Although we were tired because we started with a three-hour tour of the Vatican, our guide made the afternoon even more memorable. We visited many sights in the ancient Roman Forum, then walked to the Colosseum and walked all around there. Our only caveat would be to not try to do this tour on the same day you do another walking tour, because there is a lot, and I mean a lot, of walking. You walk up hills, down hills, visit palaces, travel over uneven surfaces, up three flights of stairs of the Colosseum, all around the Colosseum, and that doesn't mention the several blocks you have to walk from the Forum to the Colosseum. So this is a great tour, but only take it if you can handle a tremendous amount of climbing and walking.
Both tours were of good quality.
The morning tour with guide Claudia covered the Colosseum and Roman Forum and was very enjoyable as Claudia was very knowledgeable about the sights covered and was able to give a lot of detailed insight into their history.
The afternoon tour with guide Francesa was a bit less detailed, but covered many sights and piazzas that we simply wouldn't have seen had we not gone on this tour.
If you're only in Rome for a short time these two tours are a good way to cover a lot of the ancient city centre. My only gripe is that the end location of the morning tour is quite far away from the start of the afternoon tour. Bear in mind that both tours are walking tours - be prepared for a lot of walking!
Alessandro did a wonderful job of holding everyone's interest on this informative tour. The immensity of the coliseum is staggering, yet the Roman forum with all of the background stories is a must-see. Thanks for the bringing magic book, it's a great visual tool.
Words cannot express the wonder and awe of the Colosseum. Fabrizio was our tour guide and he spent four hours providing deep knowledge of the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. He was very nice and pleasant, and allowed for lots of questions and photos. He ensured all group members remained together and made everyone feel very welcome. There is no other way to see the Colosseum and Roman Forum, especially if you have little time to spend in Rome. My husband and I would not have learned or seen nearly as much on our own in the same time frame! Excellent tour company and guide!!!
a real passionate guide, she was italian but fluent in english without harsh italian accent, she was extremely knowledgeable because she was an archeologist ! mentioned amazing things about Rome, Colosseum, paletine hills and roman forum and she told us interesting stories about how they did their rituals in these buildings. Try it for SURRREEEE !!!!
Marina was our guide. She was fantastic! She was so informative in a very entertaining way. We loved it! Touring the underground was fascinating and well worth the additional fee. The Roman Forum was beyond expectation. This tour is a must!
Tour guide had expert knowledge about the Colosseum and Roman Forum and was very passionate about ancient Roman history.
Our tour guide, Dario was a great story teller and made the Collosseum and Ancient Roman forums come alive - no boring facts here! Thanks for an entertaining tour Dario.
The tour was amazing! The Roman Forum was so interesting. Francesca did an amazing job with our small group! 5 stars!!!
Doing what: Ancient Rome Half-Day Walking Tour
Despite the weather being miserable the tour guide was enthusiatic and very upbeat keeping the tour in high spirits. The infomation provided was very indepth and i loved the details provided of how the roman forum would have looked in times past
The tour was fabulous! I was not expecting to see the Roman Forum as well so that was a very nice bonus. Highly recommend.
My family w/ 2 kids (13 and 6 y/o) had a wonderful time touring the Colosseum (underground and upper levels) and Roman Forum. Our guide Barbara from Vitality Tours was fabulous. She had both kids mesmerized with stories and historical facts. Though it was expensive, Barbara guiding us was worth it!
Fantastic tour! Our guide was great, friendly, spoke English and very knowledgeable. My partner and I particularly enjoyed the Roman Forum.
Highly recommended. This tour provides an excellent overview of Rome's most famous sights including the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, the Trevi Fountain (currently under restoration), and the Pantheon.
This was an awesome tour! It was very exciting to be able to view the underground chambers and learn about what went on during those times. The views from the upper tier were spectacular! Included was a tour of the Roman Forum. There is so much history and was really impressed by the tour guides!
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