4.5 star rating: Recommended 74 Reviews

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  • Location: Rome, Italy
  • Duration:  60 minutes (approx.)

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

Fantastic to be in before everyone else. Tour guide, Emanuella, was very informative and enthusiastic.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

Knowledgeable guide made the visit more interesting

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

Gigi our guide was very knowledgeable and personable and was great at explaining the history and the art itself within the vatican. We came out of the awe inspiring tour with more understanding than we thought possible.

Clifford Chua
Singapore

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

If you are seeing the Sistine Chapel for the first time, this tour is a must! The early access allowed me to sit and gaze at Michelangelo's masterpiece for more than half an hour before the crowds stormed in! Getting in early is definitely a great idea if you want to admire the art without the crowd. The guide was wonderfully informative and the tour allowed free time for your own browsing of the Vatican Museum and the St Peter's. I spent 6 hours in there! Highly recommended for the Art enthusiast.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

Our guide for the Sistine Chapel was fantastic. He was humorous and incredibly informed. We enjoyed the entire experience. I highly recommend getting up early for the entrance before the crowds. Well worth the time and expense to see the chapel and entrance halls without the crush.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

This tour is a fantastic way to experience the 'best bits' the Vatican. Our guide, Ana, was the highlight. She has excellent knowledge, shared in an easy and fun way. She related well to our small but diverse group, especially the kids and the oldies! Price covers chapel, museum and Bascillica. 5 star

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

Best skip the line in Europe

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

We selected this tour because we had 3 childrens ages 9-13 with us and knew that a longer tour maybe asking too much, but more importantly, by the time we left the Vatican the lines were unbearable. We had a perfect amount of time to focus on the Sistine Chapel and learned tons about Da Vinci that even the boys thought was interesting- We also climbed the spiral staircase into the Basilica dome and were on line before just about anyone else- none of the overcrowded horror stories that you hear about. We loved our tour guide, she was very knowledgable and engaged the boys as well.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

It is defnitely worth it to get up early and take this tour. It was really nice to get into the Sistene Chapel before the shoulder-to-shoulder crowds, but even moreso, it was great to beat the crowds into the Vatican Museums where the real log jam occurrs once the crowds are in full swing. This is the only way to see the Sistene Chapel and Vatican Museums.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

It was awesome getting through before the crowd. The line to get in was VERY long for those not on the tour. The guide was very knowledgable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

loved the tour and loved the early access. saw the chapel frist hand and before the crowd and even the vatican museum. even got in early to see st peters. well worth the price. guide was excellent and very informative.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

I am a skeptic and a hard sell. I also never write reviews. But this tour was the highlight of my trip to Rome. The staff were surprisingly genuine and enthusiastic, warm and kind, as well as extremely helpful, which is not typical in a big city or when on the tourist track. The tour was informative and fascinating and 100% worth it to go early. I stayed around and realized what an amazingly different experience it was surrounded by the mobs later on. I was still jetlagged and disoriented, and after the tour two staff on a break (not even from my tour), helped me sort out some later travel plans by phone since I don't speak Italian. If the early tour doesn't work out, the company is still great.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

Highly recommend booking this tour it was amazing. There were no crowds when we went in and when we exited the museum there were very long queues.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

Best way to see the Sistine Chapel and museums.My wife and I dragged our 16yr old daughter out of bed for the tour.Our guide, Paula, was informative and pleasant.To walk into the chapel with only our small group of maybe 25 people was amazing.the three of us then had the museums all to ourselves.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

This was a terrific way to enjoy the Sistine Chapel, and beat the crowds. On two previous occasions, we have visited the Vatican Museum, spent hours... those tours ended up in the Sistine Chapel - with HOARDS of others - so crowded that you could not enjoy the splendid room - the details, the artistry.... THIS IS THE WAY TO GO!

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