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.
This was an amazing experience! Alfredo, our guide, got us through the hustle and bustle of the Vatican Museums. The crowds were so overwhelming and it was a blessing to have a calm presence bring us through the vast experience. There's no way you can see everything the Vatican offers, but to be able to gaze up at the ceiling of the chapel is worth the price of admission, alone.
You'll definitely want the tour because you'll get to navigate the crowds, which were enormous on even a typical weekday. Alfredo was very knowledgeable about the art and history of the Vatican, which helped us appreciate it even more. My wife and I recommend this experience highly!
A great tour , our guide was knowledgable and gave us a great understanding of the museum and history.
A must tour when in Rome.
This was a really informative tour and our tour guide was really knowledgable and enthusiastic. Thankfully it didn't seem too busy for a change and I was able to hear her commentary. Well worth paying to get some expert guidance, especially about the Sistine chapel and some of the Vatican treasures. I would never have known what I was looking at otherwise!
We were unfortunately late to arrive for our scheduled tour, and the team at Viator generously simply moved us to the next one! Tour was excellent!!! Guide was extremely knowledgeable and entertaining. Absolutely no waiting!!! Highly recommended!!!
Wonderful tour! Anna was an amazing guide and very knowledgable. She was courteous the entire time and kept everyone together. She even went beyond and had printouts of the Sistine Chapel, with which she provided a thorough explanation of the scenes as well as Michelangelo's technique!
Unfortunately it was exceptionally busy as it was Holy Thursday. Despite that we were able to see and learn so much from our guide. I am so glad we did the museum and the Basilica the y were both spectacular. The line up outside to get in was over 3 blocks long. So glad to have done skip the line .
This was a great way to end our trip to Rome. We intentionally booked this tour the day our cruise ship disembarked. The guide was fantastic and knowledgeable.
Great tour and you really do skip the lines. Wish we could have seen more of the Vatican museum though. Our tour guide was fantastic
Well, what can I say.......it's the Vatican. It was GREAT! The sights are wonderful, and the Sistine Chapel is incredible. We kept moving, and our tour guide was great. When you see the lines waiting to get in, you understand that this is the only way to go. I couldn't imagine standing in those long lines! Excellent tour.
I enjoyed the tour a lot. Our guide was not only very informative but charismatic as well. I would definitely recommend it.
Amaxing tour, our guide (Alfredo) was very informative and made all the history interesting. I would definitely book another tour with the tour company.
Our tour was terrific! Sara was our tour guide and was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St Peters Basilica. You have to meet with the group at the tour office and that takes a little map navigation, but once found, it's location is convenient to the Vatican. We went to the Coliseum on our own first. A better option for us would have been to find a tour that combined both the Coliseum and then bussed to the Vatican/Sistine Chapel/St Peters.
We were able to skip the huge line with thus tour. Worth every penny!
very good ,guide very informative and gave you time to look round.
Tiberius was an awesome guide! So knowledgable of Roman history and very entertaining! It was the perfect amount of time and we were able to explore on our own afterwards.
Our tour guide was amazing. The fact that we didnt have to wait in any lines and skipped right to security was a real treat. The tour was a perfect way to see everything without it taking all day...then you get to walk around on your own for however long you desire.
We took the early morning option and there were only 11 of us. It was amazing in its entirety however our tour guide added so much more! She brought the art to life with her knowledge and kept the group at just the right pace.
Arianna was awesome! Extremely knowledgable and made the tour fun! All tours need to have a guide with an archeology or history background!
Having a tour at Vatican City is a must-have just to skip the line! The GA line is very, very long. Marketa was a great guide making sure to keep our large group together throughout the entire Vatican tour, which is a very crowded place. She provided a lot of insight which made the already magnificent Vatican City that much more interesting.
Excellent tour, very knowledgeable tour guide, we were able to quickly get into the Vatican and see the sights efficiently. I think without a tour you can spend days wandering around in there, would recommend this tour to others.
