I am so very happy to answer these questions, as we could not have been more pleased with your services!
Your agency and the excellent customer service will be first in my line of recommendations from our recent travels. Everything you arranged was professional and with stellar guides.
While Filipo might be better suited for adult only tours, he tried very hard with the girls. But clearly his passion and proud Roman education is contagious…but maybe a little esoteric for smaller children. However, his enthusiasm for his city made us all appreciate the beauty and history of Rome, that much more.
However, Nadia in Venice was perfect with our 9 year old twin daughters. She even sent us parents out of the room to better plan a surprise for us with the girls assistance. From hidden gems to the way to maneuver the streets and alleys of Venice, she was a wealth of information. We loved her affectionate ways and her desire to show us her beloved city.
As this was the first time in our lives, we ever used a travel specialist, we were hesitant at first. But since we had the girls with us, we thought it better to use a professional service. We were so right and so blessed to have found this in Nancy Aiello Tours. I believe I first read about you from something that originated in Travel and Leisure, but honestly, it has been too many months now since I began my exhaustive research.
The value for my money was perfect, because our tours were priceless. Without a doubt, we would have missed the perfect moments and not discovered the hidden gems, if it wasn’t for Filipo and Nadia. I thank you for finding such delightful personalities to spend our afternoons with us. And to be fair, none of this would have happened without Rachel in your front office. Her communication was speedy, spot on and completely reliable. I hope you know what a treasure you have in her since she is your first line of communication.
I wish your company continued success and look forward to our return visit, in no small part because of your expertise.
Perfect for those short on time, our private Rome family tour in a day combines the ancient city and Vatican City top sights. Expose your children to the myths of the ancient world and the storied history of the Sistine Chapel. With an expert kid-friendly guide at your side and skip the line access to the Coliseum and the Vatican, we make sure that you get the best from your precious time in one exciting day!
Rome family tour in a day begins at the archaeological heart of the city. Experience first-hand a day in the life of the Romans. Walk in the footsteps of Gladiators as you enter the Coliseum. Learn about its exciting history. Relive the glory days of the past when gladiators were athletic superstars. Your guide keeps you actively engaged with informative stories and fun facts that bring centuries of history to life. Stroll where Caesars walked. Enter the huge Roman Forum littered with temples of the gods. Climb to the top of the Capitoline Hill. Discover the breathtaking view over the Forums and enjoy a gelato break.
After your feast of Roman history Rome family tour in a day continues at the Vatican. Here, in the awe-inspiring galleries filled of priceless artistic masterpieces, your guide gently steers you through the museums. Your guide brings the artworks to life with curiosities about the artists and the historical context in which they worked. In the Sistine Chapel gaze in amazement at Michelangelo’s extraordinary frescoes. Bypass the crowds once again to enter St. Peter’s Basilica through a special access door. Experience the stunning masterpieces held within including Michelangelo’s Pieta and Bernini’s baldachin. Rome family tour in a day ends in St. Peter’s Square the most famous roman square in the world. Contact us for pricing and availability.
* Private Full-Day Walking Tour
* Private Licensed Professional Local Guide
* Coliseum Skip the Line Access
* Arch of Constantine
* Roman Forums
* Capitoline Hill
* Vatican Skip the Line Access
* Vatican Museums
* Sistine Chapel
* St. Peter’s Basilica
* St. Peter’s Square
* Best Photo Ops
One day Rome tour for children 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 one day Rome tour for children is the most time-effective and rewarding way to experience the city’s key sights without wasting time waiting in line.
Enjoy an exciting journey into the past. Visit the archaeological core of the city. Step back in time. Experience ancient history firsthand while entering the Coliseum skipping the line. Hear the storied history of the Roman Empire and gladiator games as your guide regales you with animated stories of Emperors and Gladiators. Gain insights into the ancient city’s social life at the ruins of the Forum, the heart of Roman daily life. Climb to the top of the Capitoline Hill surrounded by the square designed by Michelangelo. Keep going up to the roof terrace to discover treasured panoramic views over the Roman Forum and grab some gelato.
From here, your private one day Rome tour for children heads to the Vatican City. Once again, slide right past the crowds with our skip the line access. The art-filled Vatican Museums will leave you speechless for the sheer extent of treasures. We take you straight to the highlights that appeal to you the most. Hear tales and lesser-known facts behind the masterpieces. Delve into Roman and Greek mythology through the rich collection of classical statues. Learn the story behind Michelangelo Sistine Chapel and understand the Creation of the World through the scenes depicted in the ceiling. Bypass the crowds once again to enter St. Peter’s Basilica through a special access door. Inside the Basilica, the largest church in Christendom your guide provides insights into its priceless works including Michelangelo Pieta and Bernini’s bronze canopy. One day Rome tour for children ends in St. Peter’s Square, where you feel spiritual embraced by Bernini elliptical colonnade.
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-On to Enhance Your Private Family Tour
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.
The Vatican Museums Authorities retain the rights to alter the Museums opening hours or close specific areas of the Museum and/or Sistine Chapel at any time, and without prior notice. While we regret these inconveniences, these unforeseen closures are beyond our control for which we cannot be held responsible therefore, no refunds will be issued. In these rare cases, your guide will modify the itinerary and give you as complete a tour as possible working with the circumstances given but if it is impossible to complete a part of the tour we regret that no compensation can be offered.
