You'll want to fill it up, when you learn about our world famous Colosseum Underground Tour!
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 expert guide will take you around the legendary monument, show you the best photo opportunities and tell you the stories of the bloody spectacles that once took place in this epic venue!
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 ancient Forum remind us of some of the greatest men that ever lived, like the Temple of Antoninus & 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 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.
PASSIONATE LOCAL ENGLISH SPEAKING GUIDE
YOUR OWN PRIVATE GROUP WITH PERSONAL GUIDE
SKIP THE LINE VIP ADMISSION INCLUDED
The Colosseum is a must when visiting Rome and this immersive PRIVATE tour will make you feel like you've really conquered this incredible site. You'll tour the Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill.
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. A great experience for a couple, family, friendly or solo traveler who wants the luxury of having a guide all to themselves. Guide, Tickets & Admissions included.
Your guide will take your private group into this incredible amphitheatre and help bring 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 show you how the structure once looked in all its glory. As you reach out and touch the walls of the Colosseum, you'll get to learn about the life, love, death and victory that these walls 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.
Roman Forum & Palatine Hill
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, and explore ancient ruins with your guide. You'll learn of temples, arches palaces and churches, many of which still standing strong today, that have 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, 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 fo the Roman Empire and all the emperors along the way.
After 3 hours you might be feeling a little peckish. You are free to remain inside the Roman Forum area, but if pizza is too tempting then see our restaurant recommendations near the Colosseum on our Roman Foodie Blog.
Have you booked your Vatican Tour yet? Make sure you see the Sistine Chapel without the crowds on a Privileged Entrance Vatican & Sistine Chapel Tour! If you are purchasing 3 or more tours, then see our DEALS page for discounted combination packages!
* 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
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What to Bring
Child (6 or under)
Don’t want to test yourself with public transportation in Rome? Choose an add-on transfer! A taxi is a less-expensive option, but for a convenient and luxury door-to-door experience, add our private climate controlled transportation from your hotel located in the city center to the meeting point of the tour.
Same as above. -$73.00
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The Roman Guy offers a 95% refund on 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.
5 / 5
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