SKIP THE LINE PRIVATE VATICAN TOUR WITH TEENAGERS

Our private family Vatican tour with teenagers is an interactive learning experience that engages high-school visitors and their parents too in an exploration of art. With skip the line entry, a planned route, and an expert family-friendly guide at your side our Vatican tour with teenagers ensure a thought-provoking experience for adults and teens. This tour offers curious youth opportunities to express their ideas and participate. Rather than just telling the history of art, this experience gives families the tools and skills they need to engage with the art they see. Your own dedicated guide keeps the whole family involved using open-ended questions to foster creativity and develop thinking skills. Vatican tour with teenagers covers the Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica. Delve into Roman and Greek mythology through the rich collection of classical statues. Find out the secret stories behind the figures on the Michelangelo Sistine Chapel. Understand the Creation of the World through the scenes depicted in the ceiling. Learn the story behind the history of St. Peter’s Basilica. Contact us for pricing and availability.

* Private Half-Day Walking Tour
* Private Licensed Professional Guide
* Vatican Skip the Line Access
* Vatican Museums
* Sistine Chapel
* St. Peter’s Basilica
* St. Peter’s Square

Visited annually by over 6 million visitors, the Vatican Museums Popes’ collection is one of the largest in the world. In fact, the reason that Vatican Museums is plural is because is a huge complex housing multiple museums that include the Sistine Chapel. With over 2000 sumptuous galleries full of priceless art spanning nearly 3000 years of history the Vatican Museum complex can be challenging. Tackling a museum of this size with children requires careful planning. Do not be overwhelmed by the extraordinary vastness of the Vatican’s treasures, or the length of its lines. Our private Vatican tour with teenagers with skip the line entry, a planned route, and a dedicated guide at your side is designed and guided to be experiential and fun for the entire family.

Vatican tour with teenagers appeals to families eager to expand their understanding of the art. And whether you are a confirmed art lover or just getting interested, your expert family-friendly will keep the conversation flowing at the right level. After skipping the line your guide leads you on a discovery journey revealing curiosities and anecdotes beyond the guidebooks. Hear the story behind the history of the Vatican City. Discover the artists and Popes who promoted knowledge of art. There are many must-sees at the Vatican. We focus on works and rooms that tell amazing stories or have a unique history.

Michelangelo Sistine Chapel is the crowning glory of the museums and holds many great lessons for adults and children alike. Michelangelo frescoes completely cover the ceiling. The vibrancy of the colors and the size of the ceiling never fail to inspire for its sheer grandiosity. Bypass the lines once again to enter St. Peter’s Basilica through a special access door. Experience the Holy Basilica, the largest church in Christendom where proportions appear to have been forgotten in a triumph of marble, bronze and mosaic works. Your guide provides insights into its treasures including Michelangelo’s Pieta and Bernini’s bronze baldachin. Your Vatican tour with teenagers ends in St. Peter’s Square as your guide points out Bernini ingenious use of optical illusion.

How it Works
We will get the tickets ahead of time so that you won’t have to wait in any lines. During the booking process, you will be able to tell us when and what you would like to tour. You will also have the opportunity to tell us how we can customize the private tour for you and yours. With that, we will create the perfect tour for you.

Optional Upgrades to Enhance Your Private Tour

Raphael Papal Rooms Family Tour

ADD ON  Private Guided Visit of Raphael Papal Rooms

Extra Time Duration: 60 minutes

St. Angel Castle Family Tour

ADD ON  Private Guided Visit of St. Angel Castle. A Place of Mystery and Intrigues for All Ages!

Discover the secret stories of St. Angel Castle. The 2000 years old St. Angel Castle has an intriguing history and is very popular with children. This old castle combines an ancient tomb, a Papal fortress, a prison, torture chambers and a museum. This impressive riverside Papal fortress, residence and prison is crowned by the figure of an angel. More than mere adornment this angel is the subject of a legend that your guide would love to share with you. The Castle is linked to the Vatican palaces by secret underground passages. Several popes have felt the need to take advantage of the secret routes in times of threat. At the top of the castle, the Terrace of the Angel is a wide-open space with spectacular views of Rome and the Vatican City. This is our favorite view of the city. Rome looks like a city in miniature with thousands of red roofs, dozens of domed churches and the milky green Tiber River winding through the city.
Please Note: St. Angel Castle closes on Mondays.
Extra Time Duration: 90 minutes

One Way Private Transfer by Deluxe Vehicle

ADD ON One Way Private Transfer with English Speaking Licensed Driver by Deluxe A/C Vehicle

To assist you in planning your family trip to the Vatican, we have also created an informative resources page – How to Tour the Vatican which offers helpful advice.

