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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. Throughout the tour, the kids will take part in a fun-filled treasure hunt. At the end, they will receive a fun, authentic Roman-themed gift!
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.
Learn of the animals that entertained in this ancient arena as your guide points out areas of interest such as the winched lift that was used to pull men and beasts alike onto the sandy arena floor. Your kids will be enchanted and fascinated by tales of what it was really like to be a gladiator in Ancient Rome.
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.
Itinerary:ColosseumRoman ForumPalatine HillCircus Maximus (View)Arch of Constantine
Included:Private licensed guideSkip-the-line entry
Meeting Point:Outside the Colosseum Metro (ground level) by the green kiosk
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!
- M2233BTrobertlTerrific Trastevere Food Tour with Luca! Luca took my wife and myself on a wonderful food tour through Trastevere. The things we saw and ate and learned were excellent. The best part was Luca's friendly nature.... read moreLuca took my wife and myself on a wonderful food tour through Trastevere. The things we saw and ate and learned were excellent. The best part was Luca's friendly nature. By the end of the evening we felt that we had spent a nice time with a new friend. read less - 10/03/2022
- Darren RA must do experience This cooking class was a highlight of our trip. We got to meet a young chef, Sara. She had us decide what to cook. Then we walked through... read moreThis cooking class was a highlight of our trip. We got to meet a young chef, Sara. She had us decide what to cook. Then we walked through the market to pick out some of the ingredients, the meats and such. Then we went back to their excellent small group kitchen. We had a wonderful time learning from Sara. She taught us to make ravioli and saltimbocca and tiramisu. It was fun and relaxed and extremely delicious. We thought the whole experience was splendid. 10 out of 10. read less - 9/26/2022
- genevieverbBest Food Tour We Took! My fiance and I capped off our first full day in Rome with this lovely food tour. Luca was friendly, excited, and knowledgeable. We got to try a ton of... read moreMy fiance and I capped off our first full day in Rome with this lovely food tour. Luca was friendly, excited, and knowledgeable. We got to try a ton of different food and even returned to one of the restaurants later in the week. The tour groups are kept small, so our group easily got to know each other throughout the tour. We were especially pleased with how accommodating it was: My fiance is a vegetarian and can be a bit of a picky eater, so he had low expectations going in and this ended up being his favorite activity all week! We actually had a couple of vegetarians in our group and there was always an equally hearty substitute whenever necessary. Super pleased with this experience and with Luca! Best part of our week! read less - 9/21/2022
- Emily WWorth every penny. What an evening! This was without a doubt the highlight of my trip. A great evening with plenty of incredible local food and drink and a really good way to meet and... read moreThis was without a doubt the highlight of my trip. A great evening with plenty of incredible local food and drink and a really good way to meet and get to know other travellers. The small group size made it much more personal and conversation flowed all evening! Sara (our guide) was absolutely amazing - so friendly and chatty, and so full of knowledge about the local food and Rome/Trastevere's history. She could not have been better.
I'll be coming back to Rome and will definitely be booking this again. Thank you so much, Sara, for making my first trip to Rome that much better! read less - 9/21/2022
- mrsmac0912Delicious food from fabulous foody Luca Boccia was PHENOMENAL!
His knowledge of Italian cuisine was exceptional, especially welcomed because it included more than just the well known dishes. He was funny and friendly, making our... read moreLuca Boccia was PHENOMENAL!
His knowledge of Italian cuisine was exceptional, especially welcomed because it included more than just the well known dishes. He was funny and friendly, making our time together unforgettable.
Most appreciated was his offer to remain a resource for the duration of our visit with DELICIOUS recommendations off the tourist path.
Well done Luca!!! read less - 9/11/2022
- uscimcA Must Do Tour of Sistine Chapel Amazing! This was my third time to the Vatican but this time I took my adult/teen children and wife and we used a tour guide. It was a... read moreAmazing! This was my third time to the Vatican but this time I took my adult/teen children and wife and we used a tour guide. It was a small group of 9. Just 2 families. She was great. She does this 4 days a week and all the guards knew her by name. If you want to see the Sistine Chapel, then you have to go early. We were one of the first to enter and with her connections basically did not wait on anything. We also entered a section in the Vatican Museums usually off limits to the public, a section with many animal statues and other mosaics. She gave us so much history and culture. My children said it was AP World History made real. You could tell she truly loved what she did. read less - 8/29/2022
- dvorahl2022Best tour ever. Martha was our guide. She is the best. They way she explained all , answered our questions give us all the information in every place all was wonderful. It was... read moreMartha was our guide. She is the best. They way she explained all , answered our questions give us all the information in every place all was wonderful. It was a very hot summer day and she always looks for ways to give us the information under the shade before we went into the sun. I highly recommend this company and Martha as well. It was very easy to make the reservation and pay. We took the private tour and was perfect. 3 hours that feel like Half hour . We didn’t do any limes to get into the places. Know that if you go by yourself or in other yours you could be up to 2 hours under the sun to get into the coliseum or forum. I highly recommend the private tour. read less - 8/05/2022
- michelleSheiowitzGreat Food Stroll with Luca We did the Trastevere Food Stroll with Luca B and he was great! Brought us to great authentic locations and provided his expert advice! We would highly recommend this tour... read moreWe did the Trastevere Food Stroll with Luca B and he was great! Brought us to great authentic locations and provided his expert advice! We would highly recommend this tour and Luca!! read less - 7/30/2022