• Private Tour
  • Semi-Private

Skip the Lines Ancient Rome & Colosseum Private Tour

See the best of Ancient Rome and learn about the 3000 year history of the Eternal City. In the company of a guide who is an expert in history and archaeology, you will visit sites such as the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.

Availability: Monday – Sunday
Group Size: Just you and your tour guide!
Duration: 3 Hours

What’s Included: Skip the line tickets for the Colosseum, Forum & Palatine Hill (optional), expert guide who speaks fluent English, high spec headsets that enable you to explore your surroundings

  • Enjoy exclusive access to the Colosseum & Roman Forum with your own local expert guide
  • Immerse yourself in the daily life of ancient Romans in the Roman Forum
  • Take in the stunning views from Palatine Hill

This tour begins with a visit to the most famous monument of Ancient Rome – the Colosseum. Enjoy skip the line entry with your personal guide to the Colosseum and Roman Forum

Your guide will set the scene and transport you back in time to the lively atmosphere of Ancient Rome. Your guide will explain the history of the monument and the amazing feats that took place there – all while you stand on the same spot as emperors, gladiators and the Roman mobs that packed the Colosseum.

From here, your guide will take you through the Roman Forum, which was the center of politics as well as public life in Ancient Rome. Your guide will show you how Romans spent their daily lives coming and going from the Forum. The highlight of this tour point is your guide taking you to the areas in which notable historical events took place – including Julius Caesar’s funeral, when Marc Antony delivered his famous eulogy.

Base Price (2 people)385
Additional Adult50
Additional Child (ages 3-17) *30
Infant (ages 0-2) *Free

* Ages refer to on the day of the tour, and all participants must have a photographic ID to present upon request (photocopies and electronic devices are accepted)

Want a longer tour? 

Select the number of additional hours you would like to add to your tour time; for a more detailed itinerary, to add more sites to your tour, or to simply enjoy the tour at a slower pace. 

Our Customer Service Team will be happy to discuss options for adding on sites to this tour with you – simply email, chat or call and we will work with you to create the perfect tour itinerary for you!

Fee per Additional Hour: €75

Ancient Rome: Colosseum Arena, Palatine Hill & Roman Forum 
Semi-Private Tour 

In semi-private groups of no more than 10 people, walk in the footsteps of gladiators and Roman emperors on this tour of Ancient Rome with skip-the-line tickets to the Colosseum, Palatine Hill & Roman Forum, skipping the long lines to the Colosseum.

Complete your semi-private tour with a walk along the Sacred Way (Via Sacra) as you immerse yourself in the vivid Roman history that surrounds you.

Availability: Monday – Sunday

Group Size: Semi Private Tour (Max 10)  

Departure Time: 8:30am

Check In Closes: 15 minutes prior to departure time

Duration: 3 Hours. 

What’s Included: Skip the line tickets, exclusive access to the Colosseum, Palatine Hill & Roman Forum, expert guide who speaks fluent English, high spec headsets that enable you to explore your surroundings without missing anything.

  • Guaranteed maximum group size of only 10 people, making for a more interactive and relaxing tour experience.
  • Enjoy exclusive access to the Colosseum, Palatine Hill & Roman Forum with an expert guide – all before the crowds arrive!
  • Immerse yourself in the daily life of ancient Romans in the Roman Forum.
  • Stroll along the Via Sacra – the setting for victorious Roman generals’ triumph parades, religious festivals and day-to-day travel in Ancient Rome.
  • Take in all the sights with a maximum of 9 fellow Rome-lovers in your group.

Semi-Private Tour: Maximum 10 people. Average group size usually around 6-8 people.

CategoryTour Fee per person
Child (ages 3-17) *50
Infant (ages 0-2) *Free

* Ages refer to on the day of the tour, and all participants must have a photographic ID to present upon request (photocopies and electronic devices are accepted)

Let the bustling ambience of Ancient Rome overcome you on this semi-private tour of the Colosseum & Roman Forum. With just 10 spaces available, your  tour starts at times that are designed to beat the crowds and the heat, and enables you to enjoy the most popular Rome attractions with a private tour feel without the price tag.

Tour of the Colosseum

Your tour will begin at the Colosseum, taking full advantage of the early morning shade provided by the Colosseum – there won’t be any later on in the day, so this is the best time to visit! A quick security check and you’re into this iconic monument to Ancient Rome.

Once you’re inside the Colosseum, you can fully explore the arena where gladiators and animals fought to the death for the entertainment of bloodthirsty Romans citizens and their megalomaniac emperors. Your guide will tell you fascinating stories about these events, and dispel some popular mistruths along the way. 

Being the first people into the Colosseum for the day gives you stunning views of the arena and an overview of Rome city – just remember to bring your camera!

Tour of the Palatine Hill & Roman Forum

The Palatine Hill was home to the wealthiest of Rome’s noble citizens during the time of the Republic, and later exclusively home to the Emperor. Today we can still see remains of some of the imperial palace’s greatest self-indulgences, with its own interior stadium for the entertainment of guests still very visible for example. 

In addition to walking among the ruins of the imperial palaces, you will also walk among the beautiful botanical gardens that have been maintained there in more recent times. You will also enjoy marvellous views and photo opportunities, over the Circus Maximum on one side, and the Roman Forum on the other.

The Roman Forum was the center of Roman life in ancient times – the Roman Forum. Here politics, business, state funerals and military parades all took center stage. Today, you can still see the wall on which famous orators such as Cicero and Marc Antony made their greatest speeches to the Roman public. Friends, Romans, Countrymen – lend me your ears!

Your guide will take you to the site of Caesar’s funeral, which is still honored every year on his anniversary (the Ides of March) by proud Romans, who leave flowers at the spot believed to be where his pyre was burned.

After explaining the ruins of the temples, triumphal arches and other monuments that are still visible today in the Roman Forum, you can exit with your guide or choose to remain to look around further by yourself in the forum and the Palatine Hill.