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- Fully private tour of ancient and historic Rome in four hours.

Relive over 2,500 years of history on a private tour of Rome's most famous monuments. We recall the colourful stories of emperors, gladiators, Caesars and slaves. With a focus on the Colosseum, Forum, Campidoglio and Campus Martius, this tour is a wonderful introduction to the history of ancient Rome.

We begin the tour with one of Ancient Rome's greatest engineering accomplishments, the Colosseum. Once inside we will wander across the arena floor and hear the history of the bloody and violent games that took place here, learn about the "making of a gladiator", and you will be given a good understanding of what these games meant to the ancient Romans. We then change gears and head up the Via Sacra to enter the Roman Forum and talk about the more civilized side of ancient Rome and the beautiful architecture that has inspired so many architects today. We will cover all the main basilicas and temples and of course dedicate much of this segment to a discussion on Julius Caesar and his role in ancient Roman history. We will also explain how the Roman Empire became such a super power and why it eventually collapsed.

Atop the Capitoline Hill, known locally as "Campidoglio", Michelangelo's piazza proffers a stunning view of Piazza Venezia - the site of the Victor Emmanuelle II monument and Mussolini's Palazzo. From there, a lovely stroll will take us to Piazza Navona to cover the Fountain of the Four Rivers by Bernini and the Church of St Agnes by Borromini, while hearing about the rivalry between these two artists supposedly evident in their architecture. Another short stroll will take us to the beautiful Trevi Fountain where you will learn about the abundance of water and fountains in Rome, the history of Roman aqueducts, and of course you can throw your coins in and perhaps have a gelato. Last but certainly not least, on to the ancient pagan temple of the Pantheon which today is a Catholic Church. We will cover the construction of the dome and Oculus as we wander inside this masterpiece of engineering, which has stood intact for over 2,000 years.

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

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  • Priority skip the line Colosseum tickets

  • Licensed private Rome tour guide

  • Private Colosseum inside tour

  • Private Roman Forum tour

  • Private ancient Rome tour

  • Private Roman fountains tour

  • Private Roman piazzas tour

  • None!
Dress Code

Inside the Vatican City, for both ladies and men, knees and shoulders must be covered. For men, no shorts of any kind are allowed. No exceptions are made.

Important Information
  • Tour runs daily excluding Sundays.
  • Tour does not run on public holidays.
  • Sturdy, comfortable footwear advised.
4 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.

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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