Colosseum & Roman Forum

Discover the Origins of the Glorious Roman Domain in Ancient Times. Relive the core of the Romans' Ordinary Life

Focus

  • Archeology
  • History

What makes this tour Special

Enjoy a private tour with your personal storyteller by entering the Colosseum with our skip the line tickets, a true blessing especially during hot and crowded summer days!

Your private guide will help your imagination with visual aids and reconstructions of ancient buildings and you will experience how Roman history comes to life thanks to an expert storyteller

Retrace the same sites you got to know in your favorite Ancient Rome movies ike “the Gladiator”, “Spartacus”, “Ben-Hur" or “Quo Vadis?”

What to Expect

PRIVATE TOUR

Enjoy your tour with your own private tour expert at your party's disposal only

DURATION

3 hours

START TIME

08:30 - 09:30 - 13:30 - 15:00

PICK UP

Meet&Greet at your hotel/accomodation. Private Driver included throughout the tour

KID FRIENDLY

This tour is suitable for kids of all ages

ENTRANCE TICKETS

Entrance tickets are included! Enjoy your tour!

What's Included
  • Blue badge certified private tour guide
  • Skip the line access to Colosseum, Roman Forum
  • Reservation fees
  • Meet & greet your private guide at your hotel or accommodation
  • One Way transfer from your hotel/accommodation to the tour site
Not Included/ Optional Extras
  • Drop Off back to your hotel/accommodation (upon request)
  • Extras

Sites you’ll visit

  • Colosseum
  • Roman Forum
  • One of the new wonders of the modern world is also the largest ever Amphitheatre constructed during Ancient times was built with Volcanic rock mixed with brick and held an estimated 50-80 thousand people. It was a real hub of entertainment in central Rome, with regular shows, animal hunts and gladiatorial battles. Races were not held within the Colosseum due to the nearby Circo Massimo race track.
  • The political and business centre of ancient Rome, the warn away paths are covered in history. This is where the citizens came to listen to speeches, to meet the senators or to see people like Julius Caesar or Cicero. The ruins tell a story, and it is the story of Rome and its politics, with the likes of the ancient Curia (the Senate) that is still visible, but also with the impressive marble columns of temples which were erected for the first time in V century BC.

Tour description

Visiting the Colosseum is a breathtaking experience. Discover the 2000 year history in a fun and entertaining way with your local expert guide. 


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 heart of Rome. As legend has it - as long as the sacred flame burned, Rome would endure and be victorious. 

We include both Colosseum tickets and Roman Forum tickets, all skip the line of course! This Colosseum Private Tour is a must for anyone interested in learning about Ancient Rome in a fun way. Walk where the Roman senate walked, see where the gladiators fought, and stand where the citizens welcomed the Roman soldiers after successful military campaigns. 




Useful information

  • Not available the first Sunday of each month.
  • Limited Access for wheelchair users on this itinerary (contact us to customize your experience)
  • For security reasons all visitors are screened at the entrance and bags are checked with metal detectors and opened and visually inspected by the Urbe Security Institute, responsible for the entrance inspection.
  • It is not possible to bring large bags or backpacks, as well as bulky bags and trolleys into the sites. (only small or medium flat bags). Tripods are not allowed.

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