Exclusive Private Colosseum Ancient Rome Guided Tour Skip The Line Tickets

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
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  • Departure Details :
    Via della Polveriera, 8, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
  • Return Details :
    Roman Forum, Via della Salara Vecchia, 5/6, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
  • 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.


Enjoy our special 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. 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 maximise your timeenjoying awesome experience.
Tour for family with kids, groups of friends and couples.


Step back in time on a history tour

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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.


Professional art historian guide

Guaranteed to skip the long lines

Private tour

Entry/Admission - Palatine Hill

Entry/Admission - Colle Capitolino

Entry/Admission - Colosseum

Entry/Admission - Roman Forum

Guaranteed to skip the lines


Food and drinks


Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

Official private guided tour including skip-the-line ticket, entrance fee, and taxes

Not wheelchair accessible due to uneven terrain at the Palatine Hill and Roman Forum

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Child discount from 14 up to 18 years old is applied only with a valid ID card

Important: please note that you cannot get into the Colosseum if you are carrying large bags/backpacks/suitcases. The Colosseum has no cloakroom service, so please only bring a small-size bag you can easily carry

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

Traveler Reviews

  • 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!