i'm organizing my family's trip to rome--we have three kids 12, 10, and 1.5 years old. i thought getting a pre-arranged private tour of the vatican and colosseum might be a good idea because i don't want to waste any time in lines and i don't know that much about the history of the two places. i contacted two different highly rated tour companies on tripadvisor: easyitaly tours and rome tours (aka rome city tours). easyitaly offered private tours for 280euro per tour while rome tours offered 200 per tour--this does not include an underground tour of the colosseum. so i thought, no brainer, i'll take the cheaper of the two. but then i do some further reading and find out from reviews that the same tour company solicits tourists right outside the colosseum and offer tours for 25 euro per person. then i read that there is a way to skip the lines to the colosseum by buying your tickets at some office. now of course, i don't know whether or not the 25 euro per person charge is a truly private tour or if you end up going with whoever else jumps onboard. i'm happy to pay for a private tour, i just don't like getting ripped off. in your opinion, is 200 euro a fair price for a private 3 hour vatican tour or a 3 hour colosseum tour without the underground portion? keep in mind, i still have to buy all my tickets separately in addition to the cost of the tour. if not, can you suggest a better alternative?