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.
The Colosseum tour was great. You need to jump the cue's as they stretch for ages. The guides are great also giving you not only information but plenty of photos to give you looks at how things look before originally.
we thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Our guide was a wealth of knowledge and answered everyones questions articulately. Highly recommend this tour.
Forget every Hollywood sword-and-sandals movie you've ever seen. Instead, book a tour of these ancient ruins and discover the FACTS about their history. Our tour guide was Elizabeta and she was absolutely superb. A qualified archaeologist, she had been personally involved in excavations in the area around the Colosseum. She led the tour with passion, authority, friendliness and humour.
If you're 'on the fence' about whether to book a tour, don't be. Otherwise you'll be one of those tourists who wander around in a daze because they have no idea what they're looking at. The Colosseum, Forum and Palatine have little-to-no signage, and you really do need some expertise to make sense of it all.
Some further tips:
1 Book the earliest tour you can, before the heat gets unbearable
2 Wear comfortable shoes and take a bottle of water
3 Bring comfortable earphones to use instead of the ones supplied
4 Go with an enquiring mind and ask questions
Oh, and PLEASE leave your dreadful selfie sticks at home. You already have two selfie sticks - they're called ARMS.
Maura was an excellent guide. It was easy to find the group and she made sure we all stayed together. We could hear her well with a headset. Showed all the sights with great commentary as we went along. You will miss lots of things to see and explanations if you don't do a tour. She was very well informed
Excellent tour! well worth the price considering the long lines. In addition you are free to stay on in the Forum after the tour for the remainder of the day if desired.
Our guide, Damiano, was excellent. He provided a thoroughly enjoyable and educational experience. We got exactly what we were hoping for--a good look at the Coloseo and the Fora Romano, and lots of information that only an educated historian/archaeologist like Damiano could provide. I would always recommend stopping for a toilet break before leaving the coloseum. We did that. Thank you!!
It was a insightful and enjoyable tour.
Guide was fantastic and well knowledgeable. Directions for finding location to meet were easy to follow.
Our tour guide was excellent. She does this daily and studied archeology so she knew everything about the Colosseum and roman forum.
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