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VIP Colosseum Underground

Key Details

  • City: Rome
  • Duration: 3hrs 45mins
  • Start Time: Times vary. Please select a specific date to see availability.

Tour Highlights

  • Go where few tourists have gone before with this VIP tour, taking you to closed areas of the Colosseum so you can truly experience the magic of Ancient Rome.

  • Visit the Colosseum underground, walk on the arena floor and admire the views from the third tier. Plus general access areas of the Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill.

  • For most of your tour you’ll travel in groups of 12 people or fewer, with access to VIP areas limited to two groups at once – so you’ll share this space with 24 people max.

Explore the Colosseum underground Explore the Colosseum underground Special access to the arena floor Special access to the arena floor The Roman Colosseum The Arch of Constantine (from Colosseum) Overlooking Ancient Rome at the Colosseum The Colosseum: Rome's most iconic site The Arch of Constantine Small groups mean easy interaction Domitian's Stadium, Palatine Hill The Colosseum from Palatine Hill Walk the roads of Ancient Rome Discovering the history of Ancient Rome The Sacred Way: triumphal walk of Roman soldiers Hear stories & legends at the Roman Forum Arch of Titus, Roman Forum Arch of Titus, Roman Forum The Roman Forum The Roman Forum


The Colosseum underground


Feel the fear and hear the roars of the crowd above you as you descend to the Colosseum underground, walking in the footsteps of gladiators who waited here to be hoisted onto the floor. As you tour the tunnels, your guide will tell you about the true life of a gladiator, far different to that which you see in films. You’ll be settled into their skin before our next stop then – the arena floor. Walk out onto the stage upon which the fighting took place and be blown away by the most impressive view of the Colosseum (seen by so few!).

Our special access doesn’t end there though. You’ll follow your expert guide away from the crowds and chaos of general access areas and up to the third tier level. From here you’ll encounter stunning views over the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. You’ll also find some peace and quiet no matter how busy the day, so your guide can fill you in on some of the most fascinating tales of the Colosseum.

Triumphal arch in the Roman Forum


Once you’ve had your fill of blood and gore (and learned how it took the Romans 325 years to get their fill!), experience the very heart of Ancient Rome: the Roman Forum. Here was where Rome ruled its empire of untold political and cultural influence—and of more than 2.5 million square miles and 65 million people.

Among the evocative ruins, discover the Arch of Constantine, built by Rome’s first Christian emperor; the Senate house, where toga-clad elites decided on behalf of all of those millions; and the Temple of the Vestal Virgins, where a special cult of women kept Rome’s sacred flame alive. Your guide will bring it all to life with tales of love, betrayal, and larger-than-life characters (Caesar, Cleopatra & Mark Antony to name a few), with great visual aids and reconstructions to show you how it all would have looked 2,000 years ago.

At the Palatine Hill you’ll discover the origins of Ancient Rome. Legend has it that this is the spot where Remus and Romulus were found by the shewolf and where they battled to decide which would have the privilege of building their own town. Hear how this legendary battle impacted the world you know today (your very own life even!) We owe the Ancient Romans more than you’d believe!

With small groups and expert guides


Due to Colosseum policy, two groups will merge for the VIP sections of your tour (Colosseum underground, arena floor and third tier), but with the rest of the public locked out, you’ll share these sacred spaces with a maximum of 24 other people. For the rest of your tour (general access areas of the Colosseum and all of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill), your group will be limited to only 12 people or fewer.

Traveling in such small groups means you’ll find it easier to get around busy sites, and to hear and engage with your guide. A good thing too, since they’re some of the best in the business. To help you get the most from the time you spend with us, we also have privileged access at the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. So you won’t have to wait in line. Because Colosseum underground tours are so limited, this tour often sells out months in advance. Book now to be sure that you secure your place!

History and archaeology lovers should also check out our NEW VIP Ancient Rome Tour with special access to Caesar's Palace: The first tour of its type offered by any tour operator!

Sites visited

  • Colosseum underground
  • Colosseum arena floor
  • Colosseum third tier
  • General access areas of the Colosseum
  • Roman Forum
  • Palatine Hill
  • Arch of Constantine


  • Special VIP access to the Colosseum
  • Privileged express entrance at the Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill
  • Expert Walks of Italy tour guide throughout
  • Headsets


