Private and small group city tours in Rome
What was there before the Colosseum was built? How long did it take to build? What was the general purpose of the games? Did you know there were other games and not just the famous gladiator fights?
All these questions and more will be answered on our private Colosseum tour.
We will take you to the 2nd century during the climax of the games and relive a day in the lives of the gladiators and the citizens crowding the bleachers. Friends, Romans, countrymen lend me your ears! After our glorious introduction of the Colosseum follow us through the Roman Forum. Passing by 2 beautifully preserved triumphal arches, we will point out how there is more than one Forum.
Learn about debates of Roman Senators, ambitious leaders, and ordinary riff raff you would have seen walking on the via sacra (sacred road). Our guides will show you the exact location of Julius Caesar’s funeral pyre, a solid bronze door of the 4th century still intact, where the sacred flame of Rome burnt guarded by the Vestal Virgins and much more!
Greet your guide at the easy to find meeting point. Our Colosseum tour begins with skipping the normal entrance line.
Your guide will show you where the trap doors were located and how the engineering of the Colosseum was ground breaking for it’s time. Hear the stories of heroic fights between famous gladiators.
Follow us into the Palatine Hill, the most important of the 7 hills of Rome. Our guides will provide visual aids to demonstrate the grandeur of the Emperor’s mansions.
Walk through the Roman Forum and be a part of history! Stand in the exact location where Marc Anthony gave his touching speech in honor of Julius Ceasar.
At the end of our Colosseum & Roman Forum tour our guides will gladly give you
recommendations on where to eat, closet taxi stand and metro stop.