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Skip the Line: Private Vatican and Sistine Chapel Tour for Kids and Families

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Skip the Line: Private Vatican and Sistine Chapel Tour for Kids and Families

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Delve deep into the religious history of the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel on this 3-hour private tour designed for families. Skip the long entry lines and proceed directly inside to admire masterpieces including Michelangelo's Pietà and The Last Judgment. Visit the Gallery of Maps, St Peter's Basilica and Raphael's Rooms. This private tour for just you and your family is fully customizable and ensures your guide's personalized attention.Children learn through play; with your guide you will solve quizzes, answer trivia and engage in scavenger hunts. All entrance fees included.
  • 3-hour private tour of the Vatican and Sistine Chapel for families
  • Guide will engage kids with scavenger hunts, trivia and quizzes
  • Private tour customized to your family's needs
  • Learn about the important religious history of these landmarks in a fun way

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

A scavenger hunt inside the Vatican makes this tour ideal for those traveling with kids.
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Top-rated local guide specialized in working with kids
Private tour
Guaranteed to skip the long lines
Skip the line access to St. Peter's Basilica
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

00120, Vatican City

Return Details

Piazza San Pietro, Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
Meet your private guide outside the entrance to Vatican City; with reserved tickets and a professional guide, your family will skip the long entry lines and proceed directly inside.

Begin your visit of the collections, viewing the sarcophagi of Constantina and Empress Helena while kids play games and win prizes related to learning about the Vatican's art. Continue to the colorful Raphael's Rooms, Sobieski Hall, the Gallery of the Tapestries and the Gallery of the Candelabra. Learn along with your kids by teaming up to engage in scavenger hunts, answer trivia and solving quizzes.

View Michelangelo's The Last Judgment and listen to stories from the Bible, including the creation of Adam, in the Sistine Chapel. Proceed to St Peter's Basilica, the grandest church in Italy. Your tour guide will ensure your children are entertained and engaged while they learn about the important religious history of these landmarks.
Stop At:  
Vatican Museums
Meet your private guide near Vatican City. With your guide, you'll get to bypass the long queues at the entrance of the Vatican Museums. You may secure your luggage and umbrellas in the Vatican cloakroom. Once out of the cloakroom, you will begin your visit of the collections. Kids will play games and win prizes while exploring Vatican artwork. You will see brilliant Greek and Roman sculptures and the sarcophagi of Empress Helena and Constantina, the mother and daughter of Constantine the Great. Your tour continues to the Gallery of the Candelabra, Gallery of the Tapestries, Sobieski Hall, and the colorful Raphael's Rooms.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Sistine Chapel
You will then reach the Sistine Chapel, the venue for papal elections and one of Italy’s most visited sites. You will view Michelangelo's 'The Last Judgment' and listen to stories from the Bible, including the creation of Adam.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
St. Peter's Basilica
After the museum, you will enter the grandest church on earth, Saint Peter’s Basilica. The best way to learn is by playing. Your family will have a lot of fun teaming up to solve quizzes, answer trivia, engage in scavenger hunts, and many more captivating games during the tour. Your local guide for children and families will fully-customize your tour and make it unique. Children will actively participate in the visit and create memories that will last a lifetime.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
St. Peter's Square
Your tour will end in Saint Peter's Square next to the taxi and bus station.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Raphael Tours & Events

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Skip the Line: Private Vatican and Sistine Chapel Tour for Kids and Families?
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Skip the Line: Private Vatican and Sistine Chapel Tour for Kids and Families.
What is the maximum group size during Skip the Line: Private Vatican and Sistine Chapel Tour for Kids and Families?
This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Skip the Line: Private Vatican and Sistine Chapel Tour for Kids and Families.

Traveler Tips

  • "As it is a special place, we recommend that people with children in particular guide you." See review
  • "Highly recommend this tour and in the end it is a good value!" See review


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Worth it!
, Oct 2019
Simona was a fantastic guide and we were so glad to have booked this tour with her. The scavenger hunt and games she had for the kids were perfect, and kept our 11 year old boy (who is always bored) engaged the whole time. Her command of the history and ability to tell stories is truly impressive. I was not thrilled with how expensive it was to see the Vatican like this, but it was worth it. The Vatican was crazy crowded and I honestly don’t think we could have done it on our own without a lot of stress and wasting a ton of time. We learned so much more and got so much more out of it by doing the tour with Simona. I would do it again.
Best experience and best guide ever!
, Sep 2019
One of the most informative and engaging tour guide who was passionate about Michaelangelo! Thank u!
, Aug 2019
Simona was a wonderful guide. She was so engaging and made the experience captivating for my kids (9, 11). I loved all of the history she provided.
Amy S
, Jun 2019
It was a very hot day. I booked the family one for my kids and it didn’t keep there attention. I would have liked more of a kid friendly tour. It was very hot and the guide talked way to much.
This is the way to tour The Vatican and St. Peter's!
, Jun 2019
Our guide was Rossella and she was wonderful! She studies art history and is a devoted, passionate, knowledgeable and personable guide. She is also a real pro at navigating your small group through the throbbing crowds. We were a family of 4 with 2 teenaged boys (one with Autism, thus the need for a private tour) and our experience couldn't have been better. Highly recommend this tour and in the end it is a good value!
Wonderful tour -Wonderful Tour Guide
Joseph M
, Apr 2019
Our group of 11 family members with 4 granddaughters ages 5-8 thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Our guide, Allesandra was wonderful and engaging with the children. She also provided many facts and answers for the adults in our group. The no waiting in line quick access to the Vatican museums was great as there were huge lines of people waiting to enter.
Fantastic tour!
, Jan 2019
We needed a tour that would capture our children’s imagination and concentration (they are 8 and 12) but also inform and educate all of us. Giulia was absolutely fantastic in providing the perfect balance in this regard and we would recommend this tour to anyone of any age.
As the entrance to the Vatican was full...
Yuko P
, Nov 2018
As the entrance to the Vatican was full of people, finding a guide Simona was difficult, but she found us. The Vatican has a precious collection. As it is a special place, we recommend that people with children in particular guide you. We participated in Kids and Family Tour. The boys were two teenagers, but the tour guide Simona was very enthusiastic to explain, so the kids enjoyed themselves very much. The children started fighting on the way, but she was very calm and perseverance guide. We were able to hear stories about various precious collections from her. Thank you very much!
What an amazing afternoon! Our guide...
Flint-Polo F
, Oct 2018
What an amazing afternoon! Our guide was fantastic. Very friendly, kind, knowledge and so wonderful with my children. I highly recommend this tour.
Our guide,Ambra, was amazing...
, Jul 2018
Our guide,Ambra, was amazing knowledgeable and friendly and great with kids. Would highly recommend her.

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