General

Colosseum with Belvedere and Roman Forum Tour

On our Colosseum with Belvedere and Roman Forum Tour, see the best of Ancient Rome in groups of 24 or less. Avail on the unique opportunity to enjoy the breathtaking views of Rome from the Third, Fourth and Fifth Levels of the Colosseum – exclusive Belvedere access of the recently opened levels closed for the general public!

Exclusive access to Belvedere levels means just that, for the duration that you are in each of the restricted areas, only you and a maximum of 24 other people will be allowed access, while thousands of visitors to the regular areas of the Colosseum look up at you enviously!

 

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Tour Fee

Tour Fee (Entrance tickets included)

  • €65

Summary

Operative Days

  • Monday - Sunday

Group Size

  • 6 min, 24 max

Departure Time

  • 8:30am

Check-in Time

  • 8:15am

Meeting Point

  • Arch of Constantine (full details sent with confirmation email)

Duration

  • 3 Hours

Languages

  • English only

Skip the Line Tickets

  • yes

Tour Description

Colosseum with Belvedere

Our tour begins at the Colosseum. We take advantage of the early morning shade provided by the Colosseum, as there will be none later on in the day, so this is the best time to visit!

We also start early so that we are among the first to enter the Colosseum. This saves you a lot of time, as you will see when you exit the tour, as we only have to go through a quick security check and we are in. We have your tickets pre-booked, so no ticket lines for us! When you exit the Colosseum, you will see the hundreds of people standing in line, and you will be glad of the early start!

In the Colosseum, your guide will take you to the upper tiers (3rd.4th and 5th), from where you can look down at the arena where gladiators and animals fought to the death for the entertainment of bloodthirsty Romans citizens and their megalomaniacal emperors and the stunning perspective of Rome from the bird’s eye view! Your guide will tell you fascinating stories about the events which took the place at the Colosseum, and dispel some popular mistruths along the way!

Roman Forum

From there we take you to the centre of Roman life in Ancient times - the Roman Forum! Here politics, business, state funerals and military parades all took centre stage, and today you can still see the wall on which famous orators such as Cicero and Marc Antony made their greatest speeches to the Roman public. Friends, Romans, Countrymen - lend me your ears!

Your guide will show you to the site of Caesar's funeral, which is still honoured every year on his anniversary (the Ides of March) by proud Romans, who leave flowers at the spot believed to be where his pyre was burned.

With the aid of overlays, your guide will help you to see the ruins as they would have appeared 2000 years ago.

After explaining the ruins of the temples, triumphal arches and other monuments that are still visible today in the Roman Forum, you can exit with your guide or choose to remain to look around further by yourself in the forum and also the nearby Palatine Hill.