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Fantastic way to see the Vatican. Very knowledgable guide Patrizia, took us slowly to accomodate all on the tour.
Stephanie was a great guide and really knew her stuff about the Vatican. The skip the lines option and guided tour really made the tour. She really set our expectations and followed through on everything. Stephanie was very personable and I would recommend a tour with her to others.
This was an amazing opportunity. The breakfast was wonderful and the setting beyond our expectations, which were high. The museum tours were also quite informative and interesting. The only downside was that there wasn't much time for the Sistine Chapel, and when we finally arrived--around 10:30 AM--it was quite packed. This was our second Vatican tour, the first in 1970. We saw so much more this time. It was a worthwhile experience.
GREAT TOUR! Well worth the money! Felt a bit rushed but if you want to skip lines and get a crash course of the Vatican, this is the way to go
This a perfect tour. We had time to see as much as possible. Our guide was amazing and informative. With respect to where we were, she still had a sense of humor. The skip the line part was absolutely worth it. I couldn't imagine seeing the Vatican without a guide.
Great early morning breakfast in the Vatican courtyard followed by a very informative tour of the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel before the tourist hordes arrived. Special thanks to our excellent guide, Rachael, who was extremely knowledgeable and entertaining. Her explanations gave us a real insight into the immense history of the Vatican. This tour is a must do!
Paul N USA
Long tour and very comprehensive. Good guide but she was hard to understand especially with the poor audio system. The Vatican was very crowded so if you don't like crowds, skip this one.
Be careful of your belongings! I was robbed of my IPhone when going through the security line. The phone was taken off the x-ray machine either by a security guard or another tourist, The security people and police would do nothing even though they had full video surveillance of the area available.
I enjoyed it even if too many people in the Vatican Museums.
It is so nice to skip the line even if we have to wait for the staff buy the tickets about 7 minutes then, we scan the ticket and enter the Museums and we are free to go anywhere we like.
I recommend this tickets to people who want to visit the Museums, otherwise, we have to wait for a long time to just buy a ticket!! The thousands tourists there!
Doing what: Skip the Line: Vatican Museums Tickets
Just on its own, this tour was great. But it was made absolutely fantastic by our tour guide, Dorianna speling?! Here's why she and the tour were so fantastic...
1 She was unbelievably knowledgeable about the Vatican, the various pieces of work, etc.
2 She was personable, funny, and witty. She was appropriate and well timed with her jokes.
3 She was a great story teller/narrator, which helped keep me interested, captivated, and not bored.
4 She has, what I think, is one of the coolest degrees/jobs around....she's a full blown archaeologist!! I mean, that's a super cool awesome job! And, because she's a female archeologist, I think it makes her even cooler and a great role model for young girls.
5 She was very passionate about art, the artists, the history, etc, and you could tell she cared about/loved it.
6 Her English was exceptional and very easy to understand.
7 The Bramante Staircase was a great thing to see. It has awesome views of the city.
8 Because of how you access the Bramante Staircase, other people not in our tour group saw us entering and thought the area was being open to the public. So when they tried to follow us in, they were turned away. Although it may make me a bit of a jerk, I appreciated the exclusivity that the extra money this particular tour afforded me, and thus felt it was money well spent.
9 The group size was good.
10 If she saw someone taking flash photos, she would immediately ask them to turn off the flash. It's a huge pet peeve of mine when people do that, because it can ruin the artwork.
11 A few people tried to join our tour. She told them they needed to move along, as we had paid money for the guided tour.
The one thing I would suggest to anyone going to the Vatican is to goo as early in the morning as possible...the later it gets, the more packed it gets.
This tour was fantastic! Our guide Francesca was so knowledgable and passionate about the Vatican museums it really brought it alive for us. The museums were fascinating and as its so busy we felt we would have missed a lot without her, we learnt so much. As for the Sistine Chapel -wow!!!
Sara, our tour guide, was fantastic! She was very knowledgeable! Our tour started early which gave us a chance to see the Vatican and other places before the crowd got too bad. The start of the tour was very easy to find from the company's emailed info when we booked.Would highly recommend it to everyone!
Our tour guide Nichola/Nicholai was exceptional in his knowledge and passionate in his delivery of the history of the Vatican tour We very much enjoyed the whole experience The scottish Ladies
Our tour was great, but don't go on Wednesday, as we did. The Pope has an audience in St. Peter's Square on that day, so you spend more time at the Vatican. By the time you get to the Sistine Chapel, it is open to the public. So much for the private, quiet experience in the Sistine Chapel.
A unique and wonderful experience visiting St Peter's Basilica and the Vatican Museum.
Excellent tour guides
We were very pleased with our decision to book this tour. The Vatican is so vast and is utter chaos in terms of the number of visitors that you really do need a guide to get through it. We got so much more out of our visit with an experienced guide than we could have had we attempted it on our own. Our guide, Helena, was wonderful and got us to all the highlights without ever seeming rushed. Beware of the birds on the steps of the museum, I got baptized just before we met the tour! Apparently, it happens quite frequently!
Really informative tour of the Vatican with fun background information. Would recommend.
This is the most efficient way to see the Vatican. You are able to communicate effectively with the guide in a small group in spite of the fact that there is no getting around the crowds in the museums and St Peter's Basilica. We were able to walk through the 4 Holy Doors in Rome in this Year of Mercy as a part of this tour. A wonderful experience.
Doing what: Skip the Line: Vatican in One Day
The guide GiGi was fantastic, the whole tour was informative ans worth every penny. Getting up early was worth it to have breakfast in the Vatican and to view most of it without crowds
Well organised and very motivated staff. In the morning Gloria did not save efforts in showing us all she knew about the Vatican. In the afternoon it was a pleasure having Antonella who had to deal with difficult situations but managed to of the miracle.
Doing what: Skip the Line: Vatican in One Day
A great tour - fantastic way to see the Vatican Gardens.
Sarah was our guide.
Our group of 4 thought she gave us an excellent tour of the Vatican, very well informed. Thoroughly enjoyed.
Only down side was crowds of people.
Would I go again, absolutely well worth the money, we cant recommend this tour highly enough. if you get the chance go for it.
Very interesting tour, with a lovely lady, who had a great depth of knowledge of the Vatican. Thoroughly enjoyed this tour,
A wonderful experience just not long enough to absorb the wonderful treasures inside the Vatican.
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