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Rome Colosseum Tour: custom private tour and admission tickets

Start your Rome Colosseum Tour with a top-rated private guide for an experience full of amazement!
Discover the heart of Ancient Rome during a guided tour which will include admission tickets to one of the most incredible Rome’s attractions.

View of Colosseum and Ancient Rome during a Rome Colosseum Tour

Highlights of this tour

  • Colosseum
  • Imperial Forum with Arch of Titus
  • Arch of Costantine
  • Palatine Hill with Imperial Villas


  • Everyday
  • Starting Time: 8:30 am – 1 pm


  • 3 Hours

Enter the Colosseum

First, we will reach the Colosseum, also commonly known as Coliseum or Colosseo in Italian.
Our itinerary to discover the Ancient Rome will start at the first stage where gladiators used to match against each other and wild animals.
Then, strolling through the different layers of the monument, you will learn historical facts and interesting anecdotes you won’t easily find on common books and guides!

Once arrived at the second stage of the Colosseum, you will have the chance to admire the remains that were found during the 2008 diggings.

Before leaving, we will stop to admire the Arch of Constantine, learning all about its history and hidden symbolism.

Explore the Imperial Forum

Next, using the same admission tickets, reach the second stop on your Rome Colosseum Tour, the Imperial Forum, which is located just 5 minutes away from the Colosseum entrance. Once passed the security check we will start exploring the political center of the Ancient Rome.

You will learn the historical and political evolution of the Ancient Rome, being able to imagine how this site looked like in its heyday.

Walking down the ancient Via Sacra, we will see amazing ruins such as:

  • the Temple of Julius Caesar
  • the House of the Vestal Virgins
  • and the Arch of Titus

Reach the Palatine Hill

End your Rome Colosseum Tour on the Palatine Hill, one of the most ancient site in Rome. This open-air museum will take your breath away with its priceless ruins of ancient Imperial Villas.

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General Information About This Tour

Rome Colosseum Tour lasts 3 hours and covers:


  • access to the Colosseum
  • view of the Arch of Constantine
  • entrance to the Imperial Forum
  • view of the Arch of Titus
  • walk on the Palatine Hill

Colosseum Opening Hours:
March – August : 8:30 – 19:15 (ultimo ingresso 18:15)
September: 8:30 – 19:00
(last entrance 18:00)
October : 8:30-18.30 (last entrance 17:30)

1 January, May 1st and 25 December

Due to security checks there may be long lines at the Colosseum, especially during the high season, notwithstanding the skip-the-line tickets
To avoid the crowd, I  recommend visitors to book the Rome Colosseum Tour with admission tickets in full advance in order to be sure to start the tour early in morning.
Wearing comfortable footwear is also recommended.


Skip-the-line admission tickets* for the Rome Colosseum Tour can be booked independently online:

*Please note that new security measures have been introduced at the entrance of the Colosseum which may cause delay in the admission process (notwithstanding the skip-the-lines tickets)

  • Meet your tour guide easily near the entrance of the Colosseum. The exact meeting point will be sent to you during the reservation process.
  • Alternatively, we can meet directly at your hotel downtown Rome on request.
The Rome Colosseum Tour can be customized with multiple itinerary extensions, such as:


  • access to Imperial Villas (Augustus and Livia House on the Palatine Hill), which must me booked in full advance!
  • Morning Food Tour
  • Evening Food Tour


We had 2 days of walking tours with Nicole. She was the best! She is so knowledgable and provided so much information for us. We have been to Rome several times and always chose a private walking tour. Nicole was one of the best tour guides we ever had. Thanks Nicole for making our trip the most memorable!

Donna Mchale (Chicago, Illinois)
September 13th, 2015

We just arrived home from our 12-day Italian vacation. Hands down, the highlight of our trip was the time we spent with Nicole. She was a fabulous tour guide! Truly, the best one (group or private) we had during our stay. On our first full day in Rome, she met us at our apartment and took us on a 3-hour tour of the Colosseum and Ancient Forum. On our last full day of vacation, we met Nicole again for a tour of the Vatican. Each and every time she took wonderful care of us!

Kwb327 (Washington D.C)
August 1st, 2015

Simply the best way to experience the Vatican in my opinion. Nicole provided a brilliant and fascinating private tour of the Vatican. She had a hard job as our children (9 & 11) were tired, it was hot and busy but she made it so interesting and really engaged with the children understanding completely how much they could take in. They keep talking about the interesting facts they discovered. We knew it would be hard to make such an historic and detailed site interesting but she managed it and the children and we really enjoyed it.

Simon M (Hampton, UK)
August 24th, 2016

Nicole was such a fantastic guide! She is also an archaeologist by trade and as a result has a depth of knowledge which she shares in an easy to embrace manner. She also has access to places others do not. She is young, smart and bubbly. It is obvious she loves what she does and wants to share her perspective. Our two sons in their 20's were fully engaged and entertained by her. We all learned so much even though we weren't looking to.

Bundle11 (New York, USA)
June 7th, 2015

My husband, daughter and I spent a great morning at the Vatican with Nicole. She is a delightful young woman...and also a trained archaeologist with incredible knowledge of Vatican artifacts and artwork. Her enthusiasm for both is contagious! Nicole helped us bypass all of that and we were in in no time! Throughout our tour, she also helped us negotiate our way around large tour groups that clog passageways.

Linda B (Worcester, Massachusetts)
April 30th, 2015

We took a tour of Basilica San Clemente and the Priscilla Catacombs with Nicole and enjoyed it immensely. Not only was she very informative, pointing out all kinds of details we would have otherwise missed, but also very friendly. She spoke clearly and was always open to us interrupting and asking our own questions. When it came to the Priscilla Catacombs, Nicole knew all the staff personally and was able to show us the most important sights and tell stories to bring them to life.

William2424 (London, UK)
March 3, 2015

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