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The line of people waiting to enter was half way round the street by time we got there, with this ticket you beat the crowds and skip the line completely,we had Emma as a guide and she was brilliant it's a quick way in to the Vatican straight to the Sistine chapel and then you look about at own pace
If you wish to take in the serene atmosphere of the Sistine Chapel without hordes of other people, this is the tour for you. As our guide said 'look at the floor too you won't be able to later as it will be covered by feet'. Never a truer word spoken.
This is an incredible tour! I suggest if anyone has the chance they should do this tour. Being able to be in the Vatican without the crowds is amazing! It is early enough in the morning that you get to experience the entire Vatican and still have time for other activities! A must do!
Totally worth waking up early!!! First people in with a group of twenty and museum is expected to get 40- 60,000 people a day. As I said, totally worth waking up early!!!
A must if you want to spend uninterrupted time in the Sistine Chapel. Great tour guide and small group was perfect.
The tour guide was excellent, very good English for an Italian with great jokes. Sistine Chapel early in the morning is highly recommended far better than later in the day when it is packed. The only downside was American Tourists who did not respect the tour guide or the sanctity of the chapel yet this is unfortunately pot luck.
So glad we opted for this trip. Wonderful guide and having the early access was fantastic. Highly recommend.
Best tour to do! You get to see the Sistine chapel before the general public. We got a lot of information from our guide, she was very nice and very knowledgeable. A must do to get avoid the crowds.
Highly recommend this tour. It was great to be in the Sistine Chapel with only a few people. Our guide was Excellent. Made the visit both interesting and enjoyable. Only thing I would add to visit is the opportunity to get your passport stamped before tickets are handed out. Passports could be stamped if the tour guide pre arranged with the Vatican, and as only a few people on tour, passports could be done quickly. Then on to the Sistine Chapel.
Incredible experience, we highly pleased. Includes only the Sistine Chapel, but for us it was really great!After that you can see peace and other museums guide in hand , is worth.
Absolutely an exciting experience! Please keep in mind that it only includes the Sistine Chapel, but then you calm watch other museums. I recommend this tour strongly
So worth the early morning wake up! This is an early morning to get up and to the meting point but so worth it to get into the Vatican and Sistine Chapel before the crowds. We spent a lot of time in the chapel before moving on to the rest of the Vatican. Our guide was great and very informative. We enjoyed this tour very much!
This was worth it mainly to get in to the Sistine Chapel early and with a lot less people than at other times. Our tour guide was good and quite enthusiastic. She gave us some good insights before we got into the Sistine so we knew what to look for when we were there.
Absolutely wonderful. We were the first tour group in the museum. Francesca was great! She taught us so much in a short time. We walked thru the museum and when we got to the Sistine Chapel, there were only about 30 people in the chapel. We spent 45 minutes in the Sistine Chapel. We had 17 in our group. We took the tour on October 13, 2014. When we walked out to St. Peter's Square, we couldn't believe the long lines to get in. We highly recommend this tour!
Everything about this tour was remarkable. We met early, it was still kind of dark, but there were no safety concerns. We were the second group admitted, had the beautiful Sistine Chapel all to ourselves We took a seat on the periphery and, when the massive amounts of people entered, we were able to keep our seats and review the ceiling. The tour guide told us to take the left door leading out of the Chapel; it let us to the Vatican Museum to tour at our leisure and ability to re-enter the Sistine. So glad we heard about your company from friends.
We did the early morning tour and were very thankful we did! This place was packed after 8 AM! Great tour guide.
We had a great tour director, who got us into the Sistene Chapel with no more than 50 people in the Chapel. This made our visit fantastic.
So nice to see without the crowds!!! Worth going early, plus you are in the Basilica way before the real huge crowds arrive.
This was the only way to see the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel. Highly recommended.
Fabulous tour!!! (Our guide was a French Lady but I cannot remember her name!) very informative and an absolute must to avoid the queues and to enhance the experience. Well worth the price and early morning start. My only criticism is that it was a bit chaotic when the groups were being arranged at the meeting place at the bottom of the steps (and I could not see 'Viator' anywhere so a bit confusing). I would recommend this tour for sure!
This was a great tour and gave us a completely different experience as we were not crowded in. However, it would have been better if the guide had not taken us back to the start of the museum as to get back to see Raphael's rooms we had to push through the crowds when we were right near them where the tour was supposed to end. Other than that the tour was a must and was very enjoyable.
Great tour. After a couple weeks of doing all these guided tours, it's great to have that early entrance, brief facts about Vatican/Sistine/St Peters Basilica. From Sistine Chapel your freetime starts there, and Vatican and St Peters Basilica. On your own time. What's I prefer. A++
Very informative and knowledgeable guide. Going in early made the experience if the Sistine chapel very personal. Suited our requirements and was very good value.