Excellent tour and our guide Virginia was brilliant . We skipped the line and where inside immediately. Well worth the money and I would highly recommend it.
When I visited the Vatican 15 years ago, I went with a tour in the afternoon. It was so crowded, it was impossible to enjoy. We couldn't even squeeze into Raphael's rooms. This trip was so much better. Getting to see the Vatican Museum before it opens to the public was priceless!! We were virtually the only ones in the whole museum for the first hour. I finally got to see Raphael's rooms! Our tour guide was amazing! Very informative, but also a lot of fun. Gave us the gossip in addition to the serious stuff. Loved every minute of it!
I cannot say enough about City Wonders, and specifically, our guide, Federica. We liked her so much on our Skip the Line Colosseum Tour, that when we found out she was going to be one of the guides on the day of our Vatican tour, we requested her immediately upon arrival. We went in Augustheight of tourist season and heat, and could not have been more thrilled. The directions to meet with your tour group are perfect and everyone was on time. I highly suggest bringing your own earphones because the ones provided on both of the tours are uncomfortable. Our guide, Federica was knowledgeable and passionate about her city and everything it had to offer. We loved listening to her descriptions of the artwork and basilica because she did it in a way that took you on a journey, rather than being given a bunch of facts. Her English was superb, her demeanor delightful and the sheer amount of knowledge was astounding. She answered every question asked, and was concerned for her tour members in a very crowded and warm Vatican. Skipping the line in August is worth EVERY PENNY! City Wonders has a personal relationship with The vatican, so we skipped other skip the line tours. The sights are, without a doubt, superb. The Basilica and Sistine Chapel are unbelievable even when you are staring right at them. Thank you for making Rome so enjoyable!
Really fascinating and the Guide was so interesting with lots of facts given in an easy to follow manner. Would highly rate this !!!
The tour guide was very knowledgable and presented the historical facts in an interesting and entertaining manner.
This was a fantastic tour. Definitely worth doing. Our tour guide Marti was excellent!
Excellent trip really great Guide- called Irene. Small group of about 12.
The tour was well organized. We were in a group of 12 people which was wonderful. The guide was very knowledgable and we each had own own earphones to clearly hear.
Trip was well managed. Good tour guides but very crowded during peek season.
Excellent. Well organised. Great tour guide. Museum amazing. Very busy at museum, An early access small-group tour is the best way to see the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's. Enjoyed the tour very much. The head-phone set made it easy to take photos without missing the commentary from our guide. Well done City Wonders Ltd for a great tour.
Perfect way to get into the Vatican Museum early before the huge August crowds and get a personal tour of the highlights which would take you forever to find yourself and, even then, you'd have no idea what they were! Our guide Stephanie was wonderful.
The tour guide was amazing. Had a great time and highly recommend the tour.
Mariana was excellent- she was so knowledgable and enthusiastic- and explained everything so clearly and with humour where appropriate! There was no way we could have noticed/understood the detail of the areas that she'd highlighted if we'd wandered around on our own.
It was well worth the expense.
The Vatican and St Peters were the highlight of the trip to Rome.
It was worth the cost and we learnt so much from our guide who was really great and having a small group of twelve that made it easy to see everything
A fantastic tour. Easily the highlight of our wonderful trip to Rome. Sara without an h! was a brilliant guide. She was very friendly, had amazing knowledge and just overflowed with enthusiasm. The whole morning was filled with beautiful sights and interesting details from Sara. Had wondered about 3 hour tour being too long but could have listened to her all day! So much to see at the Vatican that we will be returning next year. Definitely worth the extra for the small group early start tour, plenty of opportunity to ask questions. Saw other tour groups lined up on the stairs and being head counted by their guide like a school trip as there were so many of them. Cannot recommend this tour enough.
This tour is a MUST. The guide was amazing and you should definitely do the skip the line guided tour to fully enjoy the beautiful history and the amazing works of art.
Thank you very much Sara N for one of the BEST tour our family had ever experienced! Your energy level, your details and love of the history for the Vatican made this tour very special for us. We thought we knew lots but we knew nothing compared to Sara! Thank you!
Great, the guide very knowledgeable , we went through the Sistine Chapel no photos to be taken in here, beautiful art, we went into St Peters Basilica a lot of people but you get to see everything and you can stay and wander around when the tour is finished.
A memorable experience. our english speaking guide was outstanding .She picked out fascinating details of the history and interpretation of the fabulous works of art we saw . There were no hold ups so we had a truly wonderful day. Thank you.
Tour guide Mikala was terrific. Despite the crowds and high temperatures, the tour was still fantastic. Mikala and #39;s enthusiasm for the art and history are apparent. All of Viator and #39;s guides were like history teachers but with bigger smiles and no exams! This tour is so worthwhile!
1 best thing I booked my entire Italy trip. Not only was our guide Laura fantastic, but part of the benefit of this guided tour is skipping the lines. Even those with tickets to the Vatican Museums still waited for 2 hours to get in! I learned more about the museums, St Peters and the Sistine Chapel through the tour than I would have ever learned in a book or a separate audio tour. This was a FANTASTIC experience and I recommend it to anyone planning a trip to the Vatican.
LAURA WAS GREAT. MADE IT SO INTERESTING WITH HER FACTS OF HISTORY ABOUT EACH ROOM AND PICTURE. I WISH IT WAS MORE THAN 3 HOURS. WELL WORTH THE MONEY.
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