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
❌ Underground Colosseum Access
❌ Meals & Drinks
❌ Tips (optional)

Highlights
Colosseum: 1st and 2nd tiers

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: Due to the uneven grounds and stairs on the itinerary we are unable to accommodate guests with walking difficulties.
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.

CONTACT US

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.

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