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Rome: Colosseum, Forum and Palatine Hill Private Tour

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Rome: Colosseum, Forum and Palatine Hill Private Tour

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From US$ 304.51 US$ 243.61 per group up to 2

Skip the long lines to the ancient monuments of Rome on a private 3-hour tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill. Walk in the footsteps of Roman emperors, gladiators and everyday citizens as you learn about the great empire.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 3 hours
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Skip the ticket line
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Live tour guide
English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Skip the long line to the Colosseum and imagine the gladiator spectacles
  • Walk along the Via Sacra of the Roman Forum
  • Stand on the spot where Rome was founded on Palatine Hill
  • Learn the legend of Romulus and Remus
  • Visit the ruined palaces of the Roman emperors
  • Customize your private tour to see the access areas you want to see
Full description
Travel back to the days of the Roman Republic on a 3-hour walking tour of Ancient Rome, and see the ruins of the Empire’s greatest monuments, including the Colosseum and Imperial Forum, with your own private guide. You will enjoy skip-the-line access to all sites with pre-booked reserved tickets, and tours can be tailored to visit any of the general access areas within the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Enter the Colosseum to experience first-hand the world’s most famous stadium. Imagine the scenes of ferocious battles between gladiators and exotic animals in centuries gone by. Your guide will paint a vivid portrait that brings it all to life. Next, go to Ancient Rome’s political and commercial center at the Roman Forum, and see the temple of the altar of Julius Caesar. Stroll along the original paths of the Forum to admire the astonishing remains of the Via Sacra (“Sacred Way”). End by climbing Palatine Hill, where the Roman emperors constructed their palaces. It is also here that Rome was founded, after Romulus killed his brother Remus following a quarrel. Wander through the Roman Empire’s majestic villas and gardens and experience up close where the emperors lived, ruled, and became immortal.
Includes
  • Skip-the-line entrance to all sites
  • Entrance and reservation fee to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill
  • English-speaking guide
  • Headsets if needed to hear your guide better
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • All participants who are 12 years and older must present a Green Pass that is valid in the EU and has a verifiable QR code. Valid Green Passes can be obtained by uploading either proof of vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months, a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts, or a negative antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts to the Green Pass or Covid Certificate apps
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the "Colosseo" metro station (B/Blue Line). They will be waiting wearing a blue "City Wonders" polo shirt or jacket for easy recognition. Upon exiting the turnstiles of the metro, turn right down the tiled hall to the escalator/stairs inside the metro station. At the top of the escalator, go right and up the short flight of stairs to exit. Turn left and take the stairs ahead on the left to the small, oval-shaped “square” with views of the Colosseum. This is the meeting point

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Please note that this tour involves a fair amount of walking, including hills and stairs. Comfortable shoes are recommended
  • The local supplier regrets that they are unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or any impairments requiring special assistance. They are also unable to accommodate strollers or baby carriages on group tours
  • Large bags or suitcases will not be permitted in the Colosseum or Roman Forum, and there is no cloakroom
  • From August 6th all public venues in Italy will require visitors above the age of 12 to present a COVID-19 green certificate and an ID, proving that they are fully vaccinated (with an EMA-approved vaccine), or that they have been tested (PCR or antigen) with a negative result within the last 48 hours, or that they have recovered from COVID-19.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 9 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Value for money
    5/5

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Excellent guide (very friendly and extremely competent)

We had the great pleasure of being accompanied through the highlights of ancient Rome by an extremely nice and competent guide (art historian - what more could you want!) Very knowledgeable and committed. Individual questions and needs were dealt with at all times. The tour (skipping the line) was worth every penny! Thank you again for this great afternoon!

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October 15, 2019

December 25, 2019

Engagiert, lebhaft, locker und mit höchst fundierten Kentnissen wurden wir in die antike Welt des alten Rom sowas von gut und kurzweilig mitgenommen, dass die 5 Sterne noch untertrieben scheinen. Fantastisch! Diese Führung war jeden Cent wert!

November 24, 2021

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