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This guide was incredible.....she was very knowledgable and spoke excellent English. We are so thrilled we took this amazing tour.
Joining a private tour makes a big difference to the whole experience. No long queues as we entered through a separate entrance, and the tour guide, Roselle, negotiated us through the crowds, from room to room. Roselle is very professional. She was waiting for us when we arrived, and wasted no time to make our tour enjoyable. She kept a comfortable pace for us and delighted us with interesting details of the art pieces. It was a very good experience. The 3 hours went by so quickly. How I wished it could have been longer!
The smartest thing I did on my visit to Rome was booking this tour. Not having to stand in the lines, not having to strain to hear the information, not having to crain my neck to see...all made the experience worthwhile. The guide who led us was brilliant. Her knowledge was extensive but most enjoyable was her enthusiasm. Her love of the artworks, the artists, and the places was infectious. I will certainly consult Viator again when I travel.
AMAZING!! Worth every penny for the "skip the line" and "private" part!! Our guide was so knowledgeable and adapted our pace for my 80 year old dad. Even though it was very busy we never felt rushed and we were able to get close to all the artwork. Her knowledge of the place was amazing and she answered every question and pointed out things she knew we would enjoy due to things we asked. The Sistine Chapel was amazing as was St Peter's which were the two things that we wanted to see badly, however the museum surprised us all! Very very intriguing! Thank you Viator!
Amazing and breathtaking are some of the words I'd use to describe the tour. Our tour guide sat down with us for about 15 minutes prior to entering the Vatican Museums and said we can walk in and "oooh and ahhhh" without understanding what we're looking at, but it's more fun to know what we're ooohing and ahhhing over - how true it was! The lines are very long and it was well worth the money to have our own tour guide. She answered our questions and provided details we'd otherwise never had known about sculptures and paintings. Make sure your knees and shoulders are covered...you wouldn't want to miss the Sistine Chapel - and for those who may be wondering, open-toed shoes are acceptable.
This tour was fantastic. We were met by Annalivia who was extremely knowledgeable, spoke clearly and concisely, and was very personable. She brought picture books to preview what was inside to aid in our comprehension. I liked that she allowed us to sit while she explained things and knew where to have us stand in order to get the best views. I would suggest that when confirming the tour to be clear on the exact starting time of the tour rather than the range of times listed on the general information sheet.
Absolutely wonderful! Our guide was very knowledgeable and customized the experience just for us. I highly recommend Viatour!
Wow, what a tour. We were met on time by Valerio where we were quickly led past the very long line-ups into the museum (that alone is worth it the museums are very busy). I have to tell you, what a treat to have an extremely knowledgeable tour guide walk us through the Vatican Museums; I know we would not have learned nearly as much without him. Valerio was patient, allowing me to photograph everything I wanted (except the Sistine Chapel, as no photos are allowed in there) so much so that he happily went over the tour time to make sure we saw everything. The level of knowledge that he displayed about the artifacts/art in the museums was astounding. You could tell he had a passion for what he does. This tour was worth every penny and many thanks to Valerio for his time and expertise! This is a tour is a must and should not be missed if going to Rome!
Wonderful, wonderful tour! It was a private tour, just 4 of us, so it was expensive, but worth every penny. Made everything so much more interesting. Our guide was very knowledgeable, and she made everything come alive. I would do it again i a second with no hesitation whatsoever. The meeting worked fine, there were no lines for us, although we saw very, very long lines for everyone else. I would recommend it to everyone!
excellent - learned a ton- would never have made it through the Vatican without her!!
We had a fabulous time and our guide, Annalivia, was FANTASTIC. Group of 8, got a lot of information, skipped the lines, and had a great time. The only downside was that there was a mass that Saturday morning, so we didn't get to go into St Peter's Basilica, but of course that is out of the guide's control!
tour guide from Rome was excellent taught us so much. It was the most pleasant experience and my favorite part of Rome
Guido was very knowledgable and explained things that we did not know. We enjoyed the tour.
It was not well marked where to find our guide on this private tour, but once we found him it was just magnificent and worth the extra money to have a one on one type service.
This tour is an absolute MUST! Be prepared for a lot of walking and incredible views. Our guide was more than we ever could have asked for. She was very knowledgeable and passionate and made the tour a lifetime memory for all 8 of us!
Our guide was very knowledgeable. She took the time to see to our needs. She answered all questions and brought many of the interesting points to our attention. Even in the crowds of people we felt the privacy of our small group. Most information I have ever received in any tour.
Outstanding! Our tour guide was fabulous. She was an art history PhD that works at the Borghese Gallery and far exceed my high expectations. I can't say enough about Maria.
We had a genuine tour guide. We were lucky to have to reschedule our tour from morning to the afternoon, when there was less traffic in the museums and especially the Sistine Chapel, where you need to just relax and take as much time as you can just to learn about and observe this unique room. We would recommend that for everyone. The selection of the tour spots was great, including the antiquities, tapestries, and maps rooms, Raphael's walls, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's.
Our guide was awesome! Very knowledgeable and interesting! This was the highlight of our trip!
As far as value for dollar goes, this was the best money I ever spent while on vacation. We avoided all of the long lines and were able to spend our time enjoying the artifacts. Our guide was intimately familiar with the Vatican museums and all of the artwork. I highly recommend this to anyone who wants a truly special experience.