Early Entrance Vatican Tour for Kids

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  • Highlights

Enter the Vatican before general public with special pre-purchased tickets

3-hour private licensed guide to answer to all your questions

Vatican Museums

Sistine Chapel

St Peter’s Basilica

  • Itinerary

Gallery of the Candelabra
Gallery of the Tapestries
Gallery of the Maps
Octagonal Courtyard
Round Room
Sistine Chapel
St. Peter’s Basilica
St. Peter’s Square

Tour Description

The Early Entrance Vatican Tour for Kids is a great option for those families with young children that love to start touring around early in the morning, avoiding the great noon Roman heat, or that just would like to see the Vatican free from long queues and a suffocating crowd. The tour starts at 8:00am, one hour before the general opening to the public of the Vatican doors, which means you’ll have much more space for you than the average visitor, while visiting the Galleries, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica.

By choosing this tour you’re not just taking a decision for you, but for your whole family, and here’s why: getting in one hour earlier you would skip the entrance queue, which could take up to two or three hour to go through at its peak – roughly the length of the tour itself; you would be provided of a licensed, professional, child-friendly guide, who will be exhaustive in its explanations about Rome’s history, about the Vatican and Popes history and absolutely knowledgeable of Roman mythology for all the family members; last but not least, having the galleries, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica almost entirely for yourselves as you visit it, explore it and will be able to get as freely close as one can is a chance one should not be missing, ever!

The itinerary you will be following was designed specifically for families, and, among all the aforementioned attractions, you’ll get to be closer than ever to masterpieces such as the Laocoon, Nero’s enormous bathtub and the Egyptian Museum (the 2nd biggest Egyptian museum in Europe) with an actual Mummy inside, that your kids will undoubtedly fall in love with! And sure that’s not all, folks! You may allow yourselves to have your minds blown away by Michelangelo’s world-famous Sistine Chapel and by the awe-inspiring St. Peter’s Basilica (and you will realize it was worth it by that time, as you’ll see how scarily huge the queue will already have gotten, and you shall not worry about a thing, as you’ll skip it). A tour you will neither forget nor regret!

Eventually you’ll find yourselves in front of St. Peter’s Basilica, and with a renewed knowledge of its history, of its hidden beauties and its darkest sides, you’ll take a look at the whole marvel with a different point of view and a much deeper awareness, knowing more of the Vatican City as a family, and nonetheless having spent a lovely, unforgettable morning.

Tour's Notes

Please bring an ID document for children as proof of age for the reduced price tickets.
Knees and shoulders must be covered. Failing to follow the Vatican’s dress code, entry may be refused to the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Church. We also suggest you wear comfortable shoes, as a moderate amount of walking is involved in this tour.
In case the Basilica of St. Peter is closed for religious functions, you will spend longer time in the Vatican galleries with your private guide. The Basilica is a Church and as such the Vatican can decide to use it for religious functions without notice. We are not responsible for unexpected closure of the Basilica.
This tour operates in all weather conditions.
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.
This tour is available every day, except for Wednesday mornings, Sundays and Religious Holidays.

  • Included

3-hour private child-oriented guide
Skip the line tickets for the Vatican Museums with early entrance at 8:00 am

  • Not Included

Gratuities
Transportation

  • Meeting Point
Right at the marble door with the inscription “Musei Vaticani” at the bottom of the steps
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