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The guide was very knowledgeable, we missed all of the crowds and had an excellent breakfast. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone doing a first trip to the Vatican - it is totally worth the early start.
We were not sure about this tour as the reviews appeared mixed. First off...We found the food at The Hotel Forumn to be very good. Yes, the restaurant is a bit dated but that only added to the charm for us. We had a view of the forumn from our table and we were able to have our own table, not forced to sit with others we did not know on the tour.
What a lovely way to start a tour! The waiters were super attentive, and as it started to get dark and dinner and dessert, was over btw I am gluten free and they served a fabulous gluten free pasta we took a brief walk to The Forumn. There were about 16 people in our tour and that was not too many. There was no line, and with a full moon rising we entered the Colosseum. This was our first night in Rome and what a fabulous way to begin!!! The Colosseum at night is NOT brightly lit. It is just right to give you the wonderful feel that you are walking on sacred ground. I wish I could recall the name of the young lady leading the tour...She was simply delightful and told the compelling story and history of The Colosseum. The underground access was amazing. We chatted later in the week with tourists who had just visited the Colosseum during the day and it was hot and very crowded. We maybe saw one other tour group ahead of us but it was timed to make you feel like we were there by ourselves. There is quite a bit of walking but if one asks, there are elevators and the Viator tour guides go above and beyond to accomodate one's needs We were not rushed at all. Just be prepared to do a bit of walking and to have to look for a taxi after. There is no taxi line at the exit. Make sure to ask your guide where to pick up a cab, a bunch of us got lost.
This tour was fabulous. Starting from our rooftop dinner at the Hotel Forum to our private tour of the Colosseum, everything was perfect! Our tour guide was entertaining and very knowledgeable! The food was absolutely delicious and the views were magnificent!
The rooftop dinner was one of the most enjoyable we had while in Rome. The food was incredible, the ambiance and atmosphere of the restaurant was elegant and beautiful., complete with live piano music. The Colosseum speaks for itself. It is magnificent. Seeing it at night was an incredible experience. We were the only ones there. The eerie feeling of the underground dungeons and passages with private tour was quite a privilege. It was an incredible evening.
Of all the tours we did on our 10 day trip to Italy, this was our absolute FAVORITE!!! Dinner was GREAT food and service wise and to seeing the Colosseum without the crowds was a HIGHLIGHT!!!!! It allowed you to have a bit of space to absorb the incredible architecture of the building and marvel at the historic aspects of the events in this epic arena. This is worth EVERY penny you pay and if we could rate it 6 out of 5 stars we would.
Food and rooftop view were fantastic. I would have liked more time to enjoy the restaurant. The tour of the colosseum was magical. Very private and the guide brought the colosseum to life with her narrative.
We really enjoyed the dinner on the rooftop, our tour guides and colosseum night tour. The food / wine at the restaurant was amazing. The view was spectacular overlooking ancient Rome and watching the sunset as we ate such a yummy meal. I really enjoyed the desert which I chose terra misu . Our tour at the Colosseum was everything and more than I expected. It was great mssing the crowds and to be able to see everything in such detail without being rushed. Our tour guide was very knowledgable and you could see the passion she had wanting to ensure we didn't miss anything. Thanks for an amazing experience. We loved it !
Dinner was fantastic. The tour was good except that the colosseum tour guide needed to speak clearer and louder.
Our favorite your of all the ones we booked!! Marchello was SO great! Our dinner was amazing, so delicious and perfect timing at sunset. Touring the coliseum at night--nice and cool, no crowds, great guide and plenty of time to see everything. Well done!! Highly recommend this!!
Absolutely Fabulios! The meal was amazing. The tour of the Colosseum at night, is one of the top 10 things I ever experienced in my life! Our tour guides were informative and interesting. Would I do it again, YES !!! Do I recommend this tour, Absolutely, Go For It and ENJOY!
Brilliant! Simple as that. Nothing more to say!
Avoid the crowds, just spend a bit more cash, you get a fantastic tour guide, have a fantastic meal and then get the place almost to yourselves
We loved every minute of it and it was the best tour we did in the whole of Italy during our 3 week trip from Australia.
Just spend the extra cash, avoid the crowds and go at night!
There was a group of 4 of us that booked this tour. I could not be happier with the entire experience. We had a tour guide that was knowledgeable and was right to the point with her delivery. She was a gem for sure. After the incredible dinner we then went for our night tour of the coliseum. We actually had the lead archaeologist on the restoration project as our guide. Everybody that plans a trip to Rome should book this tour. Amazing does not do it justice.
Absolutely awesome tour!!
The food is to die for! Best 4 course meal you will have in Rome. Great wines - and enough!!. Restaurant setting is jaw dropping and really 'grand'. Nice surprise with the live music we had.
The tour itself is great. Quiet, no sun! Just you, your fellow group members we were 14 and the guide.
Loved the experience. Best treat you can give yourself in Rome!
Great tour! The food was amazing....it came with four large courses, water, wine, and champaign. The tour at the colosseum was also very well done and at night there was hardly anyone there. I highly recommend the tour!
this tour was excellent, the meal was in a beautiful rooftop restaurant overlooking the forum, served with wine . The tour guide was knowledgeable and entertaining. The visit to the colosseum including underground chambers was second to none, the archaeologist made it come alive. We have visited Rome numerous times and this experience was one of the best and I would highly recommend it.
Fab experience with an extremely knowledgeable guide. We took the tour on my husbands 30th birthday and although it was a group tour, it was a very lovely and romantic evening - we dined on a private table (the food was exquisite). Then, the night tour or the colosseum - so special and unique!
The dinner venue was lovely, the staff great, but the food was not quite the standard I was hoping for. However the guide was fabulous and the night tour of the Colosseum was brilliant. There were no queues and the system in the evening is such that you hardly see another person or group as you explore this incredible building. An amazing experience.
This was a real highlight! A must! A lovely dinner with a breathtaking historical view! Then our small group was treated to an intimate tour of the Colosseum at night. Breathtaking! and no crowds!