Colosseum Tour with Kids
The Ruins of Ancient Rome Tour takes you and your family through the highlights of the ancient city of Rome. You will skip the lines to see the interior of the Colosseum, the grandest amphitheater of Roman Empire. You will learn about the events where gladiators who were actually slaves fought brave battles against one another or ferocious animals imported from around the world all to entertain the crowds of thousands in order to save their life. You’ll learn how the best gladiators came to Rome to fight for the ultimate prize – a chance for their freedom.
After viewing the Colosseum you will walk over to the Roman Forum and walk along the ancient streets to learn about the life of the early Romans. You will see the ruins of the Emperors' Palace, the Arch of Titus, ancient temples, and important political buildings from the time of the great Roman Empire.
Amongst all of the tours given in Rome, this one is perhaps the favorite tour for most kids. This tour is outdoors, the itinerary and stories are exciting, and it’s okay if they touch things. As with any ruins there are boundaries to be respected, but there are far more interesting places they can explore and imagine about with less restrictions than the inside of a museum.
This private walking tour is 2.5 hours long. Your guide is with only you and your family. With the exception of certain major holidays, you can take this tour any day of the week. Your entrance ticket is good for 2 days, so you can return again later if you wanted after the tour has completed. We recommend making reservations well in advance as our schedules fill quickly and last minute tours may not be available.
And for those who are planning last minute trips, a minimum of 24-48 hours is required if we do have an available guide in order to secure the needed reservations so we can skip the lines.
- A minimum of 24 hours notice is required in order to reserve this tour. This does not guarantee availability, especially during high season.
- Tour length is 2.5 hours and is mostly outdoors.
- Afternoon tours during winter months are scheduled no later than 1pm.
- Entrance tickets are required and will be purchased in advance according to reservation instructions.
- This tour is available everyday except major holidays.
- This tour will continue as scheduled in rainy weather. Bring appropriate raingear if rain is advised.
- Comfortable walking shoes are suggested. The terrain in the forums, in particular, is uneven with large cobblestones.
- Sunscreen and bottled water is recommended, especially during hot, sunny days.
- Transportation from your hotel is not included. Please inquire for the fee of our service if you would like to hire our private driver.
Our trip was something I thought would be cool to experience for us, and it turned out to be better than I anticipated. That’s why I like to share my experience with others. My brother-in-law's family had never been to Rome, or Italy and my daughter wanted to spend her summer break with her twin cousin sisters, Ruth and Natalya. Then we planned a family tour to Rome.
I have traveled extensively with my daughter and was always searching for wonderful child friendly guides, who could capture my daughter's attention, who would make it interesting and meaningful too. We loved our trip to Rome. Our tour guides (Cristiana and Roberta) were really wonderful. They were easy going, knowledgeable, and also passionate. They treated our kids in such a way that they became friends of them.
We loved our trip to Rome. I asked each of the kids to tell me their favorite parts of the trip and this is what they had to say. Ruth’s favorite was visiting the Colosseum which is the most iconic landmark in the city. She wanted to film as much footage as she could while she was there because it was such a cool setting. Mayra’s favorite one was throwing coins in Trevi Fountain.
Natalya’s favorite was walking up the Spanish Steps and taking in the views of the city at the top. We ventured to the National Archaeological Museum. It was mind-blowing. What an awesome sight to see for the kids. I was surprised to see how interested they were in the Roman architecture. It was very peaceful and mind provoking. We had the best guides ever, because they made sure that we were well aware of the historical value behind everything we experienced.
The Vatican was amazing, too. Thanks a lot Cristiana and Roberta, as well as “Rome Tours With Kids” company for making our holiday such special and comfortable. We learned interesting facts and were able to breeze through these parts of our planned sightseeing and this made it possible to do so much more with our limited time in this glorious city. Rome really is an amazing space to wander around. It’s this ancient space that you can be in, touch, and explores; I recommend trying “Rome Tours With Kids” for private tours of Rome those who have kids.