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Colosseum & Ancient Rome Private Tour with Marco including Forum & Palatine Hill
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Colosseum & Ancient Rome Private Tour with Marco including Forum & Palatine Hill

By Guided Tours of Rome and the Vatican with Marco
About
Admire the Colosseum and the Roman Forum with the help of Marco a top-rated, highly knowledgeable local guide. You will avoid the long entrance queues as you immerse yourselves in some of Ancient Rome's most famous ruins: the Arch of Costantine, the Senate House, the Temple of Julius Caesar, the Triumphal Arches, the House of the Vestal Virgins, the Basilicas, the Golden Mile, the Temples of Saturn and Concord and, naturally, the inside of the Colosseum. This is a three-hour-long tour, and you will not be taken to the underground areas and third tier of the world's most famous amphitheatre. Instead, you will visit other fascinating areas of the monument, the Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum.
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$230.98
per adult (price varies by group size)
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Ages 6-99
Duration: 3h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
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  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Colosseum
  • Entry/Admission - Palatine Hill
What's not included
  • Pick up and Drop off
  • Food & Drinks


Start:
  • Piazza del Colosseo, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
    We will meet our customers just outside the COLOSSEO SUBWAY STATION - GROUND LEVEL. The tour guide will have a sign with the client's name.
End:
  • Roman Forum, 00186 Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome Capital, Italy

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 107242P11

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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: 107242P11

