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Archaeological sites are normally paved with rocky terrain and there will be some light walking up the hill.
The legendary Colosseum, or Amphitheatrum Flavium, was completed in 81AD and still stands today! On our Colosseum tour, you get to explore one of the most famous monuments and stadiums ever built!
Your private guide will take you around the legendary monument, sharing remarkable Colosseum facts and stories of the bloody spectacles that once took place in this epic venue! Have your camera ready!
As part of the colosseum tour, you'll visit the largest Triumphal arch in Rome, built to honor the victory of Emperor Constantine who paved the way to Christianity.
Sitting above the Roman Forum and carved into the side of Rome’s founding hill is the place that Roman Emperors once called home. Visit Ancient Rome's most exclusive neighborhood.
It's no secret that Romans loved to be entertained, and Emperors were no exception, they just did it with more style. Your guide will take you to Emperor Domitian's own private chariot racing track!
Walk through the center of what used to be the most important city in the world, the Caput Mundi, where ruins tell stories of greatness, tragedy and heroism! This is Rome's ancient city center.
The Arch of Titus displays one of the earliest carved reliefs of the Menorah. During this part of the Colosseum tour, you will learn about the Jewish Rebellion in 70AD and its consequences.
Your guide will show you the temple where Rome's eternal flame once burned. Hear how the Vestal Virgins, whose privileges were matched with extreme sacrifices, kept this flame burning and why.
Vestals virgins were well respected in the Roman society and lived privileged lives in comparison to other women. You'll be shown their statues that stand in the garden of the temple.
Buildings that still stand in the Roman Forum remind us of some of the greatest men that ever lived, like the Temple of Antoninus and Faustina or the Senate House, where Julius Caesar had his funeral.
A building where many of the world's most important decisions at the time were made, your expert guide will tell you about the Senate House. Imagine if these walls could speak!
Once the largest building in the forum, this cathedral is a marvel of Roman architecture. Towering above all other buildings in the area, it is hard to miss!
This Temple was built in honor of Julius Caesar, where legend has it his body was burned. There is a strange feeling at these ruins and your guide will tell you Caesar's story.
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Skip the Line Colosseum Tickets
Your own Private Group Tour Experience
Ever imagined visiting the Colosseum with your very own expert guide? Well, look no further! This immersive PRIVATE Colosseum tour will make you feel like you've truly conquered this incredible site, a must when visiting Rome. This tour includes the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, as well as your very own expert guide.
Your English-speaking professional guide will set the scene of Ancient Rome as you visit this iconic structure and then walk through the epicenter of the Roman Empire.
One of the best parts of this Private Colosseum Tour, is having your very own expert guide all to yourself. All of our guides are experts in archeology and history and are extremely passionate about sites like the Colosseum. Having your own personal guide will allow you ask all the questions you like, and learn more about the parts of the Colosseum that you find the most interesting. A great experience for a couple, family, friends or solo traveler who wants the luxury of having a guide all to themselves.
Guide, Tickets & Admissions included.
Your expert guide will take your private group into this incredible amphitheatre, bringing to life the magnitude of the events that once took place in this monstrous arena. As you walk around the edge of the Colosseum over two floors, you'll be told tales and legends of what the Colosseum was used for almost 2,000 years ago!
Using a visual display book, your guide will share remarkable Colosseum facts and show you how the structure once looked in all its glory. As you reach out and touch the walls of the Colosseum, you'll learn about the life, love, death and victory that they have witnessed over the years.
Don't forget your camera! There will be plenty of opportunities for you to stop and take photos throughout your Private Colosseum Tour. Remember to ask your guide to take some photos of your group together so you have a keep sake of the time you conquered the Colosseum.
After hearing the tales and secrets that lie within the walls of the Colosseum, you will literally walk on the same roads that were once trodden upon by Julius Caesar, Augustus and many other famous characters from Rome's great history. As you exit the famous arena, you'll walk across the cobbled street and enter The Roman Forum & Palatine Hill.
You will walk through the Roman Forum, once the splendid center of the glorious Empire. Here you’ll explore ancient ruins with your private guide. You'll learn of temples, arches, palaces and churches, many of which still stand strong today, having witnessed the rise and fall of the Roman Empire centuries ago.
