways are filled with atmospheric shadows rather than its daytime crowds.

Stroll around the first tier of the virtually empty Colosseum and make your way to the reconstructed arena floor to stand in the space where brutal gladiatorial battles of bygone days were fought. Hear how the crowds of the amphitheater roared as fighters battled not just each other, but wild beasts such as lions and tigers, too.

Head below ground to see the underground chambers where the gladiators psyched themselves up for the fights of their lives, and the pens where animals were kept before being released to the arena. Few visitors are able to walk through these chambers as they are only open to a select number of visitors per day. Even better, you will be one of the rare few to see the chambers at night!

After exploring the underground chambers, follow your guide outside the Colosseum where your Viator VIP finishes.


Sample Menu:
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 (veal-wrapped prosciutto cooked in Marsala)
  • Tagliata al balsamico (premium sliced steak with a balsamic vinegar reduction)
  • Salmon fillet with a salsa dressing
Dessert (choice of one):
  • Mille-feuille (fine puff pastry layered with a sweet pastry cream)
  • Tiramisu
  • Fresh fruit salad

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

this tour was excellent, the meal was in a beautiful rooftop restaurant overlooking the forum, served with wine . The tour guide was knowledgeable and entertaining. The visit to the colosseum including underground chambers was second to none, the archaeologist made it come alive. We have visited Rome numerous times and this experience was one of the best and I would highly recommend it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Fab experience with an extremely knowledgeable guide. We took the tour on my husbands 30th birthday and although it was a group tour, it was a very lovely and romantic evening - we dined on a private table (the food was exquisite). Then, the night tour or the colosseum - so special and unique!

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