Guided tour

Colosseum: Tour with Underground at Night

Colosseum: Tour with Underground at Night

Activity provider: City Wonders Ltd.

From US$ 104.45 per person

Explore the Colosseum at the quietest time of day on a guided experience. Enjoy exclusive access to the underground chambers.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration options: 2 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Pacemaker card

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Professional cameras
  • Glass objects
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Visitors must be checked using a metal detector during the security check
  • No luggage storage is available at the Colosseum
  • This activity entails a fair amount of walking
  • Explore one of Rome’s busiest monuments at night when the crows have gone
  • Learn about engineering feats that made the Colosseum so special
  • Visit normally off-limits’ sections of the Colosseum, like the Underground
  • Hear all about what life was like in Ancient Rome
  • See the Colosseum illuminated at night
Full description

Covid-19 Update

Due to health and safety regulations, this itinerary may change. See Know before you go for the latest updates.

Discover the Roman Empire’s most famous amphitheater on a guided visit at the quietest time of day, at night. Enter the amphitheater and listen as your guide brings to life the arena’s past. Imagine the crowds in the stands cheering on their favorite gladiator. 

Continue to the Underground chambers and passageways that normally have restricted access to the public. See where the wild animals and gladiators were stowed before their battles and the numerous elevators that hoisted beasts into the arena.

Let your guide bring the Colosseum’s history to life, with stories of gladiators that fought here and what life in the arena was like. Find out about the triumphs of engineering that made the Colosseum so remarkable, too.

Enjoy the advantage of visiting at night, when the crowds have gone and the monument is illuminated in lights, and gain a different perspective on this iconic amphitheater. 

  • Colosseum Arena Floor entry ticket
  • Access to Colosseum
  • Access to Colosseum Underground
  • Access to Colosseum Arena Floor
  • Live tour guide
  • Headset to hear the guide better
  • Access to Colosseum Upper Level
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

The tour commences on the platform directly in front of Trajan’s Column. Trajan’s Column is located on Via dei Fori Imperiali next to Piazza Venezia. When standing right in front and facing the Victor Emmanuel II Monument (the “Wedding Cake) it’s directly to the left across the street. Your tour coordinator will be waiting here wearing either a blue polo shirt or a blue jacket with the City Wonders logo printed on it. If you are arriving by taxi ask your driver to take you to Piazza Foro Traiano. You will see the roughly 30 meters high Trajan’s Column as you enter the Piazza, and the meeting point is up the steps on the platform next to it.

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based on 34 reviews

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Nice tour that leads widely around the Colosseum and then into the highlight. Two guides took turns. Our first guide in front of the Colosseum was unfortunately very difficult to understand. The guide in the Colosseum is all the better. The tour in the evening was very nice and can only be recommended.

September 25, 2019

Great experience

We did this tour in September 2019. Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly, and the colosseum at night was very interesting. There were much fewer lights than we had anticipated, so you could not see too much of the amphitheater other than directly where you were standing, but it was great to not be surrounded by crowds of people. However, the tour was insanely expensive, and I’m not sure that it was worth the price.

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September 16, 2019

Great tour

The meeting point was easy to find. The guide was very knowledgeable. She took the tour to the Colosseum. Even people with little knowledge of English could understand the guide well and understand what was said. Change of guide in the Colosseum. She spoke very quickly and it was not easy for people with little knowledge of English. The tour itself was great. The highlight for us was the Colosseum with underground and arena with show. Why isn't there such a tour also in German?

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June 24, 2019

Product ID: 387480

VA ID: 387480