This tour was amazing! The company, City Wonders, is the best. They have the best tour guides and are very organized and professional. We loved the guides, both from the morning and the afternoon tour. This company also gave us a small refund due to the fact that one of the churches in the afternoon was closed. There was a papal meeting inside and it was totally out of their control. They informed us in the AM and were willing to allow us to cancel nobody did. It was totally unexpected that they returned a small part of our money. Also, we took tours from several companies in Rome, and this one is hands down the best. The best trained, friendliest, and most professional guides. This tour is worth every penny!
Skip the Line was the best way to go to get into the Vatican and for a 1st trip there. However, would suggest not leaving when the tour is complete and wandering around even more. There were halls and halls of art that we did not even get to glance at because of the time. Simply amazing. We were slightly confused and almost missed the afternoon part of the tour which took us on a bus to see 3 additional churches. Those were just as fascinating as St Peters Santa Maria Majore and St Pauls were 2 of the 3.
Thank you Alesia your were a fantastic tour guide a wealth of knowledge.We thoroughly enjoyed the tour would recommend this tour as a must. We saw so much and still amazed, the tour left me feeling quite overwhelmed such a memory I will keep for a long time.
Mary W Canada
Tour was awesome.... so much to see and not really enough time. Our guide was knowledgable and answered all questions well. We thoroughly enjoyed the whole day.
Our tour guide was amazing, she had so much information and was able to answer all the questions we asked. The tour itself was amazing as well, a lot of history to take in and enjoy.
As with all our viator tours, this was again excellent. Very knowledgeable and humerous guide. SO many people around the Vatican we appreciated the guides along the way from the Metro who gave us directions as well as the instructions we had from viator. We spent our lunch break with 7 other delightful people we met during the tour. During the afternoon tour we were beginning to feel that the number of Basilicas we were seeing was a bit too much for one day and then my daughter had a fall crossing a wide intersection so we didn't get to see the last one anyway. We were very impressed at the care demonstrated by our tour guide after this accident her concern was typical of the behaviour of all our guides.
Fantastic tour guide on this tour. Definitely worth the price! Avoid the crowds! Book this tour!
This tour was amazing! Our guide Barbarra and Alessandra was informative and captivating! I recommend everyone to book this tour!
Fabulous! Our tour guide was amazing and was able to answer all of our questions. Would definitely recommend
The tour was amazing! Extremely informative and our guide Micheala was a world of knowledge. She was a walking Encyclopedia and genuinely enjoyed sharing her knowledge. Would highly recommend this tour, the company was well organised and entry to the Vatican is smooth and stress free. Great tour - Excellent insight :
This is the best tour so far we both have done in our life. Simply, no words to explain. It was perfect.
this tour was great . the guide was exceptional. she really had the heart and soul of the entire Vatican experience. She got us in before the vacitan closed due to a Papal address. she was great. I would rate this tour top notch.
This is a two part tour, the first part was the vatican and it was Amazing. The sistine chapel is a must see and the basillica of saint peter was Amazing as well. The tour guide was great and very knowlegable. The second part was three other basillicas around rome, A different tour guide and he knew alot about the sturctures and artwork inside. We loved this tour. It was very must well Worth the money.
Rodric M USA
This was a highlight of our trip to Rome. We knew we made the right choice as we approached the Vatican museums and saw the line to get in snake back around for blocks. We met our guide Barbara who did a wonderful job, she walked us though all those lines right in. Make no mistake the museums and St. Peters are full of people, but the guided tour made it much easier and interesting, honestly it would be a challenge to navigate it all on your own. In the afternoon we met our guide Pia, who is truly a gem. She escorted us to the basilicas outside the Vatican. City Wonders is fortunate to have a guide of Pia's caliber, she was not only knowledgeable, but very engaging. This tour is worth every penny.
LOVED THE VATICAN!!! Great little country, museum, and basilicas. If religion is not enough to make you want to go there, the art work is amazing. Tapestries, frescos, and sculptures, all amazing.
We had a young gentleman sorry, we forgot your name for the morning portion of the tour and Virginia for the afternoon. Both tour guides were knowledgable and readily answered questions. I appreciate that the group as a whole was very accommodating to me as I use a cane for leg and back issues and I slowed the tour a little but I hope that gave the others additional time to enjoy some of the extraordinary and historical artwork. Virginia would do a count of her group and I would stick up the cane to let her know I was there - most time I was behind a group of other tourists, but I appreciated that she watched out for me. It was a very enjoyable tour and we will do this tour again because we know we missed so much. For anyone considering this tour, be prepared to be overwhelmed with colour, not knowing where to look first, trying to absorb it all - just enjoy it!
Great tour, very informative. The second half of the tour we got on a bus to the other Basillicas and saw parts of Rome we might otherwise have missed. Both our guides were very friendly and well informed. Would definitely recommend. Just to mention the first half of the tour is 3 hours on your feet and a bit tiring but the afternoon part offers a rest.
Carmine and Pia were fantastic guides. So knowledgeable and helpful. This is a must-do tour...highly recommend.
This is a great tour informative and full of history the sculptures, paintings and relics were amazing. The guides were so informative in all aspects of the history of the Vatican and Basilica's
Fantastic tour, well worth it! The morning was spent at the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St Peter's Basilica, and seeing the lines, we were very happy to skip them! Our tour guy whose name we forgot, very sorry! was incredibly knowledgeable and knew all the interesting bits of history trivia. In the afternoon, Rebecca took us around in a bus to see the 3 Papal Basilicas outside the Vatican St. Paul Outside the Walls, St. John the Lateran, and St. Mary Major. Being an art historian, Rebecca knew every detail of these masterpieces, the art, and the artists who made them. She made the history come to life and made it truly enjoyable!