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Vatican for Kids Private Tour With Access to Cabinet of the Masks

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Keep your kids engaged during a visit to the Vatican on a private tour designed for families. With a kid-loving guide, tour St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums, including the Sistine Chapel, to learn about the history of the site and see its renowned collection of art by masters like Michelangelo. Walk at a pace that suits your family, and enjoy visual aids from your guide that bring to life the wonders of the Vatican, entertaining and educating your children at the same time. Skip-the-line admission is included!
  • Family-friendly Vatican tour with a private guide
  • Enjoy commentary from a guide who keeps children engaged and interested
  • Visit the Sistine Chapel to marvel at Michelangelo's ceiling fresco
  • Skip-the-line entry allows you to bypass the admission queue
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Professional guide for 3 hours
Child friendly guide
Private tour
Guaranteed to skip the long lines
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transportation to/from attractions
Via Vespasiano, 28 , Via Vespasiano, 28, 00192 Roma RM, Italy

Get off at "Ottaviano" Stop on Metro A line.From the station, walk on Via Ottaviano following the indication to St. Peter square.When you arrive across at Via Germanico, go to the right follow the street.After 100 mtr, Via Vespasiano will be on your left. At the number 28, you will find our office.

9:30 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant from 0 to 5 years old are free of charge. Kids aged 6 years old and older pay as 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
  • Please be on time to avoid losing entry and thus missing the tour.
  • Please note that, for disabled visitors with certified invalidity of more than 74%, the Vatican Museums offers free entry that is extended to a companion for visitors who are not self-sufficient. To benefit from this, make sure you mention it at the time of booking so that our staff may handle your request.
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Please make sure you ask the guide any curiosities you may have during the tour, we want to ensure you have the very best experience!
  • Please bring comfortable shoes and a refillable water bottle.
  • No shorts above the knees, no sleeveless t-shirts are permitted, no big backpacks are allowed, no big umbrellas are permitted, no pointed objects are allowed.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Vatican for Kids Private Tour With Access to Cabinet of the Masks ?
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
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What is the policy on sanitization during Vatican for Kids Private Tour With Access to Cabinet of the Masks ?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
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What is the social distancing policy during Vatican for Kids Private Tour With Access to Cabinet of the Masks ?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Vatican for Kids Private Tour With Access to Cabinet of the Masks ?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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  • "We sincerely recommend this tour with Manuela for anyone visiting the Vatican, especially with children or the elderly." See review


