Private Colosseum and Roman Forum Tour with Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off

Duration: 3 hours
Destination: Italy, Lazio, Rome
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  • 3 hours
  • Rome
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Leave the crowds behind and with your Skip-the-line Tickets visit the Colosseum, one of the most amazing attractions that survives from the ancient world, and the Roman Forum, the political heart of Ancient Rome with a 3-hour private tour. Standard Itinerary includes: Colosseum and Roman Forum.

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • Skip the line
  • Hotel pickup included
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Family friendly
  • Instant Confirmation

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Colosseum, Piazza del Colosseo, 00184 Rome Italy

Visit the Colosseum, one of the largest structures of the ancient world, where Romans once gathered to watch the gladiator games, battles with wild beasts, and according to legend, sea battles. Discover how the Colosseum, a massive stone amphitheater which seated an estimated 60,000 spectators, was built in only 8 years. Your guide will unlock fascinating stories of the design and construction, the political benefit, the fighters, and the eventual end of the games at the Colosseum.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Roman Forum, Piazza Santa Maria Nova, 53, 00186 Rome Italy

At the Roman Forum, your guide will bring to life the mythology, the popular celebrations of the time, and the gods of ancient Rome, which are reflected in the star signs in contemporary astrology. Learn how the pagan holiday Saturnalia influenced the unfolding of Christmas on the 25th of December today. Listen to the story of the Lapis Niger (Latin for ‘black stone’), the most ancient Latin text ever discovered in the world - which is housed in the foundation of a column in the Forum.

Discover the Temple of the Vestal Virgins. They worked in the temple for a period of 30 years under different emperors and were regarded almost as goddesses in status. Their foremost duty was maintaining the sacred fire of Vesta which represented the heart of Rome. As legend has it - as long as the sacred flame burned, Rome would endure and be victorious.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Arco di Costantino, Via di San Gregorio, 00186 Rome Italy

Admire the view of the most important Triumphal Arch of Rome dedicated to the Famous Emperor Costantine.

This Arch represents a turning point of the Roman History and Art, a dividing line between the rise of the Christians and the decline of the Roman Empire.


Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Palatine Hill, Piazza Santa Maria Nova, 53, 00186 Rome Italy

The significance of Palatine Hill is that it was here that Rome (and hence the whole of the Roman Empire) was founded under the direction of Romulus. The Palatine Hill is the site of the Lupercal Cave where folklore says the twins Romulus and Remus were found by the she-wolf Lupa (symbol of Rome) who raised them.

In later years, the hill became a residential district attracting the nobility. It was also believed that the air was cleaner at the top of the hill, and the nobility were less likely to catch the diseases of the poorer classes at the bottom. In time, however, the area gave way to imperial palaces and drew the famous such as Caligula (murdered here by members of his Praetorian Guard) and Nero.

Pass By: Tempio di Vesta, Via Sacra Roman Forum, 00186 Rome Italy

The Temple of Vesta (Latin Aedes Vestae; Italian: Tempio di Vesta) is an ancient edifice in Rome, Italy, located in the Roman Forum near the Regia and the House of the Vestal Virgins. The temple's most recognizable feature is its circular footprint. Since the worship of Vesta began in private homes, the architecture seems to be a reminder of its history. The extant temple used Greek architecture with Corinthian columns, marble, and a central cella. The remaining structure indicates that there were twenty Corinthian columns built on a podium fifteen meters in diameter. The roof probably had a vent at the apex to allow smoke release.

Pass By: Piazza del Colosseo, 00184 Rome Italy

You will walk along this Piazza in order to access the Colosseum and the Roman Forum.

Nothing was added from the time of the Roman Empire, what you see, is more or less the view that the romans had in the past.

Pass By: Foro di Cesare, Via dei Fori Imperiali, 00100 Rome Italy

The Forum of Caesar (in Latin, Forum Iulium) is a forum which is part of the so-called Imperial Forums in Rome, where the first forum of this complex to be built.

The construction began at 54 a. C., and was finished at 29 a. C. by Augustus. While the Forum of Caesar, underwent some renovations in time of Trajan and the year after the fire 283 d. C.

Julio Cesar spent huge sums of money made in the campaign of Gaul (60 million sesterces as Cicero, according to Suetonius 100 million) to buy the land and expropriate private and demolish the buildings they occupied the area, and had also relocated to the Curia hostility and faces.

Julio Cesar sent instructed Cicero buy land that would serve to build the forum. Roman law had such power that even the emperors could go over the contracts.

Pass By: Via dei Fori Imperiali, 00186 Rome Italy

Admire the view of the famous Via dei Fori Imperiali, projected under the Government of Mussolini.

Pass By: Eyes of Rome, Via Germanico 101, 00192 Rome Italy

For further information on the itinerary, please contact us
+39 06 45 503 948.

Inclusions
  • Private Walking Tour
  • Professional Licensed Blue Badge Tour Guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off via Uber/Taxi (centrally located hotels - within Aurelian Walls)
  • Skip-the-line Tickets
  • Entry/Admission - Colosseum
  • Entry/Admission - Roman Forum

Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with mobility issues or those using a wheelchair
  • Be prepared to climb uneven steps and explore an archaeological site - wear good shoes. Anticipate Rome's intense heat in the summer - you may want to bring a small umbrella to block the sun as well as unexpected, sudden rainfall
  • Please be aware that to enter the Colosseum it is necessary to pass a metal detector security check
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Departure Point

Province of Rome, Province of Rome, Lazio

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up from hotel if centrally located (within the Aurelian Walls)


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

3 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Image - 30 Sep 2019 -

Shelley F

valentina was so helpful in bringing the ancient site alive to us. So much better than tromping around in a group.

Image - 09 Sep 2019 -

Shannon M

This was definitely a highlight of our time spent in Rome. Valentina was a phenomenal guide (and it was hot!!), she engaged our teens and made for a wonderful few hours at the Colosseo and Forum.
We had been to the Colosseum on a very rushed group tour the year before, we saw and learned so much more. Worth every penny and will only be doing private tours from this point forward.
Thank you for such a wonderful tour.

Image - 05 Aug 2019 -

Julio S

We really enjoyed our tour even thought this was just after our arrival to Rome. Our tour guide was fun, well informed and easy going to follow.

Image - 03 Jul 2019 -

thomas.noll8134

Alessia Rinaldi with Eyes of Rome gave us Roman History that was exciting, informative, and fun.
The lines were wrapped around the Colosseum. Alessia had our tickets in hand and we had a feeling we were at DIsney World with Fast Passes in our possession. We did not wait for 2 hours to enter - but were inside within 10 minutes. Her explanation of history made us feel as if a Gladiator, lion, tiger or any of the other animals that were housed at the colosseum would appear at any moment. Walking along the paths of the Roman Forum made the history of Cesar / The Gods come alive. She explained the restoration processes and the active excavations that are still in progress. Exceptional value. Thanks to La Vacanza Travel for searching for the best tours available for the visitor who plans their own vacations.

Image - 03 Jul 2019 -

Bradley K

Our guide picked us up from where we were staying and took us to the Colosseum. She was great about adjusting to the pace of the tour to accommodate guests with mobility challenges. Highly recommend this tour.

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