Ancient Rome Colosseum tour offers a chronological start to your stay by introducing you to the city oldest evocative sites. Perfect for first-time visitors to the Eternal City! Step into the pages of Roman history. Learn the intriguing stories of Rome from its origin to the glorious days of the Great Roman Empire. Plus, with skip the line access to the Colosseum and Roman Forum you won’t waste your precious vacation time waiting in line. Experience an intimate journey in the archaeological core of the city where the history of Rome began. You will be in the company of an experienced guide who will help you get the most out of this eye opening experience. As you enter the Colosseum your expert guide unveils its bloody and infamous history and the amazing events once took place there. Marvel at the skeletons of temples, shops, and Basilicas in the Roman Forum. Your guide reveals the history of the Forum, the purposes of the monuments and describes the activities that took place. Explore the Capitoline Hill political and religious heart of Rome, home to the Temple of Jupiter in ancient times. Contact us for an intimate ancient Rome Colosseum tour experience.

* Private Half-Day Walking Tour
* Private Licensed Professional Guide
* Coliseum Skip the Line Access
* Arch of Constantine
* Roman Forums
* Capitoline Hill
* Best Photo Ops

Tales of superstar gladiators, legends, secrets and the daily life of the Romans await you today. Rome was the largest city the world had ever seen. Its buildings have captivated architects for centuries. Historians, archaeologists and academics have spent entire careers trying to understand how the city functioned. Your passionate guide tells the stories and anecdotes that bring the ancient world to life. Step back in time to the days when all roads led to Rome. Imagine gladiators in battle at the Colosseum. Leave the crowds behind. Enjoy faster access by avoiding ticket lines when entering the Coliseum the site where gladiators and wild animals fought to the death to entertain Emperors and roaring crowds. Enter the Roman Forum a huge complex of evocative ruined temples, basilicas and arches, once the focus of political, social, military and commercial life. Stroll along the Via Sacra the same paved road once graced by victorious Roman armies. Marvel at the Capitoline Hill historic and religious center of ancient Rome. Today the Capitoline Hill is home to the Capitoline Museum surrounded by the Renaissance piazza del Campidoglio an urban masterpiece designed by Michelangelo. Experience the breathtaking view over the Roman Forum and Piazza Venezia with the huge Vittoriano Monument A.K.A. the typewriter or the wedding cake for its lavish design.

Optional Upgrades to Enhance Your Private Tour

Tour the Ancient Roman Pantheon

ADD ON Private Guided Visit of the Pantheon, the Most Well-Preserved and Influential Buildings of the Ancient Roman Period
Get a glimpse into the marvelous and stunning world of Roman architecture. The Pantheon is simply a breathtaking piece of architecture which is a must when visiting Rome. Built more than 1800 years ago, the Pantheon once was an awe-inspiring pagan temple dedicated to all the planetary gods. Since antiquity, the Pantheon inspires engineers and artists. With its thick brick walls and large marble columns still manages to inspire wonder in those who visit, but the most striking feature is without a doubt the impressive architecture of the dome. This is one of the grandest cupolas ever built and at its center is the oculus an impressive hole measuring 9 meters in diameter that allows light to filter into the space creating beautiful patterns and plays with light and shadow. When it rains the water falls into the Pantheon but runs off through several small holes in the ground.
Please Note: When entering the Pantheon always ensure that you dress appropriately, no shorts or sleeveless dresses. By not being properly attired you run in the risk of being denied entry.
Extra Time Duration: 60 minutes

Tour the Underground Excavations of the Basilica of St. Clemente

ADD ON Private Guided Visit of the Basilica of St. Clemente an Off the Beaten Path Fun Archaeological Layer Cake to Explore
The key to enjoy Rome is experiencing it through its layers of cultural history. Experience the history of Rome all in one building. San Clemente is not just another church in Rome, it is unique and it really demonstrates how a city changes and builds and exemplifies a lot of the history of Rome. Explore ancient ruins to the sun god Mithra and Roman houses that were once street level. This historical Basilica is built on a number of different levels. Here you can descend to a depth of 60 ft. and go back over 2000 years of discovery to experience with your own eyes underground Rome layers of history.
Please Note: When entering churches always ensure that you dress appropriately, no shorts or sleeveless dresses. By not being properly attired you run into the risk of being denied entry.
Extra Time Duration: 60 minutes

