Private Tour of The Colosseum and Roman Forum - With Arena Access

Duration: 3 Hours approx Cost: From €300 (price is for 2 people) Visiting the Colosseum The arena of death! The Colosseum, a monument so vast and imposing, so awe-inspiring and iconic that it many ways it has come encapsulate the Roman Empire. A building which would take a mere 8 years to construct and with a capacity of over 50,000  would remain the biggest sporting arena in the world until the 20th Century. The Colosseum may not be as crowded today, but the ticket and security lines can stretch for hours. With our special dedicated guides entrance that takes us straight onto the arena floor, they won't be an issue for us.   Visiting the Roman Forum It may be over 1500 years since the last gladiator fights but this isn’t a problem for The Rogue Historians. We will take you back in time for a day at the games - blood, guts, gore and more. After the Colosseum, we head to the Roman Forum. A site evoking the names of great leaders and tyrannical despots, the Roman Forum is the backdrop to some of the most illustrious and murderous events in world history. It was here that Tiberius Gracchus was clubbed to death by the chairs of furious senators. Here that Cicero exposed the Catiline conspiracy with a series of speeches that have been admired and deplored ever since. Here that the great Gaius Julius Caesar was cremated after his pivotal assassination, and here that so many other fateful moments which would go onto shape western history would take place. Most importantly it is here that the Rogue historians will cement your love for Roman history. Tour Inclusions Private Rogue Historian guide for you and your group. Skip the line access to the Colosseum Access to the Arena Floor Skip the line access to the Roman Forum Tour Exclusions Hotel pick up (available for additional cost) Guide gratuity (optional)

Sistine Chapel Tour, with Vatican Museums and St Peter's

Duration: 3 Hours approx Cost: From €350 (price for 2 people) Vatican City Tour with Skip the Line Tickets The Vatican may be one of the smallest states on Earth but it boasts one of the largest collections of art in the world. Sprawling across a total of 14km and over 2,000 rooms it can be a daunting prospect to explore this mammoth collection by yourself.  This VIP experience will offer you Skip-the-line access to make sure you make the most of your time, and, your very own Rogue Historian to show you the gems of the collection and answer any and all questions you may have.  Visiting the Vatican The Christian Church in Rome has seen the rise and fall of the Roman empire, the dawning of the dark-ages, schisms and countless reformations of the church, it has seen the greatest artists of periods such as the Renaissance and Baroque mould its churches. It has seen the rise and fall of great superpowers such as Imperial Britain and the Modern United States, and in the last hundred years has witnessed countless wars and the rise and fall of Communism. Throughout all the this the Catholic Church has remained a prominent figure and has played a pivotal role in the formulation of Western society. Let The Rogue Historians help you navigate this breathtaking collection and bring these two thousand years of history to life for you. Visit some of the most iconic pieces of ancient sculpture that inspired the Renaissance masters such as Michelangelo and Raphael and then marvel at their masterpieces. But also be prepared for scandal and political intrigue as our guides tell you the stories behind some of these masterpieces and the men who created them. You will, of course, visit the beautiful Gallery of Maps, the stunning Raphael rooms and the astounding Sistine Chapel, one of Michelangelo’s greatest achievements, a place that never fails to inspire, awe and humble. Then on to St Peter’s Basilica, the largest church in the world and centre of Catholicism today – a building that is a testament to both the late Renaissance and the Baroque, awash with the works of Bramante, Michelangelo and Bernini, and where the tomb of St. Peter lies beneath the altar… Vatican Opening Hours Monday-Saturday: 8.30am till 4pm (museums open at 9am though it is open to a limited number of guides at 8.30 each morning) Tours starting after 2pm may not include St. Peters Basilica due to mass.

The Best of Rome

Things to do in Rome With the arrival of the Renaissance in Rome during the 1400s and the return of the Papal court, Rome was reborn. The aqueducts were to be rebuilt and their terminuses celebrated with grand sculptural groups and mesmerizing piazzas. Join us as we explore Renaissance and Baroque Rome, from the great Palazzos of the leading families of Rome to the beautiful Baroque piazzas and fountains. From the great rivalries of artists such and Bernini and Borromini to the Inquisition and the trials of great scientific figures such as Galileo and Bruno. Private Tours of Rome Your private tour of Rome will start at the Spanish steps. We will discuss who and what makes these the most famous stairs in the world. Then join us as we transport you back in time to when Casanova would meander around this area wooing the multitude of visitors to this site, and then onto the Grand tourists who would swarm into this area for its cheap accommodation and soft water (just the thing for a good cup of English tea). Then onto the most famous fountain in the world, The Trevi, whose history spans back all the way to Augustus and his right-hand man Agrippa. After throwing your coins into the fountain to ensure your safe return we head on past a number of beautiful sites, including; Piazza Navona, the Pantheon, Campo di Fiori, and many more. A veritable romp around Rome's top attractions.   Duration: 3 Hours Price is €250 for the up to 4 people. Additional places can be purchased at €15 for adults and €10 for children.