Rome: Colosseum And Roman Forum Private Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
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  • Duration: 3 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    AM: 8:30 (from April to October) or 9:30 (from November to March) , PM: 3:00 (From April to October) or  01:30 (from November to March)
  • Return Details :
    • Be prepared to climb uneven steps and explore an archaeological site - wear good shoes. Anticipate Rome's intense heat in the summer - you may want to bring a small umbrella to block the sun as we.. read more
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Leave the crowds behind and with your Skip-the-line Tickets visit the Colosseum, one of the most amazing attractions that survives from the ancient world, and the Roman forum, the political heart of Ancient Rome with a 3-hour private tour. Standard Itinerary includes: Colosseum and Roman forum.

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Visit the Colosseum, one of the largest structures of the ancient world, where Romans once gathered to watch the gladiator games, battles with wild beasts, and according to legend, sea battles. Discover how the Colosseum, a massive stone amphitheater which seated an estimated 60,000 spectators, was built in only 8 years. Your guide will unlock fascinating stories of the design and construction, the political benefit, the fighters, and the eventual end of the games at the Colosseum.
At the Roman Forum, your guide will bring to life the mythology, the popular celebrations of the time, and the gods of ancient Rome, which are reflected in the star signs in contemporary astrology. Learn how the pagan holiday Saturnalia influenced the unfolding of Christmas on the 25th of December today. Listen to the story of the Lapis Niger (Latin for ‘black stone’), the most ancient Latin text ever discovered in the world - which is housed in the foundation of a column in the Forum.Discover the Temple of the Vestal Virgins. They worked in the temple for a period of 30 years under different emperors and were regarded almost as goddesses in status. Their foremost duty was maintaining the sacred fire of Vesta which represented the heart of Rome. As legend has it - as long as the sacred flame burned, Rome would endure and be victorious.
Admire the view of the most important Triumphal Arch of Rome dedicated to the Famous Emperor Costantine.This Arch represents a turning point of the Roman History and Art, a dividing line between the rise of the Christians and the decline of the Roman Empire.
The Temple of Vesta (Latin Aedes Vestae; Italian: Tempio di Vesta) is an ancient edifice in Rome, Italy, located in the Roman Forum near the Regia and the House of the Vestal Virgins. The temple's most recognizable feature is its circular footprint. Since the worship of Vesta began in private homes, the architecture seems to be a reminder of its history. The extant temple used Greek architecture with Corinthian columns, marble, and a central cella. The remaining structure indicates that there were twenty Corinthian columns built on a podium fifteen meters in diameter. The roof probably had a vent at the apex to allow smoke release.
You will walk along this Piazza in order to access the Colosseum and the Roman Forum.Nothing was added from the time of the Roman Empire, what you see, is more or less the view that the romans had in the past.
The Forum of Caesar (in Latin, Forum Iulium) is a forum which is part of the so-called Imperial Forums in Rome, where the first forum of this complex to be built.The construction began at 54 a. C., and was finished at 29 a. C. by Augustus. While the Forum of Caesar, underwent some renovations in time of Trajan and the year after the fire 283 d. C.Julio Cesar spent huge sums of money made in the campaign of Gaul (60 million sesterces as Cicero, according to Suetonius 100 million) to buy the land and expropriate private and demolish the buildings they occupied the area, and had also relocated to the Curia hostility and faces.Julio Cesar sent instructed Cicero buy land that would serve to build the forum. Roman law had such power that even the emperors could go over the contracts.
Admire the view of the famous Via dei Fori Imperiali, projected under the Government of Mussolini.

Itinerary:


