Guided tour

Rome: Private Kid-Friendly Tour of Vatican City and Museums

Rome: Private Kid-Friendly Tour of Vatican City and Museums

Activity provider: Private Tours of Rome

From US$ 188.86 per person

Take a private tour of Vatican City’s most famous attractions with an expert guide. Benefit from pre-booked tickets to avoid waiting in line before exploring the treasures of the Vatican, and enjoy lots of fun activities to keep children entertained.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 3 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
French, German, Spanish, English
Pickup included
Meet your guide in the lobby of your hotel.
Private or small groups available


  • See all of the Vatican's highlights on a single tour with a private art historian guide
  • Enjoy commentary aimed towards children to keep them engaged while learning
  • Skip the long lines to enter the Vatican Museums with fast-track entry
  • Take advantage of a hotel pickup for a stress-free experience
Full description
Following a pickup from your hotel in Rome, head to the Vatican Museums with your guide and skip the lines with your pre-booked tickets, ready to begin exploring. The first stop will be at the vast collection of ancient Roman and Greek sculptures uncovered through the years during excavations across Rome. Your guide will show you the most important of these, including the “Belvedere Apollo” and the “Sarcophagi of Helena and Constantina,” the mother and daughter of Emperor Constantine. Next up will be the Room of Animals and the Gallery of Candelabra where you’ll see rare Roman mosaics and view the magnificent statues of Diana of Ephesus, the Muses, and a multitude of Greek philosophers. The tour will then head through the Gallery of Tapestries, the Sobieski Hall, and the Raphael Rooms. Once the private apartments of Pope Julius II, the Raphael Rooms were decorated by Raphael and it’s here you’ll see two of his most famous works, “The Parnassus” and “The School of Athens.” The highlight of any tour of the Vatican is, of course, the Sistine Chapel, Italy’s most popular attraction. You’ll hear from your guide about Michelangelo’s frescoes, “The Last Judgment” and “The Creation of Adam,” as well as stories of Moses and Jesus in paintings by Botticelli, Perugino, and other renowned Renaissance artists. You’ll then move on to the world’s most famous Catholic Church, Saint Peter’s Basilica, which houses Michelangelo’s famous “Pietà” as well the tombs of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II. Finally, you will leave the basilica into the vast expanse of Saint Peter’s Square. From here you can see the chimney used to announce the election of a new pope, as well as Bernini’s famous statues. After a couple more anecdotes, your guide will say goodbye, leaving you to explore the square at your leisure. A perfect end to a brilliant tour of Vatican City.
  • Hotel Pickup and drop-off
  • Skip-the-line tickets
  • Private tour guide
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users
    Covid-19 precautions
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
    • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted

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    Important information

    Not allowed

    • Shorts
    • Luggage or large bags
    • Short skirts
    • Sleeveless shirts

    Know before you go

    • Due to growing popularity of the current Pope Francis and mass events in the Vatican, some areas might be closed last minute without notice and the Sistine chapel and/or the Basilica of Saint Peter might not be accessible
    • In such cases, the tour guide will provide you with a valuable alternative focused inside the Vatican Museums
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    5 /5

    based on 8 reviews

    Review summary

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    Amazing experience. We had the best time ever. The driver was on time and very nice. The guide Francesco was very fun and engaging, all of us loved him. If you are looking for a stress free experience this is the tour to book( also booked the Colosseum with Private tours of Rome and asked for Francesco again). Best tour in Rome for families.

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    October 7, 2020

    An exceptional visit thanks to our guide who knew how to share his passion and his knowledge with the whole family. A big thank-you !

    February 24, 2022

    Beautiful experience. Enthusiastic children !!! Thanks to Anna our super guide

    January 6, 2022

    Product ID: 301413