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Colosseum & Underground Rome Private Tour for Families

TYPOLOGIES

Colosseum Family Tours

DIFFICULTY

Easy

MIN. AGE

GROUP SIZE

Max 8

LANGUAGE

English

DURATION

3 hrs

START TIME

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This 3-hour walking tour is designed to give you the high drama of The Colosseum and then go low, low, low, in fact so low we will be underground below the Rome the normal traveller sees. As Rome was developing over its 2700 years of recorded history, its buildings were constructed one on top of the other. As a city, it was the first to reach a population of one million and that was 2000 years ago.

The next city to reach that number was London 1800 years later. Fortunately for us today, they did not always demolish earlier buildings, rather just build above as the city grew. We pride our company for being experts in all Italian historical sites but especially we have great pride in being able to give our knowledge and passion to youngsters. Fortunately, in Italy and particularly it is tangible history that you can see and touch.

You will have your own expert guide who on some occasions will use iPad and overlay books to illustrate exactly how some areas would have looked many centuries ago. Your guide has many years of experience in entertaining children on tours while giving all the relevant information that will also entertain Mum and Dad.

Your tour will start with the Colosseum, emblem of Rome and of the Gladiators. You will have Colosseum to skip the lines and have direct access. The whole family will have fun discovering stories and anecdotes of the Gladiators and Roman Emperors. The Colosseum once was able to accommodate over 55.000 spectators. The world’s biggest amphitheatre will never fail to enthral visitors young and old. How is it still standing and did thousands of people and animals fight to the death here? Sure we have the answers. Your whole family will be invited to ask questions and test your guide. Though there is damage to the Colosseum, it was never damaged by war. So what did bring down a large section of the wall? It seems as if there are bullet holes all around the exterior, why? How did people stay dry and it’s so hot in Rome at summertime. How did they stay cool. Is it true there were sea battles in The Colosseum?

From the first level of the Colosseum you will also see the Roman Forum. You will be able to enter to the Roman Forum on your own after the visit of the Colosseum and the Basilica of Saint Clemente and its undergrounds.
From the Colosseum it will take 5 minutes walking to the Gladiator school known as the Ludus Magnus and then reaching the unique Saint Clemente Basilica.

This trip back in time spans two millennia of Rome’s history and is an incredible journey below the surface of modern day Rome. Children will be left in awe as their dedicated guide tells them of the epic gladiatorial battles, the exotic dangerous animals that the poor unfortunates would have to fight and about the local celebrities, emperors and senators. We will look into how the Romans were able to build magnificent structures such as the Colosseum 2000 years ago and more specifically how it has stood the ravages of time.

We will be visiting an elegant private house from ancient Roman times. This house was later transformed into a mint for the production of coinage. A part of the house was used as a pagan school worshiping the God Minerva. Later in the 4th century AD it became an early example of a Christian Basilica.

We will be going 45 feet (15 metre approx.) below ground when we are led by your personal guide to the lower levels underground of St Clemente’s where the ruins of the ancient house can still be witnessed. We will move upwards all the time witnessing different wonders through time. Lastly, we will be in the higher level of St Clemente with its beautiful golden mosaics.

This Family private tour is a fantastic way for the whole family to enjoy being a little bit off the beaten track. A great unforgettable experience. So much of Rome is missed by the usual visitors that we feel fortunate to attract those that want a little more of The Eternal City. We look forward to seeing you on this unique tour.

Please Note

  • Please bring ID documents for everyone in your party, such as a passport or driving licence. Due to security reasons, you may be required to present ID when entering the Colosseum and may be refused entry if do not have your documents to hand.
  • The time may be changed according to tickets availability. If necessary we will contact you with confirmation.
  • When accessing the monument the Colosseum visitors will be asked to pass security checks, even when entering with pre-booked tickets or vouchers. Please make sure you DO NOT have pointed large umbrellas and knives of any sizes with you. Liquids are allowed but only if in plastic bottles. Remember that you can refill your containers in the fountains inside the Colosseum. Back packs are allowed inside the Colosseum if very small in size; shoulder bags or handbags are permitted if regular size.
  • Entrance fees for St. Clemente’s Basilica will be paid on site.
  • This tour operates in all weather conditions.
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

Start Time
Winter season: 8.45 am, 1.15 pm
Summer season: 8.45 am, 3.00 pm

Meeting point

We are delighted to welcome you to our office in Via Frangipane 30, 00184, Rome, where the guide will prepare you for the security check.

Available days

Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr, Sa, Su

Dress code

Comfortable shoes and clothes.

Includes

Skip the line tickets (22 euros) and reservation fee (2 euros)

3 hours private guide

Services NOT included

Food and Drinks

Travel Insurance

Gratuities

Meeting point

FAQ

Are tickets included in the price?

The price of this tour includes tickets only to the Colosseum. The admission fee for the Basilica of San Clemente can be paid on site the day of the tour.

Are the Colosseum underground dungeons included in this experience?

No, this tour does not include the underground dungeons of the Colosseum. Please visit our Colosseum Underground tours to learn more.

I suffer from claustrofobia, can I still participate?

Yes, the underground levels of the Basilica of San Clemente are wide and spacious.