Private tour

Best of Rome in 1 Day: Private Tour with Colosseum

Best of Rome in 1 Day: Private Tour with Colosseum

From US$ 460.44 per person

On this special sightseeing tour of the historical center, admire the Circus Maximus, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, PIazza Navona, Pantheon, Mausoleum of Hadrian, St Peter's Square and many other sites.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
Reserve now & pay later
Keep your travel plans flexible — book your spot and pay nothing today.
Duration 7 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Russian
Pickup included
Your personal chauffeur will pick you up at your accommodation, hotel, B&B, or apartment in central Rome. The Colosseum tour meeting point is at Via delle Terme di Tito, on the corner wiht Via Nicola Salvi.
Private group


  • See some of ancient Rome’s most evocative ruins at the Palatine Hill
  • Enjoy a beautiful view of Rome from the Janiculum Hill
  • Tour the symbol of the ancient Roman world, the Colosseum
  • Take a private tour to really get to know the city better
Full description

Join this Best of Rome Private Day Tour to discover the Eternal City. See the Trevi Fountain, the charming Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona, the silent flow of the Tiber River, the Pantheon, and Piazza Venezia with its Wedding Cake monument.

You will be picked up in the morning (exact time subject to change) and your private driver will drive you to go sightseeing around the historical center of Rome. Continue to Emperor Hadrian’s Mausoleum and legendary Ponte Sant'Angelo, to enjoy a fantastic sight of the Castello Sant'Angelo, and to the astonishing St. Peter's Square with its superb colonnade.

Afterward, enjoy a beautiful view of Rome from the Janiculum Hill and see Circus Maximus, the site of the Roman chariots races with its evocative views of the sprawling ruins of the emperor's palaces on Palatine Hill.

After a 1-hour break for lunch (which is not included), you will have a private skip-the-line tour of the symbol of the ancient Roman world, the Colosseum.

Discover the techniques of construction invented by the Romans, the incredible ability of the gladiators, the fighting between exotic animals, and the level of technology achieved by Roman engineers to build the Colosseum. Your tour will then continue exploring the Palatine Hill, the residence of the Roman emperors, overlooking one side of Circus Maximus and on the other side, the views of the valley of the Roman Forum, an ancient center of Roman political, religious, and commercial life.

In this archaeological area, see some of ancient Rome’s most evocative ruins such as the Arch of Titus, House of the Vestal Virgins, Senate House, Basilica of Maxentius, and the Temple of Julius Caesar, built in the same spot where his body was cremated.

  • 1-day private transfer, pick-up and drop-off at hotel
  • Private car and driver
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle or minivan
  • Permission to enter Rome city center
  • Parking fees
  • Professional tour guide service (3-hours)
  • Admission fees with privileged entrance
  • 3-hours professionally-guided service for the Colosseum and Roman Forum with skip-the-line access
  • Reservation service for special, skip-the-line entrance to the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • English-speaking driver for the sightseeing tour
  • Assistance
  • Insurance
  • Taxes and fees
  • Food and drinks
  • Guide service for the morning panoramic tour
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

Select participants and date



Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Selfie sticks
  • Backpacks
  • Sprays or Aerosols
  • Glass objects

Know before you go

  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and Vatican Museum. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women.
  • A minimum of 2 persons per booking is required, and a maximum of 7.
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved.
  • You cannot get into the Colosseum with large bags, backpacks or suitcases. Since the Colosseum does not provide a cloakroom service, you can only bring small bags.
  • Selfie sticks cannot be used inside the Colosseum for security reasons
  • Transportation by a short limousine up to 4 persons. For more people, a minivan will be used.
  • All visitors must have a photo ID for the security check.
  •  Program schedule may vary and will be reconfirmed a few days prior tour departure time.
  •  The itinerary may vary depending on extraordinary events.
  • Sometime the Basilica and Sistine Chapel may close without notice, such as during religious ceremonies.
  •  Some days there may be a line due to security checks.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 6 reviews

Review summary

  • Value for money
  • Safety
  • Service
  • Organization

Sort by:

Traveler type:

Star rating:

Very nice tour - 1st part is to your choosing of what you would want to see- I didn’t know this - so I would recommend having a plan - we did not - Walking tour after lunch was great - Georgio is a very good guide- and extremely knowledgeable - Highly recommend any tour that he is giving

January 7, 2023

This tour was the BEST - we could not ge happier with our entire experience. Both guides were incredible, knowledgeable, and just fun to be with for the day. I will recommend this experience to everyone I can. We saw more and did more than we ever imagined we could in one day. Best way to see as much of Rome as you can in one day.

January 30, 2022

What an unforgettable day! Our guides were fantastic! We had the opportunity to see many sites we never would have had we not booked this tour. Not having to consider transportation, tickets, or any other logistics made the day so easy. All we had to worry about was snapping pictures and absorbing all of the amazing information. Our driver was so great with my girls and they had a wonderful time that they will remember for the rest of their lives. They all did a fantastic job of presenting interesting information and kept all of us ages 9-34 engaged the whole time. Start to finish what a wonderful day, there really is no better way to experience Rome.

Read more

July 18, 2021

Product ID: 104357