You decide who tours with you and your own private guide. Our Private Tours are priced for up to 2 people. If you want to bring more family or friends, you can easily increase the number of participants when you book your tour and the price will adjust automatically.
Receive exclusive treatment with your very own Private Ancient Rome Tour as you skip all lines and enjoy the privilege of entirely customizing your VIP tour.
Enjoy an intimate, personalized visit of the Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum accompanied by an expert official guide whose love for ancient Rome and extensive background in art, history and/or archaeology will reveal Ancient Rome’s true history and spirit. Experience Rome as never before!
Skip the line into the Roman Empire as you enter the Colosseum, the world’s most famous stadium, where ferocious battles of gladiators and exotic animals entertained the Romans and their Emperors. Your expert guide will provide you with a detailed account of this famous landmark leaving you with vivid portrait of the world renowned Colosseum and the gladiatorial games.
Continue on to the Palatine Hill Emperors constructed their palaces overlooking the Colosseum and Roman Forum, the heart of Ancient Rome. Take a step back in time as we guide you through the Roman Empire’s majestic villas and gardens and see first hand where the Emperors lived, ruled, and became immortal.
Visit the heart of Ancient Rome’s political and commercial centre, the Roman Forum, where you will encounter the Temple which houses the altar of Julius Caesar. Stroll along the original paths of the Roman Forum and admire the astonishing remains of the “Via Sacra” or “Sacred Way”, which once sparkled with festivals and triumphal processions. Surround yourself with majestic temples, awe inspiring palaces, and magnificent basilicas constructed two thousand years ago!
Knowledgeable, enthusiastic and articulate English speaking tour guides will cater specifically to you and make your private visit to the Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum a unique and unforgettable experience.
On this tour, some of the venues or parts of the venue may be subject to last-minute, unpredictable closures. When this occurs, we offer customers an extended tour in keeping with the advertised total length of the tour.
Due to increased security measures at many attractions some lines may form on tours with 'Skip the Line' access.
If you wish to explore the Colosseum on your own after your tour, you should take our Express Colosseum Tour with Gladiator's Entrance and Special Arena Floor Access (with or without Breakfast). This gives you a guided tour of the Colosseum only. After the tour you can choose to either enjoy the skip-the-line entrance tickets to the Roman Forum (our guide would accompany you to enter but the visit is not guided) or stay inside the Colosseum without the guide.
For any other tour however, our tours follow a pattern of visit and you would not be able re-enter the Colosseum without waiting in the line and purchasing an additional ticket.
The itinerary is the same for both options. On a Private tour you will have your own dedicated tour guide and you will be able to experience the tour at your own pace.
Online bookings can be prepaid via PayPal, MasterCard, Visa or American Express. Phone and Live Chat bookings can be paid via MasterCard or Visa. Regretfully, our guides are unable to process cash payments in-destination due to local laws and regulations..
A Dark Rome tour is the product of meticulous research, detailed planning, and a passion for providing customers with travel experiences they will cherish forever.
With Dark Rome it's not just facts, our passionate guides tell you the stories that bring the sights to life.