Private Colosseum Tour with Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill

See the Colosseum and ancient Rome like a VIP, the Temple of Caesar, and more!

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Looking for the ultimate private Colosseum experience? This in-depth tour will make you the envy of other Colosseum visitors, with a privately guided exploration of the ancient Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Join your expert local guide as you step through the infamous Flavian Amphitheater to stand where battles once raged, explore the tiers where Rome’s elite once sat, and see the places where ancient Roman society once thrived.

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  • VIP private Colosseum tour
  • 1st and 2nd tiers
  • Unique perspectives of the Colosseum
  • Ancient Roman Forum
  • Arch of Constantine
  • Arch of Titus
  • Temple of Julius Caesar
  • Senate House
  • Palatine Hill

After meeting your guide near the Colosseo metro stop, you'll take a short stroll to a special entrance into the mighty Colosseum. You'll skip the line to the Colosseum and step inside an ancient world, before ascending to see the first and second tiers of the ancient stadium. Along the way, your guide will tell stories of the battles, animal hunts, public executions, and astounding mock sea battles that once took place here.

Your private tour doesn't end at the Colosseum, as your guide leads you on a fascinating walking tour of the ancient Roman Forum and up to historic Palatine Hill. With a range of start times to suit your Rome plans, it's the best way for your private group or family to experience this iconic arena!

Private Colosseum and Ancient Rome Tour Description

Your 3-hour guided tour includes:

  • Private Colosseum tour with skip-the-line tickets

  • First and second tier access at the Colosseum

  • Guided tour of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

  • A private and professional English-speaking guide

Please note that depending on the assigned entry time for the Colosseum, your tour might enter the Roman Forum first and end in the Colosseum.

Colosseum 1st and 2nd level Tickets

Travel back in time as you trace the footsteps of gladiators in the Flavian Amphitheater. After skipping the line to enter the Colosseum with your private guide, you will access the 2nd level to get a bird's eye view of this 2,000 year old structure.

Facing death at the hands of ferocious human or animal opponents, gladiators fought surrounded by 60,000 screaming spectators. It's a unique chance to imagine the fear and adrenaline that competitors must have felt so many years ago. See where emperors sat and learn the rules of the gladiatorial games for both competitors and spectators. Learn why the ancient amphitheater was named the Colosseum, plus many more interesting facts. You'll spend an amazing 1.5 hours exploring the top attraction in Rome with your expert Roman guide.

This product includes an entry ticket to the Colosseum, Forum, and Palatine Hill, for which our cost is 18 Euro per person.

Guided Roman Forum Tour

Not far from the Colosseum sits the Roman Forum, and your private guide will lead you through these ancient ruins on a guided walking tour. This Roman archaeological site was once the location of downtown ancient Rome. You'll visit some of the most famous Roman Forum buildings including the Temple of Julius Caesar, Arch of Titus, the Roman Senate House, and more. Re-live ancient history as you walk down the same roads taken by famous Roman emperors and philosophers.

Climb Palatine Hill

From the ancient downtown, your guide will lead you to a place we like to think of as the Beverly Hills of Ancient Rome. Climb the Palatine Hill and take in the views over Circus Maximus. You'll explore the 2,000 year old palaces and learn stories of Rome's rich and famous. This awe-inspiring area of towering pine trees, majestic ruins, and unparalleled views were where Romulus was said to have founded Rome in 753 BC.

By the end of your 3-hour private tour, you'll leave the Colosseum and Forum with a camera full of incredible pictures and a mind full of knowledge about life in ancient Rome.

What you get with this tour
Private Colosseum tour with skip-the-line tickets
First and second tier access at the Colosseum
Guided tour of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
A private and professional English-speaking guide
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Helena is the best guide for this private tour of the Colosseum!
22 May 2024
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Diana Jane Gaffney

This was the first visit to Rome for my husband and I, so we wanted to have a great and easy (as much as possible given the crowds) time. We are so happy we had Maria Helena (goes by Helena) as our private guide. She was an archaeologist and her many years of expertise were awesome. She thoughtfully asked us what kind of information we wanted to hear for our experience and we told her we were very interested in ancient sites like The Colosseum, so we asked her to tell us anything/everything. She really made the experience interesting, easy (weaving through and going to skip-the-line areas), and was considerate in pointing out and pausing for great pictures (taking some of our pictures), standing in the shade whenever possible, etc. This tour experience was 100% worth the money. Wonderful.

Amazing! Colosseum and Palantine Hill- Private Tour with Giovanni
12 May 2024
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Reviewed by
Gina Baxter

We scheduled a private tour for the Colosseum and Palantine Hill as it was my husband’s first trip to Rome. We were lucky enough to have Giovanni as our tour guide! He was friendly, extremely knowledgeable and passionate! We enjoyed every minute- HIGHLY recommend Giovanni and The Roman Guy!

Amazing tour!!
10 May 2024
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Melissa Sawyer

Would definitely recommend, we had an amazing time!!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What to bring?

Government-issued ID for entrance to the Colosseum. Archaeological sites have uneven terrain so wear comfortable sneakers. Bring sunscreen and a water bottle during the hot summer months. If you want to remain in the Forum after your tour, bringing a light snack is recommended.

What if I have concerns about my mobility on this tour?

This private tour is your best bet if you have concerns about navigating the Colosseum. Our private tours offer more flexibility in terms of pace and special accommodations. Just get in touch before your tour if there's something we should know!

What happens if it rains?

We run our Colosseum tours rain or shine. If rainfall is extremely heavy, the Colosseum management sometimes closes the restricted areas for safety reasons.

Will my tour time change?

Yes, the start time of your tour is likely to change. Please keep your day open. Your final start time will be sent 5 days before the date of your tour.

Does this tour include access to the Colosseum Underground/Dungeons?

This tour does not include the Colosseum Underground, but we do offer a small group tour with access to the Underground.

I don't see any availability. Can I still book a private tour?

Just get in touch with us, we'll do our best to accommodate your group. Our contact information is at the bottom of this page.

What to bring?

Government-issued ID for entrance to the Colosseum. Archaeological sites have uneven terrain so wear comfortable sneakers. Bring sunscreen and a water bottle during the hot summer months. If you want to remain in the Forum after your tour, bringing a light snack is recommended.

Does the Colosseum ever close to the public?

Sometimes the Colosseum closes access to the more restricted areas with little notice. This usually happens in cases of heavy rainfall or an emergency repair. If this happens, we will visit other areas of the Colosseum, and the tour will continue with the same duration.

Can I cancel if my schedule changes?

No. Private Colosseum Tour with Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill is a non-refundable tour.

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