Private Family Experiences: Colosseum Tour for Kids

2 hrs 30 mins
Refundable booking
Rome shore excursion

LivTours Colosseum tour for kids is an interactive way to explore this site, with special access to the arena floor, designed especially for families. This is an ideal tour for families, keeping kids entertained with activity booklets and guides.

Each tour is a great opportunity to engage and learn with your kids which is why you will have an interactive booklet for the whole family. Your private guide will lead the way on this exciting exploration of the Colosseum, following in the footsteps of past gladiators, leading you and your kids through the gladiator gates and out onto the exclusive arena floor. You will have priority entrance tickets to the colosseum and afterwards enjoy a guided visit to the ancient Roman Forum.

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

**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.**


  • Experience an interactive visit to the Colosseum & Forum on this private family tour
  • Allow your children to become archaeologists with an interactive booklet
  • Step into a gladiator's shoes with special access to the Arena floor
  • Enjoy LivTours’ priority access to the Colosseum with no waiting in lines
  • See the Roman Forum, including Caesar's Temple

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LivTours tour for kids begins at one of the most iconic landmarks of Rome, the Colosseum, the perfect backdrop for a family photo. Your guide will pass out booklets and activities for the little ones to kick start your family adventure.

As you walk through this ancient site, your guide will share with you the stories of gladiator games and wild animal hunts that used to take place here. As you walk onto the arena floor, imagine the crowds cheering you on, the deafening roar of the animals that you might be about to face and feel the spine-tingling fear, adrenaline, and excitement.

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

After the colosseum, you will find that the ancient Roman Forum is a paradise for the explorer in all of us. 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 leads you 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 face and new knowledge of Roman history.

By selecting the “Gladiator experience for kids” add-on in the sidebar, you will get to visit the well known Gladiator School and Museum, which is managed by the Gruppo Storico Romano and located along the Appian Way. If you choose this option, a driver will come to pick you up just after your tour finishes and take you directly to the school. Enjoy a 2-hour training session, with all the necessary Gladiator attire and weapons, where both ancient defense and attack tactics will be explored, followed by a visit to the Gladiator Museum. 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
  • Priority access to all sites
  • Colosseum & 1st tier
  • Arena floor
  • Gladiator Gate
  • Ancient 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.
  • 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 experience even more unique by upgrading your LivTours experience. Please note: add-ons are non refundable.

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.
starting from 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.
starting from 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.
starting from 85 €

  • Great Tour with Julia

    We had a fantastic private tour of the Colosseum and Roman Forum with Julia. She was engaging and patient with our children, and we learned a great deal from her!

    - Beatrice
  • 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
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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.