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Well worth doing, very few people and then do your own thing - great!
This was a very nice tour and well led by the guide. We entered the vatican museum complex very early, ahead of all the crowds as advertised. We went almost directly to the Sistine Chapel passing through several other rooms and hallways, (hall of maps, etc) along the way. We did not see the Loggias of Raphael during this part of the tour, but bypassed them in order to arrive in the Sistine Chapel while it was relatively unoccuppied. Having this time was nice, but the guide then left us at that point, and we had to backtrack on our own to see the other major parts of the museum. I had my 22-year old nephew with me on his first trip to Rome, so I wanted him to get as much information as possible from the tour, and this way of doing it actually left us wondering a bit. Our guide seemed very knowledgeable and polite, but I would have liked the tour better if she had stayed with us at least another 30-60 minutes.
It wasn't really a tour. The line for the early entrance was the same length as the line for our group at the opening in the morning. Save your money and just take yourself as soon as it opens.