Often a visit to a historical sight might become an exhausting experience for your family, especially the younger ones. The Unique Skip the Line Colosseum Family Tour for Kids is one-of-a-kind package tailored specifically for families with younger children of around 7-12 years of age. This is the only group Colosseum tour designed by a childhood education specialist.
Inarguably the most majestic structure of the Roman Empire, the Colosseum (originally known as the Flavian Amphitheatre) is inhabited by a myriad of tales of bravery, public life and royalty in ancient Rome. Despite the pillage of natural disasters, fires, pollution and wars, it is living proof of the enduring architecture and masonry of an ancient world, and has served as a model for stadiums around the world. Your expert English-speaking tour guide will bring history alive with the use of props, visual aids and re-enactments that will spark the imagination of your kids. The tour is sure to make the experience engaging and memorable not only for your kids, but the entire family as well.
During the course of the tour, personal headsets are provided so that your guide can keep his/her voice at a pleasant, conversational level. The headsets will make it easier to enjoy the sights and keep an eye on the kids without getting left behind.
A perfect way to cater to your kids’ interest and energy levels, the guide’s enthusiasm and love for working with families make this experience one that you will not want to miss!
For the Unique Skip the Line Colosseum Family Tour for Kids, you will meet your English-speaking guide at Trajan’s Column, an ancient structure dating from 112 AD, located on Via dei Fori Imperiali next to Piazza Venezia. This tour is limited to small groups, so you are guaranteed an intimate and unique experience.
Outside the Colosseum you will visit the Roman Forum, the central area around which ancient Rome developed. Filled with beautiful statues and buildings, it is a hub of stunning architecture and was a platform for public speeches in 203 AD. One of the major highlights of this area is the Forum of Julius Caesar built in 46 BC.
Skip the line for a quick entry to the Colosseum where the guide will talk about the history and architecture of the extraordinary site in a way that is captivating for both children and adults.
The guide will take your family to the time way back when the Colosseum was all about gladiatorial contests, mock sea battles and a source of entertainment for emperors and the public; with the help of props, visual aids and re-enactments. Role-playing, visuals, and challenges will keep everyone involved as the gladiator arena and Roman Forum are brought to life. Every single detail will be presented in a simple and entertaining way so that you and your family can have a memorable experience.
Your guide will create an open and interactive environment so feel free to participate and encourage your kids to ask questions.
01 Oct 15 - 06 Mar 16: Sunday
07 Mar 16 - 26 Mar 16: Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday
01 Oct 15 - 06 Mar 16: 10:30am
07 Mar 16 - 26 Mar 16: 4:00pm
The tour starts from the platform directly in front of Trajan’s Column. Trajan’s Column (~30 m high with engravings) is located on Via dei Fori Imperiali next to Piazza Venezia. When standing right in front and facing the Victor Emmanuel II Monument (a.k.a. the “Wedding Cake), it’s directly to the left across the street. In warm weather, your tour coordinator will be waiting here wearing a blue polo shirt with the City Wonders logo printed on it, and in cool weather, a blue jacket of the same design.
New meeting point - Effective from the 27th March 2016:
At Largo Gaetana Agnesi, above the 2nd floor of the metro line "B" (blue line) stop "Colosseo". Your guide coordinator will be waiting here wearing a blue City Wonders polo shirt or jacket for easy recognition.
If arriving by metro: Upon exiting the turnstiles of the metro, take an immediate right down the tiled hall to the escalator/stairs within the metro station. At the top of the escalator, go to the right and up the short flight of stairs to exit. Turn left and take the stairs ahead on the left to the small, oval-shaped “square”, Largo Gaetana Agnesi, above the metro with views of the Colosseum. This is our meeting point.
By bus, taxi or foot: Go to the Colosseo metro station across Via dei Fori Imperiali from the Colosseum. Enter the station and take the hallway immediately to the left (opposite the ‘Sandwiches Bar’) to the escalator – you do not need to buy a ticket or pass through the metro turnstiles to do so. At the top of the escalator, go to the right and up the short flight of stairs to exit. Turn left and take the stairs ahead on the left to the small, oval-shaped “square”, Largo Gaetana Agnesi, above the metro with views of the Colosseum. This is our meeting point.”
Please arrive at the specified meeting point ready for a prompt departure. We strongly recommend you consult a map before leaving for the meeting point.
Inside the Colosseum
This tour involves a fair amount of walking, hills, and stairs; comfortable shoes are recommended Some sites visited lack shade and can be hot under direct sunlight. We recommend bringing a hat, sunscreen and a bottle of water in warm weather
Arriving by taxi:
Ask the taxi driver to take you to Piazza Foro Traiano. You will see the roughly 30m high Trajan’s Column as you enter the Piazza, and the meeting point is up the steps on the platform next to it
It is the responsibility of all visitors to be at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure. Guests arriving after departure cannot be accommodated and missed tours or tickets cannot be refunded.
Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.
On this tour, some of the venues or parts of the venue may be subject to last-minute, unpredictable closures. When this occurs, we are happy to offer customers an extended tour in keeping with the advertised total length of the tour.
Extra measures may be implemented at some venues due to heightened global security. As a result, we may experience delays in getting through mandatory security checks when entering these venues. Extra measures may also restrict the size of bags that can be brought inside. To avoid disruptions or possible denied entry, we strongly suggest that you avoid bringing large purses, bags, or backpacks on your tour. The Colosseum does not have any cloakroom facilities in which to store such items.
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