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Top Tier Colosseum Tour with Panoramic Glass Elevator | Semi-Private

Max 6 people
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 Express Colosseum Gladiators Gate & Arena Floor Semi-Private Tour.

Wing your way to the very top of the Colosseum via a brand new, glass elevator to take in the entirety of this epic monument, free of crowds with LivTours’ semi-private Top Tier Colosseum Tour. This newly opened portion of the Colosseum allows small groups of visitors to take in the Roman skyline, with views of Palatine Hill, the Forum, and the whole of the Colosseum. Accessible for the first time, the upper tiers of the Colosseum are sure to be a highlight of your visit to this spectacular site.

As you ascend by panoramic glass elevator, history unfolds before your eyes. From the unique vantage point at the top of the monument, you will not only get a spectacular view of the Eternal City, but you will also get a keen sense of how social class and status were key during ancient Roman times: the five tiers of the Colosseum were each reserved for a particular social class, with specific seating for each group.

LivTours is proud to offer you access to the top levels of the Colosseum – finally reopened to the public after extensive restorations – on our semi-private tour (never more than 6 participants per group). The unrivaled aerial views of the Colosseum and historical Rome make this tour worth every minute!


  • Enjoy priority access to Colosseum & avoid the lines on this semi-private tour
  • Hear of tales of pomp, gore and glory from over 2000 years ago with a top guide
  • Enjoy exclusive access to Colosseum restricted top levels, closed for over 40 years
  • Discover the stunning views of Rome from 15 stories high - from 3rd, 4th & 5th tiers
  • Absorb the Colosseum's history with tour highlights at each floor

Semi-Private tours and experiences are guaranteed six participants max.

Our prices always include tickets and reservations fees (no waiting in lines!)

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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.


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

  • 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.


All LivTours Semi-Private Group Tours are limited to 6 guests per tour guide. Our commitment to maintaining our uniquely tiny group sizes can sometimes be a little tricky, mathematically speaking. For example, we want to ensure that traveling families and friends can tour together so on rare occasions we may add one or two guests in order to not split groups. On that same note, you may also find yourself on tour with less than six people! We thank you for your understanding and flexibility.




  • Great tour, GREAT views!

    This tour was worth every penny. You get to go to the 3rd tier with fabulous views over not only the Coleseum and Roman Forum but also great views of all of Rome. Our group was made up of 6 people plus our guide, Rachel. She was so informative, enthusisatic and passionate about the history of ancient Rome and it brought it all to life for us. Unbelievable views. A great tour with a great guide. Would highly recommend.

    - Ronny
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