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Vatican Kids Tours

Early Entrance Vatican Tour for Kids

A VIP Vatican tour for kids, in 3 hours your child-friendly guide will lead you and your family through the main Galleries, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica.



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Tour Description

Are you traveling with your children and looking for a great experience for them to visit the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica without the daily crowd? Our VIP Vatican tour for kids lasts 3 hours, enters the Vatican Museums at 8am (one hour before opening to the general public) and is perfect for children and parents that want to visit the Vatican Galleries and the Sistine Chapel without the daily crowd.

With our Early Vatican for kids tour, you will enter the Vatican Museums before the opening of the doors to the general public and see the galleries with a limited number of people inside. Everybody in the family will be able to appreciate and enjoy our VIP Vatican tour for kids, as you will be accompanied by an engaging and fun child-friendly guide for just your family. Nobody wants to push their way through the crowds at the Vatican, least of all with kids in tow.

You will meet your private child-friendly guide at 7:30am, where they will use the iPad and other interactive material to explain to you the Sistine Chapel (explanation is not permitted inside the Sistine Chapel.) At 8am you will enter the Vatican Museums, 1 hour before they open their doors to the general public. You will follow a child-friendly itinerary through the Vatican Galleries. Your kids will love seeing the Egyptian Museum with a real mummy, Nero’s massive bathtub where the great Emperor once bathed and the colorful Gallery of Maps. Your private guide will explain all of these fascinating works through storytelling in a way your kids will relate to, sparking their enthusiasm for Italian art and history.

After the visit of the Vatican galleries with their incredible works of art you will reach the Sistine Chapel, where you will have some free time to admire Michelangelo’s great masterpiece. Your kids will have great fun spotting the little details and hidden meanings your guide explained to them before. If you have some extra time, our expert guide will also take you to the Carriage Pavillion (if it is open) where you will have the chance to admire beautiful carriages used in the past, as well as fascinating automobiles. 

Afterwards your early Vatican for kids tour will continue to St Peter’s Basilica, accessing the basilica with skip the line through a special door in the Sistine Chapel opened kindly by the Vatican guards.

We offer a 3-hour learning and fun tour where small and big tourists can learn without stress and without being in the crowdw. The Vatican Museums in high season can reach over 25.000 visitors. With our VIP 3-hour Early Morning Vatican Tour for kids you will have the chance to visit the Vatican Galleries and the Sistine Chapel with a child-friendly private guide that will show you the highlights of one of the most beautiful museums in the world before the opening to the general public.

Optional extension: add one hour with private guide to visit Castel Sant’Angelo.

  • Vatican Galleries
  • Sistine Chapel
  • St. Peter’s Basilica
  • St Peter’s Square
This tour includes
  • 3 hours private guide
  • Skip the line tickets for the Vatican
Important Info
  • meeting point:

    In front of the entrance to the Vatican Museums, by the marble arch at the bottom of the steps.

  • other information:

    Remember to follow the dresscode for the Vatican: you must be able to cover your shoulder and knees.

    PLEASE NOTE: in case St Peter's Basilica is closed for religious functions, you will spend longer time in the Vatican galleries with your guide. The Basilica is a Church and as such the Vatican can decide to use it for religious functions without notice.

    Please note that in certain periods of summer time, or when the Vatican Museums reopen its doors after bank holidays, the museums might be busier than usual.


    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.

  • Vatican Galleries
  • Sistine Chapel
  • St. Peter’s Basilica
  • St Peter’s Square
This tour includes
  • 3 hours private guide
  • Skip the line tickets for the Vatican
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