In depth ancient Rome tour brings the city past to life in all its glory. Walk in the footsteps of the Caesars and Gladiators. Relive the majesty of Rome glorious past visiting the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Capitoline Hill and the Pantheon. Enjoy privileged personalized attention from your expert guide who reveals the details behind the history of these ancient sites. Your passionate guide links the secrets of Rome significant past to the present in the historical context. This private guided in depth ancient Rome tour will fascinate you, surprise you and ultimately seduce you. Walk straight into the Colosseum and discover how was used for entertainment such as wild animal hunts, gladiator fights and public games. Stroll inside the Roman Forum the largest open archaeological dig in the world. The Forum was the heart of Roman life for centuries, it was here that Cicero and Marcus Aurelius spoke and won the hearts of the masses. Climb to the top of the Capitoline Hill religious center of ancient Rome today surrounded by the Renaissance Square designed by Michelangelo. At the foot of the hilltop square opens out the adjacent Piazza Venezia. Walk towards the Pantheon, an awe-inspiring pagan temple dedicated to the planetary Gods. Be awed by its stunning interiors as you marvel at the biggest Cupola ever built in the ancient world! Contact us to for an in depth ancient Rome tour experience.

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

Experience a day in the life of ancient Rome. Learn the intriguing stories of the city from its origin to the days of the Roman Empire. Walk through history into the archaeological core of the city on a timeless journey as your guide tell you the stories and anecdotes that bring the ruins to life. Skip the line and step inside the Coliseum, iconic symbol of the city with a history stretching back almost 2000 years. Learn about the Arch of Constantine, a well-preserved and richly decorated triumphal arch that stands right next to the Coliseum. This huge arch is religiously significant because celebrates the battle that made Christianity. Delve into the core of the ancient city at the Roman Forum littered with huge fancy temples. Experience first–hand its evocative ruins including the Arch of Septimius Severus, Temple of Saturn, Arch of Titus, the House of the Vestals and the Via Sacra. Your guide unveils the history of the Forum, the purposes of the monuments and the activities that took place. Visit the Capitoline Hill historic and religious center of ancient Rome lined with museums and offering views of the Forum. Walk towards the adjacent Piazza Venezia. One side of the square is dominated by the theatrical backdrop of the huge Vittoriano Monument A.K.A. the ‘typewriter’ or the ‘wedding cake’ for its lavish design. Visit the Pantheon, the best preserved building of ancient Rome. Built more than 1800 years ago this magnificent structure still stands as a reminder of the great Roman Empire.

Optional Upgrades to Enhance Your Private Tour

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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