I would definitely recommend the small group, early access tour to avoid the biggest crowds. Very knowledgable guide made it all come to life!
Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful
The tour was excellent. Our guide, Francesca, was charming and brilliant. This small tour12 persons maximum is a must!!!
Great guide. More beauty, spectacular architecture and art than one brain can even imagine. A true must do tour!
My teenage daughter and I took this tour in May 2016. I think there were a total of 8 of us on this tour would recommend a small group such as this and we met up at 8:00 am on a Friday morning. May is a busy tourist season so we were one of many groups touring the Vatican museums, St Peter's and Sistine Chapel. In spite of that we were still able to really enjoy this tour. I would imagine the crowds build as the day goes on so if possible you may want to consider an early start time for your tour. Our tour guide was enthusiastic, knowledgeable and clearly very passionate about everything we were seeing. Each of us had headphones on so we were able to hear what he was saying. It was all so fascinating!
A wonderful tour and our guide was amazing! Highly recommend this tour!
Jason K USA
If you did your research, you would know the best way into the Vatican is through a guided tour. The lines for tickets and entry are always long. A guide also gives you information that you may not know. This small group tour is the best way to go. It gets you in and through without any delays.
I really enjoyed the whole tour and saw pretty much everything there was to see. Plenty of time provided to go through the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel remember no pictures allow there. The tour concludes in St. Pauls Cathedral, so you get the guides comments and then have lots of time in there to take pictures or see the sights inside this large cathedral.
A very nice introduction to the Vatican and how the popes of the 16th century lived. I found the Vatican Museum to be overwhelming in size and content -- but our tour guide made sense out of it, by stopping at the highlights and explaining why it was so important. She did point out further side trips we could do and where to go inside the Vatican when the tour was over. I liked the timing of the morning tour, so you could do the side trips or head out to find lunch.
We took the Metro to the Vatican and the start location was easy to find as I had used Google Maps on the hotel WiFi to pinpoint our starting location and used a paper map between the station and the meeting point.
This tour was made superior by our guide. The history which was expertly pointed out made this experience memorable. Highly recommend.
This was a great tour! Our guide, Lorelei was terrific, very knowledgeable and very easy to understand. The pace of the tour felt just right and three hours flew by! Early access was most definitely worth it as we never felt rushed or crowded.
It goes without saying that the venue is stunning!
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