Private Tour

Colosseum & Best of Rome Private Tour

Art & History
Family
Duration: 6 Hours
Languages: EN, ES, ZH, RU

Make the most of your trip to Rome on this private walking tour of the city’s best sights. Capture the essence of the Eternal City from ancient times through the Renaissance with a dedicated licensed local guide. From the Colosseum and the Pantheon to the Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain, enjoy all the must-sees of Rome in just 6 hours of fascinating guided tour!


Perfect for:
  • First Timers
  • Art & History Lovers
Covid-19 Health & Safety Measures

What to Expect

See the best of Rome on a guided visit to its most iconic sights. From exploring the Colosseum, once the setting for gladiator battles and wild animal fights, to tossing coins and promising a return to Rome at the Trevi Fountain, this private tour takes you on a carefully sketched trip through the greatest moments and monuments of Rome’s 2500 year history.

 

Your Rome in day tour begins skipping the line at the Colosseum, the site where gladiators and wild beasts fought to the death to entertain emperors and roaring crowds. As you explore its first and second tiers, your private guide will stir your imagination with the amazing events and contests that once took place here.

 

Then visit the Roman Forum, the center of ancient Roman public life. Visualize the heyday of the bustling city center on a walking tour through the sprawling ruins. Marvel at the 4th-century Arch of Constantine, built after his victory at the Battle of the Milvian Bridge, which led to the eventual conversion of pagan Rome to Christianity. Finally, on the Palatine Hill the birthplace of ancient Rome admire the spectacular views over the Colosseum, Circus Maximum and the Roman Forum.

 

Continue your discovery of the Eternal City with a visit to the greatest monuments scattered throughout the heart of the city center. As you enter the Pantheon, your guide tells you the stories and anecdotes that bring this awe-inspiring sight to life. Explore Piazza Navona Rome’s most celebrated square, home to Bernini’s Fountain of Four Rivers. Then, in accordance with Roman tradition, toss a coin into the Trevi Fountain to ensure you will be back again soon! The tour ends at the monumental Spanish Steps.


Highlights

  • Colosseum 1st and 2nd tiers
  • Arch of Constantine
  • Roman Forum
  • Palatine Hill
  • Trevi Fountain
  • Pantheon
  • Piazza Navona
  • Spanish Steps

What Is Included

  • Private licensed professional local guide
  • Tickets & reservation fees for skip the line access to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill

What Is Not Included

  • Transportation
  • Underground level of the Colosseum
  • Meals & Drinks
  • Tips & Gratuities (Optional)
  • Anything not expressly mentioned as included

Meeting Point

In your hotel lobby (only for centrally located hotels) or at an easy to find location. Full details provided upon booking.

Important Information

  • This private tour is available on request any day except January 1, June 2 and December 25.
  • Occasionally, this tour may run in reverse order visiting Rome city center prior to entering the Colosseum.
  • For safety reasons the Colosseum can accommodate up to 3,000 people at once. This could lead to delays in access to the site, even for visitors with pre-booked entrance tickets.
  • It is compulsory to pass through metal detectors and there is sometimes a line for this.
  • The Colosseum Administration has the faculty to close the site or parts of it without notice for events, strikes, weather conditions, or any other reason. In which case, we will offer an alternative itinerary.

Good to Know Before You Go

  • Occasionally, this tour may run in reverse order visiting Rome highights prior to entering the Colosseum.
  • Due to the security regulations of the Colosseum, all members of your party must present a valid proof of identification prior to entrance (copies of passports or ID on your phone will be fine).
  • Only small backpacks and regular-size handbags are allowed inside the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. As there are no cloakroom facilities for storage guests with larger bags will not be allowed to enter.
  • This tour involves a fair amount of walking, stairs and hills; comfortable shoes are recommended.
  • During the warmest months of the year, a small bottle of water* and sun protection is also advisable.*We discourage single-use plastic water bottles on our tours, and suggest you consider bringing your own refillable bottle. Rest assured that there will be several opportunities to quench your thirst on the tour.
  • The Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill are ancient sites that are not stroller friendly.
  • This tour is not suitable for wheelchair users or those with impaired mobility.

How to Book Your Private Tour

  • Send Us Your Inquiry
    Fill out the tour inquiry form and we will respond with availability and price quote.
  • Payment Policy
    The tour will only be reserved upon full payment in advance of the tour. We use industry leader Stripe for all card transactions.
  • Tour Voucher
    Within two business days of payment, we will email you a voucher with all the booking details including the meeting point and phone number. Such email constitutes your proof of purchase.

Tour FAQs

Why can’t I see a price?

We offer personalized, private travel experiences. The price depends on your party size and preferences.

Is this tour suitable for kids?

Yes! Just let us know the ages of the children and we’ll be able to customize your tour from there.

Do we stop for lunch?

Yes. Along the way, there will be plenty of opportunities for lunch and your personal guide will be happy to provide you with personalized recommendations depending on what your tastes are. Some people like to grab a quick pizza or a snack, and some people like to sit down for a relaxing meal. Either is an option, but just know that if we sit down for a relaxing meal we might have to move faster to get in the rest of the sights.

Is the cost of lunch included in the tour?

No. You will be responsible to cover the cost of lunch.

Does the tour include the underground level?

The Colosseum does not allow any tour operator to conduct private visits to the underground areas. They have their own guides and the only way to get access to this section of the Colosseum is by joining their group tours. For that reason, the visit of these areas are NOT included in our private tours.

What size bag is allowed in the Colosseum?

The bag must fit into a tray a bit smaller than the trays at airport scanners. As there is no bag storage bring the smallest bag you can to guarantee entry.

Would you like to personalize this tour?

If you would like us to put together a bespoke tour tailored to your needs, our dedicated trip planning specialists are on hand to help you develop an experience that will be just right for you and yours.
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