Colosseum Express Guided Tour
- Skip the ticket line
- Duration: 1 hour
The tour was split into two halves, first we walked around Palatine Hill & the Roman Forum, I LOVED it, our guide was so engaging and he knew his stuff, he mixed fact with legend/mythology and it was just brilliant, I hadn't been expecting to enjoy it so much. An hour and 45 minutes later we walked over to the colosseum...WOW, the history behind the colosseum is amazing, it's just such a shame, but a necessity, that over the years we have had to do so much to work to the building in order to keep it standing. I just don't have much of an imagination so would have liked to have seen the building without all the acrow props here and there....but I do understand that the works they have done and will do in the future is a necessity. We had a different tour guide for the colosseum and, although informative, she wasn't as engaging as the first tour guide we had, but she had a lot of people to deal with and a lot of ground to cover, and it wasn't even peak season. Overall a great experience.
Our guide Paulo was informative and entertaining throughout the tour. I was concerned when we spend ~30 minutes outside of the Colosseum, were we going to be shortchanged inside. But after getting ~1.5 hour tour with Paulo, we realized that he simply had a great passion for the history - he was excellent! He did a good job tying the entire story together while giving us a good sense of what a day at the Colosseum was like from many different perspectives. 4:30pm tour worked out well as it was not over crowed.
Our guide was Francesco and he was absolutely fantastic - with broad knowledge, great attitude towards participants, happy to answer all questions. We didn't wait too long in the line for security check. The only thing I would improve is the organization of the office, where I needed to exchange voucher. It would be helpful if one dedicated person (clearly marked) would be responsible of exchanging vouchers - in that case there would be less chaos.
Wow absolutely fabulous, very interesting and well organised. Everything went ahead just as planned, easy online booking, met by the guide ( very friendly) and the jump the line option was great - we didn’t have to wait long at all to get in, which is often the case with all the big attractions.
I would definitely recommend this tour, we got the Express tour but the detail our tour guide (Alex) went into was brilliant. we also had the opportunity to enter the Roman forum and palantine gardens without a guide. well worth every penny!!