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Ancient Rome Half-Day Tour: Colosseum and Roman Forum

Ancient Rome Half-Day Tour: Colosseum and Roman Forum

By Quo Vadis Roma Tour

Ages 0-100, max of 10 per group
Duration: 3h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
English, Italian

  • Fully narrated tour
  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - Colosseum
  • Entry/Admission - Roman Forum
What's not included
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Gratuities
  • Coloseo and Roman Forum ticket

Departure details
  • Via Tolemaide, 13/A, 00192 Roma RM, Italy
Return details
  • Colosseo, 00184 Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome Capital, Italy

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 11223P5

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 11223P5

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  • You'll start at
    Via Tolemaide, 13/A
    Via Tolemaide, 13/A, 00192 Roma RM, Italy
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  • 1
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    Roman Forum
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • You'll end at
    00184 Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome Capital, Italy
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About the operator
Quo Vadis Roma Tour
Rome, Lazio, Italy
Joined in September 2015

#528 of 1,859 Tours & Activities in Rome
  • R4979QV
    Recommendation of this tour
    Very good tour of the highlights of the Vatican museums, entry into the museums and the dome is included. Great background info and stories around the masterpieces.
  • Michael H
    Michael H
    Terrible, don’t book this tour
    We loved walking the ruins of Pompeii. The actual park was pretty incredible to see. We purchased skip the line, audio guide tour tickets for our family of four through this Trip Advisor tour. We were charged almost $200 total, which we paid in full when purchasing here in advance on Trip Advisor. When we arrived in Pompeii, we realized you don’t need skip the line tickets (there were no lines due to many easy, quick entries) and that our two children would have been free. We could’ve purchased the tickets right at Pompeii the day of, for a total of 38 euros for our family of four. The pick up location for this tour was not at the park entrance, it was in the city center. I had to walk 20 minutes to go pick them up and when I arrived at the address stated on the Trip Advisor booking confirmation, they sent me to not one- but TWO other locations to collect the tickets and audio guides. When I picked up the audio guides that were already paid for and included in the Trip Advisor tour I booked, the girl demanded I give her a credit card (for deposit) and an ID as collateral for the audio guides. This was not written on their tour description on Trip Advisor and they violated policy by requiring this at the time of pick up. She ordered me to sit down at the location and not leave to go on the tour that I already paid for in full via Trip Advisor, until I give her what she wanted. The rest of my family (including two young kids) was waiting in the heat, being prevented by her to begin the tour while she demanded to turn over CC and Passport to hold until returning the audio guides. Obviously, I refused to do that as it’s unsafe and against Trip Advisor policy. I left to go begin the tour I already paid for and she had someone hunt us down inside Pompeii and corner us to demand collateral while using the audio guides we already paid for. It was scary and disturbing. We returned the audio guides (I have written confirmation), and our tour was ruined by them. I highly suggest you don’t book this way and just purchase your tickets when you get to Pompeii. You will save money and have a safe and better experience than me and my family did. This was a complete scam by the tour company and felt dangerous. They don’t follow the rules of Trip Advisor.
  • Seán M
    Seán M
    Amazing experience.
    An amazing tour, privileged to have been shown around these historical sites by Laura. Any question or query was answered without hesitation. She went above and beyond in Saint Peter's when we wanted to post some special intentions and ensured that we were able to do so even though the tour had finished. She's a credit to your company.
  • des S
    des S
    Top Company! Strongly recommended
    The tour Organisator had waited for when our flight was delayed. The guide was nice and competent. I can only recommend booking here.
  • Travel594477
    Interesting informative fun!
    Tremendous tour .. been in one before with a different company but this one told me so much more .. our guide was terrific .. I just wish I could remember her name
  • Lauren W
    Lauren W
    Worst purchase ever
    Arrived at the meeting point to be told that we had to pay an extra €70 each for entry to the Vatican - as I paid for a guided tour this seemed to be very unreasonable and no previous mention was made that the entry fee wasn’t included. To make matters worse when we enquired at another tour operator they advised that entry to the Vatican was only €21. As a result of this we didn’t get the tour and where left very disappointed
  • johndE474BJ
    Disappointing Tour
