Meet your guide close to the Colosseo Metro Station by 8:40am
Guided Colosseum Tour with Skip the Line tickets
Discover the centre of Ancient Rome at the Roman Forum & Palatine Hill
Enjoy free time to further explore the Roman Forum at your own pace at the end of the tour
For history buffs, Rome is essentially the dream destination. Almost every cobblestone street is alive with signs of Rome’s venerable past and incredible dynasties. Our Private Colosseum Tour offers you the chance to delve deep into one of its greatest landmarks with an intimate wander through the world-famous amphitheatre.
Led by your own private guide, this is a rare chance to get an up close and personal experience inside this truly one-of-a-kind marvel. Across this bustling half-day adventure, the tour kicks off in front of the Colosseum where your guide will describe the structure’s iconic architecture and construction. The 2000-year-old amphitheatre might see more than six million visitors each year, but when we head inside, there’s no need to worry about the long queues as our Skip the Line tickets will have you continuing on your tour without delay.
Once immersed inside the Colosseum, you’ll learn all about the epic gladiatorial battles, the underground passages, and the 36 trap doors that are hidden around the arena. Head up through the concrete and marble interior, soon you’ll step out onto the sun-drenched terraces where you can truly admire the 50,000-seat stadium. As you look down upon nearby landmarks such as the Arch of Constantine, the Roman Forum and the busy city streets below, you’ll hear about many of the fascinating historical moments that took place here.
Having explored the Colosseum, your guide will then lead you on a walk through the Roman Forum where you’ll also get to skip the line. There are highlights abound here, but some ancient wonders that you definitely shouldn’t miss include the Curia, the funeral altar of Julius Caeser, the Arch of Titus, and The House and Temples of the Vestals.
Next, you’ll take a quick stroll up Palatine Hill, which is widely accepted as the spot where Romulus established Rome. From this picturesque hillside, you’ll be able to roam the ruins of the Palace of Domitian, a three-part structure that provided lavish imperial residences across seven acres of lush greenery. As our Private Colosseum Tour comes to a close, wander the rest of the gardens and discover the lookouts that provide striking views across Rome. Don’t miss the Circus Maximus, the renowned chariot-racing stadium that entertained Roman citizens for centuries.
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