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  • Rome: Palatine Hill, Colosseum, Roman Forum Skip-the-Line

    1. Rome: Palatine Hill, Colosseum, Roman Forum Skip-the-Line

    Meet your tour guide outside the Colosseum and head back in time to Ancient Rome on a guided tour. Skip the long lines to this magnificent amphitheater and hear fascinating stories about the events that took place inside its walls.

    Learn about the technological advancements Roman engineers used to build their impressive structures. Find out how the Colosseum delighted emperors and roaring crowds. Visit the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.

    Enjoy free time after your tour to explore the site at your leisure.

    Beautiful views, great guide passionate about the history of Ancient Rome, who was sharing with us unique pictures and stories, as we moved along. Definitely worth spending 2,5 hours of your time in Rome.

  • Rome: Colosseum Underground, Arena & Forum Tour

    2. Rome: Colosseum Underground, Arena & Forum Tour

    Explore the world's most famous amphitheater with an official guide and journey back to the days of the Roman Empire at the monumental Colosseum. Get access to areas not available to regular ticket holders, including the underground level where the wild animals were kept before they went into battle with the gladiators. Enter the arena through the Porta Libitinaria and go up to the first level. 

    Complete your experience by going further up to the 3rd tier, known as Belvedere (only if you choose this option) for a spectacular view of the arena and surrounding area. Learn about the innovative techniques the engineers used to build the monument and hear how it has survived for hundreds of years. Be amazed as history is brought to life as you discuss the political and social reasons for the games and events. Enjoy a short break and then enter the Roman Forum to get a bett...

    I loved the tour of Colosseum and our guide. I just wish I had more time to experience the Palatine Hill before it closed.

  • Rome: Skip the Line Colosseum, Forum, and Palatine Hill Tour

    3. Rome: Skip the Line Colosseum, Forum, and Palatine Hill Tour

    Begin your tour of Rome's Ancient City with skip-the-line access to the Colosseum. Get acquainted with your guide and listen to an introduction to the Colosseum. Learn about the building's incredible construction and why it is considered an engineering marvel to this day.

    With priority entrance, notice the Roman numerals above each archway as you cruise past long ticket lines. Explore the Colosseum’s first and second levels as your guide shares stories of the emperors, gladiators, and famous battles that make the Colosseum Rome's most celebrated ancient monument.

    With your newly acquired expertise of ancient Romans, get ready to appreciate the second part of the tour—a walk through the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Pass by the triumphal Arch of Constantine as you learn the story of Rome's birth and its legendary twins, Romul...

    We had a great time with our tour guide Claudia who was very sympathatic and caretaking. Claudia shared her broad knowledge about the roman history in a very easy going and funny way. We had a great time and can definitely recommend this amazing tour. Thank you Claudia!

  • Rome: Colosseum Tour with Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Access

    4. Rome: Colosseum Tour with Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Access

    Begin your guided walking tour outside the magnificent Colosseum. Skip the long queues as you enter the impressive amphitheater. Dive into the history of Ancient Rome, as your entertaining guide teaches you all about Roman history, architecture, and archaeological facts. Take some time to explore the almost 2000-year-old monument at your own pace. Carry on to the Roman Forum. See the historic area that was once the center of all political, social, and economic life in the 'Eternal City. Explore the ancient ruins in your own time. Visit Palatine Hill, one of the most ancient parts of the city of Rome, believed to be the location of the cave, where Romulus and Remus were found by the she-wolf. Capture gorgeous, panoramic shots of the Colosseum and the city itself, from this iconic point.

    Interesting tour. The guide was very experienced and used a nice amount of humor explaining the history of ancient Rome

  • Rome: 1-Hour Ultimate Colosseum Tour

    5. Rome: 1-Hour Ultimate Colosseum Tour

    You will begin the tour at either 9:30 AM/11:00 AM or in the afternoon at 1:00 PM/3:00 PM at the meeting place Largo Gaetana Agnesi, 3. Here, you will take some beautiful wide-angle and panoramic photos of the Colosseum and the surrounding areas before the tour begins. Being one of the most visited monuments in the world, there will be a regularly long ticket line at the Colosseum. You will be provided with skip-the-line entrance tickets, so the group can head straight inside and not waste time standing around in the ticket lines.   As you walk inside the Colosseum, you will begin to feel the magnitude of where you are. Exploring the ground floor level and up to the second tier, your guide will recreate the past, with stories of epic battles, painting pictures in your mind and bringing to life the walls that surround you. Learn about the types of games and ferocious battles that the Ro...

  • Rome: Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill

    6. Rome: Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill

    Skip the line to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill on this guided walking tour. Learn all about the history of these iconic attractions from your expert guide. Visit the Colosseum, admire the vast building from every angle, notice where the building has crumbled from past earthquakes, and tread in the footsteps of ancient Romans. Walk up to Palatine Hill and take in breathtaking views of the ruins from above. Upon entering Palatine Hill, you'll see the House of Augustus and witness a wide collection of frescoes that would give you a deeper insight into Ancient Rome and its rulers. Explore the Roman Forum, a place that used to be the site of triumphal processions and elections and the venue for public speeches in ancient Rome. See the Temple of Romulus, an architectural wonder located within the Roman Forum. Hear fascinating stories about these sites from your tour guide.

