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  • Location: Rome, Italy
  • Duration:  3 hours (approx.)

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Skip the Line Private Tour: Vatican Museums Walking Tour. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

The only way to visit the Vatican

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

The guide was excellent. She knew English well. Her knowledge of the Vatican and Latin was excellent!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Well worth the money. Our guide, Irene, was fantastic. She was very informative but friendly and considerate too. We had no waiting in queues and saw as much as is possible in 3 hours.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Our guide was excellent, very knowledgeable and knew how to navigate past the crowds. She spent an hour more than the tour stated because she was so happy to share other parts of the Vatican that she felt was important. Excellent tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Did not get to St. Peter's Basilica so never saw it on our trip which was disappointing.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

This tour was very well organized. All my Italy tours booked through Viator have been very well organized and exceeded all my expectations. The guides have all been very knowledgable and professional. Would not ever hesitate to use them in the future!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Worth every penny. Our guide was amazing, friendly and knowledgeable. It made all the difference.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Tour guide very knowledgeable and adapted to our kids interests.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

We did a private Vatican tour and ended up just being myself, my fiancé and my brother which was the way to go. No giant groups and much more efficient, well worth the money!! Stephania was our guide and she was brilliant! Answered any questions, very detailed and helped us navigate all the crowd!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

This tour was sensational and made even more so by our guide Natalia.Her knowledge of Vatican City was incredible. She shared enough of her knowledge for us to take in but not to overload us. The private tour just the 2 of us was fantastic. The skip the line let us walk straight through the entrance. It also allowed us to skip passed larger slow moving groups and bypass many of the crowds. At the end of this tour you are at the doors of St Peter's bypassing the huge queues waiting to get in here too. It was a joy to wonder through St Peter's Basilica with our new knowledge. I couldn't recommend this tour highly enough. If your holiday in Rome has one indulgence let it be this tour. It unlocked a lot of the symbolism throughout Rome!

erikcarrington
United States of America

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Excellent! The tour guide Valentina was great and very knowledgable. Being able to surpass the lines was very helpful given the large crowds. The site was breath taking and having a guide made you appreciate the experience all the more.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Excellent!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Vincento was wonderful! In addition to a warm and friendly personality, he has an excellent grasp of English, which we appreciated, and a wealth of knowledge about Art, History, and the Vatican in particular. We spent an absorbing two hours with him and learned so much! We definitely felt like we received a great value for our money, and agree that having him guide us through the Museum was a good way to see the most important items in the collection in a limited time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Chiara was superb. Answered all our questions and educated us. Highly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

4 of us and a private guide. So knowledgeable. More than the stock tour. Focussed on what interested us while giving a great overview of all. The history learned while on the tour could not have possibly been appreciated on a self guided tour. Highly recommend spending the money for a private guide. Our trip was April 2015.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Our tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable. She went at a good pace and provided wonderful information that was particularly helpful when we were in the Sistine chapel. We would highly recommend this tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Our guide was incredibly knowledgable, friendly, and took care of my difficulty walking after 2.5 hours. We learned so much about the sculptures and paintings. And we truly did avoid the lines. I would highly recommend Viator for your Vatican tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

We had Stephania as our personal guide and her knowledge was extremely beneficial to us . She took time out to explain all the paintings in the Sistine chapel before we entered making it easier for us to understand . Stephania speaks excellent English and made the day an extremely pleasant experienc

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

We met our guide, Stefania, at the steps outside of the vatican museum entrance. She spoke very fluent English and was very bright and knowledgable. This is SO much better if you only have less than 5 people in your group. She gets you past the line which can take 2 hours to get through and you have a more private conversation about each section, versus the large group where you can only listen through the headset. The Vatican Museum tour ends in the Sistine Chapel. You cannot take pictures inside and you can't talk so Stefania gave us a quick lesson on the art and history of the chapel. Inside it was breathtaking. Afterwards we go to St. Peter's Basilica, which was beautiful and much bigger than I expected. NOTE: Women: make sure your shoulders and knees are covered. The Chapel and church are a holy place and require it, and you can be refused entry. We wish we had known about Stefania earlier so we could request her for more tours! Very worth the extra money and highly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Our guide was excellent. It was the best way to see the Vatican.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Manuela was terrific! Our tour of the very crowded a Vatican was excellent, she knew how to get around the crowds and recognized when the four of us needed a break. The depth of her knowledge about histioty, religion, art, and architecture was most impressive.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Brilliant we learned a lot on this fascinating tour. The guide - Alessandra - was superb.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Brilliant we learned a lot on this fascinating tour. The guide - Alessandra - was superb.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

It so happened that we were the only ones who booked this tour at this time so we had the undivided attention of the tour guide. Everything was explained to us before we viewed the treasures so we knew what to look for. This tour was the highlight of our trip. I highly recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Our guide was awesome and so nice.

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