This skip-the-line tour is perfect for first-time visitors to Rome! I recommend the upgrade for a more personal experience and access to areas of the Colosseum most visitors don't see.
We really enjoyed the Colosseum tour. Our guide was very informative and knowledgeable. We learnt so much more about the Colosseum and surrounding areas on the tour than if we had gone by ourselves. We only had three days in Rome and this was worth it. Our only regret was not being able to go underneath the Colosseum - we tried to get tickets for this but they sell out very quickly.
I enjoyed the pace and would have overlooked the Ancient Rome area had it not been for this tour which was almost as interesting as the Colosseum.
Pretty slow moving tour, ended up being 3 1/2 hours, which was not really necessary
Love that we get ear buds. Although it is hot and crowded it is not claustrophobic. Our guide was great at finding us shade and spoke clearly. It is a long walk so make sure you bring fluid.
Our guide Sabrina was great! She was very knowledgeable and took time out for questions. She day was quite warm so she tried her best to keep us in the shade.