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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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Perfect experience. Directly to the Sistine Chapel with time to visit and reflect. After we headed to museums and people were really just starting to arrive so we still had a great time viewing before the museum filled up. We lingered so long that St. Peter's was packed when we got there but the good thing is with this entry there was no waiting on the long line to enter St. Peter's! Best money spent in Rome as far as we are concerned!
Very glad we did the early entrance. Viator was professional, informative and early at our meeting. I was very pleased that the tour guide was respectful of the Sistine chapel "silence" rule, there were some guides talking inside the chapel. It was nice our guide gave us all the history before we entered so we could just take everything in at our own pace. If you want to experience the Sistine chapel, not just see it, then this is for you.