Private Tour

Kid Friendly Ancient Rome Colosseum Tour

Art & History
Duration: 3 Hours
Languages: EN, ES

Learn about the history of ancient Rome while having fun in this kid friendly ancient Rome Colosseum tour. The private tour is designed for families with children ages 7-12, but its interactive format and our expert guides make it educational and entertaining for teens and adults too!  Your whole family will be involved as the gladiator arena and Roman Forum are brought to life through compelling storytelling, visual aids, and re-enactments.

Perfect for:
  • First Timers
  • Families with Kids
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What to Expect

If you bring children to Italy, you really owe it to them to make ancient Rome magical, and this kid friendly ancient Rome Colosseum tour is guaranteed to keep your family excited. On this engaging adventure through the city's most iconic landmarks your kids will learn about ancient Roman lifestyle, the history of the Colosseum, the Forum and other remnants of ancient Rome. All with your own guide’s undivided attention throughout catering to your kids curiosity and energy levels.

Kid Friendly Ancient Rome Colosseum Tour Overview

Experience an exciting journey into the ancient world as the Romans would have themselves. See where the Gladiators fought and march down the same paved road where the citizens welcomed soldiers after successful campaigns. Today, your professional kid-friendly guide - an archaeologist or classical historian - takes you on a fun and fact-filled tour inside the Colosseum and across to the Roman Forum for a firsthand experience your children will remember fondly.


Skip past the Colosseum entry line and relive the hustle and bustle of Roman life over 2000 years ago. Used for 500 years to host gladiatorial games and public spectacles, the Colosseum was also the scene of mock naval battles, animal hunts, executions and dramas. Thanks to your guide’s enthralling commentary, it will be easy for you to imagine the Colosseum as it was – alive with energy and the roar of the excited crowd. Your guide will enthusiastically bring these exciting scenes to life through stories and anecdotes about the fighting techniques that made gladiators superstars.


Afterwards you’ll walk next door for a stroll through the Roman Forum, a layer cake of ancient ruins to explore and discover the history that’s set in the site’s stones at your own path. What today might look like a mass of crumbling ruins will now come to life. Here you will hear the story of the Vestal Virgins; you will also learn about the emperors Julius Cesar and finally visit the Senate House, one of the few ancient buildings that is still perfectly preserved, before returning to present-day Rome.

Take Aways

Learning about the ancient Roman world has never been more fun with this kid friendly ancient Rome Colosseum tour! This immersive learning experience it's a perfect complement to our Rome Underground Private Family Tour with Catacombs & Crypts and our Ostia Antica Half Day Family Tour for an enjoyable history lesson in the Eternal City.


  • Colosseum: 1st and 2nd tiers
  • Arch of Constantine
  • Via Sacra
  • Roman Forum

What Is Included

  • Private licensed professional local guide
  • Tickets & reservation fees for skip the line access to the Colosseum and Roman Forum with pre-reserved entry time

What Is Not Included

  • Transportation
  • Underground level of the Colosseum
  • Food & drinks
  • Tips (optional)
  • Anything not expressly mentioned as included

Meeting Point

At an easy to find location near the entrance to the Colosseum. Full details provided upon booking.

Important Information

  • This private tour is available on request any day except on Good Friday pm (the Colosseum closes at 1pm), January 1, June 2 am, and December 25.
  • On the first Sunday of the month the Colosseum is free of charge and cannot be booked.
  • For safety reasons the Colosseum can accommodate up to 3,000 people at once. This could lead to delays in access to the site, even for visitors with pre-booked entrance tickets.
  • When entering the Colosseum it is compulsory to pass through metal detectors and there is sometimes a line for this.
  • The Colosseum Administration has the faculty to close the site or parts of it without notice for events, strikes, weather conditions, or any other reason. In which case, we will offer an alternative itinerary in keeping with the advertised total length of the tour.

Good to Know

  • Due to the security regulations of the Colosseum, all members of your party must present a valid proof of identification prior to entrance (copies of passports or ID on your phone will be fine).
  • Only small backpacks and regular-size handbags are allowed inside the Colosseum and Roman Forum. As there are no storage facilities visitors with larger purses or bags will not be allowed to enter. To avoid possible denied entry, we strongly suggest traveling light and leave any unnecessary belongings at the hotel.
  • The itinerary includes uneven terrain and steps. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes.
  • During the warmest months of the year, a small bottle of water* and sun protection is also advisable.*We discourage single-use plastic water bottles on our tours, and suggest you consider bringing your own refillable bottle. Rest assured that there will be opportunities to quench your thirst on the tour.
  • The Colosseum and Roman Forum are ancient sites that are not stroller friendly.
  • This tour is not suitable for wheelchair users or those with impaired mobility.

How to Book Your Private Tour

  • Send Us Your Inquiry
    Fill out the tour inquiry form and we will respond with availability and price quote.
  • Payment Policy
    Full payment by credit card is required to make a reservation. We use industry leader Stripe for all card transactions.
  • Tour Voucher
    Within two business days of payment, we will email you a voucher with all the booking details. Such email constitutes your proof of purchase.

Tour FAQs

What size bag shall I bring?

The bag that can be brought inside must fit into a tray a bit smaller than the trays at airport scanners. The Colosseum does not have any cloakroom facilities so to avoid possible denied entry, we strongly suggest that you bring the smallest bag you can on your tour.

Can I request a car service?

Vehicle are restricted inside ancient Rome. It is not possible to do this tour with a vehicle. On request, we can arrange a private luxury vehicle for commuting to the Colosseum.

Where does the tour start/end ?

The Kid Friendly Ancient Rome Colosseum Tour starts at the Colosseum where you will meet your guide at a location very close and convenient to the entrance of the site. Your confirmation email – which you will receive when you book your tour – will have the exact meeting point details. The privately guided walk concludes at the Roman Forum where you can stay inside as long as you want.

We will arrive early in the morning from the US. Can we book the tour on the same day?

We do NOT recommend booking the kid friendly ancient Rome Colosseum tour on the arrival day, especially not after a long flight. In our experience, the kids are tired to appreciate the tour. In addition, the Colosseum has very strict schedule entrance time and if your flight gets delayed, you may lose the reservation entrance and the possibility to see the site. To avoid jet lag and maximize the fun and educational aspects of the experience we recommend booking the tour the day after the arrival giving your children time to acclimate and overcome jet lag.

Would you like to personalize this tour?

If you would like us to put together a bespoke tour tailored to your needs, our dedicated trip planning specialists are on hand to help you develop an experience that will be just right for you and yours.

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