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.
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.
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.
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.
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