• Key Details •

Duration: 2 hrs approx.
Runs: Dail, except the first Sunday of each month.
Start Time: 8.30AM – 4 PM (from 15th March to October).
9:30AM – 1.30PM (from November to 14th March, except holidays).

This tour includes:
  • Colosseum
  • Arch of Costantine
  • Skip the line entrance to the Roman Forum (kindly let us know if you want this option as well when booking)
  • Gelato at the end of the tour

PRIVATE: available any time upon request.
SMALL GROUPS: tuesday, thursday, sat (PM ONLY).

•  Useful Information •

  • You’ll be a private group.
  • Your guide is LICENSED and specialized in ROMAN HISTORY.
  • The cost of the Colosseum entry tickets is NOT included in the tour guide fees.
    Buy your tickets and save your money!! The online procedure is very easy!
    After paying the deposit to secure the tour, we will send you the online booking procedure to get your admission tickets.
  • Colosseum/Forum Skip the Line Tickets PRICE:  Adult ticket costs 18 euro, for Child under 18 yrs ticket costs 2 euro.

*If  you have a party of 9 or more please contact us to arrange your private tour.

PRICES: The guide fee must be considered as a total not per person.

Kids Tours are not eligible for discounts.

From June to October and extra fee of 15% will be added on last minute requests (3 days before the tour date).

• Ancient Rome – Colosseum for Kids Tour •


Touring a museum or an archaeological area with your children can be a challenge: tours are not often tailored for children and teenagers. If you are looking for an Ancient City family tour, we believe that our kid friendly tour guides will make a difference!

Colosseum for kids tour: enjoy and learn archaeology with all the family!

It might seem like a challenge to have the whole family really enjoy a tour of a museum or archaeological site: guided tours rarely cater to the interests of children or teenagers or adapt their scripts to your family’s needs and pace. The specially selected guides on our Colosseum for Kids Tour know it’s not just about re-enacting gladiator fights and playing … It’s about making them enjoy a unique experience!

This private 2 hour Colosseum for Kids Tour will give all your family the chance to experience a new and more personalized way to visit the city, it’s perfect for all ages and is an engaging introduction to the magic atmosphere of the ancient Rome, its facts and gods!

How does the Colosseum for kids tour works?

You’ll skip the line and enter the Colosseum right away – just a quick security check – and the tour will be ready to start.

We will visit the ground level and the first tier of the Amphitheatre. Your tour guide will be local, licensed and will interact especially with your children explaining to them the adventurous story of the largest stadium in the Roman Empire! Give the entire family an overview of Ancient Roman history, life, loves and (of course!) shows and gladiator fights!

Swords and spears, lions and tigers, slaves and love affairs, political conspiracies and gigantic gilded bronze statues … All of this was part of the every day shows in the Colosseum almost 2000 years ago and you will relive it all through your guide’s words, making your Colosseum experience unforgettable. This tour is literally a fun and engaging learning experience and you’ll use vacation time to make your children understand ancient roman history…Live from the archaeological sites! 

What is the Colosseum for kids tour about?

You will learn about the combats and behind the scenes facts, you’ll see where the gladiators barracks were and where wild animals, prisoners condemned to death and hunters were kept before combat started. If you think that gladiator fights were the only shows performed in this amphitheatre, you’ll be surprised to know how much more made a day at the Colosseum great

If you are also looking for a focus and help on specific primary homework, you have special requests about roman gods and religion, just let us know and we will tailor our tour around your children!

No need to climb the steep steps: the first tier is accessible by an elevator and our guide will take care of the whole family with a special care for anyone with mobility problems. You will set the pace of this tour and there’s no rush, this is your tour! The Colosseum is wheelchair and stroller accessible and easy to visit with one, but we cannot provide them.

What can you expect?

In the Colosseum for kids tour the Joy of Rome guides we’ll take your family back to Ancient Rome’s glorious past through and on amazing adventure your family will never forget, your children will be so captivated by the ancient life and stories that time will fly by! Our guides will ask question and always interact with them, so it won’t be a lesson but a learning experience! 

At the end of the tour, the guide will take you to a very good ICE-CREAM PLACE nearby the Colosseum….your “small-gladiators” have followed us for two hours and now we have to buy them a small prize, made of chocolate, mint or any flavour they like!!
After gelato, if you want, the guide will show you the roman forum entrance and with the same ticket you’ll be able to visit FORUM and PALATINE hill afterwards (please kindly let us know during the booking process, it might be necessary to modify the starting time of the tour)


IMPORTANT: Please don’t forget that when you book a Colosseum & Ancient Forum “kid-friendly” tour, this is entirely focused on children! If you wish to have a deeper exploration of the archaeological area, please book a Standard Ancient City Tour.

