A wonderful experience made all the better by our Guide Mirella.....she was passionate and very knowledgeable on the subject of the Colosseum and Forum. A wonderful tour not to be missed!!!! again highly recommended.
The Colosseum is an amazing structure in itself but we thought the guided tour made a massive difference to our experience. Not queueing was a big plus in the off season and would be even more so in the summer, that is the first must on the list. Our tour guide was called Nina and her knowledge was only rivalled by her skill in delivering every bit of information in bitesize chunks with a bit of humour thrown in for good measure. We felt we were really given a true historical representation of how the building was used backed up by pictures of how everything would have looked in its prime. The additions of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill would have been almost non-events without a proper guide, we learnt a lot more and had a better experience than we would have done with just a book.
Definitely recommend this tour to everyone! Loved every minute of it. Our tour guide Chiara (sorry if that's spelt wrong) was absolutely brilliant, made the Colosseum come to life with her knowledge. Going to the underground, arena and upper tier made this tour the best experience you would not get if you just went for the normal entrance tickets. I would go on this tour again. Thank you!
The ancient Rome walking tour provided a great overview of the Colosseum and various other ruins. The tour's pace was quick enough to cover a lot of ground but slow enough that we learned a lot at each stop. I had previously taken a different company's Colosseum tour, and it couldn't compare to the detail provided through Viator. The guide was terrific and answered my dozens of questions about the amphitheater.
Fantastic tour of the Colosseum and the Forum. Our guide was superb making the whole experience memorable. We will definitely recommend Viator to our friends. Well done.
Agostina is an awesome tour guide, we had her for this tour and for the Sistine Chapel private viewing tour. She is extremely knowledgable and has a passion for archaeology. If you want to see the colosseum this tour is a must, the views from the top of level of the colosseum are worth the price.
An excellent experience! Our guide paced the tour so that those with walking difficulties could keep up, yet we were able to see it all. The use of audio receivers meant that we were able to hear our guide no matter how far away we were. His spoken English was very easy to understand. The "Skip the Line" feature makes this the best way to see the Colosseum and Forum.
Superb tour, fabulous guide Susanna, couldn't have asked for more. The Colosseum is beyond amazing and the history of the Forum is not to be missed. Our guide also gave us tips on where else to visit and see amazing views of the city. Worth every penny.
The guide we had for this tour was excellent, very knowledgeable and interesting. Unfortunately we were not able to see the underground of the Colosseum that day as some of the ground had collapsed. We were compensated by being able to go to a special viewing area. Tour of Roman Forum and Palatine Hill was also great. A must tour.
Our guide Maria was very pleasant, friendly and extremely knowledgeable. She pointed out things to us that we would probably not have realised or noticed. Her own interest in Roman history became apparent and this helped us to have a better understanding of both the human and architectural history of the Colosseum and Forum. We totally enjoyed the experience and would definitely recommend this tour.
Our guide made ancient Rome come to life! It would not have been the same on our own. Her stories of history painted a witty and entertaining story of the past. All this... and there was an unexpected strike so we could not go into the ancient Rome ruins. Our tour guide saved the day and we saw and experienced everything from above. However, we did go into the Colosseum and experienced it to the point where you felt like you were part of the Roman history!
My wife and I went on the tour Monday September 23, 2013. Touring the Colosseum and Forum Ruins means so much more because we had a very knowledgeable guide to tell us so many historical facts. You miss out on so much if you just go on your own to view the structures. Our tour guide ( I believe her name was Mary Elena ) was great and had a good sense of humor. At first I was anxious to get into the Colosseum to see it but our guide told us quite a bit about it first which was definitely the right thing to do and made me appreciate the tour more. Same with the Forum Ruins and Palatine Hill. I recommend this tour to everyone.
This could have been a disaster because we experienced an horrendous storm at the beginning of the tour which could have stopped the whole thing. We couldn't see the underground in the Colosseum due to flash flooding but it did not diminish the quality of the tour. The enthusiasm, good humour and knowledge of the guide was exemplary and we stuck it out through the rain. To my knowledge no-one left the small group which speaks volumes for her. She dispelled many myths about the Colosseum and made the day brighter for us all.
Great tour!!! Our tour guide was very knowledgeable!!! Amazing to start at the Roman Forum and move to the Colosseum. What a great experience to see the Underground and take a private tour all the way to the top.
This tour was AWESOME! We lucked out and got a tour guide who has a Masters degree in archaeology, and he was the best! The secrets of the Colosseum, the tour of the underground chambers, the awe of the arena, and the unbelievable panoramic view of Rome from the upper tier, not to mention being able to see and touch intact artifacts that predated the birth of Christ... all worth every penny... and more! There is no way that we could have taken in the majesty of the Ancient Rome and the behind-the-scenes secrets of the Colosseum without this tour. From the directions to the meeting place, the efficiency of the Dark Rome team, the impeccable English of our Roman guides, this was perfect. I am so glad we took this tour and would HIGHLY recommend it whether this is your first or fifth visit to the Eternal City; it is definitely worth it!
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