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Ancient Rome & Colosseum Arena 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. Includes entry to the arena floor through the famous “Gladiator’s Gate”.

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, exclusive access to the Colosseum through the Gladiator’s Gate, expert guide who speaks fluent English, high spec headsets that enable you to explore your surroundings

Optional Extras: 

Choose between the options below to add some special extras to your private Ancient Rome Tour:

Option 1: Historic Centre Walk

Option 2: VIP Colosseum Underground

Option 3: VIP Colosseum Top Tiers

  • Enjoy exclusive access to the Colosseum & Roman Forum with your own local expert guide
  • Imagine life as a gladiator, with entry to the arena floor through the famous “Gladiator’s Gate”.
  • 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. With our special reservations – available only to accredited tour operators – you will enjoy entry with your personal guide to the arena floor through the famous “Gladiator’s Gate”, skipping the long lines waiting outside. From the arena, you will be able to truly imagine life as a gladiator, as you look up at the spectator areas surrounding you. 

Your tour will continue in the general access areas, where 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 arena 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.

Next stop is the Palatine Hill, which has strong connections to the founding of Rome almost 3000 years ago. It eventually became the home to the nobility of the Roman Republic before becoming the site on which the palaces of the Roman Emperors would be built. The ruins of these eras can still be seen today, as the modern archaeological leaders continue to make new and exciting discoveries – even to this day.

Walk on the same pathways as Julius Caesar and get the complete guide to Ancient Rome’s wealthiest citizens as your make your way to the top of Palatine Hill. Here, you’ll have awe-inspiring views of the Forum and Colosseum as your tour guide lets you in on the secrets of the rich and famous, as your meander your way through the ruins of their extravagant villas.

This is one of the most popular Colosseum tours we offer and due to the access to special areas it always fills up quickly – so book early to avoid disappointment!

  • Base Price (2 pax) €425
  • Additional Adults €35
  • Additional Children* €25

* Children are aged up to and including the age of 17 (photo ID may be requested at meeting point).

Choose between the options below to add some special extras to your private Ancient Rome Tour:

Option 1: Historic Centre Walk

Option 2: VIP Colosseum Underground

Option 3: VIP Colosseum Top Tiers

 

Option 1: Historic Centre Walk

On this stroll through Rome’s historic centre you will cross paths with locals going about their busy days, while you visit some of the most important emblems of the city.

The Pantheon is the oldest-surviving temple from Imperial Rome, standing un-restored for over 18 centuries.

Piazza Navona is Rome’s most elongated piazza and also its most ornate – with decorative fountains and a church from the baroque era. It also hides a delightful surprise beneath it!

The Trevi Fountain is probably Rome’s most iconic fountain and is a must-see for those with romance in their hearts! This monument also has a surprising connection to Rome’s ancient past.

The Spanish Steps complete this visit to the historic center of Rome and provides yet another opportunity for a special photograph.

Duration: 1.5 hours

Fee: €50 per person 

Option 2: VIP Colosseum Underground

Add a visit to the VIP Colosseum Underground & Arena Floor, and imagine what life as a Roman gladiator was like. 

With the special reservation, only you and your private tour guide will access the arena floor together, where you will stand where the gladiators stood 2000 years ago, before going below the arena to the underground, to see the ingenious methods used by the Roman engineers to hoist caged animals, elevators and even stage props up to the arena level, from the “backstage area” hidden beneath the floor.

Duration: 45 minutes

Fee: €50 per person 

Option 3: VIP Colosseum Top Tiers

Add a visit to the VIP Top Tiers – 3rd, 4th and 5th – to enjoy the amazing scenic views of the internal structure of the Colosseum, and also of the Roman skyline as seen from the monument.

You will also get a wonderful impression of what it would have been like to be a spectator of the games from this height, with the aid of the insight of your tour guide.

Duration: 45 minutes

Fee: €35 per person

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