ANCIENT ROME COLOSSEUM TOUR

Discover the glory of ancient Rome in all its splendor. The Colosseum and the ruins of temples, palaces and halls of state in the ancient city come to life in the company of one of our enthusiastic local guides.

Dive into the archaeological core of the city where the history of Rome began. Your will learn the intriguing stories of the Eternal City from its origin to the glorious days of the Great Roman Empire. Alongside your private guide, this ancient Rome tour lets you skip long entrance lines at both the Colosseum and Roman Forum.

Ancient Rome & Colosseum Private Guided Skip the Line Tour

WHAT IS INCLUDED
A Personalized Private Walking Tour (3 hours)
✅ Licensed Professional Local Tour Guide
✅ Skip-the-Line Access tickets to the Colosseum & Roman Forum

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED
❌ Transportation
❌ Meals & Drinks
❌ Tips (optional)

Highlights
Colosseum: 1st and 2nd tiers only
Arch of Constantine
Roman Forum (Senate House, Basilicae-Courts, Temples of Caesar, Vestal Virgins, Antoninus & Faustina, Arches of Titus and Septimius Severus)
Capitoline Hill

WHAT TO EXPECT

This living history experience offers a chronological start to your stay in Rome by introducing you to the city oldest evocative sites. The Eternal City was the largest city the world had ever seen. Its buildings have captivated historians, archaeologists and architects for centuries. Step into the pages of Roman history on this ancient Rome Colosseum tour as your guide tells you stories and anecdotes that bring the past to life.

Experience first-hand a day in the life of the Romans. On this 3-hour private guided walk, we enter the first and second levels of the Colosseum and learn about its origin, architecture and what happened to its missing pieces. Here you will hear about the intriguing and terrifying events, which took place inside the famous arena, where gladiators and wild animals fought to the death to entertain Emperors and roaring crowds.

Explore the heart of the ancient city, walking amongst excavations that have uncovered one of the most astounding archaeological sites in the world, twenty feet below present day Rome. Travel back in time more than 2,000 years into the trades of the Roman Forum. Visiting the ancient markets and spellbinding temples, you will walk in the footsteps of Julius Caesar, come to the site of his memorial and learn where and why he was murdered.

Finally, climb to the top of the Capitoline Hill political and religious heart of Rome in ancient times. In antiquity, the hill was home to the Temple of Jupiter. Marvel at the today Piazza del Campidoglio an urban masterpiece designed by Michelangelo featuring several artistic treasures and buildings.  Enjoy breathtaking views 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. By the end of this ancient Rome Colosseum tour, you will gain a clear understanding of the context and history of daily life in ancient Roman times.

USEFUL TO KNOW
Languages available: English, French, German, Spanish. Other languages upon written request at info (at) nancyaiellotours.com
Accessibility: the guided walking tour is not wheelchair accessible.
What to bring: For security reasons visitors must present a valid ID/Passport prior to entrance. Please ensure that all members of your party have a valid ID on them on the day of the visit.

GOOD TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
• Heightened security coupled with the recent decision to impose a ceiling on the number of visitors allowed entering the Colosseum at a given time mean – even for visitor with booked entrance tickets – that ALL visitors must pass through metal detectors at the security checkpoint and sometimes-unavoidable lines will form for such checks.
• Please keep in mind that the Colosseum is subject to unexpected, last-minute closures due to weather conditions and worker strikes, as well as last-minute changes in reservation procedures, all of which are beyond of our control and for which we cannot be held responsible. In the event of unforeseen last-minute closures by the Colosseum, we reserve the right to alter the itinerary of the tour, or to offer an explanation of the monuments from the outside. While we regret these inconveniences, these rare unforeseen closures do not depend on us, but on the administration of the sites visited on the tour therefore, no refunds or discounts will be issued.

Optional Add-Ons 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 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 also be explored in the Capitoline Museums, which are among most interesting museums in the city. Indeed, this is one museum that you can’t rush through. There are so many treasures here that can take your breath away. This quaint museum holds one of the richest and most eclectic art collections of Greek and Roman artifacts as well as Caravaggio and Bernini masterpieces.

Built atop the Capitoline hill and the temple of Jupiter, the Museums are spread over two buildings connected with an underground tunnel. Taken together the complex provides an amazing backdrop for a deeper understanding of ancient Roman history. There is even a rooftop cafe where you can catch an incredible view over the city.

Please Note: The Capitoline Museums close on Mondays.
Extra Time Duration: 90 minutes

Tour in Comfort and Style with Private Transportation Service

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.

Do we skip the line ?

Yes. This tour includes entrance tickets to skip the line. Your tickets will be pre-booked and prepaid for fast hassle-free entry.
Please Note: For safety reasons even with booking reservations, there is still a compulsory security check which may cause some delays in entering the Coliseum. Recently, due to increased security measures, new screening procedures were put in place for entry to the Colosseum. For safety reasons ALL visitors must pass through security checks and metal detectors, so even with reservations there is still a compulsory security check which may cause some delays in entering the site. Because of the security measures, the line for entry 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 Colosseum does not allow any company to conduct private visits to the underground areas. The underground and third tier level access of the Colosseum is run exclusively by the Colosseum and only available for those joining group tours. Therefore, the visit of these areas are NOT included in our private tours.

The quickest way to find answers to your questions about our private tours is to review the most frequently asked questions. If you cannot find the information you are looking for please contact us.

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