That’s what people say about us…

  •   The perfect way to experience the majesty and history of the Colosseum with young kids.

    Francesca is hugely knowledgable and just so so lovely with the kids. It was pushing 42C/110F so her ability to keep us cool and manage our way around the space was appreciated.

    thumb Geoff

      This tour was absolutely incredible for our family! Our boys, ages 5 & 8, were engaged from the first moment we met Francesca. Our kids are energetic & Francesca kept up with them! We also visited the Vatican with her the next day, and were so sad we couldn’t have her join us in Paris. She is a wonderful and thoughtful guide. You will not be disappointed if you book with her!

    thumb Angela

      Grace was an amazing guide, she had a true interest in making sure our two young boys participated and learned about the fascinating history of the coliseum. She and Francesca were great communicators, super friendly and extremely accommodating! We would highly recommend this tour and these guides, a very special experience!!!

    thumb Megan
  •   Francesca was a super guide to the Colosseum. She gauged her audience really well with a range of children from 5-10 she kept the youngest involved and interested whilst getting into more detail with the eldest. We would definitely recommend her tour to families. So wonderful to have a born and bred Roman tell us about Rome.

    thumb Pippa

      It was a great tour for my kid who is 9 years old. Our guide, Marta was great, and she was interactive with the kids and explained a lot about colasseum and answered all the questions from the kids. Highly recommended families with kids.

    thumb Utku

      A thorough guided tour, MaryGrace had insight that took us back to the time when the Colosseum was in full use, it’s beginning and end. At the time of this writing this tour was not interactive for the kids in a way some other tours are structured, but MaryGrace worked very well with the kids and we all took away knowledge and insight that you just cannot read in a book as you walk through, or even listen on an audio guide. A guided tour with a passionate subject matter expert is the best option. I strongly recommend the... read more

    thumb Christine
  •   A must for families looking at visiting the coliseum. Friendly and fun interactions

    thumb Sameer

      Our tour guide Nicole was wonderful and helped our 3 daughters 11, 9, and 6 really enjoy the Colesseum with a mix of facts and stories. Great time!

    thumb Zack

      Great tour and our tour guide was wonderful with the kids

    thumb Richard
  •   We had an amazing experience from making the reservation all the way to getting help with a cab after our tour was over. Our boys loved our guide from the very beginning and she made us all feel special immediately. We waited in no lines to go in and were brought to all the best spots. Even better our guide had a picture book to show the kids to help them understand the tour that much better. She also kept the pace so that that the grandparents weren’t overwhelmed. Everyone raved about the tour after it was over. An excellent... read more

    thumb Hynson

      Francesca was amazing and created an incredible and special experience for our family. She was caring, personal, and highly engaging (especially with our young son), which really meant a lot to us. She had an incredible amount of details and facts that we still talk about, and we left feeling we had made a new friend. What a great tour!

    thumb John

      Marta was great. My two boys and I were all engaged the entire time. She balanced educational topics with fun stories for kids. Really appreciated it.

    thumb Fabio
  •   If you have kids with you in Rome then this tour is an ABSOLUTE MUST SEE! My kids, ages 12 and 7, were totally involved throughout this entire tour and are still talking about it two days later!

    Our host Martha was amazing! She went out of her way to call each child out by their names and ask them specific questions throughout the tour. She also had them play an interactive scavenger hunt that was a huge hit with my daughter.

    In short, our tour with Martha was unforgettable and and I’m so thankful... read more

    thumb Phillip

      Nicole was our guide, she was very personable, sweet and great with my girls (7 & 5). She was also very knowledgeable and patient. We enjoyed our tour very much! Thank you!

    thumb Larissa

      The BEST way to see the Colosseum with kids. I have been taking my 6 year old all around Rome, and this tour was without a doubt the highlight of her trip. Fun and educational for parents too!

    thumb Clayton
  •   Our three children and two grandparents absolutely loved this tour. Our kids were engaged from the start and the history was conveyed perfectly for kids. My husband said that he enjoyed this level of activity, as well. Grace was incredibly knowledgeable and has clearly been doing this for quite some time. We’d definitely recommend to families with young children, as the books and pictures that Grace brought on the tour were very helpful learning tools. Meet-up was easy, skipping line fantastic and Grace expertly led our grandparent in wheelchair thru all the access points. Loved it!

    thumb Sarah

      Francesca was very engaged and good with the kids. Expected some more unique interplay but the Coliseum itself limits it.

    thumb Jason

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