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

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Activity provider: Private Tours of Rome

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

Activity provider: Private Tours of Rome

From US$ 195.23 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.

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Duration 3 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • 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 Vatican City. Then, 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 your tour, your children will join in games and win prizes whilst discovering more about the Vatican’s collections. Marvel at 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. 

Next, move through the Gallery of the Candelabra, Gallery of the Tapestries, Sobieski Hall, and the sumptuously decorated Raphael Rooms. 

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. 

From the Sistine Chapel, continue 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 ends in Saint Peter's Square next to the taxi rank and bus station.

  • 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
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted

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Meeting point

The guide will be waiting outside the Vatican Museums, on the stairs under the big white monumental door topped with statues (Musei Vaticani).

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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

4.7 /5

based on 48 reviews

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Claudia was superb! Just pitched at the right level, we had a 2 and a half year old and she included him perfectly! Couldn’t recommend this enough, we skipped every queue and saw what we needed, she was knowledgeable and very friendly. Highly recommended with kids. Thank you so much for a lovely morning and a great lunch recommendation too!

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November 12, 2022

Paola managed to get our 6 and 8 year olds on board for an almost 3 hour visit to the Vatican. We greatly appreciated his kindness, his adaptability and his skills. Another big thank you to her, we had made the Colosseum visit the day before with her and it was also very well designed for our children. We strongly recommend the visit, even if it is a bit expensive, exceptional memories for the whole family.

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May 5, 2022

One star is only deducted because of the price! He's pretty proud! Otherwise I can only say good things about my guide Donato! Absolute world class! I don't think there's anything he doesn't know! He told me everything I needed to know in detail, patiently and in a way that was easy to understand. Being the only one on this tour didn't affect his leadership. History fascinates him, you can tell. He lives it all! He never seemed bored! Lots of background information, very memorable! Grade 1+.

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July 7, 2021

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