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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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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,
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
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!
was an excellent tour of both the Colosseum and Roman Forum. Our guide was very pleasant and knowledgeable. We would recommend this trip highly.
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.
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.
Stunning! Fabrizio best tour guide in Rome was great, knows his stuff! Early morning start bet the crowds in the Roman forum which made it so much more enjoyable. Loved it! Rome is my favourite city!!
Silvia was our Quality guide. She was very informative and led the group for 3 hours.
First around the coliseum and then the Roman Forum. All four of us in our party rated this trip very highly. Silvias knowledge was second to none she also had a very good sense of humour, which she used well to stop the subject matter from been too dry. Well worth the money. A 5 Star Tour!
What a great tour! The morning was so interesting with the Coliseum, Roman Forum and Paletine Hill. I don't think we would have learned as much on our own. The afternoon was just as interesting walking through the street of Rome and learning about the different sites. I highly recommend it. It was a long day so wear comfortable shoes!
Colosseum, palantine hill, the roman forum and an afternoon walk - queues were basically non-existant especially with queue jump priority. Def recommend this tour, especially the morning. it is a lot of walking so make sure you have comortable shoes.
Well worth the cost. Gave you an inside view of the Colosseum and visual context of the Roman Forum. Quick paced but necessary to get alot in in the time. Would recommend this tour.
Doriana was an excellent guide around the colosseum , the roman forum and the palatine hill. a brilliant day.
This tour was fantastic! Being able to go up to the upper tiers where normal public aren't allowed and going underneath the arena where the gladiators used to wait before battle was simply awesome! Then we walked around ancient Roman ruins of the Roman Forum and Palastine Hill which was also fantastic, could really feel the history around you.
Me and my boyfriend both absolutely loved this tour, if you want to visit the Colosseum and why wouldn't you?! then you have to book this tour. It may be expensive but it's worth every penny, you get to experience the Colosseum in ways most people don't. You get access to areas off limit to everyone else, such as the stage, the bottom level and the third tier. For that reason alone, book this tour, don't do a basic Colosseum one, book this one!
Plus as a lovely little bonus you also get a guided tour of the Roman Forum. I honestly don't see how any other Ancient Rome/Colosseum tour can beat this one. It was our highlight of our trip to Rome.
Perfect tour. Tour guide was very knowledgable and kept everyone interested. Colosseum tour and Roman Forum were included on this tour and then there was ample time for independent exploration of the Forum once the tour ended.
Excellent tour of the Colosseum and Roman Forum. We couldn't have asked for a better guide as she spoke perfect English and was very knowledgeable and brought plenty of pictures to aid her discussions. The length of the tour is perfect as it leaves plenty of time to see everything but you are still engaged and interested the entire length of the tour. Highly recommend.
Great tour, wealth of knowledge from our guide in understanding the history of the Colosseum and Roman forum, also allowed ample time for pictures and to enjoy the views
Another great tour . The guide was very prompt in starting and very informative of the Colosseum and the Roman Forum . Really enjoyed all the history.
Awesome.....no waiting in line to get in and visiting the Roman forum and all the hidden areas of the colosseum was amazing. Worth every penny. Our tour guide Rosie was awesome. She did a fantastic job of explaining everything and making this ancient city come to life. Book it, you won't regret it!
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