Visit the Colosseum, one of the largest structures of the ancient world, where Romans once gathered to watch the gladiator games, battles with wild beasts, and according to legend, sea battles. Discover how the Colosseum, a massive stone amphitheater which seated an estimated 60,000 spectators, was built in only 8 years. Your guide will unlock fascinating stories of the design and construction, the political benefit, the fighters, and the eventual end of the games at the Colosseum.
At the Roman Forum, your guide will bring to life the mythology, the popular celebrations of the time, and the gods of ancient Rome, which are reflected in the star signs in contemporary astrology. Learn how the pagan holiday Saturnalia influenced the unfolding of Christmas on the 25th of December today. Listen to the story of the Lapis Niger (Latin for ‘black stone’), the most ancient Latin text ever discovered in the world - which is housed in the foundation of a column in the Forum. Discover the Temple of the Vestal Virgins. They worked in the temple for a period of 30 years under different emperors and were regarded almost as goddesses in status. Their foremost duty was maintaining the sacred fire of Vesta which represented the heart of Rome. As legend has it - as long as the sacred flame burned, Rome would endure and be victorious.
Admire the view of the most important Triumphal Arch of Rome dedicated to the Famous Emperor Costantine. This Arch represents a turning point of the Roman History and Art, a dividing line between the rise of the Christians and the decline of the Roman Empire.
The Temple of Vesta (Latin Aedes Vestae; Italian: Tempio di Vesta) is an ancient edifice in Rome, Italy, located in the Roman Forum near the Regia and the House of the Vestal Virgins. The temple's most recognizable feature is its circular footprint. Since the worship of Vesta began in private homes, the architecture seems to be a reminder of its history. The extant temple used Greek architecture with Corinthian columns, marble, and a central cella. The remaining structure indicates that there were twenty Corinthian columns built on a podium fifteen meters in diameter. The roof probably had a vent at the apex to allow smoke release.
You will walk along this Piazza in order to access the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. Nothing was added from the time of the Roman Empire, what you see, is more or less the view that the romans had in the past.
The Forum of Caesar (in Latin, Forum Iulium) is a forum which is part of the so-called Imperial Forums in Rome, where the first forum of this complex to be built. The construction began at 54 a. C., and was finished at 29 a. C. by Augustus. While the Forum of Caesar, underwent some renovations in time of Trajan and the year after the fire 283 d. C. Julio Cesar spent huge sums of money made in the campaign of Gaul (60 million sesterces as Cicero, according to Suetonius 100 million) to buy the land and expropriate private and demolish the buildings they occupied the area, and had also relocated to the Curia hostility and faces. Julio Cesar sent instructed Cicero buy land that would serve to build the forum. Roman law had such power that even the emperors could go over the contracts.
Admire the view of the famous Via dei Fori Imperiali, projected under the Government of Mussolini.

Inclusions

  • Private Walking Tour
  • Professional Licensed Blue Badge Tour Guide
  • Skip-the-line Tickets
  • Arena Access and drop off service (if Luxury Version selected)
  • Hotel pickup with Sanitized Vehicle (centrally located hotels. Within Aurelian Walls)

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks

Additional Info

Wheelchair accessible

Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller

Transportation options are wheelchair accessible

Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with mobility issues or those using a wheelchair

Please provide the full names of all travelers when booking. Failure to present a voucher with all travelers' full names at the ticket office prior to entry may result in denied entry to the Colosseum and Roman Forum.

Please be aware that to enter the Colosseum it is necessary to pass a metal detector security check

Large bags and backpacks are not allowed

Be prepared to climb uneven steps and explore an archaeological site - wear good shoes. Anticipate Rome's intense heat in the summer - you may want to bring a small umbrella to block the sun as well as unexpected, sudden rainfall

Each traveler must present a valid passport or ID document that matches the name provided at the time of booking for successful entry to the Colosseum and Roman Forum.

Traveler Reviews

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  • 21-Aug-2023

    Marco was a great tour guide and conducted the tour on a nice pace to hit all the highlights. Having a private tour was so worth the money to get answers to our questions and not just general info. Definitely would recommend.

  • 19-Aug-2023

    What a great tour! We loved being able to skip the lines and having our own guide. Azzurra was wonderful! She is incredibly knowledgeable about Rome’s history and really brought it all to life for us. We could not have asked for a better tour or tour guide!

  • 17-Aug-2023

    Private transport on time. Azzurra, our guide, is passionate by her job (history, architecture, story telling) very friendly, knowledgable. She gave us a lot of information verbally and using her iPad for pictures. Also very entertaining for our teenagers. The tour of the Colosseum and Roman Forum is amazing and a must. We highly recommend the tour and Azzurra as your guide.

