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Private Tour: Imperial Rome Art History Walking Tour

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Roma, Italy

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icon3 hours 15 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 4 more
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Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
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Overview

Make the most out of your Roman sightseeing experience with a private history of Rome tour led by an art historian guide. You’ll explore the city’s ancient Imperial sights on a walking tour from the Arch of Constantine to Piazza Venezia, visiting major attractions like the Colosseum and Roman Forum along the way. Listen to expert commentary about ancient Rome and the Roman Empire from beginning to end, and enjoy the personalized attention that comes with a private guide.
  • Choice of morning, afternoon or evening three-hour tours
  • English-speaking guide specializing in art history
  • Enjoy privileged, personalized attention from your guide on this special private art tour
  • Customize the tour to suit your own interests

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This private tour provides historical info about Rome’s many ancient ruins that you wouldn’t get on your own.
Professional art historian guide
Private tour
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks

Departure Point

Piazza del Arco di Costantino, Roma RM, Italy

Return Details

Piazza Venezia, Roma RM, Italy
Meet your guide at the Arch of Constantine (Arco di Costantino), next to the Colosseum, to begin your private walking tour of ancient Rome’s main landmarks. Admire this monument to the Emperor Constantine, an arch that generals and rulers passed underneath when riding proudly through the Roman Forum along Via Sacra, a road you’ll walk along.

Head inside the Colosseum for an in-depth tour with your knowledgeable art historian guide, who points out details and tell stories about this legendary amphitheatre. Then enter the Roman Forum to explore landmarks like the Arch of Titus before walking up Capitoline Hill. Hear about Diocletian, who built a palace and circus here that’s now part of Capitoline Museums. Your tour then ends at nearby Piazza Venezia, a central location from where you can continue discovering Rome’s famous sights on your own.

Note: This private tour can be customized to your interests by your professional guide; please list any particular interests you have, such as architecture, history or culture, at the time of booking so your guide can prepare.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Arco di Costantino
Your private walking tour starts at the Arch of Constantine by the Colosseum. Before entering the famous amphitheater and Forum for a privately guided tour, you will take a closer look at the impressive arch dedicated to Emperor Constantine. Every roman general or emperor who rode in triumph through the Forum along the Via Sacra (the road you will walk along) had to pass under this arch.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Colosseum
Duration: 50 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Colle Capitolino
Ascend to the Capitoline Hill where Diocletian built his fantastic Palace, Circus and now a beautiful small museum. Your expert art historian will bring it all back to life!
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Roman Forum
Your personalized tour will visit the Colosseum in depth. After this visit you will enter to the Roman Forum where you will walk around the most famous monuments like Titu's Arch.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Via dei Fori Imperiali
Exiting Augustus Forum by the end of the Via dei Fori towards Piazza Venezia, the Trajan Markets and Forum, and the 30 mt long sculpted Column of Trajan will appear like a vision, their white marble shining under the Roman Sun. Your guide once again will illustrate them all.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY ARTSTUR Ltd

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Tour: Imperial Rome Art History Walking Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Imperial Rome Art History Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Private Tour: Imperial Rome Art History Walking Tour?
A:
The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Imperial Rome Art History Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Private Tour: Imperial Rome Art History Walking Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Imperial Rome Art History Walking Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Tour: Imperial Rome Art History Walking Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Imperial Rome Art History Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Private Tour: Imperial Rome Art History Walking Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Imperial Rome Art History Walking Tour.

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Its not surprising the Romans are so...
Stephen G
, Jul 2016
Its not surprising the Romans are so proud of their long and deep heritage, and our guide Rosanna was an enthusiastic advocate for all things ancient - from Constantine's Arch to the Colosseum to the Forum and Capitoline Hill. With her as our expert guide, the four of us barely noticed the very hot temperature and milling crowds on this late afternoon tour in July.
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Great private tour. Lots of...
Troy S
, Apr 2016
Great private tour. Lots of information . . . our guide was very knowledgeable. We would recommend this tour . . .
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This has been by far the best tour I...
Mohammed H
, Dec 2015
This has been by far the best tour I have ever made in my life, the reason being Gianluca. He really did set the bar high for other tour guides. He is knowledgeable, kind, courteous, witty and every positive adjective you can think of. The time flied so fast and we left with years' worth of knowledge. If you wanted to see the coliseum and the roman Forms, then you would be out of your mind if you do not go with Gianluca.
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Wow, what an amazing day. Our guide...
Denise N
, Jul 2015
Wow, what an amazing day. Our guide Luca was incredible, blending archeological research with historical account. Our tour started on Palatine Hill as the Colloseum lines were mixed resulting in long waits even for those with passes. All the better as we explored Palatine Hill at a leisurely pace with very few other tourists. Upon our return to the Colloseum, Luca's experience with the confusing line system resulted in a very short wait for entrance. Luca's knowledge was expansive and his courtesy for our comfort knew no bounds. A wonderful introduction to Roman history by a guide who is obviously passionate about his work and was able to continue with impeccable English even after my own English brain began to melt in the July heat. Thank you Luca.
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Having a private quide massively...
Anna
, Jun 2015
Having a private quide massively enhanced out experience in the ancient city. Our guide Luca explained architectural structures and their social functions amongst the ruins. He made the very hot day manageable and enjoyable.
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It was great and our tour guide was...
Pat
, Jun 2015
It was great and our tour guide was excellent! Highly recommended.
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Luca was extraordinary. Amazing depth...
John L
, Apr 2015
Luca was extraordinary. Amazing depth of knowledge. His English is excellent. A wonderful guide. The Coliseum part of the tour is awesome. I remember visiting in the early 80's and the Coliseum was in real disrepair. The difference is stunning. Luca pointed out so many cool yet subtle things that would go by unseen if they were not pointed out by a guide. The Forum part of the tour requires some moderate walking and stair-climbing but is quite doable. A real shame that everyone pillaged this incredible bit of history over the years. In summary, Luca was great and if you can afford it, this is the only way to see Imperial Rome.
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Luca was very kind and knowledgeable...
wes.blevins
, Jan 2015
Luca was very kind and knowledgeable. The sites were amazing!
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This was a wonderful experience...
Malcolm G
, Dec 2014
This was a wonderful experience. Our guide, Luca, was so knowledgeable about all of the sites we visited and made our tour so very enjoyable. Altogether our tour was so very educational and exceptionally interesting.
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Really interesting tour of the Forum...
Jonathan T
, Jul 2014
Really interesting tour of the Forum and or guide was friendly and knowledgeable. I would have liked to have spent more time in the Colloseum especially in the underground areas if possible.

Product code: 3207A

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