Have you been dreaming about your trip to Rome for a long time, and then all of a sudden you wake up with the dreadful vision of your kids mooching along and dragging their feet in their best are-we-done-yet mode?
It doesn’t need to happen! Tours can be fun and entertaining for the whole family – but then they must be tailor-made to fit your family, your needs and pace.
One of the most common mistakes is to try and fit too much into a tour. The attention span of kids and teens varies a lot depending on their age, and usually, less is more: that’s why on our Family Adventures we focus on 1-2 venues with plenty of time for games, questions and photos to give your children the opportunity to really enjoy the tour while learning about ancient Rome, rather than trying to cover too much ground and tire them out. We love to engage kids in games and activities on our tours, and we know that a good gelato (Italian for ice-cream!) goes a long way in energizing a weary little traveler!
On this Family Adventure, we’ll skip the line and enter the Colosseum right away. We’ll visit both the ground level and the first tier: even with a stroller or any mobility problems, this will be no issue at all, since I will make sure you can use the elevator if that’s more convenient for you.
We’ll see where the gladiators got trained, and where they waited for their turn to fight; I’ll show you where the wild animals were kept, and tell you how lions, tigers, bears and even giraffes were caught and brought all the way to Rome from far away corners of the Roman Empire; and we’ll have a look behind the scenes, busting some myths about the shows that took place here. At all times, it won’t be a guide holding a lesson, but an interactive experience, with games for the whole family, so it becomes not just a tour, but a wonderful way to make some great family memories.
At the end of the tour, it will be my pleasure to take you to one of my favourite ice-cream places to enjoy a well-deserved treat!
Afterwards, you may decide to visit the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill on your own, since the Colosseum tickets enable you to enter the entire archeological area. In this case, I’ll show you the entrance and give you a few tips to get the most out of your visit! If you are planning to do this, please advise when booking the tour, so we can take the closing time of the Roman Forum into account before deciding the starting time of the tour.
Please don’t forget that when you book one of our Family Adventures, this is entirely focused on children! If you wish to have a deeper exploration of the archaeological area, please book a standard Ancient Rome tour.