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The Vatican is, of course, unmissable if you are in Rome - and this is the best way to see it - our group was quite small so it was easy to see/hear the guide at all times. She was really fantastic, and had great stories and insights to share.
Out your guide, Massimo, was the BEST! Knowledgeable, funny and SO entertaining!!! The lines around the Vatican are chaotic--but this tour company calmed the chaos and made the tour just delightful. Don and #39;t go it alone!!!
This was a very expensive tour for the time period it was to take, so my expectations for this tour were very high. I am happy to say that they were met, I think mainly because of the tour guide. Unfortunately I forget his name, but he was an American who teaches in Rome and was both knowledgeable and able to give his explanations in entertaining language. The Vatican Museums, like other world class museums, can't be fully explored in 3 hours or even 3 weeks, so I was impressed at the selection of items to be viewed. We saw a mix of items that were simply interesting, but not necessarily historically or artistically spectacular, to the most glorious works in history. The guide gave interesting explanations of everything we looked at in terms of history, art history and how and when they were acquired. One member of the tour raised a very interesting philosophical question about whether the world, or at least the Western world, would have been better off if Nero had succeeded in snuffing out the Christians or Constantine had not established Christianity as the state religion. The guide gave the best answer for this tour: change any major historical fact and the world would be different, but there is no way to know if it would be better or worse. A small, more academically oriented tour could have made this a fascinating conversation. The non-public rooms were very interesting, esp. Julian II's apts., and the opportunity to see the Sistine Chapel privately was an exceptional experience. Even the march out down corridors we hadn't seen before was wonderful. For anyone who can afford it, I would highly recommend this tour.
Our tour guide Tatiana was the best!! So knowledgeable and handled the intense atmosphere of an extremely busy Vatican to give us the best experience possible. I learnt so much it was very informative and I ticked all the boxes for what I wanted to get from my visit. Definitely recommend this tour.
The ideal way to see the Vatican Museums. We had a very good guide who led us through the crowds and kept us together and informed. With earpieces, we could hear the information even if we weren't just next to her. It is very crowded but the tour is the best way to do it.
This was a fabulous tour, and our tour guide, Allisandra not sure how to spell her name was the BEST tour guide we've ever had. She was highly educated, extremely charming and personable, and well prepared. She did an exceptional job. I hope these accolades are shared with her. I highly recommend requesting her as your tour guide to Vatican City.
Skip the Line was the best way to go to get into the Vatican and for a 1st trip there. However, would suggest not leaving when the tour is complete and wandering around even more. There were halls and halls of art that we did not even get to glance at because of the time. Simply amazing. We were slightly confused and almost missed the afternoon part of the tour which took us on a bus to see 3 additional churches. Those were just as fascinating as St Peters Santa Maria Majore and St Pauls were 2 of the 3.
Doing what: Skip the Line: Vatican in One Day
So informative. Absolute best way to see the Vatican!
Best means to skip the long line going inside the Vatican museum. Will save you at least 2 hours than sweating it out in the sun, given that we went there at the start of summer. Our guide Manuela was highly knowledgeable and was very entertaining all throughout the 2 hour tour. Highly recommend this booking. Peace of advice, take this tour as your last stop in Rome so you would appreciate all the beautiful churches in Rome culminating with the St Peters Cathedral.
Excellent tour guide, gave lots of information and made it very interesting. No waiting in queues. Would highly recommend- best way to visit the Vatican. View from St Peters is outstanding and well worth the climb. Good value for money
We had the best guide on this tour! Igor was absolutely great. I cannot imagine having visited the Vatican and not had him show us around! If you are trying to decide whether or not to book a guide, definitely do!! Also walked right past the large line - huge bonus!
We would highly recommend this tour to anyone considering visiting the Vatican, Sistine chapel and the Vatican museum. Our guide Oscar was extremely knowledgable, very attentive to all in the group and make a visit flow seamlessly by avoiding many delays and seeking best vantage points. Well done and thank you so much for a great day and information packed tour.
AMAZING!!! Our tour guide Julia was the best! She made this tour everything it was, we learned so much and she was very punctial with the time, which was a big deal as we needed to go to the port which was an hour away. We had time to spare. Julia really loves Rome and Vatican City and it shows with her passion. It was an amazing tour, probably the best one we had on our trip! The Vatican and St. Peters are just.... no words. You MUST see this and this tour is the way to do it. If you can, ask for Julia to be your guide. You will fall in love with Rome because her love for Rome comes through every word she says.
This tour was exceptional thanks to our guide. She shared personal history about popes and artists we had not heard before. This was the best Vatican tour I have ever taken. Highly recommend this.
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!
Definitely the best way to see the Vatican. Our tour guide Davida was brilliant very knowledgeable. Would highly recommend,
Tina M United States of ...
This tour was great and it helped to have a knowledgeable guide at the Vatican museum to take you through the best exhibits, especially if you are short on time. The only bad thing was how crowded the museum and Sistine Chapel were on our afternoon tour.
Perfect organization! All worked out very well and we had easy access into the Musei Vaticano by skipping the lines. Our guide Gio was a true catholic with profound knowledge of art and history and gave us a passionate and very charming tour, trying her best to avoid the crowds which was not easy considerung the masses of visitors.
Excellent tour and an amazing Tour Guide. This is a must-take tour as the lines for the Vatican were hours long since it is a jubilee year. Our tour guide was a blonde gal from America with an Art History degree who had married an Italian after studying in Italy. Her depth of knowledge on all things in the vatican museum was astounding. This was a once in a lifetime opportunity to see the vatican and our guide made the experience that much better. She kept us on schedule, ensured we all got in close to see the best artifacts, gave us great details on each exhibit, and even gave us recommendations on what to do outside of the vatican and around Rome. I would have taken this tour to see the Sistine Chapel ceiling alone it was so amazing! One of the best tours of my trip for sure!
My husband, in-laws and I all did the Vatican tour with Sara N. Sara was absolutely the best tour guide. She was smart, fun, patient, and engaging. Her knowledge of the paintings and history that tied into everything the Vatican and St. Peter's offered was unmatched. I would highly recommend this tour when you go to Rome. It covers everything the Vatican offers site wise and the tour guides give you so much of the rich history to go along with it.
Tremendous. Our tour guide, I believe her name was Agnes, was the best. Great knowledge of the Vatican, friendly, terrific sense of humor, patient with us first time American tourists. We avoided the lines, and got great background and historical information that added so much to the experience. A highlight of our Italy trip!!
Sabrina was our tour guide from CityWonders and she was incredible!! So knowledgable about the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter and #39;s! We took tours in Rome and Florence with City Wonders as well and Sabrina was the best tour guide of them all!!
Best way to get a good overview of the Vatican.
Interesting tour with 5 stars for our guide Damiano. The tour is very well organized. Not the fault of the tour agency, but I wanted a more biblical understanding of the Vatican and was surprised that there was so little in the Vatican about this and rather a lot about artists like Michelangelo and so on. The trip to the sistine chapel was the best highlight for me. May I didnt appreciate the art because I am not an artistic person. So if you are into art then this is the tour for you!
The guide was fantastic, demonstrated full availability , education and knowledge in the Vatican arts.
I had the best experience possible .
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