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Vatican and Sistine Chapel Private Tour for Families

4.6 / 5 total 57 reviews
Duration: 3 hours
Overview

If you choose to take our Vatican and Sistine Chapel Tour for families, you will enjoy an itinerary designed specifically for our small travellers, who will discover the Vatican collection through history and legends, with the help of a kid-friendly guide and visual aids such as images and iPads.

Our itinerary includes stops in the Laocoon Courtyard, the Animal Gallery, the Round Room with Nero’s huge bathtub, the Gallery of the Tapestries and the Gallery of the Maps.

After walking through the unique galleries, you will visit the Sistine Chapel and discover the world-famous frescoes by Michelangelo. Children will learn about Rome in the 1500s and discover how artists and Popes lived during that time.

From the Sistine Chapel, you will go to St Peter’s Basilica, today one of the largest Catholic churches in the world.

This tour starts at 9:00 a.m. and 14:30 p.m. (available morning & afternoon) and lasts 3 hours except for Wednesday morning, Sundays and Religious Holiday.

Highlights
  • The Sistine Chapel with its breathtaking ceiling of the Last Judgment by Michelangelo
  • Tour St Peter’s Basilica, one of the largest Catholic churches in the world
  • Explore the Vatican collection of history and legends, with visual aids
  • Arrive 15 minutes before the tour start time
Good to Know
  • Languages offered on activity/tour Languages offered on activity/tour: English, Spanish
  • Duration Duration: 3 hours
  • Skip the Line Skip the Line
  • Printed Voucher Accepted Printed Voucher Accepted
  • This tour is available every day except Wednesday morning, Sundays and Religious HolidayThis tour is available every day except Wednesday morning, Sundays and Religious Holiday
  • Live Guide Live Guide
    English
  • Disability Services Disability Services
    Not Wheelchair Accessible
  • Easy Cancellation Easy Cancellation
    There is no cancellation fee once Customers Cancel at least 7 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
    There is 50% cancellation fee for Customers to Cancel 3 and 6 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
    There is 100% cancellation fee for Customers to Cancel 2 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
  • Cut-off TimeCut-off Time
    Available to be booked until 2 days before the tour starts. We reserve the option to confirm the tour or not due to availability.
Inclusions
  • Family friendly knowledgeable Tour Guide
  • 3 Hour Private Tour
  • Skip the line tickets for the Vatican Museums
Exclusions
  • Pick up and Drop off from hotels
  • Gratuities (recommended)
Meeting Point
At the entrance of the Vatican Museums. At the marble door with the sign 'Musei Vaticani'
Know Before You Go
  • This tour runs in any weather
  • Our kids tours are for kids 6 years old or older
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers
  • 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
  • Tour available morning or afternoon
  • St Peters Basilica is a Church and as such the Vatican can decide to close it for religious functions without any notice. We are not responsible for unexpected closure of the Basilica. When the Basilica of St. Peter is closed for religious functions, you will spend longer time in the Vatican galleries with your guide.
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Reviewed by Caroline Martin GB   April 28, 2018
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Initially I was concerned that our 2 young children would get bored as we had already dragged them around various sites. They loved the Colosseum, but after an hour they had had enough. We took the chance and paid extra for a private kid friendly tour and it was the right decision. Our guide was excellent at ensuring we all enjoyed the Vatican and learned from our experience. Thank you for this.
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Reviewed by R Acardi US   April 24, 2018
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Trying to balance our vacation so that the kids would not get bored and that they would learn something about Europe was high on our list when we planned our trip. We saw this tour online and booked it and it was the best tour we booked. The children loved how our guide explained the history in a simple way for them with the use of visual aids. This was worth every cent we spent on it. Thank you from Peter and Ann Richards.
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Reviewed by Chris AU   April 23, 2018
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We signed up for this family tour on our recent trip to Rome. If you have kids you will know it is never easy to keep them interested when you visit large cities. This tour was great. Our guide did a great job of keeping the children interested in the history of the Rome and it also gave us as parents, more insight into the city.
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Reviewed by Clare DK   April 21, 2018
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We decided to try a kids tour and this one did not disappoint. We had an excellent tour guide. She kept the interest of the children at all times during the tour.
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Reviewed by Lola CA   April 19, 2018
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We were surprised by how much fun this tour was for the adults as well as the children. The tour was well-paced, with plenty of fun activities to keep the kids interested throughout. Our guide was excellent and brilliant at engaging them, and also knowledgeable. A very good tour which we highly recommend.
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Reviewed by Alberto ES   April 17, 2018
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Álvaro says gracias. We all thank you for visit to Vatiavn, Álvaro sends big thank you.
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Reviewed by Sam Downings GB   April 16, 2018