5-stars from over 2649 Customer Reviews

Still have to line up to pass security but that is to be expected. The headsets were very difficult to understand the guide with. It is possible it was not positioned on the guide well or we got a faulty set. Otherwise great service and a very knowledgeable tour guide
Fantastic tour, highly recommend. Giovanni was brilliant, very knowledgeable.
It could not have been better, absolutely fabulous !
Ettore is the best guide we have ever had for a tour. His content knowledge of the history and significance of the sites is superb, and his humor and casual touring style adds to the enjoyment of the tour. I highly recommend Tours of Italy and Ettore to others. A++!
The only issue was the mix up in numbers to go underground, meaning that the wonderful Laura had to miss out. Otherwise, a wonderful experience!
Great tour and outstanding information by the guide. However, I thought it was odd that our guide did not do the entire tour. It seemed liked we meet another group and our tour got larger and another guide actually took us though the Colosseum.
Guido and Gigi were both wonderful!
We absolutely loved Gigi and his energy and passion about the Colosseum! Great stories. Could have provided more details about Roman Forum.
The tour of the Colosseum and Palatine Hill was great. We saw the underground sections of the Colosseum. The guide was very informative, being an archaeology major. Very extensive and good tour, exactly as advertised.
A really good tour. Very interesting and informative.
Most informative tour given in a jovial manner. We had a wonderful time and were amazed by the knowledge of the tour guide, who had an amazing sense of humour and was more than happy to answer any questions. We really could not have enjoyed the tour more, thank you so much.
Tiberius (tour guide) was very informative, interesting and fun. We will always use Walks of Italy to book VIP tours, there is no hassle and you get to skip the ridiculous queues, although it seems expensive it is definitely worth doing. Thank you Tiberius and the Walks of Italy team.
The tour was absolutely fantastic. Our tour guide Jowita was extremely knowledgeable and really brought the Colosseum and Roman Forum alive - thank you for a great experience!
Our guide was outstanding!!
Our guide was great!!
Excellent tour and guide!
GIGI was FABULOUS. We do A LOT of world traveling and my husband made the comment that he was our best tour guide EVER! He is a gem, brought it all to life for us all, very engaging and passionate about the topics we covered. He could not have been better. Thanks
Had a wonderful day our guide Giovanni was very knowledgeable and Uta was so passionate about the colleseum this tour was very memorable.
Gigi was absolutely amazing! We loved him and learned so much
All good
Such a great tour! So exciting to see all levels of the Colosseum. Very informative! Will highly recommend.
Informative and paced perfectly.
The tour was very interesting and informative.
Our guide Vincenzo was fantastic. He gladly answered all our questions and was very knowledgeable. The guide Laura Christina at the Colosseum (the archeologist) was very knowledgeable too, but that part of the tour was combined with another group and we could not ask questions.
Most enjoyable tour. Felix was knowledgeable, well spoken and enthusiastic! We loved our tour of the forum and colosseum especially the underground...
I would take the same tour upon return.
Great info and pace.
again first class guide
Lovely man charming and very informative. Many thanks will recommend
Tour guide brought this walk to life. The experience was excellent
One of the highlights of our Italy trip. Maryellen was interesting, funny, thoughtful and attentive. It was 3 hours of total awe and enjoyment. Excellent! The headphone set up is very comfortable and useful. Our 13 & 18 year old sons were also thoroughly enthralled.
Our tour guide was really informative and we could hear him clearly with the ear piece..we had great day and would reccommend.
Really informative
Excellent day and tour
Tour guide was very knowledgeable and made the whole tour engaging by asking questions.
Dario was lovely! So fun and energetic and just full of knowledge! Both me and my husband loved him! Next time we are in Rome we will definitely choose your company for other tours!
Our tour guide Guido was fantastic. He was extremely knowledgeable and we learned a lot from him. We loved the small group size and the headsets which allowed us to always hear him even if we walked away to take pics. Will definitely recommend your tours to anyone back home going to Rome.
Our guide was fabulous. Very informative
Guide was very informed, easy to understand and pleasant
Brilliant tour!! Our guide was excellent, really knew her stuff and the extra VIP areas such as the underground were definitely worth it. Forum & palatine hill again was brilliant and the guide pointed out some close by restaurants and bars after which was very helpful.
Maurizio was an awesome guide. Very calm and composed. I highly recommend him!
Excellent guide. One of best I've seen.
A fantastic tour that I would recommend to anyone
Felix was an excellent tour guide- knowledgeable, friendly... took us at a great pace. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour!!
Our walk with Francesco was amazing. He made the tour so interesting and fun too! We went at a good pace and our guide brought the ancient history to life! I will definitely be recommending Walks of Italy to my friends. Thanks and see you again soon one day! Grazie mille :-)
Had an amazing time and great guide felix
Great tour,Felix the guide was very knowledgeable and interesting
Knowledgeable guide and able to interact well with customers.
Guide was wonderful. Very engaging! Would highly recommend this tour.
Excellent tour. Value for money. Guide very well informed. Would definitely recommend.
Excellent tours. Well worth it
My husband and I LOVED our guide and have been sharing our experience with everyone back home! She was so incredibly knowledgeable and her passion shined through during the tour. We learned so much and truly enjoyed every minute.
Great Guide
We had a good time. As seniors, we were starting to feel the steps, but we made it.
We liked the knowledgeable guide, small group, and headsets to listen to the guide.
Amazing guide
Our guide was amazing. Very informative tour. Well paced. Never felt hurried or rushed.
It was amazing. Her knowledge was fantastic & greatly informative.
Our tour guide consisted of 2 people. Eleonora and the orher lady since eleonora fell ill. Both ladies were great and very informative. We really enjoyed the tour provided by both and would very much recomend this tour and any other tour provided by walks of italy.
Valentina was a great guide - just enough information, and she was both personable and interesting. All four of us enjoyed the tour.
Amazing tour!
Tour guide was very knowledgeable and made the tour exciting. Having the opportunity to walk in the underground and on the floor of the colosseum was truly special!
What a WONDERFUL and informative tour! Our guide was so knowledgeable and ready to answer any questions we might have. Thank you for providing such a wonderful tour!
Our guides were great and the Colosseum is an amazing place to visit. We traveled in March and the lines were ridiculously long, skip the line is the way to go.
