Guided tour

Colosseum Underground and Arena Tour by Night

4.4 / 5

28 reviews

Colosseum Underground and Arena Tour by Night

From US$ 89.41 per person

Experience the Colosseum with absolutely no crowds and enjoy the unique setting in the evening. Get a VIP experience with the small groups and expert guides.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 1 hour
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  • Experience the Roman amphitheater in the moonlight
  • Skip the long lines to the Colosseum
  • Get privileged access to the underground areas and arena floor
  • Learn more about life in Ancient Rome
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Covid-19 Update

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

Meet your English-speaking guide outside the monumental Colosseum and get an introduction to the finest arena of the Roman Empire from an expert on Roman history. Skip the line for a privileged look at the arena floor and an exclusive chance to stand on the same spot that the gladiators stood over 2,000 years ago. Continue to the underground tunnels and chambers, which is restricted to a selected few visitors each day. Marvel at the engineering skills of the Romans as you see the remains of the 88 elevators that lead up to the arena floor. Continue your tour to the first levels of the Colosseum to learn more about the heart of the ancient city and the gruesome stories of the gladiators that entertained thousands of people.
  • Skip-the-ticket-line entrance to the Colosseum, underground chambers, and arena floor
  • An English-speaking guide
  • Pick up or drop-off at your accommodation
  • Storage space for suitcases and luggage
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • All participants over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 22 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

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Meeting point

Meet at the Colosseum Metro Station. Staff will be wearing purple T-shirts. Please note that it is a requirement to be at the meeting point at least 15 minutes prior to the starting time of your activity. Late arrivals cannot be guaranteed entrance.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Due to ongoing COVID-19 virus preventative measures, the Arena will not be visited on this tour until further notice. The Gladiator’s Gate access will be replaced by the standard underground entrance.
  • You must show your ID at the entrance and those who do not will not be able to enter the Colosseum
  • No luggage storage available
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 28 reviews

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Not as informational as I thought

Finding our guide was stressful because there’s multiple guides beginning at the same time, running late, beginning early to where you begin to think “did I book it in the wrong language?” Our guide finally arrived but barely held up the sign, so I’m hoping we didn’t leave anyone behind. You have to go up to each sign holder and ask to see if it’s yours. Then its actually a tour with a worker of the Colosseo, not from this page. The tour guide we had was nice but hard to understand due to his accent. So lots of missing pieces, and surprisingly what no one learns through life is that through switches of emperors they took apart all of these ancient places so when you go, the stage is missing, along with all other marble accent pieces leaving it harder to understand what you’re looking at

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October 21, 2019

A night visit that is worthwhile and out of the ordinary with access to underground parts as intriguing as it is interesting and a passionate guide who shares with us the fascinating history of the monument. The only regret would be the lack of lighting for the central part (the arena).

October 1, 2019

It was lovely to see the Colosseum at night. I have been before during the day, but the night gives a whole new perspective. If you think far enough in advance, the underground section is definitely worth it. I was hoping to see more of the underground area, but most of it is being worked on and filled with scaffolding. You get to go under the section which has the recreated arena level.

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September 29, 2019

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