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Rome - Colosseum Top Tiers Tour

Key Details

  • City: Rome
  • Duration: 3hrs 30 mins
  • Start Time: Varies

Tour Highlights

  • Step up into the 3rd, 4th and 5th tiers of the Colosseum for spectacular views.

  • Enjoy a full general-access Colosseum tour with an expert guide

  • Immerse yourself in the daily life of ancient Romans in the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.
See the entire Colosseum, from top to Bottom Taking in the views from the 4th tier Looking down on the Colosseum from the 3rd Level The Colosseum arena floor from above Walks guides always bring visual aids The ruins of an ancient palace on the Palatine Hill A triumphal arch in the Roman Forum The Roman Forum and Colosseum Seeing the Palatine Hill with a guide makes it so much more edifying The Forum is an active archeological dig with many stories left to tell



Step off the normal tourist path for a top level Colosseum tour that offers unparalleled views of the ancient ruin and the historic center of Rome. Your tour starts with skip the line Colosseum tickets and a full tour of the general-access areas as you learn the story of this iconic building.

After you've seen the general-access areas, you'll pass through gates normally closed to visitors and climb to the heights of the building for a top level Colosseum tour. Exploring 3rd, 4th, and 5th levels, you'll bask in jaw-dropping views and have plenty of time to take pictures as your guide transports you back to ancient Rome with stories of the people who once use used this magnificent building.


After your top tier Colosseum tour, you'll skip the lines over at the Roman Forum and head inside for a full tour of Ancient Rome's bustling civic center and the Palatine Hill. As you literally walk in the footsteps of men like Julius Caesar (the roads contain their original paving stones) you'll get a fascinating crash course in the history of the empire that founded Western Civilization. Along the way, you'll stop by old palaces, monuments, temples, and governmental buildings that your guide will help you interpret and understand. There is no better way to take in this incredible archeological, site which can seem jumbled and confusing if you see it without someone who has spent years studying it.


Our guides are certified experts who have dedicated their lives to studying ancient Rome. Their friendly expertise turns ordinary sight-seeing into an immersive experience in Ancient Rome.

Sites visited

  • Colosseum General Access Areas
  • Top Tier Colosseum Tour
  • Roman Forum
  • Palatine Hill


  • Expert local guide
  • Skip the line tickets to the Colosseum
  • Skip the line tickets to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill


5-stars from over 217 Customer Reviews

We found our guide very informative and interested in answering our questions. We loved opportunity to go to upper level of Colosseum. Forum and Palentine Hill part of tour was also very interesting
Wonderful tour. Maraella was extremely knowledgeable and very informative. We loved her passion and enthusiasm and really appreciated the tour.
Best tour in Roma!

Important information

Before you travel, please read our important notes about possible disruptions & site entrance requirements

There are no reliable elevators in the Colosseum. Access to the top tiers requires climbing multiple sets of stairs so we do not recommend this tour for people with limited mobility.

At the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill only small backpacks and regular-size handbags are allowed inside. Guests with larger bags will not be allowed to enter (there are no storage facilities).

All guests visiting the Colosseum must pass through a security check before entering. You must also present an original photo ID. Please remember to BRING your ID (including children).

The Colosseum and Roman Forum are ancient sites that are neither wheelchair nor stroller friendly. Please contact our Customer Care team for more details at info@walksofitaly.com.

