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

Highlights
  • A skip-the-line tour of Rome’s ancient sites
  • Exclusive access to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Capitoline Hil
  • Save hours of waiting in line on a tour ideal for travelers with limited time 
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Private Colosseum and Roman Forum Tour with Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off
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Overview

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'll also skip the line—Capitoline Hill, and the world-famous gladiatorial arena even in limited time. 

What to Expect

Begin your tour with hotel pick-up 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 of some of the world’s oldest surviving structures at the Roman Forum, the seat of ancient political power, where you'll also jump the lines. Your guide will explain 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. You’ll also visit the remains of the Temple of the Vestal Virgins, where priestesses kept alive the sacred fire of Vesta.

The tour concludes with a panoramic view of the ancient city from Capitoline Hill, the smallest and most picturesque of Rome’s legendary seven hills.

Reviews (199)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Excellent Tour; Friendly, Knowledgeable Guide, Huge Difference

The private tour is so worthwhile. In a few hours you'll learn all about the Colosseum and Forum. This knowledge makes all the difference in the experience. I could actually begin to imagine what it was like because of the detailed explanation. Treat yourself, you...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank 1hungryguy1
EyesofRomeTeam, StoryTeller at Eyes of Rome, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear friend, We love to hear that you began to imagine how the Colosseum once was with our ancient history story telling! I hope you will come back to Rome and let us bring you back in time once more :) Eyes of Rome team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wonderful tour of Colosseum and Forum

Skip the lines and experience the history with an expert. There is so much value added in doing a private tour with Eyes of Rome. The tour guide was wonderful, incredibly knowledgeable and personable. I highly recommend the experience.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Christine M
EyesofRomeTeam, Storyteller at Eyes of Rome, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Many thanks for your feedback :) We are happy to hear you had a great experience with us! GRAZIE Eyes of Rome Team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fantastic Tour of the Colosseum and Forum

Simone was our tour guide. He was incredibly knowledgeable, with a background in archaeology and experience with excavation in the Forum. He was also very personable and charming, just a fun person to spend 3+ hours with. The skipping the line claim is absolutely true,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank michaelg0509
EyesofRomeTeam, Storyteller at Eyes of Rome, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Ciao my friends, Thank you so much for your review! I loved sharing my time and my favorite places with you and you know there's much more to be seen. So please, come here again and again :) Arrivederci, SImone

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Amazing Private Roman Forum and Colosseum Tour

My wife and I had the pleasure of Fabiana as a tour guide around the forum and colosseum and it was one of the best tours I have ever done. She has a background in art history and archeology and really made the tour interesting...More

Thank gadgiest
EyesofRomeTeam, Storyteller at Eyes of Rome, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear friend, Many thanks for your kind words, I really enjoyed touring with you! It’s always beautiful to read my guests' satisfaction :) All the best, Fabiana

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Karen Libri of Eyes of Rome is a natural story teller with an unbelievable depth of knowledge of all things Rome!

Touring the Roman Forum and the Colosseum with Karin was absolutely amazing. Her in-depth historical knowledge and natural storytelling ability made the the entire experience a once in a life time event. We can not thank Karin Libri or Eyes of Rome enough for creating...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Christine J
EyesofRomeTeam, Storyteller at Eyes of Rome, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Friend, Many thanks for your appreciation and for these kind words. I was pleased to be your tour guide and I enjoyed sharing my passion for Roman history with you and your lovely family. There's still a lot to be seen and I would...More

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bermuda1968
14 January 2019|
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Response from urbanmamma | Reviewed this property |
It was recommended from a friend who lives in Rome and it was great.
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jozo
4 January 2019|
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I would ask them, I am not sure.
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sehurley218
5 July 2018|
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Response from zmcnickle | Reviewed this property |
I would email Eyes of Rome. Our tour was 195 euros and was worth every penny. A little expensive but you definitely get your money’s worth. I can’t recommend them strongly enough.
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