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

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Activity provider: Private Tours of Rome
Private tour

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

Activity provider: Private Tours of Rome
Likely to sell out

From US$ 203.67 per person

Likely to sell out

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
Italian, English
Private group


  • 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

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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

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4.7 /5

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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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March 26, 2023

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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March 26, 2023

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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March 26, 2023

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