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Colosseum Tour for Kids with the Roman Forum and Skip-the-Line Tickets

A family-friendly guided visit to Rome's iconic highlights
From US$466 privately
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Tour Details
2.5 hours
Product Type
  • Colosseum
  • Roman Forum & Palatine Hill
Photos & Highlights
  • Explore the Colosseum and Roman Forum with hands-on, interactive activities
  • Led by a scholar specially trained to work with children
Tour Description
Kids will love exploring ancient Rome in this fun and educational tour curated especially for families. During an exciting two-and-a-half-hour adventure, you will explore the Colosseum and famous archaeological sites nearby. Our licensed guide will use hands-on activities and inquiry-based learning techniques to take families back to ancient times and make history come alive.

Please note:
  • Colosseum tickets are amongst the most difficult to secure in Rome due to the way the venue releases tickets for tour operators to purchase. In the event that we cannot secure tickets for your tour date, our team will be in touch with alternative options.
  • This venue may require headsets on certain tours. We may add a headset fee to your order if it is required for your group. 

  • Colosseum
  • Roman Forum
  • Skip-the-line tickets to the Colosseum 
    • Please Note: Our team will pre-purchase timed admission tickets on behalf of your party. However, due to enhanced COVID-19 safety precautions at this venue, there will be a mandatory security line, which we must wait in together. 
  • Fun hands-on activities for your children. Please let us know their age(s) at time of booking. 
Families will enjoy exploring the Colosseum together and learning about the fascinating history of this world wonder. Taking a trip back in time, your specially trained scholar will teach the group fun facts, stories, and activities, educating both children and adults about the Roman Empire, emperors, and the myths of this era. 

After, we will wander into the archaeological heart of the city, encountering the story of Romulus and Remus, the emperors, and what everyday life was like for Roman citizens. If the group is interested in the stories of the gladiators, we’ll look at the exterior of the gladiator school, Ludas Magnus. Here, you’ll learn about this training area for gladiators where they would live, eat and practice while training for the gladiatorial games, which were entered through an underground tunnel into the Colosseum. 

Continuing our adventure, we will make our way down the Via Sacra, the captivating main street of ancient Rome, and into the Roman Forum learning how this area was used in ancient Rome for social and political life. By the end of this educational and fun tour, families will have first-hand experience and knowledge of one of history's most pivotal empires, the rise of ancient Rome. 

To assist you in planning your ancient Rome tour, read our guide How to Tour the Colosseum and Ancient Rome for some helpful tips.

Looking for more family-friendly tours? Check out our other Family Tours.
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Where do we meet? Where does the tour end? 
We meet in front of the Oppio Caffè, which is located at Via delle Terme di Tito #72, and ends at the gates of the forum where families are welcome to continue walking around. Your confirmation email will have the exact meeting point details along with a map.

When is the best time to take this tour? 
We highly recommend either an 8:15 a.m. start or later in the afternoon when the morning crowds have thinned out. Due to new security measures, the queue at 9:00 a.m. tends to be much longer than the other times, even with skip-the-line tickets.

Can children go on the tour by themselves? 
No, all children who take this tour must be accompanied by an adult. 
Is this tour wheelchair accessible?
Yes, all of the sites of Ancient Rome Tour for Kids are wheelchair accessible. 
Are service dogs allowed at the Colosseum?
Service dogs are allowed if you have a medical certificate proving the need. 
Do we buy children's passes? 
We only buy adult tickets for our Colosseum tours because people with reduced tickets have to wait in a different line to go to the cash desk and show their ID. In order to save time, we purchase skip-the-line tickets so families may enter as quickly as possible. 
Can Roma Passes be used? 
We don’t accept the Roma Pass; holders have to wait in a different line and won’t be able to access priority tickets, so they cannot be used on this tour.

What are skip-the-line tickets?
For this tour, your tickets are pre-purchased which allows you to skip the ticket office line upon arrival at the venue. You may still have to wait in a security line or in a line to have your pre-purchased ticket scanned.   

What is a private tour? 
Private tours are designed to provide a learning experience that is completely tailored to you and your traveling companions. They give you much more flexibility with scheduling, the ability to tailor your itinerary, and more personalized time with your guide.

Do you reserve headsets for this tour? 
Depending on your group size, we may be required by the venue to order headsets in which case you’ll see a “Headset Fee” added to your order. If you would like to guarantee headsets for your tour regardless of your group size, please email us and we’ll be happy to get them reserved for you.
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Absolutely incredible guide and fantastic with kids. Enjoyable experience for the whole family!
Fiorenza was a wonderful guide- knowledgeable, fun and interesting! Would definitely recommend!
Massimo was very knowledgeable and presented the information in an engaging and entertaining way. Our 6 year old was engaged even on a very hot day. Massimo was attentive to our needs and adjusted the tour accordingly. We learned a lot.