Ancient Rome Classic Tour

(13 reviews)

Price starting from

€ 140.00
  • Rome
  • Private Tour
  • 3 Hours
  • Transport: not included

Private tour of the Colosseum and Roman Forum led by an archaeologist. Includes skip the line tickets


  • Colosseum
  • Arch of Constantine
  • Roman Forum
  • Capitoline Hill
  • Palatine Hill (optional)
  • Skip the line tickets included
  • Private officially licensed guide
  • Private hotel pick-up (optional)


This private walking tour of Ancient Rome begins at the Colosseum.

Your guide, an archaeologist or art historian, will help you understand the history and the significance of this amazing monument and will take you inside to see where the gladiators fought to the death and where mock sea battles took place. Entering will be quick as we will use skip the line tickets at the entrance.

After the Colosseum tour you will have time to admire the majestic Arch of Constantine, then the tour will continue going through the Roman Forum, the commercial, religious and political center of the ancient Romans. Here your private guide will tell you the history and the legends that will make come alive this marvellous archeological site. The itinerary will include: the Temple of Augustus where the funeral of Julius Caesar took place, the Via Sacra (Holy road) which is the most important road in Rome and the Curia, the meeting place of the Roman Senate.

We will then climb the Capitoline Hill to have a panoramic view (and great photo opportunities) of the Imperial Fora and from there reach the Piazza del Campidoglio, the Renaissance square designed by Michelangelo. The tour will have a perfect end here, right in front of the majestic equestrian statue of Emperor Marcus Aurelius.

If you wish to have an extended tour, it is possible to include the visit to the Palatine Hill where the legend says that the twins founders of Rome, Romulus and Remus, were found as newborns and fed by the she-wolf. An excavation done in 2007 uncovered a room that may be the mythological Lupercal, the place where Romulus and Remus were found. With this extension you will see the Palatine Stadium, the House of Augustus and the House of Domitian. To add the visit to the Palatine Hill, on the upper right of this page click  "Additional Options" and select the Palatine Hill Extension.

If you wish a private driver will pick you up at your hotel and take you to the meeting point with your guide. To enjoy this convenient service select the hotel pick-up item from the options in the reservation box (located in the upper right corner of this page).


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Private guide officially licensed, entrance fees, skip the line tickets

Not included:

Food, drinks, transportation (unless booked as specific option)


Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin

Meeting point:

Near the Colosseum. Detailed intructions and map will be emailed.


3 Hours

Dress code:

We suggest to wear comfortable shoes and during summer months a hat to protect from sun. Do not take backpacks and large bags as they are not allowed and there is no cloakroom to leave them.


Private Hotel Pick-up

Private Hotel Pick-up and Return

Palatine Hill Extension


(13 reviews)

Geoff P

Tunbridge Wells,Kent - United Kingdom

Hi Andrea, We are very happy with the tour. Alessio was warm, engaging, informative and relaxed. He was very generous with his time and knowledge and the experience really made our short trip to Rome. Thank you!


Jon M.


Ciao Jennifer! I'm writing to tell you what an AMAZING experience my wife and I had with Kiss From Italy Tours! On June 10th, Piera was a fantastic guide to the Colosseum and the Forum. I really appreciated how she answered all my questions and she was so fun to get to know. Piera knew a lot of history and they did a great job explaining everything. The BEST part about Kiss From Italy that made my wife and I so pleased was that it felt like a much more personalized experience where we really were able to get to know our guide. As an American, getting to know the local Italians is one of the best parts of traveling to Italy. Our only regret is that we did not book all of our tours with Kiss From Italy. please tell Piera that she really made our experience in Italy extra memorable.