Hello, we would definitely recommend Nancy Aiello Tours and would score all areas in the good to excellent range.
In particular, both the driver and tour guide greatly contributed to our excellent visit to Rome.
The Rome vehicle was very clean and well kept and was a comfortable size for our group.
The tour guide was very knowledgeable and the private tour allowed us to see the main highlights we wanted in Rome.
We found your company on the internet while researching travel options for our trip to the Mediterranean. When we booked the tour, we initially thought the price was a bit high, however considering that it was a private tour and given the excellent service we received, it was very good value for money.
This option fit well with our limited time schedule.
In depth ancient Rome tour brings the city past to life in all its glory. Walk in the footsteps of the Caesars and Gladiators. Enjoy privileged personalized attention from your expert guide. Avoid long lines with skip the line access to the Colosseum and Roman Forum. Learn the history and stories behind them. This private in depth ancient Rome tour will fascinate you, surprise you, and ultimately seduce you.
Walk straight into the Colosseum. Discover how it was used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles. Stroll inside the archaeological area of the Roman Forum. Climb to the top of the Capitoline Hill religious center of the ancient world. Experience 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 for availability and pricing.
* Private Half-Day Walking Tour
* Private Licensed Professional Local Guide
* Coliseum Skip the Line Access
* Arch of Constantine
* Roman Forums
* Capitoline Hill
* Piazza Venezia
* Pantheon Inside
* Best Photo Ops
In depth ancient Rome tour is 100% private offering the personal attention required to experience one of the world’s leading cities at your own pace. Get the answers to the questions you are burning to ask from your expert guide. Discover all the main sights in detail. Learn all about Rome’s secret stories that bring the city history to life. This living history in depth ancient Rome tour is the most meaningful way to experience the city’s key sights without wasting time waiting in line.
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 with your own dedicated guide at your side. Hear the stories and anecdotes that bring the ruins to life. Learn about the Arch of Constantine, a richly decorated triumphal arch that stands right next to the Coliseum. This well-preserved arch is religiously significant because celebrates the battle that made Christianity. Step inside the Coliseum, and go back into the history of ancient Rome! Stroll through the Roman Forum, Rome’s most important archaeological site littered with huge fancy temples. Experience first–hand its evocative ruins. Your guide unveils the history of the Forum, the purposes of the monuments, and the activities that took place. Visit the Capitoline Hill religious center of the ancient world lined with museums and offering views of the Forum. Our in depth ancient Rome tour will end with the visit of the Pantheon, on of the best-preserved ancient monuments in Rome.
How it Works
We will get the tickets ahead of time so that you won’t have to wait in any lines. During the booking process, you will be able to tell our Italian-based team when and what you would like to tour. You will also have the opportunity to tell us how we can customize the private tour for you and yours. With that, we will create the perfect travel experience for you. A private tour curated to your preferences.
Optional Add-Ons 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 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 artifacts. 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 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 you combine people to share the tour?
All our tours are private 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 skip the line to enter the Coliseum?
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.
What happens if a site is unexpectedly closed on the day of scheduled tour?
We are NOT liable for reduced itineraries owing to unscheduled closures by attractions. Unscheduled closures do not depend on us, but on the administration of the sites visited on the tour. In the event of an unexpected closure of a site or attraction your guide will promptly provide an alternative itinerary. While we regret these inconveniences, these rare unforeseen closures are beyond our control for which we cannot be held responsible therefore no refunds will be issued.
The Colosseum is subject to occasional last minute closures without notice due to rain, assembly meetings, strikes or other factors. If it happens your guide will modify the itinerary working with the circumstances given. While we regret this inconvenience, the unforeseen closure of the Coliseum is beyond our control for which we cannot be held responsible therefore, no refunds will be issued.
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Hello, we would definitely recommend Nancy Aiello Tours and would score all areas in the good to excellent range.
I came across Aiello Tours on the Internet while researching Family Oriented Tours of Italy. Ann, who was precise, through and informative, answered my email in a very timely manner. Needless to say I was very impressed. Over the weeks preceding our trip she helped arrange for family tours of Rome, transportation to and from the airport, as well as a heritage tour from our rented Tuscan Villa. All were executed precisely as requested. All the tours were wonderful, informative and professionally done.
I must make special mention of our Tour Guide in Rome. I cannot say enough about her. She had the unique ability to provide an entertaining tour for the children while at the same time provide a wonderful and informative tour into Roman culture and history. My husband and son-in-law were history majors in college and were thoroughly impressed by the insightful of the tour. We all felt that it was one of the best tours we had ever taken. My family of 9 ages 5yr to 65 yrs would highly recommend Aiello Tours. Thanks we could not have done it without you.
Last week my family took a tour of the Vatican with one of your guides. She was excellent! Could you remind me what her name was again? (cannot remember). Please help us let her know our feedback. She was outstanding – very interesting, brought what would have been a very dry subject matter for a child to life! My son enjoyed it very, very much – as did we.
We are now in Florence and have taken with another company a couple of tours supposedly designed for children and the guides are nowhere as good as her. She was patient and gave just the right amount of information to engage, educate and entertain without overwhelming us. My son comments in comparison was “our tour guide in Rome did not talk me to like I am 3 years old!” He found the others boring, too childish etc. She is a tough act to follow! Once again, thanks for organizing! Please convey out thanks to her. After our wonderful experience at the Vatican, we’d love to try another tour with your company for Venice. Thank you very much!