Price from: $367
Duration: 3.5 Hours (approx.)
Admire the Colosseum, one of the most amazing attractions from the ancient world. Leave the crowd behind and enter Ancient Rome with your skip-the-line tickets.
Accompanied by your private tour guide, wander the amphitheater following the path of the ancient Romans, learning the history of this place and hearing tales about the gladiators, battles with wild beasts, and according to legend, naval battles.
Together with your guide, as part of a small selected group, descend into the depths of the Hypogeum (Colosseum's Undergrounds), where Roman gladiators, prisoners and wild animals were prepared to enter the arena and fight for their lives. Feel the adrenaline-fueled emotions of Ancient Rome’s famous games, then follow your guide to admire the extraordinary view from the Colosseum’s Third Tier. Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity to enter one of Rome’s most exclusive and highly-requested tours.
Afterwards, walk a short distance to the entrance of the Roman Forum and discover the ruins of the political center of the Ancient Rome. Your tour guide will help you understand how this place looked in its heyday. Among the most important sites you will see walking down the Via Sacra are the Temple of Julius Caesar and the House of the Vestal Virgins.
End your tour on the Capitoline Hill, the smallest but most important of the seven hills of the Ancient Rome, and enjoy a wonderful view of the city and of the Imperial Forum.
- Recommended tour Extensions:
St.Peter in Chain | Pantheon | San Clemente Undergrounds
Colosseum's Undergrounds, Third Level and Arena Access | Blue Badge Qualified Guide | Admission Tickets | Guide Hotel-Pickup with Transport | 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 3.5 hours||Tickets needed||Not recommended for wheelchairs|
|Kid-friendly tour||Suggested starting time 8:15AM or 1:15PM||Not recommended on first Sunday of the month|
Colosseum Third Level
Enhance your Experience
3 Hour Golf Cart Sightseeing Tour (up to 4 people)
Discover a new way to tour historical Rome. Make yourself comfortable while your private driver and guide accompany you during this 3 hour tour. Set off and admire the most significant sights of the Eternal City. Listen to your guide, who will be your story-teller during this tour to discover the major fountains and squares of Rome.
Ancient Secrets: Teatro Marcello and Area Sacra of Largo Argentina
Reveal the ancient secrets you won’t find at the Forum with this extension! Walk through the Teatro Marcello, conceived by Caesar and built by Augustus, which certainly served as the blue-print for the later and more famous Colosseum. Then visit the Jewish Ghetto and end in the Area Sacra of Largo Argentina where you will learn about Julius Caesar's dramatic final moments.
Baths of Caracalla
One of the few places you can see ancient structure’s full height – you’ll be transported to the 3rd century as you walk among this vast bath complex. You'll see where slaves loaded ancient furnaces to heat the water for the different pools of this amazingly intact spa. You'll see mosaics that still decorate the pool floors, and even a game board used by bath visitors to pass the time while they soaked in the warm water. ** Please note that admission tickets are not included and will be purchased directly on site.
The quiet tunnels will come to life as your guide tells you the stories and legends of early Christianity during the days of Roman persecution. The catacombs were the underground burial places of the Christian and Jewish communities from the second century AD. Although you will no longer find bones within the tombs, you will discover the secrets of Christianity's earliest proponents - the saints who helped Christianity survive during the persecution from Rome's pagan emperors. An extra fee will apply if transportation is requested. Tickets can be purchased on site. **Please note that admission tickets are not included and will be purchased on site. Prices may vary.
As you walk around the enormous elliptical Circus Maximus, you will travel back in time to the earliest days of Rome. You will almost hear the spectators as you stand where over 100,000 Romans celebrated the public games. Travel back even further to when the first Etruscan king Romulus once celebrated victory over the Sabines in this famous spot. This is a great addition to a Colosseum/Roman Forum tour!
Give yourself the freedom to take it easy- add an extra hour to your tour. With a private guide, you set the pace! If you prefer to spend some extra time to learn more, see more, take more photos, or if you have a large group, adding an extra hour ensures a leisurely tour without rushing to fit everything you want to see into the normal 3 hours.
Famous Piazzas & Fountains
Don't miss Bernini’s Triton Fountain in Piazza Barberini or Rome’s twin church domes in Piazza del Popolo. You can opt to go up the Pincio hill for one of the best views in the city. Or maybe you want to see the famed Piazza Navona? You will get plenty of ideas of where to eat and shop as you walk through these famous neighbourhoods with your expert guide.
Gelato Class (up to 4 people)
Enjoy a short walk in the city center before heading to your gelato class. Reach a typical roman "gelateria", an artisanal workshop that has recently been renovated. Engage in a funny, entertaining activity and learn how italian people prepare the famous gelato. Make your own ice cream following the traditional Italian techniques and recipes and enjoy it! Extra fee will apply if transportation is requested.
Handicraft Workshop - Be an Artist for a Day (up to 4 people)
Just a few steps from Piazza Navona, in the picturesque atmosphere of Via dei Coronari, street of the antiques, you will experience one of the activities you have heard about from your guide, in the workshop of an Italian artist. You will learn how to make a fresco or a mosaic. Choose a subject, prepare the surface with the plaster, the drawing, and you will use your brush to give life to the images; or make your own mosaic with a natural glue (water and flour) and fasten the marble or the glass pieces (tesserae) on a wooden support, creating your small masterpiece. And take it home, to make your Roman holidays even more memorable! Fun for the whole family, give life to your own Roman creation.
Request a Kid-friendly Tour Guide at no extra cost.
Make it a Full Day - Create your own Tour!
Book your tour and create your personal experience by making it a full day, adding 3 extra hours! You can tell us in advance your favorite sites to visit or your personal guide will make suggestions based on your interests and energy level - you set the pace and see what you want to see. Please make a note on your booking if you have specific requests so we can ensure that reservations are made when needed.
Do not miss one of the most famous statues ever carved by Michelangelo - The Moses. This masterpiece is located in the church of St. Peter's in chains just a few steps away from the Colosseum.
From the Forum you will take a pleasant stroll to Palatine Hill, where Rome is thought to have originated. Walk among its beautiful hills and gardens and explore the Domus Augustus - Villa of Augustus - the partially excavated palace of Augustus and successive emperors. Your guide will discuss the legendary cave of Palatine Hill where, as myth has it, Romulus and Remus were found by the she-wolf who nurtured them through infancy.
The Pantheon, this 2nd century tribute to All Gods and famed engineering marvel, has intrigued for ages - let your personal guide bring you back to the days of the emperors and gods when you visit this one-of-a-kind monument.
Roman Houses on the Celio Hill
This subterranean visit is a perfect extension for those loving off the beaten path visits. The Roman Houses on the Celio Hill is a fascinating time machine to discover the ancient roman lifestyle.
Smile and Tour
Request for a funny and entertaining Tour Guide. Your laughs come at no extra cost.
Visit one of the most famous churches in Rome, St. Clemente with its mysterious undergrounds. ** Please note that admission tickets are not included and will be purchased on site.
Trajan's Market and Forum
See the world’s first shopping mall in Trajan’s 2nd century “new” Roman Forum. See how history was recorded on the triumphal column, which documents the most important battles as well as marks the original height of the hill that was cleared to make way for the new construction. This marvel of Roman engineering will surprise and delight. Ability to enter the museum depends on opening hours.
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