Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Ancient Rome and Colosseum Tour: Underground Chambers, Arena and Upper Tier. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
Gigi was a FANTASTIC guide - his humour and knowledge were outstanding!!! I couldn't imagine looking at everything without someone to explain it all with such detail as he did. It is also well worth paying the price to skip the line, as they were long and it was hot out - why someone would wait in those long winding lines is beyond me. I would do this tour again and have recommended it to others. Well done!!
This was a great tour, and a very informative guide, but a negative was we were told we could use our ticket to go up pallentine hill and explore the forum ourselves after the tour, but when we tried we were told this was not true,1 entry only, which was used up with the guide, so we were left very disappointed as we only briefly looked at the forum and did not go up pallentine hill at all
Meeting point is perfect above the metro station.the Guide was an American who worked as a lecturer in the University,very knowledgeable without getting to technical.Best bit was being the only ones allowed to stand on the floor of the arena looking up at everyone else thousands in the upper tiers looking down on you wondering why they are not allowed on the arena area.I couldnt resist turning round and shouting to them are you not amused.going below the arena to where the animals and gladiators were held was also unique to this tour.Worth every penny.Unlike the Vatican tour which i was disappointed with but has to be done.
Great going underground, felt very special as not many could do this. It was a good length, not too long and guide was great.
A fabulous and interesting tour! A must do when in Rome and would highly recommend
Guide Sev was amazing ....His knowledge was incredible and the way he lead the tour was brilliant. A tour not to miss
Francesca did an outstanding job.....so pleasant and intelligent. We really enjoyed the tour and all the things we learned from her. So smart of you to have highly educated experts guiding us. Highly recommend....especially skip the line. Thank you!
Great tour and very knowledgeable guide. She was enthusiastic and made the tour very interesting.
Our guide was very passionate. She was informative. The only thing we didn't like was the that we were merged into a larger group at the Colosseum rather than staying with the guide we hired
Best way to get through this crowded venue to see this fantastic piece of history with a highly capable guide!
My highlight of Rome! Worth every penny. The extra views are amazing, and the skip the line is also defiantly worth it. The tour guide we had was also amazing.
The guides were fantastic on this tour, very knowledgable and excellent at providing information and keeping the group together. Skipping the line is definitely the way to go, otherwise, you could wait all day. Seeing the underground chambers was incredible. We saw the documentary on the colosseum prior to our trip and it made the whole tour come alive. We were a week too early to see the pulley cages workable so the next time I go back, I would still do this tour again just to see that.
This tour was absolutely AWESOME !!! If you don't pay for it-you can NOT get in to the bottom part of the colosseum and see where the animals were kept. Our tour guide was absolutely great-Unfortunately I don't remember her name. She answered questions from everyone-including 2-3 young boys in our group who were VERY interested in this tour. She was patient and kind and tried to include them in all aspects of the tour also. Having them on the tour made our tour more informative. Our pictures were stunning-we got to see things others didn't and we were very impressed and WILL do this tour again next time we come back-THANK YOU SO MUCH !!!
The colloseum was so cool. And it was great to have a tour guide to tell us what
was what. We got a tour of the forums, too, which was great because the forums
are such a mish mash of ruins that it's hard to tell what's what. Our tour guide was
very good, but it was a little hard to understand her accent.
The people who ran the tours were really nice. I can't walk for a long time period and
they let us bring in my wheelchair even though it was a little bit of a pain. I rode when
I could and walked when I had to. My husband and son carried the chair up and downstairs
while I walked the stairs.
We had such a good time. The tour took us to the Forum and Palatine Hill. Our guide Francesca was wonderful and so knowledgeable about everything. We went underground and up to the top tier of the colosseum.. It should not be missed!! Would highly recommend this tour.
Excellent comprehensive and informative tour. Our tour guide spoke excellent English and was enthusiastic and helpful.
This was by far the best tour, and worth every penny. Fabrizio was our tour guide and he was extremely knowledgeable.
Our tour guide Susanna was excellent. She treated us very well and was super knowledgeable. Highly recommended and you'll be lucky if you get Susanna as a guide.
Another great tour! The tour of the Forum was excellent and having access to the upper tier and underground chambers of the Colosseum made this tour an experience to remember.