Guided tour

Colosseum: Tour with Underground at Night

3.9 / 5

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Colosseum: Tour with Underground at Night

From US$ 97.46 per person

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

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English
Highlights
  • 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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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. Enjoy the advantage of visiting at night, when the crowds have gone and the monument is illuminated in lights.
Includes
  • Colosseum guided tour
  • 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

    This tour meets in front of the Antico Caffè al Teatro Marcello on Via del Teatro Marcello, 42. The Antico Caffè al Teatro Marcello is located on the corner of Via del Teatro Marcello and Via Montanara. You can see Teatro Marcello from Antico Caffe, which is a short walk from Piazza Venezia (7-10 minute walk).

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    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
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    3.9 /5

    based on 37 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.4/5
    • Value for money
      3.5/5
    • Service
      4.2/5
    • Organization
      4.2/5

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    September 20, 2021

    The first half of the tour is around the alter of the fatherland and the Roman forum. It was ok. Not super interesting. The second half is the colosseum, that was terrible. The guide rushed through it all and had the most sarcastic tone of excitement the whole time. Her accent is thick, which is fine, but when she’s talking super quickly because she’s done this 100 times and is super bored it’s almost impossible to understand. The bits I understood were not interesting or at all worth the price. I remember looking around at the others in the tour and they looked just as bored as me. Serious waste of money. I’ve done this tour with the colosseums official night tour and it was INCREDIBLE. Unfortunately, that tour was sold out so I resorted to this. If you’re able to get the official tour get it. If not don’t bother with this one it doesn’t come close to that experience.

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    September 17, 2021

    August 1, 2021

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    VA ID: 387480