Family-Friendly Colosseum and Ancient Rome Tour
Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 2 hours
Skip the Line: Family-Friendly Colosseum and Ancient Rome Tour
Treat the family to a 2-hour Colosseum and Ancient Rome walking tour, led by a fun-loving, child specialist guide. Specially designed for kids between the ages of seven and 12, the interactive tour includes visual aids, role-playing sessions and entertaining challenges that are sure to appeal to an even wider age range of big and little kids alike! Explore Ancient Rome to see the Roman Forum, Trajan’s Column and more, and then enjoy a skip-the-line tour of the ground floor of the Colosseum: Rome’s iconic ancient landmark.
Numbers are limited to 25 people on this group tour, ensuring personalized attention at all times.
What You Can Expect
Meet your guide near Trajan’s Column in central Rome, and then set off to explore the sights of Ancient Rome with your fun-loving group of moms, dads, grandparents and youngsters. As you walk, enjoy role-playing sessions and fun challenges — designed by an early childhood educational specialist — that aim to keep your kids engaged and excited about the incredible ruins that abound.
Admire Trajan’s Market and Trajan’s Column, and listen to stories that bring the time-worn monuments to life. Most of Ancient Rome’s relics and ruins are clustered throughout the Roman Forum, so head there to explore and discover the history that’s set in the site’s stones.
After posing for photos by the Temple of Caesar and hearing tales about the power of Imperial Rome with the help of some attention-grabbing visual aids, continue to your tour’s highlight: the iconic Rome Colosseum. With a history of emperors, gladiators, lions and battles, there are few monuments in the world that can spark imagination like the Colosseum.
Skip the long entrance lines with your priority-access ticket, and explore the ground floor of the impressive amphitheater with your guide. As you walk, enjoy anecdotes and stories about the gladiators to create a vivid picture of the past. Participation is encouraged in the stories, so feel free to ask questions and get your kids involved in the open and interactive environment.
Having enjoyed up to 40 minutes inside the Colosseum, stroll back outside and say your goodbyes to your guide as your family-friendly Colosseum tour finishes.
April to October: Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
October - March: Sunday
4pm - April to October 10:30am - October - March
- Professional guide
- Skip-the-line admission to the Colosseum
- Headsets, if needed
- Gratuities (optional)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
- Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
- Entrance is strictly limited so you must arrive early; anyone who arrives after their time slot cannot be accommodated or refunded
- Some sites visited lack shade and can be hot under direct sunlight; we recommend bringing a hat, sunscreen and a bottle of water in warm weather
- Italy’s tourist sites are among the most popular in the world; skip-the-line access and careful planning limit the crowd exposure, but please be aware that some locations may be unavoidably busy during standard hours
- Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult
- We are also unable to accommodate strollers or baby carriages on our group tours
- Important: Please note that large bags/backpacks/suitcases are not permitted in the Colosseum and Roman Forum. Only very small bags are allowed. Please do not bring these items with you on the day of your tour as there are no cloakrooms at the Colosseum
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
Schedule and Pricing
Latium and Rome
Concludes outside the Colosseum at approx. 6pm
Refunds, when possible, must be requested at least 4 business days prior to the travel date. Refunds are subject to a 7% administration fee. The Rail Protection Plan™ does not apply.
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Delores B F
I forked out a lot of money for a personalized tour in the Vatican for my 2 kids 3 and 6 and my husband and myself. I wish I decided to do a Viatour family tour for the Vatican as well. The family colosseum tour was fantastic! The guide Flotina was engaging, energetic and kept it very kid friendly, for kids of all ages. It was definitely worth the money for this tour!
This tour was amazing the children and parents were so engaged, we were so lucky our tour guide was so good at including everyone and so knowledgeable. Well worth the money, word of advice, wear comfortable shoes. At the end of the tour our 9 years old said I never thought I would be see this with my own eyes, truly amazing, well planned and so instructive. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Our guide was brilliant and very engaging with the children.
Excellent. good for kids, parents and grandparents. Our guide, Chiara was very considerate of the younger kids in the tour and of those who were too small to use the head sets - she took these kids with her to the front of the group, ensuring that they could hear and keep up.
Excellent for kids, highly recommended.
We all loved the tour guide, young and old! Our guide was informative and really engaging with the children and as well as the adults! I would highly recommend!
Our kids thoroughly enjoyed it! Our your guide was fantastic and kept the children engaged.
Brilliant tour...kids thoroughly enjoyed it. Our guide was engaging and informative..maybe a little slow to start but then improved. The breaks in between for games were a very good idea...
I would recommend this tour
Shelia Rae J
Loved this tour. Just the right amount of time and information for my 12 year old. I learned a great deal as well!
This tour was excellent and pitched perfectly for children. The tour guide was excellent
This tour was awesome! Our guide was fabulous. My 7 year old daughter was captivated throughout the entire tour. I was slightly worried that she would lose interest, but not a chance. Interactive games and fun was injected into this simplfied version of Rome 'back in the day'. Perfect for us adults too. Highly recommend.
We took the Vatican City tour and were a bit apprehensive at first because we had an 18 month old toddler with us. The tour guide was excellent and our group was very considerate as well. The tour guide was very knowledgable and even answered all our queries. I would definitely recommend this tour.
Karen Francesca S
Great tour, very fun!
Kids had a real good time and guide was very friendly. Awesome tour
The tour was amazing and very appropriate for children! Our guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining and she kept the kids very engaged! They kept asking questions and interacting with her! My son stated that it was the best tour ever!
Our guide was amazing!! Had the kids (and adults) engaged right from the start. Very interesting and caught the kids imagination. Felt we covered a lot of ground over the duration but did not feel rushed. The price was very competitive and worth every cent. We wished there were a lot more of these type of tours in Rome for other parts of the city.
Fantastic tour, so children friendly, highlight of our tour
Highly recommended! Tour guide is awesome. Many ideas, tips and games to keep the keeds engaged and entertained while learning.
Very good for kids. Keeps them interested and helps them to learn.
We all enjoyed the tour - adults and children included. It was a very hot day, so having the tour later on in the afternoon was helpful. Children definitely need to be 8 and up to enjoy it.
This was a fabulous tour. The guide was very informative and patient. I think my kids at ages 10 and 12 were likely the oldest. The 12 year old felt some of the demonstrations were a little young for her.
Our tour guide was very entertaining and kept the kids involved with activities along the way
The tour as a whole was very good. The kids liked our tour guide - she was friendly and well informed. The one criticism was our meeting point. Our cab driver didn't know where it was and neither did the first three people that we asked. Finally someone told us where it was. It's not very well marked! I'd advise a new meeting place!!!
We didn't realise from your website that the tour was specifically geared towards children. Annualised, our guide did a good job in balancing the tour as other people who booked the tour also didn't realise. Otherwise, a great afternoon. The site needs to specify for young children.