Tours & activities by Historvius from Viator

Skip the Line Private Tour: Ancient Rome and Colosseum Art History Walking Tour

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  • Location: Rome, Italy
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3731COLOSSEUM_P
Explore the Colosseum and Forum in style on a private walking tour with an art expert, and skip the queues for the Colosseum and Palatine Hill. Accompanied by your own private guide who specializes in art history, you'll enjoy personalized attention on your special private tour of the Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum without wasting time waiting in line.

Highlights

  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Skip the line
  • All entrance fees included
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
Your three-hour private walking tour begins atop the Colle Oppio with a panoramic view of the Roman Forum and Colosseum, Rome's most recognizable landmark. From here you will skip the long lines with special access to the Colosseum.

Once inside the Colosseum, you will hear about the amphitheater's bloody past as you listen to tales of gladiators, mock sea-battles and executions. After a brief rest at the Arch of Constantine, you will arrive at the Palatine Hill, the most famous of the seven hills of Rome. From here you can admire the magnificent views of the Roman Forum and Nero's Circus Maximus where chariot races were held.

The last stop on your private walking tour is a stroll along the Via Sacra or 'Sacred Way', the main path through the Roman Forum that was used for triumphal processions.

This in-depth private tour of the Colosseum and Roman Forum is hosted by an English-speaking guide specializing in art history. Please list any special interests you have (art, architecture, history, culture) at the time of booking to alert your guide, so they can prepare for your private tour.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Tour departs near the Colosseum.
Duration:
3 hours (approx.)
Return Details:
Concludes at Roman Forum, near Piazza Venezia and Capitoline Hill

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10am Departure
Code: EN1000

Departs at 10:00am. Arrive at strictly 9:45am.

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3pm Departure
Code: EN1500

Departs at 3:00pm. Arrive at strictly 2:45pm.

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Skip the Line Private Tour: Ancient Rome and Colosseum Art History Walking Tour

Skip the Line: Private Ancient Rome and Colosseum Walking Tour
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Inclusions:
  • Guided private walking tour (3 hours) with commentary
  • Skipping the entrance line to the Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum
  • Entrance and reservations fees
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 24 hours, subject to availability
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
  • Important: Please note that large bags/backpacks/suitcases are not permitted in the Colosseum and Roman Forum. Only very small bags are allowed. Please do not bring these items with you on the day of your tour as there are no cloakrooms at the Colosseum
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Mark P, June 2015

Outstanding tour and tour guide. Extremely educational and enjoyable.
Highly recommend this one!

Reviewed by: James G, June 2015

We had a great tour of the colosseum, forum and palatine hill with a private guide booked through Viator. Our guide whose name I unfortunately can't remember was a PhD in archaeology who had worked on some of the areas nearby so she was a real wealth of knowledge! The check-in process was flawless although on first glance it looked like kindof a nightmare with all the people waiting in line!, and we waited just a couple minutes to check in , then we were handed off directly to our guide with no other delays! Based on this tour, I would book again with this company without hesitation.

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Tour code: 3731COLOSSEUM_P