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.
Our vouchers said to be at the location at 9:30 and we were there at 8:45 when a group was just leaving to go in. We then found out that viator changed our time from 9:30 to 8:30 and did not notify us. I even went back and checked for an email that I might have missed. We were really looking forward to the underground part. They did put us in with a group of 30 or so just for the regular tour at 10. It was hard to see everything that the guide was pointing out because there were so many people and the colosseum was packed. I would absolutely recommend doing some kind of tour to skip the line entry. The line was ridiculous for the people buying tickets that day and we were there at off season time, can't image what it would be like at high season.
Simon, the guide who initially met us, was fantastic - not only knowledgeable, but entertaining and easy to understand. A lot of what he told us was repeated by the guide who took over the tour within the Colosseum. I gather that the two guide system is something new and to do with Colosseum administration. Whatever the reason, it doesn't work. It wasn't good to hear information twice and to have such a contrast in both language skills and expertise of delivery. The tour resumed with Simon for the walk to the Palatine Hill etc and was excellent - except that a little more time for photographs en route would have been appreciated.
Awesome tour and the experience was incredible. Guide was very informative.
This was an excellent tour of the Colosseum and underground. The guide was fantastic. This was the best ever tour of the Colosseum I had. Unfortunately the workers for the Forum and Palatine Hill were on strike so we could not visit there. However, Viator provided a refund and the tour guide indicated that we would get a refund. I like the quality of service when things don't go as planned. I would definitely recommend and use Viator in the future.
It was the best tour ever, The Tour guide Emmanuela was simply the best. Retold history which made it come alive before our eyes. Never even got bored through out the 3 hours of the tour!! Am definatlely booking with you again.
Great tour was so good to visit parts of colosseum which are not open for unescorted tours. Our guide was excellent and she was a wealth of information
It was raining hard, but it was amazing! And we were also brought to Palatine Hill, which I didn't expect at all.
Tour guide Suzanna was clearly very knowledgeable and passionate about her city. You learnt and saw things you'd miss visiting on your own. Fantastic experience.
It was wonderful! The tour guide was so knowledgeable he made the tour so interesting. I highly recommend this tour.
The weather was difficult but our guide Susanna was fabulous. Very knowledgeable and pleasant.
This tour was absolutly the highlight of our trip to Rome. It was amazing to see the Colosseum and hear all of the interesting facts about this amazing building. This tour is alittle more expensive then others but it is definetly worth it to see the areas that are off limits to the public. Our tour guide Susana was very nice, informative and easy to understand. I would recommend this tour to anyone going to Rome. The meeting place was quite difficult to find it would be nice if the directions were clearer of if the tour met in a more open area. You should go at least a half hour ahead of time to make sure you dont miss your tour.
We really enjoyed the tour and the guide was very knowledgeable.
Excellent tour. Great way to learn about Ancient Rome alongside Modern Rome. Our Tour Guide was excellent and an historian too, currently writing a book about the many mistakes of the film Gladiators. Sadly it was raining pretty much all day, so the weather did wreck the experience a little and most of it wasn't spent undercover, so come prepared.
This tour has two groups. One group has more people and the other smaller and more intimate (higher price for the exclusivitity), both groups DO merge in the Underground Chambers, Arena and Upper Tier portion of the tour only, this can make the experience a little less exclusive.