Group Size

Max 10

Language

English

Duration

2 hrs

Start Time

3 pm to 6 pm

Explore the Ancient Roman ruins bathed in the golden hues of the evening's golden hour, and experience the majestic Colosseum in this enchanting light as the day draws to a close.

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The beauty of this tour lies in its timing – you'll explore these historic sites in the serene ambiance of the evening, avoiding the daytime crowds that gather around Ancient Rome. This is particularly advantageous during the hot summer months, offering a respite from the midday heat, especially in the expansive spaces of the Roman Forum.

We will guide you and a small, intimate group of no more than 10 people into the Colosseum, a symbol of ancient Roman engineering and architectural mastery. As you explore this iconic landmark, your guide will enthrall you with a rich tapestry of historical facts, alongside the captivating myths and legends that have grown around this ancient site. This experience offers a unique and personal glimpse into one of the world’s most magnificent testaments to human ingenuity and culture.

You will also have the opportunity to visit Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum either before your Colosseum tour begins or as a delightful conclusion to it. Here, you’re invited to spend as much time as you wish, soaking in the breathtaking views. From this elevated vantage point, enjoy a sweeping panorama that extends from the Capitoline Hill, across the Imperial Forums, reaches the Monti district, and includes an aerial view of the Colosseum. This segment will immerse you in the daily life of the Romans and the enduring legacy of the Roman Empire. Your guide will share fascinating insights and lesser-known facts about ancient Roman traditions and culture.

Explore the Timeless Mysteries of the Mighty Roman Empire!

Tour Itinerary

Meeting point

In front of Rome Tourist Information Centre

Colosseum

The Colosseum, or Coliseum, is a huge oval amphitheatre in the heart of Rome where bloodthirsty tournaments and games, such as gladiatorial contests and public spectacles took place, and were viewed by up to 80,000 spectators.

Arch of Titus

This arch that was erected in 81 AD inside the Roman Forum and commemorates the victories of Vespasian and his brother Titus in the city of Jerusalem during the War in Judaea. The arch, much smaller than the arch of Constantine, is ornamented with marble reliefs and tells the story of the victory of the Jerusalem temple sacking.

Maxentius Basilica

On the highest point of the Roman Forum you will find the Basilica of Maxentius built in the 4th century AD. The building was and still is one of the colossal monuments of ancient Rome. The immensity of this building overwhelms every single visitor.

House of Vestals

This area was home to all the Vestals, the priestess who were selected to look after the eternal flame and other rites, all connected to the cult of the divinity Vesta. The priestesses were chosen among rich families when they were between 6 and 10 years old and appointed for 30 years. They have strict rules while living in the House of Vestals, but they also had numerous privileges, and had the benefit of high status from the whole community.

Temple of Julius Caesar

Built by Julius Cesar in 46BC near the Roman Forum, and was dedicated to Caesar and his deeds.

The Senate

Officially the seat of the Roman Senate and initiated by Julius Caesar in 44 BC, the Sent House was damaged in at least one fire and rebuilt numerous times, and now stands as it did in the early 4th century AD. In the 1930s restorations were completed by Mussolini.

COLOSSEUM REGULATIONS - 18th October 2023

- Full Names of all participants wishing to take part must be provided to City Lights Tours prior to your tour.

- Names provided must match your photo IDs, which are required to enter the Colosseum. Only Passports, National ID cards and Drivers Licences accepted.

- City Lights Tours will contact you after your booking to collect the names of the participants in your group.

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Featured Highlight

Arch of Costantine:

This triumphal arch is the largest surviving in Rome. It’s 25.6m wide and 21m high. The monument celebrates the Emperor Costantine’s victory over the Roman tyrant Maxentius in 312 AD.