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

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

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From $156.69 $117.52 per person

This fun Vatican tour has been specifically designed for families with children. Explore the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, and the Basilica with an exciting and engaging tour.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 3 hours
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Skip the ticket line
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Live tour guide
English, Italian, Spanish, French, German
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Join in games and win prizes whilst discovering more about the Vatican’s collections.
  • Enter one of Italy’s most popular attractions, the Sistine Chapel
  • Explore the most important Catholic church in the world - Saint Peter’s Basilica
  • Learn about ancient Greek and Roman sculptures
Full description
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 Last Judgment' and other frescoes depicting Biblical stories, such as the creation of Adam. The tour will progress from the Sistine Chapel to the most important Catholic church in the world - Saint Peter’s Basilica. This tour is the perfect way to explore all that the Vatican has to offer, as well as keep your children entertained and engaged, as they have fun and learn. Your family will love teaming up to solve quizzes, participate in treasure hunts, and much more. Your guide will personalize your tour, creating a unique experience for your family. Your tour will end in Saint Peter's Square next to the taxi rank and bus station.
Includes
  • Skip-the-ticket-line entrance
  • Local guide
  • Small group tour
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Entry/Admission to Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica, La Pieta, Monument to Alexander VII, Porta Santa, Tomba di Giovanni Paolo II, Cortile della Pigna, St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card for children

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • Please note the Vatican can decide to close some areas (ie: Sistine chapel and Basilica of St Peter) without notice, in those unfortunate cases the tour guide will adapt the itinerary accordingly
  • All visitors must pass through airport-style security. During high season the wait at security may be up to 30 minutes.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 13 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Service
    5.0/5
  • Organization
    5/5
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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!

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October 10, 2020

I greatly enjoyed the visit made to the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's. The three hours of visit were spent in a very pleasant way, thanks to the fantastic works admired and the competence, kindness and affability of our guide Francesco. The 10 and 11 year old girls were literally conquered by Francesco and all they admired.

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January 20, 2020

Wonderful tour - Francesco was terrific. Both our boys (11 and 13) really enjoyed it. He made it interesting and entertaining and made the Vatican feel manageable and enjoyable. He was also very respectful in the Sistine Chapel (many other guides were not which the kids noticed at once). It also let us skip lots of long lines even though it wasn't even a busy day at the Vatican.

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November 17, 2019

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