Built by Emperor Vespasian and completed by Emperor Titus, the Colosseum is the largest amphitheater in the world.
Tour will include Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.
Be impressed by the grandeur of this symbol of ancient Rome! Be surprised by the number of details and interesting information you will have from your guide.
You will be surrounded by History. Your guide will give you not only historically accurate information but stories about the ancient world, its habits, and living style.
This was the home to legendary emperors with their magnificent dwellings. You will be delighted by the interesting stories told by your guide.
Duration : 3 hrs
Tour Type: Private Guide
Languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Italian (other languages are available on request)
Options: Standard entrance (you will visit 1st and 2nd tier) or Special Arena entrance (you will visit the arena floor, 1st and 2nd tier)
Our Colosseum private tours which also include the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill will show you the deep, rich history of the Roman Empire. You will learn about the founders of Rome, Romulus, and Remus at Palatine Hill. Roman Forum will take you back to the times of governance; the place from where the Senate used to gather, and decisions made about Rome.
Have you wondered how the Colosseum was constructed? How did the Roman engineers, with the help of Jewish slaves, build an architectural marvel? Find out from your private guide if there were really female gladiators. And if they were, did they fight the ferocious animals too? What about the mock sea battles? Was the engineering smart enough to fill the arena with water? Let your guide dispel the myth and reveal the truth. Learn about famous historical figures such as Caesar, Nero, and Augustus, their triumphs, and tragedies.
In Rome, you cannot miss viewing the Roman Forum, which is part of this tour, and it is an incredible site which there are many stories of which will be told by your expert guide. As you step into the Roman Forum, you will be transported back into time. Here, stories will be shared about the movers and shakers – The Senate, the emperors, the generals who decided the course of history for Rome, both great and sometimes evil. During the Colosseum private tour, you will stroll along Via Sacra, which was the main road in the ancient city. Lined by the colonnades by Nero, it serves as a reminder that this was the main road where glories and triumphs were paraded and celebrated. Religious festivities and pageantry were all part of the celebrations. Here, the crowds would gather to cheer or jeer as their emperors, generals made their way with pomp.
The Roman Forum also features ruins of temples, arches, and churches dating back before the 5th century. You will see the Via Nova, as a street which was built by Emperor Caracalla. Here you will see the altar where the body of Caesar was cremated and also see what remains of the Temple of Julius Caesar. Your tour will also see you visit the remains of the Temple of Vesta where the Vestal Virgins, six virgins, guarded the eternal flames as it was believed it was for the safety and well-being of Rome
Palatine Hill is one of the seven hills of Rome and from here, look down at the beautiful residences of the Emperors of the past. This is part of the Colosseum private tours that will take you to the origins of Rome. A she-wolf Lupa, had two sons by the War God Mars, Romulus, and Remus. Romulus and Remus were the founders of Rome. This is the most ancient part of the city of Rome and has been around since 1000BC. Palatine Hill is where the most powerful and affluent inhabited in lavish palaces and temples were built too. Emperors such as Domitian, Tiberius, Augustus all had built lavish villas. See the Arch of Constantine, which is dedicated to the great emperor, Constantine the Great. Palatine Hill still holds much mystery today and listen to your private guide as they retell legendary stories of the glorious past of Rome. On this Colosseum private tours, Palatine Hill will leave an impression of what ancient Rome would have looked like.
- Ticket entrance
- Private professional guide
- Booking fee
- Special arena entrance booking (only if option chosen)
- Hotel pick-up (if option chosen)