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  • Piazza del Colosseo, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
    We will meet our customers just outside the COLOSSEO SUBWAY STATION - GROUND LEVEL. The tour guide will have a sign with the client's name.
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  • Guided Tours of Rome and the Vatican with Marco
    156
    Rome, Lazio, Italy
    Joined in October 2012
  • V4692HIrichards
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great tour
    This was an excellent tour, very friendly and knowledgeable in a small group. Great for kids too with a fun quiz. Simona was amazing
    Written August 19, 2023
  • 207annil
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Vatican and St. Peter’s Basilica Guided Tours
    Marco is absolutely fantastic. The best tour guide I’ve had in any city. Animated, passionate, and incredibly knowledgeable. His English is also exceptional. Could not recommend more!
    Written June 17, 2023
  • Peejaylong
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Marco is the best!!!!
    We were looking for a kid friendly tour for our 8 year old. Marco was amazing. It was the end of the day and my kid was tired and his feet hurt but Marco pulled out his trick and had him engaged. He kept his attention and gave us info in a way my son would understand. I asked my son once we got home what his favorite part of Rome was and he said Marco lol. Thank you Marco for a memorable time.
    Written June 12, 2022
  • Daniel A
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Night Tour of Rome for Kids & Families by Local Guide Marco with Gelato & Pizza
    There is no other Tour Guide!! Marco is fantastic, Our 2 children bonded immediately with Marco who had them interested the entire evening. Parents if you book a Tour for kids you will enjoy your evening in Rome. Marco speaks perfect English explains everything and answers all your questions. He is very informative and gets you around to cover as much as you can in your time but doesn't cut corners. The Pizza and Gelato were amazing. We did 2 Tours with Marco and we didn't miss out on anything. The private tour is the way to go, you get more time and the best vantage spots come from Marco's local knowledge. Communication was great we even agreed to meet a little earlier and we were able to access the Pantheon right on dusk (with a little of Marco's charm) which was a great experience. Don't book anywhere else!!
    Written April 1, 2020
  • Bmacdc2425
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tour of the Vatican with Marco
    Incredible private tour with Marco! My wife and I had him guide us through the museums, the Sistine chapel and the basilica and couldn’t have been more impressed with his knowledge, enthusiasm, and personality. He was passionate about the material and guided us through large crowds with ease, pointing out interesting little facts (distinguishing between Roman and Greek statues, meaningful insignias on the tapestries, etc.) that those around us were not receiving. Our favorite part of the tour was him sitting us down and walking us through the history and story behind the Sistine chapel, which made the site come to life when we actually went inside. Wonderful guy and couldn’t recommend him enough!
    Written February 8, 2020
  • sandie p
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Rome City Tour
    Marco is a gem in his knowledge and enthusiasm does not miss a beat of all the extraordinary places in Rome. Expect to see Romantic Rome.
    Written November 11, 2019
  • Safari62821917481
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Guided tour of the Vatican
    We had a tour guide,showing us around, and giving us a verbal commentary, We found it very informative, and totally amazing. You would need to give yourself 3-4 hours to see everything, We also saw the catacombs below, and found that was very interesting also.
    Written September 17, 2019
  • jamtl123
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Private tour of Vatican and Coloseum - Marco was great!
    We did a private tour of both the Vatican and the Coloseum / Roman Forum - I have to say, deciding to do private with Marco ended up being a really great decision. Marco was amazing with the kids, took his time and was attentive. Would recommend him in a second. Thanks so much Marco!
    Written August 5, 2019
  • patriciah620
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great tour of the Vatican
    Booked a tour through trip advisor and was assigned a tour through city wonder tours! Our guide ‘Chiara’ was terrific and was so good at getting us through the horrendous crowds! She was very informative and knowledgeable. Despite the crowds of people this tour is a must in Rome! Getting through the security is the problem but we know that this is necessary!
    Written June 23, 2019
  • Christine D
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Private Guided Kid Friendly Tour is Vatican
    Simona was amazing. She was patient with our bery active boys, ages 8 and 9, and kept them completely engaged. She made time to answer all of their questions. The use of the iPad, scavenger hunt and pictures was perfect. She provided the right balance of history for both children and adults and the pace of our tour was perfect. I would highly recommend this tour, and Simona, to any family looking to tour the Vatican. My boys, my husband and I had a blast and learned a lot.
    Written April 24, 2019
  • Michfen83
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth the expense
    We booked this through the Roman guy & headcount. We reserved an early time slot, 7.30am to make sure we avoided the crowds & it worked. We met our tour guide outside the Vatican , her name was Amanda & she was lovely. We got headsets so we could hear her & didn’t have to be really close to listen. She was really knowledgeable & was really passionate about what she was talking about which showed through. Security was quick. We had a walk through some corridors filled with statues & tapestry’s. the Sistine chapel was busy when we got there but not too much where you couldn’t move which is why we had paid for the earlier ticket. The Sistine chapel has to be seen, it’s just beautiful. Amanda took us into the basilica & gave us lots of great information there. The tour finished at 1pm. I would recommend taking this tour , it was an early start but well worth it. I would also suggest that you pay the €10 to walk up to the top of the basilica to take in the views across Vatican City. It’s just beautiful.
    Written March 28, 2019
  • slcfamily
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Marco is the perfect guide!
    Marco was one of the best guides we had while in Italy. Our three kids enjoyed our time with him as much as the adults. His English is impeccable and his knowledge and passion are unmatched.
    Written March 20, 2019
  • anitasmith1974
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We all loved it!
    We have been to the colosseum several times but wanted the kids (8,10,12) to engage with the history of Ancient Rome. The kids loved the tour with Marco and so did we. We learned so much but had so much fun too! Could not recommend more highly. Thank you Marco.
    Written January 12, 2019
  • 5txtravelers
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Colosseum tour with children by Marco
    We loved our tour of the colosseum with Marco in May. He was very engaging, understood the attention span of our tween boys and kept us interested even during a downpour. We highly recommend him as a professional guide!
    Written January 12, 2019
  • advisor3
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Your guide in Rome
    We had an excellent tour of Highlights of Rome with Marco. As soon as we met, Marco managed to connect with children (aged 12 and 8), captivate them and hold their interest for the whole tour. He is very knowledgeable, knows a lot of facts and presents them in a way when learning is fun. Marco’s English is perfect, which was important for us as kids sometimes struggle with accents. I would recommend Marco’s tours for children and adults alike. Next time we are in Rome we would definitely book him for other tours and I have recommended him to a lot of our friends. We had other guides in the past and Marco is the only one we would go back to for all our future visits. Thank you Marco for a brilliant experience! It’s a pleasure to deal with professional person!
    Written January 12, 2019
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BMac
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This was the second tour we did with Marco (Vatican being the first) and it was great too! Again, Marco took the time to sit us down and walk us through the history of everything we were seeing and his passion for the site was infectious! Incredible ability to put the historical sites we are seeing in context with the time that they were in existence and relate it to the world we live in today. A wonderful guide and someone we will definitely call again when we bring our kids back to Rome!
Written February 8, 2020
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Meryan
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
Highly recommend this amazing private tour with Marco. He was so knowledgeable and passionate about the information. He also brought an IPAD with many different visuals to give context and perspective to all that we were seeing. All-around awesome experience for us because of Marco's thorough and detail-oriented tour.

Only negative was that we specifically wanted a private tour which we got but the booking agency put our tour into one entrance ticket with another group of 8 people so we had to wait with them for their guide to arrive to gain entrance to the Colosseum and then coordinate meeting up with them again and waiting to gain entrance to the Forum and Palantine Hill part of the tour. That did not seem very fair to us as we paid for the private tour and we (and Marco!) should not have had to deal with the booking company's very inconvenient logistical ticketing process.
Written October 1, 2019
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