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! This tour may contact 15 people maximum.

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 4.92 out of 5 from 286 reviews.

Jordan
September 2021
Absolutely wonderful tour with Mitch! I felt like we got a full collage Roman history course in 3 hours. He painted a great picture of each building so you could clearly see in your minds eye how each person lived or building was used. The pace was perfect and everything he covered he made interesting and we never felt like we wanted to moved faster or slower throughout the tour.
Lindsay
September 2021
SIGN UP IMMEDIATELY! Mitch was incredible - I feel like we just got our masters in Roman History! Carpe Diem Tours has spoiled us the last few days, and what a privilege it was to be taught by the best! We didn't just walk the grounds of the Forum and Coliseum, we lived it. We were transported back in time, thanks to Mitch. We could smell, and taste, and hear what life was 2000 years ago! Of our 5 days in Rome, our 2 tours (Tipsy Tour and Gladiator) were our favorite moments spent. Thank you again, Mitch!
Shannon
September 2021
This tour was fantastic! Federica is a wonderful storyteller and used her resources well to help illustrate what the Palatine Hill, Roman Forum, and Colosseum used to look like compared to what we were seeing now. She clearly is very knowledge about the history of Rome and it really shines through. 10/10 would recommend!
Simone
September 2021
If you like history and learning the background stories of the people who inhabited the ruins you will tour, you will love this experience. Be prepared for lots of walking! Wear comfortable shoes and bring water. A hat during summertime is recommended
Mira
August 2021
We loved our tour with Paolo! Paolo was very energetic, knowledgeable, and showed a deep passion and interest in the history of Rome. He took time to answer our questions. We were lucky bc only one other couple were on our tour so it was great with only a group of four. We highly recommend this tour with Paolo!
Andrew
August 2021
Paolo and the tour was so amazing, we had such a great time and everything was truly special. We learned so much about Roman history and the significance of all the areas we toured. I'm so glad we did a tour instead of trying to figure out everything on our own. I would highly recommend this experience to anyone looking for the best way to indulge the history of Rome!

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled 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.