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Colosseum and the Ancient City of Rome

Rome, Italy

Experience hosted by Colin

3 hours
Includes tickets
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English, German, Spanish, French, Italian

What you'll do

The Colosseum is one of the most visited archaeological sites in the world & attracts thousands of tourists each day.

It’s important that you have a reservation to skip the line &, considering it's fascinating history, a guide is ESSENTIAL.

Let me take care of all the details for your once in a lifetime experience. All you need to worry about is showing up!

You will find me waiting for you at the Arch of Constantine ready to welcome you to this wonder of the world. After a warm welcome, we enter the Colosseum through a priority reservation entrance. Inside the Amphitheater, you will discover the amazing past of the Colosseum & the mystery behind the notorious Gladiators from one of my handpicked expert guides. You will then have 20-30 minutes of free time inside to take photos and process your awe!

The Palatine Hill and Roman Forum is where my expertise lies. I doubt I’ve spent more time in another location in Rome during the 20 years I’ve called it home. I’ll share with you my expert knowledge and bring back to life the heart of a once bustling capital of the Romans! Finish by exploring the ruins of the Palaces of the Emperors and the birthplace of Rome.
Other things to note
Comfortable shoes.
Umbrella on a rainy day.
ID for European Union citizens under 25 years old.
The Colosseum is one of the most visited archaeological sites in the world & attracts thousands of tourists each day.

It’s important that you have a reservation to skip the line &, considering it's fascinating history, a guide is ESSENTIAL.

Let me take care of all the details for your once in a lifetime experience. All you need to worry about is showing up!

You will find me waiting for you at the Arch of Constan…

Colin's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Tickets
    Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill Skip The Line admission ticket.<br...
From $53
/ person
Sun, Apr 11
$71 per person
$71 per person
Sun, Apr 11
$53 per person
$53 per person
Sun, Apr 11
$66 per person
$66 per person

Meet your host, Colin

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 409 Reviews
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I'm originally from London, but like many people in their early twenties, my sense of adventure got the better of me and I spent many years travelling the globe. I eventually wound up in Rome - a city that’s frozen in time and impossible not to fall in love with.

I’ve worked as a professional licensed guide in Europe for over 15 years now - meaning I’m not only an expert in Roman history, but also that of many other cultures across the continent.

For me, meeting people from all over the world is one of life’s greatest pleasures. I can guarantee to keep learning and history fun - so join me on a tour and let me share this amazing city with you.
I'm originally from London, but like many people in their early twenties, my sense of adventure got the better of me and I spent many years travelling the globe. I eventually wound up in Rome - a city that’s frozen in time and impossible not to fall in love with.

I’ve worked as a professional licensed guide in Europe for over 15 years now - meaning I’m not only an expert in Roman history, but also that of many other cultures across the continent.

For me, meeting people fr…
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Where you'll be

Colosseum - The biggest amphitheater of antiquity.
Palatine Hill - The birth place of rome and home the Emperors
Roman Forum - The downtown of the Ancient city

Rated 4.92 out of 5 from 409 reviews.

Hao
December 2020
Enjoyable company with Paolo. He's very friendly and have much knowledge about the history of these sights. Very well-thought organisation. The changes in the trip makes it possible to learn about ancient Rome. Would definitely comeback again when I have chance.
Enjoyable company with Paolo. He's very friendly and have much knowledge about the history of these sights. Very well-thought organisation. The changes in the trip makes it possibl…
Dana
November 2020
We had an absolutely wonderful experience with our tour guide Paolo. Even though due to latest COVID regulations we were not actually able to enter the Colosseum, Paolo's storytelling and passion made up beyond expectations. Everything was very well communicated with the organizer as well. Definitely recommend this experience to anyone who is interested in Rome's early history.
We had an absolutely wonderful experience with our tour guide Paolo. Even though due to latest COVID regulations we were not actually able to enter the Colosseum, Paolo's storytell…
Thea
October 2020
Colin is very knowledgeable and the tour was interesting. It gives you a good overview of the history and sites to visit. We were happy to have extra time to see the colosseum after the tour, since you need to spend more time to see the exhibition and building properly. It would have been nice with some more time at the forum as well, since there is so much to see!
Colin is very knowledgeable and the tour was interesting. It gives you a good overview of the history and sites to visit. We were happy to have extra time to see the colosseum afte…
Brigitte
October 2020
Alessandra, unser Guide, hat uns sehr anschaulich die Geschichte des Kolosseums, Palatins und des Forum Romanum erläutert. Sie hat die richtige Balance gefunden: einige Ruinen in die Tiefe zu erklären, einiges zu streifen, so dass keine Langeweile aufgekommen. Die Zeit verging wie im Fluge!
Alessandra, unser Guide, hat uns sehr anschaulich die Geschichte des Kolosseums, Palatins und des Forum Romanum erläutert. Sie hat die richtige Balance gefunden: einige Ruinen in d…
Brent & Kim
October 2020
WOW! What a great experience that we will never forget! Colin was a terrific guide that has a wealth of knowledge about Ancient Roman history. He was patient if we wanted to ask questions or take a quick picture. Colin offered personal touches to the tour which added to our experiences. We were contacted shortly after booking this tour which reassured us that our tour was important. We were also given a list of restaurants in various neighborhoods which was a great touch. We highly recommend this tour to anyone looking for a great tour! Colin is the best! He truly helped to make our trip to Rome extra special and unforgettable!
WOW! What a great experience that we will never forget! Colin was a terrific guide that has a wealth of knowledge about Ancient Roman history. He was patient if we wanted to ask qu…
Linda
October 2020
Our guide was Colin, who was really friendly, knew all our names and made us feel very welcome. He was very knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend and rebook with Colin.

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

Comfortable shoes