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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Crystal S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2016

This tour was worth every penny! Private viewing of the underground chambers and upper deck which brought great views of the Roman Forums. We thought the tour was just for the Colosseum but it covered Palatine Hill and the Roman Forums too. Our guide, Dora, was wonderful and gave such great details and answered all our questions. If you love history, you're definitely gonna love this!

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

David F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2016

Fabulous tour of Roman Forum and Colosseum. Tour guide Allessandra was amazing, she kept us focused and entertained all through the tour. Then Francesco at the Colosseum was very interesting. All in all a GREAT tour. I would recommend this to anyone going to Rome!!

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

Timothy C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2016

Barbara not too sure who to spell her name was an excellent guide, and she imparted such amazing knowledge to us along the entire tour. It was such a pleasant surprise to know that she was an archaeologist as well, which obviously meant that the knowledge that she was giving to us was accurate and in-depth. She provided us with many photo-taking opportunities, and was extremely receptive to questions. I would definitely recommend this tour to any tourists who are looking to obtain a deeper understanding of the history surounding the Colosseum/Roman Forum/Palatine Hill, and who are not there just for the photos.

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

Beth W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2016

This tour was AMAZING! The only way to see the Colosseum and Roman Forum is with a tour guide otherwise you don't really know what you are looking at. We saved a lot of time by skipping the line, and our tour guide, Elenora, was very knowledgeable and obviously very passionate about the site and her city. That kind of attitude makes a big difference in a guide. We learned so much from her that we would have otherwise never have known. As an American, we don't have access to anything like this because our country is so young. I literally got a little choked up just thinking that we were walking the same grounds and buildings that people like Nero and Cesar walked. It was simply amazing. Another great thing about this tour was the headsets that they gave us. We all received a personal headset that allowed us to hear our guide no matter how far we were from her. In the Colosseum, this was especially convenient as it was loud and busy with many tourists as it should be, so it was nice to not have to be right at her side to hear what she was saying. This was a very nice touch. All in all, THANK YOU!

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

Brian S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2016

We loved the Colosseum Tour. They meet right outside the Colosseum Metro Stop up some stairs when you leave the station. We spent a long time inside but also got to explore the Roman Forum which was super nice. We did tours back to back as we trained it in from Milan for the day. Do watch your handbags for pick pockets as twice on the metro and once in the Coliseum metro station I had gypsies finger me looking for cash. Thankfully several Italian citizens came to my rescue and hauled them off to the police. Nevertheless these Roman tours were highlights of our trip to Italy. Note: You can refill your water bottles at all the lion head fountains as the water is pure but don't buy bottles from the outdoor venders as it looks like they just refill old water bottles.

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

Warren W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2016

Really informative. We had a lovely American girl as our tour guide. Group was small, 6 people. Paid for what we got, skip the lines and also access to underground, on the floor and also third level. No crowds in these areas and a very good experience. Minor wait to get in due to security but cannot recommend tour highly enough. The Roman Forum, whilst not having the crowds was as interesting as the Colleseum. Thumbs up

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

Benedict S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2016

I booked this tour via viator. The tour around the colosseum is absolutely amazing. The meeting point was just above the metro station close to the colosseum.

My wife and I arrived extra early to have our pictures taken with the colosseum's exterior. Good thing we did so because we didn't have time to take pictures during the tour.

We skipped all of the long lines into the colosseum considering it was quite crowded during that day.

Our lady tour guide who is an archeologist was very knowledgeable as she described to us the historical facts about the colosseum and the gladiators that fought in it.

We started on the ground floor of the colosseum and then went on to the upper levels where there was a view of the entire interior of the colosseum.

After touring the colosseum we proceeded to The Roman Forum where the ruins were situated.
The tour guide slowly discussed and showed to us pictures of what the ruins looked like when the structures were in good condition before.

The ruins were truly amazing. Next up was the palatine hill where our tour ended.

The total duration of the tour was about 3 hrs with a couple of toilet breaks in the middle. Take note to wear comfortable shoes as you will be walking in uneven surfaces, uphill surfaces and a couple of flight of stairs.

Overall I liked this tour.

Tour guide Joana who facilitated the afternoon tour was absolutely amazing. Her sense of humor kept us on our toes. We covered plenty of places such as The Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, The Pantheon among others.

I really enjoyed the afternoon tour.

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

Jane G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2016

Fantastic tour and a wealth of knowledge from the guides. Highly recommended but this was a long tour and a lot to take it with a good 1 hour and a half spent in the Roman Forum area. It may be worth checking all the different tours if not looking to stand around listening for any length of time.

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

Martin J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2016

Great tour. The location was easy to find, and the people were welcoming. The ability to go to the underground and then to the upper tier is certainly worth it. The information that we got from the tour guide was great as we go a huge appreciation for the size and construction of this great building. The walk around the Roman Forum was also good with the guide picking out lots key bits of information and stories of the time. The kids 9 and 11 got a huge amount of history and knowledge of this great area. Highly recommend.

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

Brittany B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2016

Great english speaking tour guild, and the information provided was great and new that i had not heard before. From going on a tour 2 years ago with a different company, i would recommend this one to anyone that wanted to see everything there is to see about the Colosseum. I was concerned going into the tour that it was going to be more about the roman forum, but it was equal amounts of time spent at both and constant information provided that i didnt feel the need to even ask questions.
Being able to go under ground was great and having an archaeologist to be able to talk to the group about all the different areas was also amazing. The group wasnt to big so we werent waiting for people to catch up. Great tour. Thank you

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

Thomas G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2016

Elizabeth was an amazing guide, her knowledge and humour made this trip exceptional. The Colosseum was wonderpys as was the Roman Forum, a must see trip if visiting Rome

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

Maria

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2016

I couldn't have imagined doing these sights without a tour guide. Although our group was quite large, 25 people our guide I think she was called Valentina was calm and cheerful at all times. We could always hear her everyone had headphones and she was considerate of everyone. This was a general tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, but covering enough depth for those with more knowledge. She always asked us if we had questions so there was ample opportunity for any enthusiasts. An excellent way to see these sights.

