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Our guide was very knowledgable and she made it very seamless to pass through the crowds. I am glad we chose this because the line to get in was about a mile long. We walked right into the Vatican and I would recommend doing this to anyone planning to go here. The Sistine Chapel was absolutely amazing!
The cost included the entry fee into the Vatican museum and a 3 hour guided tour from Patricia who was a historian and archaeologist. The tour was in-depth and fascinating and at a pace that enabled everyone to have the time to look properly not only at the treasures Patricia pointed out and explained, but also the rest of the artwork. Without a guide, I would have missed so much. I particularly appreciated that she explained and asked for respect to be paid to sacred ground, a fact that some other guides unfortunately could not get through to their groups and in one case was totally rudely and disrespectfully ignored not by this company. I highly recommend this tour.
Tour was very well organized. Guide was excellent. The use of the radios on the tour made it easier to hear the guide admist the crowd.
This tour was fantastic, all thanks to our fabulous tour guide - highly recommend
This will save you the headache of waiting in the very long line.
We had a wonderful experience on this tour with our guide, Stella. Highly recommended!
Excellent tour! The guide was very informative about the Vatican and the history as well as the art inside. I highly recommend the afternoon tour...so much better and less crowded!
These were the only agents who could get a seating inside the cathedral. Our guide had a good balance of history and story telling. We kind of liked it more than St Peters in Rome. Learnt the tradition of democracy and checks and balances.
It was wonderful and our tour guide was very experienced and informative, however, the timing of it was a little off as the pope was about to come out to address the people and we missed it because of the tour timing. Our fault, I guess, but wish we had known.
Really loved this tour! Our tour guide's name was Claudia and she was very nice and friendly throughout the tour, always smiling and very patient. The tour was very informative too, you really learn about the rich history in Vatican and the museums.
It is definitely worth it to take the tour. Not only did we get to skip the entrance lines, but we were able to learn about the notable artworks and historical backgrounds of the Vatican museums. It is overwhelming to see everything so it helps to have someone point out the special and unique works. Our guide was very cheerful and gave great insight.
This was beautiful! Our tour guide was very educated on everything in the Vatican and Italian history. We enjoyed our tour and would definitely do it again when we go back with our kids.
Very informative, Francesco was very knowledgeable. Made the experience fun.
Great tour with an excellent guide called Laura, highly recommended
The time allowed, of course, could never be enough. The guide masterfully directed our attention in a manner that allowed appreciation of all that unfolded before us in a respectful way so that we could enjoy both the art and a personally spiritual experience. I would only suggest a moment of discussion, while gathering before the tour, as to an outline of the overall tour. Understandably with the crowds of interested museum goers the movements of our tour are not entirely predictable. The knowledge of our
tour leader enabled us to feel comfortable no matter the pace of our movement throughout the tour. The tour leader's name deserves mention but I have no record of it. Youthful female with several years of residence in Italy, particularly Rome.
Franchesca was our tour guide and there were less than 20 people in our group. Franchesca is quirky and smart, very knowledgeable with arts and history! I love that we skipped the line to get into the Vatican Museums and the tour was very organized despite the traffic inside the museums. I highly recommend this tour!
Amazing experience! Guide was very knowledgeable. Appreciated skipping the lines
The only way to get to see the treasures of the Vatican. Even this tour was still crowded!
Tour was excellent. It started on time and included everything that was advertised. Guide was very knowledgeable. Pace of tour perfect.
Our tour guide, Seraphina, was extremely knowledgeable and very friendly, no one in our group of less then 20 people was able to stump her with a question we asked - and we asked a lot of questions. She really took her time explaining everything and we learned a lot. This tour was one of our favorite activities in Rome. Can recommend to everybody.
btw Before we arrived we were not sure if we would be able to find the right location to find our guides, but everywhere around the Vatican are very helpful people directing you to where ever you need to go.