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

Roma, Italy

From $98.68

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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

What's Included

  • Local guide
  • Guaranteed tickets to skip the long lines
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Piazza del Colosseo
    Piazza del Colosseo, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

    Meet us outside COLOSSEO METRO STATION ground level exit (NOT at the first floor!) Your guide will be holding a sign with your name on it. If you are coming by taxi: taxi drivers will leave you at the upper level, just take the stairs, go downstairs and reach the subway exit at the basement.

End point

  • Roman Forum
    Via della Salara Vecchia, 5/6, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

What To Expect

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.


1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Arco di Tito

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • 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

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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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.
Plus, just to skip the lines and not have to wait was worth the price.
Highly recommend with kids , it was the only tour we took that they talked about afterwards!
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Fantastic for families
Sarah_G, Mar 2023
Martina was an excellent guide and our boys, 6 and 8, were gripped throughout the tour! Fantastic for whole family.
Wonderful experience
Edelys_L, Mar 2023
We enjoyed a lot our tour and our guide Marcos is the best. My daughter had a great experience and learned a lot thanks to him.
Amazing tour with Marco!
Lindsay_L, Mar 2023
Marco was the most amazing guide!! He was super engaging, knowledgeable and fun. He kept the kids interested the entire time. He definitely made the experience a memorable one!
Wonderful experience
Dawn_C, Mar 2023
Fantastic story telling. Ancient Rome was brought to life for the kids. The engaging guide was great for us.
So good.
Grant_B, Mar 2023
A great tour, our guide Martina was amazing and tailored the tour to engaged the children expertly. We left the tour with a huge amount of knowledge of the history of the Colessium. The final part of the tour, around the Forum was very interest too.
Colosseum and Roman Forum
John_B, Feb 2023
Fantastic experience. Would thoroughly recommend for families with young children. Over a few hours Martina brought the Colosseum to life- transporting us back 2,000 years to learn through fantastic stories expertly told about its construction and how it would have looked and felt. 5 star from us!!
Absolutely Incredible!
Kate_C, Feb 2023
As a big Birthday celebration, I asked my husband his biggest wish, and it was to experience the Colosseum. We decided to to a private tour in order to get the best experience possible. Repeatedly in the tour, my husband and I looked at each other and said “100% worth every Euro!!” DONATO WAS AMAZING!! He kept us - parents - and two kids (6yo and 9yo) entertained and joyfully educated the entire way!! Our kids were spoiled silly by this experience and on an unguided tour of another Rome attraction they said “We wish Donato was here with us.” ❤️ Grazie! Grazie! Grazie! For such a delightful morning!!
Our guide was fantastic,...
Michele_C, Feb 2023
Our guide was fantastic, Marco kept our little kids (almost 5 and 7 years old) fully engaged and happy for 2.5 hrs! Highly recommended!
Our tour guide Julia was...
Simone_R, Dec 2022
Our tour guide Julia was lovely, friendly and informative. Our tour was perfect for our family with three children. We appreciated the skip the queues and organisation
Good, fun, engaging
Ajay_N, Dec 2022
Me and my family went on this tour, and it was the highlight of our trip. Our guide Marco was an excellent guide who was engaging, nice, and funny. He used the examples that our kids could relate with and make interpretations from history such as the Percy Jackson series. Marco made us all feel comfortable and provided a unforgettable experience. He made the kids play against parents for an ancient Roman history quiz - and just as expected the parents lost. Additionally, he was very knowledgeable and was able to answer all of our questions. Marco was fully prepared from the coins at Julius Cesar memorial to souvenirs for the winners (and parents). At the end of the tour, he gave us unbiased local food recommendations. We all really enjoyed the tour. 11/10, would definitely do again.
Giacomo the Great!
Denise_C, Nov 2022
Our tour guide, Giacomo, was knowledge, entertaining, and wonderful with the children. We enjoyed our family tour and learned many new things about the coliseum and forum. Thanks.
Fabulous tour! Fabulous guide!
Alexandra_L, Nov 2022
Donato was a terrific tour guide who kept all of us - including my young kids - very entertained and informed. I’ve done many tours and this was perhaps my favorite guide of all time. Consider yourself fortunate to have Donato as your guide for this unforgettable experience.
Perfect way to tour the Colosseum with kids!
Nicole_H, Nov 2022
Sometimes history can be a bit overwhelming for kids, but this was the perfect way to experience the Colosseum and Roman Forum. Our guide brought everything to life with a fun game that kept the kids engaged, great stories and a ton of knowledge. She was also very efficient at navigating the crowds so we were able to get great pictures and experience as much as possible. Definitely recommend!
Our guide Maryanna was...
Daisy_A, Oct 2022
Our guide Maryanna was excellent. She made our children really engage with the story of Rome. Our kids are 9, 7 and 5. She pointed out really interesting facts at all the key stages of the tour and made sure to keep the kids engaged at all times (including a very welcomed game of “the floor is lava”. Our boys all wanted to give her 10 out of 5!!! At the end she recommended the best Gelato place in Rome (as we have just experienced)!!!
Great tour for family
Giedre_P, Oct 2022
Our tour guide was amazing she made it alive for the kids and got their interest fror the whole 2.5h .. super!!
Fabulous whole family tour!
Amy_C, Oct 2022
Giulia did a fabulous engaging all 4 kids in the tour. She gave them quizzes and taught us all about the history of the building from ancient times all the way until now.
Great activity for kids
Ruben_C, Oct 2022
Was great!!!!! The guide was excellent and take into account that our kid was 9 years old. If you want to stay longer in the Forum you can but then choose one of the tours in the morning. The forum closes around 18:00.
Fantastic experience!
Ashley_W, Oct 2022
My entire family loved this tour. Our guide was excellent and very engaging, keeping the interest of our 9 and 11 year olds. We even played a Roman game carved into the steps in the Forum. Couldn’t have been better!
Elizabeth_D, Sep 2022
We enjoyed our tour of the Colosseo. Giacomo Made it come to life. He engaged the kids and we all had a blast.
Our guide Jeannie was...
Jenna_V, Aug 2022
Our guide Jeannie was excellent! Our kids loved her! She was extremely knowledgeable and very patient.