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Colosseum By Night With VIP Access – Small Group Experience

TYPOLOGIES

Small Group Tours

+ 1
DIFFICULTY

Easy

MIN. AGE

65

GROUP SIZE

Max 25

LANGUAGE

English

DURATION

3 hrs

START TIME

Variable start times

It is our privilege to be able to offer this incredible experience. While the Colosseum has 6 million visitors a year, only a very few get to visit it virtually empty. Even less get to visit restricted areas. We allow you to do both on our off-limits tour of the Colosseum!

The Roman Colosseum, the largest amphitheatre ever constructed is always a magical place to visit where your imagination can run wild. The opportunity to visit as the sun is setting over Rome’s historic skyline and the moon is rising is a dreamy ideal. With a special permission, we can take a small group of up to 25 people into The Colosseum on a night. This is a rare opportunity to avoid the huge crowds and heat, to feel the atmosphere and huge size, not to mention the pure skill of the Romans who built and created such a monument. It has truly stood the test of time. Wars, floods and many, many earthquakes have not brought it down. 2000 years of history will be under your feet and all around you.

We will meet at our office for a welcome drink of prosecco or wine and local snacks where you will be introduced to your guide for the evening. Also you will have a little time to chat with fellow guests in a cordial environment.

From there, we will take an eye-opening tour of the Forum and Trajan Market from the outside. This area of Rome was central to everyday life in ancient times. This will lead us to Piazza Venezia and the Victorio Emmanuell III Monument. This creation divides Italian opinion with admirers and detractors. Called The Typewriter by some and The Wedding Cake by others, whatever your view it blends in well with Roman architecture and surprises many that it is little more than a century old. With a brief walk up the Capital Hill you will be able to observe the Michelangelo designed piazza. Passing back by Trajans Column, Trajans Forum and Trajans Market, you will realise just how advanced this early world power was. While most of the world was still living in houses constructed from mud, Rome already had a multi-storied early version of Walmart. Before long we will be at the entry to The Colosseum. With absolutely no lines we will be welcomed to enter. You will notice a lot of envious people around wondering why they cannot enter also!

We will, once inside, be given access to what we call the “Dungeons” area. Real name “Hypogeum”, this is where the gladiators, convicts and unwilling volunteers met their fate. A truly awesome place where normal visitors are not allowed to venture. You will also access to the Arena Floor where Gladiator did their combats. Climbing higher, we will have a view over Rome as the buildings take on their golden hue as sun sets. While in the Colosseum, your expert guide will give you an accurate description of the horrors and highlights of the games that would have taken place right where you stand. Never before or since has mankind taken so much pleasure from death. Be it human or animal and regardless of how long the games were (the inaugural games would last over 100 days), there was always a constant supply of bodies to die in one way or another. It is important to realise also that the games were free to the spectators as this was all about keeping the public happy.

We look forward to seeing you on one of our very special evening tours. Join us for a drink and snack before taking a tour of a lifetime.
Come and join us on our small group adventure.

Availability for this tour is very restricted. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

Please Note

  • Please bring an ID document for children as proof of age for the reduced price tickets.
  • When accessing the monument the Colosseum visitors will be asked to pass security checks, even when entering with pre-booked tickets or vouchers. Please make sure you DO NOT have pointed large umbrellas and knives of any sizes with you. Liquids are allowed but only if in plastic bottles. Remember that you can refill your containers in the fountains inside the Colosseum. Back packs are allowed inside the Colosseum if very small in size; shoulder bags or handbags are permitted if regular size.
  • This tour operates in all weather conditions.
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

Meeting point

We are delighted to welcome you to our office in Via Frangipane 30, 00184, Rome, where the guide will prepare you for the security check.

Available days

Mo, Th, Fr, Sa,

Dress code

Comfortable clothes and shoes

Includes

Tickets are included in the price (22 euros) and reservation fee (2 euros)

Aperitif

3 hours English-speaking guide

Skip-the-line voucher for the Colosseum, Dungeons and Arena

Headsets (if the group has 6 participants and over)

Services NOT included

Food and Drinks

Travel Insurance

Gratuities

Meeting point

FAQ

Are tickets included in this tour?

Yes, skip-the-line tickets for the Colosseum are included in this tour

When should we be at the meeting point?

We advise all customers to be at the meeting point 10 minutes prior the departure time.

Is the aperitivo included in the price?

Yes, before the departure time, you will enjoy a complimentary Italian style aperitivo

What restricted areas are included in this experience?

This tour gives you the possibility to explore restricted areas such as the Colosseum arena, the underground level and the dungeons of the Colosseum.