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Skip the Line: Family Vatican Tour with Sistine Chapel
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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Treat the whole family to a Vatican tour that’s aimed to entertain kids and adults alike. With a skip-the-line ticket included, the experience ensures you’ll spend less time waiting in lines and more time discovering the highlights and quirky sights of the Vatican. Listen to fun facts as you explore the Pinacoteca Gallery and the Carriage Pavilion with its “popemobiles,” and check out the mysterious statues of the New Wing. Access to the Sistine Chapel is also included.
  • Vatican kids and adults tour with entry to the Sistine Chapel
  • Skip the long main entrance line to enter the Vatican Museums
  • Hear fun facts about the Vatican’s artwork and sculptures
  • See vehicles used by the popes in the Vatican Carriage Pavilion
  • Enjoy access to the Sistine Chapel, a Vatican highlight
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Vatican Museums , 00120, Vatican City

Vatican Museums entrance, by the white monumental door topped by the statues of Michelangelo and Raphael. Your guide will be showing a sign with your name. Address: Viale Vaticano, Rome Directions: Near Metro Station: Cipro or Ottaviano RED LINE A

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Pinocchio Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Skip the Line: Family Vatican Tour with Sistine Chapel ?
A: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: Family Vatican Tour with Sistine Chapel .
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What is the social distancing policy during Skip the Line: Family Vatican Tour with Sistine Chapel ?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Skip the Line: Family Vatican Tour with Sistine Chapel .

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  • "Skip the line tours are a must if you have limited time and if you have children I highly recommend this tour." See review