Everything was perfect ! So kind Guides and very useful and interesting information . More than I was expecting .
This was a great tour which is definitely worth the money to skip the queues! The tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly and we thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Highly recommended.
This tour was great.. Laura really knew her stuff.. just stunning in the Sistine Chapel and the Basilica..
Our tour guide was also an archaeologist at the Vatican, so she had lots of interesting tidbits to share. We didn't feel rushed at any point and learned so much history!
Despite the crowds, we were able to navigate through the museums with our guide
This was my BEST tour ever!!! Our guide, Priscilla, an Archaeologist we later found out, was very knowledgable of the history up to the tiniest of details which I never encountered in my previous tours. My impression was that she really enjoyed her job as was seen by her enthusiasm and interest!!
Nicolas le guide anime vraiement bien la visite une agréable visite de 3 heures environ, réellement enrichissant et tres bien animé merci encore Nicolas
Lovely tour! Saw so much in the three hours the guide was very informative.
We enjoyed this tour very much. Our guide Nicola spoke excellent English and was very polite and knowledgeable about the Vatican. It was very crowded the day we went and I highly recommend the skip the line walking tour!
This was absolutely worth every Euro! Skipping the long long line was great but the knowledge of our guide Vivienne Carbonara was stunning! She made everything come alive with her passion and stories and so it was a very memorable trip.
The tour was very easy booked. Same situation was with arrival at the meeting point as well as the guide. Organisation went very well and the tour could easily recommended to all other people.
All was exactly as advertised...right on time, no hidden or unexpected costs and our tour guide, Michaela, was very knowledgeable, friendly, professional and showed concern that everyone was able to experience and enjoy this tour of the Vatican in Rome. We won't hesitate to use this service again in the future..Thank you, Mike and Melody Choate
Our tour guide Alfredo was fantastic! He was very knowledgeable and kept things exciting!
Felix was our tour guide and did an excellent job. I really appreciated the small group and opportunity it gave us to ask questions one-on-one to the guide. I would definitely take the tour again.
The tour was very informative, tour guide was good, read reviews which helped. Caught taxi to take us to ticket office We stayed in Rome near Spanish steps which took 10 min to get there. Handy to have water bottle, plenty places to fill up. Recommend this tour as the line ups were ridiculously long
Excellent tour guide even though it was very crowded, he gave us interesting information and steered through areas as best as possible
This tour was amazing! The guide was very knowledgeable and we appreciated her perspective as an archaeologist. We would highly recommend it
Fantastic tour offered by Emmanuele the guide. She was keen, friendly, knowledgeable and dedicated.
This trip is a must even though we had to pay an extra 23.00 Euros each. Loved it !!!
The tour guide Francesca was very friendly and informative, highly enjoyable tour of Vatican City. Definitely worth paying extra for skip the line when we saw the queue outside!
Great tour and probably the best way to see the Vatican on a budget. Couple of notes of caution: the package does not include admission to the Vatican. You have to buy it at the tour guide office and they mark it up 6 euros for profit. Second, we did not spend much time in the Vatican museum. The guide asked us if we wanted to but there was not much of a response so we moved past. If you want to see specific things in the museum, be sure to speak up.
I recommend this tour if this is the first time at the Vatican and looking for a basic tour. The Vatican is overwhelming aesthetically and crowd wise so having a guide was key to navigate through the Vatican. The price is worth the guide plus not having to wait in line. If you do not do a tour you will have to wait in line over an hour, likely 2 hours its not worth the time to wait so buy a ticket and tour.
Our tour guide was incredible, she was very knowledgable. it my favorite tour of our entire vacation.
The tour was amazing ! The guide was incredibly knowledgable . Worth every penny
Our tour guide here was excellent. Energetic and informative. By booking this tour we skipped a line that would have cost us over 90 minutes of waiting. And the tour itself is excellent-- so much to see it is vital to have a guide.