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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 underground chambers without the usual crowds. This tour is limited to 15 people to provide a small-group experience.


  • 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
  • Tour the Colosseum at night without the daytime crowds, and visit the first tier, arena floor and underground chambers
  • 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.


Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Traveling in Italy can be very challenging due to the crowds so seeing the Colosseum at night when no one else was there was perfect! The dinner was very good and in a lovely setting. It was also fun to meet other travelers. Our Colosseum guide was an archaeologist so we learned a lot and he had some really fascinating stories. Though pricey, we were glad we did this and had a wonderful evening.

Marjorie H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This tour was amazing and we loved every minute of it . Our guides Melise and Helorie were friendly and very knowledgeable and we learned lots about the history of the Colosseum . The restaurant where we had our meal was first rate and every course was delicious with very generous portions and our wine glasses were kept topped up by very friendly waiters . The Colosseum during the day looked like an ant colony with so many visitors inside but our group at night was only six and there was only one other small group in at same time as us so we had plenty room to see everything and to take lots of pictures

Jacqui-D United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This is just awesome, our guides were amazing, the food was out of this world, and we had the Colosseum more or less to ourselves for a bit. Everyone was friendly and helpful. Couldn't have asked for anything more.

Rhonda B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

The food at the Forum Hotel was special and then the tour was fantastic. I would highly recommend to all.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Great tour at night gives you VIP treatment at the Coliseum. Food was excellent. Highly recommended. Coloseum during the day is way too busy


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Avoid the lines and crowds. A tad expensive, but an excellent experience
The coliseum architectural guide knew her stuff and the exoerience was magical.

gloria e

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

food was like being at a wedding. underground tour was ok. guide was not the best. viators guide was good.

David W United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Well I wish I could remember our guide's name maybe John because I thought he was a great host. The dinner was really good, including bottomless wine glasses. The views of the forum are nice we arrived just in time for me to get some amazing sunset pictures. After dinner there wasn't much forum tour, other than a look down into it and some discussion - but who cares - that's not what this tour is for. The Colosseum at night is a must. I went both during the day and the night, both are worth the trip. At night it is much more quiet and I felt like I had more space and time to absorb everything. The underground is interesting, I'm glad I didn't miss it, however you only go in a small part, it's not like you're walking around the entire underground of the structure. This is a great evening event to do in Rome, I doubt anyone regretted the taking the tour.

Nicholas D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This tour was wonderful! I cant wait to go back to Rome and get more tours from our guide, Angela! She knows so many things not only from the colosseum , but everything about Rome! The dinner on the forum rooftop was fantastic as well!!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Dinner was amazing - and the ability to enter the Colosseum at night was simply beautiful and breath taking. Our tour guide Melanie made sure we had the best time at dinner and throughout our tour. She provided very informative information about the culture and the city of Rome.

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