Colosseum and Roman Forum with skip-the-line tickets and night tour with underground access
Night tours

Colosseum and Roman Forum with skip-the-line tickets and night tour with underground access

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Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: See calendar
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 2 hours
Do this because
  • Explore some of Rome's most famous sites by night
  • Your tickets are included so you can save time at the entrance
  • Learn more about the history of these ancient sites from your expert guide
  • An unforgettable experience where you'll see the Eternal City under a special light
What to expect

The mighty Colosseum is the most beautiful and mysterious at night. This guided night tour includes the Roman Forum, seen from the bird’s eye view from the Campidoglio, as well as other sites of Ancient Rome.

The tour starts with Trajan’s Column where you’ll pass through Via dei Fori Imperiali overlooking the Roman Forum (closed at this hour), the civic historical center. Once home to a bustling marketplace, ruled by moneylenders and shopkeepers, this was Rome at its finest. As the light fades, your professional English-speaking guide will talk you through the heart and history of Rome’s historic center, pointing out the temples, arches, and the sanctuary of Ancient Rome’s famous Vestal Virgins.

As you continue your walk, your guide will point out Caesar’s and Augustus’ Forums, among other ruins. As you walk past the Forums you will come to the highlight of the tour – the Roman Colosseum. At this time of night, the Colosseum is virtually empty and your guide will lead you around, telling stories about the history and people that once tread on the same ground. You will roam the arena floor where you will gain a better understanding of the magnitude of Ancient Rome’s greatest amphitheater.

A sure highlight of the tour comes when you venture into the underground passageways. You will walk through the very tunnels that gladiators and beasts passed through before being hoisted onto the arena floor via trap doors. Very few visitors have the unique opportunity to visit the Colosseum’s underground passageways, and fewer still see it at night, making this visit both peaceful and spooky at the same time.

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What's included
  • Expert, English-speaking tour guide
  • Groups of max 25 people
  • Skip-the-line ticket to the Colosseum
  • Exclusive access to the underground and arena floor
  • Spectacular view of the Roman Forum by night
  • Headsets when appropriate, so you can always hear your guide
What's not included
  • Gratuities
Reduced price
  • Children (6-14): reduced

Piazza Foro Traiano 3607, 00187 Rome RM, Italy

Meeting point:

The tour will start on the platform directly in front of Trajan's Column. Trajan's Column (around 30m high with engravings) is located on Via dei Fori Imperiali next to Piazza Venezia. When standing right in front and facing the Victor Emmanuel II Monument (nicknamed the Wedding Cake), it's directly to the left across the street. In the summer, your tour coordinator will be waiting there wearing a blue polo shirt with the City Wonders logo printed on it, and in the winter, a blue jacket of the same design.

What to remember
  • Extra measures may be implemented at some venues due to heightened global security: as a result, visitors may experience delays in getting through mandatory security checks when entering these venues
  • Extra measures may also restrict the size of bags that can be brought inside; to avoid disruptions or possible denied entry, please avoid bringing large purses, bags, or backpacks on your tour (the Colosseum does not have any cloakroom facilities in which to store such items)
  • Due to Colosseum security regulations, a passport or valid ID document is mandatory to join this tour; passengers who fail to provide a valid proof of identity will be denied entry
  • On this tour, some of the venues or parts of the venue may be subject to last-minute, unpredictable closures; when this occurs, customers will be offered an extended tour in keeping with the advertised total length of the tour
  • The tour cannot accommodate guest below 6 years old due to venue security reasons
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  • Running days and departure times vary, please check the calendar and select the departure time of your preference
  • Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes in advance
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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.
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