Mystery & Majesty - Private Tour Of Rome's Magnificent Arches

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    11:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Salita dei Borgia
  • Return Details :
    The Colosseum, Roman Forum area, or Capitoline Hill.
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Fully private and exclusive walking tour which explores the fascinating origins and incredible stories behind the still standing triumphal arches between the Roman Forum archaeological area and Isola Tiberina. Time spent with your expert Archaeologist guide is approximately2.5 hours. After your fully private tour experience which covers all the highlights of ancient Rome, your skip-the-line ticket into the mighty Colosseum kicks off the self-guided portion.Recommended time inside the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill archaeological areas c. 1.5 hours.


Family friendly

Skip the line

Step back in time on a history tour

All entrance fees included

Private guide for a more personalized experience

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This is a fully private Rome tour plus Colosseum ticket with a real focus on ancient Roman history. You will spend 2.5 hours with your guide in far and away the most beautiful parts of the city, places which many tourists never see, places which are replete with the most interesting architecture - be it religious or pagan. This guided portion covers the most important, majestic, Triumphal Arches in ancient Rome and the Roman Forum. You'll tour the mythic Palatine Hill and walk the length of Circus Maximus too, as made famous in popular culture by the epic movie "Ben Hur". The second portion, priority entry into the Colosseum, is self-guided. It is recommended that you spend approximately90 minutes therein with a guidebook. Why? Because as every honestRome tour guide will tell you, there's not a great deal of information to impart when inside the Colosseum. The really interesting things about ancient Rome can be found in the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill archaeological areas, and you'll tour these places with an expert guide.

The most striking ruins in ancient Rome are perhaps the few triumphal arches which have survived the ravages of time. A very great number were leveled down the centuries, ergo those which remain are crucial for historians, archaeologists, and ourselves, as the guide will attempt to shed new light on life in antiquity.

For the most part, monumental arches in ancient Rome celebrated military victories, but many were used to push political agendas and enforce legislation. Important political events were also recorded by way of friezes, carvings, and sculpture. Three of approximately forty triumphal arches which were erected in late Republican and early Imperial Rome still stand either in full or in part inside the Roman Forum. We study these in-depth as well as the remains and foundations of the fallen arches of Augustus and Tiberius. In addition, this tour visits important gateways in the Servian Wall, which defended Rome from c. 400 years BC. You will enter the Roman Forum to see the Arch of Titus, Arch of Septimius Severus, and the foundations and remains of the arches of Gaius and Lucius, Augustus and Tiberius. The early Christian Arch of Constantine, Arch of Dolabella (set in beautiful, green surroundings opposite the Palatine Hill), Argentars Arch, and Arch of Janus in Forum Boarium will forever remain in your memories of Rome.


Expert Archaeologist guide

Fully private premium walking tour through ancient Rome

Entry/Admission - Palatine Hill

Entry/Admission - Colosseum

Entry/Admission - Roman Forum


Food and drinks


Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A moderate amount of walking is involved.

Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair.

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate