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Private for up to 2 (Not a per person rate) $1181 USD
Private for up to 3 (Not a per person rate) $1348 USD
Private for up to 4 (Not a per person rate) $1530 USD
Private for up to 5 (Not a per person rate) $1725 USD
Private for up to 6 (Not a per person rate) $1905 USD
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This tour is designed for families and delivered by special guides that are oriented to entertainment of children. You will also find that your entry to these sites is facilitated by skipping the lines - the only way to go!

It is no doubt that Rome is one of the world's greatest attractions. With a rich and ancient history it is no wonder so many families come to marvel at this wondrous city. We know travelling with kids can impact your itinerary which is why we have found great guides who make the highlights of Rome a family fun adventure and learning experience even for the youngest of travelers. Together we will travel back in time to reenact and hear stories of the great Roman Empire, the most powerful in the world and Rome the largest city. Learn about patricians and plebeians, the difference in lifestyle, as well as great emperors, slaves and gladiators.

We begin with a visit to the Colosseum, the first amphitheater built in Rome, and one of the city's most magnificent tourist attractions today. Cemented in memory by popular culture, Gladiators are remembered as brave fighters. In actuality, many had no choice and were slaves who fought for their lives for the entertainment for others, viewed as disposable beings. Learn about their diets as well as what weapons they used and how these things resulted in bloody fighting and a spectacle the whole city came to witness.

We'll continue on to Palatine Hill where you will hear the most famous story told throughout Rome. Legend has it that this is where brothers Romulus and Remus were found by a wolf who raised them into adulthood. As they were sons of a God they decided it was their destiny to build a city and rule as its king. They fought to be the city's ruler and only one brother survived.

We will take a break for lunch and see the Trevi Fountain. Our day continues with a visit to the Vatican museum where we will have 'skip the line' entrance. Vatican City is important to the history of Rome, and we have designed a special itinerary that will excite even the youngest of travelers.

Next we will visit the Sistine Chapel where we will enter and admire the great work of Michelangelo. Before ending our day we will see St. Peter's Basilica from the outside - an architectural phenomenon and what many believe to be the greatest church in the world.

  • This Tour Includes:
  • Child-oriented English-speaking licensed guide
  • Entrance to the Colosseum
  • Skip the line entrance to the Vatican
  • Trevi Fountain
  • Enter the room of carriages
  • Visit Egyptian museum
  • Entrance to the Sistine Chapel
  • View St. Peter's Basilica from the outside
  • St. Peter Square
  • Gelato
  • Time for lunch
  • Additional Languages Available
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • *Possible upcharge at checkout for languages denoted with ($) symbol.

Days of Operation

Mon - yes
Tue - yes
Wed - yes
Thu - yes
Fri - yes
Sat - yes
Sun - no

Departures (local time)

  • 8:45 AM (5 hrs)
  • 9:30 AM (5 hrs)
  • 10:00 AM (5 hrs)

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

Taxi and Transfers Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• This tour ends at St. Peters Square.
• All admissions are included in the cost of this program. Once the tour is confirmed admissions are non-refundable.


• This tour requires use of taxis. Taxi costs are NOT included in the cost of this program. You will have to take a taxi between the Colosseum and the Vatican. This is approximately €15 per taxi. If there are more than 3 people in your group you will most likely have to take more than one taxi. You will also have to take a taxi to the meeting point. If you are not comfortable using public transportation contact ShoreTrips and we will provide pricing for private transfers.
• This tour includes all skip-the-line admissions though you will still have to wait in line for security.
• Additionally, in 2019, The Vatican will be closed on December 8, 25, & 26. In 2020, The Vatican will be closed on January 1, 6, February 11, March 19, April 13, May 1, June 29, August 15, December 8, 25, 26.
• Please note that on the first Sunday of each month many tourist sites in Italy have free admission. This can often result in long lines. If you are staying at a hotel, it may be beneficial to avoid booking a tour involving inside visits to major attractions on these days. If you have questions, contact ShoreTrips.
• Modest dress is required in all Italian churches. If you expect to enter a church during your tour, please do not wear shorts, sleeveless tops, skirts above the knee, or revealing clothing. If preferred, you may wear a shawl to cover your shoulders. This applies to children as well.