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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.
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.
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.
Friday night Vatican Museums tour including Sistine Chapel
• Informative, friendly and professional guide• Instant Confirmation • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors • April to October only
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.
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
Sit back and relax after your day of sightseeing and experience Rome's night-time magic from the comfort of your air-conditioned coach.
You'll throw coins in the Trevi Fountain and experience 'la dolce vita' on this brilliant after-dark tour of Rome's floodlit monuments, the ideal pre-dinner tour.
During the approximate two-hour motor-coach tour, your local guide will regale you with interesting commentary and Roman history.
You’ll see Capitoline Hill, the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, Castel Sant’Angelo, St Peter’s Basilica and the district of Trastevere. You’ll also make a stop at the Trevi Fountain. Legend says if you throw in a coin, you’ll have good luck and will return to Rome one day, so make sure you have some change!
You can upgrade the tour to dinner prior
Upgrade your tour and start your evening with a delicious dinner in the Trevi area, where you’ll feast on three courses of traditional Italian cuisine in a delightful bistro. Taste typical Roman dishes and soak up the lively atmosphere in this district that’s beloved by tourists and locals alike.
Days of operation: Daily
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Walking & panoramic Rome by night tour
• Stop at Trevi, Pantheon, St. Peter's, Colosseum and more • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach • Option to upgrade for an Italian dinner • Local guide
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.
Days of operation: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 8pm
Duration: 2 hours
Inclusions: Walking tour. Professional guide
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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