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Colosseum by Night Walking Tour: Undergrounds and Arena

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    What to Expect
    Pay a unique visit of the Colosseum in Rome during this guided tour of the ancient amphitheater at night.

    Meet your knowledgeable guide near the main entrance and enjoy skip-the-line entry to avoid lines. Walk into the enormous arena as the sun is setting over the Eternal City and begin your tour.

    Learn about the history of the Colosseum, originally known as the Flavian Amphitheater, built in the 1st century A.D. Hear stories about the bloody gladiatorial games and other spectacles that took place here, with the stands packed with Romans. Learn about how the architects designed the entry and egress points to minimize bottlenecks—designs that are still in use in today's modern stadiums.

    See a reconstructed portion of the arena floor and learn that the original floor was covered with sand to absorb the blood spilled by wounded animals and gladiators during the shows. Descend into the underground portion of the Colosseum to see the areas where animals and performers were brought from nearby stables through the tunnels, with the gladiators' barracks at the Ludus Magnus to the east also being connected by tunnels.

    Experience the thrill of seeing this piece of ancient history by night.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Piazza del Arco di Costantino, Roma RM, Italy
    1h 18m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
    • Local guide
    • Tour escort/host
    • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
    • Guaranteed to skip the lines
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Gratuities
    • Transportation to/from attractions
    • Hotel pickup
    • Hotel drop-off
    • Please note that, kids younger than 6 years old are not allowed to this tour
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • The meeting point is the Arch of Constantine near the Colosseum
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Dress code is smart casual
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • If you have a pacemaker you will need to show a certificate, otherwise you will not be admitted without being screened
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 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 3 weeks ago via mobile

    Loved it. No crowds . Experienced standing in the middle with the night lights looking around in awe - just wondering what the gladiators must have felt like. Seeing underground chambers and how it worked . We actually went in again in the day time...More

    Thank 301lesleyb
    Mario T, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Gray Line - I Love Rome, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Dear Guest, we find it amazing that you lived both experiences of the Colosseum during the day and by night. At night it definitely gets a fascination you don't get to experience during the day, so we're happy you enjoyed our night tour and hope...More

    Reviewed 3 August 2019 via mobile

    Sadly this was not what we expected. With the allure of a night tour, we expected the tour to hold mysterious or spooky tales embedded into the history, however, the tour was a typical museum like explanation. The tour guide pointed out several details that...More

    1  Thank YvetteFuentes1
    Mario T, Guest Relations Manager at Gray Line - I Love Rome, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Dear Yvette, this is a kind reminder. Also, you can use the email address feedbackteam@graylinerome.it for your convenience. Best regards, the Gray Line Rome Team Dear Yvette, we’re very sorry that you found our tour by night disappointing: as subjective as an experience can be...More

    Reviewed 14 July 2019 via mobile

    My husband and I were at the meeting point an hour before and no tour operator showed up. There was also two strangers who were there with the same time and meeting point. It is very unorganized and unprofessional to give 4 people meeting times...More

    1  Thank alrats2013
    Mario T, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Gray Line - I Love Rome, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2019

    Dear Guest, so sorry to hear this, though it is strange, if you had a reservation the tour must have been on, and our staff is at the meeting point at least 30 minutes before meeting time. Please, allow us to take a closer look...More

    Reviewed 16 June 2019

    Our group of 10 had to call to book this tour and informed them of the ages of the children. We paid the full adult rate for everyone and planned our entire day around this tour. When we were entering the gates of the colosseum...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Nell-k808
    Mario T, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Gray Line - I Love Rome, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2019

    Hello 'Nell-k808', we're really sorry to read about this inconvenience, but thanks for taking the time to bring this incident to our attention. We'll start an investigation to avoid further communication gaps. Having said that, allow us to take a closer look at your specific...More

    Reviewed 27 May 2019 via mobile

    Fun to be there at night! Good background info of its origination and use! Easy meeting spot. Restroom inside for use at beginning.More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Debpao62
    Mario T, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Gray Line - I Love Rome, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2019

    Dear Debpao62, thank you for taking the time to provide us with a review of your experience. We're pleased to hear that your Colosseum by night tour was pleasant, it is indeed a nice and special experience we suggest everyone to live. Best regards, the...More

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