Skip The Line Private Tour: Ancient Rome And Colosseum Art History Walking Tour

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  • Duration: 3 Hrs
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  • Departure Details :
    Largo Gaetana Agnesi, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
  • Return Details :
    Palatine Hill, 00186 Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, 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.


Explore the Colosseum and Forum in style on a private walking tour with an art expert, and skip the queues for the Colosseum and Palatine hill. Accompanied by your own private guide who specializes in art history, you'll enjoy personalized attention on your special private tour of the Colosseum, Palatine hill and Roman Forum without wasting time waiting in line.


  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Skip the line
  • All entrance fees included
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences

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Your three-hour private walking tour begins atop the Colle Oppio with a panoramic view of the Roman forum and Colosseum, Rome's most recognizable landmark. From here you will skip the long lines with special access to the Colosseum.

Once inside the Colosseum, you will hear about the amphitheater's bloody past as you listen to tales of gladiators, mock sea-battles and executions. After a brief rest at the Arch of constantine, you will arrive at the Palatine hill, the most famous of the seven hills of Rome. From here you can admire the magnificent views of the Roman forum and Nero's Circus maximus where chariot races were held.

The last stop on your private walking tour is a stroll along the Via sacra or 'Sacred Way', the main path through the Roman forum that was used for triumphal processions.

This in-depth private tour of the Colosseum and Roman Forum is hosted by an English-speaking guide specializing in art history. Please list any special interests you have (art, architecture, history, culture) at the time of booking to alert your guide, so they can prepare for your private tour.


Guided private walking tour (3 hours) with commentary

Headsets to hear the guide clearly

Entry/Admission - Circus Maximus

Entry/Admission - Palatine Hill

Entry/Admission - Colosseum

Entry/Admission - Foro di Augusto

Entry/Admission - Roman Forum



Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability

Not wheelchair accessible

Important: Please note that large bags/backpacks/suitcases are not permitted in the Colosseum and Roman Forum. Only very small bags are allowed. Please do not bring these items with you on the day of your tour as there are no cloakrooms at the Colosseum

Traveler Reviews

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  • 14-Oct-2019

    What a great way to see the sites. Our guide was Agata and she was terrific! Very knowledgeable and friendly. We had some great discussions.

  • 07-Oct-2019

    We could not have asked for a better tour guide! Emanuela is an expert on ancient Rome and was more than happy to answer any of our (numerous) questions. She really impressed us with how well she knew her subject and we walked away with fascinating facts and stories about Roman history and leadership. The added bonus is that Emanuela is incredibly entertaining! She made us laugh so much it felt like walking around Roman ruins with an old friend. We didn't have to wait in any lines and really made the most of the day. I recommend this tour to anyone who wants to learn more about Roman history with an expert without having to wait around with throngs of people. Be sure to bring your walking shoes.

    Thank you so much Emanuela! You are fabulous and I hope we see you again!

  • 27-Sep-2019

    It was perfect. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and sweet. He was helpful and kind. It was a small group (just us, max of 6) and it made it so much easier and more fun.

  • 29-Apr-2019

    Excellent tour. Easy to find the tour directors at meeting spot. We have done a lot of tours over the years and our Irish guide was one of the best we have ever had. Extremely educational tour would recommend.

  • 25-Mar-2019

    The private tour of the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and Roman Forum was fantastic! My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our tour guide Assunta Mari from City Wonder Tours! She was extremely knowledgeable about the sites and made sure we were able to take pictures from the best views. Assunta was extremely friendly immediately putting us at ease and her English was phenomenal. Her knowledge of Roman history as well as Art History brought much more depth to the tour. She told us stories about the Romans of the time and even tried to teach us some Italian words! I highly recommend this private tour and I highly recommend Assunta Mari as a guide!! You will not be disappointed! Thank you Assunta from your new Louisiana friends Ike and Kelli!!

  • 10-Jul-2018

    very well organized, we had 2 little children so we opted for the private experience and for us it was well worth it. the guide Alessandra was patient, nice and informative. we have no regrets.

  • 11-Dec-2017

    This was our favorite tour of the few that we had been on! Our tour guide, Alessandra, was amazing, accommodating and really knew the city and how to think on her feet! The tour had an unexpected closure due to a strike that was happening that day and she was able to whip something up to show us instead! She took us around different parts of Rome and had SO MUCH information to tell us! The tour was only supposed to last 3 hours and because she wanted us to have the full Rome experience she let whoever wanted to continue the tour stick around for an extra 2-3 hours! She was amazing and I highly recommend this company and these tours!

  • 24-Oct-2017

    Terrific tour. Excellent Guide!

  • 22-Jul-2017

    Our tour guide was the absolute best. She had a masters degree in archeology and had actually worked on some of the archeological sites in Rome. She had a contagious enthusiasm for her subject and really wanted to share it with us. Skip the line great but the best was her oresentation

  • 14-May-2017

    Totally enjoyed private tour, had very knowledgeable guide, took her time and allowed time for questions and photos.

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