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
May 2015

This tour was fascinating. To be able to see and be in the Colosseum finally was amazing. The Roman Forum was impressive as well. The guide was very knowledgeable and was great.

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

Our Italian guide was fluent in English. We visited on Good Friday so the line-up to get into the Colosseum at 8:30 was already quite long. Our tour started with Ancient Rome. Our guide was very knowledgeable explaining the history of Ancient Rome including the roads, the ruins and showed us pictures of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill as they had been so long ago. It was fascinating to hear the stories of the Pagans and the Christians, the Emperors and the amazing view from Palatine Hill etc... We then headed to the Colosseum, where we were given a private entrance so did not have to line-up in the incredibly long line. We were joined with Mikael, a tour guide from the Colosseum who had the keys to off-limit places for the general public. Mikael was very passionate and knowledgeable about the Colosseum. We explained the Arena, what happened there, allowed questions and tie for photos. Next we visited the Underground Chambers. Really cool to experience. Again more explanations regarding the animals and the gladiators who were down there. We then moved on to the Upper Tier with more explanations erc. So much history that we would not have learned otherwise. As we were completing our tour, we could see the incredibly long line-up and our guide commented that a lot of the people would not get in due to the volume of people. So glad we took the tour.

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

Wonderful tour. We came in may and the days are hot but the night tour was much cooler. Seeing it at night has no crowds except for the other small night tours. Our guide was great with lots of knowledge about the collisieum and the Roman forum. I would do this tour again.

Doing what: Colosseum and Ancient Rome Tour by Night

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

The tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. I was most impressed with her. While I only attended the portion of the tour for the Roman Forum, it was definitely worth it.

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

Our guide's name was Serafina, and she was wonderful. We really enjoyed her explanations of the Roman Forum and Palantine Hill. She also explained that the Roman water fountains around the city contain drinkable water and are free to anyone. This was very helpful on the hot, sunny days!! The Underground Tour of the Colosseum was amazing and very interesting to learn more about that section of the history.

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

Excellent tour, well worth paying for skipping the line as the queue was long! Our guide was extremely knowledgeable about the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. A must for anybody visiting Rome, after all who doesnt want to see the Colosseum! Highly recommended!

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

An excellent tour with a very good guide. Very hot in the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill but water bottles can be filled from a fountain in the Hill. This was an early afternoon tour on a hot May Day 30 degrees C that would have benefitted from the cooler visit to the Colosseum being programmed before that to the outdoor Forum. Thoroughly recommend this small party tour to include the underground chambers and floor of the arena.

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

This tour is well worth the money, it's 3.5 hours long the guides are amazing and they take you palatine hill and Roman forum first, we had Emma as a guide and she was lovely and funny and knew her stuff.... One word of advice if it's hot take a bottle of water with you, you can refill on the way.

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

This tour was great! Our small group of 6 got into areas of the Colosseum not normally available to the regular tours- behind locked gates! And the guide, Rachel from LivItaly, was excellent! She then took us through the Roman Forum and up to Palantine hill with spectacular views! It was terrific

Doing what: Colosseum Underground and Ancient Rome Small-Group Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

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.

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

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!

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

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.

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

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!!!

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

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 !!!!

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

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!

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

Tour guide had expert knowledge about the Colosseum and Roman Forum and was very passionate about ancient Roman history.

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

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.

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

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

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

The tour was fabulous! I was not expecting to see the Roman Forum as well so that was a very nice bonus. Highly recommend.

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

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!

Doing what: Colosseum Underground and Ancient Rome Small-Group Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

Fantastic tour! Our guide was great, friendly, spoke English and very knowledgeable. My partner and I particularly enjoyed the Roman Forum.

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

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.

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

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!

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2015

This was a fabulous, informative tour providing great insight and historical perspective of the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Since the tour started early, we were able to enter the Colosseum before the general public. Starting with the underground chambers, you got a good feeling of what it was to be a gladiator like all those years ago. Our guide, Roxanne, was born in Rome so was able to provide a lot of details and history of this area. The view from the third tier was just spectacular. Not only of the Colosseum itself but also of the city, the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. I loved Roxanne's 'magic book' which showed what you saw standing today plus an overlay of what it probably looked like years ago. It was incredible! Definitely a tour worth taking!

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

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