This is a good way to get an overview of a massive museum. You won't see everything, but that's the point. There is too much to see in a morning. But we some some amazing art, learned some interesting background, and could ask lots of questions. Now, I could go back and do my own thing.
Frank H USA
A wonderful introduction to the treasures of the Vatican. Our guide was extremely helpful in selecting the items to be observed in the midst of a very large summer crowd. Knowledgeable and quick on his feet, he got us through with all the boxes checked.
A better definition of the meeting point for tour initiation would be appreciated - directions a bit iffy!
Skipping the ticket queue is a must! Waiting in the unending line is to be avoided at all costs. BUT, if there is a more efficient way to see the museums once inside, opt for it.....the crush of visitors in the museums doesn't spoil the trip but it does make it difficult, especially if travelling with children or an older adult. The number of visitors to the museums is almost impossible to imagine until you're there.
The tour guide was very good and helpful. He had a very full knowledge of the site and we all liked the time there.
i have to say that we are not group tour kind of people but felt we would benefit from a guide for something so complicated as the vatican - boy were we right! Shannon our guide was incredible. She had knowledge of so much, had a great personality and was very patient with us. Not too mention how happy we were to skip the line so quickly while the people in the kilometre long line up sweltered in the sun.
The tour was amazing! It was a very easy process meeting the agent and entering the Vatican museum. It was worth the tour for skipping the lines!
The guide for this tour was excellent! She did a wonderful job at keeping the group together in a place that is very full. She knew a very detailed history of the Vatican and was able to share things that you wouldn't pick up if you were to visit on your own. Great tour! Highly Recommended!
Well organised and saved my Mum, who is 80, a long and uncomfortable wait in the sun.
Well worth the additional cost on top of the ticket price.
Mary P. V USA
So wonderful to avoid the lines. A must do if you are going to the Vatican museum
Although we arrived fairly early, the queue was right around the wall but with this tour entry we were able to skip this line. We met the guides at the bottom of the steps exactly as described in the details, we went in as a group and given our admission tickets and we were let loose to do what we wanted on our own and spend as long as we wanted inside! Perfect
It definitely was helpful and almost necessary to have the skip the line tickets. We visited in May and the Vatican was extremely crowded. I heard the wait was about 3 hours. It would have been nice to get in the Basilica without a line. We were not aware that we were only getting in the museum with these tickets. There were some in my party who thought the crowds were over-whelming and needed to leave the museum quickly. It was good that the Sistine Chapel was at the end and they were able to see it briefly.
This was a very good tour. Was lovely to be able to do your own thing and not have to follow a guide, although we didn't have the explanations from a guide of what we were seeing. If you're happy to research and wonder around. This is a great tour.
Get to your meeting point early, as there are alot of tours and people to be sorted. The company was very quick and efficient on all the tours they were running and only took approx. half an hour to sort us all out, go through the security and then we were on our own to explore. I highly recommend this tour and having email contact with Viator to book this tour was hassle free also.
Thank you Vialtor I will use you again on my next travels.
Wow! Amazing. Our guideways very very knowledgable and engaging. Only thing I would recommend is to bring your own headphones. Sometimes it was hard to head the tour guide through the ones they gave us.
It was very easy to find the group. It was very convenient and easy to get into the Vatican Museum.
Our Guide Sev...sorry if the spelling is incorrect! was the best part of this tour. We learned so much. The way he presented the information was so engaging. We felt very lucky that we ended up in his group. Grazie!!!
It was just what we wanted. We did a self tour after admittance to the museum.
Our tour was EXCELLENT! I am so very happy I booked through Viator, which I found by Googling Vatican tours. It was easy to book, print out our voucher and show up where we were instructed. Our tour guide, her name escapes me was extremely knowledgeable and very personable. I will definitely use Viator to book further tours.
Purchasing tickets for major sights and hop on hop off buses in Rome and Florence really did live up to your advertisement of "skip the long lines!" We had a wonderful trip because we used tour company.
We Loved our time in Rome! We stayed in a great apt that was easy to get to metro, and our host picked us up from airport when we arrived, so that was nice. The tour of Vatican was very interesting and enjoyable. We loved the Coliseum and the forum. It was a fabulous trip.