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Our private guide was professional, knowledgable and highly effective at navigating us through the crowded museum. I would recommend her services to anyone.
Tour was awesome!! So much history and great commentary!! Thank you Stephanie!!
Our guide Inuko (not sure of spelling of her name. She was of South Korean origin, a Master in Art History and currently writing an art history book), was phenomenal. Her breath and depth of knowledge was truly amazing. Her enthusiasm about each work of art helped us to appreciate everything even more. Before we saw some of the major works, she sat down and reviewed details with a poster of the work (example-Michaelangelo ceiling). So when we went in we actually really understood the meaning behind the works. It made a big difference. She helped us avoid all lines and even in crowded rooms she knew how to get us right up to the front. I would highly recommend this private tour. Especially with the wonderful woman we had.
My husband and I had an amazing tour of the Vatican Museums. Stephanie was full of information, answered all of our questions and we literally skipped every line saving a TON of time in the July heat! Not only did she point out all of the great details and historic information on the tour but she directed us where to go, shortcuts, the "rules" of the museums and saved us time wondering and possible frustration. There was no question we asked she couldn't answer. I was 6 months pregnant at the time and she was so considerate of pointing out bathrooms, finding me space to sit when possible, and making sure I was OK with all of the walking. We definitely felt the VIP experience. Well worth the money, I would highly recommend.
awesome tour, it was really no wait, no line, even through security quick , our guide , Ituko was so passionate about her job, even took family photos for us, worth every penny !!!!!
Awesome tour. Our guide was fantastic. Elizabetha was very proffesional and had a great working knowledge of the Vatican. The private tour is the only way to go. It was worth spending the extra money to have this magnificent experience. We navagated around the large tour groups very easily.
Excellent tour guide who managed to bridge the generation gap between us and our grown children. She was very knowledgeable and pleasant to have with us. I only wish the Vatican had better crowd control.
Our tour guide, Allesandria, was great. She kept the tour interesting and appropriate for all ages... from our youngest teen to the oldest adults. We were very lucky to have chosen the afternoon tour which evidently can be far less crowded than the morning tours so we never had to wait for crowds and it wasn't too hot. We are very glad we chose Viator as they were very easy to work with. Scheduling the tour couldn't have been simpler, and our guide was waiting for us at exactly the scheduled location and time.
Because one of our group of 4 had never been to the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's, we decided it would be a great experience to have a private tour. Simona, our guide, turned out to be even better than our expectations. She was extremely knowledgeable and knew her history! Her English was perfect and the meeting point instructions we were given were very easy to follow. After the tour, we asked Simona where she would go for a fun lunch and she did not disappoint. The little trattoria near our hotel was casual, fun, delicious and on a wonderful walking street- what a bonus to our great Vatican tour. Our only disappointment was that we were not given time to shop (even quickly) in one of the official Vatican Museums gift shops. At the end of the tour, we were in the main square. The security line to re-enter was way too long and we ended up at a mediocre tourist souvenir shop. In spite of this, we would highly recommend this tour. Barbara K Miami, Florida
Our tour was perfect, made so by our fabulous guide Emauela. She was so very knowledgeable and fun, plus mindful of my 85 yr old mother with her wheelchair and those limitations. Worth every euro!!!
We ended up having a private tour (I didn't think that I had ordered that but it was great) with a lovely young woman. She was very knowledgeable about the Vatican and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
This tour was excellent. Our tour guide was very informative. I would definitely recommend this tour!
I bought the trip for my Mother-In-Law she said it was absolutely fantastic.
Our tour guide, Manuela, made our tour perfect. I was with my 70 yr old mother and her friend and we felt that we had the real inside scoop on the Vatican. We love Manuela, she was so knowledgable and personable.
We had a wonderful experience!! The tour was beyond our expectation. The young lady was very knowledgeable and a pleasure to be with.
This tour receives our highest marks. Thank you for enabling us to see this eventhough my husband is handicapped and needed a wheel chair to get around.
We loved our tour, our guide was so knowledgable, so patient and had a wonderful sense of humor. Well worth it.
This is the only way to see the Vatican. Truly a private tour -- just 3 of us and our guide, Laura. It was a pleasure to not have to stand in the lines -- for us there were no lines. Laura allowed us to cover the things that were important to us -- to spend extra time in some areas and to move quickly through others. At every point she was extremely knowledgeable and able to communicate the importance and history of everything we saw.
5 stars for this tour -- expecially with this guide.
Our tour guide was WONDERFUL, knowledgeable, friendly, easy going, and accommodating. I highly recommend this tour with Daminiano to anyone that wants to see and understand the Vatican Museum.
We had an excellent guide who was very knowledgable with rooms etc in the Vatican. Our children thoroughly enjoyed the tour.
Our guide met us across the street from the Vatican museums (actually early), and we spent a fascinating 3 and a half hours in the museums, hearing great stories about the art and artifacts we were seeing. Our guide was an art historian and she really brought the treasures in the museums to life.
A thoroughly good experience. Enthusiastic guide, excellent time to visit, not too crowded in the museums on a November afternoon. Perhaps needed to get to Sistine a little sooner as the light was fading. Still reliving the experience.
A truly great tour. On your own in the Vatican with an expert guide. Say no more.
We were very impressed with our tour guide, her depth of knowledge, her attitude and her enthuastic personality. We had toured the Vatican 2 years ago and just used the headsets, so this time we wanted a more personal tour where we could ask questions and spend time in the areas most interesting to us. We highly recommend this tour experience to others with a desire to do more than just see the magnificance of the Vatican.
Stella was our tour guide for this fantastic tour. We opted for the 8.15 start time which worked out well for us. The crowds though present were thin compared to the end of the tour when you couldn't move. Stella was very interesting and very knowledgeable. She made the toor interesting and not boring at all. I would highly recommend this tour to everybody.