Rome: Premium Colosseum Roman Forum Private Tour

Rome: Premium Colosseum Roman Forum Private Tour

From $163.48 per person

Plunge into the wonders of ancient Rome on this skip-the-line Colosseum and Roman Forum tour, and let your guide narrate stories of gladiators and Roman Emperors, letting the ruins of the amphitheater come to life again.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Skip the long lines and visit the Colosseum with an expert official guide
  • Visit the Palatine Hill and learn about the legends and myths of Rome's origin
  • See the Roman Forum with its temples, ancient basilicas, and institutions such as the Ancient Roman Senate
  • Private, flexible tour allows you to interact with your expert guide for a more vivid and memorable experience
Full description
This tour of ancient Rome is an exciting journey through history, its interpretation and misinterpretation, legends, stories, and anecdotes. You will begin at the Colosseum and the Arch of Constantine, and walk through the Roman Forum and the Imperial Palace on the Palatine Hill, ending up at the terrace overlooking the largest stadium ever built in history, the Circus Maximus. What was Ancient Rome like? What did the capital of the victorious Roman Republic, and later of the greatest Empire in history look like? Can we see it today? How much of it can we really see? And where? The answer is everywhere and nowhere. It is everywhere, because you can still today see spectacular places like the Colosseum, the very symbol of Rome’s eternity, Castel Sant'Angelo (Hadrian's Mausoleum) and the Pantheon, which are 2,000 years old and still proudly outlined in the Roman sky. You can visit the Roman Forum, and see  unbelievable things, such as the first Roman sewage system built in the 7th century BC, and the remains of Roman temples, basilicas, the Senate, and the navel of the world. The ancient city is surprisingly revealed in beautiful and elegant Renaissance and Baroque areas, where squares and buildings preserve the hidden shapes of ancient Roman stadiums, theaters and baths. It is also revealed in medieval churches whose walls incorporate those of ancient pagan temples.  It is also said this ancient city is nowhere, because today the capital of the great pagan empire built in gleaming white marble, is no longer there. It was rebuilt and remodeled in its churches and palaces. Today, you can see it only through the eyes of your imagination, and only with the help of a knowledgeable and confident person -  your guide.  Join in the tour and learn about where and how it all began, and why it will never end!
Includes
  • Entrance fees
  • Professional guide
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Private tour
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Transportation to/from meeting point
  • Hotel pick-up
  • Hotel drop off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Participants

Date

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Meeting point

Meet your guide outside the Tourist Info on Via dei Fori Imperiali corner with Via del Tempio della Pace. Your guide will be holding a sign saying "ANNO DOMINI" Address: Via dei Fori Imperiali - corner with - Via del Tempio della Pace Closest Metro - B Line - COLOSSEO.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water

Not allowed

  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Glass objects

Know before you go

  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities
  • Please wear comfortable footwear
  • During the hot summer months, it's advisable to bring water and wear a head cover
  • Not wheelchair accessible
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 3 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Value for money
    5/5
  • Service
    5/5
  • Organization
    5/5
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Really insightful tour to bring the Roman Forum to life.

September 14, 2018

Michela è stata una Giuda fantastica!

La nostra Giuda ci ha saputo trasmettere il suo amore per Roma e per la sua storia: ha tenuto i nostri ragazzi attenti ed interessati per tutte le 3 ore del tour!!!... un’esperienza indimenticabile!

December 9, 2018

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My tour guide Sev was absolutely fabulous! He was knowledgeable and entertaining. Had a great time and I learned a lot!

February 22, 2020

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