PREMIUM COLOSSEUM, ROMAN FORUM & PALATINE HILL PRIVATE TOUR
Private guided tour - skip long lines and gain immediate access to inside the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.
Be enthralled by the Ancient History and Roman engineering of the Colosseum. Your private guide will take you on a historical journey through the first and second tier where you will learn about what it took to survive every-day life in Ancient Rome and about the public blood-drenched executions of gladiators and the fascinating lives of the domineering emperors.
Discover the history of the Colosseum and the Roman Forum which served as a public area for commercial, economic, legal, political and religious activities, it was the main centre of historical Rome and the final resting place of Julius Caesar. Visit the Palatine Hill, one of the most ancient parts of the city that boasts some of the oldest ruins in Rome.
All tours are private and can be customised to meet your requirements. If you have a family with young children we will tailor the experience to include stories to keep the little guests entertained.
Private transfers on requests at an extra cost.
ROME IN A DAY PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR
The ‘Eternal City’ is world famous for its ancient ruins, incredible architecture and magnificent Renaissance art.
Often this city can be overwhelming and difficult to know where to start when you have limited time. Our private guides understand Rome well and will guide you to see the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican Gardens, Colosseum, Roman Forum, Palatine Hill, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona and the world famous Spanish Steps.
- Advanced fast-entry tickets.
- Private transport in Mercedes vehicles.
- The experience will be tailored to individual requests.
Costs will be provided at the time of your enquiry.
VIP Exclusive Opening of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, Raphael's Rooms
VIP Exclusive Private Vatican Tour to the Museums, Sistine Chapel and Raphael's Rooms - completely alone!
A unique opportunity that will provide an unforgettable insight into one of the most important historical and religious destinations on the planet, including the highlights (Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, Raphael's Rooms)
You will be completely alone and these world renowned famous monuments will be opened exclusively for you!
Vatican City is the smallest sovereign state with one of the world's richest art collections acquired throughout the centuries by the Popes who resided here. In the Museum, visit the Galleries of Candelabras, Tapestries and Geographical Maps, and a glimpse of the Pope's exquisite gardens. In the Sistine Chapel, discover its history and how it is still used today as the Conclave for Papal Elections. Admire the frescoes painted by Michelangelo on the Chapel ceiling and wall behind the altar, depicting scenes from the Old Testament such as the Creation and the Last Judgment.
With this exclusive private visit to the Vatican you can take your time to savor the detail of the most sublime treasures alone. The experience will be on your own in the Sistine Chapel, to see Michelangelo’s "The Creation of Adam ceiling fresco" – considered one of the greatest masterpieces of Western art.
This experience must be planned months in advance and is subject to availability, it is at the discretion of the Vatican. Conditions apply.
GALLERIA BORGHESE PRIVATE TOURS
Enjoy a private guided walk from the centre of Rome taking you up through the magnificently manicured Villa Borghese park before reaching the Borghese Gallery.
The gallery was built for the infamous Cardinal Nephew of Pope Paul V, Scipione Borghese and was designed as a personal art gallery to show off the Cardinal’s art collection obtained by often nefarious yet highly original means. Today this collection houses magnificent pieces by artists such as Caravaggio, Titian, Bernini and Raphael together with an exquisite collection of ancient sculptures.
Exhibitions are subject to change. All of our private tours in Italy can be tailored to your individual requests.
Ancient Waters: Baths and Spas Private Tour
In ancient times Romans were masters at managing water, a resource so precious its absence could topple empires or provoke wars. This unique private driving tour transports you from the Imperial ruins of Rome’s most important bathing complex past its aqueducts, marvels of ancient engineering, before concluding in a luxurious spa experience at an exclusive, Roman-style complex.
This tour begins at the Imperial Baths of Caracalla, built by Emperors Septimus Severus and Caracalla between 212 and 216 A.D. This monumental bathing complex encompassed 25 hectares, and not only contained the bathing halls but spacious gymnasiums, massage parlours and libraries.
After you will travel to the Park of the Aqueducts to view the 1st century AD Aqua Claudia and the 16th century Aqua Felice.
The tour concludes with a relaxing treat at the private and serene QC Terme Spa. Here, in this renovated historic farm complex, you’ll have the opportunity to experience the ancient Roman art of bathing. This luxurious spa has been constructed to mimic the thermae of the ancient Romans. You’ll try out the caldarium (hot bath), tepidarium (warm bath) and frigidarium (cold bath), and laze by the many thermal pools to relax like the Romans did (bathing suit required). Lunch is also included.
Pricing supplied at the time of your enquiry and is determined by the number of people in your group and the vehicle required.
COOKING WITH MAMMA
Experience an authentic hands-on experience and learn how to cook in a real Italian home with Mamma.
Start from scratch and choose your ingredients guided by our Chef at the picturesque food market: Campo de’ Fiori. Continue by cooking your favourite local meal and learn the secrets that make the Italian cuisine the most sought after in the world.
Mamma will open her beautiful house and will let you discover the most authentic recipes. The activity will end at the dinner table tasting your creations.
VATICAN Special Access - Behind the Scenes
Words can't describe this exclusive experience: a behind-the-scenes private entrance with our team will allow you to discover one of the most hidden parts of the Vatican.
Enter the Vatican Mosaic Laboratory, the Pope’s private studio, where artisans work to make Pope’s gifts to world famous Head of States. We will then take you to St. Peter’s Basilica, an emotional world famous masterpiece of Renaissance and Baroque architecture. Inside, you will witness Michelangelo’s sculpture, Pietà, and Bernini’s bronze baldachin. The Vatican Museums feature the Galleries of Candelabras, Tapestries and Geographical Maps. This is the most comprehensive art collection in the world with more than 2,000 rooms, and the Sistine Chapel, where you can marvel at Michelangelo’s exquisite ceiling painting.
ORVIETO PRIVATE DAY TRIP: The Jewel of Umbria
Join your private guide on a magical day trip from Rome to the historic, hill top town of Orvieto in Umbria. Originally established as an Etruscan village before being taken over by the ancient Romans in the 3rd century BC, before becoming the refuge of the Popes in the 16th century, Orvieto’s history has been as colourful as it has been long. Today Orvieto is a charming village and one of the homes of the ‘Slow Food’ movement.
Explore the intriguing doubled-helixed, 53 metre deep St. Patrick’s Well, designed in the 16th century by the renowned Florentine Antonio da Sangallo the Younger. After continue your journey into town before exploring the complex Etruscan and medieval underground tunnels of the city.
Head to one of the oldest ‘Norcinera’ in Orvieto to taste some amazing local salumi and cheeses before heading to a small local restaurant for lunch to enjoy local delicacies and drink some famous Orvieto wine. Explore the shops and other wonders with your private guide before departing in your air-conditioned vehicle back to your hotel in Rome. This tour is an absolute feast for the senses.