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Not only was our guide knowledgeable, but she was great with our kids. They were very relaxed with her and asked many questions. The Vatican was a once in a lifetime experience for my husband and I, and this is why we decided to do a kid friendly private tour. We had a great experience and seeing my six and eight year old sons learning about the Vatican and enjoying themselves at the same time was wonderful.
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Reviewed by Norma Y GB   April 15, 2018
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This tour was definitely a highlight of our time in Rome. We knew we wanted to see the Vatican but with a 9 year old who only wants to swim or go for real Italian pizza, we were concerned about spending the money for a private tour and maybe not being able to complete it. We were not disappointed, and the three hours flew in. Our guide was wonderful and our daughter was amazed at how she told her stories about Rome. Thank you and we will recommend your tour to all of our friends.
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Reviewed by Val Forbes GB   April 09, 2018
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The Vatican tour included the, Sistine Chapel and St Peters Basilica which together is an enormous tour. You could spend forever inside this place but as we only had around 3 hours and we chose this tour as it is advertised as kid friendly. Our guide was great with our 7 year old, she made the tour interesting not only for her but for my husband and I as well. She used visual aids and Emma was talking about the nice roof forever afterwards. This is an excellent tour if you have children.
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Reviewed by Jade, Bill and Harry US   April 07, 2018
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Our guide spoke wonderful English and she really made this tour enjoyable. We took our 12 year old son and he connected immediately with her. My husband and I were overawed by the Sistine Chapel and not having to spend hours in a line was an added bonus. I highly recommend this tour, especially if you have children.
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Reviewed by Lori T AU   April 07, 2018
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My daughter wanted to climb into the big bathtub and both of my children loved our guide who was an expert at telling the history of the Vatican and keeping the kids engaged. We loved this tour and highly recommend it.
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Reviewed by Mary UK GB   April 02, 2018
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We would not have enjoyed going in this venue alone with the masses of people around. This tour is definitely a family tour as our guide used visual aids for our 9 year-old and he really enjoyed himself.
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Reviewed by Prashant LK   April 02, 2018
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THE GUIDE WAS VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE AND MADE IT AN INTERESTING TOUR FOR MY FAMILY.
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Reviewed by Caroline De Lorenzo US   April 02, 2018
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Our guide was accommodating, generous and spent even more time with us than was expected. His English was outstanding and his passion for the museum pieces was contagious. We were a group of four adults and 3 children. The children loved the animal gallery and as the tour is oriented towards families, our guide was magnificent at explaining the sights in a way that we all really enjoyed and understood what she was saying. I really good tour and I give it five stars.
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Reviewed by Sasashy SG   April 01, 2018
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definitely was the highlight of our trip to rome. i would enthusiastically recommend
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Reviewed by Sophia NL   March 28, 2018
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We had a fantastic time on this tour and would highly recommend any other family taking one of these tours themselves.
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Reviewed by Cindy GB   March 20, 2018
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Never do the Vatican without doing a guided tour - the reason being that the queues are so long and the groups are usually so big that you tend to lose out on what is being said. This tour was magnifico, as we had our three boys with us. The guide kept them enthralled with her stories and used her Ipad to explain the history in a level that they understood.
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Reviewed by Tamara ZA   March 19, 2018
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Our tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable. She went at a good pace and provided wonderful information for all of us including children.
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Reviewed by Dianne2002 US   March 12, 2018
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A family of six with our own guide! This was the most relaxing tour I had on our short stay in Rome. Having four children it is not easy to keep them interested, especially when visiting historic sites. Our guide was amazing, using visual aids and telling stories that the children really loved. Well worth paying extra if you have a large family and want to enjoy your tour.
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Reviewed by J Pritchard CA   March 12, 2018
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Our whole experience with this company was great, from planning, to booking, to the actual tour. Our family of four, two adults and two teenagers all enjoyed this tour
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Reviewed by Saoirse IE   March 11, 2018
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We wanted to find a way to enjoy the Vatican with our two children and came across this tour on the internet. We booked it and were not disappointed. The guide on this tour really caught our children’s attention so they could learn in a fun way.
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Reviewed by Phil GB   March 11, 2018
