Private Family Experiences: Colosseum Tour for Kids

2 hrs 30 mins
Refundable booking
colosseum tour for kids

LivTours Colosseum Tour for Kids is an interactive and fun tour of Rome’s Colosseum designed especially for families. Armed with LivTours’ great kid-centric activities booklet and guide, this is an ideal tour for families! 

Each tour is a great opportunity to engage and learn with your kids and at LivTours we have an interactive Colosseum activities booklet that is fun for the whole family. Your private LivTours tour guide will lead the way on this exciting exploration of the amazing Colosseum and the ancient Roman Forum.

At the start of each tour, your child will receive a bag with an interactive booklet that will bring the day to life for them. In the company of your family-friendly LivTours guide, you will start your fun learning experience. This is a great opportunity to bring history to life for you and your family! 


  • Experience an interactive visit to the Colosseum & Forum on this private family tour
  • Allow your children to become archaeologists with an interactive booklet
  • Grow to understand all about the lives of gladiators and Colosseum battles
  • Enjoy LivTours’ priority access to the Colosseum with no waiting in lines
  • See the Roman Forum, including Caesar's Temple

Exclusive private Tours and Experiences. Also offered in Spanish, French, Portuguese, Swedish and Russian

Our prices always include tickets and reservations fees (no waiting in lines!)

Our tour guides and staff are selected experts and speak perfect English

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Eco-sustainable tourism, designed to respect and support local culture, art and traditions

**All Colosseum tours require photo ID for all participants; plan to bring your passports on the day of your tour. Failure to show identification will result in the denial of entry to the site.**

LivTours Colosseum Tour for Kids begins at one of the most iconic landmarks of Rome, the Colosseum, the perfect backdrop for a family photo. Your private family-friendly guide will not waste a minute of your time on this exciting tour, so make sure your children are listening carefully and ready to play! Your guide will start off with questions for the little ones on tour right away, so kids should have their booklets in hand. 

As you walk through this ancient building, your guide will share with you the stories of gladiator games and wild animal hunts that used to take place here. Climbing to the second tier of the Colosseum you can imagine the deafening applause during the bloody games or pretend to catch a glimpse of the Emperor.

On this kid-centric tour, your guide will continue to ask questions throughout the tour, building a rapport and comfortable setting for your children. You may even find out that your kids know a bit more about history than you had given them credit for!

The ancient Roman Forum is a paradise for the explorer in all of us, but especially for young explorers. With an activity guide in hand, you will learn the stories of what used to be the vibrant downtown hub of Rome. You will have a chance to climb over ancient ruins and even drink from genuine Roman fountains.  Make sure you leave no stone unturned as you explore the Roman Forum up, down, and around solving the last mysteries in your activity book. Every child will get a prize at the end of this tour!

The final stop on this tour leads us to the remains of the temple of Julius Gaius Caesar. This interactive tour is not just for kids and it is sure to leave the entire family with a smile on their faces and new knowledge in their heads, making for a remarkable experience. 

Add a visit to one of the well known Gladiator School and Museum which is managed by the Gruppo Storico Romano that is located on the Appian Way to your Colosseum Tour for Kids. If you choose this option, a driver will come to pick you up just after your tour finishes directly to the school – making this a stress free day for you!  Enjoy a 2-hour experience followed by a visit to the Gladiator Museum and a true training session with all the necessary Gladiator attire and weapons, where both defense and attack ancient tactics will be explored. This truly interactive experience is a perfect addition to LivTours’ Colosseum Tour for Kids. Once your time at the Gladiator School is finished, your driver will take you back to your hotel in Rome. Keep in mind that this will add approximately 4 hours to your entire experience.


  • LivTour's Exclusive activities book and prizes
  • Skip-the-line access to all sites
  • Colosseum & 1st tier
  • Roman Forum

  • Please note that all Colosseum tour starting times are subject to change based on ticket availability.
  • All Colosseum tours require photo ID for all participants; plan to bring your passports on the day of your tour. Failure to show identification will result in the denial of entry to the site.
  • Offered in: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian. Please specify under “Additional notes” if you wish to book the tour in a language other than English.
  • This activity booklet is designed for children from ages 5 – 10 years old. 

