Private Rome Colosseum and Roman Forum Tour
Engage with Rome’s violent past, by exploring the ancient Colosseum where fierce gladiators fought to the death. As slaves of the Roman Empire gladiators fought with gruesome determination. Opened in 80 AD the Colosseum remains one of humanity’s greatest architectural achievements. Built, long before modern machinery, the Colosseum only took ten years to complete.
We provide you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the past through our small group tour experience. In your exclusive group you have the chance to re-imagine the past in your own way. In our guided tours walk the same ground as the mighty emperor Julius Caesar or the cruel Caligula. Learn the real stories of Rome. We will take you beyond what you’ve seen in movies. These stories include the conspiracy to kill Caesar, which reshaped Rome forever. Or how Caligula got his reputation as an evil Roman empire.
When you are at the Colosseum you will also learn more about where you’re from. Ancient Roman architecture has influenced architects for a millennia. When you walk through Rome you most likely will see familiar designs that have made their way across the world.
Highlights of the Emperors & Gladiators Tour:
- The Colosseum
- Roman Ruins
- Roman Forum
The finer tour details:
All persons under 17 must present valid ID showing date of birth for entry into museums or full adult price will be charged.
Included in tour price:
A great Rome tour guide, Colosseum and Roman Forum entry, small group tour, audio headsets when required.
Excluded from tour price:
(2nd of January to 31st of March; 1st of November to the 31st of December) meeting time and dates: 8:45am Mondays, Wednesdays & Sundays (except 1st Sunday of the month); 1:15pm Fridays
(1st of April to the 31st of October) meeting time and dates: 8:15am daily except 1st Sunday of the month
Gladiators and Emperors meeting point:
On the corner of Via del Colosseo n. 31 and Largo G. Agnesi n. 1, in front of “Squisito Cook” (see map below)
This tour runs rain or shine
Minimum Numbers Guarantee:
On rare occasions, our tour does not meet the minimum requirement of 4 persons. If this happens, you have the option of paying for 4 people (the minimum number required to confirm this tour) for what would essentially be a private tour.
The Colosseum offers a separate path for wheelchairs; as such, anyone with a wheelchair wishing to participate in the Vatican tour must have a private tour.
In Rome, in front of “Squisito Cook”
Via del Colosseo, 31, Roma
Knees and shoulders must be covered to enter the churches! Travelling in hot weather? Don’t worry, you can drape a shawl over your shoulders.
If you enjoyed your tour and would like to give your guide a token of appreciation, tips are happily accepted. When asked, the office staff recommends whatever amount you feel comfortable with giving.
Yes, visit our Get In Touch page for all our contact details.
Save time by browsing our website for ideas on romantic getaways, historic residences, palace and castle stays, beautiful views, good value vacations, classic Tuscan country holidays and top attractions. Stop by to chat with us about the best shopping and restaurants in Florence and Tuscany!
Yes. ArtViva, The Original and Best Walking Tours is an ASTA registered company based in Florence, Italy, respecting national and international laws and regulations regarding tourism. (Chamber of Commerce Number 516411)