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Small Group Colosseum& Ancient Rome Tour

Rated 4.88 out of 5 from 703 reviews.Rome, Italy

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Experience hosted by Brent

3 hours
Includes tickets
Up to 10 people
Hosted in German, English, French

What you'll do

Avoid the large, standard group tour and immerse yourself in the Colosseum's 2,000-year history with this intimate semi-private tour.

We'll skip the long ticket lines and walk in the same steps of gladiators, emperors, and doomed prisoners. Bloodthirsty Romans gathered in the in this ancient stadium to watch deadly sports and executions, and I'll explain every gory detail. We'll spend about 90 minutes exploring the Colosseum's 1st and 2nd levels, while also allowing you free time for photos and self-exploration.

Following the Colosseum, we'll make our way to the Roman Forum (Ancient City) and Palatine Hill (Cesar's Palace) where we'll again enjoy skip the line access. Surrounded by picturesque ruins we'll visit ancient palaces, temples, tombs, the House of the Vestal Virgins, and the Senate house before finishing the tour at the tomb of Julius Cesare.

This 3-hour tour concludes in the center of Rome's ancient ruins, which are also conveniently located in modern Rome's city center; leaving easy access to local restaurants, cafes, shopping, and public transportation options.

NOTE: We skip the long ticket lines, but must pass through security, generally a 5-10 minute wait.
Avoid the large, standard group tour and immerse yourself in the Colosseum's 2,000-year history with this intimate semi-private tour.

We'll skip the long ticket lines and walk in the same steps of gladiators, emperors, and doomed prisoners. Bloodthirsty Romans gathered in the in this ancient stadium to watch deadly sports and executions, and I'll explain every gory detail. We'll spend about 90 minutes exploring the Colosseum's 1st a…

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What's included

  • Tickets
    Colosseum and Roman Forum Priority Tickets
From G$15,072
/ person
Tue, Sep 29
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
G$15,072 per person
G$15,072 per person
Tue, Sep 29
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
G$16,328 per person
G$16,328 per person
Tue, Sep 29
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
G$15,072 per person
G$15,072 per person

Meet your host, Brent

Host on Airbnb since 2011
  • 703 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Originally from the United States, I've been lucky enough to call Rome home for the past 11 years!

I first came to Rome to study its incredible history, but Italy's charm, excitement, and food have kept me here for over a decade.

In addition to sharing the incredible 3,000 year history of Rome during the tour, I'm equally excited to share my top picks for pizza, pasta, gelato, and all things delicious in Rome.

Along with my officially licensed, English speaking co-hosts, we'll take care of all reservations so your visit to Rome's greatest sites includes a fun and informative tour while skipping the long lines.

Don't hesitate to contact me for any help planning your trip to Italy!

Brent
Originally from the United States, I've been lucky enough to call Rome home for the past 11 years!

I first came to Rome to study its incredible history, but Italy's charm, excitement, and food have kept me here for over a decade.

In addition to sharing the incredible 3,000 year history of Rome during the tour, I'm equally excited to share my top picks for pizza, pasta, gelato, and all things delicious in Rome.

Along with my officially licensed, English speaking…
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Where you'll be

We'll enjoy skip-the-line priority access and go directly to the Emperor's box inside the Colosseum. From above, we'll look into the dungeons before heading to the 2nd level with incredible views of Rome's skyline and surrounding ruins and churches.

Following the Colosseum, we'll go to the Roman Forum (old city) and see the House of the Vestal Virgins, Senate House, and the Tomb of Julius Cesare, among dozens of other important historical ruins.

Rated 4.88 out of 5 from 703 reviews.

Lotte
September 2020
We met up with a colleague of Brent, our lovely tour guide Alessandra. Her knowledge was in-depth and knew the different time periods of the various ancient ruins we explored in the Palatine and the Colosseum. We could've done the tours ourselves but having someone with you who knows the history, value and who lives here makes the experience even more magical. We were also quite lucky to just be us in the tour ☺️. We definitely would recommend Brent and his team.
We met up with a colleague of Brent, our lovely tour guide Alessandra. Her knowledge was in-depth and knew the different time periods of the various ancient ruins we explored in th…
Emi
August 2020
It was nice to see some of the sights with additional information. I feel that the tour lacked a storytelling element and was more facts and names and dates. But I guess that's what a history tour is. The tour is good for anyone wanting to see the basics and understand the timescales. I am a fan of stories and so I don't think this tour was for me. I enjoyed the experience of being in the spaces but feel like I could have explored more on my own and was restricted by the tour.
It was nice to see some of the sights with additional information. I feel that the tour lacked a storytelling element and was more facts and names and dates. But I guess that's wha…
Cristy
August 2020
I didn’t get to book with Brent but he was able to squeeze me in with on of his friends and I still had a great time! I really really appreciated the last min booking. Very good at responding! I would recommend this to anyone!!!
Matthew
August 2020
Fantastic tour - kept i. Regular contact, ensured a very easy meeting point, locations visited were just as described. Felt more engaging than typical tours - very interesting stories and they were tailored towards the topics we showed interest/asked questions about. They provided a great list of restaurants and gelato places we could visit too. Top notch!
Fantastic tour - kept i. Regular contact, ensured a very easy meeting point, locations visited were just as described. Felt more engaging than typical tours - very interesting sto…
Patricia
August 2020
Wonderful tour! Brent stayed in contact and made sure we had all the details for the tour. Our guide, Colin, was a great story teller and customized the tour based on what we were interested in. The small group size was really nice.
Naomi
July 2020
They sent their friend collins which is super sweet, knowledgeable and truly made a wonderful experience ! Not only did he share unique stories but also took his time with the group and was very patient ! He also shared recommendations of the local area and was extremely helpful! I would do this experience again!
They sent their friend collins which is super sweet, knowledgeable and truly made a wonderful experience ! Not only did he share unique stories but also took his time with the grou…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 5 and up can attend.