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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.

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
  • 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.

Itinerary

Customer Reviews

Mark H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Even in the pouring rain, this was a great evening - dinner was excellent, hotel forum was beautiful!

Amanda P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Great tour and Tour Guide. After seeing the huge lines waiting for admittance to the Colosseum during the day, we felt ultra privileged to see the site, unhindered during the evening. The VIP tour was well worth the money.

The Rooftop Dinner was divine and the tour was mind-boggling! A really great evening.

Roxanne O. United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Beautiful views! Breathtaking! The dinner was delicious and the wine was non-stop. It was my husband's birthday and they were very nice about bringing out a nice slice of tiramisu and wrote happy birthday on the plate, made him feel very special! The Colosseum was amazing at night, it is beautiful in the daytime, but there is something so special about it at night. The underground chambers were so awesome too! Highly recommend this tour.

glenn United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

We arrived a few minutes late to the hotel where dinner was to be held but the front desk was expecting us and sent us right up to the roof. I did not realize until I returned to the states, but the tour operator City Wonders had actually called my mobile to see where we were AND to offer any assistance that we might need to get to the hotel. I thought that was a very nice touch.

Dinner and the rooftop dining room were excellent. I was really prepared for both the space and the meal to be more touristy so both greatly surpassed my expectation.

The tour of the Colosseum was extremely interesting with a very knowledgeable archeologist for a guide and it was wonderful not having the crowds. I think we may have been one of only four groups inside. An American guide that had breakfast next to us one morning had said that Rome had been extremely crowded this year and that even skip the line tours of the Colosseum were taking a couple of hours to get in! We walked right in.

I am not sue how often this tour is offered, but definitely take advantage of it if you get a chance!!

saragriggs03

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.

kalashnik

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

takcsp

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.

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