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

Belinda H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2016

Can't recommend this tour highly enough not only do you get to skip the line but you also get to see many parts of the Colosseum not available if just a regular visitor. Our guide, GianLuigi GG as he liked to be called was very knowledgable and brought the Colosseum to life in front of your eyes. After the Colosseum we also toured the Roman Forum and again his knowledge here meant you really got a feel for how the place was all those centuries ago.

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

Timothy R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2016

Guide was an archeology student - very knowledgeable and personable. Definitely worth the money to skip the line and the geek in me loved the insight from our student/ guide. Included the Roman Forum. Don't skip it! Afterwards, take the time to tour the palace ruins at the top of Palatine Hill. So glad we did this.

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

James D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2016

This tour was awesome. covered all the various areas of the colosseum and roman forum. Our tour guide Mariella spelling may be off on her name was a former archaeologist and did a great job getting us a lot of information. The ability to see the roman forum and the full Colosseum was great, and 3.5 hours was about right for both of these - arguably a little more time in the forum and on the Capitoline hill would have been nice, but overall I thought this tour was a good value and a good time.

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

Glen B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2016

This tour looked like it might be over priced, in reality it was well worth the money. The meeting place was easy to find, our guild was well informed and spoke excellent English. We were taken behind the scenes to places where the general public cannot go you really do skip the lines, this included a mini tour by an archaeologist and were given a fascinating insight of ancient Rome. We then went on extremely interesting guided walk of the nearby Roman Forum and the amazing Palentine Hill. Although we were linked to the guide by Bluetooth headsets at all time you could wander around and still get the commentary. Be prepared for a 3.5 hour tour, which I must say can be hard on old legs and feet. Apart from that, we had a splendid tour, which has set us up for future visits which we now feel more confident to undertake unguided. Highly Recommended!

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

mangobob

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2016

Great tour! Great Guides! The tour began with a history lesson through the Roman Forum. Our guide knew pretty much everything there is to know about ancient Rome and what life was like during that time. Very informative and interesting. After leaving the Forum we walked to the Colosseum, getting an overview of the facility, where we met Claudia, our second guide. She was an archeologist and had participated in digs at the Colosseum. She took us to off limits areas in the basement and the third level where she explained the construction and use of each area. Claudia presented a wealth of information and left us with a pretty broad understanding of this marvelous architectural masterpiece.

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

Susan J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2016

We had the most amazing time seeing the Colosseum and the Roman forum with our guide. She was amazingly in her historical knowledge. In fact, she is an archeology student so we got some insight as to the buildings that others could not give. There was a lot of walking on this tour and several members of the group had to leave early. Not having to stand in line was wonderful but learning so much was the best. She also stopped and gave us time to take pictures and answered all of our questions. A great tour!

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

Joe B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2015

Barbara was an amazing tour guide. We started out at the Colosseum and then she took us through the ancient ruins of the Roman Forum nearby. She kept us on a brisk but never too fast pace so we could see everything and she was a wonderful resource of archaeological insights and historical information. After taking this tour, my wife and I left Rome with memories, experiences and photos to last a lifetime. Highly recommended!

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

V P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2015

Definitely a very popular sight seeing tour and well deserved. Nothing compares, every turn was breathtakingly beautiful. Doing the underground was worth the money and I highly thanked my friend who told me about it. Such a privilege to see it! The Roman Forum and Pallantine Hill are an archaeologist dream. This entire area of Rome is so beautiful. The talent the Romans had in building is so clearly evident,

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

KATHRYN T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2015

This tour was the highlilght of our trip and it did nto dissapoint. Our Guide Elizabeta was brilliantly knowledgeble, and excited about her work , this passion she has fro archaeology clearly shines through in her enthusiasm whilst telling us all about the colluseaum and the Roman Forum. We coudl've lisrtened to her all day.

Much love to you Elizabeta adn we hope to come back to Rome and take a tour with you again. Keep up the amazing work you do - you were truly inspiring - what an asset you are to the company - they are very lucky to have you! Kat and Gav from London xxx

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

cmalcolm56

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

An unforgettable experience! We had a fabulous guide and I am so sorry I can't remember her name - she made our tour of the Colosseum and Roman Forum 'come alive' with her knowledge and enthusiasm. I can't recommend this tour highly enough. In the afternoon we went on the 'Best of Rome Walking Tour' and it does just what it says - again, our guide was friendly/informative and it was a really 'fun' afternoon. Well Done Viator!

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

Marie W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

was an excellent tour of both the Colosseum and Roman Forum. Our guide was very pleasant and knowledgeable. We would recommend this trip highly.

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

Larry W G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

I did not realize this tour also included the Roman Forum as well, but glad it did. We enjoyed interacting with our tour guide as we went along. She did a good job informing us about how the Colosseum was built and used.

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

Richard H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

The experience was fantastic and exceeded my expectation. Our guide really made the whole experience worth while as John communicated exceptionally well and was able to express his passion and knowledge of the Colosseum and Roman Forum. I will highly recommend the experience.

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

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