Same as Pompeii tour. The guide that showed us the restricted areas was nice and knowledgeable, but he didn't have that "extra thing" that your own "Walks of Italy" guides have: they make you feel special, and you feel like you are seeing things with them that the others don't see.
Absolutely amazing to get the ancient Rome experience with this tour. The Underground Colosseum experience made it just that more exciting and real. Great tour with a knowledgeable guide!
Our guide Emma was very knowledgeable and informative with a very pleasant manner - speaking personally with every member of the group
Our guide was extremely informative and a delight to walk and learn with. Thank you!
Cecilia was a great guide. She's very knowledgeable. took time to answer questions, and did a great job describing the history of the sites. We've already recommended this tour to our friends who will be visiting Rome this Spring.
Sylvia was wonderful!! It was an amazing tour, worth every single penny.
Blown away with this tour and the information provided. Your guides are so knowledgeable and their love of their job shines through.
Absolutely loved this tour and our guide. She was amazing. Would highly recommend this tour!
Brilliant - very educational. Tour guide was lovely too.
Our tour guide was excellent!!
a very informative tour
Very well organised, interesting and informative tour. Sergio was a very good tour guide.
The meet and greet lady was very helpful. The tour and guide were awesome.
Great tour and we loved our guide Antonietta.
Very interesting and fast paced!
Our tour guide Fernando was the best. His obvious passion and expertise for history was surpassed only by his ability to make the tour personal and friendly. We both agreed that we were very lucky to be included in his tour.
Our tour guide did a great job!
The tour was absolutely fantastic. Alessia was an amazing guide using her archaeology knowledge to bring everything to life for us.
Fantastic tour will recommend to others 👍
Our guide was brilliant. Very informative and very passionate and engaging.
Our guide Felix was amazing. Very informative. Didn't want the your to end! Would definitely book with Walks Of Italy again!
Our tour guide Juliett was incredible. She is so knowledgeable. I thoroughly enjoyed this experience and have recommended it to friends. Thank you.
The guide in the Colosseum was a little fast when showing pictures, so it was hard to see what he was referring to.
Ferdinando was a fantastic guide. Engaging, incredibly well-informed and a pleasure to be around.
Rosa was very knowledgeable and gave a great tour. I was very satisfied with the tour.
The tour was amazing and the guide was spot on, took time to answer questions and was very clear and knowledgeable. I would recommend this tour to anyone in a heartbeat!
Really interesting and informative. Fantastic to see the parts of colosseum usually closed to public.
Lovely lady could not have been better, coming back next year we will try and get on the tour of the Vatican with your company thanks Simon.
Very good guide and tour!
I really enjoyed the tour. I was there with my 7 year old daughter; Anna was great with her, and allowed her to take the lead and she loved it. I'd definitely do it again.
Gigi was an amazing guide and very informative :)
Sergio was an amazing guide and a lovely man. He went out of way to include and inform our 10 year old daughter of all the wonderful stories. A credit to the company ... Thank you . The Buckley family.
We had an amazing time and learned so much! Our tour guide Gigi was so knowledge, fun, and entertaining. Thank you!
We were extremely pleased with the tour and guide - it was well-organized, nicely-paced, and our guide was cheerful and brimming with all kinds of insights and knowledge. A fantastic tour!
Giovanna was an excellent guide, most informative in an interesting and lively way and brought everything to life. It was a wonderful experience
"Elesa" (sp), our tour guide, was incredible. She was so very knowledgeable, passionate, and entertaining. She made this already fascinating tour, so much more enjoyable. Highly recommend the tour, and if your lucky enough......to enjoy it with Elesa (sp)
Fabulous. Clear and easy to hear. Lots of interest, couldn't have been better. Thanks
Anna was fabulous, she was very informative, kept the tour interesting and was great company throughout, the tour was great would recommend to anybody if you want to see Ancient Rome and experience atmosphere of the colleseum with the vip trip. Pete and Hilary
Dario was very well informed and was happy to answer all questions.
brilliant tour, loved it. guide was very knowledgeable and friendly.
The guide was fantastic! The tour itself was awesome, and very informative. I will definitely use "Walks" again.
Had a great time and guide very informative and enthusiastic. So glad we booked the tour.
Another fantastic tour! Well informed guide and we were especially glad that we were able to go to the lowest level at the Colosseum.
Jowita is intelligent, warm and friendly. This was the best of all the tours that I have taken with you.
Amazing! Enjoyed both immensely! The guides were all professional, pleasant, and knowledgeable. We will be back. We would also like to see more cooking classes with Sicilian cooking and other Italian meals.
Very enjoyable tour, with excellent and informative guide.
Great tour guide!!!!! Answered any question brilliantly. Me and my wife had an awesome time with Franchesca. I would tell anyone on this tour to ask for her.
Maria was excellent - So invested in her group and relaying the huge amount of history into easy to digest bits.
The tour was great. We were the first ones in and we had a very small group. It was the second time with our guide and she was great. The tour sure added to our Italy vacation.
Our guide, Vanessa was the most personable and knowledgeable guide we have ever experienced. Her understanding of the history of the Rome and The Colosseum was outstanding. We wanted to take Vanessa with us for the rest of our tour.
Great tour, highly recommended!
Vanessa was wonderful. A real highlight of our trip to Rome!
Guide was fantastic given the extreme cold weather.
Our tour guide Elisa was great and very knowledgeable. We had no issues.
Our children attended this tour, they raved about the tour guide and her wealth of knowledge. They said it was well worth the time an money.
Great tour! Out tour guide, Valentina, was awesome. She very knowledgeable and extremely passionate. We had 10 people on this tour and so it was awesome to get time to ask any questions we wanted. Highly recommend this tour!
I loved this tour! The guide,Angela, was wonderful! She was very well prepared and even had visual aids that brought the past back to life!
Excellent tour; our guide was very knowledgeable and helpful. She definitely made our experience with Walks of Italy very memorable and enjoyable. I would definitely recommend Walks of Italy to others.
We thought the tour was informative and our guide very knowledgeable as well as very friendly. We loved getting access to areas that are not usually included with a general admission ticket.
Vincenzo was a superb guide: approachable, knowledgeable and a great personality. He made our experience one of the highlights of a three week long tour through many countries. Wish we had booked all our trips through your company, will definitely recommend to anyone!
Brilliant tour!! Informative & saw everything we expected!!
VIP Colosseum Underground was a wonderful tour and guide. It was a pleasure listening to him for our 3 hour tour. Would definitely recommend.
