fantastic go with the guide they tell you everything about everything you would walk past being by yourself like why a door way is 30foot in the air on a building, how old each part is were king died etc the tour last about 3 to 4 hours but well worth it
Passionate, well informed, highly educated guide helped bring the Colosseum and Forum to life. The Colosseum is jam packed, and yet he kept us together, moving along, and appreciative of what we were seeing.
The tour was well organized and on time. Our guide Serafina, was excellent. She is very knowledgable about all the ruins and was careful to keep us in the shade as much as possible. This was important as it was very hot and humid. I don't know how the guides can do theses tours everyday in that heat. The guided tour was definitely the best way to see the Colosseum, but you may not want to come in July.
WOW! This was fabulous tour and guide was amazing! Highly recommend!!!
Great Tour - Marco was an excellent guide and was very knowledgeable and passionate about his Roman architecture and history. Best views and education on the Colosseum and the Forum we have had. Some advice for those planning to attend - the forum is brutally hot / no shade and there is a lot of walking - so hydrate well, wear comfortable shoes and bring a water bottle to fill from the fountains and if you must go in peak season prepare for crowds!
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We did experience the full glory of Rome's Colosseum as our tour guide was quite passionate about Roman history. We explored areas in the underground chambers and arena and upper level usually off limits to the public. After thoroughly exploring the Colosseum we walked over to the Roman Forum and received an extensive history lesson from our wonderful guide.
Alessandro was our tour guide and he was fantastic. I am not a history buff and he brought history to life for me. He was passionate about the tour and ensured we all understood everything. He was also sensitive to people's needs e.g. standing in the shade, water breaks...
Our tour guide Marina was excellent. She was very knowledgeable and friendly. It was very hot when we visited Italy July and Marina was conscientious and gave us time to break and get fresh water. If you are traveling in the summer months, remember to bring along water, an umbrella and perhaps a hand fan of some sort. Wear closed toe shoes as these sites are outdoors and very dusty.
An absolute blast! Nice change of pace to the walking tours - great tour guide as well!
Doing what: Rome City Bike Tour
Very enjoyable tour - tough not to enjoy the Colosseum and Roman Forum - so much intrigue and history.
5 stars for the fact that it was freaking ROME and AMAZING and I LOVED IT.
The tour guide was good. Not great, but good. He seemed a wee bit impatient, though very knowledgeable and he answered most of our questions.
It was a hot day, and we did have to wait in line to enter the other areas Palatine Hill due to some kafuffle with there being only one policeman checking bags, but no matter, I just got a gelato while we waited. Our tour guide was not impressed though.
Seriously, it was AHHMAZING. So worth it, if only for the skip the lines!
Our guide was Alessandro and he was A !!! How lucky to have an archeologist for a tour of ancient Rome! Truly a wealth of information and such a warm and friendly person. It was a really hot day, and Alessandro made sure we stayed as shaded and hydrated as possible. We are truly grateful we could see this important part of Rome with an expert. Highly recommend this tour ... totally worth the investment!
Our group of 8 was made up of all our friends travelling with us and while many of us had been to Rome before this was a very cool way to get around. Our guide Ambra was amazing and we seriously had a blast, total recommend this tour!
Doing what: Rome Segway Tour
It was a fantastic tour. We saw Rome from a differente perspective. Our guide Riccardo was amazing. The best thing we did in Rome.
Doing what: Panoramic Bike Tour of Rome
The tour was great. Highly recommended and great skipping the queues.
Our tour director was great.
This was a great tour as we learnt a lot while also getting to skip really long queues. Going to the chambers and upper tier made us feel really special as very few people had access. The Colosseum was amazing you could almost hear the gladiators fighting and the lions roar! We would definitely recommend it and thought that our guide Francesca was great.
This was a spectacular experience, our guide was very knowledgeable and we really got the entire experience! A must see in Rome!
This was a fantastic excursion! Our driver, Virginia, was so friendly and professional. She asked what we wanted to see and made sure we saw it. She also made other suggestions. Seeing sites at sunset and lighted at night gave Rome such a magical ambiance. We saw so much more in one evening than we ever thought we could. The car was so adorable! This was the highlight of our trip and we would highly recommend this tour!
Very informative, great guide. Skipping the lines saved a lot of time.
Well worth it. We had a great guide, Vincenzo, who balanced his deep understanding of the colosseum and its contexts with an entertaining and personal approach to the experience. We would recommend this highly.
The guide an architectural student was very knowledgeable. He knew all the history behind the Colosseum. The problem we had was it was too hot to enjoy. The walking with all the stairs was very difficult, the guide took many breaks and he tried to find shade but I would not recommend this tour in July.
Definitely schedule a tour and do not try to visit the colosseum on your own! Skip the line entry is a huge bonus! Our guide was great and had lots of information for us!
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