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This was a wonderful tour...
Marie_Q
, Dec 2021
This was a wonderful tour for my teenage children. Alessandra was a very knowledgable guide that engage the family. We skipped the line tickets we visited the Vatican museum and the Sistine Chapel. Saint Peter Basilica we had to visit on our own the line moved quickly.
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Absolutely fantastic for family&kids
Sebastian_M
, Oct 2020
Me and my 11 years old son had made the tour in October-2020 with Maria is a wonderful guide and highly recommended. She is so handsome and has made the 3 hour tour so exciting and interesting for us. She knows a lot of the history and has a brilliant way to bring all her knowledge easy and also spiced with a lot of fun and jokes to us. She developed a game especially for kids with mAny interesting facts about historical facts and personalities-that was so smart. Thank you very much for this great afternoon!
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Vatican tour
URSZULA_F
, Aug 2020
Thank you Simona for taking us on an unforgettable tour around the Vatican Museum. The guide was knowledgeable and very kids friendly. The game she provide made the kids engage much more than a regular tour, they have learn the most important things and wanted to see much more. Thank you for the wonderful experience, and thank you all the Viator stuff for all your hard work.
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Vatican tour with kids
Victoria_R
, Mar 2020
There were clear instructions about where we should meet our tour guide, Martina. We knew as soon as we met Martina we would have a great tour with her. She was really friendly and great with the kids (aged 9 - 15) focusing in on them straightaway. Martina was really knowledgeable and flexible to our needs. For example, after a couple of hours walking, we were all quite tired, Martina found a quiet place for us all to sit (away from the crowds) to tell us about the Sistine Chapel. The tour was meant to be three hours, but Martina happily stayed for another 45 mins or so while we took in the Basilica. Excellent tour, thank you. Thoroughly recommend.
star-5
Excellent tour
Barbara
, Feb 2020
Very interesting, Simona was able to keep our (very active) 7 year old entertained for 3 hours with a treasure hunt while teaching him (and us) a lot!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Viator taking me through Rome and Florence!
Stephen_T
, Aug 2018
While in Rome and Florence I used Viator fir several tours. This was one of them and they have all been excellent. My children are ages 15, 12, 10. Colosseum tour with Alessandra was great!The pizza/gelato tour with Marco is exceptional. He’s amazing! Food tour with Matteo was unbelievable and Sistine Chaoel tour with Simone was also great!!So far while in Florence we have had. Cooking class that was great! And 3 hour tour this morning at davinci museum and David. Her name was Rose and she was exceptional!!Viator has been providing us with great experiences and we are so happy we took a chance with them. Heading to Venice and Paris next week. I’ll update my review after tours we have planned there.
star-5
Great tour for the family!
SandraC_E
, Aug 2018
Engaging, fun and interesting tour for the whole family! Our teenagers enjoy the visit very much. Simona, our guide, did a great job!
star-5
Wonderful tour
Bjorne_L
, Aug 2018
This was one of the best tours I’ve been too. Even though it was marketed as a kid’s tour, the information provided had relevance and substance. The kids as well as the adults enjoyed the tour and learned a lot from it.
star-5
We though this would be a great tour...
Susanna B
, Aug 2018
We though this would be a great tour to involve the whole family there were 6 of us including my 10 year old nephew and 15 year old niece. We meet Maria our tour guide outside the Vatican museum. There was one other family. We were not disappointed. Maria was fantastic, so engaging and very informative. She got us all involved and the children thought she was great. They loved playing the game and got so much out of it. They were talking about it for days afterwards. Skip the line tours are a must if you have limited time and if you have children I highly recommend this tour. Thank you so much Maria.
star-5
Highly recommended for families with...
Suzette_Y
, Apr 2018
Highly recommended for families with kids, very interactive. Our tour guide Maria was just amazing!
star-3
Our guide was very nice, but the...
Jeremy_V
, Mar 2018
Our guide was very nice, but the tour was a little all over the place. We needed more background for the kids (we are not catholic) for them to understand the history of the Vatican and the pope.
star-4
Even though we went in the winter...
Janet M
, Mar 2018
Even though we went in the winter and supposedly the crowds were manageable, there was still a lot of people and at times difficult to hear our guide. It was informative for me as an adult, but the info on the history and background of the paintings were lost on the kids. I wished that she covered a bit more about the Vatican itself and brought us to see more of it rather than the Carriage Pavilion, which was nice but didn't warrant a whole side tour.
star-5
The tour was great! Franchesca...
Suzanne M
, Feb 2018
The tour was great! Franchesca was extremely knowledgeable and very friendly the tour was a very enjoyable experience. We learned a great deal about Rome and felt very safe exploring with a local!
star-5
We were very happy with this tour...
Robert_N
, Jan 2018
We were very happy with this tour. Our group included six adults and four children. Maria, our excellent tour guide, was very enthusiastic, knowledgeable,and involved the children throughout. Can recommend.
star-5
We had an incredible small group...
Massimo B
, Oct 2017
We had an incredible small group tour of the Vatican City purposely tailored for kids and their families! Maria was a great guide and she kept children entertained for more than 2 hours. There was just another family in our group, so it was perfect. We visited sections of the museum not crowded at all, as the gallery of paintings, the gallery of the popes' carriages and cars we really wanted to see the Popemobiles!, and an amazing archaeological section. It was possible to play games and treasure hunts and we all had a lot of fun and learn so much. Thanks!
star-5
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with...
suzanne.pim
, Oct 2017
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Maria. My family were joined by one other family and Maria took us to some of the quieter areas of the museums to tell us all about sculptures, art work, history the children learnt a lot, and so did I! Maria made the tour really engaging for the children including an ongoing competition between kids and adults which the children really loved especially since they earned little prizes as well as points. The idea of this tour is to keep to some of the quieter areas because the crowds can be overwhelming and I thought it worked really well. Just because they were quieter areas didn't mean we missed out, in fact it was a great to have insider knowledge of where to go. We visited the most breathtaking New Wing and Chiaramonti museums, housing amazing sculptures including many Gods which my childre loved, they are really into Percy Jackson at the moment After that we headed to the Pinacoteca Vaticana which houses some great masterpieces including Raphaels Transformation, an unfinished Da Vinci, Caravaggio Entombment of Christ. This is often missed by the masses so it was very comfortable and quiet so Maria was able to tell the children all about the art in relative peace. They sat transfixed as she told animated stories about Michaelangelo and the paintings in the Sistine Chapel. Maria used an iPad with pictures to help show them what to expect in the Sistine Chapel and the stories behind some of the pictures, she was so good at making everything really interesting for the children and me asking them questions, patiently listening to them - she had them transfixed. Someone actually came up to me having watched Maria in action and said how wonderful it was to see children so fascinated. We also went to see all the different Pope mobiles, which the children also loved. At the end of the tour Maria gave us maps and directions on how to get to the Sistine Chapel and then the quick way to get straight to St Peters Basilica. this was soooo helpful The walk to the Sistine Chapel takes you through a lot of the rest of the museum so you still see a great deal more in your own time. When we got to the Sistine Chapel the children loved searching for the different people in the paintings that Maria had told them about, it was all so much more relevant to them having some background information as to what they were looking at. We used Marias helpful directions straight to St Peters Basilica and St Peters Square also amazing! This was a great tour, the kids loved Maria and gave her big hugs to say goodbye. We returned to the Vatican a couple of days later with my husband who had missed the tour due to illness. The children loved showing him around and teaching him everything they had learned it was lovely to listen to them and see how much they had actually learned and remembered. Top marks!

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