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We booked a private tour of the Vatican Museum, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Cathedral during our recent visit to Rome. It was the best experience ever. Our guide really knew how to cater for families and we all learned from her. Well done for providing this excellent family tour.
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Reviewed by Kate Long IE   March 10, 2018
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This tour was sensational and made even more so by our guide. Her knowledge of the Vatican City was incredible. She shared enough of her knowledge for us to take in but not to overload us. We were a family of five and my youngest girl did not want our guide to leave at the end of the tour.
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Reviewed by Gail from Perth AU   March 10, 2018
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Trying to juggle a city break when you have a child is never going to be easy, however; finding this tour to a lot of pressure of me as our guide was marvelous at keeping him engaged when we went to the Vatican. This is a tour that you must take if you have kids. 5 stars.
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Reviewed by Helen GB   March 09, 2018
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I did not realize that there were so many interesting things for children to see at the Vatican. Our six year old loved the animal gallery. Our guide made this tour fantastic and we all learned from it.
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Reviewed by Alison Feltz GB   March 06, 2018
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Seeing you child being enthralled by the Sistine Chapel was the highlight of my visit to Rome. Our guide was brilliant on this tour and my little girl Sarah even knew that she should not talk when in the chapel.
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Reviewed by Lenks NO   March 04, 2018
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Worth every penny. Our guide was amazing, friendly and knowledgeable. It made all the difference and this is the best family tour I have ever done
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Reviewed by Klaus and Ava DE   March 04, 2018
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A very professional company with great tour guides. We used this company three times when we were in Italy and we were never disappointed with any of the tours.
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Reviewed by Emma GB   February 25, 2018
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This was most definitely the best way to see the Vatican. Our guide was very engaging, and ensured that we all learned quite a bit about the history and culture of the area. Thank you and we will recommend this tour to all of our friends.
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Reviewed by Patricia IE   February 25, 2018
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Well worth the money. Our guide was fantastic and very informative. We had no waiting in queues and saw as much as is possible in 3 hours. The best part however; our children never complained once.
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Reviewed by Javier ES   February 17, 2018
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The tour included lots of activities like drawing and games, which made the tour really fun. Our guide was excellent, and my daughter really enjoyed the whole experience.
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Reviewed by Amdahl NO   February 08, 2018
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Our guide was great with the kids and kept them interested and entertained the whole time. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone who has children with them when visiting Rome.
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Reviewed by P Pollock US   February 07, 2018
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Hands down the best way to see the Vatican if you have children with you. Well worth the price and the biggest benefit was you go to skip the lines.
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Reviewed by Trev and Pat GB   February 07, 2018
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We wanted our children to enjoy the tours we took when we were in Rome. After researching many internet sites we found this family friendly tour. The experience was amazing, it was so relaxed and the kids made a new friend in our wonderful guide. She kept them engaged and I am astounded how she was able to explain the art and history of the Vatican in two levels. We all understood and really enjoyed this tour.
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Reviewed by Ramo2 PT   February 03, 2018
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this is a tour I would recommend if you have young children
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Reviewed by T Blom NL   January 22, 2018
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We all learned a lot and had fun. I would definitely recommend this to anyone with young families and will be passing on my experiences to my friends and family.
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Reviewed by Maya US   January 16, 2018
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We had a fantastic guide. He related so well to the children and kept them engaged and interested while also sharing lots of information for the adults. This tour was the highlight of our holiday.
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Reviewed by Karen Wiśniewski US   January 15, 2018
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After taking a tour of the Colosseum I was really worried that my 10 year old daughter would not stay focused and get bored during this 3 hour tour. I need not have worried as she really enjoyed herself and the reason for this was our wonderful guide. She kept her entertained and played little games with her. This tour is great for all ages and there are plenty of wonderful sights to see. Thank you.
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Reviewed by G Ruiz FR   January 10, 2018
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This was an amazing tour! The guide was so sweet and helpful and as it was totally private with no other people, my family learned a lot in the three hours.
