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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 254 Customer Reviews

He was a great guide, smart, entertaining, informative. We had a wonderful time.
Our guide was absolutely fantastic and so knowledgable! I’m so glad we paid the extra bit of money to go to the top tier of the colosseum as it was fantastic. The tour of Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum was brilliant too and I learnt so much. Thank you for such a wonderful tour.
Camilla was GREAT!!!

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.

He was a great guide, smart, entertaining, informative. We had a wonderful time.
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Our guide was absolutely fantastic and so knowledgable! I’m so glad we paid the extra bit of money to go to the top tier of the colosseum as it was fantastic. The tour of Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum was brilliant too and I learnt so much. Thank you for such a wonderful tour.
Camilla was GREAT!!!
Our guide was amazing and we really enjoyed the tour!
My husband and I loved our tour guide Francesca! She was informative and funny and we felt inspired by her love of history.
Isabella was incredible. She knew her her stuff: the history, stories and corrected myths. Provided more information and made the tour better than we could have hoped
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Our guide was amazing. He gave us very relevant information, was funny and charming, and very knowledgeable. We would take a tour with him again anytime. Please thank him for the fantastic job he did!
Michaela, out guide was very passionate about his work! If e return, we will request him again!
Francesco was very informative. This is a long tour , we did leave just before the end, as some in my group were tired from the long day on feet. It was quite hot our tour day, I think that caused some of the tiredness. Overall very satisfied.
Elenor was articulate, knowledgeable and all round fantastic on this tour.
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We loved it! I wish we could take Valentina with us to show us Italy! Of all the tours that we had ever had, this is at the top! Valentina is the best tour guide we have ever had! We are so impressed by all of her knowledge and obviously she loves what she does and loves to teach others of the incredible history of Rome. Thank you Valentina! you were one of the highlights of our wonderful trip to Italy!
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Our guide was amazing, she was so knowledgable and fun to talk to. She provided us with such a great tour and could answer all the questions we had.
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Great Tour despite really horrible weather on the day. Highly recommend it
The guide did a great job.
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We absolutely loved our tour! Bruno was so knowledgeable and interesting! We will never forget this amazing day!
Maurizio was a great guide, very pleasant and and took the time to explain things well and answered everyone's questions.
The tour was amazing. The guide was unbelievably informative and made the whole experience exceptionally enjoyable. The time shot passed so quick despite being over 3 hours. It was as a real pleasure to listen to anecdotes and facts from history, whilst keeping it light-hearted. Thank you very much for an amazing time.
Very knowledgeable guide and interesting tour
Our guide Mariella was amazing. So knowledgeable and kind. The experience was so good we have booked another tour with your organisation for the 6th October. Please pass along our thanks to mariella - she was truely outstanding in both her knowledge and professionalism. Regards Leanne and Scott
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Loved our guide!
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The tour was a perfect length and our guide Tiberius was the funniest and most pleasant man I have ever met, very knowledgeable and made me feel very emersed in the experience. I highly recommend the tour and I hope you all get Tiberius so you can enjoy his company as we did
Emmanuela was awesome!!! What a great tour guide .
It was a great tour and our guide was so knowledgeable, however it was very long and in the relentless heat it was almost to much in the last hour. Perhaps this tour would be best split into two separate ones, the top tiers and then the forum separately.
Your guides are great. I will recommend WOI in the future
Maria Teresa was awesome!
Maria was so informative and learned so much from her. She is wonderful and knows so much could answer all questions.
Our guide was fantastic! Really enjoyed the tour - thank you!!
Guide was great. Tour met and exceeded all our expectations. Thank you!
Our guide, Maria Carmella, was excellent! We appreciated her knowledge of the sites but also her enthusiasm and passion. She was friendly, answered questions and was considerate, regarding the climbing to the top on steep steps. We will recommend your tours to friends traveling to Roma.
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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!