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This is a walking tour and involves occasional walking up & down the stairs.
Your family's adventure starts inside the Vatican Museums and courtyards. Your kids will lead the way on a treasure hunt through the Vatican, with the help of a map and our guide
Our child-friendly english speaking guide will help keep your kids engaged during the tour, helping them with the hunt while telling you all exciting stories about the Vatican's treasures.
Your kids will learn the legend of on of the most famous war ever fought as you visit one of the Vatican's many courtyards to admire a "slithering" statue.
Time for your kids to spot the mummies, stone lions, and gods with animal heads… One of the first stops on the treasure hunt takes you into the Egyptian collection of the Vatican museums.
From one slithering tale to another, your children will learn the story of the miserable Medusa, as they try to find some of the Vatican's hidden symbols and optical illusions along the way.
Hercules holds one of the clues on how to progress further through the museums. you'll need to listen to the story carefully to find the answer.
An entire room dedicated to maps is bound to help you in a treasure hunt! But first, it's time to find Rome and the Vatican on the walls!
Our journey isn't over until we find out about all the secrets Michelangelo has left for us when he painted the walls of this splendid chapel!
The largest church in Europe and the center of Catholic faith. St Peter’s is a treasure chest of Christian relics and masterpieces by some of the greatest artists to have ever lived!
Every step of the way has been an important piece of the puzzle. You have reached the end of it, so the reward will be yours!
A Family-Friendly Vatican Tour
Skip the Line Vatican Tickets
Visit the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica
If you’re planning a family trip to Italy with kids, we offer a family-friendly Vatican tour. This is the best kid-friendly Vatican tour if you want to make sure that everyone in your group stays engaged and entertained. Keeping kids amused on vacation, especially in museums, is easier said than done. With The Roman Guy, you don’t have to figure out the best way to visit the Vatican with kids, we provide your family with an excellent family-friendly itinerary. With a private child-friendly guide, this tour is best-suited for families with children between 5 and 10 years old.
Don't forget your camera, there are plenty of opportunities to take family vacation photos on this Vatican tour. When we conclude our Vatican experience, each child receives a little prize as a reward for leading your group through the collections. The special treat is also a reminder of their time spent hunting for some of the greatest works of art in the Western world.
This family-friendly Vatican tour puts your children in charge! Each child is given a map, which features a path through the museums, together with a list of items to discover along the way. As your kids find certain symbols, paintings, tapestries and optical illusions, the Vatican Museums come to life. There is also plenty of time for storytelling in-between stops.
One of the first stops on the Vatican Treasure Hunt is the Egyptian Collection. Ancient Egypt is always a favorite subject for kids. The Egyptian Collection contains mummies, sarcophagi and statues of animal-headed gods that are thousands of years old. Regardless of how old you are, the collection of antiquities from ancient Egypt is a must-see highlight of the Vatican Museums. Optical Illusions Inside the Vatican Artists like Raphael and Michelangelo, who created the masterpieces on the Vatican walls, included skillful optical illusions in their work. If you look closely, these paintings include more than meets the eye. Similar to a “Where's Waldo” game, your children will love spotting the hidden faces and images in the Vatican Collections.
No visit to the Vatican is complete without experiencing the Sistine Chapel. Even young Vatican visitors can appreciate the incredible artistry of Michelangelo’s masterpiece. Since the Sistine Chapel is inside the Vatican Museums, it is included in your Vatican tour tickets. No speaking is allowed inside the sacred Chapel, but don’t worry. Before you enter the Sistine Chapel, our guides explain the magnitude of Michelangelo’s artwork before you enter the chapel. The chance to admire the Sistine Chapel’s splendor is a well-earned reward for parents and a chance for tired kids to take a sitting break.
The Vatican Treasure Hunt will end in St. Peter's Basilica, as you and your family go beneath the floors of the basilica and into the Papal Crypts. Also known as the Vatican Grottoes, these are the final resting places of some of the most important popes in history and even some famous exiled European royalty. Please note: if you would like to stay in St. Peter's Basilica longer, don’t leave with your guide to take photos in the piazza. Re-entry on your own is not recommended due to the long security line.
If you and your family want to take in some incredible views, climbing St. Peter’s Dome is one of the best things to do in Rome. You can get an elevator part way, which is a great option for kids, and skip over 300 steps. If you’re feeling ambitious, climb entire way up without help. Tickets cost between €5-€7, but trust us, is it worth it.
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IMPORTANT: Children under 3 years of age are free of charge, but if you wish them to receive a gift at the end of the tour, please include them as regular "6 & Under", as we will require the payment. *If you need to start the tour at a different time please let us know. Also, if you are trying to make a booking up to 2 weeks in advance the website will show no availability, but feel free to contact us and we will do our best to accommodate you. **In case of any unexpected closings of different parts of the Vatican, and if an area usually covered on the tour is closed, our guide will still provide explanations of the closed areas from outside and will show you an extra site or gallery to compensate the closed area.
Caffè Vaticano – on Viale Vaticano, 100. This is across the street from the Vatican Museum Entrance. Your guide will be there holding a sign with your name on it.
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€266 BASE PRICE
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The Roman Guy offers a full refund on Group Tour cancellations made more than 72 hours prior to your tour taking place. Cancellations made within 72 hours of your tour taking place cannot be refunded but we will do our best to accommodate you on another tour or date, pending availability.
The Roman Guy offers a full refund on Private Tour cancellations made more than 7 days prior to your tour taking place. Cancellations made within 7 days of your tour taking place cannot be refunded but we will do our best to accommodate you on another tour or date, pending availability.
Be prepared to be walking or on your feet for the duration of the tour. If that makes you nervous due to a physical condition, contact us for more information or go with a private tour that will move at your pace. Thanks!
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We felt very fortunate that Brandon was our guide. Unable to Find a Group booking for a vatican tour, we paid a marginal increase to get a tour for ouWe felt very fortunate that Brandon was our guide. Unable to Find a Group booking for a vatican tour, we paid a marginal increase to get a tour for our Family of 4 (ages 13, 17 And adults). Brandon speaks 5 languages fluently And is a total art history scholar/addict/nerd. And he is really a wonderful human being. He understood the capacity of the human brain for content, ready to quiz/engage the kids with what they knew from School with out ever their feeling uncomfortable; and balancing educaton with the performance requirement inheirant to the job...more
This was a wonderful tour! Highly recommended! We had 12 family members, so getting anywhere on time was a challenge. Julia our tour guide, was the beThis was a wonderful tour! Highly recommended! We had 12 family members, so getting anywhere on time was a challenge. Julia our tour guide, was the best! She was patient with us (as we were a little late getting to the meeting spot). Her kindness was present throughout the entire tour. Her knowledge and passion of the Vatican could be seen by all family members. Any questions we may have had was answered. I would definitely recommend Julia and the Roman Guy for any tours in Italy. ..more