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VATICAN MUSEUMS for Kids Tour

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Key Details

This Tour includes:

  • Sistine Chapel
  • Pinecone Courtyard
  • Galleries of the Candelabra, Tapestries and Maps

Note

ArtTourism and Kids: 3 words that we want to work well together! This Vatican Tour is Kid Friendly and designed for families with parents who love art but are fearful of boring their children.

Note: The experience is tailored for Kids +6

ONLY Private

Vatican Museums Tour For Kids

Visiting a museum with your kids might be a challenge: tours rarely are tailored for children or teen-agers so if you’re looking for a Vatican Museums Tour that is kidfriendly, 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.

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!

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.

Our guides will explain, in a playful way, the most important story of the Italian Renaissance: the creation of the 12.000 square foot 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! Then we’ll start the “journey” to the highlight of the tour: The Sistine Chapel.

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!

IMPORTANT: this Vatican Museums for kids tour is specifically focused on the Sistine Chapel and is very “light” so as not to overload children with too much information. If you wish to have a deeper knowledge of the Vatican Museums and of St Peter’s Basilica, please ask for a Vatican Standard Tour. 

  • Only available PRIVATE.
  • The experience is tailored for children +6
  • Your guide is LICENSED, LOCAL and specialized in ROME and VATICAN HISTORY.
  • Dress code: no shorts – no uncovered knees and shoulders, no backpacks.
  • IMPORTANT: Tickets and headphones (compulsory for 5 or more people, price 1.50 euro each) are not included in the priceVatican Museums admission tickets price:

ADULTS: 23 euros (21 € + 2 € for st.peter’s fee).

CHILDREN up to 18 yo or students under 26 y.o.: 15 euros (13€ + 2€ st. Peter’s fee) Buy your tickets and save your money!! The online procedure is very easy!

  • After paying the deposit to secure the tour, we will send you the online booking procedure to get your admission tickets. IMPORTANT: during Covid we will take care of the tickets purchase.
  • Kids Tours are not eligible for discounts.
  • From June to October and extra fee of 15% will be added on last minute requests (3 days before the tour date).

Meeting point

Private Tour Price
2 people
160€
3 people
180€
4 people
190€
5 people
200€
6 people
220€
7 people
230€
8 people
240€

* Please note:

  • tickets price is not included in the tour. Please check under General Information
  • We reserve the right to vary the prices shown on our website at any time before you book (during Bank Holidays, National Holidays, Christmas Holidays, Easter Holidays, or last minute bookings). You will be advised of the current price at the time of booking. Once you have booked we will not increase your tour price other than for changes in VAT or any other Venues or Government imposed levy.

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