• Location: Rome, Italy
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
From USD $ 81.29 View price calendar

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Dig into history in a fun way on this 2.5-hour tour of the iconic Colosseum and Roman Forum with an entertaining guide who specializes in tours for families with children. This tour also offers skip-the-line access at the Colosseum, so you can avoid the chaos and long wait times.


  • 3-hour private tour of Colosseum and Roman Forum for families and children
  • Visit two of the most important sights of ancient Rome with an entertaining and kid-oriented guide
  • Enjoy skip-the-line access to the Colosseum to avoid long waits at the entrance
  • Get lots of personalized attention from your private guide

What You Can Expect

Skip-the-lines Colosseum and Roman Forum Tour for Kids and Families

Roman Forum

Spend 2.5 entertaining hours learning about the history of ancient Rome with visits to some of the city's most famous attractions with a family-oriented tour guide.

Enjoy skip-the-line entry to the Colosseum, the enormous amphitheater in the historic center of Rome. Hear stories about the bloody gladiator games once fought there, including some against ferocious animals, as gladiators fought for a chance at their freedom.

Walk next to the Roman Forum nearby to stroll the ancient cobblestone streets and learn about the life of the early Romans. See the ruins of ancient temples and political buildings, as well as the Emperor's Palace and the Arch of Titus.

Take a tour that's fun for the whole family, during which the guide explains history in an interesting and exciting way that make learning more fun than being inside a busy and packed museum. Enjoy plenty of personalized from your guide, who is dedicated solely to you and your family. Visit the attractions again the day after your tour if you like, since the tickets are valid for two days.

Customer Reviews

Julie L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Laura was amazing--definitely request her if you can. She not only was very knowledgeable and knew many of the Colosseum staff! but she catered the information to a kid's level. Highly recommend.

Barney W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Great tour - brought the history of the Colosseuem and the Forum alive.

Janet M United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Our guide Anna did an amazing job engaging our group, which consisted of our family of 4 2 kids ages 10 and 8 and another family with a 7 year old. She used language and stories that kids would be engaged in, took the time to take us to different levels of the Colosseum, brought with her pictures and books to illustrate her stories, and was patient and happy to answer any of our questions. She also proactively offered to help with taking photos - which allowed us to have family photos with everyone in it! After the Forum and before leaving us she made sure we knew where the bathrooms and exits were - an engaging and informative tour. Highly recommended!!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Francesca was a lively and interesting guide - she kept the youngest engaged with prizes and the oldest with questions. She took several good family photos and spent a good amount of time in the Colosseum.

Nina S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This was a great family experience - we highly enjoyed the tour this made our 7 year old son's experience of Ancient Rome come to life with detail and history pitched perfectly by our guide Francesco.

This tour is something we would thoroughly recommend to any families coming to Rome for the first time. There is great context for adults and children alike.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Marta was a great guide and we enjoyed the tour immensely.

Lucy M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Hi, highly recommend this tour. Our guide Marta was very knowledgeable and engaging. Both kids boys aged 9 and 11 and adults got a lot out of this tour. It was incredibly busy so great to have someone else to guide us through the crowds and know all the good vantage points. Marta also took us through a treasure hunt through the Roman forum which made us focus on a few of its highlights rather than trying to understand all the ruins. It was also fun to meet up with another family group on our tour.

Daniel M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

We had an excellent tour guide for our tour of the Colosseum. He was very patient with the little ones and knowledgeable about the ruins. The pace was great and allowed for little wanderers to take their time with the steps as necessary. He also brought along books to show the kids what the colosseum looked like and pictures for them to color during a little pit stop. Would definitely recommend, especially for those with younger kiddos that might not tolerate the full blown tours offered primarily to adults.

Rebecca K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Franseca was a wonderful guide. Our kids were interested in the tour, but her knowledge and fun delivery made the tour a wonderful experience. I can highly recommend Rafael Tours, and Francesca!

Christine W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

This was a great tour for kids! Very engaging and fun. We went at 8.20am, it wasn’t busy and we got to see everything without feeling rushed or crowded

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