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Viator Tours of the Colosseum?

Looking for a reliable tour group when we visit Rome in late June.

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Viatour is NOT a tour company. It is just a middle man agency that sells other companies tours, usually with a mark up( of course that is how them make money ).

It is not unreliable or unreputable, but why pay more to book through an agency ,, I would look for companies that do tours and book directly. Google is your friend.

You do not need a guide for Colosseum , but if you do get one I would look for one that does a combo of Colisuem and Forums.

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646 posts

IMO - don't bother with a tour. We took Rick's advice and rented the audioguide at the Colloseum and it was great. We went at our own pace and really enjoyed it.

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Download Rick's audio tour of the colosseum to an MP player. It's good.

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I have been listining to Rick's tours as I do my daily walk here in Massachusetts. I've been imagining the David in Florence, the sisting Chapel, the Colosseum! I love all his podcasts and the maps to go with them. I do like to have an occasional local guide. They tend to give advice about the city in general too and restaurant recommendations. I think I may go with Context because they are a bit more indepth. But as for Rick's tours, Aren't they the best!
Rick Steves you are my travel idol!

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Leave Wednesday for Rome and heard from a friend who just got back that the lines to the Vatican and St peters were a good 3 1/2 hrs long. She said a guide could get you in without the wait. I thought Rick Steves guidebook said the Roma Pass would do the same. I don't really want to follow a guide around but do not want to wait in the lines. Does anyone have any thoughts on the Roma Pass for getting through the lines quicker? Thanks

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From what I have read in Rs's book, the Roma Pass does not work for the Vatican.