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Colosseum and Ancient Rome Family Tour for Kids

4.6 / 5

83 reviews

Colosseum and Ancient Rome Family Tour for Kids

From US$ 101.60 per person

Make history fun on a child-friendly, small group tour of the Colosseum and Roman Forum. Play fun games and activities to learn more about life in Ancient Rome and the Roman Empire.

About this activity

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Duration 2.5 hours
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  • Make history fun on a child-friendly tour of Ancient Rome
  • Skip the long lines to the Colosseum and Roman Forum
  • Take part in treasure hunts and other fun activities
Full description
Discover the historic highlights of Ancient Rome with a local, child-friendly guide. Play fun games suitable for the entire family to bring the story of the Roman Empire and some of its greatest monuments back to life. Follow in the footsteps of emperors and the fearless gladiators who went into battle with wild animals at the mighty Colosseum. Skip the long lines to the magnificent amphitheater and hear fascinating stories about the entertainments that took place to delight the emperors and roaring crowds.  Walk along the same roads as Roman citizens at the ruins of the Roman Forum. Marvel at the remains of the temples and ancient courthouses. See the Imperial Palace and the altar of Julius Caesar, along with the Arch of Constantine and Arch of Titus. Take part in treasure hunts and other interactive activities, and see 3D reconstructions of the buildings to bring them back to life.
  • Skip-the-line entrance tickets
  • Child-friendly local guide
  • Prize for the kids
  • Small group tour of no more than 12 people per group
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • All participants who are 12 years and older must present a Reinforced Green Pass that is valid in the EU and has a verifiable QR code. Reinforced Green Passes can only be obtained by uploading either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months to either the Green Pass or Covid Certificate app
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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Meeting point

Meet at the newsagents in front of the ground level exit of the Colosseum metro station, Via dei Fori Imperiali, 21 00184, Rome. Your guide will be holding a sign with your name on it.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Scooter

Know before you go

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This tour takes place at 08:20 AM and 1:30 PM in the winter or at 3:00 PM in the summer
  • The tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wear comfortable shoes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 83 reviews

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Fun, informative tour. Perfect especially for 6-12 year olds.

We found our guide easily (standing outside the lower exit of the metro station holding a sign with our names). It was just us and one other family. It didn't take too long to get inside the Colosseum although there is a lot of security to go through and you can't bring things like glass bottles of water. Our guide gave a brief description of the history of the colosseum focusing on entertaining the kids she had a book with pictures showing us how it would have looked when first built. We then wandered around the main area of the colosseum and took pictures. We then went on to the Forum which was also interesting. Again the guide was great at describing the main features and history (illustrated with pictures) without losing the interest of the kids. She was very flexible in terms of answering questions and finding things of particular interest to the kids. She left us inside the forum to wander around on our own (there is a great view from the top of palatine hill).

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August 25, 2019


Martina was great, especially with our kids (11 and 9 years old). They really loved it while Martina explained and revealed all the "secrets" from the Colosseum. My kids could picture everything and saw the Colosseum come to life. I would recommend everybody whose kids are interested in Roman History to take this tour. Worth every penny...

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July 31, 2019

Sara is as a brilliant guide who clearly loved her job !!

This tour was well worth the money . Sara was our guide who answered many questions by this two family group. The children did re-enactments and there was a quiz and treasure hunt at the end with a nice little prize for the children of both families. It was evident that Sara loved her job and explained history to us at an understandable level. In fact the tour overran , but the time flew because we all were interested in the history . For the record ; my youngsters are 17,16 and 9 years of age

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July 30, 2019

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