5 star rating: Highly Recommended 134 Reviews

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  • Location:Rome, Italy
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Best Skip the Line Private Tour: Ancient Rome and Colosseum Art History Walking Tour. 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.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

We were 2 couples and this was superb. Our guide, Angela, a local, was brilliant. She was easy to understand, helpful and friendly and open to what we wanted to see with excellent suggestions. We entered the Colosseum quickly through the express lane, despite there being long queues patiently waiting to get in.
She took us from the Colosseum to Palatine Hill and then the Forum. We found it a great way to see what we did as our stay in Rome was limited. With just 4 in the group, we moved far more quickly then we would have with a larger group. We are very happy we chose this way of seeing Ancient Rome

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

This tour was outstanding! Our tour guide, Irene, was an expert, having majored in art history at the university. During our walk, she helped us understand how the history of the area helped shape the present, and helped us imagine what it must have been like when the gladiatorial games were held in the Colosseum and the Caesars and Cleopatra, for example, walked the same paths we were. We did indeed manage to skip the lines with her help. This tour is a super value for anyone wanting to make the most of their Rome trip. I highly recommend it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

Learned a lot from a very knowledgeable guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Outstanding tour and tour guide. Extremely educational and enjoyable.
Highly recommend this one!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

We had a great tour of the colosseum, forum and palatine hill with a private guide booked through Viator. Our guide whose name I unfortunately can't remember was a PhD in archaeology who had worked on some of the areas nearby so she was a real wealth of knowledge! The check-in process was flawless although on first glance it looked like kindof a nightmare with all the people waiting in line!, and we waited just a couple minutes to check in , then we were handed off directly to our guide with no other delays! Based on this tour, I would book again with this company without hesitation.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Elena was great! She spoke wonderful English and was extremely knowledgeable. She had. A great personality. Elena really made our first day in Rome special!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Great tour with a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Luciano, our guide, knew just about everything about the Colosseum, the Pallatino, The Forum, and everywhere else we went in our 4 1/2 hour tour through ancient Rome.
We can not speak highly enough of his dedication to our interests, and attention to detail.
Everyone should take a tour of this nature, never mind that it is rather costly, it's certainly worth the cost.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Our was a private tour with Lisa!!! Wonderful very enthusiastic and entertaining!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Tour guide was great! Saw lots of beautiful views and learned a lot about ancient Rome. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and very accommodating with flexibility in the schedule.

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June 2015

Welll done. Our guide was very informative and well prepared.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Excellent!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Not only did Teresa bring history to life, she also gave great tips for touring Rome. Thank you!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Great tour with extremely knowledgable guide. Fantastic.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Our guide, Maria Luisa, was very knowledgable and a pleasure to spend over three hours with. Her English was excellent, and the information she imparted added enormously to what we had learned before. We have travelled in many different countries and had many different guides. She was among the very best. We would not hesitate to book with Context tours again.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Alessio gave us a fantastic private tour! Extremely knowledgable and a pleasure to have a our guide! Highly recommended! Ciao!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

Guide was PhD student in archeology. Excellent!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

This tour was fabulous and our guide was extremely knowledgeable. Even though we had to trudge through rain, mud and rivers of water, I highly recommend this tour. Our guide, Barbara, went above and beyond to please us. Fran

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

What a super place! Totally awesome, could have stayed there all day - so much to take in. A real must visit one day!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

Perfect tour. Our tour guide Claudia Paielli was fantastic. She was very knowledgeable and made our tour a memorable one.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

We LOVED our tour. Our guide was very personality, extremely knowledgable, and seemed to really enjoy showing us around and informing us on the sites. When I return, I'd love to take another tour from the same guide!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2015

Great tour. Our guide Damiano was fantastic and he made our tour a lot of fun which held the interest of our teenage daughters. He was very knowledgable about ancient Rome and had a great sense of humor.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

Outstanding! Our guide was friendly and very knowledgable on the area.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

What amazing history and great private tour guide who was very informative. The history of this place is so unbelievable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

Ms Karr was absolutely fabulous!!! She went the extra mile to tailor the tour to our interests and was very mindful of my elderly father and his needs. She is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the subject matter.Would request her services again.

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