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I loved our tour guide. He was very funny and the equipment used so that we could all hear him was fantastic.
This was amazing. Our Guide was very good with just enough information and not overload! It was great that we were just able to enter the Vatican Museums without queuing for a few hours - well worth it.
Excellent way to view the Vatican museums and the Sistine Chapel
Would have loved to spend more time in St Peter's Basilica. Overall amazing tour and experience. Can't remember the tour guide's name would love to get his name and thank him he was just brilliant.
Rome in August is simply hell in terms of tourist attractions and the lines that lead into them. My father and I were extremely happy to have booked this skip the line tour particularly after seeing the Vatican Museum/Sistine Chapel line and the massive St. Peter's line that stretched around the whole square.
In terms of the tour itself, I myself am a tour guide who has been known to by quite judge-y of other guides in the past, but our guide Max was great. His knowledge was exceptional and the way he expressed it was entertaining. He also possessed that typical tour guide humour, so expect a couple of cheesy jokes!
My father and I had a great time on the tour and I would highly recommend it to anyone wanting to skip the ridiculous lines and/or who would like to know more about what they are looking at.
Hotel pick up was on time. Skipping the line was such a bonus. Our guide was very knowledgeable and explained the areas we toured very well. Great overview of the Vatican.
While instructions were spelled out clearly, I didn't realize the bus had come by our hotel to pick us up until the tour was over! We had never confirmed that we needed pick up, but certainly appreciated that option. But out guide was wonderful, and it is truly satisfying to be able to walk past the long lines and have special exits in certain places along the way specifically in the Sistine Chapel since we were with a tour group. Our guide was entertaining and very experienced and knowledgeable.
Pros: Our guide Emilia was very lively and funny. She took great care that no one in our group got lost and described each objective in detail.
Cons: the meeting point was a street away from the one described in the ad. But if you call them they will provide directions and help you.
Max was our guide and extremely interesting to moderate our group. This tour is a must see. We arrived at 8:00 and lines were double around the Vatican wall and we simply bypassed with the skip the line ticket and started our day tour immediately.
Beautiful experience. We were in and out and people were still standing in line. Worth it. The lunch was good and the servers were very nice. Went back the next day for lunch.
We really enjoyed this tour! For anyone who wants to see the museums and Sistine Chapel, you just cannot go without a tour. The lines are crazy long, and in the heat - miserable. Happily, much of this tour is inside, because the late spring/summer can be hot. Our guide moved us at a perfect pace for information, picture-taking, and pondering.
Wonderful tour but will be writing to you separately about issues to do with the management of the trip.
Absolutely wonderful! The guide was very knowledgable! ...going to the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel is a must!
Awesome! My wife and I would definitely recommend it to our friends!
Excellent tour! Our guide, Massimo, was very well informed and kept an eye on his group in this busy, busy place. He answered many questions and had a good sense of humor too. The skipping of the line really helped us here.
Max the guide was excellent, informative and helpful. Not having to queue was wonderful. Thoroughly recommend this to other visitors to Rome
We paid for tons of tours and out of all the tours, this was the ONLY tour that we took that was worthwhile. The guide was awesome. Very funny and yet made sure you saw everything that you could ever hope to have seen during your time. I really was happy that this tour was on our itinerary because I was starting to think they were all terrible.
Absolutely amazing!!! No waiting in line and the #1 experience in Rome!