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2.5 hours

 

You don't like crowds? Enjoy our after hours unique experience! A unique opportunity awaits you after dark in Ancient Rome! Let our friendly guides lead the way through the top highlights of a Roman holiday with a unique twist with our Colosseum night tour. Avoid lines and crowds altogether with an after hours tour so you can really revel in the depth of this unparalleled experience, which includes exclusive access to the arena floor and the Colosseum underground levels while it’s closed to the general public.

 

NEW TOUR! AVAILABLE TO BOOK FROM MAY TO NOVEMBER 2018

 

Why you'll love this tour

  • No lines, no crowds, and no hassle! With a maximum of 12 guests per group, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to pick your guides brain for shining nuggets of wisdom!

  • Take an evening stroll through the center of Ancient Rome and gaze upon the most breathtaking views in the Eternal City.

  • Visit the Colosseum after dark and get exclusive “backstage” access with a charismatic official tour guide to give you the “inside scoop”.

Tour description

A new look at Ancient History

Come be one of the first to join us for a moonlit exploration of the Roman Forum and Colosseum with our all-new Colosseum night time tour. With evening hours recently expanded, we can now offer our guests a more exclusive and intimate visit to the world’s most iconic amphitheater. While the lack of crowds and lines provide clear advantages, going “behind the scenes” into restricted underground areas and stepping foot on the arena floor certainly bump this Colosseum tour up an extra notch – making it a truly unmissable adventure!

Though the gates to the Roman Forum actually close before sundown, we propose and even better way to examine the ruins: from above. Perch up near Piazza del Campidoglio and take in the most stunning view of The Eternal City while your guide imparts some historical wisdom upon your ears. Our hand-selected experts certainly share a passion for Rome’s past, as well as a knack for storytelling, which makes poring over a 2,000-year-long history seem like a real piece of cake.

Evening Stroll through the center of Ancient Rome

Round up with one of our top-rated Roman experts at Piazza Venezia, where the modern and ancient worlds of Rome meet at the footsteps of the Victor Emanuel monument. This grand and imposing structure illuminates the square as it welcomes you from the present day “Rodeo Drive” of Rome to the very center of ancient Roman life. Stroll along the cobblestones of the ancient empire and prepare to be amazed as we lead you off the beaten bath to tucked away corners and breathtaking views.

With a bird’s eye view of the Roman Forum, learn about the birth of the city itself while temples, triumphal arches, and basilicas glisten in the moonlight below. Michelangelo fans will be especially pleased to tread through his famous Piazza del Campidoglio, where museum walls encircle a range of marble sculptures and impressive fountains in true Roman style. Our limited group sizes, along with the lack of noisy daytime traffic and crowds, provide each guest with the opportunity to have a truly interactive experience. Experience the magic, history and atmosphere of the Eternal city on our unforgettable Rome night tour

Unrivaled beauty of the Colosseum by moonlight  sans crowds

Tour of the Colosseum at night... of course, we always save the best for last! While the Colosseum welcomes up to 30,000 visitors per day, the evening hours offer a much more delightful experience. With What A Life Tours, you’ll receive the royal treatment while ropes are pulled back allowing you to enter restricted areas which are generally closed to the public. Delve deeper (literally) than most visitors go with a drop in to the underground “hypogeum”, which encompasses the ancient subterranean tunnels that were once used as the “backstage” for the grand Gladiator productions.

Ponder the engineering skills and technological advances which made this arena an exquisite venue for extravagant events, such as the “panem et circenses” (“bread and circuses”) which were attended by more than 50,000 hungry entertainment-seekers at a time. But the grandest of all finales, we must admit, is a walk on the arena floor itself. Taking center stage in the footsteps of Roman gladiators and emperors under a starlit sky is, frankly, unforgettable. The perfect ending to our evening together!

What you'll experience

Please note*

When visiting the he restricted areas of the amphitheater, the Colosseum authorities only permit one tour guide to speak. Due to these regulations, you may have to share the arena floor and underground level with up to 23 other guests. 

The dates and times of the tour booked are subject to change depending on the availability. Reservations for Tour Operators with privileged access to areas of the Colosseum at night, such as the underground area and arena floor, are released exclusively by the administration of Colosseum. In the event when time slots are not made available, you might be asked to reschedule your time or date, subject to availability — or alternatively accept a refund. Every tour operator works with these parameters.

In the case of extreme weather conditions, the authorities may close off the restricted areas for health and safety reasons as the underground could flood. If this occurs, we will try to reschedule your tour, subject to availability, or we will run the tour as our standard tour which will visit each of the three sites just without the special entrance and issue refunds for the difference in cost between this and our Colosseum Highlights group tour.

If you are travelling with children under 18, please send us a copy of their passport so we can purchase their tickets in advance of the tour date.

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