Rome for Kids & Families

Gladiators & Roman Emperors for Kids

Meet the brave emperors and cunning gladiators who shaped ancient Rome.

  • Availability

    On Request

  • Duration

    3 hours

  • Start time

    On Request

  • Private tour

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Why Choose it?

  • Discover the best of ancient Rome: the Colosseum and Roman Forum.
  • Adventure through history, meeting characters from Spartacus to Augustus.
  • Explore with a passionate, fun-loving guide who will bring the history to life.

Tour description

Set off on a journey through Rome's most fascinating ancient sites on our Gladiators and Emperors walking tour for kids. Desgined to enthral, entertain, and educate your little ones, this private tour will make their experience of the Eternal City utterly unforgettable, transporting them from the Colosseum to the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill, which offers stunning views over the Circus Maximus.

Best of all, you have skip-the-lines tickets for all sites so you don't waste any time waiting around. So join us on this historical odyssey, where we'll meet the gladiators who spilled blood on the arena sands of the Colosseum, the emperors who plotted and backstabbed their way to power in the Roman Forum, and the brave charioteers who risked life and limb for victory in the Circus Maximus. 

Your Emperors and Gladiators tour starts in the Colosseum

Your expert, kids-friendly guide will bring to life the stories of the men and beasts who battled for survival in the Colosseum. Enrich yourselves with fun, relevant knowledge of the amphitheater you wouldn't get anywhere else while our guide keeps your kids entertained with gruesome tales of the ancients.

For an additional price we can include the VIP areas of the Colosseum - the Colosseum Underground, the arena floor, and the third tier 'Belvedere' - which all have limited public access. Visiting these areas will offer you a fuller immersion into the bloody history of this monument, increasing the length of your tour to four hours.

Space is very limited, so we do ask you to let us know if you have flexibility with your dates and times.

Venture along the Via Sacra and into the Roman Forum

The Roman Forum was the epicenter of life 2,000 years ago. Its temples, basilicas, meeting spaces, and speaking platforms lay at the center of the city whose empire stretched nearly 2 million square miles. Caesar was cremated here, Cicero gave speeches here, and during the tumultuous times of the late Republic, the heads of political enemies would be displayed here as a warning to others.

Your expert, kids-friendly guide will bring the monuments of the Roman Forum to life, honing in on the most interesting and engaging stories connected to each one. By the end of your adventure, you'll be fascinated by Rome's history and eager to go deeper exploring elsewhere in the Eternal City.

Ascend the Palatine Hill to explore the imperial palaces

The last part of your Gladiators and Emperors tour for kids takes you up the Palatine Hill, the site Romulus chose to found Rome and the cradle of the Eternal City. The numerous ancient sites and imperial palaces stretching across the Palatine Hill offer spectacular views over the Circus Maximus where chariots racers risked life and limb in the pursuit of honor and glory.

Your Gladiators and Emperors tour for kids can be customized to include other areas of ancient Rome, including the VIP access areas of the Colosseum. Get in touch with us today to check availability and introduce your kids to Rome's remarkable history the right way.


Skip-the-line entrance
Expert Kids friendly guide
Themed gift for all our young adventurers


  • Colosseum
  • Roman Forum
  • Palatine Hill
  • Circus Maximus (View)

Kids friendly:

This tour is kids friendly, your children are welcome

Wheelchair accessible:


meeting point:

Hotel or Arch of Constantine - Colosseum side

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excellent guides

Our guides are fluent in English and have a contagious passion for the inspiring cultural heritage of our Italian cities. Experts in their fields, they will immerse you in the hidden histories and intriguing lives of history's great protagonists. So much to see, so easy to miss out: with the help of our guides, visit the most absorbing sites and uncover the stories that have changed the world. Don't miss this fascinating journey!

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