well worth the money. The guide was very friendly and gave us lots of interesting facts. To see the chapel without the crowds was great and it made the experience that much more enjoyable.
MJ United States of ...
This was worth every penny. We were the first group into the museums and went straight to the Sistine Chapel. We had almost 20 minutes before the next group came in. Our guide, Lindy, was knowledgeable and had such interesting information about the ceiling, the Last Judgment, and Michelangelo himself. The quiet time in the chapel is not to be missed, as later it is wall to wall people and not at all quiet.
Our guide was informative, funny and friendly. Instructions for where to meet were explicit. The tour itself was the best way to see the Sistine Chapel. A number of groups were in attendance so there were a couple of hundred tourists, but when we circled back later in the day there were easily thousands of tourists crammed together. We also got through the rest of the Vatican Museums before the crowds got too thick. An early start to the day is the only way to go!
An amazing tour with a terrific guide. Friendly and very knowledgeable. We definitely would recommend this tour.
This tour was fantastic. More than I had hoped for. To be in the Sistine Chapel with just a small group with room to more around and spend time studying the paintings was worth the price of the ticket.
Well worth the early start as we got to spend maybe 30 minutes in the Sistine Chapel before the crowds arrived. We also had a quiet walk through the hall of maps and other attractions on the way. Our guide was very good, with clear English commentary and knowledge.
Perfect! We got in at 7:30 am way ahead of the crowd. Enjoyed the Sistine Chapel very much and walked through the Vatican museums as if it was opened for our own private viewing. I highly recommend this tour. As we left the line to get in was blocks long. I really enjoyed this experience.
Probably the best thing we did on a trip to Rome. The early access meant that we got to be the first visitors of the day to walk through the halls of the Vatican Museum and go straight to the Sistine Chapel. We went back later in the day for a second viewing which was not part of the early access tour and the thousands of others doing the same tour meant we really couldn't enjoy it. This was the best money we spent in our entire trip to Italy which also took in Florence and Venice and we would recommend it to anyone!
excellent. Of note: we also bought front of the line to St Peters as i called Viator to find out if this tour granted the 'secret door' access to the Basilica... they said no so i purchased the additional tickets which were not needed. Once in the Sistine, you can use the door that goes directly to the Basilica without waiting ... Not crowded, definitley the way to go
Excellent tour with a really friendly and expert guide. She gave us lots of information on what we were seeing on the way to the Chapel and we were still in the first 6 groups there. We went through again after we had been through the Museums and it was crushing with people so you couldn't really take in the majesty of the Chapel.
I've been to the Sistine Chapel 9 times with various groups and this early access tour was by far the best. The tour guide, Ursus, was very laid back and friendly but managed to get us into the chapel first-giving us a few minutes in the chapel totally alone. It is really worth it.
The early access tour is definitely worth it! You get a much better experience of the Vatican Museum and, of course, the Sistine Chapel. The tour operator was very professional, and our tour guide was very informative. An added bonus is that you are able to skip the security line to St Peter's Basilica from the Vatican Museum.
So worth the early morning alarm clock! To be in the chapel with only the other members of our tour was priceless. When we left the museums, the line to get in was wrapped around the wall and went on for miles! We were so thankful we decided to buy these tickets. We were disappointed that these tickets didn't include entrance into the Basilica, that was a separate entrance and it was free, but there was another long line for that.
We had a wonderful time. My dad enjoyed the history, my kids loved the beauty of tapestry and maps and I was so impressed by the art.
This is the best way to do the Vatican and Sistine Chapel! You beat all the crowds and truly get a chance to admire all the wonderful gems found throughout the Vatican! I would recommend to anyone to start you day off this way. After you see the chapel you have time to explore on your own!
Very knowledgeable tour guide. Early access pays. Have already recommended the tour to other travellers.
Tour guide Francesca was friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Great to get access before large crowds -would recommend
Oscar was fantastic!! He gave us great and necessary information. Although on a time limit to get in before the crowds it did not feel rushed. He had a great nature about him and was a wonderful leader. The tour was also well worth the money. Seeing how crowded the Sistine Chapel was afterwards I was very glad to have had the experience without the massive crowd. I stayed in there for about 45minutes in absolute awe.
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