This tour was lead by Mariana of Enjoy Rome tours. She made touring of the Colosseum and Forum and the other parts of Rome interesting and fun with the extensive knowledge that she has of the history of the city of Rome.
Office address (meeting point) on Viator was not correct; the correct address is Via Tommaso Grossi 10. It was not that easy to find for the taxi driver. 3,5 hours walking was a lot, but very worthwhile. Renate from Russia was very good explaining and was very nice and attentive to the needs of all.
My entire family went on this tour together. I found the guide very knowledgeable although a bit more context might have been good. She showed us where Julius Caeser was assassinated but no background information about why. Perhaps a separate tour for history enthusiasts would be good concentrating on the forum. We certainly saw all the high spots with some reasonable explanation about what we were seeing. A lot of historical Rome was covered and it was an opportunity to get the feeling of the city as it went from several small farm towns meeting in the forum as a market, through the republic and empire, into the Christian Era, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and even the Baroque. I was happy to get the broad sweep of history and architecture. If I return to Rome, I hope I will find some specialized tours on history, architecture, art, and archeology. I strongly recommend anyone taking this tour to wear extremely comfortable shoes. The tour area is all cobblestone and broken stones. It is very hard on the feet. Also the pit stop had a rather old fashioned Italian toilet. On a tour with Americans, I suggest finding a place with more modern facilities.
Tour leader was very knowledgeable and personal. Spent 3 pleasant hours walking through some of the greatest sights in the world! Can't recommend anything better and a real value!
Excellent and highly informative tour guide. There was some disorganization at the beginning and the tour started late, but the quality of the tour made up for it.
In the pouring rain our guide weathered
on with aplomb and good cheer. Better tour than expected ; knowledgable guide.
Charles M B USA
The two days we were in Rome, it was rainy. We still did the walking day tour of Ancient Rome area and the Vatican. So hard to believe they could build something so intricate with the primitive tools that existed. A chance in a life time to see such history.
The Colosseum is amazing! With this tour we were able to skip the 3-hour line and go right in. The guide was knowledgeable and we were able to see a lot of the city this way. Lots of photo opportunities going to the Trevi Fountain and even waited for me when I wanted to take a few more pictures at the fountain. Very nice tour! I would do this again.
DO NOT LEAVE ROME WITHOUT DOING THIS - FANTASTIC IF YOU ARE ONLY IN TOWN FOR A DAY OR TWO! Ask for Claudia she was amazing!!!!
We had a great day as far as weather and learned a lot about the coliseum as well as Rome. Unfortunately we did this tour on the same day as the Rome marathon so we were not able to get to all parts of the city very easy. Our tour guide was great.
Great tour! The guide was informative and knew a lot of information about each of the locations. A great way to fit most of Rome into one day. Highly recommended.
Extremely fun tour of ancient Rome. We saw almost all of the highlights. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and willing to answer questions. I highly recommend this tour.
Wonderful! We saved so much time by not waiting in the long lines. The guide was wonderful and we learned so much. Well worth it!
Fantastic. Our guide Nicola Capuzzola was a mind of information. So interesting.
Our guide was so well informed on the history of Rome than we passed a very plaesant walking tour. It was very interesting.
THIS AS GOT TO BE THE BEST TOUR OF THE LOT! AND MORESO IF YOU GET THE GUIDE FROM
WHEN IN ROME TOURS HER NAME IS CHIARA, WHAT A SUPER GUIDE, AND A WICKED SENSE OF HUMOUR, SHE BRINGS 2 THOUSAND YEARS OF HISTORY RIGHT BEFORE YOUR EYES,
WHAT A STAR! ROME IS NOT BAD EITHER!
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