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Private Colosseum and Roman Forum Tour with Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off provided by Eyes of Rome

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

Private Colosseum and Roman Forum Tour with Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off
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About
The Colosseum, a 1st-century amphitheater, is one of Rome’s most recognizable landmarks—and it’s just as incredible inside. Breeze past the entrance lines on this skip-the-line tour, which also covers the heart of ancient Rome. Perfect for first-time visitors, this tour allows you to tick off the Roman Forum—where you also skip the line—and the world-famous gladiatorial arena even in limited time. 
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Chinese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Spanish
Highlights
A skip-the-line tour of Rome’s ancient sites with hotel pickup
Exclusive access to the Colosseum and the Roman Forum
Save hours of waiting in line on a tour ideal for travelers with limited time 
Enriching commentary from your guide on the history and culture of Rome 
What to expect
Begin your tour with hotel pickup before heading to Rome’s well-preserved historic center, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Skip the lines outside the Colosseum with VIP admission tickets and step inside to marvel at the ruins of the amphitheater. Wander at your leisure while listening to stories of the ancient gladiators and wild beasts that entertained up to 60,000 spectators at a time with their gory battles. Continue your visit to some of the world’s oldest surviving structures at the Roman Forum, the seat of ancient political power, where you also jump the lines. Your guide explains the gods of the ancient world and the foundations of our Zodiac signs. Learn how the pagan festival of Saturnalia—in honor of the planet Saturn— evolved into Christmas celebrations. Visit the remains of the Temple of the Vestal Virgins, where priestesses kept alive the sacred fire of Vesta. Delve into the mythological origins of Rome before concluding your tour.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
German, Chinese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
A skip-the-line tour of Rome’s ancient sites with hotel pickup
Exclusive access to the Colosseum and the Roman Forum
Save hours of waiting in line on a tour ideal for travelers with limited time 
Enriching commentary from your guide on the history and culture of Rome 
What to expect
Begin your tour with hotel pickup before heading to Rome’s well-preserved historic center, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Skip the lines outside the Colosseum with VIP admission tickets and step inside to marvel at the ruins of the amphitheater. Wander at your leisure while listening to stories of the ancient gladiators and wild beasts that entertained up to 60,000 spectators at a time with their gory battles. Continue your visit to some of the world’s oldest surviving structures at the Roman Forum, the seat of ancient political power, where you also jump the lines. Your guide explains the gods of the ancient world and the foundations of our Zodiac signs. Learn how the pagan festival of Saturnalia—in honor of the planet Saturn— evolved into Christmas celebrations. Visit the remains of the Temple of the Vestal Virgins, where priestesses kept alive the sacred fire of Vesta. Delve into the mythological origins of Rome before concluding your tour.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 20163P13
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Private Walking Tour
Professional Licensed Blue Badge Tour Guide
Hotel pickup with Sanitized Vehicle (centrally located hotels. Within Aurelian Walls)
Skip-the-line Tickets
Arena Access and drop off service (if Luxury Version selected)
Entry/Admission - Colosseum
Entry/Admission - Roman Forum
Exclusions
Food and drinks
Duration
3h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Pick up from hotel if centrally located (within the Aurelian Walls)
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
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 travellers can participate
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
Private Walking Tour
Professional Licensed Blue Badge Tour Guide
Hotel pickup with Sanitized Vehicle (centrally located hotels. Within Aurelian Walls)
Skip-the-line Tickets
Arena Access and drop off service (if Luxury Version selected)
Entry/Admission - Colosseum
Entry/Admission - Roman Forum
Exclusions
Food and drinks
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Pick up from hotel if centrally located (within the Aurelian Walls)
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
3h
Additional information
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 travellers can participate
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 18 Jun 2020
A note from Private Colosseum and Roman Forum Tour with Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off
Hands must be washed frequently with soap and water or with an alcohol-based gel Do not share food or drinks
What you can expect during your visit
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Face masks required for guides in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Colosseum
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Roman Forum
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Arco di Costantino
    Stop: 10 minutes
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    Pass by
    Palatine Hill
    Tempio di Vesta
    Piazza del Colosseo
    Foro di Cesare
    Via dei Fori Imperiali
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Rex T
5 contributions
Colosseum
Aug 2021 • Solo
Gianluca gave a great private tour for me during my first trip to Rome. He passed a lot of interesting unknown information, gave time for photos, and didn’t have any issues with lines! Thank you!
Written 17 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

LivingIsTraveling
San Carlos, CA33 contributions
Rome Private Tours a Must-Do! Colosseum/Forum, Evening Walking Tour, & Early Bird Basilica/Vatican
Jul 2021
We first contacted Eyes of Rome in 2019 when we began planning our 2020 trip to Italy and wanted to have professional, certified guides for our tours of Rome. From the beginning, communication via email was easy, replies were prompt and proposed itineraries worked well with our schedule. With a teenager and tween in tow, we wanted early morning or late evening tours to avoid the Italian summer heat and Vacation crowds, and Eyes of Rome was happy to help. Our hotel was located on Monte Mario, a bit further from Ancient Rome, and Eyes of Rome coordinated transportation to all three of our tours. When we had to reschedule our trip for 2021, Eyes of Rome applied our deposit to our new itinerary without issue and was very accommodating helping us reschedule. Massimo was our driver for all three tours, greeting us our first morning in Rome with a friendly face and a comfortable, air conditioned Mercedes van. He provided interesting and fun information about the neighborhoods we passed through along the way to our destinations, including a stop at Fontana dell'Acqua Paola for a photo op.