  • 16-Aug-2023

    My recent experience on the Roman Forum and Colosseum tour was an absolute highlight of my visit to Rome. Led by the energetic and incredibly knowledgeable guide, Elisa, the tour brought the rich history of these ancient landmarks to life in a way that was both engaging and enlightening. From the moment the tour began, Elisa's enthusiasm was contagious. Her vibrant energy set the tone for the entire experience, ensuring that every participant was fully engaged and eager to explore the wonders of the Roman Forum and Colosseum. Her passion for the subject matter was evident, and it made the tour not only informative but also truly enjoyable. One aspect of Elisa's expertise that truly stood out was her use of modern technology to enhance the tour. Her tablet was a treasure trove of references, visual aids, and insights that she seamlessly integrated into her commentary. These references provided invaluable perspective, allowing us to visualize the grandeur of the Roman Forum and the Colosseum as they once were. This thoughtful approach demonstrated Elisa's commitment to delivering a comprehensive experience that catered to various learning styles. Elisa's kindness, intelligence, and articulate communication were a testament to her exceptional qualities as a guide. She patiently answered every question, ensuring that even the most intricate inquiries were met with clear and insightful responses. Her ability to convey complex historical details in a relatable manner was truly impressive, leaving everyone in the group with a deep appreciation for the significance of these ancient ruins. What truly set Elisa apart was her remarkable skill in bringing the ruins to life. Through her vivid storytelling, the Roman Forum and Colosseum transformed from mere remnants of the past into living monuments with stories to tell. Her narratives bridged the gap between the present and the ancient times, allowing us to envision the vibrant history that once unfolded within these hallowed grounds. My experience on this tour was so remarkable that I'm already eagerly anticipating my next trip to Rome. Without a doubt, Elisa's guidance played an integral role in making this tour an unforgettable memory. I'm looking forward to returning to Rome and, when I do, I will not hesitate to seek out Elisa for another amazing tour. Moreover, Elisa's thoughtful recommendations extended beyond the tour itself. She provided a list of book titles that would allow us to delve deeper into the history and culture of ancient Rome from the comfort of our homes. This thoughtful gesture speaks to her dedication to fostering a lasting connection between her guests and the city's rich heritage. The Roman Forum and Colosseum tour with Elisa was a remarkable journey through time, artfully blending history and entertainment. Her energetic demeanor, technological enhancements, and insightful explanations truly elevated the experience. If you're seeking a guide who can transform ancient ruins into captivating tales, look no further than Elisa. I can't wait to return to Rome and embark on another unforgettable tour under her expert guidance.

  • 15-Aug-2023

    Went with my husband and two daughters (12 and 11) and Marta Palombi our guide was wonderful. She kept the tour entertaining for both the adults and kids combined. When I travel back to Rome, Marta will be the first person I contact for all tours

  • 14-Aug-2023

    Our guide Rosalba was very punctual cheerful flexible and helpful. She took us around the Colosseum and the Forum and regaled us with historical facts and anecdotes along with stops for terrific pictures which she thoughtfully also took all the time. She also took us to the Emmanuel Monument at our request to then end the tour- would highly recommend!

  • 14-Aug-2023

    I booked this trip for my 17 year old son and me and we both agree it was the best tour we have had. Emily was the BEST! Very approachable, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. We couldn't have been more pleased with everything from the private driver to the phenomenal tour guide. I highly recommend spending the money for this private tour. The things we learned were priceless.

  • 14-Aug-2023

    It was great getting picked up and dropped off on location. We had Manuel (Manny) as our tour guide and he was fantastic. Super great, interesting information, funny, and entertaining. I highly recommend this tour opportunity.

  • 11-Aug-2023

    The good - we could skip lines and had a pickup and drop off included. Our guide was nice to children The bad - the tour itself was drab. It felt more like we were walking with another person in our party vs a tour guide. This was the most expensive guided tour in our 2 weeks in Italy and it was nowhere close to the experience we had with the other guides. We had to ask a lot of questions to even get basic info. The kids were also not engaged despite my request while booking So overall do not recommend.

  • 10-Aug-2023

    Luigi was absolutely the BEST!! A PhD trained architect provided an entirely different perspective than you would get from any other tour guide! Pick up and drop off from/to hotel was with the price of a private tour. Fantastico!!!

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