So So So worth spending the money. Not only did we get some great info about the Pope, the Vatican and St. Peter's but our tour guide did his very best to get us as close as possible to see the Pope pass by. Experience of a lifetime to be so close to Pope Francis. Actually we were so fortunate not only to see the Pope close up on this tour, but we also attended Mass Sunday morning that Pope Francis celebrated and delivered the homily. Unbelievable.
Doing what: Papal Audience Tickets and Presentation
The best way to see the Vatican, I would highly recommend that you book this tour and skip queues, the tour guide was really knowledgable, and it saves a long 2 hour wait..
This is the best way to see the Vatican, hands down! Wonderful tour and our guide Sarafina was terrific! Her expansive knowledge of the Vatican was obvious.
Our guide was FANTASTIC. She really took her time explaining portraits and various arts that I would never had known if I went without a guide. This made the tour so much better and special. She was knowledgable of the artifacts in the Vatican and shared some of the best highlights. There were others who were not a part of our tour who wanted to listen in because they had no guide or knowledge of their surroundings. Outstanding!!!!
One cannot go to Rome without a stop at the Vatican. Our guide, Linni, was very knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and had a special talent for positioning the group in the best areas for viewing the various rooms and their key sights. The Vatican and it's a various museums should be seen with an extra allotment of time to really do it justice. This is a must tour and should not be attempted without advance purchased tickets -- the lines are too long.
The best way to see Vatican City. Despite the crowds of people lining up to visit the Vatican, our guide Laura, made this tour enjoyable. She shared many facts with our group. I learned a lot and appreciated having access to the facts and stories she shared with us. Would highly recommend this tour.
The last tour of my recent trip and the best was saved for last. This is an amazing tour. David, our guide, was excellent - knowledgable, Professional and a lovely sense of humour. It really was a VIP tour with just nine of us in the Sistine Chapel after all the tourists had been ushered out. This really does allow you to take in all this famous Chapel has. Yes, the Vatican does have secret rooms which you are taken to see once the doors have been unlocked by a Vatican official. Obviously all this is with the very great support of the Vatican so much appreciation is due to them. So when in Rome do take this once in a life time opportunity!
My wife and daughter had one of the best experiences of our life.
Our guide Laura was brilliant as we had the rare and amazing privilege of seeing private rooms at the Vatican and then a wonderful experience of having our group only in the Sistine Chapel.
Just a brilliant tour and could not recommend more highly.
This was the best purchase ever! Everything was as described. Our guide, Patricia, was fantastic! We walked by the enormous lines and got in to see the Vatican, Sistine Chapel, etc. all in three hours. The guide even gave us time to use the restrooms and get something to drink. I highly recommend you purchasing this if you are visiting Rome.
The Vatican tour with Viator was amazing! Paola not sure of spelling - but she was outstanding!! She was THE BEST tour guide we had the entire time we were in Europe. She was very informative and made the tour fun - even though we were roasting!!! There was so much to see and so much history. if you get a chance to take this tour DO NOT MISS IT! And most definitely go with Viator and skip the line. There were people outside the Vatican at 8am and already had a 2 hour wait in the hot sun. It was extremely hot and humid and there is no air conditioning so be prepared - bring water!!! Also make sure you dress appropriately as you will be required to have shoulders and knees covered to enter the Sistine Chapel - I wish everyone could have Paola as their tour guide. We just loved her. Thank you Paola - we will always have special memories thanks to you!!! we were the group with mom, daughters and granddaughter - we spent a little extra time with you in the snack room - you're the best!
Our tour was great and we had a great guide. THis is the BEST way to tour the Vatican. Very organized. We skipped lines and went right in, lots of interesting information along the tour too. August is tough because it is hot and crowded, but we really enjoyed the tour!! August 2015
Visiting the Vatican was an amazing experience. The tour was excellent, our tour guide very knowledgeable, friendly and entertaining. It was an extremely hot summer day though, and the crowds at the Vatican Museum were huge, so that made the extensive walks/talks in the small, hot rooms somewhat uncomfortable. However, I would do it again. There is so much to see, such amazing artwork and so much history. Overall, one of the best tours I've taken, highly recommend it.
