3-Hours Skip-the-Line Vatican and Sistine Chapel Tour in Rome

Rome, Italy

Experience Rating
icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Take a memorable 3-hour tour of the Vatican and Sistine Chapel, specifically designed for families with children. Pre-booked tickets for this tour enable your family to avoid lengthy entrance queues. On this fun and interactive tour, you and your children will learn about the impressive works of art in the Vatican Museums, including Raphael's Rooms and the Gallery of Maps. You’ll also have fast-track access to St. Peter’s Basilica to view Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel, and his Pietà.
Before the tour, you’ll meet your guide near the Vatican City, and go to the front of the queues at the Vatican Museums, with your pre-booked tickets. You can check any luggage or belongings in the Vatican cloakroom before the tour starts.

Along the entire tour, your family will enjoy solving quizzes, answering trivia questions, participating in scavenger hunts, and playing games to identify important Vatican artwork. These creative activities facilitate learning and keep the children engaged.

Local taxes
Professional art historian guide
Local guide
Guaranteed to skip the long lines
Private transportation

Departure Point

Viale Vaticano, Roma RM, Italy

Return Details

Saint Peter's Square, Forum Sancti Petri, Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
Stop At:  
Vatican Museums
First, you will see wonderful Greek and Roman sculptures as well as the sarcophagi of Empress Helena and Constantina, the mother and daughter of Constantine the Great. Then, the tour takes you through the Gallery of the Candelabra, Gallery of the Tapestries, Sobieski Hall, and eventually to the breathtaking Raphael's Rooms.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Sistine Chapel
The Sistine Chapel, the home of Michelangelo's famous fresco, “The Last Judgment,” is next. The Sistine Chapel is also the venue for papal elections, and is one of the most popular attractions in Italy. Your tour guide will explain the stories from the Bible, including the creation of Adam, and how it relates to the frescoes.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
St. Peter's Basilica
The next stop is the most significant Catholic church on earth, Saint Peter’s Basilica, where you will view the Pietà.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
St. Peter's Square
After that, your tour ends in Saint Peter's Square next to the taxi and bus station. This tour is customized for your family, making it unique to you and your children’s interests. Your expert guide will be sure to engage the interest and attention of your children, creating lasting memories for your family.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • READ CAREFULLY: Because of the growing popularity of the current pope Francis and his intense activity in organising mass events in the Vatican some areas might get closed last minute without previous notice. This has already happened this year and can happen again during you Vatican tour: the Sistine chapel and/or the Basilica of Saint Peter might not be accessible. In case of such events our tour guide will provide you with a valuable alternative focusing the tour inside the Vatican museums.
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

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