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This small tour has to be the best way to see all these things, especially if you start early. 8 AM for us As we left at the end, we could see the endless line snaking around, people trying just to get started. Even as the morning progressed, things became more and more crowded. That said, our guide Alex, though I believe his full name is Allesandro was outstanding at moving us through the crowds and keeping track of us. He was full of stories and information that he shared in an engaging way that kept us interested. He had a wry sense of humor and a twinkle in his eye at moments that were especially fun! It's incredible how much he knew, the history he was able to give us as we moved through each part of the tour. The opulence and sheer richness of the museums and the church leave one speechless, and it's hard not to feel your own body ache as you think of the years of labor Michelangelo put into the Sistine Chapel. What an extraordinary work of art. Despite the jostling and the ever-increasing crowd, Alex was adept at finding us a space of our own, which made the tour far less tiring than it might have been. I recommend it very highly.
My tour was really interesting and our tour guide Rachel did a great job. I loved all the inforamtion as well as the tips about visiting the post office and coming back early to climb the Dome. We enjoyed the tour very much.
Well worth the money to get in early and skip the hordes. Exceptional guide and very well organized. Two thumbs up.
Skipping the lines is well worth the cost. English speaking tour guides are excellent.
This tour was incredible - our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and thank goodness for the skip the line! I highly recommend not waiting in line on your vacation!
Our great tour. Our guide, Rachel was a wealth of information and not to mention a native English speaker.
100 worth it. Do not do this any other way, anecdotes, tour group size as promised, 3 hrs of amazingness. Saw reviews on TripAdvisor and Booking.com and they were accurate. 5 stars
excellent tour guide.. kept things moving and very much enjoyed his sense of humour.. highly recomend this tour..
The tour was fabulous! We enjoyed the small group with Marta. She not only was knowledgable, but she was very personable. We would highly recommend this tour!
The tour was great and our guide I think was called Alexandra and an archaeologist and she was excellent.
It is well worth skipping the line. Our guide was very knowledgeable and accommodating. Could not have been better.
This tour is worth every single penny. We basically bought this so we wouldn't have to wait in line, but the tour guide made it even better. The tour was very informative and interesting. The guide knew all the great places to stand for pictures and all the information about what we were seeing. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to see the Vatican.
this was also one of my favorite tours i have taken 4 viator tours we chose the small group vatican tour and it was worth every penny! not only did we skip the line but the 8am tour was not the usual crowdiness. also our tour guide made the information on all that we saw so interesting and fascinating. of course, the vatican is a must see, and choosing the small group tour was an additional plus. also the headsets were very clear which is also important on these type of tours.
The tour was everything we expected and more. Alex our guide was outstanding and his knowledge throughout the museum was exceptional. Only wish we had more time to spend in the Vatican Museum itself. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone considering seeing the Museum, Sistine Chapel and Basilica.
This was a fantastic tour and would highly recommend this. Tiffany, our guide, was brilliant, she was so informative and told us some amusing historical stories, which kept us all entertained, as well as helping us to remember all the facts. We learnt so much! Tiffany also supplied us with a pre-prepared email on a list of recommended restaurants and eateries, a lovely touch at the end.
This was amazing. Perfect size. Laura our guide was great and kept the tour moving at a perfect pace.
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I would definitely recommend the early tour as when we left it started getting very crowded. The tour guide was excellent and knowledgably and we walked thru with small groups even when we reached the Sistine Chapel. When we left a different story and a reason to do the earliest tour you can.
Patricia was excellent. She spoke wonderful English with an Italian flair....and very knowledgeable. The best tour we had in Rome.
The tour went exactly as scheduled. The tour guide Claudia was very friendly, informative and very knowledgeable. She made this a great and memorable experience.
Rachel was an excellent tour guide. Her knowledge of the Vatican and ability to answer questions was outstanding. I would recommend Rachel and this tour to any of my friends planning a trio to Rome.
Patricia was very well informed and very well prepared.Her timing throughout the tour was impeccable and her use of aids was excellent.