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Judith S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2016

Great! We were picked up on time and provided a tour and information on the way to the Vatican. Once there our tour guide took us a nice location where we would have a good view. The tour guide also provided us with some information for after the audience. Wonderful experience.

CAROLYN H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2016

We got seats very close to where the Pope was sitting and were so glad that we had booked the tour and not attempted to go there on our own.

George A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2016

It was great, the Pope was right next to us

Dawn S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2016

We got excellent seats!

jnisseth

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2016

Priceless to seat and listen to the Pope during the weekly mass closer than the rest of the peregrines

Laura K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2016

This was the high light of my vacation. The bus comes to your hotel to pick you up and you meet up with other English speaking people to take you to the Vatican. We were there in Plenty of time before the pope made his appearance. We didn't do the Vatican tour because we had to get back on your own to our hotel to get ready to leave for our cruise. We had done the Vatican the day before.

Hermes L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2016

Was a brilliant experience, they has tour guides in English, Italian and Spanish, I had a good seat but not was a reserved seat.
All team was perfect since the drive who picked me at hotel and the other drives who drove us to the Vatican.

leticia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

The Papal audience was fantastic!... recommended highly... well worth the money!..

Lisa R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

hotel pickup was great, got our bus, guide took us right to where we needed to be, got us in quickly, great!

Melissa H

4 star rating: Recommended
October 2016

This was very impressive. Not crazy about having to be there so early with no access to bathrooms therefore no water to drink, but seeing and hearing the Pope was itself extremely memorable. Our tour guide was very nice and good. I would recommend though that she use a microphone to speak because if you weren't close, you could not hear her.

ed

4 star rating: Recommended
June 2016

It was a memorable experience and the tour was very convenient from hotel pick up , plus the good seats. Would recommend this tour.

L L

3 star rating: Worth doing
October 2016

Only benefit is transportation to St. Peter's Square, if you are staying in a centrally located hotel, and skipping the line. Otherwise, the guide could not be heard well in the bus and the windows were fogged up so we could not see what he was talking about. Plus, he kept repeating the same thing over and over again instead of elaborating. Once at St. Peter's Square, he told us to meet back at the souvenir shop afterwards and just left us. Did not lead us through security or to our seats. We were just standing around past security and then he happens to pop up also near the seats past security, to say that we could choose any seat. Disappointed.

Robert L

3 star rating: Worth doing
October 2016

We achieved what we wanted. The handling by the local agent was wanting. The voucher contained little information so we made our own efforts to see where we were expected to turn up and what time. When we did at 7.10 in the morning we were just kept waiting. No proper announcement and little coordination. Otherwise it was up to expectations, being driven to the Vatican and told where to go etc., then the star of the show kept his side of the bargain. No drop off were told to go to a meeting point but the security at the exit was quite tight so we found our own way back.

Eric N

3 star rating: Worth doing
October 2016

The experience of seeing Pope Francis and listening to all the prayers and blessings in every language was phenomenal! There is really no 'tour' associated with this....we had to go to their office across town and then get bused back to a block from our apartment. What a waste of time! Our tour guide didn't really do anything but get us through the x-ray machine and then tells us to 'Find a seat.....any seat!' We then had to meet her at a store after the visit to get a bottle of water -- downstairs, next to the restrooms! Not easy to do and the person giving out the water was mad that we asked for water! Go to see the Pope -- it was great! Questioning why they have this as a tour!!!

Roma Puerto Rico

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
October 2016

Although our hotel was walking distance from the Vatican, I purchased this tour so to ensure that we would have the best location to see Pope Francis. Unfortunately, once we arrived to Saint Peter's square, we were left on our own. Most people were unaware that they did not have transportation back to their hotel. In my experience it was a waste of our money.

Nancy J

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
October 2016

What a thrill to be so close to the pope, but I think we could have done better if we had walked to St.Peter's Square and found our own seats. Our tour guide was knowledgeable, but we were only with him for the ride from the pickup point to the drop off point at Castel Sant Angelo. The tour ended after the pope left the podium, at which time we were on our own. I don't think I would recommend this tour if someone can get themselves to the basilica on their own.

Nancy J

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
October 2016

What a thrill to be so close to the pope, but I think we could have done better if we had walked to St.Peter's Square and found our own seats. Our tour guide was knowledgeable, but we were only with him for the ride from the pickup point to the drop off point at Castel Sant Angelo. The tour ended after the pope left the podium, at which time we were on our own. I don't think I would recommend this tour if someone can get themselves to the basilica on their own.

Charles L M

1 star rating: I do not recommend this
October 2016

the tour company did nothing but drop us off. we would have done better by just going straight to the vatican at the meeting time they wanted us at the pick up point.

MICHAEL C

1 star rating: I do not recommend this
September 2016

This was overpriced , as there was no preferred seating, it was a free for all ,The two buses took 2 hour's to get to the square, could have walked from our hotel in 15 minutes

DARRON B

1 star rating: I do not recommend this
August 2016

The papal visit was amazing, BUT, this was in no way attributed to your company, basically what we paid for was a bus ride from the hotel to the Vatican. which had we got a private taxi it would of cost 10 euros and a bus 3 euros. The tour was sold as the guide would get you through the crowds and you would have privileged seating. neither of which was the case, in reality we joined the queue with hundreds of other people many of whom had turned up of there own accord as to attend the papal audience is free. The guide was very abrupt and once through security for which you did not need her assistance you were left to your own devises to attempt along with everyone else to find a seat in a packed auditorium. where all the best vantage points had been taken, long in advance. according to our description we were supposed to have audio equipment and privileged seats. The only reason this visit was a success was because we chose to miss our bus back, hoping to see a better view of the Pope when he left the auditorium, this we did getting within 4ft of him. Had we stuck to the trips itinerary we would've already been back at our hotel. This trip was sold on totally false pretences and was nothing more than a glorified bus ride, considering the papal is free of charge this trip is an absolute total rip off, . We feel very strongly on this matter and will be putting a message on trip advisor advising anyone else not to be taken in by this con.

Laura Ann F

1 star rating: I do not recommend this
July 2016

All this could have been done on our own and more conveniently. We were disappointed with the meeting point, organization and long walk from the drop off point to St. Peter's square. Could have been achieved much easier and in less time if done on our own.

degobear

1 star rating: I do not recommend this
January 2016

No hotel pick up provided, no history of papacy spoken on bus trip to St Peters, bus parked 15 minute walk from St Peters, Tour Guide did not accommodate our entry and seating as advertised but there is the area, you are on your own, see you at 11AM. I would not rate this tour a 1 star but had to give a rating.

Ger

1 star rating: I do not recommend this
September 2015

Extremely disappointed. After sitting and waiting in the bus for over a half hour, our guide pointed out maybe a half dozen sights on the approximate 15 minute bus ride to the Vatican. We then had to walk for over 15 minutes from the drop off point to St. Peters Square. At that point, after walking us through security, he pointed out a seating area and left us to fend for ourselves. We later learned that better seats were available but not informed by the guide. Considering the admission to the Audience is free, very poor value and service received for the price of the tour. As an aside, the metro ride would have cost 1.5 euro per person with a shorter walk.

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