Arches Of Ancient Rome Private Tour With Skip-the-Line Colosseum Ticket

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    11am Departure
  • Departure Details :
    Salita dei Borgia
  • Return Details :
    The Colosseum, Roman Forum area, or Capitoline Hill.
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable


Fully private tour & Colosseum, Roman Forum, Palatine Hill ticket which explores the fascinating origins and incredible stories behind the last remaining triumphal arches between the Roman Forum area and Isola Tiberina. Time spent with your local expert guide is approximately2.5 hours. After your fully private tour experience, you will be given priority skip-the-line tickets into the mighty Colosseum forthe self-guided portion.Recommended time inside the Colosseum and Roman Forum archaeological area 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.


  • Entrance fees tothe Colosseum, Roman Forum, Palatine Hill
  • Professional Historian / local expert guide
  • Walking tour
  • Private tour
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines at the Colosseum!


  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • 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.