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Best 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 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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Best 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: James H, August 2015

We were 2 couples and this was superb. Our guide, Angela, a local, was brilliant. She was easy to understand, helpful and friendly and open to what we wanted to see with excellent suggestions. We entered the Colosseum quickly through the express lane, despite there being long queues patiently waiting to get in.
She took us from the Colosseum to Palatine Hill and then the Forum. We found it a great way to see what we did as our stay in Rome was limited. With just 4 in the group, we moved far more quickly then we would have with a larger group. We are very happy we chose this way of seeing Ancient Rome

Reviewed by: Michael H, July 2015

This tour was outstanding! Our tour guide, Irene, was an expert, having majored in art history at the university. During our walk, she helped us understand how the history of the area helped shape the present, and helped us imagine what it must have been like when the gladiatorial games were held in the Colosseum and the Caesars and Cleopatra, for example, walked the same paths we were. We did indeed manage to skip the lines with her help. This tour is a super value for anyone wanting to make the most of their Rome trip. I highly recommend it.

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