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Skip the line and enjoy exclusive fast-track access with a 3-hour, private tour of the Coliseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Step back in time as your personal guide brings ancient times to life, starting with tales of gladiators and soldiers that fought for thousands of Romans in the Coliseum amphitheater. Stand on top of Palatine Hill, and hear a mythological take on the city’s founding; follow in the footsteps of generations of Roman citizens on the Via Sacra, passing the homes of emperors, government buildings and active archeological sites.


  • 3-hour tour of the Coliseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • Enjoy the personal experience of a private guide
  • Skip the line
  • Visit Rome's essential ancient sites with an expert
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • All entrance fees included

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Private Tour: Colosseum Imperial Forum and Palatine Hill

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Customer Reviews

John G United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Highly recommended


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Despite heavy rains, Francesca did a great job. We learned so much of the structure, operation, and behaviors of the Roman lifestyles with the Colosseum and Palatine Hill. It was worth traipsing around in the rain. Her English was very good and her knowledge of the subject matter was wonderful. Do it!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Valentina was awesome! Great knowledge and insight for all aspects of the tour.

Myron/Cabot O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Good knowledge and showed us the whole picture of what we toured

James B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

An absolutely fantastic tour with our guide Elena who's knowledge of history and archeology amplified the benefit. This is a perfect way to cover three major tourist sites without feeling run over by the crowds.

Eugene L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Excellent tour.

Liz United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This tour great. Our tour guide, Mama Maritza, made this experience so memorable with all her stories and charming personality. I would love to book another tour with her!

Franklin W

4 star rating: Recommended May 2016

If the weather had been better it rained much of the time this tour would probably have earned 5 stars. Unfortunately, most of this tour is outdoors and made the experience less than ideal. Our guide, Francesco, was very informative and deserved better from the climate. On a good day, we would recommend this tour as a must.

jo.waxman57 United States of ... 

4 star rating: Recommended February 2016

We had a slight mix-up with the start time of our tour. Our Viator voucher indicated the meeting time of 12:45 but when we arrived at our meeting point, no guide was there. We called the tour company directly phone number provided to us on the voucher and they were able to send the guide to us swiftly. Apparently the tour time should have said 2:00 pm on our voucher.
That being said, the tour was really wonderful and we would highly recommend this tour to anyone wishing an in-depth ancient Roman history experience. Thank you Helena for a fantastic tour!

Andrea V

3 star rating: Worth doing July 2016

The tour guide was wonderful and very knowledgeable. We were not told that we had to arrive early. Arrived 15 min late to find out we missed our window to get into the colleaeum and forum. We were very disappointed, which is why 3 stars but because our tour was private our guide readjusted the agend

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