Group size

Your group only

Language

English

Duration

2 hrs

Start times

From 8:30am to 4:30pm (hourly)

The private tour of the Colosseum and Roman Forum will transport you back in time, offering a unique opportunity to learn about the daily life of ancient Romans over 2000 years ago

 

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Access the Colosseum from the Gladiators' entrance 

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Colosseum Gladiators' privileged entrance 

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Magnificent arches of the Colosseum structure

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Learn all about the complex strucure of the Colosseum

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Private tour of the Colosseum & Roman Forum will give you an inestimable worth of knowledge 

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Discover all the buildings of the Ancient Romans' legacy inside the Roman Forum

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Discover the story and history of the Arch of Titus

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Chose the private tour and enjoy fully your visit to the Colosseum

Tour Overview

Your guide, brimming with passion, will lead you through the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill. You'll delve into the business, financial, and residential districts of ancient times, gaining insights into the habits and traditions of ancient Romans. Your guide will vividly bring to life the events and facts that marked those centuries, revealing many practices inherited by modern civilizations from the ancient Romans.

Experience a detailed exploration of one of the Seven Wonders of the World: the Colosseum. Your guide will unveil all the intricacies of this marvelous monument. Opting for a private tour allows you the opportunity to engage with your guide, asking questions and satisfying all your curiosities, as well as freedom on start time and finish…

The architecture left by the ancient Romans will captivate your full attention, and your guide will provide detailed explanations of its construction and purpose.

For a small additional fee, according to availability, we offer access to the Colosseum's underground — a labyrinthine network of tunnels and rooms beneath the arena floor, where gladiators and animals were once held before their epic battles. This is an absolute must-see! Just imagine the roaring crowds and the ground shaking beneath you as you wait to step out into the arena, a place where countless once fought for their lives. Just reach out via email or by phone to know more. 

Enjoy the freedom to visit all three sites at your own pace: The Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill.

Please Note: For those booking our Vatican morning or afternoon tour, we are pleased to offer a complimentary transfer from one monument to the other.

The whole history of the Ancient Roman Empire will be at your fingertips.

Tour Itinerary

Meeting point

Hotel pickup

The Senate / Curia

S.P.Q.R. is the most known abbreviation from Roman times. It means Senate and the Popular Assembly of Rome. The building currently still standing in the Roman Forum is the original Senate, or Curia, the original seat of the consuls and tribune. Here, as in any administrative centre, all the important decisions, regarding the government of the Empire and of the Republic, were taken.

House of the Vestals

The home of the Vestal Virgins, the chosen young girls, priestess, who took a vow of chastity and looked after the holy flame of the goddess Vesta. Today it is possible to enter the ruins of the house and gardens where the remains of some beautiful ancient statues are still standing.

Temple of Caesar

Julius Caesar was assassinated in 44 BC. His body was cremated, and on that exact spot, an altar in his memory was erected. After his death and the construction of the temple a deification of the Emperor had taken place. The remains of the Temple are still visible inside the Roman Forum between Via Sacra and the Temple of Vesta.

Colosseum

One of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Flavian Amphitheatre or Colosseum, is still standing in the heart of the Ancient Rome ruins, destination to millions of visitors every year. Its name, Colosseum, comes from a colossal statue that has been positioned on Piazza del Colosseo. The history of this magnificent building is full of spectacular gladiator games and animal hunts which were the main entertainment of the Romans in ancient times.

COLOSSEUM REGULATIONS - 18th October 2023

- Full Names of all participants wishing to take part must be provided to City Lights Tours prior to your tour.

- Names provided must match your photo IDs, which are required to enter the Colosseum. Only Passports, National ID cards and Drivers Licences accepted.

- City Lights Tours will contact you after your booking to collect the names of the participants in your group.

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Featured Highlight

Basilica of Maxentius and Constantine:

The Basilica was built in 312 AD and it has been considered the largest building in Rome. The capacity of the building was significant and it was also used as a courthouse or meeting hall. Many other buildings have been inspired by this massive construction, including particularly the old Penn Station in New York City.