Private Family-Friendly Rome Colosseum & Roman Forum Tour

Bring the Colosseum to life on this interactive kids tour with a treasure hunt and fun local guide

Travel Flexibly 5 / 5 See All 17 Reviews · 3.00h custom · Rome, Italy

Looking for a fun Colosseum tour that’ll keep the kids entertained? It may seem impossible to get bored in the Colosseum, but we all know that 5–10 year old kids can get restless pretty much anywhere! Don't worry! Our family tour guides know just how to keep your kids engaged with every fascinating fact about the ancient arena and nearby Roman Forum. This Colosseum tour is designed for families, filled with fun facts and a treasure hunt to keep the kids busy while you admire the views!

  • Private Colosseum Kids Tour
  • Engaging, kid-friendly guide
  • Learn of gladiators and emperors
  • An interactive Colosseum experience
  • Explore the Roman Forum
  • Arch of Titus
  • Rome's Eternal Flame
  • Ancient Roman games
  • Julius Caesar's Temple
  • Roman Treasure Hunt
  • Win a prize!

We know it's not always easy to keep the kids entertained while you're sightseeing on vacation—even when you're somewhere as epic as the Colosseum, young minds can easily get bored! That's why we designed this Colosseum and Roman Forum tour for families, with engaging kid-friendly guides, fun facts, and even a treasure hunt to keep things interactive. Plus, as a private tour, there's the flexibility to make it just perfect for your family!

You'll meet your guide near the Colosseo metro stop, and then skip the line to begin your Colosseum adventure. See the highlights of the ancient arena before continuing to the Roman Forum, where your guide will paint a picture of daily life in Rome's most important public space.

Private Colosseum for Kids Tour Description

Your 3-hour private tour includes:

  • Family Colosseum tour with skip-the-line tickets

  • First and Second level arena access

  • Family Roman Forum tour with skip-the-line tickets

  • Interactive treasure hunt with a special prize

  • Facts, stories, and activities ideal for 5 - 10 year olds

  • An engaging English-speaking private guide

Please note that depending on the assigned entry time for the Colosseum, your tour might enter the Roman Forum first and end in the Colosseum.

Tales of Heroic Gladiators at the Colosseum

Your children will lead the group around the Colosseum & Roman Forum on a quest to find particular Roman symbols and landmarks. On the way, your child-friendly guide will present clues and activities for the children to do, whilst telling stories of Gladiators, Emperors and life in ancient Rome.

As you reach out and touch the walls of the Colosseum, you'll get to learn about the life, love, death, and victory that these walls have witnessed over the centuries. During this part of the treasure hunt, your guide will make sure each child feels as popular as the gladiators who fought in the arena, and as important as the emperors and empresses who decided their fate!

You'll explore the highlights of the Colosseum's first and second level, hearing stories and fun facts about the arena along the way. Let your guide keep the kids engaged so you can really take in the majesty of the famous Colosseum!

As part of the treasure hunt, there are plenty of hidden symbols to find inside, spread over the two floors of the arena!

Bringing Ancient Rome Back to Life

After your children have conquered the Colosseum, your guide will set the scene of ancient Rome as the children lead the way over to the Roman Forum. Now, it's time to walk the streets that Julius Caesar and Augustus once tread upon!

Explore the Roman Forum

The ancient Roman Forum was the true center of the Roman Empire, where the people would gather for events and where many world-changing decisions were made. With the sories of your guide, your children's imaginations will transport them back in time to picture daily life 2,000 years beforeYou'll learn about the characters who lived inside the forum and what the different buildings and monuments are.

You'll also visit a sacred garden and discover how Roman's used to spend their free time in the city, all while your children are pointing out the remaining treasures on the map. The storytelling and treasure hunt will come to an end inside the Roman Forum. 

Win a Prize

This tour is very interactive and encourages children not only to learn but to have fun while learning. Instead of just listening to a guide, the kids are looking, searching, and answering questions, while you can enjoy the archaeological sites and the stories from the guide. At the end of the tour, each child will receive a little prize to reward them for completing the treasure hunt, and to remind them of their Ancient Roman adventure!

Don't forget your camera! There will be plenty of opportunities for you to stop and take photos throughout! Remember to ask your guide to take some photos of your family together so you have a keep sake of the time your family conquered the Colosseum. 

 

What you get with this tour
Family Colosseum tour with skip-the-line tickets
First and Second level arena access
Family Roman Forum tour with skip-the-line tickets
Interactive treasure hunt with a special prize
Facts, stories, and activities ideal for 5 - 10 year olds
An engaging English-speaking private guide
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4.9/5 (based on 17 reviews)
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Very Informative But Not Child Oriented
22 November 2022
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Reviewed by
Lindsay Lopez

We were contracted out to another tour guide rather than someone through The Tour Guy. We were at our meeting place on time but our guide was late however the company was very great at letting us know that someone was still on their way. The tour guide seemed surprised that it was a private tour with children so there was no preparation to orient the tour towards our children’s interests unlike how the tour was advertised. That being said, the guide was was very informative and as an adult I really enjoyed his relaying of the history of the Colosseum. Unfortunately, our 5 and 8 year old lost interest pretty quickly.

20 October 2022
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Reviewed by
Joe Loevner

Claudia was FANTASTIC - 10/10
29 August 2022
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Reviewed by
Jennifer Brinkley

Claudia greeted us and immediately hit it off with my two boys (ages 6 and 8). She went with the flow of what they were interested in and kept up with their energy and truly catered the tour to exactly what they wanted and she thought would be the most engaging for them. I've done the Vatican tour several times and I learned all new things with Claudia as our guide. And...at the end of the tour, she gave them a bag full of little goodies to remember the tour and it ended up being one of their favorite things to take home. She was AMAZING. When we return, I will specifically ask for her.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where to meet?

Behind the green souvenir kiosk in front of the “Colosseo” metro stop - located just outside the lower level entrance/exit. A friendly representative will be there holding a sign with our company name on it.

What to bring?

We recommend comfortable sneakers for this experience, and make sure you bring some water and a camera. You'll also want plenty of sunscreen in summer months. If you want to remain in the Forum after your tour, bringing a light snack is a smart move.

Where to meet?

Behind the green souvenir kiosk in front of the “Colosseo” metro stop - located just outside the lower level entrance/exit. A friendly representative will be there holding a sign with our company name on it.

What to bring?

We recommend comfortable sneakers for this experience, and make sure you bring some water and a camera. You'll also want plenty of sunscreen in summer months. If you want to remain in the Forum after your tour, bringing a light snack is a smart move.

Do we get to visit the underground and arena floor of the Colosseum?

This tour takes you around the first and second tiers of the Colosseum. You'll have excellent views of the arena floor and down to the underground section, but this tour doesn't enter those sections of the arena.

What if I don't see any availability?

If you are trying to make a booking up to two weeks in advance, the website will show no availability. However, feel free to contact us and we will do our best to accommodate you.

I'd like to go on this tour at a different time. What should I do?

If you need this tour to start at a different time, just reach out and let us know. We'll do our best to accommodate you.

Do I have to pay for kids younger than three years old?

Children under three are free of charge. If you wish them to receive a gift at the end of the tour, please include them as regular "6 & Under".

Does this tour let us skip the line?

Yes! Your guide will lead you past the general admission line to start exploring straight away.

What age group is this tour for?

The activities and stories on this tour are ideal for 5 – 10 years olds, but as a private tour is can be tailored to your family. Think a treasure hunt might be too young for your kids? Just book our Private Colosseum Tour with Arena Floor, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill which can be tailored to your family without the activities.

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+ $192.45 base price
Total: $262.80

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