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.
Amazing! Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and the beauty of the tour was amazing!
Amazing! Nina really knows her stuff. Excellent tour and guide. I would highly recommend this tour.
THIS TOUR WAS THE BEST MY WIFE AND I HAVE EVER TAKEN. RACHEL OUR GUIDE WAS GREAT!
This tour is worth every penny. Tiffany our tour guide was great, showed us a good mix of classical and renaissance works, for me the Niccoline chapel and Bramante's staircase were the highlights. Three hours which went very quickly.
This is an expensive tour so expectations were high. No disappointment though, well worth it. Our tour guide, Tiffany, was very knowledgable, very clear and encouraged questions from the group of nine people which she answered readily throughout. The Caravaggio painting, which I was keen to see, was not part of the tour due to time constraints, but as we got started quickly, Tiffany included it in the tour, giving an excellent overview of the painting and artist as well. An great bonus. The areas covered in this tour are not normally accessible and it was a pleasure and privilege to be able to see these artistic treasures and hear about them. Bramante's staircase and the views from it across the city of Rome - fantastic. The obvious highlight was the Sistine Chapel after the crowds had left. Tiffany provided an overview of the progress of Michelangelo's masterpiece, including interesting anecdotes, over the four and a half years he spent completing it. Wonderful. A once-in-a-lifetime treat.
One star for the tour in general. One star for all the secret rooms. One star for our guide Rachel, who was fabulous and two stars for having the private experience of the Sistine Chapel. Of all the tours I booked this was the best and most value for the money. A must regardless of your religious affiliation.
Fantastic tour and well worth the money. Tiffany was knowledgable and passionate. I felt she could have spent hours explaining the Vatican.
This is a DO NOT MISS!!! Well worth every dime you spent on it. Our tour was ten people along with the tour guide and security guard. I have been on Vatican tours before with hundreds of people walking thru but this was just fantastic. Save up and do this one. You will not regret it at all!
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed both of the Viator tours that we booked. Our guide for the Angels and Demons Tour, I believe his name was Massimo, was enthusiastic, funny and so much fun! The highlight of our first trip to Rome, however, was the incredible access given through the Sistine Chapel tour. Again, a fantastic guide, (Rachel?), who described everything in great detail. To have just ten of us, and two guides for over half an hour in the Sistine Chapel was truly priceless. We loved the tours and have already recommended them to friends!
Great tour. Rachel, our guide, was amazing. Highly recommend.
This was better than I expected. Our guide (Kimberly) was wonderful.
This tour was well worth the money. Our excellent guide took our small group through the Vatican Museum, a large part of which was having access to areas not available to the public. Of course the Sisteen Chapel to ourselves was the highlight. I remember Michelangelo's masterpiece, NOT the crowds that would otherwise have to go along with it. Perhaps a once in a lifetime experience.
This was a very nice tour and seeing the happiness on my adult daughter's face being able to stand under this work was worth the expense and that you can spend 30-45 minutes alone with a total of 12 people max was also great.
great tour except for the end part, the guide told us to go around to see st peters but we were stopped and told we had to exit and stand in line for another 2 hours to get into st peters, we could not find our guide to remedy the situation, part of our group went directly to st peters, others had to exit
Expected it to be a great tour but it turned out to be awesome and worth the extra money to see the private rooms and also spend time alone in the Sistine chapel. To top it off, our guide Rachael ( we are pretty sure that is her name, but you can check as you probably don't have too many archaeologists who are Irish) - was excellent and made the tour even better. We have highly recommended this tour to other friends and family and it was a stand out in our minds in a standout city.