Skip The Line: Family Vatican Tour With Sistine Chapel And St.Peter's Basilica - Rome

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    2:00 PM
  • Departure Details :
    Vatican Museums, 00120, Vatican City
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Join this two hour small group alternative and off the beaten path tour of the Vatican specialized for kids and families. Your guide will help you discover areas of the museums not known by the general tourists. You will visit the Gallery of Paintings (Pinacoteca), the Carriage Pavilion with its various vehicles - including three Popemobiles, and the New Wing with its splendid archaeological collections. Your guide will also also engage children and adults as they provide a complete overview of the Sistine Chapel and then give you directions to reach it and enjoy it by yourself!


Family friendly

Small-group tour

All entrance fees included

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Meet your kid friendly guide just outside the Vatican Museums and your memorable experience will start skipping all the lines.

Your family will be able to learn so much about the Vatican collections and the history of the Roman Catholic Church discovering sections generally not included in an ordinary Vatican Tour. You will see the Gallery of Paintings and masterpieces from Raphael, Caravaggio, Leonardo da Vinci, Tiziano and much more! Your kids will love the Carriage Pavilion, an exciting collection of historical vehicles used by the different Popes, including a Grand Gala Berlin, made in Rome in 1826 for Pope Leo XII, or theFiat Campagnolaworldwide known as the car where Pope John Paul II was standing on the day of his attempted assassination in St. Peters Square in 1981, as well as threePopemobiles(Land Rover, Toyota and Mercedes 230 GE) and theRenault 4donated to Pope Francis in 2013.

You will not miss a journey back to the Roman Empire visiting the New Wing with its ancient statues as the emperor Augustus of Primaporta, Roman Gods and a mysterious statue of the River Nile!

Your guide will engage all the kids and parents of your group with interesting stories, activities and games. She will finally provide a detailed overview of the Sistine Chapel.

Your family will have fun and learn so much without getting stuck in the big crowds during the tour. What are you waiting for?


Blue Badge guide

Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums

Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums



Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

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

Traveler Reviews

  • 27-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.

  • 13-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!

  • 05-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.

  • 16-Apr-2018

    Highly recommended for families with kids, very interactive. Our tour guide Maria was just amazing!

  • 28-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.

  • 04-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.

  • 16-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!

  • 11-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.

  • 27-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!