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We loved this tour, it was very well organized, started and ended on time and the tour guide was absolutely phenomenal- I think her name was Maurella? She was remarkable.
Great guide and saw everything we wanted to. Without this type of ticket the wait would have been several hours in blistering heat.
Just remember to dress appropriately as some don't as you may be refused entry.
The tour guide Sara was really informative and also very passionate about her job.
The tour went for about 3hours and we didn't feel rushed and could ask questions along the way.
Highly recommend for a good historic understanding of the Vatican and the museum.
Our guide Michaela was absolutely amazing. Very knowledgable and made the your very interesting. Book on a Wednesday morning for a chance to see the Pope! Excellent tour.
Guide was exceptional. She showed us all the interesting small things to give the Vatican meaning. Well worth it. A Must-do when in Rome. You can walk for hours in the Vatican and not know what you are looking at. This tour summarizes it all.
We really enjoyed this tour. As promised it got us past the incredibly long lines and allowed us to spend time in the Raffaello rooms and the Sistine Chapel, as well as St. Peter's itself. Francese was a knowledgeable and entertaining guide. Of course, we only saw a fraction of what was available in the museum but the time we did have was used well. We also had the privilege of seeing the director of the museum which, from Francese's reaction, was rather like taking a tour of the White House and bumping into the President. That she knew him by sight was a tribute to her very deep knowledge of the art and architecture which she shared with us.
Very informative tour of the Vatican. Highly recommend to anyone visiting Rome. We had a very knowledgeable and witty tour guide cannot remember her name at the moment which added to the experience.
Guide was amazing. Wonderful sense of humor to match his knowledge. Hit all of the highlights.
This was a fabulous way to view the highlights of the Vatican. Small group and early morning time was key to make the experience more personal and avoid the crowds. Tour guide was very knowledgeable. Pay attention to instructions on where the tour is to meet, however. The designated meeting point is in front of the Vatican Museum and NOT in front of St. Peter's Square.
Phenomenal Tour Guide, fantastic tour around Vatican and St Peter's Basillica. Would highly recommend it to all of my friends!
Don't remember the name of our tour guide but she was an Italian lady. She was great and she also made sure she made eye contact which make it extra good as you feel like it's a price tour. Skipping the line is a must so this was great, she was very knowledgeable and taught us a lot. Very passionate
This tour had to be my favorite. The Vatican is just so amazing. The art! The art! It's unreal. They say if you look at every piece art for 30sec. you'll be there for 6 months. All the pictures you have seen do not do any justice. in fact anything need to see in Italy, the pictures just do not do any of it justice. What really made this tour was our tour guide. She was so knowledgeable. It made it so fun to learn the little things. like the feud between Michelangelo and Raphael. You have to do this tour. It is so beautiful. The knowledge of the tour guide is just great, it make all the difference.
This tour was awesome. Our guide Barbara was fantastic. She was very sweet and very informative. Since you are not allowed to speak in the Sistine Chapel, she gave us a very informative talk before we entered which explained the importance of many of the frescos. She had a ton of close up laminated images of the particular Frescos so we could all see in detail and learn about it before we went in. All of the other tour guide groups were all crowded around two small posters that were up instead. She was very thorough and very prepared. Awesome tour!
Vatican City is amazing and spectacular! Our guide was very informative.
United States of America
The Sistine Chapel is the best part but the whole tour was amazing.
Fantastic tour and our guide, an Irish girl Rachael, was brilliant. We entered quickly with no fuss a nd Rachael was helpful, friendly, easy to understand and had a great knowledge of her subject.
The tour itself covered as much as we could hope in 3 hours and in a small group, we were able to move through quickly without being rushed. It was great value for money and we are glad we chose this tour
Our guide was excellent. Knowledgeable, funny, patient, helpful, and enjoyed what she was doing.
United States of America
This is a must if you want to see the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica without standing in line for hours. This tour took us too areas in the Vatican Museums where upon my previous visits without a tour, I was not provided access. It was nice to have our guide explain to us what we were looking at. Being in a small group was great!
Tour leader was very knowledgeable about the history and English was very good. Meeting location was good and on-time to start. Headphones and receiver worked well and leader had couple of back-up receivers for those that had problem. This is way to go, especially in the busy season and when it so hot outside.
Don't miss this! There is so much to see and do that you cannot do this one on your own. We had a great tour guide.