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Vatican-Tour with Senior

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I am traveling with a 79 year old senior who can walk but is beginning to have difficulty walking distances. He does have some other health issues but they are managed. From my research of the Vatican Museums I understand that they have few if any places to stop and rest once you enter. I am beginning to think it will be best not to do the tour.

Is the Vatican Museums rather difficult for someone with walking difficulty? I am now considering visiting just St. Peters Basilica instead. I know they offer free tours but I haven’t been able to find out exactly when and where one obtains those and how many people are typically grouped together. Would it be of any benefit to hire a private guide for an hour or two just for St. Peters Basilica?

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