Camilla is VERY knowledgeable, friendly and funny. As this was our first time to Rome, I knew we needed a guide to understand all the history of the ruins and she met our every expectation.
As a teacher , I thought I knew a lot! However Dario knows much , much more indeed! The tour was very well organised and led, as well as thoroughly enjoyable👍👍
I am astounded at the expertise of our guide. He made the history come alive, in language that was accessible to all of us. He fielded questions like someone who had done a great deal of research. Bravo!
Our guide was amazing - she was so smart, captivating and highlighted all of the right things. Would highly recommend this tour, with her especially!
Vincenzo is extremely knowledgeable and gave a great tour. He had a great way of not just giving you facts but really making you think about what you were seeing in front of you. We had a great tour with him.
John was terrific. He had a nice blend of historic and architectural knowledge to really bring Ancient Rome to life.
Luciana was wonderful, she kept us informed and entertained for the whole time, she looked after us and made the whole experience a memorable one. I have four children ranging from 19 years old to ten. She made it special for all of us, I would highly recommend her to anyone.
Very knowledgeable and engaging
Cecelia was awesome. She knew her stuff and did a great job helping us visualize the Forum in all its glory. All in all one of the top tours we took in Rome.
Tanguy was fabulous: knowledgeable, fun, humorous, and passionate! We and our two 20 somethings especially enjoyed the underground tour. A highlight of Rome for sure. Thank you!
This was our first tour in Italy. It was awesome. Sylvia was amazing. What a great way to kick off our trip! We learned so much.
Very knowledgeable about the history. So enjoyed this tour and learning from Sylvia. Thank you!
Sabina did an amazing job explaining all parts of the early Roman history. She was very in-depth through out the tour. It was an excellent tour and highly recommend it.
Really interesting. There was a lot to absorb. It would have been nice to have done it over two days.
Our guide was so lovely and knowledgable - we absolutely loved her and our tour !
Terrific tour and guide!
We had a very nice and interesting morning tour with Giovanna. Grazie mille :)
The tour was very well pondered, a mixture of history and stories related to the biggest character of Roman history. The site itself was amazing. The guide was very well prepared and very happy to answer all my questions. I highly recommend it.
Rosa was a fabulous guide, teacher and ambassador for Rome and what a wonderful treat to see the Coliseum and the Forum thru her proud, Roman eyes. She managed to compress 2,500 years of history into 3 1/2 fun, fast-paced, engaging hours. I loved it and highly recommend it!!
Ms. Rosa was extremely knowledgeable about dates and history related to all land marks of the tour. She showed a lot of enthusiasm and dedication. The tour was very well timed. She was courteous and fridndly. Will definitely recommend the tour
We enjoyed the tour and found Bruno highly qualified.
Larissa's knowledge of the Colosseum was unmatched. Your guides are fantastic.
Excellent tour. I will and have already recommended your conpany to friends.
I thought the tour was great! I will recommend to others. Only suggestion is to recommend bringing a snack :)
Camilla was very knowledgeable and her command of English was excellent. The tour was informative and engaging. She was prepared and helpful. We enjoyed the tour very much!
Camilla was great! She was very kind and knowledgeable. She spoke English very clearly and showed passion in her guidance. Would go on any tour with her!
We had a great tour. Very informative and enjoyable!
Only drawback was not being able to make it below the stage but we will view it when we return. Thank you for the credit! Francesca was wonderful and we learned a lot about the history of the structure.
Very friendly guide, she made it very interesting and was happy to answer any questions she was asked, would recommen, very interesting and enjoyable tour thank you
Our guide was knowledgeable and through her descriptions/words she painted a beautiful image from the ruins at the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. She was quite passionate and as such it made the tour amazing! Thank you.
We loved this tour and absolutely adored our guide, Larissa! She was very informative and polite. It was busy and she made sure our group was always together and answered all of our questions!
Absoutely wonderful experience. Camila is perfect for the role: calm, knowledgeable, very easy style and wonderful sense of humour. After only one guide in the Colo i realized that we had hit the jackpot with Camila.
Camillia was excellent! Answered questions effortlessly about the tour as well as other places around Rome. Indepth knowledge, wonderful sense of humor and sensitive to varying physical abilities around the ruins. Wonderful experience!
Larissa was an excellent guide and was very pleasant. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed her description and we're amazed by the breadth of her knowledge of the subject matter. Without doubt this was money well spent.
We found Alisissia very knowledgable and enthusiastic. She was engaging and warm and we thoroughly enjoyed the tour.
Camilla was absolutely fantastic! She made the tour very interesting and her sense of humour is brilliant- thank her again please.
Our guide was great
Everything was fantastic. My wife and Guido talked for about 10 min after the tour. He was very knowledgeable and friendly.
Fantastic tour guide and very informative and exciting.
This tour was great! Very informative and it was a nice length.
Very knowledgeable guide who had a great sense of humor and really catered well to the kids in the group. Her slant on etymology and the living conditions underneath the Colosseum were particularly memorable.
We absolutely loved our guide! So much knowledge and enthusiasm!! He made each of us feel special and spoke directly to us. It was a perfect morning. Thank you!!!
My husband visited Rome to celebrate our 5 year wedding anniversary. We absolutely loved this tour. Anna did an amazing job. She was so passionate and she knew her stuff. There's lots of walking so bring comfortable shoes and water. Luckily, we had great weather and a small group.
Our tour guide was great! He knew so much about the history of Rome. We had a wonderful time!
The guide for Walks if Italy was WAY better than the other tour groups we used while in Italy. She was a Ph.D. In archaelogy who had particpated in digging on the ruins of ancient Rome for 5 years. HIGHLY recommend Walks of Italy.
Felix was a great guide
Excellent guide; very knowledgeable and personable. Would highly recommend your company and her to anyone visiting Roma.
Antoinette was extremely knowledgable, passionate and engaging and made the tour so much more enjoyable. There was enough time spent at each location which was excellent. I would highly recommend this company to other people visiting Rome.
Love the details provided by the guide.
Our Colosseum Underground Tour with Roman Forum & Palatine Hill walking tour was excellent. There were 11 in our group in total an the size was perfect. We had no issues of any kind arranging and paying for the tour, meeting the guide or hearing the guide.
