Our tour guide was fantastic with the kids and gave a well detailed tour for all ages! Certainly would book with the company again. We travelled with our 4 year old and 1 year old and she was wonderful with them.
We booked this tour as a way to show the Vatican to our 11-year-old granddaughter. The guide did a great job of engaging the children -- especially the explanations of the Sistine Chapel while we sat in the shady courtyard. Having the children construct the puzzle of the ceiling was a great way to get them familiar with it. I also thought she picked out some good things to show them along the 9 miles of halls since it's too easy to get bogged down in the sheer volume of things to see.
The only thing that would have made it better would have been fewer people but, obviously that couldn't be helped that time of year....
Excellent tour. I would highly recommend this tour to other families with children. The guide was excellent, taking the time and energy to remember the kids' names and connect with them. She was easy to understand. She did a great job of keeping the kids interested in what we were seeing but also sharing information that was relevant and of interest to the parents.
The guide was really good and engaged the kids really well - the issue was the crowds and trying to herd kids through a sea of people in a timely manner. The kids still point out the pope's seal and talk about the Sistine Chapel so worth the effort- just don't expect to see too much of the Museum.