Schedule your private tour later in the day to avoid the morning crowds. Nancy Aiello highly recommends that parents avoid taking children at the busier morning times.

The Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel close on Sundays and on certain Holy days throughout the year. In 2017 the Vatican will be closed on April 17th, May 1st, June 29th, August 15th & 16th, November 1st, and December 8th, 25th & 26th.

The Vatican dress code requires appropriate attire. No bare shoulders, no shorts, no dresses above the knee, and no bare feet or exposed midriffs are allowed.
Large bags, backpacks, tripods, big umbrellas and glass bottles must be left at the Vatican Museums cloakroom.

The Sistine Chapel is not available separately but is only able to be visited as part of the tour of the Vatican Museums. The Sistine Chapel is part of the Museums and the entrance is located on the far end from the Vatican Museum entrance (an approx. 15 min. walk along the Museums). You can only access the Sistine Chapel through the museum therefore, you have to walk through the entire Vatican Museums.

The Vatican Museums Authorities retain the rights to alter the Museums opening hours or close specific areas of the Museum at any time, and without prior notice. The unforeseen closure of specific areas of the Museums and/or Sistine Chapel is beyond our control for which we cannot be held responsible therefore, no refunds will be issued. Your guide will take you to another section of the museums instead.

On rare occasions St. Peter Basilica is subject to last minute closures without notice (for religious ceremonies). If this happens you will be offered an extended itinerary within the Vatican Museums and an introduction to St. Peter Basilica from outside. Your guide will modify the itinerary working with the circumstances given and will do the appropriate adjustments. The unforeseen closure of St. Peter Basilica is beyond our control for which we cannot be held responsible therefore no refunds or discounts will be issued.
If your travel date is on Wednesdays there is the possibility that access to St. Peter Basilica and St. Peter Square may be closed at the time of the morning tour. This is due to the weekly Papal Audience during which access to St. Peter Basilica could be closed. As an alternative you will be offered an extended itinerary within the Vatican Museums. If you wish a tour with St. Peter Basilica and Square guaranteed to be included please, do not choose Wednesday AM as your travel date.

When you contact our family vacation consultants let us know as much about your children interests in order to make the experience as interesting as possible for them.

A little advance preparation in learning about the Vatican City will reward you and your family with a very enjoyable visit. To enhance the experience, Nancy Aiello suggests children’s books so that you can prepare for the tour.

Do you combine people to share the tour?

All our tours are private, luxurious, and totally customized to suit your desires, which means that you do not share your tour with anyone else – without having to accommodate other people’s interests. Our private tours are exclusive to one booking party and we do not combine separate reservations to form groups.

Do we skip the line to enter the Vatican?

Yes. This tour guarantees your reservations and tickets to enter the the Vatican skipping the line.
Please Note: ALL visitors must pass through metal detectors at the security checkpoint so please, expect to wait for few minutes to clear security.

Is there a way to see the Sistine Chapel without having to walk through the entire Vatican Museums?

The Sistine Chapel is part of the Vatican Museums and the entrance is located on the far end from the Vatican Museum entrance an approx. 15 min. walk along the Vatican Museums. You can only access the Sistine Chapel through the museum therefore, you have to walk through the entire Vatican Museum.

What happens if a site is unexpectedly closed on the day of scheduled tour?

Nancy Aiello Tours is not liable for reduced itineraries owing to unscheduled closures by attractions. Unscheduled closures do not depend on us, but on the administration of the sites visited on the tour. In the event of an unexpected closure of a site or attraction your guide will promptly provide an alternative itinerary.
The Vatican Museums Authorities retain the rights to alter the Museums opening hours or close specific areas of the Museum and/or Sistine Chapel at any time, and without prior notice. While we regret these inconveniences, these unforeseen closures are beyond our control for which we cannot be held responsible therefore, no refunds will be issued. In these rare cases, your guide will modify the itinerary and give you as complete a tour as possible working with the circumstances given but if it is impossible to complete a part of the tour we regret that no compensation can be offered.
On rare occasions St. Peter Basilica (i.e. for a special mass) is subject to last minute closures without notice. While we regret these inconveniences, these unforeseen closures are beyond our control for which we cannot be held responsible therefore, no refunds will be issued. When this occurs, we are happy to offer our guests an extended tour of the Vatican Museums and an introduction to St. Peter Basilica from outside.

