Full-Day Combo: Interactive Vatican & Colosseum for Families Tour
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Full-Day Combo: Interactive Vatican & Colosseum for Families Tour

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7.45 h.
Meeting Point
Near Museum Entrance
Start Time
09:30 & 10:15
Operating Days
mon, thu, sat
per adult

Tour Highlights

  • No-Wait Entry to the Vatican Museums followed by a two-hour kid-friendly itinerary with the Sistine Chapel and more
  • Skip the Line Access to St. Peter's Basilica
  • Skip the Line Access to the Colosseum followed by a fun and informative tour including the Roman Forum
  • Specially designed games and activities to keep your kids engaged
  • Expert, kid-approved guides on both tours
  • Groups of no more than 20 at the Vatican & 25 at the Colosseum
  • Audio headsets so you don't miss a thing


Join us on this unforgettable adventure at Rome’s top two treasures, as your children become protagonists for a day of fun and curiosity at the Vatican Museums, Colosseum and Roman Forum with passionate expert guides and special tour activities they’re going to love.
Pieta Statue of Michelangelo

Vatican with Kids? No Problem!

Enjoy our No Wait Entry to the Vatican Museums and a 2-hour tour where kids reign supreme, seeing treasures like the Pope-mobile, hearing stories behind ancient Egyptian artifacts, and tracing Michelangelo's inspiration all the way to the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica.

Kids looking at the Colosseum

A Favorite for Children of All Ages

Skip the line into the Colosseum to see where gladiators fought and lions roared in front of the Roman Emperor and thousands of Ancient Romans as the history of one of Rome’s most iconic symbols comes to life through the exciting stories told by your expert guide.

Kids drawing in the Colosseum

Materials with Your Kids in Mind

Parents and children will delight in our carefully crafted props, visual aids, activities and games, all specifically developed to make sure your kids stay engaged throughout the Vatican Museums and Colosseum legs of the tour.

Tour Description

Treat the family to a day of exploration at two of the Eternal City’s most popular attractions, the Vatican Museums and the Colosseum with Roman Forum, on our kid-approved Rome family tours, created with children aged 7-12 in mind.

See Two Highlights of Rome in One Day

We have bundled two of our most popular family activities into this one-day combo, so that everyone gets a thorough taste of the treasures inside the Vatican, including the Sistine Chapel, as well as the world’s most iconic ancient arena and what was once the beating heart of the Roman Empire.

Skip the Line at the Vatican

Thanks to the No-Wait Entry our Vatican Partnership grants us, your kids will still be full of energy and burning with curiosity as you step into the museum for a visit with a passionate guide, whose insight, stories and games will keep your children engaged for an experience that is both educational and fun. We have carefully chosen key parts of the museum with a coordinating narrative that covers not only the Vatican’s timeless masterpieces but also bite-sized tidbits on the Papacy itself.

An Exciting Adventure for Your Kids

Your young travelers will embark on a journey they will never forget as they explore with their guide and imagination to lead them Pope-mobiles, the wonders of ancient Egypt, the Gallery of Maps and Michelangelo's frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. After the tour ends, your guide will show you where to gain direct Skip the Line Access to St. Peter's Basilica, which you can explore at your own pace.

After a break with plenty of time for lunch and a rest, you’ll meet up with us again across town for your afternoon Colosseum Family Tour. There are few historical sites in the world that spark the imagination like this immense amphitheater. With a rich history of emperors, gladiators, lions and mock sea battles, there is something new and fascinating to discover at every turn.

Bring the Colosseum and Roman Forum to Life

Role-playing, visual aids and activities will keep everyone involved as the Colosseum and Roman Forum are brought to life. Your guide will enthusiastically narrate the history of this gladiatorial arena through stories and anecdotes about those who fought here and the emperors who decided their fate, creating a vivid picture of the past. Feel free to participate and encourage your kids to ask questions in this open and interactive environment as the glory of Ancient Rome is explored at its top two archaeological sites.

Have Fun and Learn with Our Expert Guides

Expert, kid-approved guides lead both tours on this thrilling combo for the whole family. Their enthusiasm, energy, and love for working with children are the hallmarks of this experience that you won’t want to miss, and that will make this particular day in Rome one that your kids will talk about for time to come.



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What's Included

  • Skip the line access to the Vatican Museums
  • Skip the Line access to the Colosseum, including ticket and reservation fees
  • Skip the line access to St Peter’s Basilica
  • English-speaking guides
  • Groups of 25 people or less for the Colosseum Family Tour
  • Groups of 20 people or less for the Vatican Family Tour
  • Headsets so you can always hear your guide

Sites Visited

  • Vatican Museums
  • Sistine Chapel
  • Colosseum
  • Roman Forum

Important Notes

St. Peter's Basilica and other religious sites are subject to occasional closures for religious ceremonies. When this occurs, we will provide guests with an extended tour of the Vatican Museums, or appropriate alternative. In these cases we are unable to provide refunds or discounts. Appropriate dress is required for entry into some sites on this tour. Knees, shoulders and backs must be covered. Due to increased security measures at many attractions some lines may form on tours with 'Skip the Line' or 'No Wait' access.


  • At the end of the tour, will I be able to explore the Vatican Museums on my own?
  • At the end of the tour, will I be able to explore the Colosseum on my own?
  • I would like to add another person to my booking

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