Colosseum & Imperial Forums

Private tour

Exclusive Guided Tour with quick access to the Colosseum

This tour includes entrance to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. This exciting guided tour will show you the greatest archaeological treasures of Ancient Rome. With a private guide, you'll tour one of the most important archaeological areas to be found anywhere in the world: the Roman Forum and the emblem of the Roman Empire's grandeur, the Colosseum.

Availability
Availability

Every day, except December 25, January 1, and dates with free entrance, not bookable.

Quick Access
Quick Access

Skip the line ticket to the Colosseum is included.

Ticket by email
Ticket by email

get your voucher by email

Duration
Duration

Approx. 3 hours

Telephone Assistance
Telephone Assistance

+39 055 2670402
(Mon-Fri 8:30 am -6:30 pm/ Sat-Sun 8:30 am -4:30 pm)

Electronic voucher
Electronic voucher

Electronic voucher, voucher on mobile phone or tablet voucher accepted.

Language
Language

 Visitor's choice from options provided on the booking form.

Description of your booking

This tour lasts about 3 hours. The tour itinerary can be personalized according to any visitors’ special request.
The standard schedule usually includes a deep visit of the Colosseum with an interior visit of the monument (hypogeum section is never included), the Roman Forum, the Arch of Titus and the Arch of Constantine and on request the Palatine Hill. The Palatine Museum is not included in this tour. On request it is possible to include the Palatine as well. In this case, Palatine museum ticket has to be paid on site in cash.
This tour will introduce you to Rome's ancient history and the beauty of its monuments.
The sites you will visit on this tour have a long, rich history. Their excellent state of conservation make these archaeological remains of incomparable value.
In Roman times, emperors were considered full-fledged divinities. This meant that incredible works of art were built for them. and these monuments today continue to amaze thousands of tourists. impressing not only for their size but for the purposes for which they were designed.
The Colosseum is one of the most famous and important buildings in the world, and it is Rome's truest icon.
This is the first stop on the tour led by our expert guide.
Book your visit online. You will receive an email with a copy of your online order and then only later your ticket.
If you order after 6:00 pm in the evening (Rome time), you must wait for the next morning to receive your ticket or our message which will inform you when you will receive the ticket.

What is included

What is included

- One entrance to the Colosseum and one entrance to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
- Quick Access to the Colosseum
- Official guide
- Guided tour
- Access to the First and Second Tier of the Colosseum

What is not included

What is not included

- Acces to the Underground Area and the Arena
- Access to the Third, Fourth and Fifth Tier
- Quick Access to the Roman Forum
- Access to the Palatine Museum

*IMPORTANT

Please arrive on time at the meeting point to meet your guide. Please consider the tour includes quick access to the Colosseum at a booked time. Entrance time to the Colosseum must be respected.

Prices

The tour price can be calculated on line selecting the date of the tour, number of participants and language.
If there are children 6-17 years old, please select the reduced price ticket. Children under 5 years old are free. No reservation is required in this case.

Cancellation policy

From booking to 4 working days before the tour date, the cancellation fee is 30% of the total price of the tour.
For cancellations communicated to Italy Travels 3 or fewer working days prior to the day of the tour, the cancellation penalty applied is the full amount of the tour (100% of the total price), i.e. there is no right to any refund.
This cancellation policy will be applied proportionally for partial cancellations for groups based on the number of participants in a tour.

When

Visitor's choice from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. In Winter time 9:00-1:00 pm.

Where

Instructions to meet your guide are printed on the voucher that will be sent by email to confirm booking and vary based on the type of booking.
Piazza del Colosseo - Rome
Metro: Line B Colosseo Stop
Bus: n.75 - 81 - 673 - 175 - 204
Tram: no. 3

Useful info

Backpacks, suitcases, or large bags may not be brought in the sites.
The ticket allows you to access to each site only once.
The time given with the booking is for the Colosseum.
You must go through security checks at the metal detectors. The wait for these mandatory procedures cannot be avoided.
Do not forget to bring a valid identification card or valid passport (one per person).
Inside the Colosseum, you can purchase an audio guide for an additional €6. The audio guide is available in English, Italian, French, Spanish, German, Japanese, Chinese, Arabic, and Portuguese. If you want to book a ticket with audio guide and quick access, click here TICKET FOR THE COLOSSEUM WITH AUDIO GUIDE

For safety reasons, the Colosseum can hold a maximum of 3,000 people at a time. This rule may cause delays in entering the site even for booked visitors. As such, the end client's entry to the site at the booked time cannot be guaranteed.
Italy Travels is not responsible for any partial closure of rooms, itinerary changes, cancellations or delays in entry due to force meajure, adverse weather, personnel strikes, or decisions made by the management of the museum or the Superintendency.

Handicapped visitors
Disabled People and one accompanying person enter free and pay only the guided service. Documents attesting disability will be asked at the entrance. In this case please contact our customer care assistance to get an estimate.

Our guides in Rome & Tour Description

Italy Travels tour guides staff is represented by licensed guides of great experience and high level of professionalism, competence and excellence on their job. All Italy Travels guides are authorized by the provincial administration of Rome and most of them are art historians and teachers in art subjects.
All guided tours organized by Italy Travels always include pre-reserved museum tickets when museum tours are included in the tour itinerary. In this way visitors avoid waisting time waiting in line in front of museums ticket offices.

Our professional licensed guide will focus completely on you and your needs for three hours. When we go inside the Colosseum — the Flavian Amphitheater — we immediately grasp the power and grandeur that the emperors wanted to impress on the people of Rome. Inside, your guide will tell you about the Colosseum's architecture. Your guide will also detail its long, many-parted history. You will be shown the monument's many varied spaces and areas and hear how they were used.

The tour will continue to the Roman Forum, once Ancient Rome's main center. This area was key to Rome's culture, economy, and administration. You will tour the Roman Forum strolling through its many ruins, some very well preserved. Your guide will tell you how the Forum was arranged and how it looked in the times of Ancient Romans.

Two arches particularly amaze for their majesty in the Forum, just a few steps from the Colosseum: the Arch of Constantine and the Arch of Titus. These two monuments' sculptural qualities show us the stylistic changes through the eras. A triumphal arch's key purpose was to celebrate victories, trophies, and conquests of the emperor they were built for. Both arches are lavishly decorated with bas-reliefs of great artistic quality depicting scenes of war and triumph.

Next, your tour to discover Ancient Rome comes to the Palatine Hill, a significant site for Rome's origins, as It was here that the first huts were built where the future capital's very first inhabitants lived.
This amazing tour is definitely not to be passed up if you want to truly get to know the Eternal City!