This tour is alright but, it is too rushed. More time was needed in the Coliseum. The guide rushed us through too quickly. About 5 minutes maximum was spent on the 2nd level. Time to visit the gift shop was not allotted. This is important because you cannot re-enter the Coliseum. The Roman Forum had buildings that were open for you to enter. Our guide did not take us to those buildings at all. The tour was supposed to last 3 hours but, it lasted 2 hours and 40 minutes tops. Not sure if they are counting the time you are to meet the guide 20 minutes prior to the tour starting time? If you go to the Coliseum early in the morning, you will not have lines and can take all the time you want to explore.
Valaddio was an excellent guide - very thorough historical knowledge mixed with good humorous and fun facts. 3hrs is a good amount of time for this tour but if left with wanting more - you end within the Palatine Hill so you can backtrack/ look at more
Very very nice tour, worth it every penny! Small group of 7 people and excellent guid! His name is Valerious, extreamly knowligable guy with excellent English, all the time talking to and telling us amazing history of this magical place! He answered of all our questions! Strongly recommended this tour and specially with Valerrious! Well done Viator!
You could walk around on your own. BUT you would miss so much that isnt necessarily in any of the guide books.
Our guide spoke perfect English she was enthusiastic, knowledgeable and made the trip worthwhile.
Couldn't recommend more.
our tour guide, ValerioVal, was better than great. he really knew the history of the Colosseum and presented it in highly understandable ways.
his English was perfecthe has relatives in Brooklyn and visits them often, he was friendly and kind . I have told friends about trying to use him in the future.
we loved how he stated how the English language picked up works such as arenasand in Latin etc.