Private Colosseum Tour Including Ancient City - LivTours

Private Colosseum Tour Including Ancient City

3 hrs
Piazza Venezia
Refundable booking

LivTours Private Colosseum Tour is a comprehensive visit to the world’s largest amphitheater! This tour will take you back Roman times, 2,000 years ago, when Rome ruled the world. Your experience is enhanced through a virtual reality reconstruction of Ancient Rome, truly giving you a once in a lifetime experience. Your private guide will have LivTours original VR cardboard glasses ready for you, so you can see what Rome looked like two millennia ago. And, you can continue enjoying your glasses after the tour – they are yours to keep!

One of the best ways to tour a city is with a local, at your own pace and your expert guide will be happy to tailor your tour to your tastes. Plus, you will enjoy priority access to the Colosseum, maximizing your time in Rome. A private Colosseum tour is a great way to navigate this historic monument, so you can enjoy discovering the history and stories behind the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill, the birthplace of Rome. This is an excellent tour if you want to maximize your time in the Eternal City.


  • 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
  • Skip the long lines with LivTours’ exclusive priority access to the Colosseum
  • Take a trip back in time & learn about 2000 years of history on this complete tour
  • Envision Ancient Rome with your very own virtual reality cardboard glasses

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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On your LivTours Private Colosseum Tour, your tour begins in the centrally located square of Piazza Venezia at the impressive Victor Emmanuel Monument, right in the heart of Rome. Your private expert guide will begin with an overview of the history of Ancient Rome and during your tour, you will learn about the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, the Palatine Hill, and ancient Roman life.  You will be amazed as you enter the excavation site that once housed the Roman Forum. Your guide will share with you the ancient temples, theaters, and government buildings that were once the heart of Rome’s commercial and political life. Stroll along streets where Romans once walked as your expert guide brings to ruins to life through the stories and gossip.

Your tour continues with a leisurely walk up to the Palatine Hill, which once was home to Rome’s rich and famous living in imperial palaces incredible views over ancient Rome. Your guide will share with you the stories of the luxurious life of excess lived by Ancient Roman rulers as you through this peaceful excavation Once you have finished your exploration, it is off to visit the Colosseum.

LivTours’ original VR cardboard glasses will be distributed and gifted to every two people on tour.

Please note that the VR cardboard glasses are optional on tour. If you wish to use them, please download the LivTtours app (via Apple or Android store) before the tour, and please bring your smartphone with you as the glasses work in conjunction with the app.

VR cardboard glasses by no means replace your tour guide’s efforts and descriptions and serve only as an enhancement to the tour. They are in no way, shape, or form a video game, but instead, offer 360-degree visual reconstructions of the architectural wonders that surround you bringing the past to life.

You will enjoy priority access to the Colosseum allowing for a seamless transition into one of the greatest feats in architecture. Your private guide will give you an idea of the dark sporting past that over 60,000 people came to see on a regular basis. Using your VR glasses just imagine the gladiatorial fights that took place here, delighting the crowds. You will hear stories from your guide on who left alive and who saw their final fate in this entertainment arena. This extraordinary amphitheater lies right in the heart of the bustling city center still today.

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


  • Priority Colosseum entrance
  • Cardboard VR goggles
  • VR reconstructions on LivTours APP
  • Colosseum Main Floor & 1st Tier
  • Skip the line into Roman Forum
  • Titus Arch
  • Palatine Hill
  • Temple of Julius Caesar

  • 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.
  • VR cardboard glasses by no means replace your tour guide’s efforts and descriptions and serve only as an enhancement to the tour. They are in no way, shape, or form a video game, but instead, offer 360-degree visual reconstructions of the architectural wonders that surround you.
  • The above itinerary is an example, the order of the sites might change depending on the scheduled slot.
  • Due to these unprecedented times and ongoing safety and regulation changes, some sites may have limited accessibility if the venue can not guarantee social distancing which may lead to unforeseen tour modifications. Thank you for your understanding.
  • LivTours’ is and always has been based on sustainable travel and especially in these new times, we are proud to be at the forefront of innovation, change, and challenges that are presented to us during this post-pandemic time. At the moment, due to Covid-19 safety regulations, museums and sites visited on this tour require wearing a mask while on site. Please bring one for every participant over 6 years of age.

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.

*Our Tuscan motorcycle tour and some Ferrari private experiences are inclusive of one person only.


Make your day even more unique and comfortable by upgrading your tour with a customizable LivTours optional add on!

Add Arena Floor Walk
Add an Arena Floor Walk to your Colosseum Tour, get the chance to walk the steps of the Gladiators and envision yourself stepping on the bloody sand and being surrounded by a roaring crowd of 80.000 ancient Roman spectators.
20 €
per person
Pick-up 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 60 €
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 on a reconstructed ludus magni arena. Includes roundtrip transfer.
starting from 460 €

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. - USA

Unforgettable experience for all ages

"We were in Rome this past spring with our two granddaughters (age 8 and 10). We booked the Colosseum and ancient Rome tour with LivItaly because of the many good reviews and comments regarding family-friendly tours and tour guides. After our experience, we are happy to add our high rating to the list. The girls loved the tour and especially our guide, Davide, who knew just what would be interesting to them and how to present it to them. That's not to say that my husband and I didn't have a great time as well! We all learned so much and will remember this tour and Davide for many years to come. Great job, LivItaly!"

Charleen - USA

Very impressive tour and tour guide

"I'm not a big tour person but I must admit, I was very impressed with the Colosseum and Roman Forum tour my wife booked for us. We had a very expert guide named Giulia who not only knew exactly how many facts and figures to throw at us but also when to slow things down or move things along. She molded the tour to our interests and abilities, always with a smile and a kind word. It was very easy to become quite friendly with her during the tour and we were actually sorry when the tour was over. Definitely a great experience."

Jerry - USA


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