Private Colosseum and Roman Forum Tour with Restricted Access

Visit the Colosseum's Arena Floor with a customized group size

5 / 5 See All 9 Reviews · 3.0h custom · Rome, Italy

Experience the thrill of Rome's ancient monuments, the Colosseum and Roman Forum, with an expert guide. Get exclusive access to the restricted Arena Floor and don't be afraid to ask questions, as your guide is there for just you and your group.

Itinerary

What you will see on this tour

  • Roman Colosseum
  • Arena Floor
  • Ancient Roman Forum
  • Arch of Constantine
  • Temple of Caesar
  • Stadium of Domitian
  • Palatine Hill
  • Arch of Titus
  • Senate House

On this private Colosseum tour, visit one of Rome’s most iconic sites. Once used for gladiator matches, public executions and even mock sea battles, the Colosseum is still considered the largest ampitheater in the world. As over 4 million people visit the Colosseum every year, this grand monument can become inundated with travelers. That’s why we've created a private Colosseum tour, so you can experience the magic of the Flavian Amphitheater with your own private guide. This 3-hour tour includes:

 

  • - A private skip the line Colosseum Arena Floor tour
  • - A guided tour of the Roman Forum and Palantine Hill
  • - A private and professional English-speaking guide
  • - A custom group size

Colosseum Arena Floor Tickets

 

Walk through the Porta Libertina, or as we like to say, the Gate of Death. This will put you in the proper mindset to understand the gruesome battles fought here, often resulting in fatal injuries. InYou and your group will discover the reconstructed Arena Floor, which was once the battlegrounds of Rome’s most renowned gladiators. As your private tour guide explains the gritty details of Colosseum matches, you will be able to look out at a panoramic view of the Colosseum, where 60,000 screaming spectators once sat.

 

A Guided Rome Forum Tour

 

Once we conclude our Colosseum visit, follow your guide to the Roman Forum, just a few minutes away by foot. Your guide will unravel the history of these ancient ruins that once served as downtown ancient Rome. Visit some of the highlights of these architectural ruins, such as the Temple of Julius Caesar, Arch of Titus, Circus Maximus and more. Relive ancient times as your guide explains some of this area’s fascinating history.

 

Climb Palatine Hill

 

Discover this beautiful area where it’s said that Romulus founded the ancient city of Rome in 752 B.C. Standing about 120 feet above the Roman Forum, Palatine Hill offers some incredible views of the ancient ruins. While admiring these views, your guide will delve into the history and mythology that relates to this exact spot. As the centermost hill of Rome’s seven hills, this area at one time served as an opulent neighborhood for Rome’s elite residents. Make sure you get the perfect photo before your tour concludes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where to 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 like sandals and dress shoes too, but recommends comfortable sneakers for this experience! Also bring sunscreen & water bottle in summer months. If you want to remain in the Forum after your tour, bringing a light snack is recommended.

Q: What time/s can I go on this tour?

A: If there is a specific time you'd like to start your tour, please contact us by phone or email. Contact details are at the bottom of the page. 

 

Q: I don't see any availability, can I still book a private tour?

 

A: Just get in touch with us, we'll do our best to accommodate your group. 

 

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

 

A: This tour doesn't include the Colosseum Underground, but we do offer a small group tour with access to the Underground.

 

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

 

A: Yes. Obtaining reservations for this tour is a complicated process, but we are the best at doing it. However, we don't always get every day. While this is rare, it happens. We will let you know at least 7 days prior to your tour if this is the case for you. You'd be entitled to 100% refund and we will do our best to accommodate you at a new time or day. We have you covered. 

 

Q: What happens if it rains?

 

A: Rain happens, but the show must go on. We run our Colosseum tours rain or shine. If rainfall is extremely heavy the Colosseum management sometimes closes the restricted areas for safety reasons.

 

Q: I have issues walking. Is this tour for me? 

 

A: Yes, if you have doubts about your mobility, taking a private tour is your best bet. 

 

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6/27/2019
Sarah Wood
Great tour

We had a great tour with our guide Ellie. She did an awesome job keeping us together and getting us into shade when needed. Very informative. I wish we had more time with her, maybe she could’ve led us around too. High recommend.

6/26/2019
Marcela
Just Roman around the Colloseum and Roman Forum

Grazie mille Federica for a wonderful tour. My family had a great time. Federica was amazing. She was funny and provided us with great information. Highly recommend.

6/11/2019
Carol B
Perfect addition to our trip

The Colosseum was a must-see for us on our short trip to Rome and this was the perfect way to experience such an amazing part of history. Our guide was knowledgeable and passionate about the area and kept our whole family engaged. Looking forward to booking more tours with the Roman guy in the future.

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