Colosseum Under the Moonlight

Roma, Italy

From $71.11

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


The Colosseum, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is also one of Rome’s most recognizable (and crowded) attractions. Get a new perspective on the world-famous landmark, and discover its quieter side, when you embark on an after-dark tour. Meet your guide near to the Colosseum and enjoy light drinks and snacks before setting off. Explore the highlights of the ancient amphitheater, and learn all about its history from your guide’s commentary.
  • Get up close and personal with the UNESCO-listed Colosseum
  • Discover a different, quieter side of the landmark on a nighttime tour
  • Learn all about the Colosseum’s history from your guide
  • Start the tour with a light aperitivo

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Skip-the-line tickets
  • Entry/Admission - Colosseum
  • Entry/Admission - Roman Forum
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Via Frangipane, 30
    Via Frangipane, 30, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

    Cavour metro B stop. Walk toward Largo Corrado Ricci, 10 minutes walk down Cavour street, you arrive in Largo Corrado Ricci and take via del Colosseo,few meters ahead there is a small square, in front of the restaurant is our office.Via Frangipane 30

Start time

07:00 PM

End point

  • Colosseo
    Piazza del Colosseo, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Backpacks are allowed but huge backpacks will not be permitted.
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions.
  • The dungeons of the Colosseum may be closed in the case of unfavorable weather conditions. In this case you will visit other areas of the Colosseum. We are not responsible for unfavorable weather conditions.
  • Please note: the tour departs 15 minutes after the meeting time.
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Please be on time to avoid losing entry.
  • Please note that due regulations, this tour is not available for kids under the age of 7.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

Traveler Tips

It would be better if it started at The Colosseum so one can see the details of the arena before sunset.
The night tour is a great way to see the Colosseum.
11 reviews
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A great way to see the Colosseum
Leanne_K, Nov 2019
The night tour is a great way to see the Colosseum. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and it was great to be able to see the Colosseum without all the crowds. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone who is really interested in the history of the Colosseum.
Response from Host, Nov 2019
Thank you, Leanne, for choosing our Colosseum Under the Moonlight!
Beautiful tour of ancient Rome and the Colleseum
Jennifer_H, Aug 2019
The tour was wonderful and Renata was a great guide. She was personable, knowledgeable and really made the experience fun. And it was lovely to see the Colosseum at night with fewer people and cooler temperatures. I would recommend it.
Response from Host, Aug 2019
Hello, Thank you for praising Renata and for enjoying the Colosseum at lower temperatures, the heat is a challenge but I am happy to know there are people who love learning so much they overcome this challenge ust to visit historical sites and enrich their knowledge.
Very very long tour.
NYCfamily0f4, Jul 2019
I must’ve accidentally booked this 3+hr tour instead of the shorter version. Our guide was sweet & thorough and We learned a lot but after a long hot day, the last thing we needed was a 3 mile tour. My kids were exhausted. Read the details before booking. It would be better if it started at The Colosseum so one can see the details of the arena before sunset. Looks magnificent from the outside but very dark inside. 7:30 tour started at 8. Didn’t get home until 11pm
Response from Host, Aug 2019
Hello, We are very sorry you felt that you booked a tour that was not ideal to you. Please note that we have many tours options and since all tours are described, depending on weather, requirements, desires etc you can choose the one that is fit for you as a person. So, for example, if you feel like you do not with to walk then simply book a visit to the Colosseum without Ancient Rome. Aside from this, you also have the option of leaving a tour whenever you wish or rescheduling if so you desire. This tour involves an aperitif and it is specifically designed for those who wish to experience the colosseum by night but there are other options for those looking or a different experience.
RAIDEL_C, Jul 2019
Our tour guide was excellent, worth every cent. It was a small group and slow-paced did not feel rushed.
Response from Host, Jul 2019
Thank yo very much for this beautiful review.
Excellent Guide
Jacqueline_W, Jul 2019
We enjoyed our funny and knowledgeable guide. We found the forum more interesting than the colosseum but both are a must see.
Response from Host, Jul 2019
Thank you, Jacque! I am happy to learn you had a great Colosseum Under the Moonlight tour and that your guide was both funny and knowledgeable!
Evening Roman Forum and Colloseum Tour
Susan S, Jul 2019
Our guide was Azuria and she was amazing! She was very knowledgable about each place she took us to. I enjoyed that this tour was different than the other Colosseum/Roman Forum tour we had taken during the day. This tour started with the places around/near the Forum then, viewed the Forum from the top of the hill. We stopped for photos and she took the time to do photos for each group. The access to the Colosseum at night was the best!! No people around but us and maybe one other tour group. The access to below the Colosseum was amazing with a view of a reproduction of a lift used to take animals/people up through the trap door. We also had time on the floor of the Colosseum, but it was pretty dark by then to get any good photos of that.
Response from Host, Jul 2019
Reading this review was a pleasure. Thank you, Susan! I am glad you got to take lots of pictures!
Night time Forum and Colosseum tour
Andrea_D, Jun 2019
Matteo was our tour guide for the first two hours walking the streets of Rome and the Forum. He was amazing! Entertaining and knowledgeable. The night time Colosseum tour was cool but our guide was ‘meh’.
Response from Host, Jun 2019
Thank you for taking the time to review us!
Exceptional guide, a tad too long
Donovon L, Jun 2019
This tour is highly recommended to beat the crowds! It is informative and personal with our tour guide being friendly, informative, easy to understand and enjoyable. If you want to learn history and many interesting details about the city, you will come away with a wealth of knowledge. They served pizza, snacks and drinks prior to the tour, which was classy and all the personnel were very friendly. Group size was just right, however 3 hours is simply too long, especially after a day of going around the city. 2 hours for a reduced cost would probably be a better choice for most casual visitors. Otherwise is was a great tour seeing the Forum, Palatine Hill and Colosseum all at twilight / dark. Wished the Colosseum basement was more exciting / accessible, but that would be the same with any tour. 4.5 out of 5 stars, definitely worth your energy.
Response from Host, Jun 2019
Thank you for your review! Please note we offer several tours and we personalize them as well and so should you ever need one to match your mood or needs just call our staff and let them help you choose the tour that is most suited for you so as to avoid the experience you described.
History at its best
Anand_M, Jun 2019
You will not regret this if you haven't booked any other guided tour. They tell you about all the history of Rome around Roman forum and Coloesseum.
Response from Host, Jun 2019
Thank you very much for reviewing us. We wish you all the best!
Our tour guides were so informative...
Karen K, Jul 2018
Our tour guides were so informative and interesting to my whole family including my teenage sons. They really helped to bring the Colosseum alive.
Response from Host, Jun 2019
Thank you, Karen!