Private Colosseum Tour Including Ancient City

3 hrs
Refundable booking

Experience LivTours private Colosseum tour, a comprehensive visit to the world’s largest amphitheater. Transport yourself 2,000 years back in time to when Rome ruled the world.

One of the best ways to tour a city is with a local guide and at your own pace. Your expert guide will tailor your tour to your interests. Enjoy priority access to the Colosseum, ensuring maximum time in this historical site. This private tour is a great way to navigate and discover the history and stories behind the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill, the birthplace of Rome. This is an excellent tour for those seeking to make the most of their time in the Eternal City.

**All Colosseum tours require photo ID for all participants; plan to bring your passports on the day of your tour. Failure to show identification will result in denied entry to the site.**


  • Enjoy a personalized tour with a private expert LivTours tour 5-star guide
  • Walk in the iconic Colosseum & Roman Forum & admire views from Palatine Hill
  • Enjoy LivTours’ exclusive priority access to the Colosseum
  • Take a trip back in time & learn about 2000 years of history on this complete tour

Exclusive private Tours and Experiences. Also offered in Spanish, French, Portuguese, Swedish and Russian

Our prices always include tickets and reservations fees (no waiting in lines!)

Our tour guides and staff are selected experts and speak perfect English

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Eco-sustainable tourism, designed to respect and support local culture, art and traditions

Embark on your LivTours private Colosseum tour, starting directly across from the Colosseum itself. Here you will dive deep into the history of the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Palatine Hill, and ancient Roman life.

Explore the excavation site of the Roman Forum, once vibrant with ancient temples, theaters, and government buildings – the heart of Rome’s commercial and political life. Stroll along streets where Romans once walked as your expert guide brings the ruins to life through mesmerizing stories.

Your tour continues with a walk up to Palatine Hill, once home to Rome’s rich and famous who lived in imperial palaces with incredible views over the city. Your guide will share stories of the lavish lifestyles of ancient Roman rules amidst the excavations. Once you have finished your exploration, it is off to visit the Colosseum.


You will enjoy priority access to the Colosseum allowing for a seamless transition into one of the greatest feats in architecture. Listen to tales of those who faced life or death within this entertainment arena, marveling at its well-preserved grandeur. Today, nestled in Rome’s bustling city, the Colosseum remains an iconic symbol of Rome.

This is a completely private tour perfect for curious minds of all ages.


  • Priority Colosseum entrance
  • Colosseum Main Floor & 1st Tier
  • Titus Arch
  • Palatine Hill
  • Temple of Julius Caesar

  • Please note that all Colosseum tour starting times are subject to change based on ticket availability.
  • All Colosseum tours require photo ID for all participants; plan to bring your passports on the day of your tour. Failure to show identification will result in the denial of entry to the site.
  • Offered in: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian. Please specify under “Additional notes” if you wish to book the tour in a language other than English.
  • The above itinerary is an example, the order of the sites might change depending on the scheduled slot.

LivTours’ group size of max 6 participants is and always has been based on sustainable travel, and we are proud to be at the forefront of change and innovation in the industry.  LivTours is committed to providing travelers with truly sustainable tours with the lowest possible environmental impact, all while supporting the local industries and people of each unique destination. To learn more about how you can actively support sustainable tourism  and how LivTours is contributing, click here.


When you book a LivTours Private Tour or Experience, you are guaranteed a dedicated, expert guide that allows you the flexibility to start your tour at a time which is convenient for you, making planning easy. Our private tours ensure that you will get a tailored experience to meet all your needs so we go at your pace, perfect for families with younger children, elderly, or individuals with accessibility needs. Please be advised that all private tours begin at a base price starting at two people*. Prices are inclusive of entry tickets where applicable. *Some Ferrari private experiences are inclusive of one person only.


Make your experience even more unique by upgrading your LivTours experience. Please note: add-ons are non refundable.

One Way Pick-Up Transfer Service
With the one way pick up service, your driver will pick you up directly from your accommodation and drive you to the meeting point where you will be greeted by your tour guide. Guarantee stress-free. One way only.
starting from 85 €
Gladiator School Experience for Kids
Add the incredible experience offered by the Official Gladiator School on the Appian Way. The experience includes a visit to the Gladiator Museum and a hands-on training of the fighting techniques of ancient gladiators in a reconstructed ludus magni arena. Includes roundtrip transfer. NOTE: Add-on duration is 3-4 hours in total, 2 hour gladiator school, and 1-2 hour return transport (>30 minutes each way). Please note: gladiator school experiences are available in the afternoon only, therefore, depending on the time of your tour, you may have a break to enjoy lunch explore the city between your tour and your Gladiator booking. In such cases, our operations team will advise you on a time and convenient place to meet your chauffeur.
starting from 575 €

  • Luciana in Ancient Rome

    We took a private guided tour with Luciana for the Colosseum and Palatine hill. Luciana was friendly, engaging and very happy to answer any questions. It was fantastic just to have her to ourselves. She paced the tour really well for us, stopping whenever we wanted for more information and photos. Highly recommend.

    - Shirl
  • Simply amazing!

    Our private tour with Gigi was amazing. She was on time, knowledgeable, kind and had a great handle on the English Language. She even took the time to find a wheelchair for an elderly relative in our group. Gigi had a sound understanding of Roman history and was able to answer all questions. She even had an iPad that was very useful to understand how it used to look. I highly recommend Gigi and look forward to booking with LivTours again.

    - E B
  • Highly recommend!

    Thank you so much to Liv Tours and huge thanks to our fantastic tour guide, Elisa, for the wonderful private tour of the Colosseum and the Forum. When my husband fractured his leg literally days before we were due to make our trip to Naples and Rome, we thought that our sightseeing tours would be ruined. Liv Tours came to our rescue and with an upgrade to a private tour, we were able to make the most of our time at the Colosseum and the Ancient City. Our guide, Elisa, was incredibly knowledgeable, empathetic to our situation, amusing, enthusiastic and helpful in every way to make the ancient world of the Romans come to life for us. Our 13-year-old son was engaged the whole way round (Bravo - no mean feat!) and we found our way around relatively easily with the wheelchair and crutches. These small group and private tours are really very well organised and there was great communication throughout. I would recommend Liv Tours to anyone visiting Italy.

    - Ruth
  • More than a guide, a knowledgeable friend.

    Laura was again fantastic! More than a guide, a knowledgeable friend. Everything was wonderful. Thank you for all you do for people to enjoy discovering and learning. Also I valued the good communication and the good resolution to misunderstandings.

    - Esteban
  • definitely a 5-plus star rating

    My husband and I were so happy that we'd booked a tour to see the Colosseum and ancient part of the city. There is so much to learn about and to comprehend that we would not have had such a fulfilling experience if we had tried to go on our own or in a larger group tour. We felt very exclusive with our private guide, Luca, who along with being very professional and knowledgeable, was completely dedicated to making the day unforgettable for us! We can certainly recommend this tour to you and give it the highest possible rating.

    - Jennifer F.
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By selecting Choose Dates Later / Buy as Gift at booking, any tour can be purchased without fixed dates. This is the perfect option if you want to purchase your tour as a gift for a loved one, or if you are in the pre-planning phase of your vacation. After booking, you will receive a Travel Voucher Code and full instructions on how to schedule your tours when ready. Once your travel plans are confirmed, you can easily use the Travel Voucher Code on the LivTours website to formally schedule your tours. You can find out more here.