incredible and awesome. if you want to do vatican and cistene chapel this is the one to do. worth every penny. if you get to the meeting place early, go down the stairs to get some coffee. 6:30 is early but they will find you. only about 10 people per guide so very personal. only negative, if you can't do stairs then this isn't for you. i managed by going up one at a time. cistine chapel is accessible
Unbelievable opportunity to view the Vatican in a unique way. Very early entry tour starts at 6:30. Great tour guides. We went with my sister-in-law and her husband who had previously visited the Vatican. They feel like they were seeing something for the first time. Awesome!!
Meeting up was easy albeit early. Entry was quick and breakfast was fabulous! Great and plentiful choices, perfectly cooked, delicious coffee and time to stroll in the PineCone Coutyard. Rachel was fantastic, very informative I am an art historian!, humorous, interesting, helpful and fun. Great to get in before the crowds and enjoy looking at great building and great art in an easy uncrowded way. Rachel answered every question we asked and was delightful. Highly recommend and, actually we would do it again!!! The best!!
Joe Luis United States of ...
Wow, Wow, Wow, this was a great Tour, the breakfast at the Vatican Couryard was excellent. We met there and had a nice breakfast and then our tour started. You get to tour before the crowds start, excellent tour, excellent tour guide. Learned a lot, got to see a lot, there were maybe 20 people on this tour, and it's worth getting up early. Great! Can't say anything bad about this!
We were on a tight time schedule so this tour was perfect for us ... In and out before the major crowds swamped inside. Loved that we beat the crowds with the early morning entry crowds were there at the end part of the tour. Would recommend this tour.
This was definitely one of the highlights of my holiday. I enjoyed the Vatican more that Rome itself. The breakfast was excellent and watching the sunrise shining into the courtyard and onto the Vatican was magical.
Had an early start for this trip but well worth it. Great breakfast with eggs, pancakes and even Holy Milk. Great to get into the Vatican before the crowds. Excellent guide.
The breakfast itself was pretty bad - e.g., things that should have been hot were cold. However, the guided tour of the Vatican museums was outstanding. This would not have been possible without the personalized attention of our guide with the small group.
This is a must tour when visiting the Vatican...the Breakfast was delicious and skipping the lines was GREAT!!! The tour guide was very knowledgeable and gave a great presentation! Thanks.
Nick and Pam
It's an early one but so worth it. Our tour guide kept up interested and entertained the entire time. Lots of history! and Hello!! Vatican in the misty morning fog without the huge crowdsMagical!
The tour guide was friendly and passionate about his job and telling us about the Vatican. The breakfast was delicious and the setting was amazing. Would actually do this same tour again.
A very VIP experience. The ability to access the Vatican before the crowds was priceless.
This tour was definitely worth the money to be able to get to see the Vatican with less people! Makes the experience so much more enjoyable.
Our guide was excellent! The breakfast was just OK. It was raining that day so we ate inside. The real reason we went was the tour not the breakfast so we did not mind. It was well organized and worth it to beat the lines and the crowds.
The private tour and breakfast right in the garden of the Vatican was great. Lots of walking but we were prepared. Our guide was very knowledgeable as she had a PhD in archaeology so she had info most would miss. Because it was a Wednesday the Pope was having the weekly reception so we did not see the Basilica but we had enough with what we did see. I
Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. Our guide Nicola was so knowledgeable and very personable. The tour was fantastic... if we had done the Vatican on our own, we would have missed soooo much. So worth the money.
Wonderful! We've been to the Vatican Museum on several occasions both with tour groups and alone and this was our favorite experience. Loved the quiet atmosphere, breakfast in the courtyard, and the room to move around and view the exhibits. Our tour guide was exceptional! Very much worth the price!
We thoroughly recommend this tour. The early morning start was a great way to go. Breakfast in the courtyard followed by the tour minus all the crowds was excellent. Our guide was really knowledgeable and friendly. We really liked the fact that we weren't rushed at all.
This was a great way to see the Vatican without the crowds. If we ever go back(which is very likely) we wouldn't do the Vatican any other way.
Another great viator special. Rachel was exceptional. We used for three tours in Rome and they more than met expectations
This was the highlight of our Rome trip. The tour is even more than described! The breakfast buffet was wonderful: eggs, pancakes, bacon, sausage, pastries, and more. Our guide, Dorena, was fabulous...an archeologist that really knows her stuff, and made the tour very interesting and fun! The entire experience was about 4 hours, and we were overwhelmed. The early access was true... Very few others were around ... And our breakfast was truly private. Well worth the money!
We had never been to the Vatican before and except for the Sistine Chapel, we really were not crowded for our visit. We enjoyed a stunning early morning view of the dome of St Peter's, and then enjoyed breakfast in a quiet courtyard nearby, still with a view. Our guide Rachel was very knowledgeable and pointed out many interesting aspects of the architecture, maps, tapestries and paintings. The Sistine Chapel was crowded in my opinion, but apparently as you could walk around without being packed in like a sardine it is an improvement over other tours. Unfortunately once you leave to tour St Peter's you are done there, and of course feel like you haven't even scratched the surface. It would be great if you could return to the museum after the tour of St Peter's Basilica. Otherwise a great experience!
Chung Hong Kong
Our guide is David, who is a very experienced and having a newborn baby girl ten months old. good for you Besides sharing all details information with us, he could monitor an excellent atmosphere. This VIP tour worth every single penny. I brought my senior parents 70 to enjoy this tour and they both liked it a lot. No complaints and this is once in a lifetime. Must do.
One of our favorite tours. Good food, very professional guide, beautiful and wonderful sites.