Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Skip the Line: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica Half-Day Walking Tour. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
Great except for the Metro strike which spoilt things.
So worth it! Felix was a great guide and it was well done and we walked right past hundreds of people waiting in the hot sun! Got to see all highlights of the entire Vatican in one afternoon. Good life decision.
Loved it although would have liked more time. Nothing wrong with the tour just personally would have liked more. Tour guide was lovely and friendly.
By Frank H May 25,2015
Our tour of Vatican was great. The tour guide Francesca was Knowledgeable, Friendly and Courteous.
We were able to enter rather quickly ahead of the crowds which was worth the hassle alone.
Francesca kept the tour interesting with her comments and personality.
This was our second time at the Vatican both times we used Viator and were pleased with the results.
Excellent tour. The guide was full of knowledge and passionate about his subject. Really enjoyed it.
Fantastic tour, brilliant guided by Sara, who was really well informed about all the art,history and culture.
Guide was awesome and truly made the experience! Vatican City seemed like a maze and the lines were endless so the skip the line and guided tour made the trip easy and enjoyable!
Nicholas was a great tour guide. So knowledgable about the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St Peter's Basilica. Especially liked that he pointed out things to look for before we went in. It was so crowded that day that if he tried to speak to us inside, it would have been lost. Enjoyed every minute!
Tour guide made this excellent. She was very knowledgeable, friendly and spoke excellent English.
Be aware of additional €23 per person charge on arrival at at meeting point that isn't particularly clear at time of booking. Not sure why it isn't just included in the total price when paying online
So many tourists in Rome from Easter that is tour was the only sane and timely way to get into the Sistine Chapel - which is always worth a visit our third time in there. Basilica was unexpectedly closed by the Pope on the day of this tour which didn't bother us as we went to Masses in the Basilica and did a self tours during the next few days after this tour. Guide was outstanding with the knowledge of the architecture, art work, and history of the Vatican buildings. Definitely worth the price of the tour.
Brilliant! The tour guide was extremely knowledgable and entertaining. Great tour!!!
We had the most excellent tour guide, she was fab! Very knowledgeable, but not pushy, she told us all the details we wanted to know, and judged how much to talk about certain topics based on individual ability I think. For example, I asked about certain paintings or objects and she targeted her response to the things I was interested in - medieval history. Really lovely, and she finished dead on time with minutes to spare, showed us where we had to exit the building and where we could go for further tower tours etc. Plus skipping the line was a godsend on Easter weekend. Well done! :
Anna our tour guide brought this tour to life with her knowledge and enthusiasm.
Nicholas, our Guide was excellent! Very knowledgeable and professional!
Great, the interior of the building are amazing, after our tour we were told that you could go up the st Peters right to the top which is well worth the 500 stairs or 300 with the lift for only €7 our tour was great aswell
This was the 8:00 tour before the Vatican museums opened - and it was on Good Friday. I heartily recommend this tour to avoid the queues and the crowds once inside. We actually got to take photos with no-one in them - on Good Friday. Also, our particular guide was great. She gave us some great insights into the Sistine chapel, Michelangelo and Catholicism at the time of the Sistine Chapel creation.