Skip the Line Private Tour: Vatican Museums Walking Tour - Reviews

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William H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2018

Was well worth the extra to have a private tour. Our guide was able to provide us with insights and take us to areas that would not be possible to share with much larger groups. We were able to ask questions and know we would get a response as we had the dedicated service. Such an amazing tour and you will see and learn things that you never knew before attending.

Poet1

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2017

An absolute must, worth every penny, Fabio was an incredible guide, filled with a wealth of knowledge, as one would expect and hope for, eager to answer all questions, related to everyone, made the experience rich. We learned more taking this tour than we could have taking a month long class.

jjhalton

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2017

Excellent meet and greet, very good location and on time. An excellent tour guide, from Russia, but with excellent English and a wonderful knowledge of the very complex Vatican, its history, museums and grounds. We were a party of six two seniors, one dad, and three grandchildren of 16 and twins at 14. The tour was very well adapted to our needs. Thoroughly recommended.

Mary D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2017

My husband and I booked this tour for our honeymoon months ago, knowing that our visit to the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's was what we anticipated most.

Patrick was our tour guide, and I can say without any hesitation, his tour was the best out of the 8 tours we took in the 3 countries we visited. He customized our tour to what we wanted to learn about, and he was knowledgeable, engaging and so open to dialoguing about the Church, our own observations about the art/architecture/etc., which was truly a good time for us and him, seemingly!. Our three hour tour ended up being 4 hours because we all were discussing what we were seeing so intensely. It was a long tour, but it was worth every penny and every minute of our time! Thanks for a phenomenal and unforgettable tour, Patrick! We will surely remember this for years to come!

mike

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2017

The tour was extremely well run and very interesting. Our tour guide, christian, was very passionate about the subject and gave many interesting facts about the items.

Well worth the money, no standing in lines and someone to do all the negotiating for you.

Thoroughly recomend this tour.

wccason

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2017

We had a great tour with Maria Letizia. She is very knowledgable and helpful in getting us to all the right sites. Highly recommended.

Lovetts J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2017

We had a wonderful time on our private tour. The guide, Giuseffe Cusano, was knowledgable, friendly and willing to arrange the tour in the order we wanted to see things. We would gladly tour with him and Viator again.

rdizon

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2017

Our tour guide was very helpful. My party consisted of my parents, in which one was disabled, my husband and two children. Our tour guide was very understanding and took her time navigating us through the vatican. She was very knowledgeable as well! I would highly recommend this tour.

doddk

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2017

Michaele but he uses Mickey when touring was absolutely fantastic. I could not believe how much he knew about the art and the history of the Vatican. He has unbelievable insights and was an expert in guiding us through the complexities of the Vatican museum. The private tour was absolutely worth the extra cost. There are 35,000 visitors a day in the Vatican and you can get lost in all the crowds and art if you don't have someone there to point out the highlights. Mickey was especially terrific in meeting our needs. I love art and history but my husband would rather watch football. Mickey got that and had my husband wanting to learn more and appreciate everything there. I really cannot say enough about the tour itself but especially our guide -- they were both absolutely fantastic.

ghans

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2017

Firstly we must highly recommend our private guide Pino! He was a wealth of knowledge and explained everything we needed/wanted to know as we went about the tour. He was thoughtful about the fact we had old knees and rested when we needed to. Thank you Pino! for helping cross an important item from our bucket list.
The tour itself was awesome and something we will never forget in our lifetime. The Sistine Chapel is something everyone should see to appreciate the works of Michelangelo, the Gallery of Maps and St Peter's Basilica. Certainly came out in awe of the people who lived in that time.

Dr. Lorne H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2017

We had the most amazing tour guide, Federica. We were a private tour group of 3 so lots of extra focus and attention. She was so knowledgeable, friendly and knew the answers to all our questions...which were plentiful. My son who is an art lover said that this was his favourite tour and it was all because of Federica.

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George H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2017

The experience was superb mainly because of Stefania's wonderful grasp of History and English. I would highly recommend that one take the tour primarily to avoid the queue that can be many hours of wasted time time that you could be spending viewing the wonderful sights within the walls of the Vatican. There is NO photography, a quiet zone, and respectable dress code in the Sistine Chapel. There will be time for all that in the other areas. Expect a lot of people, but the crowd moves smoothly. I would recommend this tour company to all my family and friends.

Kim S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2017

Amazing tour! Pino was out private guide and was very knowledgeable. Taught us more then we had ever expected. Small group was great since he got to know our desires, ask for Pino - he was the best

Melissa Rush

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2017

By far the best tour we had in Rome! Our guide was perfect, our group was just us and there was a very short wait to get inside. When we walked out into the large courtyard area where the pope speaks, we saw a line to people to get inside that was very, very long. It's very warm inside the museum and it's very busy and crowded. Sometimes it's difficult to hear each other because of all the guides speaking. I still would rate this the best tour. So much to see, hear and learn. Amazing works of art, the map hall was one of my favorite but we didn't get much time inside. It's worth double the money!

Margaret W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2017

Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and interesting. She got us through everything in a timely matter. It was very crowded, but the no line was the way to go. We truly enjoyed our tour! Highly recommend it.

HSIU LIN L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2017

Mr Gianllka Farris is a professional n awesome guide. We enjoy the whole trip there.

Regards,
Li

Joe F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2017

This was a very good tour and our tour guide did a great job. There is a lot of standing and listening while we are looking at the paintings, tapestries, statues etc and the museum is packed with people but, we all enjoyed it and found it very informative.

Arthur W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2017

Christian was our tour guide for this tour. Although we didn't ask for a private tour, we got one which was fantastic. Christian was very knowledgeable and even gave us an additional 25 tour of places within the Vatican City that was not on the official tour. Our apartment was one block from one of the walls of the Vatican and you could see the dome of St. Peter's Basilica as soon as we came outside. I was disappointed in the tour of the Sistine Chapel. Contrary to how much officials wanted people to respect the place as holy, it was like a low roar the entire time we were inside. And it was extremely crowded. Not what we expected. Having said that, you still want to visit the Chapel. What Michelangelo did was truly amazing. Turns out that the Pope actually had to order him to do the ceiling painting as he was really a sculptor statue of David in Florence and initially declined the Pope's request.

Timothy B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2017

We had a great experience, our tour guide was very friendly and knowledgable about the Vatican and the various sections we toured. Being Easter week the lines were huge but we got in very quickly and the tour began. It was really nice having a private tour and I think the cost was very reasonable based on what we received. The tour guide provided great insight on various things we saw, and any time we had a question she took her time and answered our questions. We went through the Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, and the Basilica. We never felt rushed or that our questions were a waste of her time.
I would highly recommend going with the private tour.

Fred K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2017

Our tour guide Georgia was very knowledgeable and brought everything alive with its history, the artist, and many other tidbits that you come away with appreciating what you're looking at. I would definitely recommend her or others like her. She was a terrific tour guide and kept us engaged and excited with what we were looking at.

The Kowell Family - March 31, 2017

Carole W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2017

It is always amazing to visit the Vatican Museums. I do this about every other visit to Rome and the guides are always excellent.

Camille H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2017

Fantastic tour. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and gave us a wonderful experience.

Eli C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2017

We loved this private tour. We had a great tour guide and he personalized it to our interests. He gave us great tips about attending a mass at the vatican that afternoon as well. Highly recommend!

michelle o

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2017

An amazing tour and excellent value, we learned so much about the Sistine Chapel that we wouldnt have known without the fantastic Lucia.

Emily L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2016

What a great tour! Our guide was very knowledgeable and incredibly helpful. Thanks again!

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