Private Tour

Kid Friendly Ancient Rome Colosseum Tour

Art & History
Family
Duration: 2 Hours
Languages: EN, ES

Explore the Colosseum and Roman Forum with the enjoyment of every member of the family at its heart on this immersive experience. Learn the history of ancient Rome while keeping the kids fully engaged and parents entertained throughout. This private tour is designed with 7–12 year-olds in mind, but its interactive format and our expert guides make it educational and fun for teens and adults too!


Perfect for:
  • First Timers
  • Families with Kids
Covid-19 Health & Safety Measures

What to Expect

If you bring kids 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 entertained. You’ll benefit from pre-purchased tickets, ensuring you won’t waste time in lengthy entrance lines and enjoy your guide’s undivided attention throughout, catering to your kids curiosity.

 

Experience an unparalleled journey into the ancient Roman world as the Romans would have themselves. After skipping the lines, your kid-friendly guide —an archaeologist or classical historian- takes you on a fun and fact-filled tour inside the iconic Colosseum and across to the Roman Forum for a firsthand experience your kids will remember fondly. Walk where the Romans walked, see where the Gladiators fought. Relive the route of parading Emperors at the Arch of Constantine and stand where the citizens welcomed soldiers after successful campaigns.

 

During your visit inside the Colosseum, you will relive the glory of the gladiators, and witness the early Romans’ unquenchable thirst for blood sport. Through lively stories and a detailed exploration of this infamous arena, you learn its storied history, and the fighting techniques that made gladiators superstars. 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. Your guide will bring these scenes to life with little-known facts and compelling storytelling.

 

Afterwards you’ll walk next door for a stroll through the Roman Forum, a layer cake of ruins that tells intriguing stories and inspires learning. Venture along the Via Sacra through the ancient Rome’s ruins that are clustered throughout the Roman Forum 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. Assisted by visual aids and through historical and legendary facts to help set the scenes for the stories our expert guide will breathe new life into the ancient ruins.

 

Learning about the ancient Roman world has never been more fun with this kid friendly ancient Rome Colosseum tour! This immersive 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.


Highlights

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

What Is Included

  • Private licensed professional local guide
  • Tickets & reservation fees for skip the line access to the Colosseum and Roman Forum

What Is Not Included

  • Transportation
  • Underground level of the Colosseum
  • Meals & Drinks
  • Gratuities (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 and December 25.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Good to Know Before You Go

  • 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 guests with larger bags will not be allowed to enter.
  • 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
    The tour will only be reserved upon full payment in advance of the tour. 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 including the meeting point and phone number. Such email constitutes your proof of purchase.

Tour FAQs

Why can’t I see a price?

We offer personalized, private travel experiences. The price depends on your party size and preferences.

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.





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