In Ancient Rome, the Forum was the centre of the Roman Empire. Until the 4th century AD, a thousand years of decisions affecting the future of Europe were made here. When Roman soldiers were out conquering the world in the name of the Emperors, ... 

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Tina B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2016

The private tour of the Colosseum was top rate! Would highly recommend this as the only way to get a first hand glimpse of the Colosseum in its entirety - the tiered seating, dungeons where the gladiators and animals awaited their doom. The other tours had long lines and were limited to only certain areas for viewing. The tour also included the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill - well worth every minute!

Doing what: Ancient Rome and Colosseum Tour: Underground Chambers, Arena and Upper Tier

Choreogold

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2016

I cannot say enough about City Wonders, and specifically, our guide, Federica. We liked her so much on our Skip the Line Colosseum Tour, that when we found out she was going to be one of the guides on the day of our Vatican tour, we requested her again on our Vatican tour. We went in Augustheight of tourist season and heat, and could not have been more thrilled. The directions to meet with your tour group are perfect. I highly suggest bringing your own earphones because the ones provided on the Colossuem tour are uncomfortable. Our guide, Federica was knowledgeable and passionate about her city, it's origins, and you could tell she loved sharing the information with her tour group. We loved listening to her descriptions, anticdotes because she did it in a way that took you on a journey, rather than being given a bunch of facts. Her English was superb, her demeanor delightful and the sheer amount of knowledge was astounding. She answered every question asked, and was concerned for her tour members on a very crowded, hot, and sunny day. She always tried to have people in the shade as much as possible. Skipping the line in August is worth EVERY PENNY! The sights of the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palentine Hill are something you will never see or experience anywhere else in the world. Thank you!!!!

Doing what: Skip the Line: Ancient Rome and Colosseum Half-Day Walking Tour

ljp529

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2016

This tour was great! We did the ads of package where you go to the lower level and upper tier. Highly recommend that! The Roman Forum was just ok. It was very hot so that affected our tour. City wonders does a great job with tours though! High recommend them! Our guide was Elaina and she was good.

Doing what: Skip the Line: Ancient Rome and Colosseum Half-Day Walking Tour

Leanne

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2016

Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. The kids loved the Colosseum but probably got a bit bored/ tired by the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill part as it was very hot. My second visit to the Colosseum, and I would say that it is much better with a guided tour. Highly Recommended.

Doing what: Skip the Line: Ancient Rome and Colosseum Half-Day Walking Tour

Amber P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2016

So I had pretty high expectations for the Colosseum and Roman Forum - but they were awfully hot and crowded I live in Miami, so when I say hot I mean hot. The guide was fine, but it was hard to keep up and hear him with the interference from the other hundred guides using the headsets. The afternoon walking tour definitely made up any and all difference. We had a different guide for this portion, and she was absolutely AMAZING...her enthusiasm made the whole day for me. I loved the Trevi Fountain and street musicians especially.

Doing what: Rome Super Saver: Colosseum and Ancient Rome with Best of Rome Afternoon Walking Tour

Monique

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2016

Valentina was very sweet and shared much of her in depth knowledge of the Colosseum and Roman forum. We wished she had been able to give the tour inside the colosseum - the other tour guide was somewhat dry and difficult to hear. Valentina gave a terrific and insightful tour and we very much enjoyed

Doing what: Ancient Rome and Colosseum Tour: Underground Chambers, Arena and Upper Tier

Kwan Yew C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2016

This a great tour which provides a good overview of ancient Rome and covers the Colosseum, the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hills. Our guide Ursus was friendly and knowledgeable and provided fascinating facts and anecdotes which helped to put whah we saw in context. Be warned that there is a lot of walking so appropriate attire and enough drinking water is essential but joining such a tour helps to save time otherwise spent queuing up and navigating to the various sights.

Doing what: Skip the Line: Ancient Rome and Colosseum Half-Day Walking Tour

carla.vitullo

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2016

Such a great tour and well worth booking! Elizabeth was very knowledgeable and was a great guide! This tour is 100 worth it for the information in Roman Forum as we would have never understood the site without a guide! Highly recommend this tour!

