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Fully private, expedited tour of ancient Rome in two hours.

You'll see the Colosseum (inside), Roman Forum (all temples, basilicas, triumphal arches), and Palatine Hill. It's a great introduction to ancient Rome for visitors who require the company of an expert, private tour guide when time is short.

You will be shown around the inside of the Colosseum, see the base of the Colossus of Nero, and the Arch of Constantine. From there you'll walk up ancient Via Sacra into the Roman Forum, wherein you will learn how and why myths and legends were to become such powerful political tools in ancient Rome. Your guide will explain the history of all the ruins and remains, including Lapis Niger (dating back to c. 750 BC), the Comitium, House of the Vestals, Column of Phocas, and Tarpeian Rock. You will ascend the legendary Palatine Hill from the Roman Forum, where it is believed that the Lupercal (where Romulus and Remus were found) is still concealed. On the Palatinum you'll see the House of Livia, look down on Nero's revolving dining room, and stroll through 17th century gardens and aviaries above the Flavian Palace and Domitian's Greek Circus. This extra walk over the Palatine Hill lends the tour a degree of exclusivity.

For security reasons, backpacks, rucksacks, large handbags, luggage etc. are banned inside the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill.

This tour IS available to book between March 30th - April 8th, however, as this is our busiest time of year, some flexibility will be required on your part as regards tour start time.

Before e-mailing us about availability and cost, please read this page.

  • Priority skip the line Colosseum tickets

  • Licensed private Rome tour guide

  • Private Colosseum inside tour

  • Private Roman Forum tour

  • Private Palatinum tour

  • None!
Dress Code

There is no specific dress code for this tour.

Important Information
  • Tour runs daily excluding Sundays.
  • Tour does not run on public holidays.
2 hours
Meeting Point
09:00 AM or 14:00 PM in front of the tourist center on Via dei Fori Imperiali. Full details in booking confirmation voucher.

Following payment, you will be e-mailed a confirmation voucher with comprehensive booking details therein. Payment made will be clarified, and clearly explained tour meeting point info plus maps included for you to find your way in Rome. Please print your voucher and bring it with you at the start of the tour.

When In Rome Tours Promise

** Colosseum - Roman Forum - Palatine Hill tickets included!

No hidden costs, English speaking guide, personalized assistance.

Rated: 5/5 - Best tour ever!
Virpi Toivanen (14 May, 2013 - 01:38pm)

"We were on this guided tour with guide Guiliano. He was really professonal and knew what he was talking and showing us. He spoke very good english and we could have listened to him all day! Absolutely the best tour we have ever been. We highly recommend!"

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be received in writing. Cancellation requests by telephone only are not accepted, but you may call us to confirm that you have submitted a cancellation request to us in writing. If you cancel your booking greater than seven (7) days before the scheduled tour departure, you will be entitled to a full refund less a 10 Euro cancellation fee per transaction. If you cancel your booking less than seven (7) days before the scheduled tour departure, you will be entitled to a full refund less a 20% cancellation fee per transaction. No refunds will be issued for cancellation requests received less than 24 hours before the scheduled tour departure. Similarly, no refunds will be issued for failure to cancel (no show), or failure to arrive at the designated meeting point at the departure time displayed in your booking confirmation. When In Rome Tours SRL may not be held responsible for acts of god, nor alterations to tours made necessary by unforeseen or unannounced closure of all or part of venues including monuments in the tour package. In the event of such closings, When In Rome Tours SRL will not reimburse the package, but may honor the ticket on another day.

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