The tour is very a time saver, as it is skip the line and get the best of Vatican, The tour guide provided lots of information and details, and I liked a lot that they have a passion for what they are doing. They provide much more information not just what you can read in a guide book. Strongly Recommend. Good English speaking guide.
Steffarina was excellent and she was very professional, she made a very hot tour bearable and added value at every turn. Best way to tour the Vatican as it is easy to miss the detail, which of course our guide didn't. When they say skip the queue they mean it as the lines were massive all day.
Fantastic tour. David, our tour guide, was the best. This was the best tour of our entire summer vacation. Lots of interesting facts and funny stories that even entertained my teenage sons. We were able to tour the crypt and take a walk to the top of the Basilica, once the tour was completed and we had lots of time. The tour allowed us to see everything without waiting in line and it was incredibly crowded during July at the Vatican City.
The tour was excellent! I would rate our guide as Six 6 stars. Sabrina was excellent in knowledge of the Vatican, her directions to important areas was excellent and her demeanor was great. I would rate Viator as the best tour in Rome. Ask for Sabrina!
Our tour date fell on one of the days of the intense heat way that hit Italy this July. Cutting the line was a plus in that we did not have to wait in the heat. The tour was one of the best, if not the best, experiences of our Italy trip. Our tour guide, I believe his name was Sev, was absolutely wonderful. Very knowledgeable and engaging. We learned so much. I'm so happy we did the tour. The Vatican is very difficult to navigate and there's a lot we would have missed if we had not done the tour. I recommend it to everyone!
On a hot day in Rome this is a great tour to take. In the morning we did the Vatican and it was amazing! In the afternoon we did the rest of the churches. I loved it and in my opinion the best way to see everything in a short period of time.
Doing what: Skip the Line: Vatican in One Day
Well worth it! We had entry before anyone else and got to see the Vatican/Sistine chapel prior to all the crowds. Very informative, interesting tour which a great friendly and knowledgeable guide. This is one of the best tours I have ever had in Europe. Such an amazing experience. Highly recommended!
It's the best way to see the Vatican museums. Having time to see the Sistine Chapel in a totally private environment, and having each part explained, was in and of itself worth the tour. Highly recommended that you take this tour, but be sure to wear the most comfortable shoes you can, and be well rested, its a long tour, and by the end, the whole group was exhausted. It's nice at the end to be able to sit and stare up at Michelangelo's greatest creations.
Amazing tour. Great tour guide. Would recommend to anyone planning on visiting the Vatican. Queue jump was the best.
Without doubt the best way to see the best of Vatican City. We visited during the first week of July, were temperatures were in the mid 90's. I felt happy not to stand in line with such heat and humidity. It was really hot, however, our guide Marta was first class, had amazing knowledge of everything we were seeing and made it interesting. This is the way to see the Vatican.
We visted Vatican 20th June 2015 our Guide was David he was very informative and funny also made us laugh.
We enjoyed our tour nearly got to see the pope. Beautiful place amazing paintings best tour we had in Rome. You cannot visit rome without going on an Vatican tour. Plus good to book inadvance as the queues are hugh.
We arrived that morning to meet with our Viator guide. We were actually shocked to see the length of the ques to get tickets for the Vatican. We were hoping we wouldn't have to join as it was literally a mile long. We met with the city wonders tour guide at the pre arranged meeting point. Alice / Alex was her name. We were given a communication device and headset so we could hear her as we went with her on the tour. The reason I'm writing this review is because I really wanted people to know how good it was. Alice was absolutely excellent, her knowledge and communication skills were second to none. Very pleasant with us all. The tour itself lasted roughly 3 hours and I must say it was the best tour I had ever been on. I cant recommend the Viator tours highly enough. The next day we went on the Colosseum tour and it was as we expected. Excellent !!!
Sue and Ray Murphy
SO BLESSED! To have experienced the Vatican Museums, Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica with Seve as our tour guide!! THOROUGHLY enjoyed his expert insights and entertaining delivery!! This was probably our 5th tour on this trip and by far the best!! Grazie mille! Memphis
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