Our guide was very friendly, patient, humorous and knowledgeable. We brought our 3yr old with us on the tour and were pleased that she was considerate of him. She was open to questions from everyone, provided sufficient time for picture taking and made sure to keep the group together.
We really enjoyed our tour with Walks of Italy. Our guide, Maurizio, was very knowledgable and friendly. The tour itself was comprehensive and worth the price!
Very much enjoyed
she was lovely, had a lot of knowledge. very intersting and we had a great time. thank you
Everything was fabulous.... Thank you to our lovely tour guide Francesca....she was so sweet, patient, & very knowledgeable....When we return to Italy, we will for sure use your wonderful company...
Mariela was absolutely wonderful!
The tour was very good and Davide added wonderful humor to the stories.
Alessia was fabulous. Very attentive and insightful with the tour.
Tour guide was fantastic, really brought the tour to life.
It was amazing! We really enjoyed it especially the underground of the colosseum.
Loved our tour and have already recommended the underground tour to several friends! Our guide was fabulous and professional.
She was a wonderful tour guide and very passionate about everything we saw. Great tour.
Our guide was so much fun and knowledgeable - would recommend her to anyone taking this tour !!! We had a great day !!! A must to see the underground....
Maria was great, knowledgeable, and fun to have as a tour guide. I really enjoyed it, and if I could recommend her specifically to anyone I would.
Maria was a fantastic guide: knowledgable, personable, and passionate. Just what we wanted! Grazie!
Wonderful tour. Wonderful guide. Great experience
Tour guide was so knowledgable, kept us engaged from start to finish! It did feel slightly rushed at times but didn't take away from an excellent tour.
The tour and guide were great! Definitely recommend!
We really thought this tour was FANTASTIC! Guides were great and the value for the money paid was phenomenal. Keep up the good work!!!
Alessia was a great guide .. loved the tour.
My mom and I went on this tour and had a great experience! The guide was knowledgeable and kept our interest the whole time.
Fantastic tour. Very worthwhile.
Our guide was fantastic - so knowledgeable about Rome's history- couldn't have asked for a better experience!!!
Wonderful tour. Would have preferred to know that we'd spend very little time in the Forum - I would have made time to go back if I had known that this tour was basically colosseum only (which was wonderful!)
Our guide was AWESOME! The tour was great. We were disappointed we couldn't get into the underground area due to flooding but it was still the best tour we had in Rome! Thanks!
Our guide was amazing - full of knowledge and expertise . While I was I initially weary of the high price , this was my favorite tour I took in all of Italy. Your tour was wonderful, loved how knowledgeable the guide was .
Best decision we made by booking with Walks of Life. Alessia was well knowledged and a great tour guide friendly, witty & funny
Alessa was so interesting and really passionate about her work. We throughly enjoy our trip! Thankyou so much!
Beatra was also a great guide. There was alot of walking on this tour. We did not have a problem with that but there was not any mention prior to the tour about the amount of walking involved.
Wonderful guided tour of the entire Colosseum. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and her enthusiasm showed. We had been there before and we came away with excellent views of the Colosseum, Forum, and the Palatine.
Guide was very knowledgeable and great personality. Enjoyed learning about the many things we saw.
A good tour, made incredibly enjoyable by the extensive genuine passion and knowledge exhibited by our kind and thoughtful guide.
Sergio did a great job with the tour. Very interesting and fun presentation despite the challenges of a very rainy day and a difficult family as part of the group. Nice job!
Angela is very knowledgeable. She explained the stories in great detail. I had enjoyed greatly in the trip.
Angela was great, very enthusiastic. The tour did a great job showing how time worked and where the great structures were located. The part inside the colosseum was awesome.
Bruno and the woman who led the underground tour were very knowledgeable.
Camilla is charming & very knowledgable
Great tour with a local guide - a fountain of knowledge! My partner and I enjoyed it thoroughly.
Bruno was knowledgeable, passionate, and friendly
The guide was magnificent. Obviously the sites were too.
Beata was great-very knowledgeable, easy to understand, open to questions, etc. Liked going underground and up to the 3rd level of the Colosseum which many tours don't include.
Ferdinando was an excellent guide. the best we had in this trip of Europe
Tour was great. guide was great
Sergio was extremely interesting and took time to explain and answer questions . Never hurried us , even though he got soaking wet in the rain. Excellent
Best guide ever!!!!
The tour was great and my wife and I enjoyed every moment of it.
This was great, very detailed and complete. Outstanding tour guide.
Very knowledgeable guides; nice pace. Highly recommend.
The access to the Forum and the underground sections of the Colosseum as well as the top level was amazing. Our tour guide did a great job of telling stories throughout the tour!
Francesco was highly knowledgeable, informative and entertaining. Never. Even on a better guided tour anywhere.
We had a wonderful time and learned so much from our amazing tour guide!
We were extremely pleased with the tour, the time allotted and the presentation. Thank you!
The guide was outstanding! So well informed and friendly. A true pleasure to listen to.
Excellent tour - a real thrill to step out onto the floor of the Coliseum. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining and kept things bowling along - but not TOO quickly. Ancient Rome came alive, especially following the Roman road down to the Forum. Thank you for a great tour!
Camilla was an outstanding guide. 100% recommend this tour.
Was great, Sergio was very informative and enthusiastic which meant it was easy listening! We all loved the dungeon part of the colosseum. Definitely worth it!
Our guide was perfect, she was kind, informative, efficient and everything a guide should be. Thank you
Superb, very informative and worth every penny.
Fantastic tour, very well informed guide.
Camilla was excellent, so glad we did this tour. She knew everything and was very nice too. Thank you
It was wonderful to learn so much about the Colosseum and Forum. We will recommend your tour to anyone who may travel to Rome.
Maurizio was an excellent guide. He was very knowledgeable and pleasant. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour and learned a lot as well. I would definitely recommend it to others.
Our guide was very knowledgeable and engaging. She taught us so many things we didn't know before visiting.
The guide was great and extremely knowledgable, this was a great tour, I would definitely recommend.
Our guide, Francesco, was wonderful--very knowledgeable, kind, and went above and beyond his time limit to answer questions. The tour was amazing!
Awesome visit to the Colosseum. I have been there a few times before, but the behind the scenes underground and floor tour were one of the highlights of our trip.
Claudia was an excellent guide and brought to life the history of the colosseum and palatine hill. Her enthusiasm was infectious and her in depth knowledge of the area was evident. I would highly recommend the tour. With thanks Julie and Michael x
