In Ancient Rome, the Forum was the centre of the Roman Empire. Until the 4th century AD, a thousand years of decisions affecting the future of Europe were made here. When Roman soldiers were out conquering the world in the name of the Emperors, ... 

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

I would recommend these 2 tours. The first tour of the Colosseum was fast paced but very informative. Francesca had a little broken English so it was hard to follow what she was saying sometimes. However, she did know a lot about the Roman Forum. Irene was our second guide and she was awesome.

Doing what: Rome Super Saver: Colosseum and Ancient Rome with Best of Rome Afternoon Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

We had a great tour of the Colosseum and Roman Forum, we did the three hour walking tour. Our guide Alessandro was very knowledgeable and passionate about Archaeology. We had head sets to listen to our guide.
You need to be reasonable fit for this tour One elderly couple had to leave as they could not cope with the walking. It is also a bonus if the weather is fine.

Doing what: Skip the Line: Ancient Rome and Colosseum Half-Day Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

This was my favourite tour during our trip to Rome. Our group got private access to the colosseum floor, the under floor area, and the upper third level with its amazing views of inside and outside areas of the colosseum. Our guide was very informative and shared an impressive amount of historical information with us as we made our way throughout the colosseum and surrounding Roman Forum grounds. A professionally guided tour is the only way (unless you are a history scholar) to fully immerse yourself in the history of what you are seeing and put it in context.

Doing what: Ancient Rome and Colosseum Tour: Underground Chambers, Arena and Upper Tier

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

We joined the group led by Elisabetta and enjoyed the tour immensely. She gave a good overview and insight to Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palentine Hill. Very informative, rather than just walk the various sites without any associated knowledge.
We absolutely recommend Viator tour, and Elisabetta's tour is top of our vote!!

Doing what: Skip the Line: Ancient Rome and Colosseum Half-Day Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

It was a very wet day and whether the monuments would be open was uncertain but your local contacts were very helpful and a general air of good humour was maintained by all ,during our sojourn in the Metro station entrance,sheltering from the elements.We then embarked on a fascinating tour of the colosseum and luckily also the Roman forum ,which opened to visitors during the early part of our tour.The organisation was excellent ,the guide was friendly,engaging and very knowledgable.As part of our tour was not possible ,the sub arena area was flooded ,we spent more time in the arena and the upper tiers .We were on our own for these areas as they were not generally accessible to the standard ticket payer. On arrival home Viator had reimbursed 30% of our payment !without any action by ourselves . The Viator people at booking via phone were very helpful.We would thoroughly recommend them to anyone planning a visit to thesis sites .We will definitely use them again in our travels.we were in a group of 19 which felt about right.

Doing what: Ancient Rome and Colosseum Tour: Underground Chambers, Arena and Upper Tier

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2014

Did this tour 28.10.2014....we were very fortunate to have an Italian guide that was also an archaeologist, her name was Barbara from City Wonder Tours and she was great. The tour is very comprehensive of the Colosseum but can be a bit tiring with the roman forum ruins included. We started at 8:30am and finished at about 12:30pm. I would have preferred to do the in depth Colosseum tour on its own....it just depends what your schedule is like, how much time you have etc.

Doing what: Ancient Rome and Colosseum Tour: Underground Chambers, Arena and Upper Tier

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2014

Great tour! Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable about the construction, use, and current repair work at the Colosseum. It was amazing, educational, and entertaining. After touring the Colosseum, our guide took us on a walking tour of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. We saw the Arch of Septimus Severus, the House of the Vestals, Temple of Saturn and the Arch of Titus. It was amazing to walk among the ruins -- it gave new meaning to the word "awesome". We were tired by the end of the tour, but it was worth it.

Doing what: Skip the Line: Ancient Rome and Colosseum Half-Day Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

This was a pretty great tour. I learnt a lot about the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. Our guide Viviana was great. She's a Roman archeologist and actually working on excavating a site between the Colosseum and the Roman Forum at the moment. She gave us some really great insights into the ruins and what life would have been like back them. I did the small group tour and there were only 5 of us. Well worth it!

Doing what: Ancient Rome Half-Day Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

We had looked forward to this tour and were not disappointed. Our guide was outstanding. She was always smiling and positive and made every effort to inform us of all that there was to see and understand during our tour. The tour included the Roman Forum, Palatine Hill, and the Colosseum which was truly the highlight. By the end of the tour, although we were physically tired we felt we definitely had the best tour possible.

Doing what: Ancient Rome and Colosseum Tour: Underground Chambers, Arena and Upper Tier

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

Our tour guide, Claudia, was our best tour guide across 4 tours we took during a 5 day visit in Rome. She had a passion for her subject, and though Italian by birth, had a solid command of English. The Colosseum is the best part of the tour...lots to learn, and so fascinating to think what engineering of 2000 years ago was capable of. Also really helped to have a tour guide for the Roman Forum...otherwise it's hard to really fully appreciate what you're seeing or the history of it all.

Doing what: Skip the Line: Ancient Rome and Colosseum Half-Day Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

Amazing tour. We went from the very floor of the colosseum where the gladiators and animals waited, Saw and understood how the manually hoisted elevators worked. Walked the " Walk of Death" where the gladiators entered the colosseum, like how a football team enters a stadium.Just stood there with a feeling of awesomeness and fear! Then climbed to the very top tier with steep steps.
After leaving the colosseum, we walked to the Roman Forum, the center of ancient Roman politics.A very long and fascinating tour.

Doing what: Skip the Line: Ancient Rome and Colosseum Half-Day Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

We had a wonderful tour of the Colosseum, the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill with our Viator guide, Sara N. She was a very welcoming and friendly lady with vast knowledge about everything Roman as she has a Phd an is a qualified archaeologist, and the tour was so good, we would happily do it again. Sara showed us pictures of how Rome would have looked when the Colosseum was in its prime and gave us lots of interesting information about everything we viewed, which made the whole trip worthwhile. She brought it to life and imparted knowledge that you cannot get from guide books alone. It's pretty pointless going to see
these monuments without a guide because it will not have the same meaning or impact on you. This was the highlight of our trip - 100%.

Doing what: Skip the Line: Ancient Rome and Colosseum Half-Day Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

Very informative, great guide. A comprehensive overview of the Colosseum and area of the ancient Roman Forum. Be prepared to walk and climb!

Doing what: Rome Super Saver: Colosseum and Ancient Rome with Best of Rome Afternoon Walking Tour

Fen Y
New Zealand

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

Best tour ever. Simply because we had without a doubt the best tour guide: Sev.
He brought the colosseum and Roman forum to life for us with his descriptions and stories! We really appreciated how grande the colosseum once was and how advanced Roman life was. Thank u for a great experience.

Doing what: Skip the Line: Ancient Rome and Colosseum Half-Day Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

Francesca was our tour guide and was very well informed about our tour! She had a book with her to show how the roman forum n coliseum looked in the old times compared to now. Amazing experience to go underground in the coliseum and see where the gladiators and animals were kept! Overwhelming experience to be a part of history!! Learned so much from this tour!! Great job!

Doing what: Ancient Rome and Colosseum Tour: Underground Chambers, Arena and Upper Tier

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