Excellent experience – from the booking through the actual tours. We appreciated having the same tour guide (Laura) for both our evening tour and our walking tour of old Rome. Our experience with Nancy Aiello Tours was enlightening. I booked the tours because it was my family’s first visit to Rome and I wanted to ensure that they had an understanding of the history and saw the highlights. My sister and I have been to Rome several times (walking with a guide book, taking big bus tours for a day, etc) but we “saw” so much more on our tours with Laura. I have already recommended you to a colleague who will be in Rome with his family in November. I had googled “what to do with kids in Rome” and found a mommy travel blog that recommended your agency, so I took a look at your website and decided to ask some questions (less than 2 weeks before our arrival in Rome). We were fortunate enough to book 2 different tours.
Ancient Rome children tour exposes families to the sites, stories, and mythological tales of the past through a fun educational approach. This private skip the line ancient Rome children tour is an interactive experience that engages adults and kids in exciting discoveries. Step into the pages of Roman history. Enter the archaeological core of the city, a layer cake of ruins that tell intriguing stories and inspire learning. Your expert kid-friendly guide engages your family with open-ended questions bringing the ancient world to life. Learning can be great fun for all involved!
A world of discovery awaits you today! Experience the core of ancient Rome as the Romans would have themselves. Enter the Coliseum skipping the line. Hear its secret stories. Your guide regales you with animated tales of Emperors, Gladiators, mock sea-battles, and wild animals. Gain insights into the ancient city’s social life at the Forum, the heart of Roman daily life. Climb to the top of the Capitoline Hill home to the Temple of Jupiter in Roman times. Keep going up to the roof terrace to discover treasured panoramic views over the Forums and grab some gelato. Contact us for pricing and availability.
* Private Half-Day Walking Tour
* Private Licensed Professional Local Guide
* Coliseum Skip the Line Access
* Arch of Constantine
* Roman Forum
* Capitoline Hill
* Best Photo Ops
Ancient Rome children tour is purely for your family, offering the personal attention required to experience one of the world’s leading cities at your own pace. Get the answers to the questions you are burning to ask from your expert kid-friendly guide. Discover all the main sights in detail. Learn all about Rome’s secret stories that bring the city history to life. This living history and experiential private ancient Rome children tour is the most meaningful way to experience the city’s key sights without wasting time waiting in line.
Ancient Rome children tour introduces families to history, Gods, and mythology while having fun. Experience first-hand a day in the life of ancient Rome. Explore the world of the Romans in colorful detail from how they lived to what they ate to what they did for entertainment. Discover games played by kids in Roman times and gladiator games. Your passionate guide regales you with informative stories and fun facts that bring the Romans and the days of the Gladiators to life. This interactive educational tour is an eye-opening experience that entertains the whole family.
Stroll through the past. Walk where the Romans walked, see where the Gladiators fought, and stand where the citizens welcomed soldiers after successful campaigns. Relive the route of parading Emperors at the Arch of Constantine. Experience history firsthand while entering the Coliseum skipping the line. Hear its storied history and the fighting techniques that made Gladiators superstars. Venture along the Via Sacra through the Roman Forum, littered with fancy temples. Climb to the top of the Capitoline Hill crowned with the Michelangelo-designed square. Keep going up to the roof terrace to discover treasured panoramic views over the Forums and grab some gelato. Learning about the ancient world has never been more fun with this living history and experiential ancient Rome children tour!
How it Works
We will get the tickets ahead of time so that you won’t have to wait in any lines. During the booking process, you will be able to tell us when and what you would like to tour. You will also have the opportunity to tell us how we can customize the private tour for you and yours. With that, we will create the perfect tour for you.
Optional Add Ons to Enhance Your Private Family Tour
ADD ON Private Guided Visit of the Mythic Pantheon. Discover Why are Our Planets are Named after the Roman Gods
Travel back in time and learn more about the Gods and mythology of the ancient world. For a complete feast of Roman history enter the Pantheon, one of the best preserved temples of ancient Rome dedicated to the 7 planetary Gods. This celebrated monument with its impressive concrete dome and open oculus never fails to impress! Children of all ages will be fascinated by the open “window” hole at the top of the dome and the holes in the marble floor designed to allow the rain that comes in through the hole to flow out. The Pantheon Rome’ 2000 year old gem is located in the lively Piazza della Rotonda, surrounded by outdoor gelato parlors is the perfect stop for ice cream!
Please Note: When entering the Pantheon always ensure that you dress appropriately, no shorts or sleeveless dresses. By not being properly attired you run into the risk of being denied entry.
Extra Time Duration: 60 minutes
Underground Excavations of the Basilica of St. Clemente
ADD ON Private Guided Visit of the Undergrounds of the Basilica of St. Clemente an Off the Beaten Path Fun Archaeological Layer Cake for Children to Explore
For a complete history lesson continue your travel back in time by descending deep below this multi layered Basilica. San Clemente is the only place in Rome to hear the underground river that flows beneath the city! This historical layer cake showcases different slices of Roman history, a time capsule where kids can step from the 12th century, down to the 4th century, to the 2nd and 1st century, under the streets of the city. Experience with your own eyes underground Rome layers of history and enjoy the history of the city all in one building! San Clemente is not just another church in Rome, it is unique and it is the best example of how everything in Rome is built on something else. Descend three layers underground to a depth of 60 ft. and go back over 2000 years of discovery. Wander through buried churches and ancient passageways. Under the top-most, 12th century church is a 4th-century church and under that church is a Mithras pagan temple and a Roman house. Descending beneath this church kids easily realize the passage from paganism to Christianity.