89 Reviews
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fair tour. Ideal for older kids> 8
, Mar 2022
It is a bit challenge to show young kids about art, this is no exception. Our tour guide did make effort to point all the interesting animals in Vatican, it is still a bit hard to see everything. However, ,my kid did say she likes the museum. We got glimpses of vast collection of art works in Vatican. I would recommend family with a bit older kids, ideally with some understanding about religion.
Great tour with kids
, Feb 2022
Great tour! Our lovely tour guide managed to keep our 7 year old engaged throughout the three and and a half hour tour. Definitely would recommend to someone with kids.
Must do! A Highlight of our Trip!
, Dec 2021
We did this tour with a 13 year old, 10 year old and 4 year old. Our tour guide Matteo was absolutely fantastic!!! We honestly were blown away that 1) he was able to keep all of us engaged the entire tour and 2) with the amount of knowledge he had on everything we saw... and it was a ton! The facts he shared were fascinating, his personal experience was so interesting to hear about, and the energy he brought for hours was more than we'd even anticipated. We would do this tour again in a heartbeat and we'd certainly request Matteo again!!
Excellent job!
, Aug 2019
Fe was our tour guide and she could not have made it better, unless we got to meet the Pope himself. We had 3 kids with us- 14, 12, and 9 girls. She kept them completely engaged and really catered to them They were asking tons of questions and she was talking to them at a level they really understood. She played both the parents and kids back and forth so everyone could be part of it. She honestly made the tour a complete success for us. We really enjoyed her time and would love to use her again for our next visit. She was that good.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2019
Felicity is indeed an incredible guide, I am very happy to read this review and find out your children greatly enjoyed the experience. We designed this tour for the young ones and so it is gratifying to learn they fully loved it! Thank you for kindly sharing your experience!
Fantastic Tour
, Aug 2019
Matteo was awesome, and made this visit amazing for both my wife and I and our two kids, 5 and 10. Worth every penny!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2019
Matteo is indeed a brilliant guide. Thank you for this fantastic review!
, Aug 2019
We had a wonderful day with Miatra! She had so much knowledge and was amazing with our 10 and 13 year old boys. They both said the tour was one of their favorites of their trip!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2019
Thank you very much for taking the time to review our Vatican for Kids Private Tour!
Great Tour!!
, Jul 2019
One of the best tours I’ve ever had. Tour guide was very engaging with the kids, but also kept the adults interested. Highly recommend.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2019
Thank you for reviewing your Vatican for Kids Private Tour!
This was wonderful!
, Jun 2019
Analisa was very knowledgeable and paid close attention to the kids....Thank you so much for your expertise and fun!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2019
I am very happy you enjoyed your family friendly tour with Annalisa! Thank you for reviewing us!
, Apr 2019
Our Vatican tour for kids was exactly what we hoped for and so much more! Matteo was an Incredible guide. From the first moments we knew we were in excellent hands and he followed through our whole tour. He explained everything we saw and all the history of the Vatican to our children (ages 7 and 9) perfectly, we were in shock how well Matteo interacted with all of us. We all saythis was the highlight of our 6 day trip to Rome! Thank you a million times over, Matteo. To anyone considering this tour-book it!! You will not regret it!
Vatican Tour with Granddaughters
, Apr 2019
Our guide was attentive to our 10 and 8 year olds. Good choice of rooms to visit in the museum. Main challenge was the crowds, which the guide cannot control.
Vatican for Kids
, Mar 2019
We had a wonderful private tour with Angelica from Vivicos International Travel. The tour was just for myself, my husband and my 11 year old son. The tour was well-paced and included the Vatican Museum, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. Angelica was enthusiastic, warm, incredibly knowledgeable, kept us all engaged and tailored the tour for us, giving us choices along the way. For example, she gave us the choice of going to the gallery containing all of the papal vehicles, which we really enjoyed. She also brought an ipad to show us images of the different popes, what the white marble sculptures must have looked like when they were still colorfully painted, etc. We cannot recommend Angelica highly enough.
, Mar 2019
We had our tour with Matteo yesterday and it definitely lived up to our expectations! He kept our 10 and 13 year old engaged while expertly guiding us around the very large and crowded Vatican museums. Our visit without him would have been very frustrating, we managed to get an excellent overview in 3 hours which was probably the max for our kids. He was informative and friendly...overall it was money well spent!
Excellance for Kids at the Vatican
, Feb 2019
Our guide was exceptional and connected well with our ten year old, making a tour of the Vatican interesting and engaging, with great little titbits that included history and personalities of great artists and the different popes. Needless to say that the adults learnt something as well. Ask for Angelica she is knowledgeable and has children of her own - so great with children.
Guide and Tour were great
, Jan 2019
But man was the Vatican packed so at times it was hard to navigate with small children. Our guide was great trying to keep our oldest (5) entertained and engaged in the tour. Was able to answer any question we had.
Paola U
, Nov 2018
I loved the tour, Lisa or Alisa I can't remember her name.. She was awesome, she made this experience unique and unforgettable for my son (12) and Daughter (4) She involved them so much they felt comfortable asking question and she was able to answer all of them. My son wanted to see the prior popes were buried and she offered to show us right away. We were able to get holy water and we even got tickets to be part of the pope's audience. I think she went the extra mile to make our experience fabulous. I would recommend this tour and specially with her as a tour guide. Best investment..
Fantastic Tour for Kids and Us!
Brian K
, Nov 2018
There is so much to see at the Vatican that it can easily be overwhelming; but Ilaria strategically toured us through to see the highlights - specifically geared towards our kids (which still took over three hours). She kept our 6 and 9 year old boys interested throughout - which allowed my wife and i the freedom to also enjoy the tour! It's expensive, but worth it.
, Oct 2018
We booked this tour keeping in mind our 5 yr old daughter who would be having such a experience for the 1st time!AnnaLisa our guide was amazing beyond words. She kept my usually shy girl engaged for 3 full hrs! Telling her the history about the Vatican and the Sisten Chapel in story form! Playing I Spy with her to keep her engrossed and excited,drawing for her! So much so we as parents too had so much fun! AnnaLisa was very informative patient and friendly! My daughter drew her a picture as a thank you in the end! We knew my girl absorbed everything when she was talking to her grandmother and telling her some bad people killed St. Peter and buried him!!! That the pope who is higher than the king lives in the Vatican City! We could not have asked for a better guide than AnnaLisa!!! Highly recommend her!
Vivicos Travel, Rome truly organised...
, Aug 2018
Vivicos Travel, Rome truly organised the best guide we could hope for- Manuela. She brought the Vatican galleries, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica to life for us. Despite the thronging tourists, Manuela ensured that we had detailed and intresting explanations for everything that we saw, had enough time to take photographs and spend time lingering at objects of beauty that mesmerized us. She involved the children by asking them many questions and showing them a lot of items of uniqueness and mystery during the tour e.g. paintings and tapestries of individuals that follow you with their eyes, rubbing St. Peter's foot for luck, artists hiding themselves in their own paintings, the messages conveyed in the Sistine chapel, the enormous length of St. Peter's Basilica vs other Catherdals of the Worl etc. Though my husband and I had visited the Vatican several years earlier, it was our first time visiting with our daughters, which is why we wanted a guide who could fully help them understand and appreciate the gloriousness of what they would encounter during the tour. Manuela did just that! We sincerely recommend this tour with Manuela for anyone visiting the Vatican, especially with children or the elderly. Felicia Variava Albert, Managing Director, Blaze Tours and Travels Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai, India
This is a review in the most...
, Aug 2018
This is a review in the most glorious terms that I can think of. I am a grumpy, relatively old man aged 46, who has never, ever made a review as there has been no reason to. However, with this tour of the Vatican I have for the first time ever on the internet to express my recommendation in the most glorious terms that I can think of. Our guide Fe Felicity was truly amazing! With two kids aged 13 and 15 I did not expect too much. However, we were all captivated by the infinite knowledge that Fe had for the Vatican museum and the church itself. My son looked like he was going to die from the start, but Fe kept at it and also also he got captured by the immense history of this place.Fe may not be good at difficult names of her guests, but her way of conveying knowledge in an interesting way is amazing! I can not point at any part of her tour which could have been better - this was my personal third visit to the Vatican, but by far the most interesting and most informative! If only I could book Fe for all other tours that I may book in the future with Viator,
Very informative! And the guide was...
Khalid F
, Aug 2018
Very informative! And the guide was wonderful with the kids.. Did scavenger hunts with them and taught them at very elementary levels and really gave us time to explore without worrying about kids getting bored.

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