  • Rome: Colosseum at Night Tour With Underground & Arena Floor

    7. Rome: Colosseum at Night Tour With Underground & Arena Floor

    Enjoy one of Rome's most popular attractions after-hours on a guided evening tour of the Colosseum. Explore one of the world's most famous ruins in peace and comfort and admire the way it's lit up at night.

    Meet your guide as the sun sets over Rome and arrive at the Colosseum as the crowds begin to shuffle out. Experience the Colosseum in a more intimate setting as you descend into the underground Hypogeum to see the cells where the gladiators and animals were kept.

    Head back up to the arena floor, where the guards will open the gates just for you. Walk in the footsteps of gladiators who fought for glory on a floor just like this one. Soak up the Colosseum from this amazing vantage point.

    Get a full introduction to life in Ancient Rome from your guide. Hear fascinating stories about the glory and decadence of the Roman Empire on an unforgetta...

  • Rome: Colosseum Fast-Track, Arena Floor & Ancient Rome Tour

    8. Rome: Colosseum Fast-Track, Arena Floor & Ancient Rome Tour

    Start your tour of Rome's most iconic monument with skip-the-line access. Travel through the gladiator's entrance, to walk on the arena floor, where the gladiators once fought their deadly battles. Dive into the history of the Colosseum, as your experienced guide describes the incredible crowds, and thunder of the games held within the walls. Wander beneath the arena floor to the dungeons and witness where the gladiator's prepared for their battles. See where caged animals were kept before they were lifted to fight in the arena. Carry on to Palatine Hill and enjoy breathtaking views of the Colosseum. Listen as your guide shares the legend of Romulus and Remus, the twin brothers, that according to the legend, were responsible for the birth of Rome. Lastly, finish your tour at the Roman Forum, an ancient marketplace. Visit the home to the ruins of several important religious and governm...

  • Rome: 2-Day Private VIP Immersive Tour

    9. Rome: 2-Day Private VIP Immersive Tour

    Start at the Arch of Constantine, and begin a private Colosseum tour with a top-rated local guide. Learn about the history of this amazing monument, the violence of the games, and the lives of the gladiators. Take a short walk to explore the breathtaking ruins of the Roman Forum. Next, head to the historic Capitoline Hill and enjoy a break in a bar with a stunning panoramic view of the city. Stop for a hearty lunch in a restaurant recommended by the guide, where you'll sample some delicious local dishes. After lunch, visit the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain, Piazza Sant’Eustachio, Piazza Navona, and Campo de'Fiori. See the Pantheon and Hadrian's Temple. Stroll through the magnificent Piazza Farnese for a memorable end to the first day of your 2-day private tour. Begin the second day with a visit to the Vatican Museums, which boast one of the greatest collections of art in the world. ...

  • Rome: Colosseum Arena Private Tour with Ancient City

    10. Rome: Colosseum Arena Private Tour with Ancient City

    The Colosseum is easily the most well-known of all Rome’s ancient architectural marvels. Its massive, towering walls still stand largely intact after 19 centuries, and its symmetrically arranged archways are a constant reminder of the orderly nature of Roman society. Benefit from fast track entry and learn fascinating stories from your expert local guide. Enter the Colosseum through its secret back door, called the “Gate of Death” because it was used to take out of the arena the ones who failed in battle. From there, go straight onto a wooden reconstruction of the original arena floor. From the center of the Colosseum, enjoy fantastic views over the tiered seating of the monument. There will be plenty of space to move around and take some insta-worthy pictures. Discover the best of the Eternal City and continue your adventure to the Roman Forum, a place that was once the political hear...

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What people are saying about Colosseum Upper Level

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 2,226 reviews

More informative, thrilling and exciting than expected! Big compliments to Berk, great information is also accompanied by pictures, seems very well informed and can pass on his knowledge well. Organizationally great too! Definitely recommendable! The package with underground is worth booking if you are interested in the subject!

This tour is highly recommended if you want to fully explore the Colosseum. Our guide Zenda took us on an excellent journey through the underground sections and to the arena and upper levels. She provided lots of info and made the tour extremely enjoyable and interesting. Highly recommended.

We had a great time with our tour guide Claudia who was very sympathatic and caretaking. Claudia shared her broad knowledge about the roman history in a very easy going and funny way. We had a great time and can definitely recommend this amazing tour. Thank you Claudia!

Beautiful views, great guide passionate about the history of Ancient Rome, who was sharing with us unique pictures and stories, as we moved along. Definitely worth spending 2,5 hours of your time in Rome.

Fantastic tour of the Colosseum, the underground Colosseum, Roman Forum etc. A lot told in an interesting way by our guide Serena!