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

Roma, Italy

From $96.67

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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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Dig into history in a fun way on this private or small-group 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.
  • Private or small-group 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 tour guide
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Departure Point

Piazza del Colosseo, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

Return Details

Roman Forum, Via della Salara Vecchia, 5/6, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
Learn about the history of ancient Rome with visits to some of the city's most famous attractions with a family-oriented tour guide.

Choose from a private or small-group tour and 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 makes learning more fun than being inside a busy and packed museum. Visit the attractions again the day after your tour if you like, since the tickets are valid for two days.
Stop At:  
Meet your guide near the Colosseum to begin a fun-filled 2.5 hours learning about ancient Rome. This special tour of the ruins of ancient Rome will take you and your family through the magnificent highlights of the ancient city of Rome. Skip the lines and gain quick access to see the interior of the Colosseum, known as the most old and grandest amphitheater of the Roman Empire.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Arco di Tito
You will learn about the full-blooded gladiators (actually slaves) that fought brave battles against one another or they’d fight ferocious animals (which were imported from all around the world to entertain the mesmerized crowd) to save their own lives. These were the best gladiators who came to Rome to put their lives on the line to fight for the ultimate prize – a chance for their freedom.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Roman Forum
After closing your gasped expressions from viewing the Colosseum you will wander over to the Roman Forum and stroll along the ancient and cobbled streets to learn about the life of the early Romans. Not only will you see the mystical ruins of the Emperor’s Palace, the Arch of Titus and ancient temples, you will gaze over important political buildings from the time of the great Roman Empire.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Basilica of Maxentius
The best thing about this tour and out of any other tours in Rome is the fact that it’s a favorite tour to entice kids into the midst of Roman history, something that is very important. The tour is fully outdoors and the itinerary and stories they’ll learn are really exciting and it’s perfectly okay if they touch things. As with any ruins there are boundaries to be respected however being outdoors is better than being inside a busy and packed boundary lined museum as there are fewer restrictions - they can explore and imagine about more interesting places.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Raphael Tours in Rome
Raphael Tours and Events
Stop At:  
Tempio di Antonino e Faustina
This fun walking tour lasts 2.5 hours and you can take this tour any day of the week, with the exception of certain major holidays. The entrance ticket you’ll get is good for two days meaning you can return again later if you wanted after the tour has completed. It is recommended that you make reservations well in advance with this tour as schedules fill quickly and last minute tours will not always be available.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wear comfortable shoes
  • This tour is recommended to kids aged 6 and over
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Kick scooters are not allowed in the Colosseum and Roman Forum
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Raphael Tours & Events

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What is the maximum group size during Skip-the-Lines Colosseum and Roman Forum Tour for Kids and Families?
This activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers.

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Traveler Tips

  • "There is also a bathroom after you enter the Colosseum, good idea to stop there first (the line was long but it moved fast), especially if touring with kids." See review
  • "Plus, just to skip the lines and not have to wait was worth the price." See review
  • "Highly recommend with kids , it was the only tour we took that they talked about afterwards!" See review


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Amazing family tour
, Oct 2020
This tour was great for a family with young kids. Alessandra was great with the kids. She taught them many interesting things and kept them engaged with fun games. She was also very attentive to when they needed a break. We really enjoyed the tour.
Prefect for our big family
, Sep 2020
Alex was incredible. We have a one, four, eight, and ten year old. She engaged all if them. They loved it. She read us all so well and knew when we needed to rest or when we needed to move on. She was funny and informative and sweet. She was also incredibly intelligent and well studied, answering our questions with clear expertise. Thank you! You made our experience at the Colosseum and Roman Forum incredible.
Maria our lovely Rome tour guide
, Sep 2020
We booked our tour at the colosseum the night before which was supposed to be with another family, however they never showed up and we had Maria all to our self. She was amazing from start to finish. Very informative with all the questions all four of us had and most of all patient. She made it very interactive by playing games throughout the tour (with PRIZES!!(souvenirs) for our boys and us as well. I don't think the kids will forget this wonderful experience being able to go back in time and hear the stories about how things were.
Excellent tour for families
, Feb 2020
We were only two families and coincidentally we both had one boy who were just 1-2 years apart and got along great. Alessandra was able to keep both of their attention for almost 3 hours, amazing! By describing the sites and asking them a lot questions they took it as a game and at every correct answer they would get “points”. Having a very active boy I was afraid he would get bored but he never did! And neither did we!
So worth it!
, Nov 2019
We did a tour with Marco and he was an absolutely fabulous guide! We had two previous tours during our visit to Rome and he was by far the most informative, gregarious, and fun with the kids. We all walked away from the tour feeling like we had learned so much, made it all feel "real"! He even had us play a 2,000 year old game on the steps of the Roman Forum that we loved. This was so worth the money and if we had more time, I would have booked more tours like this so that my kids would appreciate the ruins of Rome even more.
Excellent Tour
, Nov 2019
Our tour Guide - Marco - was fantastic, especially in bringing ancient Rome to life for the children in our Group. We were in a small group of 9, which gave us plenty of opportunity to ask questions and interact with our very knowledgeable guide. He was great at finding out-of-the-way quiet places to talk to us, and gave us plenty of opportunity to take photos and take in the sights at our own pace. Both the Colosseum and Forum were fascinating and enjoyable to see - this tour was a definite highlight of our trip to Rome!
SImona keeps kids entertained and engaged
, Oct 2019
two families joined - 3 teenagers. Not an easy task. As well the parents were all teachers so they were easily engaged and interested. Simona did a masterful job in bringing the two interests together for an entertaining two plus hours. She focused on the kids which is what we the parents wanted. They had a good time.
Good tour
, Oct 2019
Marco was a great guide. He had great stories for the kids to keep them interested. We were nervous about booking a semi private tour, but The other family in our group was very similar to us and we got along well. The Colosseum was not as complicated or as crowded as the Vatican, so I think we could have toured it on our own if we wanted to. But obviously having someone like Marco makes it much easier to get around. Overall, we are glad we did it.
Excellent tour
Christian S
, Oct 2019
Ended up being a private tour, tour guide had lot of energy and lots to tell. PhD in Archeology, very impressive
Awesome Tour
, Sep 2019
Our tour with Alex was fantastic. She was patient with a not so patient toddler, was a great resource of information and took a few excellent pictures of us. We would highly recommend this tour!

Product code: 20455P16

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