The Colosseum is one of Rome's most-famous attractions and so attracts very long lines to visit. This private guided tour lets you skip that line and provides a comprehensive tour of the Eternal City's other most-significant ancient sites, the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Your guide shares insights into ancient Rome and can adjust the pace to your preference.
Skip the line to the Colosseum with pre-purchased entrance tickets
Private tour exclusively for your party: Skip the crowded group tours
Flexibility to adjust the pace of the tour to your preferences
Get insights into life in ancient Rome from your history- and archaeology-expert guide
Why Travelers Choose This Tour
A private guide with skip-the-line entry makes navigating the Forum and very crowded Colosseum much easier.
Discover the fascinating history of Ancient Rome in the evocative ruins of the Roman Forum. See where Julius Caesar was assassinated and all the amazing architecture — including Temples and Victory Arches — of the Roman Forum.
Enjoy an amazing view of Ancient and modern Rome from the top of the Palatine Hill; once the home of Rome's Emperors. See where the Emperors lived and discover the true stories of their luxurious lifestyles.
Visit the world’s most iconic amphitheater: the Colosseum. See the famous stadium where 80,000 Romans would have gathered to watch the blood sports on the Arena floor. Over 400,000 people died over the Colosseum’s 400 years in use, and 1,000,000 animals.
As you walk around the exterior of the Colosseum, you'll pause for a moment at the Arch of Constantine; the Triumphal Arch of Rome's first Christian Emperor. Discover the fascinating history of the Arch and how its iconic style spawned many copy-cats.
NB: 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 give 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.
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Colosseum and Roman Forum are ancient sites and not wheelchair friendly. We encourage those with mobility problems to book a private tour, in order to allow the guide to adapt the pace to their specific needs. This tour lasts 3 hours and a fair amount of walking is involved, including some stairs and uphill paths.
Water fountains available on site
Strollers are allowed but not recommended, as stairs are steep and the ground is uneven; children must be carried by an adult or be able to walk for most of the tour
Wear comfortable shoes; bring hat and sunscreen
There is no scheduled break, but it will be possible to stop for restrooms along the path, as needed
Food is allowed in the archeological area
For security reasons, all visitors and their luggage shall be screened; all objects (including mobile phones) must be put in the bag/backpack or in the tray for X-ray screening
Large backpacks, camping bags, bulky bags, and luggage/trolleys are not allowed; medium and small backpacks can be shouldered and must be checked, as any other bag, with metal detectors, opened and visually inspected by security
Please notice that the Colosseum Administration 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 or offer a partial refund.
Please note that sprays of all sorts are not allowed inside the Colosseum.
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.
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