I would be happy to put a review on TripAdvisor. Our overall experience couldn’t have been better. Ann was very helpful through the booking process, and very prompt in her response to my queries both before booking and before the first tour. We couldn’t have asked for a better tour guide in Cinzia. She was wonderfully engaging with our boys and was really able to capture their interest, especially in the more difficult Vatican Tour. My husband and I really learned a lot as well! It was especially great to have her for both tours, the continuity really helped. I would have no hesitation at all in recommending Nancy Aiello to my friends. I found you quite by accident when I was researching family tours in Italy. I believe you have a link on a website Ciaobambino. Thank you again for a delightful experience for my family.
HIDDEN ROME FAMILY TOUR COLOSSEUM SKIP THE LINE WITH SAN CLEMENTE UNDERGROUNDS
Hidden Rome family tour features an exciting journey through the ancient world. Enter the Coliseum, the biggest entertaining monument of antiquity. Descend into the undergrounds of St. Clemente, an archaeological layer cake of history. Your expert kid-friendly guide spellbinds your family with tales in places where every stone has a story to tell. The Colosseum and the Basilica of San Clemente complement each other perfectly, like salt and pepper, cookies and milk!
Experience history where history was made. Walk along the archaeological core of the city littered with awe-inspiring sites, fancy temples, and symbols of the Gods. Enter the Colosseum skipping the line. Hear thrilling stories of Roman Emperors, Gladiators games, wild animals, mock naval battles and be part of the show! Stroll through the huge Forum, the heart of ancient daily life. Descend into the mysterious world buried beneath the multilayered Basilica of San Clemente and let your children feel like archaeologists for a day! This treasure trove showcases different slices of Roman history. A time capsule where kids step from the 12th century, down to the 4th century, to the 2nd and finally 1st century under the streets of Rome. 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
* Underground Excavations of the Basilica of St. Clemente
* Best Photo Ops
Hidden Rome family tour is private, 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 the Coliseum and the underground labyrinths of Rome in detail. Learn all about Rome’s secret stories that bring the city history to life. This living history and experiential hidden Rome family tour is the most meaningful way to experience the city’s key sights without wasting time waiting in line.
Your own dedicated guide opens your eyes to the ancient world with informative stories and fun facts that entertains and educates the whole family. Learn the storied mythical history of ancient Rome. Step back in time as you enter the Coliseum. This colossal monument is the largest amphitheater ever built, bigger than many baseball stadiums. Learn about its exciting history and the games that went on within its walls. See the Roman Empire coming back to life as you walk along the Forum the meeting place in the ancient world. Vestals, soldiers, buyers, and families used to wander down to the Forum. We will follow in their footsteps. All the historical information are tailored to your interests, well-seasoned with curiosities about habits and daily life of the Romans.
A little off the beaten track but close to the Colosseum there is the multi layered Basilica of San Clemente. For a complete history lesson, continue your travel back in time by descending deep below this medieval Basilica. Enjoy the history of Rome all in one building! This historical layer cake built on the remains of a pagan temple and the remains of Roman houses, showcases different slices of history. Here you descend to a depth of 60 ft. and go back over 2000 years of culture. By going beneath the church kids understand the passage from Paganism to Christianity. This treasure trove is not just another church in Rome, it is unique and demonstrates how a city changes and builds.
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 Capitoline Museums a Huge Hit with Children of All Ages Interested in Mythology
Enhance your family’s understanding of the ancient Roman world. If your children are interested in mythology you shouldn’t miss the Capitoline Museums packed with Greek and Roman mythological statues. Be inspired by the legend of the founding of Rome. For a complete feast of ancient Roman history your family-friendly guide takes you from the archaeological heart of Rome to continue your travel back in time by visiting 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 and learn about myths and legends while having fun.
Please Note: The Capitoline Museums are closed on Mondays.
Extra Time Duration: 60 minutes
Tour in Comfort and Style with Private Transportation Service
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 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.
Hidden Rome Family Tour Customized to Your Desires!
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We had an absolutely wonderful experience! I cannot express my appreciation for the wonderful service that we were provided! Our booking process was very smooth. I was making many last minute changes to dates and each one of my requests was dealt with efficiency and ease by the company. The tours were fantastic. I was traveling with my mother and 2 younger sons. Each of our three tours felt catered to include interaction by the tour guide with each age group. Everyone felt a part of the experience. I would absolutely recommend your tour company again and I have already. I came across your company name from the website ciao bambino, which I was researching because I was traveling with my 2 sons. Thank you again! We loved every minute of it!
We are definitely going to review our tour on trip advisor upon our return home. Our driver was incredibly punctual, professional and helped make our experience amazing including his recommendations for lunch. We were well taken care of and really appreciated the care he took when driving around…made us feel very safe! Our guide in the ruins of Pompeii was incredibly knowledgeable and really provided us insight into what life would have been like. The ruins she showed us were first rate and she moved us through massive crowds expertly so we felt at times we were the only ones on Pompeii. We would definitely recommend your services to anyone including family and friends. Thank you for a most amazing experience! I originally found you by chance on the Internet and it worked out wonderfully for us! Thank you! Please pass on our thanks and praise to your staff who helped us enjoy our day so much!