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Skip the line private tour of the Colosseum and ancient Rome with hotel pick up
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Skip the line private tour of the Colosseum and ancient Rome with hotel pick up

By Rome in Tours
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Ages 0-99
Duration: 2h 30m
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English
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  • Headsets for a party of 6 pax or more
  • Local guide
  • PhD archaeologist guide
  • Private tour
  • Transportation to the attractions
  • All included, no extra fees!
  • Colosseum entrance ticket (valued at €18 per person)
  • Colosseum reservation fee (valued at €2 per person)
  • Please note: Colosseum fees as above. The remaining cost of the experience covers other services.
  • Entry/Admission - Colosseum
  • Entry/Admission - Palatine Hill
  • Entry/Admission - Foro Romano
What's not included
  • No transportation within sites


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • - You meet the driver at your accommodation with car or minivan taking you to the site - If your accommodation is beyond the defined area please contact us through the customer support in order to find a solution - if your accommodation is beyond the designated area like Ciampino or Fiumicino airport as well as Civitavecchia harbor there's an extra fee to pay, please advise and we'll be happy to arrange it
    Airport pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
    • Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport, via dell'Airport di Fiumicino 320, 00054 Fiumicino RM, Italy
    • Ciampino Airport, Rome Italy
    Port pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
    • Civitavecchia Port, Dir. Porto, 8150, 00053 Civitavecchia RM, Italy
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Wheelchair accessible
      • Stroller accessible
      • Near public transportation
      • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
      • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 63534P7

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Most travelers can participate
      • This tour runs rain or shine
      • Please provide the full names of all travelers when booking. Failure to present a voucher with all travelers' full names at the ticket office prior to entry may result in denied entry to the Colosseum and Roman Forum.
      • A valid ID is required for participants under 18 at the Colosseum entrance
      • Each traveler must present a valid passport or ID document that matches the name provided at the time of booking for successful entry to the Colosseum and Roman Forum.
      • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

      • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 63534P7

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      • Rome in Tours
        251
        Rome, Lazio, Italy
        Joined in April 2016
      • marikor293
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Ferdinando is wonderful!
        Ferdinando is wonderful! We took a tour of Vatican City and the Sistine Chapel with Ferdinando. He provides lovely gems of information that relate ancient times to modern-day culture. He is a pro and will help you follow all the rules for any site without any hassle. We loved how he kept us moving at a gentle, but steady, pace so our bodies didn't tire of standing in one place too long. My teenage sons enjoyed this tour and Ferdinando. We would definitely do a tour with him again. Next time we are in Rome, we will do the Pompeii tour with Ferdinando!
        Written July 20, 2024
      • Roland B
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        Our Guide was Indispensable
        Ferdinand was a knowledgeable guide who navigated the structure and the crowds to show us the best vantage points and interesting spots. He had a low-key delivery, and used the information he had accumulated during his studies of Roman archeology to make this tour absolutely fascinating. He helped make our trip to Rome memorable.
        Written May 18, 2024
      • kimberlycM6218BX
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great tour
        Ferdinando was very knowledgeable and enthusiastically shared his knowledge. It was not just a memorized script. Awesome experience!
        Written March 14, 2024
      • 928robbiec
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Wonderous Rome!
        We have just returned from Rome ,my daughter who is a student ,my 77yr old mum and I and we have had the most amazing nearly 4 day stay . Ferdinando was recommended to us by friends who said he was brilliant and as we wanted to get the most from our visit we booked him , and I am so glad we did ! Our first tour was an evening stroll taking in Piazza Navona , The Pantheon , Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps and more , the next day the Vatican City , Sistine chapel and St Peter's Basilica , and the next The Colosseum , Palatine hill and the Roman Forum . Ferdinando's knowledge and passion for the City and it's history is huge and infectious , it brought the City to life and has inspired us to learn more . The tours were an absolute highlight and had us talking about all the wonderful things we had learn't , I have even bought a couple of books to find out more ! Grazie Mille Ferdinando !
        Written February 21, 2024
      • VickiVeetheplace2b
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        I had a fabulous tour guide for the Colosseum!
        Ferdinando was an excellent and knowledgeable tour guide! He was pleasant, interesting and considerate of all in the group. His information he shared was terrific. I didn’t want it to end! What a wonderful experience! Grazie!
        Written January 30, 2024
      • S3348TSlaurav
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        5-Star Tour with World Class Guide
        Ferdinando was great! Super knowledgeable, super friendly, super clear in his explanations. I highly recommend him and this tour. I wouldn't see this site without a guide. You really need someone to put everything in context and with ferdinando's background in archeology, he can do just that and he does it well. I hope to come back one day to take some more tours with him. Thanks for a great tour!
        Written November 12, 2023
      • Anthony P
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        The best
        Fernando was the best guide I’ve ever had in all my tours of the world. He is knowledgeable and funny and obviously very educated. This was the highlight of our trip. Trust me, this is the tour you want. I’ve done numerous tours of the coliseum. None compared to this one.
        Written October 18, 2023
      • GlobeTrotting700098
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Sistine Chapel
        Ferdinando was an amazing guide for our group. He is very knowledgeable and his English is wonderful. You can tell he is passionate about Rome and wants you to understand the importance of Rome's history!
        Written October 9, 2023
      • Nomad18891004040
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        My Dream Italian Holiday
        My husband and I just completed the colosseum tour and it was incredible and full of insight and information Ferdinando was so friendly and helpful and made the experience worth every minute The whole tour was hassle free and I hope to do another tour while we are here
        Written October 3, 2023
      • Lynberly
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Fantastic tour with PhD Archaeologist via Segway!
        We had so much fun on our Segway tour with Ferdinando! We did it the first day in Rome and are so glad to have learned so much so quickly. Ferdinando taught us how to ride safely, tailored the content based on other tours we had booked, and took us to many sights that we couldn’t have on foot nor by bus. His knowledge as an anthropologist helped us understand Rome much more, and he is kind, helpful, and has excellent English! A friend recommended this tour that she had enjoyed as well. We are glad she did, and recommend it to you, too!
        Written September 18, 2023
      • 淳 中
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Responsive, punctual and knowledgeable
        The most advantages of Ferdinando’s tour were a) he was always responsive ; when I asked something about tour in the planning phase, he replied within 24 hours every time. I could plan the itinerary without any frustration, especially on this most popular tour in Rome/Vatican starting in early morning. b) Tour driver was punctual. Because the tour starts from 8am, and the time is quite important to enjoy Vatican museum without crowded people. The driver who is Ferdinando’s business partner came to my hotel at 7:20. No stress at all. c) Ferdinando knew everything about Vatican and their masterpieces. And his behavior was very personal. We could enjoy 2.5 hour tour in early morning with less people. Thanks Ferdinando. This tour was highlight of my family’s 2 weeks travel in Europe. フェルディナンドのツアーの良い点はいくつか有り、a)返信が早い。何か問い合わせをすると大抵24時間以内に返信があります。旅程の計画段階では大変助かりましたし、信頼に足る人物であると感じました。b)時間に正確。早朝8時スタートのツアーに申し込んだ理由は、混雑する前にバチカン美術館を楽しみたかったからであり、そのためホテルからバチカンの送迎が遅れると具合が悪い訳です。実際はフェルディナンドのビジネスパートナーであるドライバーの方が約束の7:30より早い、7:20にホテルの車寄せに来てくださり、安心してツアーをスタート出来ました。c)フェルディナンドは博識で、聞けばなんでも答えてくれました。とても礼儀正しく親身になってくれたお陰で、家族全員がバチカンツアーを楽しめました。また彼の話す英語はイタリア特有の癖がなく、大変聞きやすかったのも良かったです。英語ができる方にとっては、強くお勧めしたいツアーと言えます。
        Written August 29, 2023
      • dleeheartsfirenze
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        While in Rome, book all your tours with Ferdinando!
        After booking two tours (Sistine Chapel/Vatican + Colosseum/Roman Forum) with Ferdinando through our apartment site, we were so impressed that we asked Ferdinando to take us on a private tour to Tivoli (Hadrian's Villa). What a delightful experience! Not only is it so peaceful and beautiful at Hadrian's Villa, but Ferdinando made our tour very personalized and calming. He is an extremely knowledgeable Archaeologist with a Ph.D. and is also very kind. I only wish I had known all the different tours Ferdinando does, as I would have booked all our tours with Ferdinando while in Rome. I've already decided that the next time we visit Rome, I will ask Ferdinando to be our guide for all our excursions. Graze mille, Ferdinando!