Doing what: Skip the Line: Ancient Rome and Colosseum Half-Day Walking Tour

Lynda K Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2016

I highly recommend this tour. We toured the Palatine Hill, Circus Maximus, the Roman Forum and the Colosseum. I would not have known the history and beauty of the Palatine Hill without the help of a guide. Our guide, Maura, was very knowledgeable and entertaining. She knew the history of all the ruins and as well, regaled us with many interesting stories about the people who lived back in the days of the chariot races and gladiators. We had headphones so could hear her even when we strayed to take photos. There is lots of walking so wear comfy shoes and bring water and a hat if it is sunny

Doing what: Skip the Line: Ancient Rome and Colosseum Half-Day Walking Tour

akallestad

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2016

Rosy was our tour guide, and she is a professional archeologist. To be able to have such remarkable talent as your tour guide was money very well spent. We started the tour at the Colosseum...skip the line, which is great. After seeing parts of the Colosseum that regular tours miss, we headed over to Paletine Hill and the Roman Forum. Again, fantastic. The entire tour was 3.5 hours long, and is really a unique experience. As I told one of our fellow travelers in the group, you really appreciate the insights the guide provides. Without a guide, we would have missed so much.

Doing what: Skip the Line: Ancient Rome and Colosseum Half-Day Walking Tour

Jessica P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2016

I enjoyed this tour. Our guide was helpful, the Colosseum was impressive and the Roman Forum was incredible. Would definitely recommend!

Doing what: Skip the Line: Ancient Rome and Colosseum Half-Day Walking Tour

travelgirllec

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2016

Our guide, Fabrizio, a Roman architect, really made this tour so wonderful and interesting! It's really unfortunate that the tour companies are forced to allow a Colosseum Guide to take over while you are in the Colosseum as Fabrizio was clearly very passionate and knowledgeable about the history. The tour of Ancient Rome and the Roman Forum is very interesting and would definitely not make sense without a knowledgeable guide, just make sure you have good shoes it's very sandy and dusty so closed toe is best and water. It's obviously quite a bit more expensive to see the underground chambers and upper tier of the Colosseum, but totally worth it, you won't be sorry!

Doing what: Ancient Rome and Colosseum Tour: Underground Chambers, Arena and Upper Tier

danrusso123

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2016

Directions were great on where to meet the tour guide. Our guide had actually done digs at the Roman Forum, so she was able to add some great color for all of us.

Doing what: Skip the Line: Ancient Rome and Colosseum Half-Day Walking Tour

tom.krawczyk

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2016

Our tour guide was excellent. She does this daily and studied archeology so she knew everything about the Colosseum and roman forum.

Doing what: Skip the Line: Ancient Rome and Colosseum Half-Day Walking Tour

Stephanie I United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2016

My Husband and I took this tour in May and we had an incredible time! The views from the Roman Forum and Palantine Hill are breathtaking and we were there at a perfect time that it felt like we had the area to ourselves. This tour is well worth it for the Colosseum alone. Being able to go to the underground chamber and upper tier where no one else can go is great! The Colosseum can get very crowded so it was nice to be able to see these areas with only my small tour group. I highly recommend this tour, it is a must!

Doing what: Ancient Rome and Colosseum Tour: Underground Chambers, Arena and Upper Tier

Brad A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2016

The tour wss excellent, both guides were very good. Tiberius who took us to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill was entertaining and very clearly passionate about history, Roman histroy and Rome. He was an excellent guide. The guide who then guided us through the Colosseum was also excellent she was an archaeologist and the insights gained through the part of the tour where we visited the arena floor as well as the underground parts of the Colosseum were fantastic. The skip the line feature of the tour worked well and enabled us to avoid the huge crowds that were there the day we visited Sunday. I would highly recommend this tour, but in July it is hot so take water and a hat, and there are quite a few stairs which some of our tour group were unable to cope with and thus missed some key sights of the tour.

Doing what: Ancient Rome and Colosseum Tour: Underground Chambers, Arena and Upper Tier

Brad A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2016

The tour wss excellent, both guides were very good. Tiberius who took us to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill was entertaining and very clearly passionate about history, Roman histroy and Rome. He was an excellent guide. The guide who then guided us through the Colosseum was also excellent she was an archaeologist and the insights gained through the part of the tour where we visited the arena floor as well as the underground parts of the Colosseum were fantastic. The skip the line feature of the tour worked well and enabled us to avoid the huge crowds that were there the day we visited Sunday. I would highly recommend this tour, but in July it is hot so take water and a hat, and there are quite a few stairs which some of our tour group were unable to cope with and thus missed some key sights of the tour.