When our tour is over will we be able to visit St. Peter's Basilica or climb the Dome or the grottos where the Papal tombs are?

Absolutely. Once the tour is complete your guide will be happy to point you in the right direction to continue the visit on your own.

Are strollers allowed in the Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel and St. Peter Basilica?

You are allowed to bring strollers in the Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel. However, it is useful to know that there are some steps in the Vatican so it is recommended to use a baby carrier instead of a stroller.
Strollers are not permitted in St. Peter’s Basilica. While strollers are perfectly acceptable while touring the Museums before visiting St. Peter’s Basilica they must be checked in. St. Peter’s Basilica is not accessible for strollers. Strollers are not permitted inside the Basilica but your guide will be happy to point you in the right direction where they can be left for free.

Do you provide wheelchairs at the Vatican?

Yes. We are pleased to reserve wheelchairs on your behalf to experience the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel around the Vatican accessibility routes. Remark: Wheelchairs at the Vatican are available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis. You must present a passport as identification.

Are there wheelchairs available inside St. Peter's Basilica?

Unfortunately, St. Peter Basilica does not provide wheelchairs. However, the Basilica is equipped with elevators and routes dedicated to disabled visitors who already have their own wheelchair.

Do you use headsets on your family Vatican tour?

In the Vatican headsets are mandatory for groups composed of 6 or more participants. The Vatican requires that you rent whisper or similar audio headsets at the door so that your guide can clearly communicate with your party without disturbing other visitors and with consideration for the Holy nature of the Vatican. Your personal guide will be talking into a small microphone and you will each be listening on special earpieces.In the Vatican headsets are mandatory for groups of 6 or more people.

Do you do Scavi tours under the Vatican?

St.Peter’s Necropolis sometimes just called the Scavi or Excavations, which contains tombs dating from the origins of Christianity are organized by the Vatican itself. They accept applications and confirm the tour only the day before. Unless you are planning an extended stay in Rome, you will have trouble arranging this tour. This 90 min. tour into the Excavations of the Necropolis underneath St. Peter’s must book well in advance. You need to email them directly at uff.scavi@fabricsp.va
Please keep in mind that children under 11 are not allowed.

Will we be able to take pictures especially in the Sistine Chapel?

Pictures are not allowed inside the Sistine Chapel. All throughout the museums the Vatican City authorities have an enlightened policy on taking pictures and visitors are allowed to take photos provided there is no flash. But this does not apply to the Sistine Chapel.

Can I take my bag/umbrella inside St. Peter Basilica?

Small bags and umbrellas are permitted inside the Basilica. Large bags and objects must however be left at the bag check situated at the entrance of St. Peter Basilica.

Is food allowed inside the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel?

You are not allowed to consume food and drink inside the Museums, except in designated places such as the cafeteria.

Can Roma Pass be used for the Vatican Museum admission?

Roma pass can only be used in Rome NOT for the Vatican admission. The Roma Pass does not include the Vatican Museums which are in Vatican City, a city state within the city of Rome. The Vatican Museums including the Sistine Chapel are not part of the circuit of museums that can be visited with the Roma Pass and/or the Roma and Più Pass.

The quickest way to find answers to your questions about our private tours is to review the most frequently asked questions. If you cannot find the information you are looking for please contact us.

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  • Borghese Gallery Children Tour

    Our guide provided an in depth and educational experience enjoyed by all. She guided our family through the Borghese gallery with excellent descriptions and interesting details that made art, history and mythology come alive.  We all learned so much and the kids were completely immersed in the experience the whole time. We went at our own speed and stopped for questions and conversations when we wanted. At the end, my kids spontaneously broke out into an enthusiastic applause for our guide. The tour was a highlight of our time in Rome and I would highly recommend it for any family.

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    Dear team of nancy aiello
    Thank you for asking. We enjoyed very much the tour of the vatican museum and Katja,the tour guide was fantastic.
    Many regards

    Waltraud Nagl
    Salzburg, Austria
  • Rome Vatican Children Tour

    Definitely would recommend to family or friend who could afford it. It definitely is a large cost which was in our affordability range, but would not necessarily be for everyone. The tour was great as was the guide. He was very patient to answer all my inquisitive 10 year olds questions. We got far more out of the private tour in Rome than out of the ½ day walking tour in Venice in a group of 27 with no other kids. There is so much to see in Rome and the Vatican and having a guide who can pick out certain monuments/pieces and discuss the significance and history is fantastic as compared to trying to do it on your own and you don’t understand the story of what you are seeing.

    Diane Peressini Adams
    Ontario, Canada

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