Private Colosseum Tour with Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

Backdoor access to Colosseum plus Arena Floor, Arch of Titus, Temple of Julius Caesar, and more!

Travel Flexibly 5 / 5 See All 34 Reviews · 3.00h custom · Rome, Italy

Looking for a private tour of the Colosseum that will make other visitors jealous? With this tour, your private guide will take you through the back door of the Colosseum while other groups wonder why they can't do the same. From there, our top-tier guide will escort you onto the Arena Floor and bring the gladiatorial games to life. Learn about the construction of the building and its two millennia-long history before heading to Palatine Hill and Roman Forum.

Tour Details
  • Private Tour
  • Arena Floor
  • Roman Colosseum
  • Arch of Constantine
  • Ancient Roman Forum
  • Arch of Titus
  • Temple of Caesar
  • Senate House
  • Palatine Hill

Used for gladiator fights, mock sea battles, animal hunts and fights, mythology drama shows, and even public executions, the Colosseum is a must-see attraction in Rome with a storied history. You can discover the fascinating history of this 2,000-year-old structure up close on a private, skip-the-line Colosseum tour with backdoor access. Go back in time on an authentic gladiator experience as you enter the reconstructed Arena Floor through the Gate of Death. After your time at the Colosseum, your guide will walk with you to the ancient Roman Forum and climb Palatine Hill. This 3-hour tour includes:

  • A private, skip-the-line Colosseum Arena Floor tour with tickets

  • A guided tour of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

  • A private and professional English-speaking guide

Colosseum Arena Floor Tickets

Travel back in time as you trace the footsteps of gladiators. Walk under a great archway known as the Porta Libitina or Gate of Death and out onto the reconstructed Arena Floor, where the savage games once took place. The Gate of Death earned its name because only the dead passed through this exit after losing their lives in battle. Most visitors enter at the busy main gate, but this tour brings you through the backdoor entrance.

Facing death at the hands of ferocious human or animal opponents, gladiators fought surrounded by 60,000 screaming spectators. Most Colosseum visitors aren’t allowed on the Arena Floor, but this private tour includes privileged access.

A Guided Roman Forum Tour

This private Colosseum tour includes a guided tour of the Roman Forum. Walk past the long line of people and go directly inside with your private guide. Full of incredible ruins, the Roman Forum is the former site of downtown ancient Rome.

Visit some of the most famous Roman Forum buildings, including the Temple of Julius Caesar, Arch of Titus, the Temple of Vesta, and the Roman Senate House. Relive ancient history as you walk down the same roads taken by famous Roman Emperors and philosophers.

Climb Palatine Hill

Learn about the larger-than-life characters Mark Antony, Cleopatra, Julius Caesar, and more. And last but not least is the Palatine Hill, which is sandwiched between the Roman Forum and the Circus Maximus. 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.

This is also where Rome's emperors lived in opulent luxury. Once one of ancient Rome’s most exclusive neighborhoods, Palatine Hill is still an awe-inspiring place. With views of Circus Maximus and the Forum, don’t miss this incredible photo opportunity that's made even more memorable with your guide's expert narration.

What you get with this tour
Your own Private Group Tour Experience
Passionate Local English-Speaking Guide
Skip the Line Colosseum Tickets
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Marcello V is the best
16 June 2022
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Very thorough and informative tour. Was a very hot day and Marcello made sure the whole group was comfortable and always experiencing the area (Coliseum and Roman Forum) in a shady spot. Which was hard to do. Highly recommend tour and guide.

Elenora was awesome!
14 April 2022
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David J Garner

We had an amazing private tour of the Colosseum and Forum given by Elenora. She is so knowledgeable and friendly. Highlight of our trip so far! Highly recommend this tour!

Franco was amazing
18 January 2022
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Lisa Cecconi

Our tour of Colosseum, Forum, and Palatine was incredible; we had early access and stood on the arena floor of the Colosseum all by ourselves. And the extraordinary knowledge of Franco was simply mind-blowing. Highly recommend both this tour AND Franco!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where to meet?

Meet behind the green souvenir kiosk in front of the “Colosseo” metro stop located just outside the lower level entrance/exit. A representative will be there holding a sign with our company name on it.

What to bring?

Archaeological sites are normally paved with rocky terrain. We recommend wearing comfortable sneakers for this experience since you'll be doing a fair amount of walking Also bring sunscreen and a water bottle in 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.

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.

Is there any chance my tour might be canceled or moved to a different day?

Yes. Obtaining reservations for this tour is a complicated process, but we are the best at managing shifting appointments due to our long history of guiding tours in Rome. However, we don't always receive new tour appointments every day. While this is rare, it could happen. We will let you know at least 7 days prior to your tour if this is the case for you. In that case, you'd be entitled to a 100% refund, and we will do our best to accommodate you at a new time or day.

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 time/s can I go on this tour?

If there is a specific time you'd like to start your tour, please contact us by phone or email. Our contact information is at the bottom of this page.

What to bring?

Archaeological sites are normally paved with rocky terrain. We recommend wearing comfortable sneakers for this experience since you'll be doing a fair amount of walking Also bring sunscreen and a water bottle in summer months. If you want to remain in the Forum after your tour, bringing a light snack is recommended.

Where to meet?

Meet behind the green souvenir kiosk in front of the “Colosseo” metro stop located just outside the lower level entrance/exit. A representative will be there holding a sign with our company name on it.

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