Doing what: Ancient Rome and Colosseum Tour: Underground Chambers, Arena and Upper Tier

Emma H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2016

My boyfriend and I loved the tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill on Sunday. Our guide, Maria Rosaria, was so knowledgeable and her passion for the topic shone through - she was incredibly engaging and interesting to listen to. There were two children in our group and Maria was so warm with them, involving them in every moment, which really impressed us too. I feel we gained far more insight into the history of the Colosseum and surrounding area than we would have done by visiting on our own or even using an audio guide.

Doing what: Skip the Line: Ancient Rome and Colosseum Half-Day Walking Tour

Caroline S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2016

This was a fantastic tour! One of our highlights of mine and my husbands short stay in Rome. We had access to the whole of the Colosseum including underground and all the way to the top. We had plenty of photo opportunity's, with Tiffany our guide offering to take photos for/of us. Tiffany was very knowledgeable and we learned a lot on our tour. This tour included a walk up Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum. Because this was our first day in Rome we booked an afternoon tour, I would recommend a morning tour so you have plenty of time to explore the Roman Forum afterwards. We simply ran out of time but did manage to take lots of photos. I would highly recommend this tour, being in a group of just 6 people made it more personal. Tiffany is a lovely lady and we were very happy with this experience.

Doing what: Colosseum Underground and Ancient Rome Small-Group Tour

Shridar R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2016

Fantastic tour - very kid friendly. Our guide was Jeanne sp?? -- also called herself Mama Jeanne....Simply superb, included all the children into the history of the Colisseum. Played some interactive games, asked questions and kept the children very engaged. Seriously all you need to do as parents is to take pictures. You still get a really good flavor of the Colisseum and its history. The tour ends at the Roman Forum. Lasts 2 hours. Highly recommended for families with younger kids

Doing what: Skip the Line: Family-Friendly Colosseum and Ancient Rome Tour

Craig T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2016

AMAZING! Our tour guide is an archaeologist during the winter so she was VERY informative and did a great job. We got lucky that our tour started in the morning at the Roman Forum and ended at the Colosseum because otherwise it could have been extremely hot walking up hills and around the Roman Forum at the middle of the day. It was cool seeing the underground, but for the little that you do get to see and the bad sound devices you have to listen on I wouldn't say its totally worth it. However, the listening devices they provide for the first part of the tour is totally worth it!

Doing what: Skip the Line: Ancient Rome and Colosseum Half-Day Walking Tour

Margaret K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2016

Our guide Francesca was excellent. She was able to explain all the features of the Colosseum, Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum. She gave us plenty of time to see everything. It's well worth booking this tour to avoid queuing to get in.

Doing what: Skip the Line: Ancient Rome and Colosseum Half-Day Walking Tour

Frances H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2016

Excellant tour!! Our tour guide worked at the Colosseum's archeological dig and was passionate about old Rome. The Colosseum tour was excellant and our guide assisted us in getting the best picture. The tour of the Roman Forum helped us to understand life in old Roman. Palantine Hill was so interesting - a must see.

Doing what: Skip the Line: Ancient Rome and Colosseum Half-Day Walking Tour

Katrina D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2016

Davide did a fabulous job and painted a great mental picture of the Roman Forum. There was a lot of walking, but it was worth seeing things in Ancient Rome we had not seen on previous trips. We only wish we had more time to spend in the Colosseum, but it was a very hot afternoon with minimal shade. Wear good shoes, and I highly room end sunscreen and/or a parasol.

Doing what: Skip the Line: Ancient Rome and Colosseum Half-Day Walking Tour

Wendy H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2016

Our night tour of the Colosseum was incredible! Our tour guide, Irena, was very sweet, funny and informative. We were able to see the Roman Forum and learn so much history about the layers of Rome on our way to the Colosseum! When we arrived at the Colosseum it was just our tour group and one other in the entire place! It allowed us to take some incredible pictures without a bunch of other tourists in the shots and also were able to see the underground chambers where they kept the animals and gladiators! I would highly recommend spending just a bit more to see this amazing piece of history in a more quiet and private environment!

Doing what: Colosseum and Ancient Rome Tour by Night

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