Duration: 3 hours
Type of Service: Restricted Areas Belvedere Top Levels Colosseum Tour - small group tour
Climb to the Top of the Colosseum - Our top levels Colosseum tour is for people who embrace heights. Climb to the top levels of the Colosseum for some of the best views of the ancient amphitheater from above. Then, tour the Roman Forum with your English-speaking guide.
Gain exclusive access to the Roman Colosseum's restricted top levels and experience a spectacular view of the Eternal City. Open to a limited number of visitors after four decades of closure, This tour is proud to offer skip the line tickets for the top tiers of the Colosseum. Learn about the significance of social class in ancient Rome, and where people of various status enjoyed events at the Colosseum. If you love to take photos, this is one of the best Rome tours for you. This three-hour tour includes:
- Access to the top levels of the Colosseum
- An expert English-speaking Colosseum guide
- Access to the ancient Roman Forum
- A maximum group size of only 15 people
Colosseum Third Level - Enter the Colosseum through the first level and climb up to the third level where you will have plenty of time to enjoy the views from the northwest side of the amphitheater, and out over the Roman Forum. The third tier was reserved for the plebeians, also known as the working classes. After you've taken plenty of photos, learn about the types of games that took place inside the Colosseum from your professional guide. Used for animal hunts, gladiator fights, mock sea battles and even public executions, this is a must-see attraction in Rome.
Colosseum Fourth and Fifth Levels - The section of seating on the fourth level sits almost above the emperor's "Imperial Box" on the first level. Close enough to the brutal action for blood splatter, emperors enjoyed the best views in the Colosseum. The fourth-tier seats were reserved for common women, while the fifth-tier seating was used by both common women and the poorest of the poor. These are the ancient equivalence of "nosebleed seats" in modern stadiums. However, today, the top levels of the Colosseum are one of the best places to take photos.
Learn about the concept of "bread and circuses", a practice used by emperors to prevent Roman citizens from rioting. In short, a well-fed and entertained population was less likely to rise in revolt against the aristocracy. Imagine if everyone who lived in a city enjoyed free access to sports events at the local stadium - would modern cities be more peaceful?
Ancient Roman Forum - This Colosseum tour includes Roman Forum tickets and a guided ancient Rome tour of the ruins inside. All our professional guides are trained as experts in both the Colosseum and Roman Forum. This area, also referred to as the "Ancient City", was once the location of downtown Ancient Rome. Visit some of the most famous Roman Forum buildings, including the Temple of Julius Caesar, Arch of Titus, the Roman Senate House and more.
After the tour concludes, feel free to explore the Palatine Hill on your own. Enjoy the views over Circus Maximus, relax in the Farnese Gardens or simply perch on an ancient piece of marble to enjoy the views. By the end of this Colosseum tour, you'll leave with a camera full of incredible pictures and a new appreciation for Roman life in the 1st-4th centuries.
Things to Know:
- Tour is offered daily, based on availability (Tour does not operate on May 1st and 9th, June 2th, 5th and 29th and September 23rd)
- Tour times are 9:30am, 2:45pm and 3:10pm
- The tour is conducted rain or shine. The Colosseum Management will shut down access to the underground and other restricted areas in some cases if they feel it is unsafe. In this case, we should still be able to enter the building, but not access the restricted areas. In compensation of missing the restricted areas, we will provide a partial refund.
- Meeting Point Location: Behind the green souvenir kiosk in front of the “Colosseo” metro stop - located just outside the lower level entrance/exit. A representative will be there holding a sign – more details are provided upon booking
- We strongly recommend you wear tennis shoes (no heels, boots or flip flops) The archaeological sites are normally paved with rocky terrain so wear comfortable sneakers. Bring Sunscreen and a water bottle for hot summer months. If you plan on staying in the Roman Forum, pack a snack.
- Tour Cost for Adults: $104.00
- Tour Cost for youth 7 to 17 years old: $98.00
- Tour Cost for ages 6 and under: $49.00