Our guide was great and she was very knowledgeable. But the Vatican was jammed packed and it felt like we were cattle. Since it was so busy we would loose her quickly and feel like we had to rush. I didn't feel like we had the time to enjoy what we were looking at because everyone was just pushing and packed in like sardines.
I visited 9 years ago during the same time of year and I don't remember it being this busy. I enjoyed revisiting the Vatican but I would rather come during a season with a lower volume of people.
My rating is on the tour guide because she had no control over how busy it was.
This tour was amazing! Frederica was seriously the best guide I have ever had. I visited Venice 9 years ago with school and this time I went with my husband. It was nice to have a guide that was able to make the tour exciting for first time visitors as well as previous visitors. Frederica was very knowledgeable about all aspects of Venice and I felt like she really wanted to explore Venice with us not just lead us around. She also created a great group atmosphere by having everyone interact with each other. We we all laughing and interacting with each other, a lot of fun!
I would highly recommend this tour with the Doge Palace addition, it is so worth the money. Hopefully you will get Frederica as your guide! Happy Travels!
We didn't make it to this tour because the voucher had the incorrect time and the boat had already left when we arrived. If you take this tour be sure to be there at 2:45 not 3:15 because the voucher says 3:30 and it really leaves at 3pm.
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