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We were in rome last week and four of us really wanted to see the Vatican museums and St Peters but just couldn't face those horrendous queues so decided to fork out for a private tour with Dark Rome. The converted cost was $172 each - expensive but hey - it was well worth it. We did all the booking on line one day before hand - very easy. You don't exactly escape the crowds in the Vatican but there was no queueing and our delightful and very well informed guide Olivia skilfully weaved us through the crowds and with only four of us in the group we could bombard her with questions. When we had finished the three hour tour - which ended up being longer because of the crowds and also one of us wandering off and having to be found - we mentioned to Olivia that we had a parcel that needed posting to Australia and asked her where the nearest post office was. In her own time, the dear girl took us to one of the Vatican post offices - did all the explaining to the person behind the counter and then waited until the transaction was completed before she left us. Way to go! Thanks Olivia - you're the best
Simona was our guide, and she was wonderful. She showed us so many things that most people will never see. We also used Viator for our Coliseum tour, and our guide was Julietta. This was the best tour I've ever taken. She was so knowledgeable, and obviously loves her job. Thanks to you for a great trip.
It's expensive, but for me it was worth every penny. We avoided a 3 hour que and the private tour was fantastic.
Our guide was very knowledgeable. Learned so much history of the artworks. This is a great tour for anyone's bucket list.
Our private tour with Valentina was fantastic. She was enthusiastic and knowledgeable and made the tour a great experience. It was well worth the money and would highly recommend it.
Our guide, Marta, was fantastically knowledgeable and able to answer any of our questions. There is so much to see at the Vatican that her help was invaluable in pointing out what was particularly interesting and in negotiating the vast area. The historical details and entertaining anecdotes that she provided along the way hugely enriched our experience and kept our children entertained.
I'm so glad we took this tour. It was worth the money to have someone as knowledgeable and courteous as Valentina guide us through the museums. She took the time to explain the history and anecdotes behind the works of art and sculpture. Absolutely amazing trip that was made more meaningful with a guide to take us through it.
Don't go to the museums on your own unless you have studied the art and history of the Vatican, it's well worth going with a tour guide so you are able to appreciate it.
The most convenient part of this tour- you really do skip the queues. That's such a relief when you look at the crowds!
Thank you Valentina!
Excellent! Earbuds not as good as earphones but it worked out o.k. because our guide spoke up.
Worth every penny. Other tours had 50-60 people, it was s nice to have our own guide. Rosanna was great. She not only knew all the details about everything in and around the Vatican, she also knew the best places to stand and shortcuts in and around the crowds. Highly recommend.
We really enjoyed our tour, Sarah our guild was out standing, all up an great tour.
Our guide was amazing. If you can imagine a line wrapped for three blocks and we didn't have to wait in any of it. It was spectacular.
Our private tour guide Elizabeth did a wonderful job of explaining the key attractions and features within the Vatican. It was pricey but worth it for my wife and I to enjoy the Vatican at our own pace
I have already recommended this tour. Our guide was amazing, The line up was truly truly long (I'm guessing it would have taken most of the day just to get in) but we skipped it thanks to booking this tour, and were in and on our way in less than 1/2 hour. There is a lot to see and I think we needed more time... But since our time in Rome was limited I felt we saw a lot and got a true sense of the place, it history and it's importance.
Thank-you for an amazing experience
Our private guide was professional, knowledgable and highly effective at navigating us through the crowded museum. I would recommend her services to anyone.