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Rome: Skip-The-Line Colosseum for Families Tour

4.9 / 5

11 reviews

Activity provider: Joy of Rome Tours

Rome: Skip-The-Line Colosseum for Families Tour

Activity provider: Joy of Rome Tours

From US$ 82.10 per person

If you’re visiting Rome with your kids this tour is sure to engage them. Visit the Colosseum with youngsters in mind. Your archaeologist guide will make this monument come to life. With your ticket you can also visit the Roman Forum on your own.

About this activity

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Duration 2 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, Italian
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Enjoy a tour of the Colosseum designed for kids and family
  • Take a tour customized for youngsters
  • Have fun with the whole family as you visit this site of ancient Rome
Full description
Touring a museum or an archaeological site with kids can be a challenge, as tours are not often tailored for children or teenagers. This 2-hour guided tour of ancient Rome’s highlights features a guide that will make a difference to their experience. The key word to describe this tour is fun, as your guide will focus on capturing the kids’ attention and stimulating their interest with visual aids and interactive activities. Your whole family will be captivated by the stories of the gladiators, emperors, and lions at the Colosseum! Take your kids back to the glorious era of ancient Rome on a fun adventure that they won’t soon forget!
  • Guide for the Colosseum
  • Private or small group tour (depending on option selected)
  • Admission to the Palatine Hill and Roman Forum
  • Entrance ticket ( 20€ per each adult, 5€ for each kid up to 18 years old, payable to your guide in cash on the day of the tour)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • All participants over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 22 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

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Meeting point

The meeting point will be at the newsstand right outside the Colosseo Metro Station (line B).

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Water

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Professional cameras

Know before you go

  • Be sure to wear comfortable shoes
  • In the summer, don’t forget your sunglasses, sun cream, and water
  • In the winter, bring a small umbrella (big umbrellas cannot be taken inside the Colosseum) and a raincoat
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 11 reviews

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Francesca was amazing with my 2 boys! Not only did she engage so well with them, she kept quizzing them to check they had been listening and retained the information. The Colosseum is amazing for the whole family to see but takes the experience to another level to hear the stories told in a way the children understand. This was a day our kids will not forget! So grateful we decided to do the families tour!

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November 7, 2021

Perfect tour for families

Grace, our guide, did a fantastic job telling the history and engaging our kids of wide ranging ages (4, 8, 11, 13, and 19). Everytime they seemed to lose interest, she brought them right back in and made sure the adults got the most out of their visit too.

July 30, 2018

Great tour guide interesting

July 5, 2021

Product ID: 57548