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Vatican Highlights Group Tour for Families with Kids

Roma, Italy
Vatican Highlights Group Tour for Families with Kids

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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English


Visit the Vatican Museums on a tour designed for kids, providing a more engaging experience for you and your children. See the iconic Sistine Chapel and other historical artwork as you participate in a scavenger hunt and listen to stories that bring the history to life.
  • Family-friendly tour of the Vatican Museums
  • Be entertained by stories and games that keep kids interested in the Vatican's attractions
  • Explore several areas of the complex, from the gardens to the Gallery of Maps to the Sistine Chapel
  • Enjoy priority entrance and exit
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Child friendly and English speaking guide
Headsets, if more than 6 people in the group
Souvenirs for kids
All Fees and Taxes
Snacks and tips
St. Peter's Basilica visit is not part of the tour
Climbing the dome is not part of the tour
Viale Vaticano, 100 , Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, Italy

Go to the Vatican museums in Viale Vaticano 100. Meet your guide at the steps in front of the white Travertine-framed door (now EXIT point) by the right hand side. This door has two statues above and a sign that reads MVSEI VATICANI.

2:30 PM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This tour is for families with children or teens only
  • Wear comfortable choes: Tte museums cover about 4.5 miles with halls, galleries and staircases
  • Bare shoulders and knees are not allowed inside the Sistine Chapel and BAsilica - Entrance will be denied without refund for non-compliance
  • Meeting Point: If you’re using a taxi service, specify that you’re going to the Vatican museums in Viale Vaticano (as some drivers take clients near St. Peter’s Square)
  • Unpredictable Circumstances: Due to the popularity of Pope Francis, the museums or the Sistine Chapel might close without prior notice. Under such circumstances we will complete the tour inside the Vatican museums.
  • Security Entrance: Small backpacks are allowed / Oversized items will require check-in / Liquids and sharp items are not allowed through the security check point
  • Wednesday mornings and Sundays Not Available
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Rome 4 Kids Tours
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

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    Francesca was amazing with the...
    , Jan 2018
    Francesca was amazing with the children and extremely engaging. The children had a wonderful time, as did us adults and we all learnt something about the Vatican and the wonderful art and architecture featured within. Michelangelo is a favourite artist of mine and to see his works and appreciate them again we fantastic. The group was smallish and the children got on with one another as they heard the interesting things that Francesca had to say. If you have children and want them to engage with what you are attempting to enjoy then this tour is for you.
    We had a fabulous tour with Marlena...
    Ruchika K
    , Jul 2017
    We had a fabulous tour with Marlena - she gave us Italian names - so hopefully she's fine with this version of her name : Lots of fun insights for the children, spoke at their level with a focus on things that would interest them. Didn't think the kids would last the whole tour but they were happy to go on. We were paired up with a lovely family - and that added to everyone's enjoyment. The instructions about carrying water in were misleading - so if you're booking the tour - double check on that - it does get hot and the refilling lines can be a bit long.
    I was disappointed in this tour. The...
    Jennifer S
    , Jul 2017
    I was disappointed in this tour. The guide clearly tried to bond with the kids in the tour, but there seemed to be a disconnect between the informal chatting with kids to get to know them which was good and the material covered by the tour which wasn't always appropriate for kids. I suppose the problem may be that the tour had everything from 6 year old girls to older teenagers and it is difficult to keep them all engaged--the stuff that the teens probably liked was not the best for the little ones. Also, we spent an inordinate amount of time standing outside looking at a photograph of the Sistine Chapel in detail. Some of this, you would expect on any tour and it is necessary for all the kids to appreciate the ceiling, but it really seemed to go on a very long time considering that many of the kids were pretty young. Also, some of the material--while good for the teenagers-- seemed not great for the little ones. Explanation that Michelangelo went to the morgue to find unclaimed bodies and peeled away their skin to see muscle structure emphasizing that a snake was biting Minos's genitals, how Noah got drunk after the flood, etc. Overall, I would say that my kids learned something and appreciated the art more than if we hadn't done a tour, but I wouldn't really recommend this one in particular.
    We really enjoyed our tour with...
    Meg P
    , Jul 2017
    We really enjoyed our tour with Marlena I am not sure I have her name correct, so sorry if you are reading this! from Denmark. The tour was totally focused on the kids and hit the highlights of the Vatican and Sistene Capel. Rome in July is extremely crowded so battling the crowds and the heat was a definite priority. We lucked out and only had one other family on our tour and their children were very close in age to our children who are 5, 7 and 9. We were all given headsets so that we could hear her better in the very crowded parts. She was very good at recognizing when a child was starting to lose interest and would make an effort to get them interested again. It's a 3 hour tour and can get long for the younger ones, but totally worth it. My advice would be to feed them something right before meeting your guide and then bring something small and discreet like some gummy candy to keep them going while inside. The instructions from the tour company will say that water is not allowed into the Vatican, but it is and you will need it! I also noticed that knee length shorts, skirts and dresses seemed to be ok no uncovered shoulders and definitely no short shorts or skirts. My only regret is that we didn't give our kids a little more background on what we would be seeing and the history of the vatican before going.
    Really rapid run through the Vatican...
    David C
    , Jul 2017
    Really rapid run through the Vatican museums. Finding the guide at the beginning was difficult with the number of people at the front door and the rome for kids bag on the shoulder was not obvious enough. Required a phonecall to find them. The tour itself was good - interesting for both kids and adults, and the sights themselves awesome! would personally suggest remaining within the museum after the tour rather than progressing to st peters basilica as there is no way to return to the museum without paying again, and there was so much more to see. But would definitely recommend as a quick tour of the museum.
    Really great guide a tour. Engaging...
    , Jul 2017
    Really great guide a tour. Engaging for our kids age 6 and 8 while entertaining and educational for adults. The Vatican is mostly not air-conditioned and water breaks are few and far between - bring a big bottle of cold water on your tour!
    A BIG Thank You to Francesca who was...
    , Dec 2016
    A BIG Thank You to Francesca who was great, esp with the kids,. Other than being very knowledgeable, she communicated very well with the children and got them interested in the different highlights. She was also attentive to both my young children and the adults, and patient with questions. 5 stars!
    Great tour for a grandparent and 11...
    Joanne P
    , Oct 2016
    Great tour for a grandparent and 11 year old boy. We had only 4 in our tour so were able to avoid massive crowds and get up close to fantastic things in the Vatican. Great guide, fun and able to keep kids amazed and interested.
    Had a great tour. All just perfect...
    Mark A
    , Sep 2016
    Had a great tour. All just perfect. Toni was a delight ! Only recommendation is a 5 minute 'break' after first hour and another after second hour.
    We wnt with a 10, 8, 3 and 2 year...
    Michelle S
    , Jul 2016
    We wnt with a 10, 8, 3 and 2 year old for this tour. It was very hard with the 3 and 2 year olds as we have strollers and there are lots of stairs so be prepared. It is also very packed. TheThe tour guide was great and was able to engage the older children well.

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