Emma was an excellent, knowledgeable guide and the tour was fantastic.
When the tours combined for under the coliseum I was really glad we had Francesca and not luigi.
Absolutely amazing. Our guide was fantastic and the tour incredible. No complaints.
He was very enthusiastic and seemed to know a lot about the time period. We had to leave early after the Colosseum portion but thoroughly enjoyed our tour.
Francesca was great! She answered our questions and always made sure she was going at a good pace for the group.
Our guide was excellent. (Stephanie was her name, I believe, from Toronto Canada.). She was extremely well informed, delivered information at a good pace and with some humor.
The best possible experience!
Sylvia was wonderful, lots of passion for what she was showing us.
Francesca was a fantastic guide. We really enjoyed her love for the culture and history of the colosseum and palatine hill. We have and will continue to recommend walks of italy tours to others along our journey through Italy.
Awesome tour and info!
Great tour guide
Siriana was great, thank you!
Franseca was amazing we enjoyed her excellent knowledge and the way she took us back to history. Also the VIP part made the tour very special a recommendation for everybody who want to have a little bit more out of the visit.
Excellent guide. Very interesting informative trip
She was just great!
Our guide was very pleasant and extremely knowledgeable. The tour is fabulous, especially accessing the colosseum underground and top tier! The Forum and Palatine hill is amazing, too!! Do not miss this tour!!
Camilla was an amazing guide. So knowledgable ! This was by far our best tour and tour guide during our Italian holiday. Thank you Camilla.
The tour ended about 15 minutes earlier than I expected (3 hrs 30 mins instead of 3 hrs 45 mins). Not a big deal, but since we were right in the middle of the Forum, it would have been nice to have had the extra time there with the guide.
Angela was awesome!!! She was very knowledgeable about all things Rome! She was energetic and fun and everyone on our tour thought she was great! Definitely would recommend this tour.
Guide made it great. Give her a raise!
She was GREAT and...she had the highest praise for Walks. The guide seemed to have a great deal of experience in the business so the praise is coupled with experience.
In such a professional tour it would have been appreciated to receive a hard copy of a plan of the 3 levels of the Colloseum that we visited. This would have helped to clarify architectural aspects of the monument for further reference. Thanks, A.R,
Claudia was outstanding and was knowledgeable on most subjects and got the group comfortable to ask questions.
Francesco was an amazing guide, both knowledge and friendly. Happy to answer questions and knew an abundance about the area / Colosseum. We truly enjoyed our tour and will be sure to recommend to friends traveling to Rome.
Excellent guides and comprehensive tour!
Really glad that we were able to go underground, as I know some earlier tours were unable due to rain. Guides were very knowledgeable and had quality personalities. Great way to spend part of my day.
Stephanie was smart and personable: exceeded expectations!
Maurizio was very professional and well informed! He answered all questions. It was a fabulous tour!
Tony is awesome! She's very informative and made the tour very enjoyable! :)
Camilla was fantastic. She was very knowledgeable and passionate about the topic. This tour was a highlight of our trip!
Excellent guide, knowledgeable and very personable!
Our guide, Sylvia, was friendly and knowledgable. I wish the historical information would have been presented in a more organized fashion. I felt the information was jumping around a lot and it was a little hard to follow. However, I would not hesitate to use Walks of Italy again in the future.
Camilla was fantastic! We could have listened to her all day! We were so impressed with her knowledge of everything Rome and appreciate all she shared with us. A delightful morning.
Toni was an awesome guide, and I would recommend this tour to anyone! Especially with her!
Our guide was tremendous! We highly recommend her and this tour. One of the best tours we took in italy.
Excellent and energetic guide on a very crowded day.Good coverage.No rush.Meeting point easy to find.Very good experience overall.
Our guide was wonderful. Loved the tour
Francesca, our guide, was amazing. Her love for her field of archeology and for what it means in Rome especially, came through in every word and gesture. I swear we could see the Forum rise before us, and smell the sweat of the gladiators and hear the grunts of the animals at the Colosseum.
The tour was great and our guide fantastic. She was engaging, easy to understand and answered all that we asked. The pace was good and she remembered us the next day when we ran into her.
Marti is Full of information as well as hilarious. I think I speak for my husband as well as myself in saying we love her and would like to be her best friends. Such a good tour!!!!! Bridget Anderson (portland)
Thank you, we loved the tour.
Alessia was amazing! She knew so much information. I would def book another tour with her.
Simone was fabulous! No matter what questions we/I had for her she knew the answer and showed her extensive knowledge. Such a marvelous tour!!!
Took several different tours while in Rome and thought yours to be the most interesting and your guide most knowledgeable and professional. Would use Rick Steves again
Wonderful, knowledgeable, and personable guide!
Camilla provided an interesting commentary on each of the areas. She was very well informed and made it fun for everyone. I would definitely recommend your company to friends.
Doreanna was very knowledgeable about the tour content. She showed her passion for ancient Rome and was very pleased to be part of finding something during one of her digs in Rome. My husband and I went to see what she found in the Palazzo Massimo.
Great tour and well worth the money. Being able to see the underground level at the coliseum and go to the upper level made it all worth while. The tour guide was also just as amazing and was so knowledgeable. First class operation.
Incredible tour! Giovanni was wonderful!
Be prepared to walk ALOT!! The guide was extremely knowledgeable
Best tour we took! Both Gabrielli for the coliseum tour and Francesco were very knowledgeable and patient. The tour of the forum and Palatine Hill were really tough given the amount of walking and weather but he was so nice and did a great job showing us around!
Totally brilliant, Our tour guide Simone was very informative and always able to answer anything we asked. Superb trip, many thanks .
Giovanni is great!! His knowledge and enthusiasm made for a wonderful experience. The fact that he is also an archeologist seemed like an extra bonus.
EXCELLENT. Guide was fabulous and so knowledgeable. Very considerate of my disability. One of the best tour I've taken.
We had an amazing time on our tour! Our guide was so friendly and knowledgeable, and really helped us to learn about and understand the history she was discussing. I highly recommend this company and I can't wait to use them again on another vacation in the future!
The tour was informative and enjoyable. Our guide was wonderful and friendly and I would recommend to all. Thank you for a fantastic experience.
Well educated and we'll run tour. Thank you
