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Vatican Museums for kids tour: enjoy and learn the story of the Sistine Chapel and the Popes with all the family!
Visiting a museum with your kids might be a challenge: tours rarely are tailored for children or teenagers, so if you’re looking for a Vatican Museums Tour that is kid–friendly, our guides can make a difference.
Our team of specially selected guides know that it’s not only about playing, it’s also about letting your family enjoy a unique experience while focusing the energy of the younger ones. Using visual supports, the right language and a crackling energy, your kids will be engaged for two hours!
Our tour keyword is “FUN” and we aren’t the only guides, sometimes parents discover they are as well! Guides will be focused on capturing your children’s attention and stimulating their imagination with visual aids.
We realized that interactive tools are the best way of engaging the youngest ones in a group… And are as fun for them as they are for the whole family!
Live from the historical site! Through your guide’s words, your Vatican experience will be unforgettable.
You will learn about the life of Michelangelo, the creation of the Sistine Chapel and behind the scenes facts. Our guides will explain, playfully, the most important story of the Italian Renaissance: the creation of the 12,000 square foot (ca. 1,115 m²) ceiling of the Sistine Chapel by the “extraordinary” Michelangelo Buonarroti.
The tour will cover the main galleries and a quick visit to the Egyptian room to see….the Mummy of the Vatican Museums! The Sistine Chapel is one of those places where everyone, young and old, can learn and make a discovery.
The amazing story of a sculptor chosen to be a painter and succeeding in the biggest challenge of his life is very suitable for children and will be a surprising discovery for your kids!
We will visit the entry courtyard with a stunning view of the Dome of St. Peter’s. At the start, your tour guide will be local, licensed and will interact especially with your children explaining to them the adventurous story of Michelangelo, the popes and the incredible creation of the Sistine Chapel! At the start, the entire family will have an overview of the story of Peter and its tomb.
As the Sistine Chapel is at the end of the galleries of the museums, your guide will find a comfortable place is the courtyard of the Pinecone to prepare the kids to the paintings. Being a church, the chapel is not a place to chat too much, that is why the guide will tell the story before entering, using visual support in order to have time to answer all your questions.
As the explanation of the Chapel will be over, you’ll quickly go through the main galleries of the Museums (The Gallery of the Statues, The Gallery of the Tapestries and The Gallery of the Maps) to reach and spend time in the Chapel.
At the end of the time in the Sistine Chapel, according to Museums schedule and availability, you will either finish the tour in St. Peter’s square or outside the museums.
This Vatican Museums Tour for Kids is designed for families with parents who love art but are worried about boring their children. We want to keep the family together and be able to give an exciting art experience for all different ages.
You’ll skip the line and enter the Museum right away – just a quick security check – and the tour will be ready to start.
ADULTS: from 30 euros
CHILDREN up to 18 yo or students under 26 y.o.: 21 euros (13€ + 2€ st. Peter’s fee)
We run only private tours.
We don't run small groups.
We can accommodate time/day request according to our guides' and entry tickets availability.
Final and detailed price will be provided after receiving your request from the contact form.
Starting price for a private tour (2.5 hrs) during the high season (March/Oct) for 2/4 people is 300 euros* + tickets (check under "tickets price").
*PLEASE NOTICE: Starting price can be reduced during low season or increased during peak dates or last minute requests up to 30%/40% during bank holidays.
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