Magda was an absolutely fantastic tour guide! She was impeccable in her knowledge and related it in an effortless way to us!
Fascinating and beautiful basilica, Sistine chapel and the rest of the beautiful pieces of art and architecture we saw!
Sara was a wonderful guide, and the museum is pack with priceless treasures of art and culture. I highly recommend visiting the Vatican Museum and this tour was very well run.
Very knowledgeable tour guide. I found it valuable to have a guide this time.
Loved this tour. The tour company assigned was City Wonders and they were great and our guide, Vasco, was superb. Definitely will recommend to friends.
Our guide, Lina ?, from Holland was brilliant. So personable, patient and knowledgeable.
Fantastic tour!!! My wife and I had gone to the Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's on other trips however, we wanted a specialized tour since we were bringing our 10- and 13-year olds to Rome to learn a little more about the world we live in. It was fabulous, we walked straight in the group tour skip the line lane to the security area it took all of a few minutes -- well worth the savings of the 2 hour wait outside in the normal entrance line. This tour was just the right size and accomplished everything we wanted it was great since everyone could interact personally with the tour guide. While there were some questions asked, the tour guide was excellent and she provided so much information on key architecture, statues, art, etc. that one was left with a very satisfied feeling following each area of the tour. She reinforced everything she talked about with documentation showing different eras and depictions on the topic to help all to better understand the history involved in the is wonderful place. One memorable moment was when she presented a book of the Sistine Chapel and went over the design and each of the paintings prior to your entrance to the Chapel. This helped pull it all together since one can be overwhelmed since there are so many paintings on the walls and ceiling of the Sistine plus you are not supposed to talk while in the chapel so this was key and she did an excellent job in conveying the information to all 10 years old to people that were in their mid-60s.
After finishing the tour, you could then go on your own to the catacombs or the up to the cupola if you desired.
I would highly recommend this tour for anyone looking for a memorable experience to the Vatican!
Excellent, informative, interesting and necessary to avoid the crowds and very long lines. Highly recommend.
The Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel and St Perer's were experienced thru the eyes of our tour director. Her love and knowledge of everything we saw was and experience to treasure! Loved it and her!
Gary and Lee
The tour was fabulous and the guide was outstanding. Her knowledge of Vatican City was over the top and she narrated without notes. The skip the line tour is the best way to go. We went on a Weds during the weekly Papal audience so the Square was packed end to end and wall to wall for the Pope.
One of the must do in Rome. After finding the meeting point for this tour its looks like utter chaos but out if this chaos is organisation. Our tour left on time and we were soon entering the Vatican Museum. Following the non avoidable security checks its onward through the sights of the museum. Be ready for crowds as even though you have skipped the queue to get in - once inside you just join the endless crowd of people passing through the museum. A knowledgeable and informative quide lead it through the museum and into the Sistine Chapel. Was then a trip through the Vatican tombs and into St Peter finally out to St Peters Square.
This is a must do in Rome but expect crowds. The only way to vist this sight is by a tour like this. This tour was well organised, informative and entertaining.
Excellent tour. A definite must in order to see this magnificent place. Tour guide had excellent knowledge. We were looked after. We could take as many photos as we wanted. We loved every second.
Professional and vey well organized
This was done by Black Tours
Wonderful. Guide was very knowledable and spoke excellent English. Would book again though Viator.
Excellent tour in a very congested environment where half of the tour guides role is to make sure they keep some separation between other groups. The Museum and St. Peters are amazing places so she was excellent at letting the building dominate but provided excellent background for several of the important players during the completion of the Vatican Museum. All in all fantastic.
Was able to skip the line and see the best of the best. Excellent!
Well organized and on time, guide was excellent and knowledgeable very passionate in explaining the history of the Vatican.
Irina was great. Very informative guide. Well worth the money.
Glad we were able to skip the line and selected small group upgrade...would consider even the smaller group next time. Area is very crowded and our guide did an excellent job navigating us through the crowd. While we felt jammed in at times we never felt we needed to hurry.
fabulous tour, very informative and well worth booking the small group as the queues were extremely long.
great experience made even better by our wonderful guide ! thoroughly recommended
Skipping the line is the only way to go. Our guide, Ettori, was excellent very knowledgeable, passionate and had a great sense of humour.
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