Private Top Tier Colosseum Tour with Panoramic Glass Elevator

1 hr 30 mins
Refundable booking
Top Tier Colosseum Tour with Panoramic Glass Elevator | Semi-Private Private Top Tier Colosseum Tour with Panoramic Glass Elevator LivTours

Attention: This tour is not available until November, 2024. If you are looking to visit the Colosseum prior to November, we highly recommend our Private Express Colosseum Gladiators Gate & Arena Floor Tour.

LivTours is proud to offer this exclusive private tour with access to the top tiers of the mighty Colosseum via its new glass elevator! After 4 years of extensive restoration, this newly opened portion of the Colosseum is now accessible and offers a truly breathtaking experience.

Ascend to the top tiers with your expert English-speaking private guide, through the 15 stories and five major levels that were designated by social class in Ancient Rome—from the Imperial family and Senators who sat closest to the arena, to the plebeians and slaves who were up in the nose bleeds. Get exclusive, crowd-free access to stunning views of the Colosseum’s interior as well as incredible aerial vistas of the surrounding Roman landscape.


  • Enjoy priority access to the Colosseum & avoid the long lines
  • Absorb the Colosseum's history with tour highlights at each floor
  • Learn the dramatic stories of gladiatorial gore and glory from over 2000 years ago
  • Discover the stunning views of Rome from 15 stories high at the 3rd, 4th & 5th tiers
  • Hear the fascinating history of the Colosseum with your private top-rated guide

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Your top-rated LivTours private guide will meet you outside the Colosseum, and with priority tickets will escort you past long, confusing lines and big tour groups straight through security and to the newly opened panoramic glass elevator! With your expert guide, you will ascend the many stories and multiple tiers that surround the arena floor. Then, at the top of a final set of staircases, you will reach the very pinnacle of the Colosseum. Closed for renovations for the past 4 years this is truly a special experience, enabling you to view the incredible interior of the Colosseum in its entirety with unparalleled aerial vistas of the surrounding Roman landscape – including the Palatine Hill where the Emperors reigned supreme, and the Roman Forum, central hub of the Ancient World, filled with the majestic ruins of pagan temples, basilicas, and the Senate.

You will then enjoy tours of each of the Colosseum’s tiers and learn about the different types of people that were seated on each level, and the clever ticketing system the Romans invented to enable the swift, efficient and organized seating and exit of up to 80,000 spectators. Up on the levels furthest from the arena you would find the ‘lowest’ class of citizens – peasants and women. The closer to the arena floor you sat, the higher up the social ladder you were – blue-collar workers or plebeians, educated citizens, lawyers, educators, orators, then the aristocracy, senators, generals and finally the Emperor, his family and inner circle would be right up at the front in the Imperial Box.

As you walk the various levels of the Colosseum, your private guide will bring the epic events of the distant past vividly to life for you. You will hear stories about the most famous gladiators, where they lived, how they trained, what they ate – and how they fought. You will learn about the trade in wild animals from Africa, and the snack foods you could buy in the stands as refreshment!

The most famous symbol of the power, wealth and culture of the Ancient Romans, the mighty Colosseum was built in just 10 years by the Flavian emperors Vespasian, Domitian, and Titus. It was used for spectacles of public entertainment, from stage plays to naval battles, wild beast hunts, and of course very real and very bloody combat between gladiators – often to the death. As you stand at the very top of the most iconic monument of the ancient world, just imagine the crowds cheering, the deafening roar of the wild animals – lions and tigers and bears oh my! – and the spine-tingling adrenaline and excitement!


  • Priority Access Colosseum tickets
  • Panoramic Glass Elevator Access
  • Exclusive access to top colosseum levels
  • Private guide
  • Full access to public areas
  • Fully guided experience

  • Please note that all Colosseum tour starting times are subject to change based on ticket availability.
  • This tour is partially wheelchair accessible—there are two flights of stairs required to reach the very top tier
  • The Colosseum can accommodate a maximum of 3000 people at once. This could lead to delays in access to the site, even for pre-booked visitors. Please be on time!
  • In cases of heavy wind or rain, for safety reasons the Colosseum management may close all access to the top levels of the site. In such cases, your tour guide will provide a comprehensive tour of the public areas to ensure you still get the most from your visit.
  • ALL participants are required to bring a valid form of ID (i.e. passport, driver’s license, government ID) in order to enter the Colosseum.  Please bring an original document – copies or photos are not accepted.

LivTours’ group size of max 6 participants is and always has been based on sustainable travel, and we are proud to be at the forefront of change and innovation in the industry.  LivTours is committed to providing travelers with truly sustainable tours with the lowest possible environmental impact, all while supporting the local industries and people of each unique destination. To learn more about how you can actively support sustainable tourism  and how LivTours is contributing, click here.


When you book a LivTours Private Tour or Experience, you are guaranteed a dedicated, expert guide that allows you the flexibility to start your tour at a time which is convenient for you, making planning easy. Our private tours ensure that you will get a tailored experience to meet all your needs so we go at your pace, perfect for families with younger children, elderly, or individuals with accessibility needs. Please be advised that all private tours begin at a base price starting at two people*. Prices are inclusive of entry tickets where applicable. *Some Ferrari private experiences are inclusive of one person only.


Make your experience even more unique by upgrading your LivTours experience. Please note: add-ons are non refundable.

One Way Pick-Up Transfer Service
With the one way pick up service, your driver will pick you up directly from your accommodation and drive you to the meeting point where you will be greeted by your tour guide. Guarantee stress-free. One way only.
starting from 85 €

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