"The Colloseum" Colosseum Tip by YDraigGoch
Colosseum, Rome: 10 reviews and 13 photos
When you visit the Colloseum there will probably be what seems to be a long queue to get in. When you join it, some people (usually women) will offer you the chance of a guided tour and the chance to by-pass the queue. Now they will give you a guided tour and they do know what they're talking about, however you have to wait until they have 60 or so people by which time you'd probably have been inside if you had queued and they do charge about 10 euros more than the asking price. My friends and I estimated that they make about 600 euros per 40 minute tour. No need to be a math genius there.
Better to queue and buy a guide book also avoids having to wander about with a load of whining children in tow.
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