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Only five of us in the group and the guide was excellent. We found the meeting spot easily and were quickly entered into the church.
Fantastic tour guide, very informative and helpful. An absolute must if you want the best out of St Peter's Basilica, particularly if you don't want to stand in the long queues. I would def' book again.
This was fantastic! Our train was late getting into Rome, so we missed our 10am tour time, but the company was great about getting us into the next available tour. It was nice having all the time we needed to see everything without having to wait in line. Fabulous outing!
Best tour we did when in Rome, we added once there the tour of the dome which was AMAZING
If you have children this is a great tour to splurge a little on. Nevermind all the people who remark that the Basilica is free, the line moves fast, and the tours are rip offs, if you are not a big fan of HUGE lines and crowds and waiting with squirmy kids in the hot sun, i.e. you max out your fastpasses at Disneyworld, splurge on the audio for less stress. It costs less than the tour with a guide and you get the same primary benefit of skipping the lines and going quickly through security. With kids in tow and even without them this is my top priority. Moreover, with the audio guide, you can make your way around the basilica as you like, liberated from the constraints and neck straining mobs of a guided tour. And you can actually hear what is being said into your headphones. For kids, the headphones are great, because they are in control of what they see and learn and they actually pay attention to what they are seeing and are engaged adults too for that matter in learning. You can keep the audio for about 2 hours, even though it says one hour for the tour. You have to pay 3euros for each set of headphones and leave an ID at the front - the tour info did not tell us that. Make sure to return the headphones before exiting, it is not clear exactly where to pick up the headphones but it is directly across but somewhat far away from where you pick them up.
Our tour guide for St. Peter's Basilica was fantastic! Just what we were looking for- pointed out the key features with short history without getting long winded. Would definitely recommend this tour! Skipping the line was very nice and for first time visitors to the Vatican it was very nice to have someone to show us the key pieces and what we could look at on our own once the tour was over.
Excellent tour guide. Great with providing all kinds of info. We are very glad we did the tour. Well organized.
This tour allowed us to skip the line to enter the Vatican. The guides took us to where we could pick up the audio guide. Once in the Vatican we were on our own. The guides were where we were directed to, easy to find. This is exactly what we expected and wanted.
A great way to get into St. Peter's! The line was stretched clear around the colonnade that day. I have to believe it would have been over an hour to stand in line. We got to sit on the colonnade in the shade waiting for the group to assemble and just walked in at our time and had unlimited time to spend exploring in the Basilica.
We were picked up on time and taken to the pick up point so we didn't have to wait in the two hour line in the sun , the tour was really good and guide very good Do this tour if you are undecided
Definitely recommend this tour!
My apologies for not remembering our guides names --- Both guides were friendly, efficient, and helpful. We were able to get in very easily and very quickly - consider there was a line of 100's waiting to get in, we bypassed this line and were in within minutes.
I highly recommend this tour!
Excellent tour guide, ample time to ask questions and take photographs. Very enjoyable and informative.
Great tour in great city
Christina our tour guide was very good
had great knowledge of the Vatican
and passionate about her job
This was an interesting tour and well done. St Peter's is SO crowded that it's always chaotic to get around. Our guide did a nice job of moving us around the crowds. One of our group was showing more skin than the guard wanted and less than other people in the group but our guide found her a scarf to put on. Thank you!
so glad I booked this tour and skipped the queue .
Guide was excellent
Tour was absolutely fabulous,St. Peters was quit busy, our guide kept us on track and avoided the crowds as much as possible, will still proving a very educational experience. I would highly recommend this service to any one. The guided service with a knowledgeable person made our experience that much more memorable.
Thanks for the great time.
We definitely recommend this tour to anyone in Rome. We were able to skip the line to enter St. Peter's and the audio tour made it possible to see the Basilica at your own pace. Totally worth it!
We booked this tour because it was not part of our private tour of the sistine chapel and we did not want to miss the Basilica. It was a perfect addition to our Vatican Tours. It was amazing to skip the lines and get right in. It was very crowded and hot the day we went and the ability to get right in was awesome. The tour did include an excellent guide who was very knowledgable. At the end, we added the tour of the dome at the end. It is a tricky walk, difficult for some folks, but the view was amazing.
Absolutely loved this tour! It was the highlight of my trip. Our tour guide was wonderful and knowledgable when it came to details about St. Peter's Basilica.
Mary P. V
Wonderful to skip the line. The tour guide was wonderful. An absolute must do.
Fabulous tour guide! She did a great job and the tour was very informative for the whole family. Being able to skip the line was a definitive plus instead of having to wait in the hot sun
Worth it to pay to skip the line. Otherwise you'll be in line for hours.