    Disappointing Tour. Guide was a nice lady but had very average English and far too slow getting to the highlights which meant the teenagers lost interest. Seemed to want to do the tour on her terms, not ours. One of the reasons I booked this tour was it was advertised as a bit shorter than others but it went way over in time. I was also a bit surprised to have to pay extra for VATICAN entry when we arrived at the Quo Vadis offices as assumed this was covered but it was in the small print so fair enough I suppose…. But the advertised price is arguably misleading. Guide Didn’t have a good understanding of the Vatican layout in terms of whether earpieces could be rented, location of cafés/ restaurants etc. Basic stuff she should know. She did have very good knowledge of the museums and their content but struggled to communicate it well and in a timely fashion. I would not recommend this tour, especially for families with teenagers.
  • historyscanner
    Even if you are the ONLY guest, Francesca and her team are happy to welcome you. My charming guide - I didn't ask for her name, shame on me - was in a superbe motivation to show me in a private tour every corner in Colosseum and Forum Romanum - a very excellent experience! Best time to visit Rome is NOW!
  • P8699SZheleng
    Paulos knowledge of art and the Vatican unbelievable!
    Paulo has an unbelievable amount of knowledge and was able to answer any questions. He especially took his time and care listening to our 6 year old twins and showing them what he thought they would enjoy too. The office were so friendly and there is no way we would have learnt so much in those two hours without them. Worth every penny!
  • DMawhinn
    Only Way to See the Vatican and Sistine Chapel
    This was the best tour we could do. The lines are so long and the groups are so big. We skipped all the lines including the skip the line, line. To have a small group and to have the opportunity to ask our questions and see what we wanted to see was priceless. The Vatican and Sistine Chapel can be overwhelming, but they are so beautiful. I wouldn’t miss this. We took a tour about 15 years ago and didn’t have a private tour and were crushed by the crowds. This was much better.
  • Dick P
    Dick P
    Perfect use of time
    Time used to perfection. The museum and the Chapel are a must but there is much too see, a guided tour is the best choice to see most in an orderly manner. Specially if your stay in Rome is short. Everything worked all right for my wife and I
  • yosuapraditya9
    Great Tour
    We are really glad about the tour service due to the knowledge of the tour guide. Francesca is really professional when telling the story of the Vatican. I know that the service is not included with the Vatican ticket, but we are really satisfied and enjoy during the tour. Francesca is very kind to us, especially to my mother. Thus, I really recommend for those who want to have a small-group tour and bring the family.
  • Busy_NV_Family
    So Helpful
    We worked with Francesca for many of the things we wanted to do while in Rome. She was always smiling, always full of information, and always helpful. She gave us tips on the best way to see the Colloseum, Palantine Hill, and the Forum. She planned our trip to Pompeii and Sorrento from start to finish. She gave us tips on restaurants, a gelateria, and things to do at night. She never starred us wrong. We had an excellent experience with each thing we did!
  • Navygryphon123
    Communication Breakdown?
    Booked this tour online before we went. Got to the vatican and asked an official guide to confirm meeting point. We were told to meet at this point for 12 and we were early. As 12 came around no one arrived, we went back to the vatican guide who rang the number at the bottom of the receipt, we were advised we were at the wrong location and the tour had left? I contacted Quo Vadis Tour on my return who advised that we were in the wrong, location and they had waited for us for half an hour and as such we will not get a refund. Confusing?? We managed to book locally with another company which was excellent. Additionally please note the charge does not include actual entrance into the vatican, that is extra.
  • peter19462014
    Toegangsprijs Vaticaan is NIET inbegrepen
    It is the dirty trick of this QUO VADIS TOUR to not include the entrance fee for the Vatican, so you have to pay an other €24 per person on arrival. The tour itself however by Francesca is excellent. On this tour you will not see the famous round stairways many people want to take a picture of.
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1 review
Very good

East Brunswick, NJ57 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
This was our second tour with our guide Francesca. She brings such a wealth of knowledge to her job. Her pride in her city is quite evident. The Colosseum and the Forum are amazing and Francesca led us skillfully through both. Her tours do take longer and I would plan accordingly. It is really exciting to see these treasures up close, but it is even better to have an expert explain just how amazing they are.
Written April 15, 2019
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Ancient Rome Half-Day Tour: Colosseum and Roman Forum provided by Quo Vadis Roma Tour