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I was skeptical about this tour. But if all you want is to just quickly see the Vatican and the Sisten Chapel without the crowds. This is the tour you need. You feel even more rewarded when you exit and you see that people are willing to wait 3 hours to get in when you just walked in like a BOSS!
Excellent - highly recommended. Tour guide excellent and very knowledgeable. First group into the Sistine Chapel was wonderful to have the peace and quiet to enjoy the wonderful painting without the hoards. Also gives you early access into the rest of the Vatican museums plus allows you to bypass the queues to gain access to the Basilica after the visit to the chapel and museums
Does what it says on the tin! Early access no ques. Guide gave lots of info. A quick easy tour with as much time as you want to look at Sistine and museum
The tour was very well organised and clearly explained where to meet and what to wear. Our tour guide was lovely, very informative. The fact that we were there before anyone was worth every cent we paid. We have unobstructed views of the all the incredible sights.
Our tour guide was Christina and it was magical to walk into the museum before everyone else! We also were prepared for the Sistine Chapel as there is no talking or picture taking inside. Just great!!!
Absolutely fantastic! Our guide was great, and we were able to get into the Museum and Sistine Chapel before anyone else which allowed us to really appreciate the beautiful paintings and other items. Once the public were allowed inside, it was too overwelming with all the people, so it was great that we were able to see most things before the masses entered! Highly recommend!
We were so glad we booked this tour! It was our first morning in Rome and was a bit of a rush to get there but it was worth it! We got to visit the Vatican museums and Sistine Chapel with almost no one else in there! It was a great experience. Later on, there were seas of people and you couldn't see half as much or take the time to enjoy it. We then spent the rest of our morning wandering around the rest of the Vatican. If you want to experience the Vatican before the crowds, this is the tour to do it!!
This is a must if you want to experience the Sistine chapel at it's best. It was magical! Well worth the cost. The tour was well organised and a dream come true!
Outstanding tour! It was great getting into the Chapel before all the crowds arrived.
great to get in before the crowds. We were able to see things and take our time. We probably sat in the Sistene Chapel for an hour studying the work in awe. Great guide as well through the highlights of the Vatican Museum. Highly recommended.
Brilliant trip and the Vatican early access was a great idea. Your guide was excellent too!
This was worth ever penny. Skipped the crowds and were ushered right into the chapel.
Great to get in early before al, the crowds but be sure to add the St. John basilica tour with this.
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Vatican tour with David was great! Check in process was very efficient and smooth and so happy we could skip the long line to get into Vatican! Dave the guide was very knowledgeable and nice. I give this tour the highest rating!
The tour was great! Our tour guide I think Tiffany knew a whole lot of cool information about the Vatican museums as well as the Sistine Chapel. Well worth the money and the early wake- up!
Excellent tour. So glad we booked it. Our guide was very friendly, enjoyed explaining and answering questions while keeping the focus on getting us inside quickly. There are a bunch a tour operators that gets in at the same time at the opening, this is one of them. Well organized. We weren't the first one in the chapel but is wasn't crowed when we got in so we could enjoyed it. We had a stroller and were able to use the elevators, but for some stairs we had to pick it up and transport it which we did easily as there are not that many for which we had to do it. We choose not to visit the vatican museum since we also wanted to beat the crowds for the basillica, which we did. You can access for free the basilica from the sistine chapel but can't go back though.
The only way to go. You are almost alone in the Sistine and avoid hours in line.
The Sistine Chapel was the highlight of my whole visit to Italy. The tour was great. I was impressed at the sound system to that we were not bothered by other tour groups and we did not disturb them. It made it easier to hear everything our tour guide said. My husband had difficulty with the audio because of the accent of the tour guide.
The Sistine Chapel is a must-do when in Rome and to see it when there are few people less noise and no crowds makes appreciating it much easier.
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!
We had an older couple with us. They could not do a 3 hour tour, so we decided to opt for this. I'm so glad we did. While our tour guide was fine, the real purpose of this is to get you into the Sistine Chapel before it opens to the public and to be able to sit for an extended period to view every detail. It was a wonderful experience. There are a couple of elevators people can use if needed just ask the guide. However there aren't elevators to avoid all stairs. When we left, the line was huge to get in and that line is totally in the sun. Would recommend to save time and get the most time to view.
It was wonderful, and 7:30am is the only time to go in the middle of summer. It is an hour guided tour, and then you can stay at the Vatican as long as you so desire! We were in the Basilica with approx 35 people, unlike my father inlaw, who said he was shoulder to shoulder with hundreds of people in mid afternoon a week prior to our arrival.