Giovanni showed us a great tour with so much information! The tour and his knowledge were very enjoyable!! Absolutely no complaints! I have already recommended to others we jave met " Walks of Italy". All the tour guides were over and above with information and exuberance! Thank you!!
Laura was great and the tour was amazing. Being able to walk below the "public" area of the Colloseum was incredible and the tour guides from both groups were extremely knowledgeable! The Forum was wonderful as well!
The tour was great, our guide was awesome, very good god sense of humour and extremely knowledgeable.
Walks was very professional and well organized. Maurizio was an excellent guide. Both informative and charming, he enhanced the tour experience, and we would request him again if taking another Walks tour in Italy and would recommend others to as well.
Our guide was filled with knowledge but did not overwhelm us with it. He spoke English very well and was very entertaining. We would highly recommend his tour.
Enjoyed and well worth it. David our guide was great! Loved the Coliseum and tour.
Camilla was amazing. Very knowledgeable and gave us a fantastic experience! The tour was more than I expected!
Maurizio our guide was most informative and helpful. He was extremely knowledgable and a great guide for the monuments in question. Was also very patient.
She was very kind. She "knew her stuff" We were completely satisfied!
The group size was perfect. The guide's English was perfect. He seemed to have great passion for what he was showing us.
Guude was very knowledgeable, easy to talk to and ask questions, and passionate about ancient Rome! Great tour.
Loved the tour. Only issue was with the quality of the audio equipment for the Colosseum portion of the tour.
The guide and the tour was great. I did like the small size of our group tour.
Bruno was a great tour guide and explained a lot of interesting facts. I will highly recommend your company in the future.
Bruno was a great guide. extremely informative and he coped with my mobility issues. I wish he had been guide for VIP portion but Colosseum wanted their own guide. Exceeded expectations
Francesca was knowledgeable with the information and explained it clearly. She was able to answer any and all questions. Brava!
Loved everything about this tour. Our guide and I believe her name was Camilla was excellent and gave us so many interesting facts. Making history come alive for us, especially Palatine hill. Would recommend this tour to anyone.
Francesca was outstanding and extremely informative. I would come back to Rome and ask for her to be my guide for all tours!
Victor was great. We were so glad we selected this tour as we felt it was excellent value and a highlight of our Europe holiday.
Great your. Great day.
Dori was absolutely phenomenal! We can not imagined anyone more knowledgeable or more interesting to listen to!
Lovely tour, was the best I took on vacation
The tour was great, and the guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the subject matter. She also recommended a great pizza spot, which was delicious. She went above and beyond to make the tour enjoyable and educational.
The tour was very interesting and conducted at just the right pace; our guide was very knowledgeable and made it fun. So good we booked another tour for the next day!
Camille gave us a wonderful tour. She was incredibly friendly and knowledgeable. We learned so much from her. We were very satisfied with the value of the VIP Colosseum tour.
We loved this tour. Our guide was exceptional since she had an archaeological background. It lasted about 4 hours and we saw every aspect of the Colisseum and Forum. I would highly recommend this tour.
Great tour! Loved our tour guide!
Maria was awesome! If we were financially able, we would have taken her with us on the remainder of our Italy trip! So much knowledge, passion, and energy!
Emma was great. Very knowledgable and easy to understand. She took the right amount of time to explain things and the sights we were seeing. It was a fabulous tour
This was a wonderful tour. Although it seemed to surprise our guide that we were needing to have the Colosseum's tour guide to do inside the basement and upper deck, she was very good and knowledgeable.
Great experience with a guide who is both knowledgeable and still passionate about communicating that knowledge.
This was a great tour. Alessia was very knowledgeable and she was very entertaining as a guide.
Awesome tour! The guides are very knowledgeable.. their enthusiasm about roman history is infectious. ! Very highly recommended.
Camilla was an excellent guide so knowledgeable.Glad I did this tour .How rome came about awe expiring
Very nice tour. The skip the line and restricted access features make this tour awesome.
Excellent !! Well organised and great story telling . Enjoyed the tour very many much , Grazie Millie
Maurizio was excellent too.
One person monopolized Laura which wasn't entirely Laura's fault. She does need to make certain that her group can keep up with her pace.
We had Francesca, she was fabulous. A great story teller.
The guide was first class
Mariella was awesome!
Being able to access the basement and the upper levels was really cool!
Excellent tour-guide was fabulous & answered many questions. The system used for us to hear the guide was excellent for this tour.
Our guide was very knowledgable and the tour was complete.
This was a fascinating tour and was led very well.
Knowledgeable , personable guide with actual experience as an archaeologist...couldn't have asked for anything more!
We were so excited to do this tour having been to the colosseum once before and done the usual skip the line tour, it was fantastic to see the below ground and above the crowds. We would recommend this tour to anyone going there
Laura did a very nice job. Very knowledgeable and has a nice way about her. We are pleased that we took the tour.
The tour was fantastic, and Ferdinando was a wonderful guide. I loved that he brought his own background and expertise into the tour; I think it gave us insights that many other tour-takers may not have gotten. Thank you! I can highly recommend both Walks of Italy and Ferdinando.
Natalia had excellent knowledge and went above and beyond because she was sick and was very professional and kept great energy and sense of humor. A bit hard to understand at times but English was good. Could have been her cold.
This tour is a must do! There is just so much to see and so much history to absorb.
Very knowledgeable and kept it fun.
Sylvania was knowledgeable, well spoken and and very fun! Loved the experience and will use this company again!
Same as with Vatican tour - fantastic guide and tour.
Our tour guide was excellent. We highly recommend him. He was very knowledgeable and his English was very good.
Awesome tour. Tons of information and very glad we booked it.
Elena proved to be an excellent guide and was very knowledgeable about the subject. More important, she made the tour very pleasant with her cheerful manner and good humour.
Fantastic tour and guides. Very thorough, with wonderful access.
Francesca is fabulous! Her knowledge is vast Her personality is sunny and cheerful. The underground was more interesting than I imagined. It is quite a bit of walking, and the stops for water were appreciated.
Francesca was our guide and she was amazing! She was very knowledgeable without making us feel like it was information overload.
Our guide was fantastic, funny and informative. 5 stars isn't enough.
Excellent quality of guides and small groups!
