Private Tour

Kid Friendly Ancient Rome Colosseum Tour

Art & History
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. On this fun and informative, 2-hour privately guided tour your children will learn about the hustle and bustle of Roman life over 2000 years ago, the history of the Colosseum and other remnants of ancient Rome. You’ll benefit from pre-purchased tickets, ensuring you won’t waste time in lengthy entrance lines and enjoy your own 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 professional 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 exciting 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 your guide will breathe new life into the ancient ruins.


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.


Where does the Kid Friendly Ancient Rome Colosseum Tour start? Where does it end?

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


  • 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 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 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.
  • Mandatory Covid-19 Rules – Traveler Requirements starting from August 6, 2021 until further notice:
    All participants who are over 6 years old are required to bring and wear a facemask.
    In accordance with government guidelines, during the service all participants must maintain a safety distance of 1 meter from other people.
    All participants who are over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 15 days before the activity starts, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative Covid-19 PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts.
    All participants who are over 12 years old must bring and present a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver’s license, etc.) matching the vaccination or test results.
    Those who will not present the required documents will not be entitled to any credit or refund. For more information about how the rules may apply to you, read here or consult the Italian embassy in your country.

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 must fit into a tray a bit smaller than the trays at airport scanners. There is no bag storage at the Colosseum so bring the smallest bag you can to guarantee entry.

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.

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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