Your LivTours expert guide will meet you and your semi-private group (no more than six travelers), in front of this impressive historic icon, where you will enjoy priority access and go straight into the Colosseum, without having to wait in long lines. Together with your expert guide, you will ride in the newly opened glass elevator to the top of the Colosseum. After climbing a final set of staircases, you will have a view overlooking the Colosseum in its entirety from the top tiers and enjoy epic vistas of the Forum and Palatine Hill.
Your guide will then take you on a tour of all of the overground levels of the Colosseum, taking you throughout the various tiers, explaining where each social class sat. You will get to stop on each level and hear the stories of the gore which reigned in this ancient stadium. You will understand the amazing planning that went into the construction of Colosseum and the Gladiator fights, why the arena floor was covered in white sand, and many more fascinating details. Just imagine what it was like 2000 years ago, in an age without tv, internet, or cameras, to see an animal you may have only heard of through folklore – tigers, lions, bears, leopards!
The Colosseum games and battles made for exciting drama and theatrics drawing crowds of 50,000 to 80,000 spectators per game in a city of one million people! Find out who exactly was given the opportunity to see these games first-hand. Every ancient Roman citizen was entitled to enter into the games free of charge, but equal access to the Colosseum games did not ensure equal seating rights!
From all tiers you will see the Imperial Box – where the most powerful person of the Roman Empire would sit to watch the games – the Emperor!
Like the Roman emperors of the past, LivTours travelers will get exclusive access to the most impressive and beautiful views of Rome on this tour.