Colosseum Ancient Rome Exclusive Private Guided Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Details :
    Via delle Terme di Tito, 72, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
  • Return Details :
    Roman Forum, Via della Salara Vecchia, 5/6, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Exclusive Private Walking Tour Professional Local Licensed Blue Badge Tour Guide Skip-the-line Tickets Colosseum Entry/Admission - Palatine Roman Forum
Enjoy our unique private guided 3-hour Tour of the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and Roman Forum in Rome. Bypass the queue at the Colosseum to avoid long waits. Visit the Colosseum and wander the fulcrum of ancient Rome at your leisure while listening to stories told by your expert tour guide about the gladiators, wild beasts, and sea battles that entertained up to 60,000 spectators. Explore the first and second tiers for great views. Then walk through the ruins of Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum with your guide, an art and archaeology expert. With this tour, you can maximize your time enjoying this excellent experience.
Tour is suitable for families with kids, small groups, and couples.

Highlights

Step back in time on a history tour

Private guide for a more personalized experience

Ideal choice for families

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Enjoy this Private Tour of the Colosseum, the Palatine hill and the Roman forum to explore the ancient Roman history.

Visit the Colosseum first, including skip-the-line entry. Learn about the spectacular games and bloody battles that were held inside. Hear about the techniques of construction invented by the Romans, the incredible ability of the gladiators, the violent fighting between exotic animals and the high level of technology achieved by Roman engineers to built the Colosseum.

Walk around the first tiers and reach the arena to learn about the trapdoors and all the mechanisms used to animate the games. Your guide will keep you entertained with stories of sea-battles, the cages where lions were kept before the games started, the rooms in which gladiators were waiting before they reached the arena, the executions, and the excitement of the spectators attending the most spectacular, fantastic, and expensive games in human history.

After exploring the first level you will reach the second tiers to enjoy the best inside and outside view and of the Colosseum. The first part of the tour will end in front of the official book shop of the Colosseum where you can find a wide assortment of books about the Colosseum. Your tour guide will be at disposal to answer all of your questions and curiosities.

Start your second part of the tour exploring the Palatine hill residence of the Roman Emperors, overlooking on one side the Circus maximus and on the other side the valley of the Roman forum. Visit the Forum after your walk through Palatine hill. The Roman forum is one of the most important archaeological areas in the world, with some of ancient Rome's most evocative ruins: the Temple of Julius caesar (built in the same spot where his body was cremated), the Arch of Titus, House of the Vestal Virgins, Senate House, Basilica of maxentius, and much more.

The tour will lead you up to Capitoline hill to admire the suggestive ruins of the millenary Latin civilization. Observe the elegant renaissance square designed by Michelangelo and decorated with the statue of Marcus Aurelius. Enjoy then the most beautiful panoramic views of Rome from the top of the Capitoline hill.

Inclusions

3-hrs Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill private tour

Skip the line entrance

Official Professional Licensed Local Blue Badge Tour Guide

Assistance on site and from the office

Entry/Admission - Colosseum

Entry/Admission - Palatine Hill

Entry/Admission - Roman Forum

Guaranteed to skip the lines

Exclusions

Food and drinks

Gratuities

Hotel pickup

Hotel drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Customers have a mandatory meeting time stated 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time due to managing and organizational reasons.

To get inside the Colosseum it used group ticket and not individual one. It cannot be asked just the ticket entrance.

The activity can suffer 20/30 min variation due to organizational resons

The order in which the sites are visited during the tour can vary

You must have a valid photo ID to enter the Colosseum (student's ID, Driver License, Passport or State ID all work.) You will be asked to also provide your name, last name and date of birth (at the beginning of the tour, if not provided beforehand.) Security may prevent you from entering the site if the information provided is not accurate and/or don't match the one on your ID.

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Child discount is applied only with a valid ID card

Please note that for safety reasons the Coliseum can accommodate up to 3.000 people at once.This could lead to delays in access to the site, even for pre-booked visitors

For security reasons all visitors and their luggage shall be screened.

To facilitate the security checks please insert any object (including mobile phone) in the bag/backpack or in the tray to be included in the X-ray

Forbidden objects inside the Colosseum: bottles and glasses containers, alcholic beverages and aerosols, backpacks, camping, bulky bags and luggage / trolley

Can be introduced medium and small size backpacks to shoulder, which must be checked, as any other bag, with metal detectors, opened and visually inspected by the Urbe Security Institute, responsible for the entrance inspection

Please notice that the Colosseum Administration, which depends on the Ministry of Cultural Assets and Activities has the faculty to close the Colosseum, or parts of it, with or without notice, for events, strikes, heavy rain, or any other reason. In which case, we will offer an alternative itinerary as it seems fit and offer a partial refund

No change on a booking can be accepted after 24hrs to the starting time of the tour. In that instance, no refund will be issued.

