Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Viator VIP: Sistine Chapel Private Viewing and Small-Group Tour of the Vatican's Secret Rooms. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
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We had an excellent experience with Shannon as our guide on the private tour. We returned the next day for the Papal audience and did the regular tour in the afternoon so we could get into the Bascillica of St. Peter. We saw the difference of touring with the crowds and without them.
This tour was unbelievable! Our guide, David, was extremely knowledgeable and entertaining! we definitely felt that we were truly getting a tour that most people didn't even know about! I highly recommend this tour!
Shannon our guide was personable, very knowledgable and a delight. The tour was nice and so great to get out of the crowds! The time in the Sistine Chapel was a treat - again no crowds! Another highlight was the time in the Raphael rooms. The tour is pricey but worth it. Big thumbs up!
5000 STARS!!!!! WOW!!!! This was one of the most incredible tours my wife and I have ever taken. Yes, it was expensive, but you definitely get you money's worth plus memories and insights that are truly priceless. Our tour guide, David, was a walking encyclopedia of Vatican knowledge and a comedian all wrapped up into one. He made the tour both fun and highly educational. From the visits to hidden recesses of the vatican to the intimate and priceless time in the Sistine Chapel with only our small group, I can only encourage you to take this tour above and beyond any other tour in Rome. Truly exceptional and outstanding.
Truly amazing tour and worth the extra money. We were able to visit areas others do not see. In addition, the extra time in the Sistine chapel with the tour guide being able to share information was incredible. David, our guide, was funny and informative. Saw so many details and visual illusions we would have missed without his information. Great tour.
Really special. Tour guide Zeb did a great job bringing it all to life. Worth the (very high) price.
I was a little hesitant to book this because of the price but it was well worth it! Our guide Shannon was so knowledgeable she made art history fun. Our 10 year old was with us and talked for days about Michaelangelo, Raphael, etc.
What a wonderful experience with an extremely knowledgeable guide Shannon. Getting to spend 30 minutes in the Sistine Chapel with just our small group of 14 was the highlight and something we will never ever forget - not cheap but well worth it
It was wonderful and our guide was very good. It was amazing to be in the Sistine Chapel with only eight of us and the guide.
Sharon was an excellent tour guide. A deep understanding of the history of the museum and its artworks, she also did an outstanding job answering the attendees' questions.
The only problem is that this is a very expensive tour, way too expensive.
Best English speaking we have had, and he was passionate about the subject which made it very enjoyable and informative!
Excellent tour, well worth the money just for the private time in the Cistine Chapel.
Excellent tour guide, saw private rooms and the best part was the 1/2 hr. in Sistine Chapel with just our small group of about 18 people. Worth the money!
After talking to other family members that had taken other tours of the Vatican, we realised how lucky we were to go on this VIP tour. We saw so many more parts of the Vatican than they did, we were not crushed by the crowds and the final part of the tour just blew us away. We were a group of 15 people and we had the Sistine Chapel to ourselves! Well worth every cent, thank you.
Excelent tour, exceôent guide, fantastic atmosphere. Really VIP tour.
Thank You very much!
I know it's expensive, but after hearing other tourists talk about the way they were squeezed into the Sistine chapel, it was so worth it. We had 30 minutes to study the chapel from all angles. We were allowed to talk and ask our guide questions. Our group only had about 10 people. Amazing!
Excellent tour guide. Very knowledgeable and personable. Would definitely recommend this tour without reservation. Spending a half hour with only fifteen others in the Sistine Chapel is spectacular.
OUR TOUR GUIDE SHOULD DO ALL TOURS, HE WAS INCREDIBLY KNOWLEDGEABLE, CARING AND TOOK THE TIME TO ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS. I LOVED THIS TOUR AND I LOVED THE SECRET ROOMS BUT THE SISTINE CHAPEL TOOK THE CAKE. WHAT A GREAT SUPER TOUR, WORTH EVERY PENNY, DON'T HESITATE TO TAKE THIS TOUR.
This such an amazing opportunity. I was so glad we had found this tour. We saw areas and exhibits the normal tourist does not see. BUT, the amazing part was just beginning. When the Sistine Chapel was closing and making people leave, we were there with a small group and guide. She was able to tell us about absolutely beautiful. I lost track of time. I would say we were there alone in the Chapel with 12 others and our guide for anywhere from 45-60 minutes. I would give up all other tours, just to be able to do this one.