LivTours’ group size of max 6 participants is and always has been based on sustainable travel, and we are proud to be at the forefront of change and innovation in the industry.  LivTours is committed to providing travelers with truly sustainable tours with the lowest possible environmental impact, all while supporting the local industries and people of each unique destination. To learn more about how you can actively support sustainable tourism  and how LivTours is contributing, click here.


When you book a LivTours Private Tour or Experience, you are guaranteed a dedicated, expert guide that allows you the flexibility to start your tour at a time which is convenient for you, making planning easy. Our private tours ensure that you will get a tailored experience to meet all your needs so we go at your pace, perfect for families with younger children, elderly, or individuals with accessibility needs. Please be advised that all private tours begin at a base price starting at two people*. Prices are inclusive of entry tickets where applicable. *Some Ferrari private experiences are inclusive of one person only.


Make your day even more unique and comfortable by upgrading your tour with a customizable LivTours optional add on!

Add Arena Floor Walk
Add an Arena Floor Walk to your Colosseum Tour, get the chance to walk the steps of the Gladiators and envision yourself stepping on the bloody sand and being surrounded by a roaring crowd of 80.000 ancient Roman spectators.
30 €
per person
Gladiator School Experience for Kids
Add the incredible experience offered by the Official Gladiator School on the Appian Way. The experience includes a visit to the Gladiator Museum and a hands-on training of the fighting techniques of ancient gladiators in a reconstructed ludus magni arena. Includes roundtrip transfer. NOTE: Add-on duration is 3-4 hours in total, 2 hour gladiator school, and 1-2 hour return transport (>30 minutes each way). Please note: gladiator school experiences are available in the afternoon only, therefore, depending on the time of your tour, you may have a break to enjoy lunch explore the city between your tour and your Gladiator booking. In such cases, our operations team will advise you on a time and convenient place to meet your chauffeur.
575 €
One Way Pick-Up Transfer Service
With the one way pick up service, your driver will pick you up directly from your accommodation and drive you to the meeting point where you will be greeted by your tour guide. Guarantee stress-free. One way only.
85 €
One Way Drop-Off Transfer Service
With the one way drop-off service, your driver will pick you up directly from the end of your tour and drive you back to your accommodation. Guarantee stress-free. One way only.
85 €

  • So impressed!

    The tour was brilliant. We all enjoyed it enormously. Giulia was absolutely lovely. She was very warm, knowledgable and so good with our young children. Both my husband and I were so impressed. We will book again when we are next back in Italy.

    - Katie
  • Absolutely amazing!

    Arianna and the tour was absolutely amazing! My son really enjoyed it. Arianna made it interesting and fun, and she was so kind and nice; she made my son feel engaged and welcome. Thank you for this unforgettable experience! We took two other tours with another company in Rome before and I would highly recommend Livtours and Arianna because it makes such a difference! Her attitude was so sweet and fun! Thank you!!

    - Alina and Adrian
  • We look forward to booking our next tour!

    I just wanted to say that we loved the tour we booked. Our son wouldn't stop talking about the tour for days. Our tour guide, Gigi as my son calls her, was very engaging and knowledgeable. Her background in art history made the tour even more enjoyable for my wife and I. We really appreciate the self pacing nature of the tour and how flexible our guide was when our son would occasionally needed a break. Content wise we were very pleased and surprised at how prepared our guide was with her tablet full of informative diagrams and pictures.

    - David
  • Excellent Experience

    Francesca was very understanding with the kids, and worked hard to making it as engaging as possible. It was an excellent experience.

    - Sunil
  • Melanie rocks!

    Melanie did a FANTASTIC job of giving us a family tour of the Colosseum and Ancient Rome! Her charismatic and enthusiastic personality was enjoyed by everyone in our family. Also, her theatric expressions through her vocals and facials really made the experience relatable and helped us all understand the significance of this site and how it was the center of life in ancient times. The kids said it was the highlight of their trip. If you’re thinking about the tour, I HIGHLY recommend this one .. and if you can, ask for Melanie!

    - Gloria

By selecting Choose Dates Later / Buy as Gift at booking, any tour can be purchased without fixed dates. This is the perfect option if you want to purchase your tour as a gift for a loved one, or if you are in the pre-planning phase of your vacation. After booking, you will receive a Travel Voucher Code and full instructions on how to schedule your tours when ready. Once your travel plans are confirmed, you can easily use the Travel Voucher Code on the LivTours website to formally schedule your tours. You can find out more here.