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Skip-the-line tour of the Vatican highlights for families with children


Skip-the-line tour of the Vatican highlights for families with children

Tour Description

Great fun and education in one special tour!

See the Vatican and Sistine Chapel with your children on a 3-hour tour specifically designed for families. Your entire family can learn together about the Vatican Museums' impressive works of art while participating in a fun interactive tour. You’ll visit the Vatican Museums, including Raphael's Rooms and the Gallery of Maps, the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica. The tour includes pre-booked tickets so your family will avoid the long entrance lines.

Your expert local guide for children and families will customize the tour for your family, so that it’s unique to you and your interests. Your tour will begin near the Vatican City, where you will meet your guide. From the start of the tour, your guide will engage the children in games to identify important Vatican artworks, which includes wonderful Greek and Roman sculptures, and the sarcophagi of Empress Helena and Constantina, the mother and daughter of Constantine the Great.

The Gallery of the Candelabra, Gallery of the Tapestries, Sobieski Hall, and the breathtaking Raphael's Rooms will follow. The Sistine Chapel is next. It’s one of the most popular attractions in Italy. As you view Michelangelo's breathtaking fresco, “The Last Judgment,” you’ll learn about stories from the Bible, including the creation of Adam. The Sistine Chapel is still used today as the venue for papal elections.

Then your group will enter the most significant Catholic church on earth, Saint Peter’s Basilica, where you will see Michelangelo’s Pietà. Your tour will end in Saint Peter's Square next to the taxi and bus station. The interactive tour includes activities to encourage learning and participation. The whole family will enjoy solving quizzes, answering trivia questions, participating in scavenger hunts, and many more creative activities to keep the whole group engaged.

We’re sure your entire family will learn a great deal, including your children, and you’ll have created memories that will last a lifetime.

This tour books quickly, so please don’t hesitate to contact us for information and reservations at [email protected].


What is included

Official Licensed Guide
Fast-track Access
Entrance Fees & Tickets

Details and Important info

Duration: 3 hours
Operating Days: Everyday except Sundays
Meeting Point: Provided upon booking
Optional pick-up from your hotel/accommodation/airport or any other location
Language: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian
Tour Type: Private or small group
Start Time: Customizable

Highlights & Sites visited

Sistine Chapel
Vatican Museums
Raphael's Rooms
Basilica of Saint Peter
Belvedere Courtyard and Palace
Gallery of Geographic Maps
Gallery of Tapistries
Room of Immaculate Conception
Pius-Clementinus Museum
Pope's Benediction Balcony
Pope's Speech Window
Chimney of Papal Election
Sobiesky Hall

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