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  • Skip-the-Ticket-Line Kids Fun Sistine Chapel & Vatican Tour

    1. Skip-the-Ticket-Line Kids Fun Sistine Chapel & Vatican Tour

    Your guide will meet you near the Vatican City, before you skip the ticket line at the entrance of the Vatican Museums. If required, you can store any belongings you may have in the Vatican cloakroom before the start of the tour. Throughout this tour your children will join in games and win prizes whilst discovering more about the Vatican’s collections. The first items you will see on the tour are the multitude of ancient Greek and Roman sculptures, as well as the sarcophagi of Empress Helena and Constantina, the mother and daughter of Constantine the Great. The tour will then move through the Gallery of the Candelabra, Gallery of the Tapestries, Sobieski Hall, and the sumptuously decorated Raphael Rooms. You will then enter one of Italy’s most popular attractions, the Sistine Chapel, which is still in use, primarily for the papal elections. The chapel is home to Michelangelo's 'The Las...

    I‘m so glad to have booked this tour! Our guide Maria was really wonderful, very informative and could always keep my 6 year old son entertained by giving him things to look for and small prizes. It was helpful also to have a guide especially as the normal route from the Sistine Chapel to St. Peter’s basilica was closed due to Covid, and she really knew her away around where exactly to go.We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves while learning, I can only give her and this tour the highest recommendations!

  • Vatican & Sistine Chapel Skip-the-Ticket-Line Tour for Kids

    2. Vatican & Sistine Chapel Skip-the-Ticket-Line Tour for Kids

    Prepare to be amazed on this private, child-centered two-and-a-half-hour tour of the Vatican Museums, including the Sistine Chapel. Imagine your children immersed in rich tradition and ancient wonders with a local English-speaking guide who makes learning fun. Give your family the experience of a lifetime on this tour that’s designed and priced for up to 15 participants. Sightseeing can be overwhelming for children when it involves waiting in boring lines to see places and artifacts they don’t understand. On this tour, your children are the center of activity. With privileged, reserved admission to historic sites, there is no boredom or fidgeting in the long ticket lines. Interactive visual learning tools, pop-up books, iPad games, and trivia are all incorporated into the experience to provide a realistic glimpse into life in ancient times. You’ll be escorted through the Vatican Muse...

    Outstanding experience. We got to see some sacred artifacts. Our guide, Marco was knowledgeable, funny and great with our kids explaining all of the concepts

  • Rome: Private Vatican Tour w/ Cabinet of the Masks

    3. Rome: Private Vatican Tour w/ Cabinet of the Masks

    This Vatican Private Tour with Cabinet of the Masks will offer a unique experience. First of all, you will enter the Vatican Museums ahead of the opening hours of the general public to avoid the crowds of the day. Second, you will visit not only the highlights of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica but also the exclusive Cabinet of the Masks, a part of the museums which is usually closed to the general public. If you are travelling with kids and you want them to have an engaging experience, don’t worry. Make this known and a top child-friendly guide will be provided for you. The visit will start when you meet your private guide at 7:30 and your guide will begin immediately to explain the history of the Vatican. You will enter the museums at 08:00, stepping inside one hour before opening, you’ll find the galleries less crowded and you will have a wonderful experi...

  • Rome: Private Kid-Friendly Tour of Vatican City and Museums

    4. Rome: Private Kid-Friendly Tour of Vatican City and Museums

    Following a pickup from your hotel in Rome, head to the Vatican Museums with your guide and skip the lines with your pre-booked tickets, ready to begin exploring. The first stop will be at the vast collection of ancient Roman and Greek sculptures uncovered through the years during excavations across Rome. Your guide will show you the most important of these, including the “Belvedere Apollo” and the “Sarcophagi of Helena and Constantina,” the mother and daughter of Emperor Constantine. Next up will be the Room of Animals and the Gallery of Candelabra where you’ll see rare Roman mosaics and view the magnificent statues of Diana of Ephesus, the Muses, and a multitude of Greek philosophers. The tour will then head through the Gallery of Tapestries, the Sobieski Hall, and the Raphael Rooms. Once the private apartments of Pope Julius II, the Raphael Rooms were decorated by Raphael and it’s he...

    Amazing experience. We had the best time ever. The driver was on time and very nice. The guide Francesco was very fun and engaging, all of us loved him. If you are looking for a stress free experience this is the tour to book( also booked the Colosseum with Private tours of Rome and asked for Francesco again). Best tour in Rome for families.

  • Rome: 2.5-Hour Family Vatican Highlight Scavenger Hunt

    5. Rome: 2.5-Hour Family Vatican Highlight Scavenger Hunt

    This family orientated tour of the marvels of Vatican City will have your kids engaged throughout the whole 2.5-hour experience. Today you and your children will learn with entertaining anecdotes full of details the stories that bring the art works to life. All guides have been carefully chosen as the perfect travel companions for you and your family. The tour starts in front of the Vatican Museums, where you will meet your guide and go through the priority entrance with them. See and feel the history while your kids are engaged with scavenger hunts, stories and games throughout the Vatican Gardens, the Gallery of the Carriages, and the Gallery of Maps. You will have priority exit from the Museums and conclude the trip at St. Peters Square. The Sistine Chapel can also be included on request. This will add an additional hour to the activity.

  • Kid-friendly Vatican Tour with Carriage Pavilion

    6. Kid-friendly Vatican Tour with Carriage Pavilion

    Your family will have the capacity to learn a great amount about the Vatican and the historical backdrop of the Roman Catholic Church finding segments by and large excluded in a normal Vatican tour. You will see the Gallery of Paintings and showstoppers from Raphael, Caravaggio, Leonardo da Vinci, Tiziano and significantly more. Your children will love the Carriage Pavilion, an energizing accumulation of verifiable vehicles utilized by the distinctive popes including a Grand Gala Berlin made in Rome in 1826 for Pope Leo XII or the Fiat Campagnola known worldwide as the auto where Pope John Paul II remained upon the arrival of his endeavored death in St. Dwindle's Square in 1981 in addition to three 'popemobiles' (Land Rover, Toyota and Mercedes 230 GE) and the Renault 4 donated to Pope Francis in 2013. Voyage back to the Roman Empire going by the New Wing with its antiquated statues of...

    Another gorgeous tour for kids at Rome. My daughters had fun as the leader of the treasury hunt. Our guide Ms. SIMONA was a super patient guide and she managed to teach them everything even the wather was hot.They already missed her ... You should not miss it !

  • Rome in a Day: Vatican, Sistine Chapel and Colosseum

    7. Rome in a Day: Vatican, Sistine Chapel and Colosseum

    Meet your guide at the Colosseum, where you will benefit from fast-track access to skip the ticket lines. You will then witness the sheer scale of this vast amphitheater; a showpiece of Roman ingenuity. Following the Colosseum, take a short walk to the Arch of Constantine and the Roman Forum, the heart of the ancient city. Located around this ancient square are the ruins of the 1st-century Arch of Titus, the House of the Vestal Virgins, the Temple of Saturn, the Senate House, and the white marble Arch of Septimius Severus. Situated a little way along the Via Sacra (Sacred Way) is the Capitoline Hill and Il Vittoriano, an impressive neoclassical masterpiece, named “the wedding cake” by the locals. Continue onwards to the breathtaking Trevi Fountain where, according to legend, if you throw a coin into the fountain you will one day return to Rome. Take a break for lunch at your own expens...

  • Rome: 3-Hour Morning Private Vatican Tour for Kids

    8. Rome: 3-Hour Morning Private Vatican Tour for Kids

    Enter the Vatican Museums before the opening of the doors to the general public and see the galleries with a limited number of people. Everybody in the family will be able to appreciate and enjoy the tour. After the visit of the Vatican galleries with their incredible works of art, you will reach the Sistine Chapel, where you will have some free time to admire and reach afterwards the Basilica of St. Peter, accessing through the special door opened kindly by the Vatican Museums. This 3-hour educational and fun tour, where small and big travelers can learn without stress and without being in the crowd. The Vatican Museums in high season can reach over 25,000 visitors. With this tour, you will have the chance to visit the Vatican galleries and the Sistine Chapel with a child-friendly guide that will show you the highlights of one of the most beautiful museums in the world before the openi...

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What people are saying about Vatican Museums

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 64 reviews

I‘m so glad to have booked this tour! Our guide Maria was really wonderful, very informative and could always keep my 6 year old son entertained by giving him things to look for and small prizes. It was helpful also to have a guide especially as the normal route from the Sistine Chapel to St. Peter’s basilica was closed due to Covid, and she really knew her away around where exactly to go.We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves while learning, I can only give her and this tour the highest recommendations!

I recommend this tour to all families, it was beautiful! Our guide Anna is passionate about her work and has managed to convey this enthusiasm to all of us, managing to immediately get in tune with the children without neglecting the parents. UNIQUE EXPERIENCE!!!!!

Our guide Anna was able to explain to my wife and me all the most important works of the museums, involving our 5 and 7 year old girls in a fun treasure hunt, making us spend a beautiful and interesting morning. Super recommended !!

Comprehensive information, Isabella made the tour very enjoyable. Also suitable for teenagers.

excellent professionalism, Anna available and very good thanks for the wonderful visit