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HISTORIC ROME: PRIVATE

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by Graham Montfort
Chiara making history in Rome!

Excellent tour, Chiara sure knows her stuff, so much so that we were somewhat mentally exhausted at the end but in a good way! Can't recommend this experience highly enough especially if your interest is Roman Baroque architecture.

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  • *** All tickets INCLUDED
  • Expert Rome tour guide
  • Fully private and exclusive
  • Historic Rome walk
  • Skip-the-line Coliseum

  • Coliseum

  • Roman Forum

  • Historic Center

  • 4 hours

Overview

“Historic Rome: Private” is perhaps the only way to relive over 2,500 years of history in just 4 hours on our fully private tour of Rome’s ancient ruins and most famous monuments. We recall the colourful stories of emperors, gladiators, Caesars and slaves, with a focus on the Coliseum, Roman Forum, Campidoglio, and Campus Martius. This privately guided experience is a wonderful introduction to the history and origins of ancient Rome.

We begin the tour with Rome’s greatest engineering accomplishment – the Coliseum. Once inside we will wander around the amphitheatre on several levels and learn about the history of the bloody and violent games which took place on the arena floor. We then change gears and walk up ancient Via Sacra to the Roman Forum. Here, you will see the more civilized side of ancient Rome. The beautiful architecture therein has inspired countless architects in the history of our world. Understand why the Roman Empire became so powerful, and why it eventually collapsed.

A few steps away from the Capitoline Hill, known locally as “Campidoglio”, and Michelangelo’s piazza, enjoy stunning views of ancient Rome and the grand history all around. From there, a lovely stroll takes us to Piazza Navona and the Fountain of the Four Rivers by Bernini. Borromini’s Church of St. Agnes towers above it, therefore we relate the great rivalry between these two artists which is supposedly evident in their architecture on Piazza Navona… Our next port of call are the beautiful waterfalls which cascade over Gods, men, and mythological beasts at the Trevi Fountain where you will learn about the abundance of spring water and magnificent fountains in Rome, Roman aqueducts, and then of course you will hurl your coins into the water and have a gelato to celebrate your future trips to the Eternal City! Close nearby, we walk on to the once-pagan Pantheon – today it’s a Catholic Church. The dome and oculus will amaze and inspire, it’s a masterpiece of engineering which has stood intact for over 2,000 years.

Meeting point info will be sent in booking confirmation e-mail. For security reasons, backpacks, rucksacks, large handbags, luggage etc. are banned inside the Coliseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill.

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INCLUSIONS

  • Priority skip-the-line Coliseum tickets
  • Licensed private Rome tour guide
  • Private Coliseum inside tour
  • Private Roman Forum tour
  • Private ancient Rome tour
  • Private Rome city center tour

Exclusions

Coliseum Underground (Hypogeum)

Important Information

  • Daily exc. Sun.
  • Tour does not run on public holidays.
  • Sturdy, comfortable footwear advised.
  • Activity level: moderate.
  • NOT wheelchair accessible.

Voucher

You will be e-mailed a confirmation voucher automatically once the booking process is complete. Please ensure that the e-mail address you enter during the booking process is correct or we will not be able to send confirmation! Payment made will be clarified and meeting point maps included for you to find your way in Rome. We accept vouchers by smartphone / tablet. If you prefer to print your voucher, please show it to our representative at the start of the tour.

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by Graham Montfort
Chiara making history in Rome!

Excellent tour, Chiara sure knows her stuff, so much so that we were somewhat mentally exhausted at the end but in a good way! Can't recommend this experience highly enough especially if your interest is Roman Baroque architecture.

by Marshall
Expert guide, best day by far in Europe.

We decided to book a private tour of old Rome rather than a join in tour. As there were 3 of us, the price was very good. The scope of knowledge handed down to us by our guide in the Coliseum and forum area was very impressive. This continued on through the historic center. We passed by other tours and felt that we were getting a far superior experience than that of other tourists nearby. Private tour of Historic Rome with When in Rome tours comes very highly recommended by us.

by Annie
All of Rome, historic and ancient!

We were shown everything from the Colosseum to so many beautiful places in the historic part of Rome. Our guide knew much more than we thought possible and in 4 hours, a little over 4 hours, we were maxxed out with information. We saw the best of Rome no doubt. A fabulous private tour and we've taken many in Europe. Thankyou!!


Schedule

Annual
Mon - Sat. FLEXIBLE START TIMES. Meet in front of the tourist center on Via dei Fori Imperiali 2.
Sun. Closed
IMPORTANT! We will contact you directly to confirm preferred private tour start time.
 

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by Graham Montfort
Chiara making history in Rome!

Excellent tour, Chiara sure knows her stuff, so much so that we were somewhat mentally exhausted at the end but in a good way! Can't recommend this experience highly enough especially if your interest is Roman Baroque architecture.

by Marshall
Expert guide, best day by far in Europe.

We decided to book a private tour of old Rome rather than a join in tour. As there were 3 of us, the price was very good. The scope of knowledge handed down to us by our guide in the Coliseum and forum area was very impressive. This continued on through the historic center. We passed by other tours and felt that we were getting a far superior experience than that of other tourists nearby. Private tour of Historic Rome with When in Rome tours comes very highly recommended by us.

by Annie
All of Rome, historic and ancient!

We were shown everything from the Colosseum to so many beautiful places in the historic part of Rome. Our guide knew much more than we thought possible and in 4 hours, a little over 4 hours, we were maxxed out with information. We saw the best of Rome no doubt. A fabulous private tour and we've taken many in Europe. Thankyou!!