Exploring The Colosseum and Ancient Rome

Explore the iconic Colosseum and Roman Forum on a privately-guided, family-friendly tour.

Best for Teens
Cultural Visit
Monuments & Museums
3 hours
Private Certified Guide
Skip the line tickets
Price per family
5 participants max
Minimum age
6 years
3 hours
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  • Provide the basic information of who will be participating in the experience.

    ADULT 1

    ADULT 2

    ADULT 3

    ADULT 4

    ADULT 5

    ADULT 6

    CHILD 1

    CHILD 2

    CHILD 3

    CHILD 4

    CHILD 5


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Meet your private, family-friendly guide and let them take you back some 2,000 years ago on a wonderful tour of the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. It is a great way to visit these iconic Roman landmarks with your children and understand how Romans used to live at that time.

Start your visit with the Colosseum of Rome. Our skip-the-line tickets will grant you easy access to the Colosseum. Once inside, listen to your guide as they tell you all about the gladiators and the political purpose of public entertainment in the past, as well as many other interesting and fascinating stories.

During this visit, your children will each get an entertaining game booklet to keep them highly engaged.

The next part of this 3-hour tour takes you to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. This was the center of the city and the capital of the Ancient Roman Empire. The stories behind the fascinating ruins will keep everyone entertained throughout the visit.

Our Colosseum and Ancient Rome private tour is truly the best and most kid-friendly way to discover these roman landmarks and the history behind them.


If you wish to visit the Colosseum only, book our Exploring the Colosseum of Rome tour now. If you wish to visit the Roman Forum only, please contact us.


Meeting Point: At the foot of the Arch of Constantine

Finish: In front of the Colosseum



  • A private, fully-licensed guide who knows how to keep the children engaged
  • Skip-the-line tickets to the Colosseum and the Roman Forum
  • A game booklet and gift for each child in the Colosseum


  • Transportation to the Colosseum and from the Roman Forum
  • Tips and other purchases such as souvenirs


  • The Colosseum of Rome and its gladiators
  • An understanding of the politics at that time and the importance of games
  • The Roman Forum
  • Palatine Hill


Is this tour private?
Yes, it is. No one else will be joining your private tour, and you will have your own private guide throughout the visit. However, there will be other people visiting the Colosseum and the Roman Forum at the same time.
How long will we stay in the Colosseum and the Roman Forum?
The visit of the Colosseum will take a little bit less than 2 hours, and the rest of the time will be spent at the Roman Forum.
Are the parents staying with the children or separated?
We always promote a family-bonding moment, where parents and children enjoy an activity together as a family. So, parents and children will not be separated. However, if you choose to send your children on this activity alone, it is possible, provided that a babysitter accompanies the children regardless of the age, for insurance purposes (our guides are not responsible for the children).
When is the best time to visit the Colosseum?
During the summer season and special holidays, there is no best time, as the Colosseum and the Roman Forum are always very crowded. But the skip-the-line tickets will avoid any long waits in line. The crowds are less in the winter months. In May or September, the weather is pleasant, and the crowds are manageable.
Is it suitable for kids under 6 years old?
We recommend this tour for kids aged 6 or older, because they must know how to read and write in order to enjoy the fun-filled game booklet. But our family-friendly guide will be able to adapt to younger children if necessary.
Will we have to wait in line?
We provide skip-the-line tickets, but on very busy days, there might be a line for security checks which cannot be avoided.
Will we visit the undergrounds and the panoramic view terrace of the Colosseum?
The underground parts of the Colosseum and the panoramic view terrace are not included in the tour for two reasons: first of all because there is no time, and secondly, these are special tours only provided by the Colosseum with their guides. These guides are not used to handling families with children.
Once the tour is finished, can we stay inside the Roman Forum or get back inside the Colosseum?
After this 3-hour tour, you can stay inside the Roman Forum and walk through the ruins a little longer. But if you leave the archeological area, you will not be able to get back inside with the same ticket. It is also not possible to get back inside the Colosseum.
Can I bring a stroller or a wheelchair?
Although the Colosseum has a wheelchair access, it is not possible to get inside the Roman Forum as there are no dedicated paths. It is therefore not suitable for strollers or wheelchairs.
Will my teenage kids like the tour?
Sure they will! It’s probably what they have been waiting for, and they will get beautiful pictures and selfies for their social media accounts!
What happens if it rains during the tour?
The tour cannot be canceled and will take place. Just remember to bring an umbrella. There are plenty of areas where you will be able to hide from the rain.

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