We used Viator to see the Colleseum on Tuesday 30th October 2018. Departing on an early morning walking tour. Our guide Georgio was fantastic and he went at a pace which suited the whole party (around 12 from memory).I'm so glad I went with an organised tour as you really miss so much if you do it alone. We loved the history and the and politics which Georgio managed to deliver in an understandable way even indicating ways that history could have been changed depending on the teller at the time. We thoroughly enjoyed the excursion. From finding the starting point to the length of the tour, value for money was spot on and information was clear and understandable. Thank you!
This was a long tour. Our guide was so knowledgeable as well as efficient in keeping the group moving. We had visited the coliseum years ago without a guide. This time we learned so much. Our guide knew not only that which was covered on the tour but could also explain other areas of interest in Rome.
Our first visit to Rome and it may be a while until we come again so I wanted to make the most of our few days here. I highly recommend this way to enjoy walking through the ancient city (we went in October) with an excellent guide. Well worth the money in making Rome come alive (and skip the queues).
The tour with Ilaria was okay but pretty functional. I am not sure if she was having an off day, but much of what she said was functional but lacking in exciting or insightful details that would have made the tour of one of the worlds most amazing cities memorable. I am sure what she told us and what we saw was part of the tour, but compared to our recent tour of Firenze this was very functional.
What was disappointing was that despite there being 6 kids aged 4 to 15 in a group of 18 so 1/3rd kids she made no effort to engage the children, tell them interesting anecdotes or keep them interested with little insights which is what I would expect for a 45 per person tour.
A shame but I could not recommend this tour