Enjoy a fun and informative 3-hour private tour of the Vatican designed for kids and their families. Led by a specialist local guide, the children will play and learn about the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica, and other Vatican highlights.
- Skip-the-line tickets for the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica
- Specialist tour guide
What’s Not Included
Prepare to be amazed on this private, child-centered 3-hour tour of the Vatican Museums, one of Italy’s most interesting destinations.
Imagine your children immersed in rich tradition and ancient wonders with a local English-speaking guide who makes learning fun. Give your family the experience of a lifetime on this tour that’s designed and priced for up to 15 participants.
Sightseeing can be overwhelming for children when it involves waiting in boring lines to see places and artifacts they don’t understand. On this tour, your children are the center of activity. With privileged, reserved admission to historic sites, there is no boredom or fidgeting in long lines.
Interactive visual learning tools, pop-up books, iPad games, and trivia are all incorporated into the experience to provide a realistic glimpse into life in ancient times.
You’ll be escorted through the Vatican Museums for the thrill of a lifetime. Following a treasure hunt theme, children will engage in conversations about the fascinating history of Roman civilization.
Through the works of Michelangelo, Raphael, da Vinci, Caravaggio, and a host of other artists, your family will become acquainted with what it was like to live in ancient times, as an artist, a parent, a child, or even an emperor or soldier.
By special arrangement, the group will travel by passageway from the Sistine Chapel, with its ornate painted ceilings, to St. Peter’s Basilica and Michelangelo’s Pieta'.
Here, Swiss guards protect the entrance to the Scala Sancta, the Holy Stairs believed to have led to Pilate’s prayer quarters during the time of the Crucifixion, and upon which Jesus tread. See the 4 Raphael Rooms in the Palace of the Vatican, and a vast array of precious artifacts.
Time of the Year
Monday is one of the busiest days for the Vatican Museums as they are closed on Sundays. A lot of people don’t know about the closure day of the Vatican Museums and they leave the Vatican City tour as (the best and) the last on the check-list. Therefore, since early morning you will find people queuing at the entrance.
Tuesday can be a quiet day for the Vatican Museums and it can be a good choice for a visit. However, always check the Vatican calendar to see if there is any special ceremonies or Vatican City holidays when they close the Museums.
Wednesday is the day of the Pope’s Audience. So if you are not planning to attend the Audience at the St Peters Square, this is the perfect time to visit the Vatican Museums. You should go in the morning and you will probably have a chance to see what is like when the Vatican Museums are almost empty.
Thursday is not a particularly busy day for the Vatican except for the days when there is a holiday or some special ceremony in the Vatican.
Friday can be considered one of the busiest days for the Vatican City. At any time you go, you will find crowds accessing the Museums. This is also because of the “long-weekend” holiday travelers.
Saturday, together with Monday, is the busiest day at the Vatican. On Sundays the Vatican is closed and on Saturdays, at any time during the high season, you will always find a long line at the entrance.