Colosseum & Roman Forum

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Duration: 3 Hours (approx.)

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At first glance, you’ll see rubble but soon your knowledgeable and passionate private guide will help bring the ruins to life, painting a vibrant picture of Rome in the time of the emperors. 

Walk where the Roman senate walked, see where the gladiators fought, and stand where the citizens welcomed the Roman soldiers after successful campaigns.Leave the crowds behind and enter the Ancient Rome with your skip-the-line tickets and your personal local story teller. Walk where the Roman Senate met, see where the gladiators fought, and breathe the atmosphere of long lost echoes. 

Visit the Colosseum, one of the largest structures of the ancient world, where Romans once gathered to watch the gladiator games, battles with wild beasts, and according to legend, sea battles. Discover how the Colosseum, a massive stone amphitheater which seated an estimated 60,000 spectators, was built in only 8 years. Your guide will unlock fascinating stories of the design and construction,  the political benefit, the fighters, and the eventual end of the games at the Colosseum.

At the Imperial Roman Forum, your guide will bring to life the mythology, the popular celebrations of the time, and the gods of ancient Rome, which are reflected in the star signs in contemporary astrology. Learn how the pagan holiday Saturnalia influenced the unfolding of Christmas on the 25th of December today. Listen to the story of the Lapis Niger (Latin for ‘black stone’), the most ancient Latin text ever discovered in the world - which is housed in the foundation of a column in the Forum.

Discover the Temple of the Vestal Virgins - six young women taken from aristocratic families to serve as virgin priests of Vesta. They worked in the temple for a period of 30 years under different emperors and were regarded almost as goddesses in status. Their foremost duty was maintaining the sacred fire of Vesta which represented the hearth of Rome. As legend had it - as long as the sacred flame burned, Rome would endure.

End your tour with a wonderful view of the city and of the Imperial Forum from Capitoline Hill, the smallest and most important of the seven hills of Ancient Rome.

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Recommended Tour Extensions:
  •  St.Peter in Chain | Pantheon San Clemente Undergrounds

  • Blue Badge Qualified Guide Admission Tickets Meet&Greet your Guide at your Hotel/Accommodation Private Tour Guaranteed to skip the long lines
Not Included:
  • Transfer to the site via Taxi (our guide can arrange this) Private Driver (can be arranged upon request)
Approximately 3 hours Tickets needed Partial access for wheelchairs
Kid-friendly tour Suggested starting time 09:30 or 13.30 (Nov-Mar) / 08:30 or 15:00 (Apr-Oct) Not recommended on first Sunday of the month

Standard itinerary

Roman Forum
Temple of Vestal Virgins
Capitoline Hill

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Additional Information

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about your Eyes of Rome booking. 

Info about your Colosseum & Roman Forum Eyes of Rome Tour:

  • Private Tour: This is a private tour – your party only.
  • Tour Time: Approximately 3 hours. Adding optional sites will extend your tour time.
  • Tour Start Time: You can select your favorite starting time. We recommend 09:30 or 13.30 in the months between November/March, or 08:30 or 15:00 in the months between April/October.
  • Tickets: Admission tickets for each participant are included in the total price. We will provide your fast line tickets access to the sites, however if you do hold already a reservation please be in touch with us before finalizing your booking and we will adjust your final cost.
  • Photos: Photos and Video are allowed.
  • Children Tour for Free: Children aged 17 and under tour free with paying parents. However tickets are required for children aged between 6 and 17. Kids between 0 and 5 do not require a ticket.
  • Design Your Own Experience: Sites visited are based on the pace of our average client. If you prefer a more leisurely pace, you can opt to see fewer sites. With a private guide, your tour is catered to your interests and activity level.
  • Mobility Impaired: Our tours involve a fair amount of walking. Please contact us if you are interested in modifying any of the tours for those who have trouble walking.
  • Guide Requests: Eyes of Rome will make every effort to schedule the guide you have requested, however, sometimes it is not possible due to schedule conflicts or time off. We appreciate your understanding in this matter.
  • Personal Items: Large bags are NOT allowed in the Colosseum. 
  • Tips: Be prepared to climb uneven steps and explore an archeological site - wear good shoes. Anticipate Rome's intense heat in the summer - you may want to bring a small umbrella to block the sun as well as bottles of water.
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We operate a Full Refund Policy of the amount paid during the booking whenever a cancellation is made with 24-hours’ minimum notice. However for selected tours that require advance tickets booking Eyes of Rome® reserves the right to keep the amount spent on tickets purchased on your behalf. Nevertheless we assure you that we will make every effort to resell tickets purchased on your behalf in order to avoid you having to pay for them as our main priority is to ensure your satisfaction.

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