Please Note: When entering churches always ensure that you dress appropriately, no shorts or sleeveless dresses. By not being properly attired you run into the risk of being denied entry.
Extra Time Duration: 60 minutes
ADD ON Private Guided Visit of the Capitoline Museums a Huge Hit with Children of All Ages Interested in Mythology
Enhance your family’s understanding of the ancient world. If your children are interested in mythology you shouldn’t miss the Capitoline Museums packed with Greek and Roman statues. For a complete feast of ancient history the tour continues on with the visit of the Capitoline Museums. Located at the top of the Capitoline Hill the museum provides an amazing backdrop for a deeper understanding of ancient Rome. Listen to stories and curiosities about the world’s oldest public museum which holds one of the richest and most eclectic art collections in the city. Children discover marble engraving, giant statues of emperors, and the She-Wolf.
Please Note: The Capitoline Museums close on Mondays.
Extra Time Duration: 60 minutes
Tour Rome in Comfort and Style by Private Transportation
ADD ON Private English Speaking Licensed Driver and Deluxe Air-Conditioned Mercedes Benz Vehicle
The beauty of a private guided car tour lies in the comfort and flexibility that it offers. Upgrade your tour to include a private driver (in addition to your private guide). With this optional private transportation service, guests have their own vehicle with a driver, and a guide for a total of 2 professional people at disposal for the whole length of the tour, including accommodation pick up and drop off. A private car and a driver (in addition to your private guide) is the perfect solution for those who want to tour in comfort and style.
Make the most out of your precious holiday time. Enjoy the flexibility of touring at your own pace with the convenience of an on-hand driver. Having a car and driver in addition to the guide is beneficial as you cover more sites, see off the beaten path sites that are not accessible on foot, and save energy as you are chauffeured from site to site in the luxury of an air-conditioned vehicle, thereby skipping the long walks.
Do you combine people to share the tour?
All our tours are private, luxurious, and totally customized to suit your desires, which means that you do not share your tour with anyone else – without having to accommodate other people’s interests. Our private tours are exclusive to one booking party and we do not combine separate reservations to form groups.
We specialize in private, tailor-made vacations for individuals, families and friends.
Do we skip the line to enter the Coliseum?
Yes. This tour includes entrance tickets to skip the line. Your tickets will be pre-booked and prepaid for fast hassle-free entry.
Please Note: For safety reasons even with booking reservations, there is still a compulsory security check which may cause some delays in entering the Coliseum. Recently, due to increased security measures, new screening procedures were put in place for entry to the Colosseum. For safety reasons ALL visitors must pass through security checks and metal detectors, so even with reservations there is still a compulsory security check which may cause some delays in entering the site. Because of the security measures, the line for entry may be quite long during peak seasons and holidays. However, no time will be wasted. Your experienced guide will use this time to provide an overview and contextualization for the tour.
Does your skip the line tour of the Coliseum go to the underground level or the 3rd tier?
The Colosseum does not allow any company to conduct private visits to the underground areas. The underground and third tier level access of the Colosseum is run exclusively by the Colosseum and only available for those joining group tours. Therefore, the visit of these areas are NOT included in our private family tours.
What happens if a site is unexpectedly closed on the day of scheduled tour?
We are NOT liable for reduced itineraries owing to unscheduled closures by attractions. Unscheduled closures do not depend on us, but on the administration of the sites visited on the tour. In the event of an unexpected closure of a site or attraction your guide will promptly provide an alternative itinerary. While we regret these inconveniences, these rare unforeseen closures are beyond our control for which we cannot be held responsible therefore no refunds will be issued.
The Colosseum is subject to occasional last minute closures without notice due to rain, assembly meetings, strikes or other factors. If it happens your guide will modify the itinerary working with the circumstances given. While we regret this inconvenience, the unforeseen closure of the Coliseum is beyond our control for which we cannot be held responsible therefore, no refunds will be issued.
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Good morning! We had such a wonderful experience and are happy to share our thoughts about our time with Laura and Nancy Aiello Tours: We had an absolutely fabulous time with Laura. It was a highlight of our time in Rome. We love Laura! Her insights were essential and provided a really rich understanding to our group of what we were seeing. In addition to being so knowledgeable, she was incredibly fun, thoughtful, and a really wonderful person to spend time with! She tailored her presentations to our exact interests and provided so much more than we could have expected. She also gave us a recommendation to the best meal we had in Rome! Laura is the best; we were so lucky to have her! Without hesitation, we would recommend Nancy Aiello Tours to everyone, and highly recommend Laura. I read about Nancy Aiello Tours on Ciao Bambino’s web site. Thank you so much! And please tell Laura that we loved our time with her and really valued her expertise. She is fantastic!
Our overall experience with Nancy Aiello Tours was Great! We have worked with a number of different tour guides and agencies and have very high expectations. Our expectations were definitely met! Booking process was easy and went very smoothly. Great communication from Ann and thorough details and descriptions. We loved all off our guides Elena, Lucia, and Vincenzo. They made it interesting for the kids and were very attentive to my mother’s needs (bad knees). The drivers were great and informative and effectively handled challenges (traffic accidents/delays) when they arose. Everything ran smoothly, making our tour experience fantastic. I would absolutely recommend you to our family and friends. I came across Nancy Aiello Tours through Ciao Bambino.