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Rome: Private Guided Tour of the Colosseum and Palatine Hill

Rome: Private Guided Tour of the Colosseum and Palatine Hill

From US$ 306.41 per person

Discover the Colosseum of ancient Rome on a private tour. Step into the Colosseum’s arena, and see the first and second level, before heading to Palatine Hill for panoramic views of the Roman Forum.

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, Italian, French
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  • Hear the calls of gladiators echoing through history inside the Colosseum
  • Enjoy exclusive access to the restricted area of the arena with your guide
  • Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of Rome as you walk through the city
  • Take a trip to the Roman Forum to discover the Temple of Divus Julius
  • Experience panoramic views over the city by climbing up Palatine Hill
Full description

Enter into the legendary Colosseum of ancient Rome with your guide on a private tour. Imagine the historic gladiators who fought in the arena or become a member of the audience from the upper levels. Walk to the Roman Forum and learn about the history of Palatine Hill. This tour includes a dedicated guide to discover the Colosseum and its arena, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum

Meet your guide outside the Colosseum, admiring this feat of ancient architecture from the outside. Step into the arena itself, benefiting from exclusive access to this restricted area. Listen to stories of famous gladiators, moving up to the first and second floor of the stadium.

Leave the Colosseum and take a walk through the Roman Forum. See the ruins of ancient monuments such as the Temple of Divus Julius and the Temple of Venus and Rome.

Move on from the Forum to climb the Palatine Hill, one of the most ancient parts of Rome. See the ruins of the imperial palace and experience spectacular views over the rest of the city.

Do you want to discover more about Rome? With tour you'll also receive a complementary access to the Pope's Residence. Your tour guide will give you an introduction of your destination, and tell you stories about the many popes, as well as Roman emperors, who used to escape from the Roman summer heat. Once you've arrived at Castel Gandolfo, walk to the Papal residence where you'll receive an official audio guide. Then, enjoy a ride on the Vatican ecological open bus for an hour around the Barberini Gardens.
  • Live guide
  • Entry tickets to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill
  • Entry to the restricted area of the Arena
  • Audio headsets
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drink
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the short end of the Arch of Constantine, towards the Colosseum.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • All visitors must pass through airport-style security
  • This tour will take place rain or shine

Product ID: 412368