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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.