Rome: Private Colosseum Expereince and Ancient Ruins Tour

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Skip the long lines and explore the Colosseum's first and second levels on this private guided tour in Rome. Afterward, take a guided walk through the ruins of Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum.


  • Enjoy a 3-hour guided tour of the Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum.
  • Discover Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill with a private tour guide
  • You can take advantage of entering the Colosseum with a fast-track entrance.


Enjoy this private tour of the Colosseum, the Palatine Hill, and the Roman Forum to explore ancient Roman history. Enter the Colosseum through a fast-track entrance. Learn about the spectacular games and bloody gladiator 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 build 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 tier to enjoy the best inside and outside views of the Colosseum. The first part of the tour will end in front of the official bookshop of the Colosseum, where you will be able to find a wide assortment of books about the Colosseum. Your tour guide will be at your disposal to answer all of your questions and curiosities. Start the second part of your tour exploring the Palatine Hill, the residence of the Roman emperors overlooking on one side the Circus Maximus and the other, the valley of the Roman Forum. Visit the forum after your walk through the 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.


Colosseum entry ticket Palatine Hill and Roman Forum entry ticket Guaranteed skip-the-line entry Professional art historian guide Private tour

Important Information

  • A moderate amount of walking will be involved so comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Not wheelchair accessible due to uneven terrain at the Palatine Hill and Roman Forum
  • Travelers must provide their full name at the time of booking
  • Tickets are named, timed, dated, and not refundable
  • All travelers must provide a valid ID to enter the Colosseum. Security will prevent you from entering the site if the information provided is not accurate and doesn't match the one on your ID
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Child discount will be applied only with a valid ID card
  • Important: you cannot get into the Colosseum if you are carrying large bags, backpacks, or suitcases. The Colosseum has no cloakroom service, so please only bring a small size bag you can easily carry
  • Everyone has to pass a security check. On some crowded days, security checks may take longer than usual, this is out of our control

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