Private Colosseum & Ancient Rome Tour with Forum & Palatine Hill
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Private Colosseum & Ancient Rome Tour with Forum & Palatine Hill

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Tour Highlights

  • Skip the Line Access to the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • Your own dedicated, expert English-speaking Rome tour guide
  • Audio headsets for groups over seven people
  • Flexible timing so you can spend more time in the sites that appeal to you


You don‘t have to be a VIP to see Rome with your own private tour. You‘ll be able to focus on your special interests and ask your expert tour guide all your questions on this unforgettable day
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Your Day, Your Way

Opting for a private tour means you’ll have your own expert Rome tour guide for the day. So you can decide what areas interest you most and focus on them.

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See the Full Picture in Ancient Rome

We cover not just the Colosseum but the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill too, showing you Ancient Rome from birth to triumph and everything in between.

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Get the Emperor’s treatment

With Skip the Line Access at the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill you won’t waste a precious moment. You’ll spend all your time inside the sites with your Rome tour guide for maximum value.

Tour Description

Visiting the Colosseum is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that stays with visitors for a long time after they’ve returned home. Make the best of your bucket-list day with your own private tour, spending time at the sites that interest you most and finding answers to all your questions.

For three hours your dedicated English-speaking guide will lead you around the three major sights of Ancient Rome – the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. As experts in their field, our Rome tour guides are the perfect people to lead your Colosseum adventure, telling you the stories that bring the stones to life. Hear about the Emperors who built, burned and rebuilt the Colosseum; debunk popular myths about the mighty gladiators (many of whom chose this profession!); and learn about some unlikely uses for an amphitheater that once held 82,000 Ancient Romans.

With our guides on hand to answer all of your questions and tell you the stories and legends you’d never hear otherwise, you’ll get more from an hour in the Colosseum than you could in an entire day with a guidebook. But if you’d rather spend more than an hour here, be our guest!

We have Skip the Line Access not just at the Colosseum, but also at the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill – which is exactly where you’re going next. While the Colosseum may be the biggest draw card in Ancient Rome, the Palatine Hill is more important from a historic and archaeological point of view, as the birthplace of this mighty empire. Here you’ll hear about the abandoned boys raised by a she-wolf, and see the foundations of ancient palaces.

The Roman Forum is the most telling of all the ruins. This was the heart of Ancient Rome, home to its moneylenders, stores, political rallies and the famous Via Sacra – ‘The Sacred Way’, once marched by victorious Roman armies on their return home. Here your guide will unravel some of the most interesting tales of Ancient Rome. Stories of the rise and fall of Caesar or the Vestal Virgins who were endowed with the power to choose life or death for condemned men.

While the Colosseum is undoubtedly a highlight of any tour, it’s only a fraction of the full picture. Dig a little deeper with your own expert guide, rebuilding the great empire of Rome from the ground up on our Private Colosseum Tours – perfect for that once-in-a-lifetime visit.

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What's Included

  • Expert, English-speaking tour guide
  • Intimate private experience
  • Skip the Line Access to the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill entrance ticket and reservation fee
  • Headsets when appropriate, so you can always hear your guide

Sites Visited

  • Colosseum
  • Palatine Hill including view of Circus Maximus, and the Roman Forum/“Via Sacra"

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Important Notes

On this tour, some of the venues or parts of the venue may be subject to last-minute, unpredictable closures. When this occurs, we offer customers an extended tour in keeping with the advertised total length of the tour. Due to increased security measures at many attractions some lines may form on tours with 'Skip the Line' access.


  • At the end of the tour, will I be able to explore the Colosseum on my own?

    If you wish to explore the Colosseum on your own after your tour, you should take our Express Colosseum Tour with Gladiator's Entrance and Special Arena Floor Access (with or without Breakfast). This gives you a guided tour of the Colosseum only. After the tour you can choose to either enjoy the skip-the-line entrance tickets to the Roman Forum (our guide would accompany you to enter but the visit is not guided) or stay inside the Colosseum without the guide.

     For any other tour however, our tours follow a pattern of visit and you would not be able re-enter the Colosseum without waiting in the line and purchasing an additional ticket.

  • What’s the difference between a ‘Colosseum group tour’ and a ‘private tour?

    The itinerary is the same for both options. On a Private tour you will have your own dedicated tour guide and you will be able to experience the tour at your own peace.

  • What forms of payment do you accept?

    Online bookings can be prepaid via PayPal, MasterCard, Visa or American Express. Phone and Live Chat bookings can be paid via MasterCard or Visa. Regretfully, our guides are unable to process cash payments in-destination due to local laws and regulations..

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  • All of our guides are experts in their field
  • We only hire fluent English-speakers so nothing is ever lost in translation
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