        Written July 9, 2023
      • FLorraineB
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Wonderful Private Tour of Ostia
        The three of us truly enjoyed our private tour of Ostia with Ferdinando. Ostia is as impressive a site as Pompei and Herculaneum in many ways. And Ferdinando is an awesome and informative guide -- highly reccomend!
        Written May 28, 2023
      • Wanderer17820684295
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        One of the highlights of our trip to Rome
        I had been to the Colosseum and the Forum on a previous trip to Rome, but this visit with Ferdinando made the experience a rich one. He is knowledgeable--there wasn't a question we threw at him that he couldn't answer. He shares the perfect mix of description and history to make the tour interesting and engaging. He is personable and wicked smart. He even held the attention of the youngest on our tour--ages 8 and 10. His passion for the history and the archeological significance of the structures and artifacts of ancient Rome draw you in. Wear comfortable shoes and be prepared for stairs. Don't forget to pack your patience--there are a lot of people who come to see one of the Seven Wonders of the World. I'm so delighted that we found Rome in Tours. Your visit to the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and the Forum will be unforgettable if you share part of your day with Ferdinando. He will help you navigate the lines, security and the crowds to provide a quality tour experience. Highly recommend.
        Written April 16, 2023
      • daviddD1451XD
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great experience.
        Our guide was Ferdinando. He was very personable, helpful and well informed. He answered our questions and took photos. he told more than the basic facts, giving some background context information as well.
        Written April 3, 2023
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      Gianpiero T
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      What an amazing experience. Fernandino was so knowledgeable and experienced. His entire personality was A+. Excellent.
      Written March 18, 2020
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      Paula B
      Dubai, United Arab Emirates11 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Apr 2019
      My 17 year old son had a trip to turkey Cancelled in April 2019, due to political unrest. So rather than let his final HS Spring break be a bust, we decided at the spur of the moment to go to Rome! We were so lucky to have had Ferdinando recommended to us by a neighbor, and even luckier that he was available to give us a personalized tour of the important part of Roman History. I usually do a ton fo research into where I am going, but with such a quick trip- I feel grateful for getting such a great tour. He was informative, and went at our pace, and things we felt were not quite as interesting- we skimmed over and went into depth in into things that WERE super interesting to us.
      Written February 29, 2020
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      kelly l
      Eagle, ID9 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jun 2019 • Couples
      Wonderful tour and amazing guide! So knowledgeable! Really added to the experience! Highly recommend!
      Written March 20, 2020
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      Marcia Endler
      Sao Paulo, SP66 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      This was an extraordinary tour! Ferdinando is an excellent guide with through knowledge of all the history and archaeology of the sites we visited. It was just perfect in time and we got to see details that are hidden to the general public, such as underground coliseum. Would certainly visit other sites with him next time in Rome.
      Written March 18, 2020
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      Jan V
      Hoboken, Belgium144 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Feb 2020
      When you visit Rome and you need a guide, ask for Fernando. He has a background in argeology and knows a lot.
      Written March 13, 2020
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      Larry V
      4 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Apr 2019
      Ferdinando's unique qualifications in his studies made his tour of the collosseum and Palatine Hill extremely interesting. With only 4 people on the tour, he was able to answer all our questions in detail and gave us unique insight into the history of these amazing sites!
      Written March 13, 2020
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      GM2017
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      May 2019
      Fernando was a fantastic guide and his in-depth knowledge of history, combined with geography is certainly knowledge enriching & eye opener; and particularly the private tour of the Colosseum enabled us to relive Apostle Paul's letters in the New Testament.
      Written March 13, 2020
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      Sarah K
      Hampton, NH5 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jun 2019 • Family
      We had an exceptional tour with Fernando, he is very knowledgeable and on top of it so easy to get the kids excited.
      Hope you have a chance to book a tour with him - you won't regrett it!
      Written March 12, 2020
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      golo353
      New York City, NY4 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jan 2019 • Family
      Ferdinando was exactly what my wife, my college-age son and I were looking for. He was able to educate us about what we were seeing (including what things looked like when they were originally built and how they were used) as well as making things light and fun for us.

      We had originally booked Ferdinando for one tour (the Forum and the Colosseum) based on his archaeology degree. But we ended up booking him for two more tours and it was well worth it. He was excellent in our private Vatican tour. He was flexible in changing our itinerary to focus on what we wanted and gave us 'alone' time to absorb what we were seeing in a few choice spots. We also did a half-day private Segway tour that was surprisingly fun! We saw so much and Ferdinando took us to places with vistas that we didn't even know existed. We even did 'chariot' races along the track of the Circus Maximus!

      Ferdinando also helped us with our 'off' days, teaching us how to enjoy Rome on our own, what to look out for, and even where to shop.

      We've used several guides in a variety of cities. Ferdinando really stands out as one of the very best!
      Written February 2, 2019
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      Gigi3912
      Austin, TX2 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Oct 2018 • Couples
      We recently went to Rome and did quite a few tours. The colosseum, Roman forum, Vatican, St. Peter’s basilica, Appian Way and others. All of these tours were great along with a great guide named Ferdinando. He was so knowledgeable and interesting that it made each tour unforgettable. We highly recommend that if you are in Rome and want to experience the true history of the city, tour the city with Ferdinando, he is passionate about Rome.
      Written October 27, 2018
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