Seeing the queue in front of the museum, I would definitely recommend anyone using this service if cannot book time online. Vatican Museums is hugely busy. The agents were very helpful, it was easy to find them based on the instructions. The process was smooth and we were in the museum no time. We got the audio guides inside separately and enjoyed the museum on our own pace.
By all means, skip the line. Quick admission, no waiting, museum on your own. The statue pictured hereon the ad is just one of the many sculptures I did NOT get to see when I took a guided tour with a bad guide who was more interested in the building itself than in the contents. Without a guide, it was ideal! Skip the line! Skip the guide!
This was excellent! We met the guide on the steps he took us directly in he got our tickets and we were on our won, Perfect! I got to see the most famous sights in the Vatican ON MY OWN. When I took a guided tour of the Vatican, the guide took us to the courtyard with the pinecone and the map room and talked forever. On that guided tour I never saw the highlights of the museum's collection, no Raphael transfiguration, no Apollo Belvedere, no Belvedere Torso, no Laocoon sculpture, no Carravagio. This time I saw all that on my own. It was excellent!
We chose this option to be able to see the museums in our own pace. The guides were present at the appointed place and time. Getting passed the entrance of the museums is a bit disorganized, but this is the result of the great amounts of people entering the museums, even in the skip the line routes. Once this is passed, you receive a map guide and you are free to go.
Later we learnt that there is a new tour option, early in the morning that will allow you enjoy the Sistine Chapel before the crowds come in. When I return, I will definitely book that one!
Just what we were looking for - a bump up to the front of the line and then let us go on our own through the museum and focus on what we want to see. You should be prepared and know that you will still have to go through security and that there is still a line, but a much shorter one. Also, don't bring large bags or backpacks to slow you down. And bring your own guide book or map as you are given a map that is very basic. Major sites are well marked with the Sistine Chapel shortcuts noted throughout the museum - but don't miss the splendour of the rest of the collection. Well worth several hours of your time.
Well organised helped to get in quickly but as usual big crowds once inside
Still on of the must see things in Rome don't miss the opportunity
I enjoyed it even if too many people in the Vatican Museums.
It is so nice to skip the line even if we have to wait for the staff buy the tickets about 7 minutes then, we scan the ticket and enter the Museums and we are free to go anywhere we like.
I recommend this tickets to people who want to visit the Museums, otherwise, we have to wait for a long time to just buy a ticket!! The thousands tourists there!
What amazing people you have working for you our tour guide was fantastic she was extremely knowledgable and very helpful would defiently recommend using these tour guides
Excellent! Purchasing the tickets in advance was sound planning we beet the huge lines!
Everything worked as promised. People were where the voucher said we'd find them. We had to wait awhile before getting into the Vatican, but otherwise, all was smooth.
We booked this trip as we had limited time on our last day and wanted to see The Vatican. On approaching we saw the very long queues that had already formed to enter. We met our guide who gave us a badge for entry and then at the allotted time went straight into the building. Very useful if you are on strict time regime and want to avoid the 2 hour wait.
Definitely a great way to get into the museum quickly, but then to be able to have the freedom to explore the museum on your own. Was slightly disorganized at the start, but with so many people around and so many tour groups, it is hard to prevent that. Basically, tour worked exactly as described.
Exactly as advertised: Skip the line, you are in see what you want.
The leaders were really excellent at organising the group and getting us into the Vatican museum, deftly bypassing all the queues so it took as little time as possible to start our exploration of the museums. We thoroughly enjoyed all the rooms and then spent about half an hour marvelling at the Sistine chapel, it was lovely to progress through the museums at our own pace.
The tickets are worth every penny.
First we had to gather around at a meeting point. Then the Viator crew took us to the entrancethis is where we skipped the line. Here they managed the tickets and we could start walking in the Vatican Museums. Once inside you could take as much time as you would like.
Overall a good experience and I would recommend it to other people.
We really enjoyed being able to walk around by ourselves and soak in everything. Beautiful little cafe out side near the giant pinecone.
Very pleased i purchased my ticket this way, we did have to queue a short distance but nothing like the horrendous queues waiting to buy tickets at the gate. Recommend to all.
Our tour guide was Shannon who as an art historian was brilliant at giving us lots of fascinating information in a relaxed and entertains manner. We really enjoyed the tour and were very pleased that we had booked this in advance. Well done - well organised and easy to book. Have already recommended to a friend.
Igor was a wonderful guide. So very knowledgeable and an excellent teacher. He clearly loves his subject matter and his job.