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  • Location:Rome, Italy
  • Duration:2 hours (approx.)

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.


  • 2-hour family-friendly tour of the Colosseum and Ancient Rome
  • Hear fun facts and tidbits of trivia about the Roman emperors and gladiators of bygone days
  • Enjoy role-playing sessions and challenges that are fun for adults and kids alike
  • See impressive Ancient Rome sites including the Roman Forum, Trajan’s Column and Temple of Caesar
  • Head straight past the crowds outside the Colosseum with a skip-the-line entrance ticket
  • Step back in time on an interactive tour of the Colosseum’s ground floor

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What You Can Expect

Skip the Line: Family-Friendly Colosseum and Ancient Rome Tour

Learn about the Colosseum on a tour designed for all the family!

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.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Flo our guide was very informative. She gave my grandson who is 9 a wonderful insight to the history of Rome .

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Our tour guide was very knowledgeable, fun, and friendly. This tour is geared toward primary school aged kids, and they do a great job.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This tour was fantastic! My son Amar is 8 years old and he was captivated by the guide who told a whole story of Rome and made it very engaging for the kids and parents also. there were lots of little activities along the way and a little quiz leaflet to discuss in the evening with the children. There were so many facts that my son remembered and was able to talk about. This tour was the highlight of our stay in Rome. each child was also given a small gift. The guide we had was amazing with the children, very patient also and was able to deal with children of all ages and involve them in conversation about Rome. Well done to her! She made the tour unforgettable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

If you want your kids to see the colosseum, this is the tour to do. Our 5 year Old was only mildly bored at times, our 7 year old was fully engaged. Enthusiastic and high energy guide tried really hard. It was a tour for children which the adults went to too, rather than children being dragged around with a bunch of adults Take your own ear phones, our 5 year old had a hard time, they were too big for her ears, she also struggled with the accent. She was probably a little bit too young. Highly recommend this as a great way for children to experience history which adults also enjoy.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Very good. Well organised and fun for 8 year old son

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

We really enjoyed the tour and it was great not having to queue for two hours to get into the Colosseum! Our guide was great, very knowledgeable and even organised some games with a quiz for the children on the tour, with all the children getting a little gift! Would definitely recomend

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This was an excellent tour. The guide was kid friendly but still informative and passed on a lot of information. She managed fifteen young children very well over two and a half hours. There is quite a lot of walking involved, and the Colisseum is a steep climb, but I would say if you want to tick this off the list and you have kids, you won't find a better tour than this to help you achieve that goal.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Exellent tour for my 9 years old son and us. Great experiance and activity for family with children.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Very good tour for ages 5-12. Tour guide was great, and engaged with all kids. One kid was super smart and dominated conversation, and the tour guide handled it well overall. I learned a lot from the kids questions as well. It was a really hot day, so the Roman Forum was a bit dull/hot for the average kid mine, but once we got to the collisium, all kids were alive and engaged. Kids had interactive games to play with the tour guide. Good for kids!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

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!

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