Skip the Line Colosseum Tour for Kids and families

Roma, Italy

From $165.08

Price varies by group size

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


Visiting Rome with kids in tow? This private 2-hour Colosseum tour is specially designed for families, with a focus on child-friendly activities and commentary that’s as entertaining as it is educational. While the little ones will be entertained by stories of fearless gladiators, fighting lions and political conspiracies, even the oldest members of the family don’t have to miss out – the first level is fully accessible for wheelchair users or those with mobility issues. Best of all: your skip-the-line tickets mean no hanging around or waiting in line.
  • 2-hour private family tour of Rome’s Colosseum
  • Avoid the long queues with skip-the-line entrance to the Colosseum
  • Keep the kids engaged with interactive activities and age-appropriate commentary from your guide
  • Wheelchair accessible tour means older family members don’t have to miss out
  • Hear fascinating facts and stories about ancient Rome from a qualified archaeologist or art-historian guide
  • Private tour ensures a fun and personalized experience for the whole family

What's Included

  • Local guide
  • Professional archaeologist or art historian guide
  • Guides trained to work with kids and people of all the ages
  • Private tour
  • Admission Tickets (have to be prepaid Joy of Rome 25 euro ad, kids under 18yo pay 5 euros)
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

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

    You'll meet your guide at the exit of the Colosseum METRO line, LINE B, bottom floor. Look for a JOY OF ROME sign in front of the newstand. Please be there 10 minutes ahead of time, we cannot accomodate late arrivals. The meeting point is at the newsstand right outside the Metro Station Colosseum (line B, Blu). Your guide will be there with a JOY OF ROME sign 10 minutes before the starting time. • TAXI: tell the driver to leave you at Largo Gaetana Agnesi (it is a small terrace above the metro station "Colosseum"), enter the metro station (look for the red sign with a big "M"), use the escalator to go downstairs, leave the metro station and find the newsstand on the right. • METRO: take the B-line (blu color) and get off at the metro station "Colosseo". Leave the metro station and find the newsstand on the right.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • This tour is suitable for the all family but the best age for children to be involved is 6+
  • This tour is not available on first Sunday of the month, Jan 1st and 6th, May 1st, June 2 and 29, Aug 15, Nov 1st, Dec 8, 25 and 24,
  • Please note: **Admission Tickets are not included in the price of the tour. Please read under EXCLUSIONS before booking the tour**
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Colosseum is wheelchair accessible, but wheelchairs are not provided
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately (comfortable shows, small umbrella, sun-cream, water)
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • This is a family friendly tour. It is required to book at least for 1 child/kid. Tour doesn't run with 2 adults only
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Excellent tour with an excellent guide
Laura_H, Mar 2023
Our tour guide, Adrianna, was a delightful person! She brought all kinds of pictures and maps so we could see how things used to look, and she was very informative and enthused about the subject matter.
Educational, fun.
Vivek_C, Sep 2022
Serena was awesome in keeping my daughters engaged. She is super knowledgeable about Rome and we had lot of fun. She was also great in providing us suggestions on where to eat. We went to that awesome gelato place as well. All in all, great experience with her.
Fantastic tour!
Gail_B, Mar 2022
Brilliant tour! Grace was hugely enthusiastic & really brought it alive for us and our 13 & 15 year olds.
Loved This Tour!
Dean_A, Jan 2022
Serena was the perfect private guide for us. She had so much energy and passion for the Colosseum that the kids by the end of the tour are so in love with this magical place. If you have come a long way (Australia) make sure you make the most of your time and book a great, fun tour. The knowledge of Serena made to tour so unforgettable. Thanks so much. A+++
Absoutley Perfect
Salvatore_V, Nov 2021
Francesca was incredible. Best tour I have done- and perfect for kids. Frendly, knowledgeable, funny - and kind. Lovley person and great tour.
Great time
C_J, Oct 2021
Amazing! She kept our kids attention the whole time. A real feat for a 7 and 8 year old! Highly recommend this tour!
This was our granddaughter's...
Pamela C T, Aug 2017
This was our granddaughter's favorite tour of our 10-day trip to Venice, Rome and Pompeii. Francesca, our private guide, was delightful and made it very fun and interesting. She told the history in a very engaging way for an 11-year-old and was able to make a lot of the information come alive.
Francesca was a wonderful guide...
Jenny L, Aug 2017
Francesca was a wonderful guide, very engaging and knowledgeable. She kept our two children, 10 and 14, engaged throughout the whole tour, really bringing to life the Colosseum of old. We booked at 4.30pm and it was a good time to go when it was a bit cooler and less crowded and the light was lovely for photos. I would highly recommend.
Great tour. Great guide, Angelica. Very...
Great tour. Great guide, Angelica. Very knowledgeable, very smart. Spend a lot of time explaining everything about the Colosseum and more. She was happy to give us more time than allotted to answer questions. Angelica is upbeat and a pleasure to be with.