The Vatican is a MUST when in Rome! And I highly recommend the skip the line tickets! We saw the line of people without them - and it was probably 3 hours long! Plus - our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and informative! LOVED IT!
Met on the steps opposite the queue, the guys took us through security, gave us the tickets and we were away. Fantastic.
Skipping the lines at the Vatican Museum is a must do to enjoy your vacation.
The Vatican was amazing. I went solo and had to wait on the steps leading to the street of the Vatican Museum. Please understand that there will be children and do not get impatient waiting for you tickets as it is necessary for children to be presented first as proof of their age. Likewise, the Vatican is extremely busy and packed with tourists so take that into consideration when going through security. Backpacks are allowed as long as they are not the huge traveling ones. The museum in itself is spectacular and beautiful. Pictures are not allowed in the Sistine Chapel but I saw people sneak in a few. Other than that just enjoy the Vatican and take the day to explore its wonders!
This skip the line tour was great. There were very detailed instructions on where to find the guide. It was very organized and well put together, would do it again.
The only way to visit and get the most out of the Vatican Museums particularly during peak times. Our guide was simply fantastic.
Absolutely essential to avoid the LONG lines - and the heat.
the line was more than 3 hours long, we were able to go right in.
We thoroughly enjoyed this experience and would recommend this tour enthusiastically to others. Our guide was knowledgeable, engaging and kind.
The Vatican is wonderful, bombarded from every direction with things to see! Don't miss the Cistine chapel, absolutely beautiful
Very basic service here. Gets you in and past the lines and then they set you free. The museum is huge, we spent 4 hours in there and didn't see all of it. So much to look at it actually becomes hard to see as you go into sensory overload. The Sistine Chapel is amazing, only drawback is all the people talking and taking pictures as the guards tell them not to. Be ready to spend all day looking at everything.
Helpful service that kept us from waiting in a very long line outside of Vatican City.
The tour guide met us promptly at the designated location, led us bravely and briskly through the throngs at the entrance to the museum, herded us efficiently once we entered the teeming lobby of the museum and, after a short wait, distributed our tickets and sent us on our way. Excellent experience.
Surely should never be missed when visiting Rome. One of our highlights!
Great way to skip the line. You meet on the steps near the entrance and find your skip the line host. They give you a sticker and walk you into the museum at your scheduled time. Your host buys the tickets from a window and hands them out to you. From there you go into the actual museum and are on your own to explore.
This is the only way to do the Vatican Museum- skip the line and self-guided. Our 'tour was everything as advertised. The tour process was efficient, the guide helpful at the point of entry, and we were into the museum exactly when our timed entry was noted despite the throungs of people waiting to get into the museum. I would definitely recommend this process to anyone. Viator is a professional, competent tour agency which can be used with confidence that they will deliver what they promise.
This tour gave us exactly what we wanted - expedited entrance to the Vatican Museums. We met our guide at the stated location and entered the museum ahead of the ridiculously long line and were free to enjoy the museums at our leisure. Once inside, we purchased the self-guided tour headsets 7 each and wandered about as best as the crowded conditions would allow. After about 2 hours we headed toward St. Peter's Basilica - free entry - which was just opening at 1pm and were able to see this amazing place in one day. The whole experience took about 3 hrs.
Our guide, Rosella, is an art historian. She is very knowledgeable about the history of the Vatican museums, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. She provided a good amount of information on the paintings as well as the other artifacts at the Vatican. I would highly recommend taking the tour with her leading the way. She also made sure that the 20 people in our group stayed together and that no one got lost, which given the thousands of people that visit the Vatican every day, was much appreciated.
Sarah was our guide. It was great! We learned so much and really enjoyed going through the museum, seeing the Sistine chapel, and St. Peter and #39;s.
Francesca was very knowledgable, passionate and engaging. Very good tour and guide.
Well this saved me a LOT of time. I was watching the lines and we went in on time and nicely organised. I spent 6-7 hours in there with the audio guide and thought it was fantastic. Just what I wanted and no limit to time. Great for art enthusiasts.
Visiting Rome, Florence and Venice were wonderful and the Viator package was perfectly tailored to our needs. Hotels for Rome and Florence were convenient, but Venice hotel was a little bit more challenging due to distance from train station and unavailablity of taxis.
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