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Vatican Kids Tours

Vatican by Night Tour for kids

For families travelling to Rome in the summer months our Vatican Night Tour for kids might be just what you’re looking for.



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Tour Description

During summer the Vatican Museums offer a special after hours opening on Friday nights. For families looking for a private tour of the Vatican away from the crowds and the heat of the day, a kids tour of the Vatican at night is a great option! Visitors are given the unique opportunity to visit the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel after the official closing time. Our Vatican By Night Tour for kids is the ideal Vatican Tour for families with children, especially teens and older children. Perhaps you’re worried about rousing your teenagers at the break of dawn to join our early entrance Vatican tour for kids! Luckily the kids tour of the Vatican at night will still help you to beat the crowds of the day and the blistering summer sun.

With our Vatican night tour for kids, you will be able to enter with skip

the line tickets, thus maximizing your time and avoiding the long line of people waiting outside. Did you know that at peak times the line to enter the Vatican can be 2 or even 3 hours long?! Plus, you will avoid the heat of daytime. Last but not least, you will visit the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel with fewer people around. All these factors will make a kids tour of the Vatican at night an unforgettable and enjoyable experience for you and your children.

For our 3-hour Vatican By Night Tour you will have a child/teen friendly private guide completely at your disposal. The itinerary of the tour will include family-orientated highlights of the Vatican galleries, such as the Gallery of the Tapestries and the Gallery of the Maps, where your kids will learn about Italian geography, especially in the Renaissance period. Your kids will be fascinated to learn how the Italian peninsula has changed and unified over time. Did you know that until the invention of the television the Italian language was made up of dialects and that people from different regions often couldn’t understand one another?! Next on our Vatican night tour for kids you will step inside Michelangelo’s breathtaking Sistine Chapel. Your guide will explain the history and stories behind this mind-blowing masterpiece before you enter and the whole family will be able to admire its beauty inside. 

If you visit Rome in the summer, don't miss this unique family-friendly way to visit the Vatican.

  • Vatican Galleries
  • Sistine Chapel
This tour includes
  • 3 hours private guide
  • skip the line tickets for night entrance in 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
This tour includes
  • 3 hours private guide
  • skip the line tickets for night entrance in the Vatican
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