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Private Colosseum and Roman Forum Tour with Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off

Highlights
  • A skip-the-line tour of Rome’s ancient sites
  • Exclusive access to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Capitoline Hil
  • Save hours of waiting in line on a tour ideal for travelers with limited time 
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Private Colosseum and Roman Forum Tour with Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off
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Overview

The Colosseum, a 1st-century amphitheater, is one of Rome’s most recognizable landmarks—and it’s just as incredible inside. Breeze past the entrance lines on this skip-the-line tour, which also covers the heart of Ancient Rome. Perfect for first-time visitors, this tour allows you to tick off the Roman Forum—where you'll also skip the line—Capitoline Hill, and the world-famous gladiatorial arena even in limited time. 

What to Expect

Begin your tour with hotel pick-up before heading to Rome’s well-preserved historic center, now a UNESCO World Heritage site. Skip the lines outside the Colosseum with VIP admission tickets and step inside to marvel at the ruins of the amphitheater. Wander at your leisure while listening to stories of the ancient gladiators and wild beasts that entertained up to 60,000 spectators at a time with their gory battles.

Continue your visit of some of the world’s oldest surviving structures at the Roman Forum, the seat of ancient political power, where you'll also jump the lines. Your guide will explain the gods of the ancient world and the foundations of our Zodiac signs. Learn how the pagan festival of Saturnalia—in honor of the planet Saturn— evolved into Christmas celebrations. You’ll also visit the remains of the Temple of the Vestal Virgins, where priestesses kept alive the sacred fire of Vesta.

The tour concludes with a panoramic view of the ancient city from Capitoline Hill, the smallest and most picturesque of Rome’s legendary seven hills.

Reviews (191)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Private Colosseum tour with Paola

Paola was an amazing guide for our private tour of the Colosseum and RomanForum! She had a wealth of knowledge on the Colosseum and Roman Forum and Rome, and took her time answering our questions and expanding upon them- including those not related to the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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EyesofRomeTeam, Storyteller at Eyes of Rome, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear friend, grazie mille! I am pleased to read your kind words about this experience in Rome. If you truly enjoyed our time together, I hope I will see you soon for another rich experience. A presto, Paola

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Tours of Rome

Great private tour on a rainy day at the Rome Colosseum and Forum! Very knowledgeable tour guide made sure we understood and answered all our questions! Thank you Roberta!More

Thank CKGtravels
EyesofRomeTeam, Storyteller at Eyes of Rome, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for your appreciation and for these kind words. I was pleased to be your tour guide and I enjoyed sharing my passion for Roman history with you. There's still a lot to be seen and I would be more than happy to show...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gracie Michela! 2 excellent Private Tours to the Colosseum and Vatican Museum.

In November three of us enjoyed 2 fascinating tours in Rome with our charming guide Michela Gristina. On both days, she met us punctually at our hotel and we were happy to find she speaks excellent English. Michela's enthusiasm for her subject and her knowledge...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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EyesofRomeTeam, Storyteller at Eyes of Rome, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It was my pleasure to be your guide and I thank you very much for your comment. Having an expert to lead you in this city can make your experience easier and it enhances the interest level. There's so much to see! I am pleased...More

Reviewed 4 November 2018
Highly Recommended, Francesco Was a Great Guide!

Our guide, Francesco, took us around the outside of the colosseum and gave us a history lesson on what led to its development. Later, we made our way inside and were astounded by the building’s design - modern stadiums are very similar! Francesco’s delivery is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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EyesofRomeTeam, Storyteller at Eyes of Rome, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Ciao my friends! Thank you very much for your nice feedback, it was a pleasure to tour with you! I hope you to come back to Rome soon! A presto, Francesco

Reviewed 31 October 2018
Amazing Private Tour of the Colosseum and Forum

After having an amazing private tour of the Colosseum and Roman Forum, we will never go back to going it alone. Our guide, Michela Gristina, who I highly recommend was incredibly knowledgeable, passionate about her job, spoke excellent English and taught both myself and my...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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EyesofRomeTeam, Storyteller at Eyes of Rome, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Buongiorno and grazie mille for your lovely words! It was a pleasure to tour with you and your son, I was very happy to answer your questions and share with you the passion I feel for my job! I really hope to meet you soon...More

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Response from zmcnickle | Reviewed this property |
I would email Eyes of Rome. Our tour was 195 euros and was worth every penny. A little expensive but you definitely get your money’s worth. I can’t recommend them strongly enough.
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sehurley218
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Response from Janet H | Reviewed this property |
Hello. That sounds very high. Did you specify the amount of time for your private tour i.e. 3-4 hours, 5-6 hours, all in one area or multiple places? For our tour in April there were four of us and I think it came to... More
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Response from Wayne24 | Reviewed this property |
We didn't request that. You should check on the website to see for sure. Our tour did not include access.
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