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Top Tier Colosseum Tour with Special Access to 3rd, 4th and 5th Levels, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

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3hrs 30 mins

Max 24

Why Take This Tour?

2,000 years ago, the third, fourth and fifth tiers of the Colosseum were the cheap seats; now access to them is among the most exclusive in Rome. This experience lets you explore the general access areas of the Colosseum before ascending for a full top level Colosseum tour where you'll soak up the unparalleled views. Finally, your expert guide will lead you back down to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill for a full tour of Rome's ancient civic center.

Take in the views from the rarely-visited heights of the Colosseum's top tiers.

After years of being closed to the public, the third fourth and fifth tiers of the Colosseum have opened to the public and we're happy to offer you premium access to them on this top tier Colosseum tour. Once considered the nosebleed section, only fit for women and slaves, these levels now offer the most stunning views of the Colosseum and help you understand the social climate of Ancient Rome. Along with a full tour of the general access areas and the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, this is a very special way to take in the top sights of Ancient Rome in a single tour.

Your experience starts when you skip the long lines into the Colosseum with your special access tickets and embark on a fu...

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After years of being closed to the public, the third fourth and fifth tiers of the Colosseum have opened to the public and we're happy to offer you premium access to them on this top tier Colosseum tour. Once considered the nosebleed section, only fit for women and slaves, these levels now offer the most stunning views of the Colosseum and help you understand the social climate of Ancient Rome. Along with a full tour of the general access areas and the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, this is a very special way to take in the top sights of Ancient Rome in a single tour.

Your experience starts when you skip the long lines into the Colosseum with your special access tickets and embark on a full tour of the general access areas. As you explore the ruins your guide will explain how and why the immense building was constructed, immersing you in the life and culture of ancient Rome with illuminating facts, stories and anecdotes.

N.B., Because of the very special access on this tour you are REQUIRED to bring an ID with you. Please don't forget, as this can hold up the tour and may result in you having to miss parts.

Next, you'll climb into the Colosseum's top levels, with each step revealing more of the building until the entire edifice stretches out beneath your feet. As you go, your guide will regale you with stories concerning both the bloody sports taking place in the arena below and the social and political intrigue that went on in the stands, from the senators' ring-side seats, all the way up to the women and slaves seated in the top levels. From the up here you can grasp the entirety of the building in a way that isn't possible from down below - you can also take stunning photos. As you take it all in your guide will point out some other famous buildings and ruins in the area.

After your top level Colosseum tour, you'll head over to the Roman Forum and Palatine hill, also skipping any entrance lines, and enjoy a full tour of these ruins. Without a guide, this can be one of the most baffling areas of Ancient Rome. After all, it's an active archeological dig site. With the help of your expert local guide, you'll learn to read the ruins and find yourself immersed in a world that is both unimaginably distant, yet somehow very familiar. Explore temples, churches, monuments, and markets as you learn about the people that built and maintained one of the world's greatest empires.

Finally, you'll climb to the top of the Palatine Hill to see the ruins of opulent palaces built by Rome's ancient elites and enjoy more views over the Forum. For anyone interested in seeing Rome's most famous ruins from new, unique, and stunning angles, this is the perfect half-day experience.

  • Sites Visited
  • Colosseum general access areas
  • Colosseum top tiers
  • Roman Forum
  • Palatine Hill
  • Tour Includes
  • Skip the line Colosseum Tickets
  • Skip the line Roman Forum and Palatine Hill Tickets
  • Expert guide
The Colosseum has some fantastic spots for selfies.
Entering the Colosseum is the highlight of any Roman Holiday.
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Felix was our favorite tour guide of our entire vacation. Outstanding tour and he is incredibly knowledgeable. I posted a glowing review of your entire company on TripAdvisor.


FAQ

Is this tour wheelchair accessible?
No. Unfortunately, due to site restrictions we cannot accommodate wheelchairs on this tour. If you use a wheelchair and book this tour by accident, we are happy to offer you credit for a future tour that is wheelchair accessible anywhere in the world, or a full refund.