4.5 star rating: Recommended 94 Reviews

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

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2014

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!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

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!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

Wonderful tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

We did the early morning tour and were very thankful we did! This place was packed after 8 AM! Great tour guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

So nice to see without the crowds!!! Worth going early, plus you are in the Basilica way before the real huge crowds arrive.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

This was the only way to see the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel. Highly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

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!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

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++

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

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.

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

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