Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Small Group Tour for kids and families

Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Small Group Tour for kids and families

2 h
min 30
Walking Tours
difficulty Very easy
Wheelchair Not Accessible
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Child-friendly tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel.

The Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel in Rome is one of the best art collection museums ever in the world: explore it with your children in a small group! Our child-friendly guide will be informative, entertaining, filled with exciting stories retelling how each art collections were created

Small Group Tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel for kids and families highlights: 

  • Let your children learn art while having fun with this family friendly small group tour
  • Explore Michelangelo and Raphael’s famous ceiling frescoes, wall scenes and rooms in the Sistine Chapel.
  • Discover the iconic marble statues and classical sculptures in Museo Pio-Clementino with your kids
  • Explore the private Papal suites that hold the paintings of Raphael and Pinturicchio’s frescoes in Borgia Apartments.
  • Visit one of the finest art collections in the world, the Vatican Museums

Small Group Tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel for kids and families

With our expert story-telling tour guide, you will not regret the interactive journey through the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel , with this family-friendly tour for small groups of maximum 12 participants. We will go through the famous rooms in the Sistine Chapel, following an expert guide that will involve and amaze your kids.

The Vatican with your kids

This is a small group tour dedicated to the whole family, so during the visit your kids will have the chance to learn the secrets of the masterpieces through stimulating activities with fun learning worksheet and a lot of great surprises. Travelling with kids to Italy will nevel be the same once you have tried this small group tour!
You will begin with the Sistine Chapel, and then continue to the Pope’s private apartments, Vatican Art Gallery, Museo Pio-Clementino and the Borgia Apartments discovering the treasures of the Renaissance.

The amazing Sistine Chapel

Sistine Chapel is perhaps one of the most famous museums not only in Rome, but in the world. Thanks to Michelangelo’s first major commissioned painting work of the Biblical historical scenes on the Sistine Chapel ceiling. It still remains as one of the most important paintings in the world with famous scenes such as the Creation of Adam, the Great Flood and the Garden of Eden. Each Sistine Chapel walls are covered with frescoes painted by famous Italian Renaissance painters such as Sandro Boticelli, Pietro Perugino, Domenico Ghirlandaio and Cosimo Roselli. At the Altar Wall, is Michelangelo’s massive fresco of the Last Judgment depicting the Second Coming of Jesus Christ on the Day of Judgment.

The Papal Suites and Museo Pio Clementino

The Vatican Raphael Rooms are a series of papal chambers that are frescoed by Raphael. One of the famous frescoes is the painting of the School of Athens depicting the Greek philosopher Euclid and Plato. Hidden at the right lower corner is Raphael, himself. Borgia Apartments were once the chambers of the infamous Spanish Pope Alexander VI with frescoes painted by Pinturicchio. We will then visit the Pio Clementino Museum, that houses Renaissance art and antiquities of Greek and Roman Sculptures. The octagonal Courtyard houses the first century Laocoon, an iconic marble statue depicting the story of the Trojan War. Don’t miss out on the gigantic 40 feet large Porphyry Basin, known as Nero’s Bath, that shows the excessive wealth of Nero.

Other tours for families in Rome

If you want to enjoy Rome with your family, don't miss the Colosseum tour for kids and families and the tour of Rome's squares and fountains.

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