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Begin your tour with hotel pick-up before heading to Rome’s well-preserved historic center, now a UNESCO World Heritage site. Skip the lines outside the Colosseum with VIP admission tickets and step inside to marvel at the ruins of the amphitheater. Wander at your leisure while listening to stories of the ancient gladiators and wild beasts that entertained up to 60,000 spectators at a time with their gory battles.

Continue your visit of some of the world’s oldest surviving structures at the Roman Forum, the seat of ancient political power, where you'll also jump the lines. Your guide will explain the gods of the ancient world and the foundations of our Zodiac signs. Learn how the pagan festival of Saturnalia—in honor of the planet Saturn— evolved into Christmas celebrations. You’ll also visit the remains of the Temple of the Vestal Virgins, where priestesses kept alive the sacred fire of Vesta.

The tour concludes with a panoramic view of the ancient city from Capitoline Hill, the smallest and most picturesque of Rome’s legendary seven hills.

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The Colosseum, a 1st-century amphitheater, is one of Rome’s most recognizable landmarks—and it’s just as incredible inside. Breeze past the entrance lines on this skip-the-line tour, which also covers the heart of Ancient Rome. Perfect for first-time visitors, this tour allows you to tick off the Roman Forum—where you'll also skip the line—Capitoline Hill, and the world-famous gladiatorial arena even in limited time. 

  • A skip-the-line tour of Rome’s ancient sites
  • Exclusive access to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Capitoline Hil
  • Save hours of waiting in line on a tour ideal for travelers with limited time 
  • Enriching commentary from your guide on the history and culture of Rome 
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Reviewed 5 days ago
Valentina Bartolini was an amazing guide! Best tour experience, I highly recommend

This was our first trip to Rome (and Italy) and we scheduled this tour the day after landing. Valentina was waiting for us downstairs when we walked down and gave us a great introduction to the city as we drove to the Colosseum. She navigated...More

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EyesofRomeTeam, Storyteller at Eyes of Rome, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Buongiorno and grazie for joining me for your tour in Rome! It's always a pleasure to make sure my guests get their trips to Rome off on the right foot, so I am very happy to hear you enjoyed yourselves! You guys were very nice...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Excellent guide

We had a fantastic private tour with Stefania Pistone, who spoke perfect English. She was very personable with a great sense of humour. Her knowledge of the history of these ancient ruins was very extensive. We thoroughly enjoyed this tour which we took in the...More

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EyesofRomeTeam, Storyteller at Eyes of Rome, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you guys! My English teacher would be proud to hear that I speak perfect English :-) You guys were a lot of fun to lead through the Colosseum & Forum, but also the Vatican (the PRIME entrance is the best, right!?!) I also enjoyed...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Simone gave one of the best tours of the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. He is an archaeologist who understands history and explains this story with great illustration. I've been to the Colosseum several times is the best ever!More

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EyesofRomeTeam, Storyteller at Eyes of Rome, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Ciao and grazie! It's great to hear that this trip was the best ever for you- I'm glad to have been part of it. I take my job very seriously, so ensuring that you get a detailed, in-depth, and yes, even entertaining tour is important...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Beautiful Morning at Coliseum

We are in Italy for our daughters 20th birthday and in each city for only a few days. Therefore we wanted to make the most of each day yet still be relaxed since it is very hot in August. We had Elisa as our guide...More

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EyesofRomeTeam, Storyteller at Eyes of Rome, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Great! I love it when everything goes well for my guests. I totally understand 'off-topic' questions- there's just so much to take in, and a huge variety of interesting things to want to know more about. Of course, I am happy to answer everything! And...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Great Tour!

We had a wonderful private tour of the Colosseum and Forum. Highly recommend. The ability to take our time and see what we wanted made it more special.

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EyesofRomeTeam, Front Office Manager at Eyes of Rome, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Glad to hear you liked the tour and enjoyed the customizability of a private tour. We agree, it's the only way to tour Rome. Thanks for choosing Eyes of Rome!!

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6 July 2018|
Response from zmcnickle | Reviewed this property |
I would email Eyes of Rome. Our tour was 195 euros and was worth every penny. A little expensive but you definitely get your money’s worth. I can’t recommend them strongly enough.
5 July 2018|
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Response from Janet H | Reviewed this property |
Hello. That sounds very high. Did you specify the amount of time for your private tour i.e. 3-4 hours, 5-6 hours, all in one area or multiple places? For our tour in April there were four of us and I think it came to... More
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Response from Wayne24 | Reviewed this property |
We didn't request that. You should check on the website to see for sure. Our tour did not include access.
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