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Unique Skip the Line Colosseum Family Tour for Kids

US$ 57.50 Price per person from View price guide

Highlights

  • Only group Colosseum tour designed by childhood education specialist
  • Our local partner for this tour has been awarded the Trip Advisor certificate of excellence
  • See history come alive as guides use props and visual aids
  • Skip the Line access to the Colosseum, including ticket and reservation fees
  • Expert guides who speak only fluent English
  • Group tour of maximum 25 persons ensures a personal experience

Overview

Often a visit to a historical sight might become an exhausting experience for your family, especially the younger ones, who would find it difficult to grasp the finer details of the history and architecture of the place. 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!

Itinerary

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.

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

01 Apr - 25 Oct: Monday, Thursday, Friday & Sunday
26 Oct - 08 Mar: Sudnay

Duration

2 hours

Start time

Start Time: 01 Apr - 25 Oct: 1600h (04:00pm)
26 Oct - 08 Mar: 1030h (10:30am)
Duration: 2 hours

Meeting point

Trajan's Column
It 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.
If you take a 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.
GPS Coordinates: 41.895655, 12.483866

Ending point

Inside the Colosseum

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Inclusions

  • Expert, English-speaking tour guide
  • Small groups of 25 people or fewer
  • Skip the Line Access to the Colosseum, including ticket and reservation fees
  • Headsets when appropriate, so you can always hear your guide

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
  • Food/Beverages

Do/Dont's

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

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Please note

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.

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
  • This service ends at the Colosseum around 6 pm.
  • We regret that we are unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or any impairments requiring special assistance. We are also unable to accommodate strollers or baby carriages on our group tours.
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Cancellation policy

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