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!
JAS United States of ...
This was a wonderful way to see Vatican city and the chapel. Our tour guide was so educated on the facts and made the place come alive. It was great to avoid the crowds also.
This was the best way to visit the Vatican which included a comprehensive tour of the museum, Sistine Chapel plus St Peters Basilica. Our tour guide was extremely informative and had extensive knowledge of the history of the artwork and Vatican. It was easy to book into and was able to use e-voucher so no running around finding ticket offices to gain access or waiting in long queues. Strongly recommend, well worth the money spent.
Gia was an informative guide keeping the info upbeat and easy to relate to.. very interesting and informative.
It was so worth getting in early and missing the lines. Our guide was amazing. The tour guide really makes the tour
I give this tour 5 stars. The Vatican is in itself an amazing experience, but when you are shown around by an amazingly knowlegable guide as Loreley, as was in my case, the experience becomes extraordinary.
The tour covered the Vatican Museum in great detail. What more needs to be said. There are 9 miles of galleries so seeing all of it was well beyond the ability of our three hour tour. Everything we saw was incredible and was a key part of the history of the Vatican. Well worth the investment. Be prepared to have your mind overwhelmed with the incredible range and depth of artworks in the museum.
Our tour guide Magdalena was incredibly well informed and knowledgeable. Her knowledge was impressive and she was gladly answered all our questions - even those well beyond the items contained in the Vatican Museum, the Sistine Chapel, or St Peter's. If you have her as your guide, you will NOT be disappointed.
Even though it was crowded, we were able to circumvent crowds. Our guide is an archaeologist. A wealth of information.
Taking nothing away from a very informative guide but the wonders in the Vatican Museum, the Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica speak for themselves, leaving you dazzled afresh with every stop. The pace of this 3H tour was excellent, inevitably a room or two that you would want more time in. A group of 12 was great, not too unwieldy. The headsets were very good. Note the trip was subcontracted to a local operator. It would have been helpful to know the company in advance. All in all, one of the best run Viator trips I have done.
This is an excellent tour, no waiting in lines and you go right through. Our tour guide, Igor was phenomenal. He is so passionate about the artifacts in the Vatican museum that he makes you feel the same. 4 days after our tour we were in Florence and we saw Igor on break from leading a tour there and he remembered us. The experience was beyond our expectations.
Our Tour guide, Sara, was wonderful! Her knowledge and her enthusiasm for the art and the history made this an amazing tour! It was great to see the Vatican Museum with the early access and a small group. Thanks! Mark
This was a great tour. The guide, Emma, was very knowledgeable and fun.
Our tour guide Alina was excellent. The directions to find her were very easy. The tour started on time. Her English was excellent. She was a wealth of information and very interesting and entertaining. We are so glad we took this tour. I would recommend it to everyone.
Our guide Stephanie was fabulous. Incredibly knowledgeable,lots of details and tidbits to give you what you needed . She was very organized, keep us moving in large crowds without missing a thing! Highly recommend!
Our tour guide was absolutely fantastic. We had a really small group and she gave wonderful detail for each point of the tour. Would strongly recommend!
Breathtaking. Guide was very knowledgeable and took extra care since I was walking with a cane.
This was really a great tour. Our guidem, Tiffany, was fabulous and had enough ineresting anecdotes, knew teh materila intimately, but not so much detail that we drowned. The early entry was very good, and you end up in the Basilica, so you have as much time as you want there.
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