After-Hours Access: Colosseum Underground, Arena Floor & Roman Forum
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After-Hours Access: Colosseum Underground, Arena Floor & Roman Forum

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Tour Highlights

  • Exclusive access to the Colosseum Underground & Arena Floor after closing
  • Highlights of the Roman Forum from Capitoline Hill
  • History & insights from your expert, English-speaking guide
  • Audio headsets so you don't miss a word
  • Small groups of 25 people or fewer


Our Colosseum Evening Tour shows you Rome's most famous attraction after the crowds have gone home. Venture into places usually closed to the public, including the underground level and arena floor. Your guided tour also includes a trip to Capitoline Hill for dazzling views of the Roman Forum.
Colosseum by night

See the Colosseum as Few Ever Do

Our special access Colosseum Evening Tour offers you a rare opportunity to explore this ancient structure at its quietest and most awe-inspiring.

Colosseum underground

Explore Secret Passages

Venture through the Colosseum’s underground Hypogeum and into the heart of this ancient amphitheatre to experience areas usually closed to the public.

The Roman Forum by sunset

Hear Rome's Ancient History

Listen as your local, expert guide brings the Colosseum and Roman Forum to life with stories and anecdotes of this legendary empire.

Tour Description

Cloaked in darkness and lit up like a stage, the Colosseum during the evening is an impressive and dramatic sight not to be missed by any visitor to Rome. Now you can experience this scene both inside and out, on our special access evening tour.  

Experience the Colosseum Without the Crowds

You’ll enter after the Colosseum has closed to the public when this ancient amphitheater is at its most quiet. With an expert, English-speaking guide on hand, you’ll explore restricted areas, such as the Colosseum underground where gladiators and animals once waited before battle.

See Spectacular Views from Capitoline Hill

Your tour begins at the Campidoglio, or Capitoline Hill, for the most beautiful views overlooking the Roman Forum. Closed at this hour, the empty Forum makes for one of Rome’s most striking sights. From your bird’s eye view, you’ll hear about the birth of Rome and the exploits of emperors who took turns building the empire up and tearing it down.

Take a Personal Tour of the Colosseum

After your visit to the Forum, your guide will lead you to the crown jewel of Rome: the Colosseum. Here you will hear the tales that bring the amphitheater to life – the rituals carried out by gladiators before battle; the emperors who decided life or death; and the politics that played out in the arena.

Small Groups & Expert Guides

With groups of only 25 people or less, your tour will be intimate and your guide easy to interact with. This unique tour is perfect for visitors who want to explore the Colosseum at a slower pace than is possible during the chaotic (and hot!) daylight hours. 

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What's Included

  • Expert, English-speaking tour guide
  • Small groups of 25 people or fewer
  • Skip the Line Access to the Colosseum
  • Entrance ticket & reservation fee for the Colosseum
  • Headsets when appropriate

Sites Visited

  • Colosseum
  • Roman Forum
  • Capitoline Hill

Important Notes

On this tour, some of the venues or parts of the venue may be subject to last-minute, unpredictable closures. When this occurs, we are happy to offer customers an extended tour in keeping with the advertised total length of the tour.


  • At the end of the tour, will I be able to explore the Colosseum on my own?

    If you wish to explore the Colosseum on your own after your tour, you should take our Express Colosseum Tour with Gladiator's Entrance and Special Arena Floor Access (with or without Breakfast). This gives you a guided tour of the Colosseum only. After the tour you can choose to either enjoy the skip-the-line entrance tickets to the Roman Forum (our guide would accompany you to enter but the visit is not guided) or stay inside the Colosseum without the guide.

     For any other tour however, our tours follow a pattern of visit and you would not be able re-enter the Colosseum without waiting in the line and purchasing an additional ticket.

  • Can I book Colosseum Underground as a Private Tour?

    The Colosseum does not allow any company to conduct private visits to the Underground areas. Therefore, we can only run this tour as a group tour.  We limit our groups to no more than 24 people to ensure the tour is special for all our guests.

  • It’s raining, is my tour still running?

    Yes. Our tours run rain or shine.

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