About Skip the Line Colosseum and Ancient Rome by Night
Avoid the crowds on our Colosseum and Ancient Rome by Night tour visiting this iconic sight after the tour groups and visitors have gone home. As day gives way to night we see the Colosseum in a new light as an ancient structure filled with more shadows than shuffling feet where the shady history of this spectacular arena can truly be appreciated. Often rated as one of the worlds best travel experiences the Colosseum is at the top of the to-do list for most visitors to Rome. Its hardly surprising then that when Rome is busy the Colosseum is chaotic. Take the hassle out of your Colosseum visit by traveling with us in a small group after the crowd has passed. Our tour starts with the Campidoglio - the beautiful piazza outside the Capitoline Museums designed by Michelangelo whose curved surface resembles the face of an egg. Well round the museums to find a little-known vantage point overlooking the Roman Forum closed at this hour. As the light fades your expert English-speaking guide will talk you through the heart of Romes historic center - pointing out temples arches and the sanctuary of Ancient Romes famous Vestal Virgins. On your way down the hill your guide will point out Trajans Column and Caesars Forum among other ruins. Then its on to the highlight of our tour - the Roman Colosseum. At this time of night the Colosseum is virtually empty so your experience as your guide leads you around explaining the history and characters that make it so fascinating will be a rare one. Well wander the arena floor from where youll understand the magnitude of Ancient Romes foremost amphitheater and venture into the underground treading the tunnels that gladiators and beasts walked before being hoisted onto the arena floor via trap doors. Few visitors ever get to visit the Colosseum underground and fewer still see it at night making this peaceful spooky visit even more special. Our Colosseum by Night Tour travels in small intimate groups preserving the peace of the evening and ensuring that your guide will have time to answer all your questions. Our tour ends when the night is only starting in Rome. Head to the nearby Monti area for dinner or take some time to wander around and photograph the Colosseum - more peaceful beautiful and atmospheric at this time than ever. Highlights - Campidoglio - The Roman Forum view from above at Campidoglio - The Forum of Julius Caesar from outside - Trajans Market and Column from outside - The Colosseum - The Colosseum Arena - The Colosseum Underground Includes - Guided tour - Skip the Line Entrance to the Colosseum - Headsets when needed - English speaking tour guide Excludes - Hotel pick-up and drop-off - Meals and drinks - Personal expenses - Tips and gratuities - Optional activity costs Please Note - Infants up to 3 years old travel for free and do not require a reservation. - This tour involves a fair amount of walking and comfortable shoes are recommended. We regret that we are unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or mobility impairments on this tour. - Tour will be operated with a maximum of 25 guests. - Booking modifications made within 72 hours of tour date will be charged an amendment fee.