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leanna626

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2016

This tour gave us so much insight and information in such a short amount of time. Would highly recommend for anyone to take this tour as it was certainly worth it.

Richard H United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2016

Great way to see the Sistine Chapel and to avoid the crush

Mark W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2016

Superb opportunity to see the Sistene Chapel before the crowds descend! Would highly recommend it.

shepherdspies

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2016

The early rise for this tour is well worth the effort. We met the guides across from the entrance to the Vatican Museums. The tour was very well organised. I was delighted with the technology used in order that we could hear the guide. We were given an ear piece and a booster which worked very well in ensuring that we could hear everything. Our guide, an enthusiastic art historian, was very knowledgeable and instilled excitement in what was to come. She lead us through the empty museum to the Sistine Chapel. The museums were amazing and being there ahead of the crowds was magical. In the Sistine Chapel we were able to sit at the side to view the paintings and then walk to the other side and sit down again. There were very few people and there was a respectful silence. Another wonderful Viator experience.

Paula R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2016

Our group of 12 got up very early for this tour, but it was totally worth it. Our guide gave us some great information about the Sistine Chapel, and we got to see the chapel with only a few other people. The guards pretty much left us alone (not asking us to be quiet or anything). After we had looked around the Vatican museums a little, we had to go back through the Sistine Chapel to get into St. Peter's Basilica, and the chapel was packed. The guards were stationed throughout the room herding the crowds along. That was when we truly realized how glad we were that we had taken the early tour.

Celina M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2016

Perfect! We were literally the first group to enter the Vatican when the lines opened! Very knowledgeable guide. Great value!

angela b

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2016

Our tour guide was extremely helpful and led our group of 20 straight to the chapel. As I walked in I was the second person there and it was a wonderful moment! We were given ample time there and then were shown how to navigate the rest of the museum on our own, according to our tastes. With 7km of rooms to visit one has to be choosy! An awesome experience, well worth the extra cost and early rise. Thank you.

Nicholas M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2016

Excellent tour and well worth the money!!

Wendy

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2016

To be able to enter and view the Sistine Chapel before the crowds was amazing. I would highly recommend this to anyone who would like to have a bit more breathing space while seeing the Vatican Museum. The lines to get in when we were already leaving after our tour were extremely long. We were so happy no to have to wait!

sweetchild

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2016

Everyone kept telling us to book a tour in order to get into the Sistine Chapel early and are we ever glad we did! Our guide, Oscar, was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about Roman art and the Sistine Chapel. I felt like we got a lot more out of our visit than if we had just gone in by ourselves and wandered around. Highly recommend this tour!

William C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2015

Loved this ..wonderful to view this amazing place with less people and so quiet

Ruth S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

This excursion was exactly as described. We were able to enjoy the chapel without crowds or noise. Tour guide was outstanding.

Matthew K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

My husband and I spent a month touring Europe and this was by far the best tour we did! Having early access to the Sistine Chapel was so amazing! Well worth the price of the ticket! We'll be doing it again when we go back to Rome!

Dsteelej

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

This was a great way to see the Sistine Chapel without the crowd.

Archie

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

The best part is the early entrance and the guide was fine...great to have ear buds to take in all the history...the museum was super as well..I personally enjoyed the famous paintings and architecture...well worth doing it this way to avoid the heavy lines

Marie

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

It and #39;s worth getting in to the Sistine Chapel early! We went through the chapel later to get in to the Basilica and it was so packed there was hardly space to move.

Sollena S Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

tour guide is very helpful and knowledgeable.

Malcolm B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

Brilliant to experience without the crowds. Our guide Dario was fantastic as well. Definitely worthwhile.

Alex I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2015

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!

Denise W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2015

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

Howard P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2015

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

Trish B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2015

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.

Hrhjill

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2015

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!!!

Nicole C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2015

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!

Hayles

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2015

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!!

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