Guided tours of Rome by night

Choice of walking or coach tours seeing the best of Rome at night

St Peter's Basilica and Tiber at night
The majestic River Tiber and St Peter's at night

Tour Rome at night

Special Access visits to the Vatican Museums or Colosseum by night

The two major attractions of Rome for first time visitors, the Vatican Museums and Colosseum may close to the general public at night, but it is possible to visit both on special access tours.

Both options are an affordable way of having a special experience you will remember at a world class attraction.

Rome illuminated tours by coach or foot

Watch Rome sparkle as day turns to night. The famous monuments and squares now look different than the day time as most are illuminated at night and take on a completely different perspective.

Night tours showcasing illuminated Rome offer a truly different Rome experience.

Friday Night Vatican Museums Tour including Sistine Chapel

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St Peter's Basilica at night on Vatican Museums tour

During the months of April until October the Vatican stays open on Friday nights for an extra-special viewing of its renowned museums and the Sistine Chapel,

This evening access is only possible for pre-booked groups, so book now to visit the Vatican without the daytime crowds! 

Finally, you’ll make it to the room you’ve been waiting for – the beautiful Sistine Chapel. After your guide explains the significance of this sacred Vatican site, you'll have roughly 15 minutes to walk around inside and gaze in awe.

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Vatican Museums night tour fast track
April to October Friday night opening Vatican Museums

• Beat the crowds • Expert tour guide • 3-hr tour • Likely to sell out • Instant confirmation • Add on your own entrance ticket

The Colosseum by night & exclusive access to Gladiator's Arena + underground chambers

Viator Colosseum by night tour Rome
Avoid the crowds - Colosseum at night

Tour the Colosseum amphitheatre and other sites of Ancient Rome under the atmospheric cover of darkness during this 1 hour fifteen minute evening tour.

Enjoy private viewings of the Colosseum's underground chambers and arena off limits to standard entrance tickets.

Numbers are limited to 25 on this small-group tour ensuring you’ll see these top Rome attractions with personalized attention from your guide.

The Roman Forum is closed at night, but your guide will lead you to a little-known vantage point in Piazza del Campidoglio that offers a perfect vista of the site.

Rome Colosseum night tour


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Colosseum by night tour

• Colosseum tour includes special access underground chambers and arena • English speaking tour guide • Skip-the-line entrance • Access to Palatine Hill & Roman Forum

Explore a range of tours featuring Rome's famous illuminated sights

Trevi Foutain at night on walking tour of Rome night tour - Viator
Throw coins into the beautiful Trevi Fountain at night

Rome at night is wondrous. The city comes alive and those sights that look beautiful in the daylight take on a completely different feeling under the stars and streetlamps.

You could choose to go on a group tour on a coach with plenty of stops at major attractions with time to explore on foot and take photographs. You can also select a walking tour and enjoy the night in Rome on foot. You'll enjoy the services of a kowledgeable and helpful guide who will make sure you see the big sights as well as show you some hidden gems too

There are even e-bike and segway tours around Rome at night so you can travel around the city in whichever manner you prefer.

Use our banner link below to explore the range of tours Rome offers at night. You'll be sure to find the perfect tour for your interests.

Days of operation: Daily

Duration: from 2 hours upwards

Colosseum at night coach tour Rome


Rome panoramic walking tour - Pantheon night

Walking & panoramic Rome by night tours

• Stop at Trevi, Pantheon, St. Peter's, Colosseum and more • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach/foot/bike • Optional upgrades • Local guide

Rome by night walking tour

Viator walking tour - Rome by night
The Roman skyline at night

Take an atmospheric evening stroll around Rome's floodlit monuments with an expert guide who'll bring the Eternal City alive. Perfect for first-time visitors, this two-hour guided walking tour is the ideal introduction to Rome's famous sights and night-time ambiance, and the perfect pre-dinner activity.

This evening walking tour visits Rome's best known sights, including the Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona and the Spanish Steps.

You'll experience the romance and beauty of Rome as the sun sets and the city lights are illuminated on this special walking tour. All tour guides are native English-speakers or Roman archaeologist, hold university degrees in teaching and the humanities, and adhere to the highest standards of education.

If you want to visit the Colosseum at night, other similar night tours are available which include both the Colosseum and Forum. Just follow the link below and use the search function.

Rome by night walking tour days and times

Days of operation: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 8pm

Duration: 2 hours

Inclusions: Walking tour. Professional guide

Rome walking night tour


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Walking tour of Rome at night

• 4 days a week • Professional guide • Small group tour • 2-hr walking tour starting at the Spanish Steps • Great introduction to Rome

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