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Melissa S

Melissa S

USA

Apr122008

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Skip the Line: Vatican Museums Walking Tour including Sistine Chapel, Raphael's Rooms and St Peter's

Rome, Italy

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4 star rating: Recommended

My Review
I must confess that I was a little nervous prebooking on the Internet. We were praying that this was legit. This was really THE best way to see the Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's! It was certainly the least expensive! It is 18 euros to simply get into the Vatican. It is worth EVERY penny to save waiting in the MASSIVE lines. Our guide was very informative & knowledgeable. I cannot imagine going through the vast quantity of artwork without having someone explain the meaning & symbolism of many of the important pieces. If you were to travel on your own, you would definitely miss out on a lot of the amazing details and facts! Thank you, Viator, for offering a great tour at an affordable price! We did have a large group--I think it was 21 or 22, slightly over the max 20 stated on the form. Eat before you go! The morning tour leaves at 930AM; we were rushed and didn't get breakfast. We were starving by 1PM when our tour ended. Also, wear comfortable shoes as you will be standing and shuffling through crowds for 4 hours. Note you cannot take pictures in the Sistine Chapel; know in advance that you will have to resort to postcards.

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  • Vatican
  • Amazing Ceiling Frescos

Apr112008

Tour/Activity

Rome by Night Walking Tour

Rome, Italy

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review
We got this with a 2 for 1 special when booking, so it was very economical. This was an AMAZING tour! We booked it as a last minute thing without really reading what it was about. This is a great thing to do on your first night in Rome, preferably NOT after you've walked all over the city like we did! We were worried that Piazza Navona, the meeting place, would be hard to locate, but it was right on every map. Talk to your hotel concierge & have them mark it on the map--it's much easier than hunting for it! Our group only had about 10-14 people, and we had headsets, making the tour very accommodating. Our group of 6 agreed that we would recommend seeing the Pantheon during the day as the walls seem to be brighter. It is pretty close to the meeting point, so we would recommend seeing this during the day prior to meeting to get your pictures & then again for information on the tour. The Colosseum, the Capitoline Hill, and the Trevi Fountain were gorgeous at night! It is a wonderful photo opportunity without the MASSIVE crowds. It did rain on our tour, so make sure you have good, comfortable, dry walking shoes & an umbrella, just in case!

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  • Amazing Views of Rome at Night!

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