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Colosseum by Night with Underground Access, Arena Floor & Roman Forum Tour

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US$ 76.18
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    What to Expect
    Your nighttime tour starts at Piazza Venezia, where you’ll meet your guide. Set off on your leisurely walking tour of Rome’s ancient sites, passing by Trajan’s Column on your way to Capitoline Hill.

    Stop at Piazza del Campidoglio, a 16th-century square designed by Michelangelo, and follow your guide to a little-known spot in the square that provides a view of the Roman Forum, which is closed at night. As you admire the ruins bathed in evening light, your guide will point out sites like the Sanctuary of the Vestal Virgins, a temple once home to the most honored women in Ancient Rome.

    Then make your way down the hill, catching sight of Augustus’ and Caesar’s forums, and arrive at the Colosseum, the most iconic of the Eternal City’s ancient landmarks. Head inside with your guide to explore the near-empty amphitheater, where quiet shadows replace the typical daytime crowds, and listen to stories about the bloody gladiator battles that once took place here. You can walk around the reconstructed floor of the arena, little of which remains of the original surface, and look down between gaps to see the underground chambers.  

    Next, head below ground to explore the chambers themselves, where wild animals were held and gladiators prepared for their fights. This section of the Colosseum is only open to a select number of visitors each day, so enjoy this rare opportunity to see more than most visitors do during the day, let alone at night.

    After exiting the Colosseum, your tour ends outside.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Trajan's Column, Via dei Fori Imperiali, 00187 Roma RM, Italy
    2h 30m
    Return Details
    Piazza del Colosseo, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
    • Local guide
    • Skip the Line Access
    • Headsets when appropriate, so you can always hear your guide
    • Entry/Admission - Colosseum
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Food and drinks
    • Entry/Admission - Roman Forum
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Avoid bringing large purses, bags, or backpacks on your tour.
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • We regret that we are unable to accommodate guest below 6 years old due to venue security reason.
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Due to Colosseum security regulations, a PASSPORT OR VALID ID DOCUMENT IS MANDATORY to join this tour
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed yesterday via mobile

    The tour was great, but it had a very slow start. We wanted to get straight to the tour, but spent , in my opinion way too much time at the wedding cake. We weren’t able to go underground due to rain that morning, this...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Heather5870
    Reviewed 3 days ago

    Our guide, Fabio, was really funny and tried to involve everyone in the tour. His knowledge was extraordinary and he gave a very good local insight of the forum, colosseum and surrounding area. This is my second tour with City Wonders and now I tell...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Karychuk
    Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

    Was worth the price to see at night. Less crowded. Both of the tour guides (there were 2 parts to the tour) were very knowledgeable and made the tour a fun experience. Would definitely recommend this tour!

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Denise T
    Reviewed 6 days ago

    The City Wonders specified location and time to meet.  When I arrived there by taxi, no one was there.  I went to the Colosseum entrance gate (about 20 min away) and spoke with a security guard who confirms that there is only one gate for...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank vng12345
    CityWondersCS, Manager at City Wonders, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

    Hello vng12345, Thank you for having taken the time to post a review on our site. I'm sorry to hear that you were not able to join your scheduled Colosseum by Night Experience. I was checking the coordination report which shows that a good number...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Great tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable. It was nice to see the under working of the Collesseum

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Darkman420
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    Jess F
    17 July 2019|
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    Response from snowchick1 | Reviewed this property |
    Hi, The lighting is fine it doesn't get dark until the very end so you've already had plenty of opportunity to see and take pictures.
    24 October 2018|
    Response from Nancy P | Reviewed this property |
    I don't know but I would guess so. I think you'll have to contact City Wonders directly to find out.
    16 October 2018|
    Response from Nancy P | Reviewed this property |
    Sorry, I can't answer this. Only the people running the tour can tell you if they can fit one more person.
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