Stunning and engrossing. Worth every cent. Sev was a superb guide. Thank you.
5 STAR all the way! This was a great tour and Shannon is a terrific tour guide. It was a very special and wonderful experience. I will recommend this tour.
I would highly recommend this tour. It was an amazing couple of hours with a wonderful guide. He was funny, informative, accommodating, and made the experience so much richer. I soaked up great knowledge of art, history, and funny anecdotes along the way. Of course, highlights were the small 7 of us alone in the Sistine Chapel, and the private chapel of a former Pope. So worth it!
One of a kind experience. We saw so much and had our own personal security guard that let us in to the restricted areas. The only drawback is that you don't go inside St. Peter's so I'd make time for that prior to the tour.
Thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Expensive but worth it, if nothing else, just to have a good span of time in the Sistine chapel with only our small group. What made the tour particularly enjoyable was the excellent commentary by our guide. He obviously knew his stuff and cared about sharing his knowledge.
Only negative comment--I wish we could have seen a few more works by Michelangelo and Raphael. But our time was well filled--Perhaps a little less on the outdoors in favor of indoors would be my only change. Very good memories of the experience.
Absolutely amazing being in the Sistine Chapel with just a few people was worth the price of admission. Our guide Shannon made it more impressive still. Her knowledge was deep and her presentation flawless. Definitely the highlight of our two weeks in Italy.
I cannot recommend this highly enough.
There is a lot of walking through the Vatican before we got to the unique rooms and the Sistine Chapel.
Our excellent guide made this all fascinating and come to life, so the time flew past.
The time in the Sistine Chapel was breathtaking and something I will never forget, having been there previously it was always crowded and you did not get very long to see it, this was totally different and our guide talked us through all the points. It was a fantastic experience.This tour is expensive but you will remember the experience long after you have forgotten the price!!!
Excellent tour. The secret rooms, and sistine chapel without the crowd make it worth the money.
Great tour. We were the only group of 12 people in the Sistine Chapel. It was an amazing experience! Our guide Shanon was great. Would highly recommend this tour.
Doriana was a very knowledgeable and informative guide who can even throw a bit of humor into the tour. We had a great time and it was worth every penny we paid.
WOW! Was this tour worth the extra cost! It was Fantastic! Only 14 of us in the Sistine Chapel-how great was that?! And our guide, Tiffany was superb! Informative, entertaining and knowledgeable, making this visit to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel an experience of a lifetime! This tour is the absolute best I have ever taken and I have been on some good ones. I will probably never again visit the Sistine Chapel, because it would never live up to this experience! Thanks Tiffany for an AWESOME afternoon! Trip Advisor folks, SPRING for the EXTRA COST and experience this tour!
This is the ONLY way to see the Sistine Chapel. No crowds, no noise, no rush, able to view it and respect it for the art and beauty as it was meant to be. In addition we had the ability to view several things that are not on the normal public tours in the Vatican Museums. Our guide Shannon was wonderful! A wealth of knowledge, friendly, and it was obvious that she enjoys this tour very much as well. Well worth the money!
I highly recommend this tour. It was amazing to be in the Vatican with our small group to see the Bramante tower and other rooms that are not available to the general public. The half hour we spent with just our small group after hours in the Sistine Chapel was worth the price of admission. When we were in corridors with the general public, it was easy to appreciate the time we were able to spend in the private areas with only our small group.
Amazing experience! Sev was an awesome guide. Loved the personal time and attention and ability to have a private experience in the Sistine Chapel.
OMG!!! Worth every cent... This was without a doubt the highlight of my trip to Italy. First if all, our tour guide, Shannon, was amazing. She's clearly very knowledgable about the Vatican and the artwork, but made the tour extremely entertaining with inside scoop stories about the art/artists. The access to the private rooms, balcony, and Raphael rooms without a crowd was awesome, but the private access to the Sistine Chapel was priceless. Being in the Chapel for 1/2 hour without a crowd really gives you enough time to take in everything,
This was an amazing experience. Our guide, Stella, was very knowledgeable and personable. The usually off limits rooms that we were able to visit were fascinating. And the after-hours private time in the Sistine Chapel was a once in a lifetime experience that we will always treasure.
Was almost unreal to be in the Cistine Chapel with only 11 oter people for 30 minutes. Also was able to shoot pics in musemum with know one else in pic. Our guide was one of the best we have ever experienced.
Our guide was amazing. A professor at the university who brought the history alive. He made the history approachable and did not present just facts and figures, but brought the times and the people alive with his narrative. The Sistine chapel was awe inspiring and we enjoyed the time without the crowds. A very special afternoon we will not forget.
We are very reluctantly giving this a 5-star review simply due to the fact that we cannot give it a 10-star review. Please let us explain. There are three reasons to spend the money for this tour. 1 It, indeed, is a very small group and as such will give you ample opportunity to ask questions and discuss everything you see including those areas that are typically off-limits to the general public. 2 To visit the Sistine Chapel without the crush of a 100 or more people and be able to hear a thorough explanation of all the art is a rare privilege 3 To have Tiffany McIver as your guide is an experience very few will be able to claim. She was nothing short of the most knowledgeable guide we have experienced in our history of tour taking. We rarely bother to write reviews of tours but Tiffany deserves to be commended and praised for a supremely excellent presentation. Without her, the money would have been wasted. If you are lucky enough to have her for your tour, you will understand.
Outstanding. The tour guide had a PHD in Archaeology and was extremely knowledgeable about the museum and the Vatican. The after hours in the Sistine Chapel was worth the tour alone. I did this and the breakfast tour and this one was far better since the museum and the Sistine Chapel were both pretty empty at night.
We reluctantly signed up fo this trip so expensive. It was phenomenal and worth every penny. Our guide Seve was fantastic. I would highly recommend it. Definitely a highlight and well worth it.
This was one of the best tours we've ever been on, and I've been on a number of them with this company. Sev was brilliant at providing us the history and context, and kept the pace doable for all. Having the private time in the Sistine Chapel was icing on an already amazing cake -- a perfect tour in every way! Spend the money on this tour, you won't be disappointed!
An amazing tour, so many wonderful works of art that were highlighted by our extremely knowledgable guide. We will have vivid memories of our half an hour in the sistine chapel without any crowds , just the 8 of us on our tour and our guide, a exoerience of a lifetime. Have just booked another tour of st peters