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Vatican Highlights Group Tour for Families with Kids

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Explore the highlights of the Vatican Museums on this specially tailored 2.5-hour tour for families with children. A scavenger hunt helps to engage visitors of all ages in the art and history of the collection, including the Sistine Chapel.
  • Entertain and educate the kids in the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
  • Enjoy scavenger hunts, games, and stories tailor-made for families
  • Gain skip-the-line access to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
  • Discover masterpieces of European art without boring the kids
What to Expect
Greet your guide—and any other families who might join your small group—near the entrance to the Vatican Museums, and skip the long line to enter. Your guide entertains the children with age-appropriate scavenger hunts and games. Both the stories they tell and the exact rooms you visit are tailored to the audience, but include the Gallery of Maps and the Gallery of Carriages. Your tour culminates in the Sistine Chapel, home to Michelangelo’s greatest masterpiece, before you exit the museum into St. Peter’s Square. St. Peter’s Basilica is easy to visit independently after your tour, should you wish.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, Italy
Departure Time
2h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Child friendly and English speaking guide
  • Headsets, if more than 6 people in the group
  • Souvenirs for kids
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican City
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
  • Snacks and tips
  • St. Peter's Basilica visit is not part of the tour
  • Climbing the dome is not part of the tour
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This tour is for families with children or teens only
  • Wear comfortable choes: Tte museums cover about 4.5 miles with halls, galleries and staircases
  • Bare shoulders and knees are not allowed inside the Sistine Chapel and BAsilica - Entrance will be denied without refund for non-compliance
  • Meeting Point: If you’re using a taxi service, specify that you’re going to the Vatican museums in Viale Vaticano (as some drivers take clients near St. Peter’s Square)
  • Unpredictable Circumstances: Due to the popularity of Pope Francis, the museums or the Sistine Chapel might close without prior notice. Under such circumstances we will complete the tour inside the Vatican museums.
  • Security Entrance: Small backpacks are allowed / Oversized items will require check-in / Liquids and sharp items are not allowed through the security check point
  • Wednesday mornings and Sundays Not Available
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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We chose a private family tour of the Vatican Museums having previously (without kids) experienced the overwhelming amount of art and artifacts in the museums. When bringing our 10 and 12 year olds to see these we wanted to ensure they remembered the absolute highlights rather
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My 8 year old son and I absolutely loved our express early bird Vatican tour with Irene. She is so lovely and good with children! He enjoyed having his own personal guide that he could ask questions to. The scavenger hunt was ingenious for keeping him engaged the entire time and
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We absolutely loved our tour and experience with Cecilia! She was such a pleasure to be with and she was so good to us. My son who is 4 and has a short attention span listened very intently because she was so good with him. He felt included and he enjoyed looking for the things
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We participated on the Rome4KidsTours - DIVINE RACE VATICAN TOUR - 3 hour Private Family Tour (skip the lines!) a few weeks ago. Maurizio was our tour guide and he was just fantastic!!! He was an expert on everything Vatican and more! We visited the Gallery of Carriages, the
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Response from Rome4Kids, Owner at Vatican Highlights Group Tour for Families with Kids
Responded 3 Sep 2019
Hello and thank you for the glowing review for the Vatican tour with Mau. He is indeed special and such a fabulous guide. Mau is thrilled about your feedback. Enjoy the end of the summer. See you soon in another European destination with us, Katja, Mau & the rest of the Europe4KidsTours team
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Had two tours with Maurizio (Marble Zoo) and Katia (Vatican) in Rome. Great experiences both of them. Can’t recommend enough!
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Response from Katjayourguide, Owner at Vatican Highlights Group Tour for Families with Kids
Responded 27 Aug 2019
Hello Guy, thank you so very much for taking the time to write a review. You have such beautiful kids and you can be so proud of them. Genevieve is really such a little peperino - a little pepper :-). Greetings to all and also to Opa Paul. All the best and enjoy the end of the summer. Katja , Mau & the rest of the Europe4KidsTours team
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