Very disappointing, I would recommend visiting these sites but not the tour company. Despite a large group of English speakers also included in the tour were three families requiring translation in French, Italian and Spanish this meant the tour was chaotic, rushed and not enjoyable!
Very interesting and informative guide. However we were advised on the day we would not be able to see St Peters Bascilica because of the papal audience (Weds morning.) Felt they shouldn't really offer this tour at that time if they cannot fulfil to avoid disappointment.
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In order to help future travelers, we wanted to point out some information we have on our Product Page for this tour, concerning closures of the Vatican on Wednesday.
Tours departing Wednesday: There is a possibility that St Peter's Basilica and St Peter's Square will be unavailable due to the weekly Papal Audience during which access to St Peter's Basilica is closed. As an alternative you will be offered an extended itinerary within the Vatican Museums, which still includes the Sistine Chapel and Raphael's Rooms. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. If you prefer that St Peter's Basilica and Square are included, please DO NOT select Wednesday as your travel date
On rare occasions, St Peter’s Basilica closes without notice. If this happens, you'll spend a full 3 hours touring the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. We will list any affected dates as they become available. The tour guides aim to notify guests if St Peter’s Basilica is unexpectedly closed upon commencement of the tour. It is beyond our control, so no refunds or discounts will be issued
We hope this information helps you, and future travelers in selecting the tour and tour date that is best for you! And we hope you otherwise had an excellent trip to Rome.
Loved this tour, big highlight of our trip. Well organised good commentary, very knowledgable American guide. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend or use this tour company Dark Rome again.
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