2967 reviews of Skip the Line: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica Half-Day Walking Tour
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.
Reviewed by Janet W, April 2013
I didn't realize that we needed to buy tickets 2 months in advance to avoid what would have been a 1-2 hour wait in line, in the drizzle of early April. And Saturday was the only day we had to see the Vatican Museums--they were closed Sunday and Monday. So I was glad to find this tour. And, I would buy tour tickets again, even if I had the chance to buy advanced tickets--you get so much out of the tour. Dario was a great guide (handsome too, single girls!), and told us many stories about the artwork, its significance, and history. Worth every penny.
The only thing I would say in improvement is that the web site could use a map to the 8 Germanico location (start of the tour). It's easy get lost in the many small alley ways in Rome, and we barely got there in time after wandering off course a bit.
Reviewed by ruth s, April 2013
Our tour guide, Priscilla, was excellent, she spoke brilliant english and was extremely informative. Whilst the tour was quite fast moving she was constantly checking to make sure all members of the party were keeping up, which was very reassuring in such a busy and bustling environment
It was an excellent tour, one we will re
member for a very long time
Reviewed by butkevitch, April 2013
Very good guide, excellent tour. You should go too.
Reviewed by Maria Ana A A, April 2013
Great guide! Good tour! Must do unless you have a lot of time to spare.
Reviewed by Mrs S N, April 2013
Fantastic tour, we had great guide, a must do, unless you are happy to stand in a line for hours!
Reviewed by Suzanne H, April 2013
The tour was fantastic, the tour guide was excellent. His name is Nicola, he was the best, spoke very fluent English, very knowledgeable, I loved the Art he described, he took us back to that time, I felt I was living it. Highly recommended.
Reviewed by anniem, United Kingdom, April 2013
Definitely worth the money. Marcia was really informative. She is definitely an asset to your company
Reviewed by Ian T, March 2013
Not worth doing the tour without a guide. ours was fantastic.
Reviewed by stephen f, March 2013
This is a great way to see one of the most amazing places whether you're religious or not. Skipped past the 3 hour que to get in and the guide was very knowledgable. Well worth the extra money.
Reviewed by John M, March 2013
A most fantastic and informative tour. My wife and I will treasure our experience forever. I wish to thanks the staff at Viator and and wish to say a personal thank you to Dario our Tour Guide. He was so very knowlegable and went out of his way to answer the many questions from the group.His English is amazing and he was a a true gentleman.
Reviewed by Lorraine M, March 2013
This tour was first class, Lara the tour guide was excellent, her enthusiasm was infection, can highly recommend it.
Reviewed by Corinne Grace C, March 2013
Highly recommend this trip!
1. Saves you a lot of time by skipping the line
2. Knowledgable guide is like a walking google. She gives you info you wouldn't hear from the recorded thing.
3. I'm not a fan of European arts and history but got very interested after this tour.
When to do this?
Would recommend this to be your first stop. So that you'll get to appreciate more the rest of Rome.
Reviewed by Shahryar C, March 2013
Amazing tour and experience! Alfrado was very kind to our family of three (we brought our 6 month old) and had a vast amount of information to share during the tour. He had a passion for Roma history and excitement that could be felt during the 3 hour tour. The weather was wet and rainy, but Alfrado did a good job reminding us to watch our step and put up umbrellas. I learned so much from Alfrado during this trip. You could easily wait two hours in line for a ticket, or completely skip the line with this tour. It was so worth it, because the line wrapped around the building wall. You will love the vitican, St. Peter's and the sistine chapel on your own, but you probably won't learn as much without a tour guide. I highly recommend. Thank you Alfrado!
Reviewed by Dorinda L C, March 2013
Although we were not able to visit the Sistine Chapel this trip as it was closed due to the election of the new Pope, we certainly enjoyed the tour. This was our first time in Rome. The tour guide was so knowledgeable and the artwork absolutely magnificent.