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

7405 Reviews

  • Location: Rome, Italy
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3731COLOSSEUM

Reviewed by: Jodi C, April 2015

Wonderful. Marco was a passionate narrator, brought history and archeology to life with his knowledge. Helps if you're a native of Rome with a degree in archeology I suppose, but we were in good hands, teen daughter and I loved the tour.

Reviewed by: Bob R, April 2015

This tour was a great! It really helped us to make sense of all the rich history of ancient Rome in a short period of time. Our tour guide, Sara, was incredibly knowledgable and was great at relating the important information along with some fun facts. The illustrations that she used to show the ruins today and how they looked in Roman times were awesome. They really gave you a picture of life back then while standing among the ruins today. I would highly recommend this tour and Sara our guide.

Reviewed by: Mr CAG T, April 2015

The 'best ever interactive lecture' is how I would describe this tour.
Our guide, Sev, who called it 'Rome - the Eternal city', was fantastic. He made ancient Rome and it's development into the city today so exciting and interesting that we got transported into a world where we didn't notice cars, buses, 'selfie-stick sellers' etc.. but felt connected with the land beneath us and the millions who had gone before us.
I could not recommend a tour with Sev highly enough. If I was a university student I would want him as my tutor!
Thank you, Sev for a wonderful afternoon.

Reviewed by: mehulranact, April 2015

Tour was excellent guide was great!

Reviewed by: DeeDee, April 2015

We had a very enjoyable time with a great knowledgeable guide.

Reviewed by: SinaM, April 2015

This was a great tour. Skipping those long lines is so wonderful! Our guide Valentina was superb - she was very knowledgeable, engaging and a great storyteller - made the ancient history and people come alive. She was also very patient and considerate of all the people in the group, and answered our many questions thoughtfully and expertly, and with humour.

Note: Although I highly recommend this tour, I do want to raise a specific issue that the tour company needs to address: the tour information clearly states that Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is NOT recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair. In our tour group, an obese and very unfit woman that had to walk using a crutch was permitted to do the tour. It caused delays for the whole group and required Valentina to have to go out of her way to make special compensation for her I must acknowledge Valentina was very accommodating and totally professional in spite of the challenges and delay this caused. There is alot of walking in this walking tour including flights of stairs, hills etc. I don't think this woman should have been permitted to do this tour. The company should consider providing special tours for people with accessibility issues who can have any special needs provided for. The effect was that our tour ran half an hour over time and several people who had other time-bound commitments had to leave without finishing the full tour. I don't think this is acceptable.

Reviewed by: Paul L, April 2015

Fantastic tour with a brilliant guide, can really strongly recommend. Only negative was that we started a bit later than stated but did not affect the enjoyment.

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