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A wonderful introduction to the Vatican! While I would like to go back and move at a slower pace on my own, this tour summarized the highlights of each place visited. I was most taken by the amount of information shared at each stop and the challenges each guide faced given the massive crowds This is a tour I would repeat.
It was great! The guide was very knowledgeable of the history of the Vatican.
No waiting time, as advertised. Guides were all knowledgeable, friendly and occasionally funny.
10/10, would definitely recommend.
Great experience and our tour guide explained everything in detail.
This tour was AMAZING!!! Our tour guide Dimitri brought the Vatican and St Peter's Basilica to life his knowledge was extensive. We highly recommend this tour.
an excellent morning and afternoon tour -
A very gentle, professional tour guide in the morning, she was surprised to receive gratuitiesi
good touring of the Museum etc...very enlightening!!
Sistine Chapel was a bit disappointing, It's really impressive.... but it was so packed...people not following rules... guards had to yell at people all the time on loud speaker too....very unpleasant!!
The stories and explanation outside were more enjoyable!! Can you believe that?
Afternoon Tour: Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, Basilica of St. Paul and Basilica of Saint John Lateran was very good too. The tour guide was very nice and pleasant, took us on an enjoyable tour. Going to the Bascilica on a coach was most appreciated. There were hardly any crowds, eye opener to those Bascilicas....Wentto the 28 white marble steps walked by Christ during his passion - not sure if they are actually marble or wooden steps but the experience of being there and touch the steps was an enlightening....
Sabrina and Becky from Citywonders did an excellent job - we were highly satisfied with what we learnt and experienced with the tour. Quite some walking involved.
This was a really well organized tour with two great guides. It was fantastic to be able to skip the very lengthy lines in the morning. The trip outside the wall in the afternoon was excellent. Highly recommend this tour.
The our itself was good and informative however we arrived at 8:30 and the group was already gone. The information we received did not clearly indicate to meet at 8:15
Excellent tour! We were able to see so much, and we loved not having to wait in line which was very long.
Excellent tour, very informative with a friendly and knowledgable guide.
Our guide had great insight into the Vatican Museum, St. Peter's Basilica and the Sistine Chapel. It was wonderful to be able to skip the lines and make the most of our time in Rome. The 3 other basilicas we visited in the afternoon were also wonderful to see and learn about. The day was well spent and a memorable part of our stay in Rome.
This was an incredibly excellent experience. We had Catherine, an Art Historian, take us through the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica. In the afternoon, we had another awesome tour guide who took us through the Major Basilica's and the Holy Staircase. This was a great tour experience and really capped our visit to Rome.
Our guide was informative,enthusiastic and spoke clear English. Avoiding the queue into the Vatican was fantastic, to go straight in, a real time saver worth every cent. Worth doing.
Everything on schedule, all well done. Breezed right past the very long lines. The guides were both educated in art and history and were first language English speaking. Outstanding tour.
I loved the tour. Well organized with friendly, knowledgable guides. The bus was very comfortable. The headsets were kind of quirky and did not always work right. Aside from that, we saw everything and had lots of time to view everything we wanted. The price was great! I would definitely recommend. Thanks!
Great information and organization in a very chaotic environment. Well done for all 3 tours!
Only negative is a lot of stairs. My sister and I did not realize how many when we booked this tour.
First, you must understand what you're getting into with this tour. You're getting access to one of the most crowded locations in Rome. The Vatican has thousands of tourists visiting it every day, and its impossible to see everything at a leisurely pace. When we toured the Vatican itself, our guide took us to every location described on this tour. You get to see everything, but there's a price to pay. You can't just stand in each room and take your time seeing all of the beautiful artwork, maps, and tapestries you're constantly moving, and there's little time for questions. Once you get on the tour, however, you understand why. Every room is crammed full of tourists, and is a claustrophobic sufferer's worst nightmare. Our guide ushered us through each room at a brisk pace, giving us many facts and details about each room, but moved on after a certain amount of time.
Now, that sounds like a bad deal, but there's so much to see you could spend the whole day looking at each room in the Vatican archives. Considering the amount of material to cover, our guide did an excellent job of showing us everything while giving us enough time to eat lunch and making it to the Basilica tour without rushing for time. This might sound like a bad deal if you want to spend an hour in each room, but trust me when I say it's worth it. You see absolutely everything you'd want to see. The only downside is if you want to ask the guide a million questions about each exhibit, because that's just not possible if you want to see the Vatican in one day.
And you will do a lot of walking, no joke. My husband got a blister on his foot from all the walking on this tour, but it was worth it. The Vatican has so much to see, and the basilicas are beautiful.
What makes this tour worth the money as well is you're skipping the insane line to get in the building. You do not want to wait in that line at any cost. Do this tour. You'll be glad you did.
Incredible tour!!!!! David was such a great guide. So knowledgeable and fun. So much history in the Vatican. David helped sort it all out in a very enjoyable way. Loved this tour!! Do not try to see the Vatican by yourself. Too much info needed to appreciate it. Get this tour and ask for David!