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Rosanna our tour guide was passionate, informative and amazingly gifted at bringing all the Vatican treasures and art works to life, we spent over 3 hours in her company and enjoyed her knowledge and wisdom of this awe inspiring place, it truly is a jaw dropping moment when you enter the sistine chapel and onwards to St Peters Basilica, if you want a truly 5 star, personal experience then this is for you, we were fortunate in that the Vatican and St Peters were not that crowded so were lucky enough to have the chance to truly absorb the beauty of this place and through Rosanna's talks really get a feel for the artworks and treasures on display.
Our tour guide, Isabella,Botti was wonderful. She spent 3 hours with us, skillfully negotiating through the crowds, discussing the history and art of the Vatican. We were able to stop and ask questions whenever we needed more information and she made the large, imposing collections accessible. After comparing notes with friends who have taken Vactican tours, I am convinced that this is the only way to see and appreciate the museum, the Sistine Chapel, and St, Peter's. Brava Isabella!
This was a highlight of our trip. Our guide, Anna, was very knowledgeable having studied at the Vaticcan and received a doctorate in art history. Having our own personal guide was outstanding. My wife is an artist and could ask many questions. We tell everyone how great it was.
Allison z Canada
We had an amazing tour!!!
Were lucky to have one of the best tour guides!!!
Excellent tour, an extremely knowledgeable and pleasant guide Alicia, we enjoyed it a lot. Highly recommended.
Again we used the tour with an art historian.I cannot express enough how much this benefited our group. Our guide was so knowledgeable and easy to understand.I know I would not have gotten as much out of this tour without the art historian. The. Vatican is very crowded,do not go on the free museum day.
Maria, was superb with explanations and photos provided before the tour that enhanced our learning and experience. She was patient and answered our questions we expertise. Truly wonderful.
We appreciated our expert guide. She helped us navigate our way through wonderful art and the incredible crowds.
This was so wonderful tour , it started a little early which gave us more time . And our tour guide was full of information , she spoke great English . I would rate this tour a 5 .
To have an art historian accompany us on this tour was truly amazing. Blanche was very knowledgeable and knew all the very interesting points in the Vaticam.
Skipping any line to see anything is a great idea. Having your own private guide to bring you to what you want to see is the only way to see The Vatican. Our guide Maria was fabulous. She met us on time, procured our tickets and off we went, no time wasted. She took the time to ask us what we were interested in seeing. We advised her we were having a private tour the next day of the Secret Rooms and Sistine Chapel and she was delighted, now knowing what she could show us so as not to waste time doubling up. Maria was lovely, intelligent, an Art Historian, and no question asked went unanswered. She knew where to stand to view the art and attractions, and told wonderful side stories and tales of past popes, sculptors and artists. We ended up with enough time to walk to St. Peters, and again, she excelled. She seemed to know the security personnel and was able to bring one to the best exact location to take pictures. stars and worth every dime!
Blanch is fabulous--we highly recommend this private tour with the local company/Viator. We were in Rome with my 70 year old mom who has had knee surgeries and my 6 year old kid who refuses to walk over two miles daily. I was really worried about the Vatican tour. Our Louvre experience was poor when were in Paris. My mom had a wheel chair there but my husband kept lifting it over 100s of steps so she decided that she would do the Vatican without the wheelchair. I was nervous but fortunately it was a private tour and Blanch seemed very accommodating. She initially changed the time of the tour from morning to evening but it turned out to be more pleasant as there was not AC in the museum. Fortunately, to our surprise the elevators were functionally and my mom did not have to climb more than one little staircase. She walked slowly but Blanch was very patient and my 6 year old kid quickly bonded with her, holding her finger through the tour. The tour itself was fantastic and the Sistine Chapel was practically empty. We all stayed there for over 40 minutes and we found a place to sit down on the side benches--enjoying the beautiful ceiling and walls. Later Blanch waited for us and found a taxi that would take us back to our hotel--at that time of the day --taxi was not easy to find.
Our private tour of the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's was well worth every penny that our family group of six spent! We were lucky to have Maria Ludovica as our guide! She was so knowledgeable as she has a doctorate from the Vatican! A wonderful tour!
Gavin H United Kingdom
Simply stunning tour. We had our guide, Maria, all to ourselves and she really brought to life the art and the history. She was incredibly knowledgeable she had studied in the Vatican and had a PHD, enthusiastic about the subject and brilliant at drawing out all the small details you never get from a guide book or a big tour. Really made our trip and will worth the cost !
Absolutely the best guide ever. . She was extremely knowledgeable. We could not have asked for more.
four of us with our private tour guide - very informative - relaxed tour. highly recommended.
Well worth every penny. Our guide, Maria was wonderful. We were in awe of her knowledge of the art and history of the church and the Vatican. We especially liked bypassing the incredibly long line to enter the museum!
Glad we did skip the line because it was really crowded. I can't imagine how long the wait is in the summer. Leonardo was very knowledgable and experienced and we had no problem meeting him in the crowd. I would caution tourists that many of the restaurants nearby are tourist traps and not authentic. Research before you go.
Leonardo was a wonderful guide and the private tour is the only way to see the Vatican. We would never have been able to see as much as we did by ourselves. Well worth it! We had been once before but had not seen the Raphael rooms. Beautiful, especially The School of Athens. This was our first day in Rome and the perfect introduction to everything else we saw.
Our tour guide, Elena, was incredible. It is just my wife and I and Elena to take this 3 hour tour. It is well worth the monies to take this private tour!!
Paul from Orlando, FL
Booking reference #52573856 Our guide was excellent. She was very knowledgeable and thorough and she had an extensive background in art history regarding the tour. We enjoyed her company and pleasant manner as she took us through the museums. All six of us felt that she made our experience extraordinary. We would highly recommend her as a guide and your company for providing such great service.
Ther tour was great - our guide gave us exactly the tour we wanted. He catered to the things that we were interested in and tailored the tour to our requirements. And skipping that queue is worth the price of the ticket.
The tour was perfect for us. It was just what we needed. The guide was very patient and never rushed us through anything. Which was necessary for my 70 yr old mother. He gave us lots of information, but never too much. We saw what we wanted to see and had no problems.
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