Denis guided us on our Saturday morning tour of the Forum and Colosseum; he helped bring to life Ancient Rome through stories and pictures he carried in a book. Denis provided just the right amount of history while keeping a nice pace through the Forum and Colosseum, and taking us to fantastic family picture spots. At the end of the tour, while filling our water bottles just outside the Colosseum and willing the online reservation system to work on my mobile, Denis offered to help by calling the restaurant to secure our lunch reservations. So nice!

Marta was our guide on our Sunday evening walking tour of the sites, as well as our morning tour of Vatican city. We first met Marta at a very interesting ancient site beneath Capitoline Hill and she immediately held our attention with the history and stories she told. Although our teenager was less than enthusiastic about the evening’s itinerary, she begrudgingly admitted to enjoying the tour. We met Marta for our final tour of Vatican city early Tuesday morning. Though rules prohibit our guide speaking to us in the Basilica, Marta pointed out things we should be sure to see before entering, and answered our questions immediately after. Unfortunately, the short cut from the Vatican Museums to the Basilica is closed due to the pandemic. After the long walk up the hill and entering the museum, Marta escorted us to a beautiful terrace where, with the aid of her iPad, she walked us through details we would soon see. She prepared us in advance for our time inside the Sistine Chapel with backstories and details to focus on, given the rule of silence while inside the chapel. Our girls faded quickly and Marta adjusted the itinerary so as not to draw out the morning. She helped us navigate quickly to the sites we wanted to see, and avoided unnecessary delays.

Our Eyes of Rome guides were friendly, knowledgeable, and accommodating. They helped make our trip excellent.
Written 1 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

mgm1961
Ann Arbor, MI9 contributions
Rome Fabulous
Jul 2021
Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and very articulate and sharing stories along with pointing out the history. enjoyed our visit very much
Written 25 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Moussa H
Casorate Primo, Italy4 contributions
Unforgetable
May 2021
Very good experience especially with our kids that love the tour. Many thanks to Mirta which has all the experience on all the levels. Brava
Written 24 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
EyesofRomeTeam
Thank you so much for taking your time to leave us a 5-star review! We will share your comments with Mirta, we are sure she will be more than happy to know you and your family had a good time with her. Looking forward to welcoming you in Rome next time!
Written 25 May 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Urban Wanderer
London, UK2 contributions
Perfect intro to Rome
Sep 2020 • Solo
Informative and interesting tour; perfect combination of historical detail and art. Great suggestions for other places to visit also!
Written 27 September 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Alexander D
1 contribution
Experiencing Magnificent Rome as a local
Sep 2020 • Solo
Rosalba (Rosie) hosted us the past two days during our visit to both ‘Ancient Rome/Colosseum and The Vatican/Secret gardens. Rosie didn’t just show us the highlights - she let us experience this magnificent city as a local. She took us on an incredible journey that - for us - could have gone on for hours and days. She is an amazing woman, extremely knowledgeable and always wanted to make sure we were comfortable. We also noticed that Eyes of Rome is well connected and highly respected. They are very well known and this makes it very easy to navigate. Thank you Rosie for making our time in Rome very special. When we come back - you will be the first one we reach out to. Alex and Marjolein (Dubai)
Written 20 September 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Richie
5 contributions
An absolutely fantastic tour.
Sep 2020
First time visit to Rome and wanted that little bit extra so our hotel booked a private tour quite to the Colosseum and Forum. Our guide “Alessandro” was already sitting in the hotel foyer waiting for us. I won’t explain about the tour, that would spoil it if you never visited Rome. I will tell you about Alessandro though.
As I’ve already explained he was punctual which is good. He introduced himself, explained what our 3 hour tour would entail then went on to tell us he’s a vastly experienced archeologist and is passionate about his work. He’s very easy to get on with and very laid back. Alessandro ensured the tour was at our pace and always made sure we were okay and well looked after.
His knowledge of the history of Rome is phenomenal and whatever questions you ask he has an answer. Alessandro likes to be asked questions and the tour wasn’t pushed along and he’s happy for you to take as many pictures as you want.
He made the tour fun but really very interesting at the same time so the 3 hours went by so quickly
I can honestly say book Alessandro, it’s definitely money well spent.
Cheers Alessandro from Lord and Lady Evans.
Written 7 September 2020
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MarieLou M
Sintra, Portugal5 contributions
Great experience
Aug 2020 • Couples
Great service. Very polite and careful driver And very nice and knowledgeable guide we were very happy with the whole experience
Written 31 August 2020
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Olly Farnfield
1 contribution
My amazing tour of Rome
Aug 2020 • Solo
Rosalba was a fantastic guide who showed me the colliseum & the Vatican during my stay in Rome. Her knowledge was extremely impressive. She made the tours interesting but also light hearted with her good sense of humour ....I would not hesitate in recommending her to anyone wanting to see the sights of Rome. Many thanks Rosalba.

All the best Olly
Written 13 August 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Gwenn P
2 contributions
Stellar experience! Highly recommended!
Jun 2019
Stefania Pistone was our guide and I can't say enough about how wonderful, easy-going, and knowledgeable she was! She was patient and fun with our young kids and all of their questions, while also being able to give us adults in-depth information at the same time.
Written 13 April 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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