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Reviewed by Shannon IE   January 09, 2018
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We learned about the Vaticans history in a very interesting way and even after the tour were able to ask questions about how to get to places, etc. My daughter enjoyed it and we were able to look around the Vatican without them being bored. This tour was one of the highlights of our time in Rome.
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Reviewed by The Gilroys US   January 06, 2018
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Our guide was very knowledgeable, patient, warm and kind. I had my six year old daughter with me and she was amazing at keeping her entertained with her stories. The Vatican is such a beautiful place and exploring it with our own guide was an amazing experience. Well worth paying extra for.
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Reviewed by Adriana GB   January 05, 2018
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We on a decided on a child-friendly private tour because we wanted to enjoy the tour as a family. Our guide made it interesting rather than overwhelming for all of us including the kids. The Vatican is huge and there are so many places to see. We would never have been able to learn so much without this tour and tour guide. Thank you.
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Reviewed by Marieke SE   December 28, 2017
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We had terrific tour of the Vatican with Ida! The tour was engaging, entertaining and we learned so much from her.
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Reviewed by Irene Thompson GB   December 16, 2017
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It was definitely worth the money paying for a private tour when you go to the Vatican. We chose this one as it was advertised as child friendly. Our guide Ida was so good with our kids and she was extremely friendly as well.
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Reviewed by Lily H AU   December 11, 2017
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I had never before heard of a kid friendly tour and will be looking out for them for now on. Seeing the Vatican was an amazing experience not only for the children, but for the adults as well. Thank you for giving us an amazing 3 hours.
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Reviewed by J Fraser CA   December 08, 2017
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This was the perfect tour for our family. Our guide was so knowledgeable about the Vatican and having her explain it to my children in simple English was amazing.
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Reviewed by Joaquin6 ES   December 04, 2017
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Our guide was excellent and she knows so much history and stories about the Vatican.
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Reviewed by Alice GB   November 30, 2017
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The Vatican is so busy that I am so glad we booked this tour. As this was going to be the highlight of our trip to Rome, we wanted it to be special. Our guide was the best ever at keeping our 7 year old interested in what we were seeing. A fantastic tour and I highly recommend.
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Reviewed by Ava US   November 28, 2017
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The whole family enjoyed the day and our guide was an expert at keeping the children engaged. A great day out and the best tour we took while visiting Rome.
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Reviewed by Carmen PT   November 22, 2017
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Our guide was awesome with our kids and made the tour so interesting that we all learned from her.
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Reviewed by Pepe5 ES   November 20, 2017
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A WELL ORGANIZED TOUR OF THE VATICAN AND I RECOMMEND
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Reviewed by Jenny Sands US   November 19, 2017
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I have never done a tour with our kids before and I wasn't sure how much they would enjoy it, but I need not have worried. Our guide was great with the children and really interacted with them. The three hours passed by so quickly.
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Reviewed by Anki NL   November 17, 2017
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The tour guide kept our children engaged the entire time, and we had a relaxing and stress-free tour of the Vatican.
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Reviewed by Louis CA   November 16, 2017
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Our guide was fantastic, entertaining and provided a lot of relevant information during this tour of the Vatican. We were surprised to learn about the animal gallery and the round room. My son enjoyed the tour and he asked more questions than we do. RECOMMENDED
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Reviewed by Vanessa P GB   November 14, 2017
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This tour is worth paying extra for families interested in learning about history and the places they visit in an accessible way. We had a wonderful guide who kept my son and daughter interested throughout.
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Reviewed by Denise Holmes GB   November 05, 2017
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Great tour of the Vatican. Our guide could not have been more sweet to my daughter and she was very accommodating in adjusting our tour to our specifications. A perfect guide for people who don't like traditional tours.
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Reviewed by Grainne IE   November 04, 2017
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Thoroughly recommend the tour! Our tour guide was fantastic and the girls loved her. She was very entertaining and had the kids involved the whole time.
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