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Colosseum and Roman Forum: Skip the Line Guided Tour

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Roma, Italy
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Overview

Make the most of your time in Rome with skip-the-line tickets for the Colosseum and Roman Forum as well as a guided tour of each site. Enter the heart of ancient Rome as you walk through the ruins of the temples and buildings of the Colosseum with your informative guide. Afterward, head to the Roman Forum and take in sweeping views from Palatine Hill. Your experience provides a comprehensive experience of two of Rome’s most iconic ancient sites.
  • Skip-the-line tickets and tour of the Colosseum and Roman Forum
  • Explore the Colosseum and Roman Forum with a guide
  • Learn about Rome's history from your knowledgeable guide
  • Skip the long lines with fast-entry tickets

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Save time and money on this no-wait morning or afternoon group tour, capped at only 15 people.

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No paid tour guide
Jet596497
, Oct 2019
I paid for Spanish tour guide and was changed while I was on the plane. The office said they will give me an audio guide that it didn’t work for the Roman Forum and never received for for It for the coliseum
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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum...
mmarabella
, Sep 2019
There tend to be two types of good reviews. Ones where things go right, and then others when things go wrong. I wish that I could talk about how knowledgeable and funny our tour guide was. Unfortunately I can't do that. Sondheim would have been proud of the farce that we encountered trying to get to the meeting place for the tour (short story), Uber in Rome is not as reliable as many Americans may assume). Once we knew that timing was going to be tight, we called the tour company and were told not to worry, they would contact the tour operator. After the final 2 block sprint down a 1 way street to try to make it to our tour (a few minutes late for the start of the tour at this point) we discovered that they had already left. The folks in the office offered to try to reschedule for us for a different day, which honestly they had no obligation to do. Since that wouldn't work for us, they contacted other tour companies to try to just get us the tickets to skip the line. After about 20 minutes where we got to sit in an air conditioned waiting room, they had a ticket for us to enter, and sent us off with bottles of water. Under the circumstances, they definitely did everything that they could do to ensure that we had the best experience possible.
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Very bad tour operator NO star but saved by a very good Tour Guide Francesco (5 stars for him)
Julie B
, Jul 2019
Francesco is one of the best tour guides we met, unfortunately, he was working for an operator that may have over or under booked a tour (VIPINITALY). We arrived as scheduled 1:30PM but got pushed to 3:30PM as the tour operator making deals with their partners to get us in. We requested English but initially got grouped with Spanish until we got matched with Francesco.... bad planning for the operator. The day was saved by a wonderful guide in Francesco.
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Great Guide made this all the difference
981ginaf
, Jul 2019
We had a wonderful time exploring the Colosseum and Forum. Our guide was very informative and made the experience very memorable.
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dissatisfied
Andrea R
, Jul 2019
When we arrived for our tour we were told that it was cancelled due to overcrowding at the venue. Since that time, over two weeks ago I have been trying to get a refund and have been given the run around by several parties. We traveled from the US for this trip and were very disappointed when we were turned away. Someone should have notified us before we made our way to the venue which was not close by. We are not happy with the customer service at all.
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Tour Guide Excellent - Experience an absolute shambles
Jenni W
, Jun 2019
We were emailed the morning of the tour to be told it was going to be earlier than the time we booked. As we were staying the other side of Rome to the Colosseum this mean we had to change our travel arrangments, just made it by the skin of our teeth as the office is on a random street 5 mins from the attraction and no address was given on the booking... we were then told that we couldnt get on that tour and to come back in an hour and 15mins time!! No appology or care at all from the guy on the desk. The only saving Grace of this tour was that the guide him self was Brilliant. An art historian graduate and a native Roman so very knowledgable and enthusiastic! All in all the tour was fantastic but the experience a complete shambles!
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Horrible experience
Daniel S
, Jun 2019
I paid for a colosseum and Roman forum tour. But that is not what I received. At the end of the colosseum tour the guide said it was over and there was no other tour. This is not what I paid for and it was advertised as 2 tours. I am very dissatisfied and will never use this website again.
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Completely unprofessional.
Meljo69
, May 2019
It almost seemed like they threw this together at the last minute. We got to the meeting place & the man told us to wait. He grabbed someone else & we were told to follow him to the Colosseum. Not many words or any greetings, just a hand-off.Once there, another hand-off. Our guide for the colosseum was new and very friendly, but a little shaky with her English. After that portion was over, there seemed to be confusion, & we had to wait for another guide, who was waiting for another group to lump us in with. He informed me that he didn’t even work for this company, they just called him in. We were told we weren’t going in to the Forum, just going to look at it from Paletine Hill, which we did. (See name of tour above) So a brief talk & we were done. No Forum, which was why I took this tour to begin with. The guides were okay, So very disappointed with what seemed like a bait & switch.
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Such a disappointment!
kppr
, May 2019
We booked this tour based on several considerations - the timing, the content, size of group, headsets. We were disappointed on all counts. When we first arrived at the office, we were told our entry time had been pushed back by the Colosseum. We were understanding as they had no control. But chaos ensued from there. We were told to come back in 1/2 hour, we did and then waited another 1/2 hour. We were "escorted" to the line-up area by an employee who didn't seem to care to explain what was happening or whether he lost us in the crowd. After another long wait we were introduced to a tour guide and found that our group had at least 20 people in it (not the 15 max promised). We spent most of the next hour in line (skip the line? NO). The guide used this time to introduce us to the Colosseum we were about to see. By the time we got inside, she led us to a spot to talk and then left us after 10 minutes. That was the whole "tour." There was no tour of the Colosseum. She told us that the second part of the tour (Forum) would start in over an hour! At this point our headsets were taken away. So, we could guide ourselves around the Colosseum during that time as she was done. We met our guide for the Forum over an hour and a half later and discovered that groups had been merged and we were now in a group of 50 people! With no headsets it was nearly impossible to hear our guide. What we heard was good but it was very difficult to keep up with him. We felt rushed to and through the Forum. In all, the tour that was supposed to take 3 hours took more than 5 hours but only about an hour of that was guided, most of it was waiting around.
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There was no tour.
Curiosity54598872473
, Apr 2019
So, we showed up to the appointed meeting place where there are 5 employees all doing nothing. One bothers to talk to us, acts surprised that we are there, makes several phone calls, then asks us to return an hour later. We show up, there are now all new employees, one walks us around the Coliseum for awhile and says he is looking for our tour group. We eventually wind up at another tour office and are eventually told all tours are gone for the day and sorry he can't hel us anymore. We we able to wak to the Coliseum and book a skip the line tour very easily, which is what I'd recommend. Luckily Viator was able to quickly refund my money so at the end of the day, it all worked out. It was just awful that this tour company wasted 2 hours of our day when we could have booked another tour right away. But judging by everything we saw they are a complete scam and they dont have a tour to provide. Hopefully they will be shut down soon.

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