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Our ancient Rome and Colosseum tour was great. Our guide was very informative and had many great stories. It was fun to go underground and see the area where the competitors would have awaited their fate.
Second time doing this tour, Take the morning tour! I know this from experience.
WOW! This was fabulous tour and guide was amazing! Highly recommend!!!
United States of America
We did experience the full glory of Rome's Colosseum as our tour guide was quite passionate about Roman history. We explored areas in the underground chambers and arena and upper level usually off limits to the public. After thoroughly exploring the Colosseum we walked over to the Roman Forum and received an extensive history lesson from our wonderful guide.
This was a great tour as we learnt a lot while also getting to skip really long queues. Going to the chambers and upper tier made us feel really special as very few people had access. The Colosseum was amazing you could almost hear the gladiators fighting and the lions roar! We would definitely recommend it and thought that our guide Francesca was great.
Excellent guide Serafina. Excellent tour. Well paced and informative. If you've never been to Rome, skip the line access is key. Lines for the Colosseum are long and hot -- you'll spend significantly more time in line than you will enjoying the venue. Having a guide brings the place to life. This tour is a great way to see the Forum and then see the Colosseum from three very unique perspectives that others simply don't see. Don't hesitate.
What a an amazing tour and how exciting it was to get to go beyond locked gates and see sites that not every tourist gets to see! Both tour guides were exceptional, especially Tiberius! This is an amazing piece of history and so much more than your imagination.
United States of America
Gigi made this tour! His passion comes to life as he describes where the gladiators stayed and what life might have been like long ago. Being able to stand where they stood and feel what it would have been like to face your opponent. LOVED this tour!
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 !!!