Private Colosseum and Roman Forum Tour with Restricted Access
Visit the Colosseum's Arena Floor with a customized group size
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.
- 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.
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Heart of Rome
We had a wonderful tour with our guide Maura. It was well worth it for the individual attention. It was also nice to be on a tour without the ubiquitous tour microphones and headsets.
Modern Insights into Ancient Rome
My father and I joined Loretta for a leisurely 3-hour tour of the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and the Forum. Loretta’s enthusiasm for ancient Rome shone through as she used the ruins as a formidable but often sparse backdrop for her insightful tales of the Kings, the Republic and the Empire. She was well-prepared with books and drawings to fill in the architectural blanks, transforming these picked-over foundations into a grand city of stone. We came to understand the Colosseum as more than just gladiator battles and wild animals – we also learned about the crowds of nobles and commoners and about the ingenious and creative construction elements. She guided us through the living spaces of Palatine Hill, where Rome started and its emperors lived, raising the walls in our imagination with lucid descriptions and interesting stories. We descended into the Forum, treading along the Via Sacra where so many Triumph parades had marched two thousand years before. We weren’t tramping through rubble – with Loretta, we were Romans attending the temples and official buildings of Julius Caesar’s reign. I would highly recommend a tour with Loretta – she will bring those resting stones to life and reveal the character of the era and the city.
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.