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This was a great tour. Both our guides were excellent and very attentive. The roman forums part of the trip was beautiful and the private tour at the coloseum seal the trip with a perfect view from the eagle's nest.
My daughter and I loved this tour. Our guide was an archeologist which added even more to our tour. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone who is interested in the history of Rome. This was, by far, the best part of our Italian visit.
Amazing tour with a great tour guide. Definitely worth the extra to see areas of the Colosseum that are off limits to regular patrons.
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.
This tour was fantastic and well worth the money - we had a really informative passionate tour guide Luciana, who gave us access to the underground chambers, the gladiator floor and the very top section of the colosseum - this areas where private to our tour group whilst we were there and we had plenty of time to take in the scenes and capture our photos. We then went onto the Palentine Hill - somewhere we would not have gone if not with a tour guide but we were so pleased we went - the area is full of Roman ruins and our tour guide provided us with the explanation and stories around each one. Would highly recommend!
Amazing tour which really brought the Colosseum and Ancient Rome to life for us. Would definitely recommend and would do again should I be lucky enough to return to this amazing city!
This tour was the highlight of our trip! Fabrizio was an excellent guide!
A very knowledgeable and friendly guide. Lots packed into the tour.
The tour was great. Nina, our tour guide, was also wonderful. My husband has trouble with his walking and balance, and Nina took great care of us. We only did the Colosseum part of the tour because we had done the Forum and Palantine Hills before.
We had a great experience on the Ancient Rome and Colosseum tour. Anna was our tour guide and she was great.
Wonderful tour...it was so special to witness what can't be seen from the outdoors. Our guide was informative and experienced, and knew all there was to know in order to answer our questions. This was an exhausting tour, but so worth every penny !!!...go for it
When coming the Rome the site I wanted to see the most was the collisieum. This is the tour you want. The place is packed with people but this tour had a great guide and we got into the collisieum through a side entrance so no time was waisted. We got underground and on the top tier which were great
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.
Amazing! Our tour guide was fabulous. She was knowledgeable and informative. This was a fantastic tour and I highly recommend it. You must go to the underground and upper tiers. Our guide was also great at the Forum and even gave us directions to a fantastic place to eat after the tour.
Definitely worth it. You were granted access into areas that no one else was. The guide was excellent. She even showed us pictures that she brought with her of the colosseum as it would have looked when it was first built.
Great tour guide and memorable tour. SKIP HOP ON HOP OFF TOUR...it is overbooked and nothing works well. Save your money and take the metro and/or a cab.
Fabrizio is a great guide, he shared his knowledge very well. Standing in the arena, visiting the underground chambers and walking to the top tier was a fantastic experience.
We thoroughly enjoyed the tour. The guide was very knowledgeable and was able to tell us what things were like when the Colosseum and Palatine Hill were bustling. The guide was very concerned when someone left the group without telling him and he did all he could to try to find the person. It slowed us down a bit, but we still saw everything on the tour and had a wonderful experience.
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.
Omg, what a tour. Our guide was arheologyst Alexandro and we could not imagine a better guide. So much history and detailed explanations. Organization of tour was superb also. Our tour was even longer due to bathroom break delay and Alexandro did not rush us at all. This tour was just spectacular.
Up, down and all around!!
This is the only way to see the coliseum !!
Our tour guides were great -so much information. I was only half listening because I was in such awe of what I was seeing.
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.