Who said that visiting a museum is boring? You just need to find the right way to do it! A traditional tour of the Vatican Museums, one of the most famous collections of art in the world, could get boring for your children, but if they are actively engaged it can be a great experience for adults and children alike. Our tour lasts 3 hours and is designed for children between the ages of 6/7 and 12 years. With us, you will have access to the Museums without a long queue and you will also have direct access to the Basilica of Saint Peter without queueing for security checks at Saint Peter’s square. Together with the Louvre, the Vatican Museums are the most visited museums in Europe, but with 7 km of galleries and hundreds of rooms, a tour on your own could be challenging. During the visit we will see the popes’ collection of ancient statues, among which is the famous Laocoon, and we will tell your children about Ancient Rome in a fun way, focusing on Roman mythology. The tour includes the room of the mummies in the Egyptian collection, the Galleries of the Candelabra and Tapestries, and we will ideally walk through the Italian peninsula in the Gallery of Maps before reaching the Sistine Chapel The visit to the Sistine Chapel will be the icing on the cake, and before entering the chapel your children will hear the story of Michelangelo, the grumpy sculptor who had to embark on the project of painting the ceiling of the pope’s chapel, on the orders of Pope Julius II, also called “The Warrior Pope”. From the Sistine, we will gain access to Saint Peter’s Basilica, built on the mortal remains of Saint Peter, the first of the Apostles, and we will finish our tour in Saint Peter’s square, the most famous of Roman squares. N.B. Pope Francis holds an audience every Wednesday and Saturday morning in Saint Peter’s Square. This generally makes it impossible to access the Basilica on these days until 1 pm. If your tour is scheduled for one of these days, if you wish, we can offer you a 3-hr tour with an itinerary that will cover other parts of the Museums instead of Saint Peter’s Basilica. The Vatican Museums can be very crowded in summer time. For this reason we recommend taking tours of 3 hours. If you’d like to add a visit to the Raphael’s Rooms to the regular child- oriented itinerary, the tour will last approximately 4 hours.

What's include

  • Vatican Museums
  • Saint Peter Basilica
  • Sistine Chapel


    Monday to Saturday 09.00 AM - 2.30 PM
    Sunday Closed

    Museums Exit in Viale Vaticano under thewhite archway that says MUSEI VATICANI. Prior to the tour pictures of the meeting point will be provided.
  • Languages

    English - Italian
  • Transport

    Metro: Metro, A Line, Ottaviano and then 12 min walking to the Museums entrance