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We found our guide very informative and interested in answering our questions. We loved opportunity to go to upper level of Colosseum. Forum and Palentine Hill part of tour was also very interesting
Wonderful tour. Maraella was extremely knowledgeable and very informative. We loved her passion and enthusiasm and really appreciated the tour.
The tour was spectacular as the Colosseum seen from above. We walked into a special entrance with an attendant opening the door gate for us, other people looked at us like were VIP. The tour guide was excellent, I learned so much. She also amswered happily to all my questions, and I asked A LOT of questions. The palatine Hill is also a magical place, it is unbelievable how many gems hide in places you usually walk by. Without a tour guide is impossible to appreciate the Colosseum as well as the rest of the places. The Forum also hides a beautiful garden with other ruins where you are free to walk around and take pictures. The guide also gave us a discount code for any other tours we will take with WALKS around the world. One of the best tour of my life.
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Best tour in Roma!
A great tour with a really friendly, passionate and knowledgeable tour guide.
Our guide was fantastic. More knowledgeable than expected. He relayed all the information in an understandable way, answered all questions, made sure we all heard and described sites in a clear interesting and entertaining way. If all your guides are this good you’re running a great tour site.
Excellent, although very tiring...thourougjly enjoyable.
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The tour was everything we expected and more. Tanguy was a great guide and had us laughing the whole way as well as being really informative. Highly recommend!
I loved this tour! Mariella had such a passion for history, and it was contagious. This tour was one of the highlights of my time in Rome.
THANK YOU SO MUCH! Mariella was the absolute best tour guide - informative, knowledgeable, sense of humour, energetic, intereting - I could go on - she made the tour absolutely the best and we cannot thank her and you all enough. We will use your company again should we return. Grazie!
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Marie Ella,was the best guide one could have for a tour like this her knowledge and experience of Roman history was beyond comprehension.If you do this tour I hope that you have her as a guide.
Our guide was so knowledgeable and great! An archaeologist to have as a tour guide was so interesting. Thank you so much!
Irene was very informative and able to answer any questions we had. She was able to really make the tour a wonderful experience!
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Bruno was fantastic! Very knowledgeable and friendly. A perfect guide!!!
Even with the problem we saw and learned a lot. Thank You.
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Maurizio was extremely knowledgeable and pleasant. We had a wonderful time.
Guide was excellent, not only answered questions about things on tour but also questions about Rome. Would highly recommend !
Outstanding tour! Excellent Guide. Highly recommend.
Angela is just amazing - 10/10 and even more. Her personality and knowledge is just fantastic. I think all our friends heard about her already.
This was the best tour we did in Italy. We ended up having a private tour as everyone else changed their dates and it was amazing. Maria was amazing and was the most knowledgeable and attentive guide we had out of all of our tours while in Italy.
There was so much about gladiatorial combat that I wish had been touched on (e.g. the different kinds of gladiators, the munera, the roles and importance of officials dressed as Mercury and Pluto, etc.) However, for the sake of time and the majority of people taking these tours, I can see why they weren’t mentioned. I did feel like there was a total oversimplification of Julius Caesar at the end, though (i.e. attributing his game today solely on the work of Augustus). I also wish the tour talked about the rostra and the orators some.
I thoroughly enjoyed my tour. Mauro was a terrific guide. He set a good walking pace for our group, shared lots of information with us, and answered many questions. He was knowledgeable and very friendly, which is about everything that you can ask of a guide. I’m glad I did the tour and will certainly work with Walks again in the future.
Camilla provided with an excellent tour, she was extremely knowledgeable and patient with us, keeping the tour on our pace making sure that we got to see everything and that she explained everything to us. The pop up book was a nice touch that showed us both the before and after of the various locations we were touring. We got stuck in a torrential downpour, but she continued on as if nothing was happening, always making sure that we were not uncomfortable or put off by the weather. This was the best tour we took.
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Fernando was fantastic as was the coliseum highly recommend
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Susanna was the best guide ever 100% ... I truly believe it is not about the tour company it is about the guide and their knowledge of the place that you choose to see because it will definitely be beneficial and unforgettable if that guide is as knowledgeable as Susanna- if you get Jeb or Jed - not really sure his name because he rushed through the tour which is the Pristine Sistine Chapel tour you better run and get your money back ....
Francesco is a great guide and very friendly
An exciting, intimate, entertaining, and informational tour of the Colosseum. The view was spectacular. Andrea was a wonderful guide.
Guide was excellent and very personable.
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We really enjoyed our tour. Our guide was fantastic. Thank you for making our trip to Rome very memorable.
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Bruno was exceptional - he knew everything about colosseum and roman forum, every one of our random questions. He was so energetic even on such a hot day and made sure we were always comfortable (water, bathroom breaks, finding shade). We would go on a tour with him anytime anywhere!
Our guide was excellent! I would rate this tour as perfect.
Great tour really enjoyed it
He was a great tour guide.
Mariella was enthusiastic and had so much information to share about the colosseum. We loved the tour and getting the opportunity to see it from the birds eye perspective. We happened to have a very small group which I believe added to the experience. Highly recommend this tour and definitely this guide! Thank you!
What was the guides name? She was incredible. Elisa or Elsabita? A human encyclopedia. Let me know and I will give her a good review on trip advisor etc. Thank You!
Very good tour just a little longer than we would have liked.
The guide was fantastic - the walk was a bit challenging for my 9 year old daughter but the guide took special care to explain things to her and make it fun while also keeping all of the adults entertained. I would highly recommend this guide and this tour to others.
Great tour!