Tour Rome Capitoline Museums the World’s Oldest Public Museum

ADD ON Private Guided Visit of the Capitoline Museums a Definite Must if You Are a Fan of Archeology, Art and History
Enhance your understanding of the ancient Roman world.  Much of Roman history can be visited in the Capitoline Museums, which are amongst most interesting museums in the city. The artworks, sculptures and bronzes cover the period from Roman to 16th century. Caravaggio and Bernini feature as well. The Capitoline Museums are spread over two buildings connected with an underground tunnel. Taken together the complex provides an amazing backdrop for a deeper understanding of Rome’s history. Located at the top of the Capitoline Hill, home to the Temple of Jupiter in Roman times you can see remains of the foundation inside. There is a spectacular viewing terrace accessed via the cafe and will allow you to see right across Rome to the Vatican. From the underground tunnel there is another viewing area overlooking the Roman Forum. This is one museum that you can’t rush through. There are so many treasures here; they take your breath away. The Capitoline Museum holds one of the richest and most eclectic art collections of Greek and Roman artefacts. Discover marble engraving, giant sculptures of emperors like Marco Aurelio’s statue.
Please Note: The Capitoline Museums close on Mondays.
Extra Time Duration: 90 minutes

Tour Rome in Comfort and Style by Private Deluxe Vehicle

ADD ON Private English Speaking Licensed Driver and Deluxe A/C Vehicle

The beauty of a private guided car tour lies in the comfort and flexibility that it has to offer. With this optional upgrade guests have their own exclusive private vehicle, a separate driver and a separate guide for a total of 2 professional people at disposal for the whole length of the tour. A private vehicle and a driver is the perfect solution for those who want to tour in comfort and style. For those who want to see much more of Rome than can be seen on foot. The use of a private vehicle with a driver would maximize the experience helping with connections between the sights.

Enjoy the flexibility to tour at your own pace with the convenience of your friendly on-hand English speaking licensed driver. With this optional upgrade guests looking to maximize their precious holiday time get the benefit of having a private transportation service at disposal for the whole length of the guided tour including Rome hotel/apartment pick up and drop off. Our fully licensed insured a/c deluxe fleet is equipped with all the comforts and in compliance with the quality and safety standards required by the EU regulations.

The Colosseum is free on the first Sunday of every month. There is NO skip the-line access on these days. Visitors will thus enter the Colosseum WITHOUT priority admission.

Coliseum Opening times
08.30 – 16.30 from the last Sunday of October to 15 February
08.30 – 17.00 from the 16 of February to 15 of March
08.30 – 17.30 from the 16 of March to last Saturday of March
08.30 – 19.15 from the last Sunday of March to 31 of August
08.30 – 19.00 from 1 of September to 30 of September
08.30 – 18.30 from the 1 of October to the last Saturday of October
Last admission 1 hour before closing time

Good Friday 8:30 am – 2 pm
June 2nd 1:30 pm – 7:15 pm

Coliseum Closing times
1 January , 1 May, June 2nd AM, Good Friday PM and December 25th

Since skip the line Coliseum tickets sell out fast tour must be reserved well in advance.

Do you combine people to share the tour?

All our tours are private, luxurious, and totally customized to suit your desires, which means that you do not share your tour with anyone else. Our private tours are exclusive to one booking party and we do not combine separate reservations to form groups.

Do we enter the Coliseum?

Yes, the itinerary includes the visit of the Coliseum inside.

Do we skip the line to enter the Coliseum?

Yes. This tour includes priority-entrance tickets to skip the line. Your tickets will be pre-booked and prepaid for fast hassle-free entry. Recently due to increased security concerns, new screening procedures were put in place for entry to the Colosseum. Due to increased security measures ALL visitors must pass through security checks and metal detectors, even those with skip the line access. Because of the security measures, the lines for entry the major attractions may be quite long during peak seasons and holidays. However, no time will be wasted. Your experienced guide will use this time to provide an overview and contextualization for the tour.

Does your skip the line tour of the Coliseum go to the underground level or the 3rd tier?

The visit of the Coliseum underground and third ring is only available for group tours. Therefore, the visit of these areas are NOT included in our private tours.

What happens if a site is unexpectedly closed on the day of scheduled tour?

The Coliseum is subject to closure due to assembly meetings, strikes or other factors without prior notice. While we regret these inconveniences, these rare unforeseen closures are beyond our control for which we cannot be held responsible. In these rare cases the Coliseum may make changes that may affect your tour, your guide will modify the itinerary and give you as complete a tour as possible working with the circumstances given and will do everything possible to make appropriate adjustments but if it is not possible to complete a part of the tour we regret that no compensation can be offered.


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