For the safety of all guests, the tour operator reserves the right to refuse service to passengers who are intoxicated or show signs of intoxication. If, as a result, your tour is canceled, you will not be entitled to a refund.

Pets are not allowed

Wheelchair users or walker users cannot have access to the Palatine Hill.

The start time of the tour may vary depending on the availability of tickets or due to extraordinary and unplanned closures or not communicated promptly.

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Not recommended for travelers with walking problems

We kindly inform you that any kind of disability (mobilty issues, wheelchair, visual impairment, hearing impairment,... ) or anything that might prevent you to regularly join the tour, MUST BE communicate in advance to our staff.

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

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

Traveler Reviews

  • 24-Aug-2021

    Great in depth guide that brings the place to life. A lot of info about history that you’ve never heard.

  • 22-Aug-2019

    We booked a Colosseum tour with a small group with 'TOUR IN THE CITY'. We met them at their office as per the online ticket instructions. They organised a friendly bunch of people in the group and we then we met our guide ZENDA who did a fabulous job of keeping us all cheered up and engaged by telling us some great stories about the Colosseum. Being an archaeology teacher, her knowledge of the Colosseum was outstanding and we are awe struck by all that she shared. She timed the tour beautifully right from the start where we didn't have to wait in the large queues and we went right in. The colosseum is designed for all age groups. Stairs for those who can climb, elevators for those who can't. This great wonder of Rome which is partially restored is a testimony to a most fascinating history and if you have seen the movie GLADIATOR with RUSSEL CROWE you will almost feel it come alive with the views of the Colosseum, and the fabulous commentary by ZENDA. Don't miss it if you are in Rome. It just takes about 2 hours with to n fro travel. And the travel reminds me... Zenda was so helpful, even got a taxi for me and my family for the trip back to the hotel. These small gestures made it fabulous for us!

  • 03-Aug-2019

    What s fantastic Tour 👍our guide Alex was brilliant and spoke with such passion and knowledge I found myself hanging on her every word . The tour left on time and Alex was very attentive and made sure all audio systems worked correctly for all involved, checking at regular intervals. We skipped the Queue and went directly inside the Colosseum where Alex gave a full insight and history through the ages of this mighty structure. Plenty of photo opportunities and impressive all round experience. We stayed with Alex for the follow on tour of the forum and Palatine Hill , equally amazing thanks to our guide who went above and beyond . Thanks Alex you where brilliant.👍

  • 17-May-2019

    Do this tour. We had a great guide Giancarlo for the for the Colosseum part. He was super patient and spoke great English. Then we got handed over to Radu for the second part. What a tour guide. Entertaining and super knowledgeable. These guys were two of the best I’ve experienced.

  • 27-Oct-2018

    Our guide seemed to be in hurry to be done and would walk away from us. She seemed offended by some questions asked. Boldly asked for a tip at the end.

  • 27-Oct-2018

    Our guide seemed to be in hurry to be done and would walk away from us. She seemed offended by some questions asked. Boldly asked for a tip at the end.

  • 14-Sep-2017

    My husband I were treated to a private tour that lasted nearly 4 hours in glorious sunshine. Our guide, Simone apologies for any misspelling, was truly an expert in all facets of the areas we toured. This included the history of the architecture and artwork/materials, Roman culture during multiple centuries, significant historical figures, and key events from the construction through the deconstruction of the key structures and artifacts we witnessed. She brough several visual aids to assist our imaginations to truly see the structures in their original glory based on historic records. We felt in-tune with the people from centuries past as she described their typical day and the priorities of their culture. She answered all questions fully in perfect English. Her personal enthusiasm and pride in her Roman culture was infectious. We learned so much and she drew our eyes that we would never have noticed and explained historical significance including transitions from BC to AD. Unbelievable! The ongoing excavations on Palatine Hill that seem to be uncovering the original Iron Age hut foundations considered to be the Casa Romuli simply blew our minds and were the highlight of an exquisite tour. Cannot recommend our guide enough!

  • 14-Sep-2017

    My husband I were treated to a private tour that lasted nearly 4 hours in glorious sunshine. Our guide, Simone apologies for any misspelling, was truly an expert in all facets of the areas we toured. This included the history of the architecture and artwork/materials, Roman culture during multiple centuries, significant historical figures, and key events from the construction through the deconstruction of the key structures and artifacts we witnessed. She brough several visual aids to assist our imaginations to truly see the structures in their original glory based on historic records. We felt in-tune with the people from centuries past as she described their typical day and the priorities of their culture. She answered all questions fully in perfect English. Her personal enthusiasm and pride in her Roman culture was infectious. We learned so much and she drew our eyes that we would never have noticed and explained historical significance including transitions from BC to AD. Unbelievable! The ongoing excavations on Palatine Hill that seem to be uncovering the original Iron Age hut foundations considered to be the Casa Romuli simply blew our minds and were the highlight of an exquisite tour. Cannot recommend our guide enough!