Beautiful view of the Colosseum
View of the Roman Forum
tour guide with tourists inside the colosseum
View of the Palatine Hill
beautiful couple taking a picture in inside the Colosseum
Skip the Line

Private Colosseum & Ancient Rome Tour with Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

(119 Reviews)
3 h.
Every day
Several Departure Times

  • Skip the Line Access to the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • Your own dedicated, expert English-speaking Rome tour guide
  • Audio headsets for groups over seven people
  • Flexible timing so you can spend more time in the sites that appeal to you

Tour Description

What's Included

  • Expert, English-speaking tour guide
  • Intimate private experience
  • Skip the Line Access to the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill entrance ticket and reservation fee
  • Headsets when appropriate, so you can always hear your guide
  • Gratuities

Sites Visited

  • Colosseum
  • Palatine Hill including view of Circus Maximus, and the Roman Forum/“Via Sacra"

Visiting the Colosseum is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that stays with visitors for a long time after they’ve returned home. Make the best of your bucket-list day with your own private tour, spending time at the sites that interest you most and finding answers to all your questions.

For three hours your dedicated English-speaking guide will lead you around the three major sights of Ancient Rome – the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. As experts in their field, our Rome tour guides are the perfect people to lead your Colosseum adventure, telling you the stories that bring the stones to life. Hear about the Emperors who built, burned and rebuilt the Colosseum; debunk popular myths about the mighty gladiators (many of whom chose this profession!); and learn about some unlikely uses for an amphitheater that once held 82,000 Ancient Romans.

With our guides on hand to answer all of your questions and tell you the stories and legends you’d never hear otherwise, you’ll get more from an hour in the Colosseum than you could in an entire day with a guidebook. But if you’d rather spend more than an hour here, be our guest!

We have Skip the Line Access not just at the Colosseum, but also at the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill – which is exactly where you’re going next. While the Colosseum may be the biggest draw card in Ancient Rome, the Palatine Hill is more important from a historic and archaeological point of view, as the birthplace of this mighty empire. Here you’ll hear about the abandoned boys raised by a she-wolf, and see the foundations of ancient palaces.

The Roman Forum is the most telling of all the ruins. This was the heart of Ancient Rome, home to its moneylenders, stores, political rallies and the famous Via Sacra – ‘The Sacred Way’, once marched by victorious Roman armies on their return home. Here your guide will unravel some of the most interesting tales of Ancient Rome. Stories of the rise and fall of Caesar or the Vestal Virgins who were endowed with the power to choose life or death for condemned men.

While the Colosseum is undoubtedly a highlight of any tour, it’s only a fraction of the full picture. Dig a little deeper with your own expert guide, rebuilding the great empire of Rome from the ground up on our Private Colosseum Tours – perfect for that once-in-a-lifetime visit.

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A City Wonders tour is the product of meticulous research, detailed planning, and a passion for providing customers with travel experiences they will cherish forever.

With City Wonders it's not just facts, our passionate guides tell you the stories that bring the sights to life.

  • All of our guides are experts in their field
  • We only hire fluent English-speakers so nothing is ever lost in translation
  • We focus on the little details and anecdotes that make City Wonders so special