Very knowledgeable tour guide, the underground was worth the money.
Eleonora was a wonderful tour guide! We very much enjoyed ever second we spent walking around the Roman forum, Palatine Hill and the Colosseum, Thank you Elenora!
Laura was extremely knowledgeable, interesting, and understandable! 😀 We loved the tour!!7
Wonderful tour with lots of info.
Ivana was my guide. We were happy with te tour it was interesting and entertaining. The spots were we entered in the colosseum were very impressive we loved it
Thoroughly enjoyabe, Mauro was very knowledgeable and had a genuine enthusiasm for the subject. Will recommend to friends visiting Rome.
Brilliant tour, we had Laura who was very knowledgeable and was able to impart some really interesting facts and information
Wonderful. We enjoyed Mauro and the tour. Very good value. I would use this company again.
Maria was excellent. Exceptional quality of information and organization. Maria adapted quickly when it started raining so a standing ovation to her and the company for a fabulous experience. Gracie!
We found the trip absolutely amazing. Our tour guide Guido was fantastic and kept us captivated throughout the tour.
Favorite tour, Mauricio was wonderful.
Excellent tour and the guide was very well informed. I have already told others about the tour and that they should look for Walks of Italy as a tour guide.
Very good and interesting tour Gastone was a very engaging historian
Great tour
Guido was wonderfully thorough and informative Although our underground part of the tour was canceled due to rain, he made a very conscious effort to give us information about the part that we couldn't get to
Great tour. It was almost four hours and 90 degrees but it just flew by. I had Lorenzo (?) and he was energetic and very knowledgeable. With this tour we got to see the dungeons and the highest level in the colloseum, along with palatine hill and the forum. I would highly recommend it.
The tour was very thorough, though perhaps a little long for the August heat. Larissa was a dynamic guide!
My husband and I loved our tour and our guide. I don't recall our tour guide's name, but he was an archaeologist. He was very knowledgeable, easy to understand, and entertaining. We truly enjoyed it and would recommend it to others!
The tour was very long for such a hot day (although, of course that's not the fault of our guide!) there is much information to absorb and many sights to see, it would almost be good to break into two separate tours. I would not have wanted to miss any part of it though. Thank you!
Guide was very friendly and knowledgeable.
Our guide did a great job. The weather did not fully cooperate but she made it seems like a very full tour.
We really enjoyed having Angela as our tour guide. She was funny, energetic and full of information.
Fantastic and informative tour that really provided that extra layer of color that one wouldn't have gotten by just walking through the sites on your own.
Enthusiastic and knowledgable guide. Very interesting tour.
I had been to 75% of the locations that we toured but never with a guide.. I learned so much more with Maria Grazia and saw some new places. She was really excellent
Fabulous guide. Very thorough, articulate and knowledgeable. It was brilliant not having to line up.
Camilla and Stephanie were fantastic. Not only were they incredibly informative but they had a great wit and sense of humor. We had a wonderful experience and would do it again in a heartbeat.
Francesca was excellent - really good The colosseum guide was average & the speaker listening device were rubbish
Our guide was awesome! Wish I could remember her name, she was from Sicily. She was very knowledgeable about everything on the tour and was very cute and funny. Loved the experience!
Outstanding tour guides. Very personable, engaging and informative. Made you feel like you were transported in time. Would highly recommend.
This was a fantastic tour, Francesco was very knowledgeable. Highly recommended.
We had simone as our guide and we both thoroughly enjoyed her knowledge and the way she explained everything would highly recommend your tour especially with Simone
I cannot remember what our guides name was but he was excellent. We were thoroughly engaged all 4 hours and learned a lot. We thought the guide was very knowledgeable and passionate about his job. We would highly recommend the tour.
Francesco was very pleasant and patient with our questions and we learned a lot on that walk.
Might be good to advise guests to wear a hat and good walking shoes. After tackling the cobble stone, this amazing tour will be remembered for how hard it was to climb stairs, dusty and hot it was. Putting tha aside, the tour was excellent. Thank you!
Eleanora was an excellent guide, very knowledgeable, her English was very good and the pace of the tour was just right. We thoroughly enjoyed the whole tour and would recommend Walks of Italy. Thanks
Eleanora was excellent and passionate about the colosseum and Rome. She gave a fascinating tour. Angela was also great when we joined her group for the underground portion. This tour exceeded our expectations!
We were shown around by Andrea, who was very knowledgable and made the tour really interesting and kept us out of the sun as much as he could! Fantastic experience and definitely worth the ticket price - thank you.
Our guide was simply fantastic. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour.
It was fabulous!! Anna was interesting and knowledgable. It was crazy hot out but still she kept my attention and I loved the afternoon!! Even my kids loved the tour. Thank you!!
Excellent tour, line bypass, informative and was able to access places in the Colosseum that others could not.
Camilla was wonderful; we enjoyed her sense of humour. The sound quality of the microphone setup was excellent. Recommended and will leave a + review on TA.
I adored this tour! Francesco was amazing. He was so knowledgable and helpful. We enjoyed the tour so much that we scheduled a tour for the Vatican City. I will always choose Walks of Italy!
What a wonderful experience. My only suggestion would be to add that many stairs involved in the climb to the top and those with physical limitations might not be able to enjoy.
Dario was truly a great tour guide. He provided informative and entertaining commentary throughout the tour.
John was an outstanding guide. A highlight of the trip.
Our guide was very knowledgeable and able to field questions asked.
Wonderful access and knowledgable guides. I would highly recommend this tour and our guide!!
Maria was informative, enthusiastic, very knowledgeable about her subject and highly engaging. She was very popular with the group and we felt privileged to have had her lead our group.
Luciana was great - I was impressed how she got to know the guests and remember everyone's names! She did a great job.
Very well done and the guide was fantastic.
Elisa was knowledgeable and passionate about the city's history and archeology!
Extremely knowledgable and informative. Great tour!
Vanessa was great. She is an awesome guide and made the tour so enjoyable. I definitely recommend all the walks of Italy tours!
Victor was very knowledgable and entertaining and the tour was seamless . We were glad we had opted for underground VIP tour which though more expensive gave us a real feeling of how the colleseum was at its height.
Our tour guide Vanessa was very friendly and knowledgable. She took the time to answer all of our questions and made sure that our tour enjoyable and a memorable one.