Your guide will then lead you up the Palatine Hill, where Romulus is said to have founded Rome and where Emperors chose to build their lavish palaces all those years ago! What was once Rome's most exclusive neighborhood, is still an incredible place to visit today. With views of Circus Maximus and down into the Forum, you won't want to miss a photo opportunity up on this hill.
By the end of your Private Colosseum tour, you'll have a great understanding of the rise and fall of the Roman Empire and all the Emperors along the way. You’ll quickly understand why this is one of the best Colosseum tours around!
At the end of your tour, you are free to remain inside the Roman Forum area and keep exploring. However, after 3 hours you might be feeling a little peckish, so be sure to check out our restaurant recommendations near the Colosseum on our Roman Foodie Blog.
After visiting the Colosseum, the Vatican is next on the list right?
Make sure you see the Sistine Chapel without the crowds on our Privileged Entrance Vatican & Sistine Chapel Tour!
There is so much to see in Rome and we don’t want you to miss anything! So, if you purchase 3 or more tours, you’ll automatically get 10% off all of them!
- "Privileged Entrance" Vatican & Sistine Chapel Tour
- Trastevere Local Rome Food Tour
- Venice Walking & Boat Tour with St Mark's Basilica
- Florence Walking Tour with David
* If there is a specific time you'd like to start your tour, please contact us by phone or email! Contact details at the bottom right of this page.** If you are trying to make a booking up to 2 weeks in advance the website may show no availability. That doesn't mean we definitely can't organise a private tour for you! Feel free to contact us and we will do our best to accommodate you.*** This tour does not include access to restricted areas such as the Dungeons, Arena Floor or Third Level.
Outside the Colosseo Metro Stop (Line B), next to a green souvenir kiosk. Your guide will be holding a sign with your name on it.
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€320 BASE PRICE
Child (6 or under)
The Roman Guy offers a full refund on Group Tour cancellations made more than 72 hours prior to your tour taking place. Cancellations made within 72 hours of your tour taking place cannot be refunded but we will do our best to accommodate you on another tour or date, pending availability.
The Roman Guy offers a full refund on Private Tour cancellations made more than 7 days prior to your tour taking place. Cancellations made within 7 days of your tour taking place cannot be refunded but we will do our best to accommodate you on another tour or date, pending availability.
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We took the extended tour of the Colosseum, with lower and upper levels, and the Palatine Hill. It was the best tour we took in Rome. Elaine, our tourWe took the extended tour of the Colosseum, with lower and upper levels, and the Palatine Hill. It was the best tour we took in Rome. Elaine, our tour guide, was incredible: knowledge, humor, insights, nice loud voice and a great sense of the group! Our family was seven people, three generations, ages 8 to 74. And she met all our needs!! The information was superb, pacing perfect, putting us in the shade when possible (it was 95 degrees) and keeping it lively with stories and asides for the younger set. She became our yardstick for measuring all other guides and no one else was her equal. So glad we booked!!..more
The tour is professionally run by knowledgeable guides. Our tour took us to the floor of the Colosseum and and below then up to the top reaches of theThe tour is professionally run by knowledgeable guides. Our tour took us to the floor of the Colosseum and and below then up to the top reaches of the outer walls. We got great details of the Palatine Hill so we could understand the scope and importance of the site. There is much more to Palatine Hill than I thought. Walking the roman forum is taking a step back in time, If you listen carefully you can hear the echos of footsteps from two thousand years ago.
Finding the tour was quick and easy. Carry water in the summer. It can get hoot...more
I thought spending a bit extra and going with a private tour was sooooo worth it. Elaine really brought the Colosseum alive for us.
We wanted to take a private tour of the Colosseum because we aren't the best with groups and this one was great. The guide was cool, laid back and coWe wanted to take a private tour of the Colosseum because we aren't the best with groups and this one was great. The guide was cool, laid back and completely noticed what we were interested in and not interested in. She covered all the main history and important dates, but noticed we were more interested in the gladiator fights and behind the scenes gossip and just went in that direction. It was amazing. I wish she didn't have another tour after or else we would have went to drinks. Private tours are great and I recommend asking for a discount as they'll do it if you buy multiple! ..more