On rare occasions St. Peter Basilica is subject to last minute closures without notice (i.e. for a special mass). While we regret these inconveniences, the unforeseen closure of St. Peter Basilica is beyond our control for which we cannot be held responsible therefore, no refunds will be issued. If this happens you will be offered an extended itinerary within the Vatican Museums and an introduction to St. Peter Basilica from outside. Your guide will modify the itinerary working with the circumstances given and will do the appropriate adjustments. If your travel date is on Wednesdays there is the possibility that access to St. Peter Basilica and St. Peter Square may be closed at the time of the morning tour. This is due to the weekly Papal Audience during which access to St. Peter Basilica could be closed. If you wish a tour with St. Peter Basilica and Square please, do not choose Wednesday AM as your travel date.
Do we stop for lunch on tour?
Yes! In a city with so much great food, it would be crazy not to. The duration of the tour includes time for breaks to grab a quick snack and/or lunch (cost of lunch not included in the price). Some people like to grab a quick pizza or a snack, and some people like to sit down for a relaxing meal. Either is an option, but just know that if we sit down for a relaxing meal we might have to move faster to get in the rest of the sights.
Do we skip the line to enter the Vatican?
Yes. This tour guarantees your reservations and tickets to enter the the Vatican skipping the line.
Please Note: ALL visitors must pass through metal detectors at the security checkpoint before entering the Vatican so please, expect to wait for few minutes to clear security.
Is there a way to see the Sistine Chapel without having to walk through the entire Vatican Museums?
You have to go through the Vatican Museums to see the Sistine Chapel. The Sistine Chapel is part of the Vatican Museums and the entrance is located on the far end from the Vatican Museum entrance an approx. 15 min. walk along the Museums. You can only access the Sistine Chapel through the Museums therefore, you have to walk through the entire Vatican Museum.
Are strollers allowed in the Vatican?
You are allowed to bring strollers in the Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel. However, it is useful to know that there are some steps in the Vatican so it is recommended to use a baby carrier instead of a stroller.
Strollers are not permitted in St. Peter’s Basilica. While strollers are perfectly acceptable while touring the Museums before visiting St. Peter’s Basilica they must be checked in. St. Peter’s Basilica is not accessible for strollers. Strollers are not permitted inside the Basilica but your guide will be happy to point you in the right direction where they can be left for free.
Do you use headsets at the Vatican?
In the Vatican headsets are mandatory for groups composed of 6 or more participants. The Vatican requires that you rent whisper or similar audio headsets at the door so that your guide can clearly communicate with your party without disturbing other visitors and with consideration for the Holy nature of the Vatican. Your personal guide will be talking into a small microphone and you will each be listening on special earpieces.In the Vatican headsets are mandatory for groups of 6 or more people.
Will we be able to take pictures especially in the Sistine Chapel?
Pictures are not allowed inside the Sistine Chapel. All throughout the museums the Vatican City authorities have an enlightened policy on taking pictures and visitors are allowed to take photos provided there is no flash. But this does not apply to the Sistine Chapel.
Can Roma Pass be used for the Vatican Museum admission?
Roma pass can only be used in Rome NOT for the Vatican admission. The Roma Pass does not include the Vatican Museums which are in Vatican City, a city state within the city of Rome. The Vatican Museums including the Sistine Chapel are not part of the circuit of museums that can be visited with the Roma Pass and/or the Roma and Più Pass.
Do you do Scavi tours under the Vatican?
St.Peter’s Necropolis sometimes just called the Scavi or Excavations, which contains tombs dating from the origins of Christianity are organized by the Vatican itself. They accept applications and confirm the tour only the day before. Unless you are planning an extended stay in Rome, you will have trouble arranging this tour. This 90 min. tour into the Excavations of the Necropolis underneath St. Peter’s must book well in advance. You need to email them directly at [email protected]
Please keep in mind that children under 11 are not allowed.
Can I take my bag/umbrella inside St. Peter Basilica?
Small bags and umbrellas are permitted inside the Basilica. Large bags and objects must however be left at the bag check situated at the entrance of St. Peter Basilica.
Is food allowed inside the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel?
You are not allowed to consume food and drink inside the Museums, except in designated places such as the cafeteria.
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I am so very happy to answer these questions, as we could not have been more pleased with your services!
Having taken the Vatican tour with Lucia last September, it was a pleasure to see her again and to take the Ancient Rome tour with her. My grandson had never been to Rome and he was most impressed with all Lucia had to tell us. Claudio is an excellent driver and always found the perfect parking spot. My daughter and grandson took the Vatican tour with Lucia, which I had taken before, and once again, they had a wonderful, informative afternoon. In Florence, we were pleased with the time spent with Mariana, who is also a very knowledgeable, interesting guide. We were interested in local dining and she was most helpful with suggestions.
When friends go to Italy, I always suggest taking a tour with your company and I know of one couple who will be doing so in the fall.
I hope you will pass my comments on to Lucia, Claudio and Mariana.
Ann Sadly, we returned home last night from a wonderful holiday in Italy. I wanted to take a moment to thank you again for such a great experience. Nancy Aiello Tours played a very large role in our holiday, from the initial emails with you through our tours, and every tour exceeded our expectations. The family tours in Florence with Silvia and Ancient Rome with Lucia were outstanding. Their ability to keep the children engaged and interested and entertained for three hours was amazing and wonderful to witness. That was exactly the reason I chose your tour company and you did not disappoint! Further, Maurizio was such a wonderful guide on our tour through Chianti. He was such an engaging individual as well and was very knowledgeable on the region and the wineries.
What a fabulous tour company and team of guides you have working with you. Please pass along our gratitude to everyone involved. I am happy to act as a reference to anyone who is interested in speaking to me. I know I will certainly be referring your company to friends who are traveling to Italy in the coming months. And I hope to be back in Italy again soon and will reach out again to you.
Thanks again. Ciao!!