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Top Levels Colosseum Small-Group Tour - Unrivaled Views of Rome

  • Be among the first to visit the Colosseum’s newly-opened 4th and 5th levels

  • Learn about this ancient landmark’s history and architecture from a guide

  • Enjoy skip-the-line admission and an intimate small-group experience

Top Levels Colosseum Small-Group Tour - Unrivaled Views of Rome
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Top Levels Colosseum Small-Group Tour - Unrivaled Views of Rome
From $90.99

Experience the Colosseum’s newly-opened upper levels with a small group and an expert guide. Enjoy skip-the-line access and tour this notorious landmark’s 4th and 5th levels. Learn about the arena’s history and architecture—and imagine the gruesome spectacle witnessed by tens of thousands of ancient Romans—and get treated to unparalleled views and access to the Roman Forum and Palantine Hill.

What to Expect
As of June 1st all participants are  required to bring a valid form of ID to enter the restricted areas of the Colosseum (passport, drivers license or government ID). Photo copies are acceptable. 

With your expert guide and in your small group of maximum 6 people, you will enter with skip-the-line privileges into the Colosseum. From here your guide will take you on an extensive tour through all upper levels of the Colosseum and back in time as you walk past the seats of emperors, noblemen and peasants alike. Each level will give you an idea of what it was like for the people of many social classes to experience battle and bloodshed below. As you climb each tier, your guide will explain the genius planning it took to create this infamous landmark, and the methods used for theatrical special effects.

Captivating audiences of up to 80,000 per game, the games were not just battles but also dramatic performances, and not just reserved for the privileged. Your expert guide will explain why all social classes were able to witness such spectacles, and how the rulers of this great empire were able to keep the masses well behaved with the concept of 'bread and circuses'.

With your professional guide, walk through the various seating areas of all social classes, from the emperors and high priests, to the nobleman and the working class - this tour will give you a comprehensive understanding on this infamous landmark and what it was like to live in these ancient times. You will also receive the added value of spectacular views of the Eternal City!


When you book a small group tour, you are guaranteed one tour guide per group of 6 people. Please bear in mind though that in order to accommodate traveling families and friends, we do on rare occasion make the exception of adding an additional one to two guests in order not to split groups who are traveling together. On that same note, you may find yourself on tour with less than six people. As we accept bookings in multiples of six, math doesn’t always work in our favor to help accommodate individual travelers and their families when on the same tour, so we hope you understand and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Reviews (12)
1 - 5 of 11 reviews
Reviewed October 2, 2018
Breathtaking experience

This was a really wonderful experience and certainly worth getting up early for - we had to be outside the metro station at the Colosseum by 8.30am. There were just four of us on our tour of the "top levels" of the Colosseum with our...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Monkhoptonlinda
Reviewed September 4, 2018
Amazing tour

We loved this tour and all the information Rachel gave us!! The views are so spectacular and we learned so much about the history of Rome and the Colosseum. This tour is not to be missed!!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ftryon
Reviewed September 2, 2018

This tour was worth every penny. You get to go to the 3rd tier with fabulous views over not only ROME but of all the colleseum. We was in a group of 6 with a guide, RACHEL. she was so informative, enthusisatic and generally passionate...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Reviewed August 14, 2018
The most knowledgeable, humble and friendly tour guide that made our stay in Rome

We had Luca P from LivItaly give us a tour of the Colosseum today and I am also writing the review today because I was that eager to share our experience. Right from the outset, he shared personal details of his life which made us...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Brian G
Reviewed July 30, 2018
Colosseum Upper Level Tour with Melanie

We booked the upper level tour of the Colosseum with Livitaly and Melanie was our Guide. She was so enthusiastic and brought the colosseum to life with her stories of history. The teenagers were so engaged with the stories which is not easy to do....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Pia T
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Response from Monkhoptonlinda | Reviewed this property |
The tour took us about one and a half hours.