Guided tour

Colosseum: Tour with Underground at Night

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Colosseum: Tour with Underground at Night

From US$ 90.53 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: 1 hour
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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

  • Please note that the price you are paying for this tour includes both the tour guide fee as well as the official ticket fee for the visited sites, which is: €25 for adults over 25 years old, €20 for guests under 25 years, and free for guests under 6 years
  • 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
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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.

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

You’ll mee our coordinators in via della Polveriera 8. About 100m from the Colosseum Make your way to the terrace ABOVE the Colosseum Metro Station, you'll find a pedestrian bridge to crosses above the road The office is located on the otherside about 50m up the street. Look for the Purple flag that say Crown Tours (Please note: if you are in front of the Metro Station, please make your way UPSTAIRS.) Please also note that the requirement to be at the meeting point with advance is mandatory. Late arrivals cannot be guaranteed entrance

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4.6 /5

based on 38 reviews

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After carefully going through the many Colosseum tours we chose this one because it was at night (cooler) and went to both the underground and arena areas. Nico was our tour guide. He was so very knowledgeable and was terrific at keeping everyone informed throughout our tour. I hoghly recommend this Colosseum tour.

July 2, 2022

It’s actually TWO tours- one outside with a Crown Tours guide, one inside with an archaeologist. The inside tour is amazing because you learn about how the coliseum worked and it’s an amazing site at night (which is great in the hot months). The outside tour is fine, but you can tell they’re killing for time.

July 1, 2022

This tour was the highlight of our Rome trip. Our guide made the tour super exciting and emotional. You learned a lot of interesting facts and always had the feeling that all questions were answered in detail. The Colosseum at night also has a completely different atmosphere than during the day. We would 100% recommend this tour!

June 17, 2022

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