The Gladiator Experience, Colosseum Tour

Rome, Italy

Experience hosted by Harry

2.5 hours, Hosted in English
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Up to 10 people
Includes tickets

What you'll do

This experience will begin by entering the Colosseum, walking the same path as Rome’s most famous Gladiators. Here we will bring to life this historic stadium by explaining the bloodthirsty fights and executions that happened for almost 500 years. It is our job here to make you feel like you've gone back in time and the stadium is back alive!

After the Colosseum, we will begin the second part of the experience. We will walk up the Palatine Hill, the exact area where Rome was founded in 753BC. At the top of the Hill we will explore the Imperial Palace, walking through the astounding ruins which once homed Rome’s most iconic Emperor’s. Then we will walk to one of the most remarkable balconies in Rome, overlooking the Roman Forum.

Prepare to amaze and indulge you in the real soul of Rome! All of my bespoke experiences have been carefully thought our in order to ensure you go home with a smile on your face, but most of all, with my infectious love for the eternal city!

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Other things to note
Make sure to wear comfortable shoes! There is a lot of walking involved in this tour: walking on cobble stones, up steep stairs and up the Palatine Hill!

Please also bring a bottle of water, especially
This experience will begin by entering the Colosseum, walking the same path as Rome’s most famous Gladiators. Here we will bring to life this historic stadium by explaining the bloodthirsty fights and executions that happened for almost 500 years. It is our job here to make you feel like you've gone back in time and the stadium is back alive!

After the Colosseum, we will begin the second part of the experience. We will walk up the Pala…

What's included

  • Tickets
    Tickets to the Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum.

Meet your host, Harry

Host on Airbnb since 2019
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I’m a foodie, a sports-fan and a history-buff from England. I first visited Rome whilst interrailing through Europe in the summer before I went to university - and instantly fell in love. It was then that I was introduced to the tourism industry, and I knew straight away that it was my future.

I went back to England and studied at Bournemouth University for 3 years and successfully graduated with a Business and Economics degree. During my holidays I’d return to Rome to study history for my guide license and work in tourism. Juggling a degree and Roman History was no easy task, but now I’m combining two of my greatest passions in life.

In June 2019 I began working with Airbnb. It has been a life-changing experience for me and my team of expert co-hosts. We would love for you to join us be a part of it! We speak Eng, Deu, Esp & French
I’m a foodie, a sports-fan and a history-buff from England. I first visited Rome whilst interrailing through Europe in the summer before I went to university - and instantly fell in love. It was then that I was introduced to the tourism industry, and I knew straight away that it was my future.

I went back to England and studied at Bournemouth University for 3 years and successfully graduated with a Business and Economics degree. During my holidays I’d return to Rome to study history f…
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Where you'll be

We will explore inside the Colosseum, one of the seven wonders of the world. Then we will go back in time and walk through the Ancient City of Rome: The Palatine Hill, Imperial Palace and Roman Forum.

Rated 4.94 out of 5 from 253 reviews.

Sophie
July 2021
Expérience intéressante. La visite du Colisee commentée est incontournable pour permettre de révéler toute la vie de cette époque! Et quelle vie!
Michelle
July 2021
We did our tour with Paolo. He is funny, passionate and an amazing storyteller and got us hooked from the start to the beginning. He brings along a book with pictures so you can imagine how grand the Palatine Hill, Roman Forum and the Colloseum looked like in the past. The tour was very well organized with good pacing!
We did our tour with Paolo. He is funny, passionate and an amazing storyteller and got us hooked from the start to the beginning. He brings along a book with pictures so you can i…
Emily
July 2021
Paolo was amazing! He kept my whole family captivated from the very beginning. He was so passionate about the history of Rome that he was easily able to pass that passion on to us. He even stayed later then the scheduled tour time to give us some excellent advice and restaurant recommendations. We would highly recommend this tour (and especially him) to everyone! 5/5 stars!!
Paolo was amazing! He kept my whole family captivated from the very beginning. He was so passionate about the history of Rome that he was easily able to pass that passion on to us.…
James
July 2021
This is the tour to do in Rome if you are visiting the coliseum! Our tour guide (Barbara) was extremely kind and very knowledgeable, the whole time we walked she was talking to us about history and explaining what things were! I had friends go on a different tour and afterwards we met up and we were explaining lots that they were not told. She made the whole experience very personal for us and if we had any questions she was quick to answer them and always knew the best places to stop for a picture and explain everything! Don’t do any other tours, this is the one for you!
This is the tour to do in Rome if you are visiting the coliseum! Our tour guide (Barbara) was extremely kind and very knowledgeable, the whole time we walked she was talking to us…
Eric
July 2021
I highly recommend this tour. Our guide, Barbara, was fantastic. She's a great storyteller and really passionate about history. We really enjoyed our trip to the Forum and Colosseum.
Alex
July 2021
Our tour with Colin was simply perfect, he messaged us ahead of time to let us know he was on his way, where to meet him, what he would be wearing to be able to identify him in the crowd. During the tour he provided great insight to the coliseum and great historical knowledge that otherwise we wouldn’t have known.
Our tour with Colin was simply perfect, he messaged us ahead of time to let us know he was on his way, where to meet him, what he would be wearing to be able to identify him in the…

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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 ages 3 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.