Private Restricted Areas Top Levels Colosseum Tour

Climb to the Top of the Colosseum

5 / 5 See All 4 Reviews · 3.0h custom · Rome, Italy

Our private tour of the Colosseum’s top levels is for people who enjoy great heights. Climb to the top tiers and witness the best views of the Flavian Amphitheater. Then, tour the Roman Forum with your knowledgeable, English-speaking private guide.

Included

What you get with this tour

Access the top tiers to escape the crowds.
Enjoy special access to the most restricted areas of the Colosseum.
Skip the Line Colosseum and Roman Forum tickets.
Itinerary

What you will see on this tour

  • Colosseum Exterior
  • Colosseum Third Tier
  • Colosseum Fourth Tier
  • Colosseum Fifth Tier
  • The Nosebleed Section
  • Roman Forum
  • Arch of Titus
  • Temple of Antoninus and Faustina
  • Basilica of Maxentius and Constantine

Experience exclusive access to the restricted upper levels of the Roman Colosseum. Open for the first time in four decades, this restricted area of the Colosseum offers some of the best views in Rome. With its breathtaking views down into the Colosseum Underground, this private Rome tour is perfect for those who love taking photographs. 

  • - Access to the top levels of the Colosseum
  • - Private and professional English-speaking Colosseum guide
  • - Access to the ancient Roman Forum
  • - Custom group size

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Colosseum Third Level

After using your skip the line Colosseum tickets, ascend to the third level of the 2,000-year-old structure. This is where middle class Romans sat for gladiatorial events. Much like today, the best seats in the house were as close to the action as possible. Emperors and senators enjoyed the best seats (marble benches) on the first level of the Colosseum, and imperial functionaries parked themselves on the second level.

Plebians to the Top Levels

Ordinary citizens of the Rome had to hike up the steep stairs to claim their place for the games. Luckily for you, these nosebleed seats provide some of the best views of both the Colosseum from above, and the city of Rome. The Colosseum’s fourth level seating section rests almost directly above the emperor’s Imperial Box on the first level. Common women occupied the Colosseum’s fourth tier seating, while both common women and the poor occupied the fifth.

Private Roman Forum and Palantine Hill Tour

This private Colosseum tour includes skip the line tickets to the Roman Forum, the former center of the Roman Empire. Our guides are trained as experts in ancient Roman history and know the ins and outs of both the Colosseum and Forum. The ruins here are also known as the “Ancient City”, the downtown area of ancient Rome. You’ll see some of the Roman Forum’s most important buildings, including the Temple of Julius Caesar, the Roman Senate House, the Arch of Titus and more.
At the conclusion of your private Colosseum tour, take some time to explore Palatine Hill on your own. Admire the view of the Circus Maximus, walk through the Farnese Gardens or lose yourself in thought while perched on an ancient piece of marble. Don’t forget to ask your tour guide where the best places to eat in Rome are or consider taking our food tour of Rome’s Trastevere neighborhood later that night. In addition to history and art, we love to eat and share the best spots for authentic Roman cuisine.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where to meet?

Behind the green souvenir kiosk in front of the “Colosseo” metro stop. The stop is located just outside the lower level entrance/exit. A representative will be there holding a sign with our company name on it.

What to bring?

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, bring a snack.

Q: Can my tour's start time change?

A: Yes, but not always. The system for making reservations is very complicated. Think of it like a back stage pass. We will definitely try to reach you by telephone or email if the tour's start time changes (at least seven days prior to the date of your tour).

Q: Can my tour be canceled? 

A: We run all of our tours regardless of how many people are on them, but this tour can be canceled if the Colosseum's management decides to close the areas down. It's a 2000 year old structure - these things happen. We will offer you a full refund if this happens as well as some alternative options. We want to make you happy. 

Q: What if it rains?

A: Rain happens, but our tour guides are waterproof!  We'll run the tour rain or shine. Colosseum management will shut down access to the Underground and other restricted areas in some cases if they feel it is unsafe.

Q: I have trouble walking. Is this tour right for me? 

If you have any doubts about your mobility, this may not be the tour for you. The steep, reconstructed staircase used to access the top levels of the Colosseum are difficult to navigate if you have limited mobility. As an alternative, have a look at the Private Colosseum and Roman Forum with Restricted Access tour.

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5/3/2019
Stacey Kline
Excellent Tour

Our tour of the Colosseum Floor and Roman Forum was great! Our private guide was extremely knowledgeable and entertaining.

4/1/2019
Jody
Loved it

Our tour guides were outstanding - Josephine (“Juicy”) and Flaminia were both extremly knowledgeable about the elements and history of each of the tours. They were able to answer a variety of questions from our group, while keeping us moving through the various elements of the tour to keep us on time. The Roman Forum portion of our tour was very hot given the weather that day, and the Forum does not have a great deal of shade in the afternoon. I would suggest for those taking the afternoon tour, make sure you plan to be in the sun for a solid two hours - plenty of water, sunscreeen and perhaps even an umbrella to help keep the sun off of you.

3/11/2019
Sara T
Loved the private tour aspect!

Such a great detail in any tour- being able to customize my tour group size was great!

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