Private Tour

Colosseum and Ancient Rome Private Tour

Art & History
Duration: 3 hours
Languages: EN, ES, ZH, RU

Skip the line and travel back through time as you visit the archaeological wonders of Ancient Rome! On this 3-hour ancient Rome private walking tour you enter Colosseum and dive into the archaeological core of the city from the Roman Forum to the Palatine Hill. Ancient Roman culture, history and traditions come to life in the company of one of our licensed local guides.

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

What to Expect

Relive the glorious days of the Roman Empire on this ancient Rome private tour introducing you to the city’s most famous tourist attractions. Hear fascinating stories, anecdotes and interesting inside information from your expert guide. Your guide will take you inside the iconic Colosseum, across to the Roman Forum and up the Palatine Hill for an in-depth look into what was once the beating heart of the Empire.


Start the ancient Rome private tour visiting the Colosseum, where your guide describes the dramatic history of one of the largest amphitheaters of the world. Marvel at its grandiosity filled with tales from the past. Hear about the intriguing and terrifying events which took place inside this famous arena, where gladiators and wild animals fought to the death to entertain Emperors and roaring crowds.


Travel back in time almost 3,000 years, into the trades of the Roman Forum. Once the heart and soul of the city, the Roman Forum was home to markets, shops and temples. Visiting the ancient markets and spellbinding temples, you will walk in the footsteps of Julius Caesar, come to the site of his memorial and learn where and why he was murdered.


For a fascinating finale to your ancient Rome private tour, discover the majestic ruins at the Palatine Hill. Located just south of the Forum, the Palatine Hill is both the oldest inhabited area of the city and the site of crumbling emperor’s palaces, reaching the height of opulence under the reign of Domitian. Enjoy the ruins in their lush setting, allow yourself to be enveloped by the bewitching atmosphere of a lost world: that of Rome’s birthplace.


  • Colosseum: 1st and 2nd tiers
  • Arch of Constantine
  • Roman Forum
  • Arches of Titus
  • Arch of Septimius Severus
  • Temple of Caesar
  • Palatine Hill

What Is Included

  • Private licensed professional local guide
  • Tickets & reservation fees for skip the line access to the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill with pre-reserved entry time

What Is Not Included

  • Transportation
  • Underground level of the Colosseum
  • Food & drinks
  • Tips (optional)
  • Anything not expressly mentioned as included

Meeting Point

At an easy to find location near the entrance to the Colosseum. Full details provided upon booking.

Important Information

  • This private tour is available on request any day except on Good Friday pm (the Colosseum closes at 1pm), January 1, June 2 and December 25.
  • 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.
  • Mandatory Covid-19 Rules – Traveler Requirements starting from August 6, 2021 until further notice:
    All participants who are over 6 years old are required to bring and wear a facemask.
    In accordance with government guidelines, during the service all participants must maintain a safety distance of 1 meter from other people.
    All participants who are over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 15 days before the activity starts, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative Covid-19 PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts.
    All participants who are over 12 years old must bring and present a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver’s license, etc.) matching the vaccination or test results.
    Those who will not present the required documents will not be entitled to any credit or refund. For more information about how the ru les may apply to you, read here or consult the Italian embassy in your country.

Good to Know

  • Due to the security regulations of the Colosseum, all members of your party must bring and 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 storage facilities visitors with larger purses or bags will not be allowed to enter. To avoid possible denied entry, we strongly suggest traveling light and leave any unnecessary belongings at the hotel.
  • The itinerary includes uneven terrain and steps. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes.
  • 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 opportunities to quench your thirst on the tour.
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this ancient Rome private tour is not suitable for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair.

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
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  • Tour Voucher
    Within two business days of payment, we will email you a voucher with all the booking details. 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?

We've specifically designed a different version of this ancient Rome private tour for families. Please see our Kid Friendly Ancient Rome Colosseum Tour.

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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