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.
This is a must do tour, our guide Simon was awesome, he knew everything and then some. He is an archigolygist so his knowledge was good. If you are going to do this tour pick the early morning one, you get there pretty much forts and this one shows you the underground parts that other tours don't do.
The guide was outstanding. Went in December and the weather was great. Be prepared it is much colder inside the Colosseum
The tour was very comprehensive. The Guide Sev, was very knowledgeable. He had a great sense of humor which made the tour very enjoyable.
Unbelievable! The tour guide was extremely knowable. We had a small group with English dialect and a full tour of the coloseum, roman forum, and palatine hill! Do this tour!!!!!
Amazing. Francesca was so informative and knowledgeable!! Her background as an archaeologist is fantastic. She happily answers all questions even when they come fast and furious from an 8yr old boy.
We joined with the other group for the "closed areas" and Sev was also amazing. We loves it!!
This tour was the first one on our vacation itinerary in Italy and it turned out to be the best tour by far! It was worth EVERY PENNY! If you book this tour, you MUST ask for Sev - he was the tour guide - an archeologist and an historian - extremely well educated and well read. He gave us a perspective of life in ancient Rome that was fascinating and very educational, a perspective that we were able to apply to the rest of our trip. A must-do on your vacation tour list. We would have never been able to appreciate the Colosseum without Sev!!
Well worth the price!
Skipping that lineup is almost worth double the price, at least it would have been for me.
Going to the basement and up to the 3rd floor (closed to general public) was amazing. Great views and picture opportunities. an experience you won't forget.
My only complaint would be I felt kind of rushed. Get in, listen to the guides, and get out. You have to ignore the poor guides commentary just to get some pictures in.
But still 5 out 5 experience.
This was an absolutely magnificent tour of the Colosseum and Palatine Hill and Forum. Tour started on time(not too early) and we got there easily as our hotel was in the forum, so only took five minutes to walk there. Our guide was wonderful, friendly and really knew his stuff packed full of detail and really brought the grandeur and horror of this place to life. Was not too long either and we got to see right up on the upper levels, which you cannot do unless you are with a tour. Skipped all the lines. It is worth seeing history this way and booking a tour like this as it is so much better than doing it yourself and you get much better access. It was a blue cloudless sky even in mid-December - you couldn't have asked for a better day. Just the right amount of time and when the tour ended we were hungry enough for lunch. My 15 year old son was engaged and interested the whole time. Highly recommended.
This was an excellent one. Our tour guide Claudia was really informative and had answers to even tough questions from a bunch who had their own expertise and ideas. Well worth it. Partly because it is fairly small and personalized.
However, with any of these tours, if you have the chance to book through the local company and bypass Viator, I would do it. Viator isn't always clear and honest about its policies and its communications with these companies. The companies are more honest and better to work with. This one is called Dark Rome.
Our tour and guide Angelica was excellent, after our disappointment of turning up for this tour and being told we could not go due to overbooking we were offered to do a later tour of the Colosseum upper levels and the Forum free of charge, even though we were unable to do the underground chambers Angelica made up for this with her knowledge and pleasant personality would defiantly recommend the tour.
Took this tour our second day in Roma. Blew us away. Our two guides were excellent and full of humor and insight as well. As they say... a spectacular spectacular! Thanks so much... it was a wonderful intro to Roma. You got us off on the right foot.