The Best Family-Friendly Experiences to Enjoy in Rome

Rome is a destination the whole family can enjoy
Rome is a destination the whole family can enjoy | © lucky-photographer / Alamy Stock Photo

The Italian capital, dubbed the Eternal City, captures the imagination of young and old alike. There are many ways to enjoy it, whatever your age. Here are the tours and experiences that make it the ideal family destination.

Rome is a cacophony of sights, sounds and experiences, and the sheer volume of things to see and do makes it the perfect family getaway. Whether it’s shivering at the bloodthirsty exploits of gladiators or marvelling at the splendour of the Vatican, we’ve carefully curated a list of our favourites that offer a unique experience for all ages.

ToursColosseum and Roman Forum for Kids Private Tour
From $256 per person
3 hours
4.9210525 (38)

Explore the heart of the Roman Empire to discover its legends, secrets as well as rich history with this fun, family-centred 3-hour tour! Visit the Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum as you learn all about the glorious Gladiator combats and the everyday life of an ancient Rome with the help of a child-friendly expert guide that will entertain and engage your children and immerse them into the fascinating life of heroic Gladiators and Emperors!Watch Ancient Rome come back to life with the help of an enthusiastic commentary and interactive tools. Allow your children to step back in time and enjoy the adventure of discovering heroes and villains of the glorious Roman Empire!This child-friendly private tour of Ancient Rome will allow your kids to learn while having fun and enjoying the company of like-minded friends. Bring your camera along for breathtaking family pictures!Let us give you an experience of Ancient Rome that will create unforgettable family memories!

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ToursRome Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour
From $31 per person
1 hour 30 minutes
3.446322 (4853)

Let the sights of Rome unfold before you on an open-top, hop-on hop-off double-decker bus. Climb aboard to admire top Rome attractions including the Vatican City, the Colosseum and the Trevi Fountain on this comprehensive tour. Enjoy 360-degree views from the open deck and hop on and off as you wish at any of the eight stops. Choose 1 Day, 24, 48 or 72 hours of sightseeing, and if you opt for a 48-hour ticket, upgrade to include entrance to Rome’s showpieces such as the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Colosseum.Download now the Sightseeing Experience app: an easy and practical way to orient yourself, move, visit and discover the city.Inside the app you find a free walking tour of the centre, available in five languages, and an interactive map that shows you the position of the buses in real time, the waiting time at each stop and your position so you can easily reach the nearest stop.

ToursSkip the Line: Crypts and Roman Catacombs Small-Group Walking Tour
From $67 per person
3 hours 30 minutes
4.580558 (2582)
Descend into the chill of Rome’s mysterious underworld with Skip-the-Line access to three of the city’s strangest discoveries. Unmask a new side to the Eternal City as you explore the eery Bone Chapel, adorned with the bones of 4,000 Capuchin monks, and the Christian Catacombs, a series of hidden tunnels where early Christians practised their forbidden faith. Then travel beneath the Basilica San Clemente to discover layers of ancient foundations offering an insight to civilisations long fallen.
ToursSmall-Group Tour Crypts the Bone Chapel and Catacombs
From $75 per person
3 hours 15 minutes
4.794872 (195)
Rome is a city that has built and rebuilt upon itself for thousands of years. Our Crypts, Bones and Catacombs tour is designed to take you deep down into the layers of Roman history, in order to uncover the spellbinding story of the city through the ages. We do so in the most dramatic way possible: by exploring the underground cemeteries and excavation that once housed many of the city’s dead and its most mysterious cult, a guaranteed thrill for adults and children alike.
ToursSmall-Group Rome Food Walking Tour: Trastevere, Campo de' Fiori, Jewish Ghetto
From $98 per person
3 hours 30 minutes
4.790514 (759)

Jostle with locals for the best food in town on this 3.5-hour small-group food tour of Rome!Focusing on the most exciting gourmet haunts in up-and-coming Trastevere and the Jewish Ghetto, your tour also includes must-visit sites like Campo de’ Fiori’s famous market (morning).Sample much-loved Italian classics such as pasta and gelato, as well as lesser-known specialties like fried artichokes or other seasonal specialties.For most Italians, a good time has to involve food, so what better way to see Italy’s charismatic capital city than on this food walking tour!Numbers are limited to 12 on this small-group walking tour ensuring you’ll experience everything with personalised attention from your guide.

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