Colosseum Belvedere VIP Top Tier Access Tour with Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
Enjoy the most scenic tour of the Colosseum, which allows you access to the top tiers of the Colosseum. As you ascend through the 3rd and 4th floors to the 5th through a locked door, you’ll belong to an exclusive class of people, the only ones to enter these areas of the Colosseum ever since the 6th century AD.
- Enjoy special access to the top levels of the Roman Colosseum and get private access behind locked doors as you explore the iconic landmark of Ancient Rome.
- Visit the 3rd, 4th and 5th tier of the Roman Colosseum for breathtaking views of the site and the arena floor down below
- Witness stunning views from the 5th tier that capture both the ancient and modern parts of the city.
- Learn about the rich history and traditions of the Colosseum, and pick up facts and stories associated with the world famous amphitheatre.
- Descend from top floors of the Colosseum and enter Roman Forum with our friendly guide.
- Walk to Palatine Hill from the Roman Forum.
Why You Shouldn’t Miss This
The Roman Colosseum is built over 5 different levels above the Arena Floor and most tours only take you to the first two. On this tour, you get to explore the other three floors too. Skip the line at the entrance to the Colosseum and embark on this beautiful tour which conquers all the floors and captures the best views of the Colosseum in a single tour. Once you enter you’ll walk through the crowds on regular levels and arrive at the special padlocked gate. Walk through the frame and step into areas of the Colosseum which only a few have seen. In fact, the 5th level was recently opened and almost no one has stepped foot here since the 6th century AD.
This tour presents plenty of photo-worthy points. Embrace the heights of this iconic structure and get behind the scenes access to exclusive areas in this memorable and thoroughly impressive tour. This is the best way to see the Colosseum!
Meet your guide near the Colosseum and once your group forms, skip the ticket lines at the entrance to the Colosseum and proceed into the Ancient Roman attraction. Once inside, you’ll be amazed at the sheer size of the amphitheatre and the incredible details found through its construction. Make your way across the first two sections towards the VIP gate, which will be unlocked before you eyes, and get ready for an exclusive, scenic tour of the top level of the Colosseum.
Begin with the third floor, called ‘Maenianum Secundum Imum’ and take in spectacular panoramic views of the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. Your guide will keep narrating stories and providing commentary about the Colosseum, the ‘playboy’ gladiators, the ‘groupies from the fifth tier’ and other fascinating stories about the ancient empire through the tour. With nobody else around, you can relax and make the most of this surreal experience.
The fourth and fifth floor were opened in late 2017 and offers the most exclusive views of the site. On the fourth level, you’ll be directly above the Emperor's Imperial Box and this is one of the best vantage points of the floor arena down below. Proceed to the very top for the best views which presents a landscape of Ancient Rome surrounded by modern Rome, a sight which is truly remarkable, refreshing and one of those that leaves you feeling giddy and excited inside.
- Skip the line at the entrance to the Colosseum. You can avoid the long lines at the entrance to the attraction with this pass.
- Access to the 3rd, 4th and 5th floor of the Roman Colosseum which are restricted for the public.
- Entrance and guided tour of Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.
- Services of a professional English-speaking tour guide.
Know Before You Go
You must carry valid ID with you to and present it at the time of entry if requested. Should you fail to do so, venue authorities may deny you entry and such instances are not liable for reschedules or refunds.
At the time of checkout, you will have the option to book tickets for both adults and children. Child tickets have reduced pricing so please select these according to the age specified for these tickets. Please carry valid ID for all members in your party for whom you're booking reduced pricing tickets to confirm their age if required.
The tour is 2.5 hours long and will begin at 9:30 AM daily.
Your tickets are valid only for the date for which you’ve scheduled the booking.
The meeting point of the tour will be close to the Colosseum. Further details will be provided once booking has been confirmed.
Clothing and bags
The tour involves a fair amount of walking, hills and stairs; as such we recommend wearing comfortable attire and suitable walking shoes. Large bags and backpacks will not be permitted in the Colosseum, unfortunately, there is no cloakroom to store them.
In case a booking is made for individuals under the age of 18, a copy of their passports for proof of age must be submitted. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
Moderate Cancellation Policy
You may cancel up to 72 hours in advance for a full refund.
How To Use Your Ticket
You will receive email confirmation with the Belvedere Colosseum Express Tour with VIP Top Tier Access tickets shortly. You may display the same on your mobile device along with valid photo ID when you meet your guide at the meeting point.
You MUST carry valid ID with you to and present it at the time of entry if requested. Should you fail to do so, venue authorities may deny you entry and such instances are not liable for reschedules or refunds.
The meeting point is located at the green souvenir kiosk in front of the 'Colosseo' metro stop, right outside the lower level entrance/exit to the metro. Your guide will be there waiting for you, holding a sign that says, "The Roman Guy". We recommend that you arrive at least 15 minutes before the start time of your tour.
Taxi: Just tell the driver “Above the Colosseum metro station” and they should get you to theterrace on top of the metro stop. All you need to do is walk down stairs and you will find yourguide in front of the main entrance of the Metro, next to a green souvenir kiosk.
Subway/Metro: The Colosseum is located on Metro line B - the blue line. Get off at the“Colosseo” stop and as you exit the metro you’ll see the Colosseum in front of you and thegreen kiosk to your right.