Excellent guide! Specially Emanuella. The tour in the Vatican was simply perfect.
Emy made us forget the heat and the crowds with her passion for the history and art at he Vatican.
But in summer is too much to do the Vatican and the Basilicas in the same day. We were exhausted at midday.
The queue is mad when we arrived. Good thing that we have booked this tour and the guides are pretty good to guide us around the Vatican. This is a must-booked tour.
Great tour of the Vatican and several of the surrounding churches. Having an air conditioned bus was wonderful as we visited on a very hot, summer day. The guide was knowledgable and friendly.
We were so glad we picked this tour. Even though most Tours say Skip the line, there is still an amount of waiting you will have to do. This tour Skipped Skip the line, so our wait was only a few minutes while our tour guide went and collected the tickets.
Our guide was Lucia and she was fantastic! We all had earphones and could hear her clearly for most of the tour. unless we fell too far behind, most of the wireless systems there struggle to get through the thick vatican walls!
Lucia showed us all the highlights, told us all the important parts of the history behind them, and gave us ample time to take photos where appropriate. She'll tell you herself: she talks at the speed of a train - but she is very knowledgeable and will also take the time to answer any questions you may have along the way. She is a very intelligent and energetic guide, never letting you get bored or miss anything crucial.
Both Francesca and Laura did a great job of making the day in the Vatican really special. Skipping the line was very beneficial.
Excellent tour! Rebecca was my tour guide for the afternoon and she was very passionate and engaging. The morning portion at the Vatican was extremely informative.
Great tour guides and a phenomenal experience where a lot of learning was experienced, truly brilliant.
The morning tour of Vatican was great, this tour is a true skip the line. Marina brought everything to life with great history and stories. The afternoon tour was outside the wall. This tour was excellent, with pieces of history that we wee not familiar with. Ricardo was a great tour guide, he also helped with instructions and tips for us to get back to our Accommodation. Highly recommended.
Emilio and Fredericka were both great. We saw some amazing sights and covered some good ground. It was an amazing experience and well organized. Both guides provided great information and did an amazing job.
This tour was amazing. i could not now imagine walking through the vatican with no tour guide or with just a headset. We got such personalized information and the ability to ask questions when you wanted to was added bonus! Our guide was a PhD in architecture so we got so much more info from that. She was spectacular. Her name was Doriana. The museums are overwhelming. The Sistine Chapel was glorious. St Peters Basilica was Jaw-dropping. Breaking for lunch was a treat and there are many deals to be found around the vatican just need to find the right person handing out the right flyer, we were even walked to the restaurant where we got salad, past, drink, and dessert for 10E. The afternoon trips to the other 3 Papal basilicas and the Holy stairs was just a treat, the bus was great and they even let you shop note: if you can buy FAST then do it on your trip through the museums bc there is very little to no time for shopping and the souvenir shop on your way to the basilica does not have the same books or rosaries. The entire day was amazing!! also Note: the full day im sure we walked between 20-25km. so be ready and wear really good shoes!
The skip the line tour is a wonderful way to get in quicker into the Vatican Museum. Beautiful and Breathtaking Art and The Sistine Chapel, no words can express the Collection. Do not bring backpacks to this tour, and do not wear sleeveless or tank tops.
So much to see and absorb! Tour guides were exceptional and informative. Great day in Rome!
The Vatican is crazy busy. The guide is worth it, so that all the good spots are seen with additional history. It was a long hot day, but worth it.
This tour was amazing! The company, City Wonders, is the best. They have the best tour guides and are very organized and professional. We loved the guides, both from the morning and the afternoon tour. This company also gave us a small refund due to the fact that one of the churches in the afternoon was closed. There was a papal meeting inside and it was totally out of their control. They informed us in the AM and were willing to allow us to cancel nobody did. It was totally unexpected that they returned a small part of our money. Also, we took tours from several companies in Rome, and this one is hands down the best. The best trained, friendliest, and most professional guides. This tour is worth every penny!
Skip the Line was the best way to go to get into the Vatican and for a 1st trip there. However, would suggest not leaving when the tour is complete and wandering around even more. There were halls and halls of art that we did not even get to glance at because of the time. Simply amazing. We were slightly confused and almost missed the afternoon part of the tour which took us on a bus to see 3 additional churches. Those were just as fascinating as St Peters Santa Maria Majore and St Pauls were 2 of the 3.
Thank you Alesia your were a fantastic tour guide a wealth of knowledge.We thoroughly enjoyed the tour would recommend this tour as a must. We saw so much and still amazed, the tour left me feeling quite overwhelmed such a memory I will keep for a long time.
Mary W Canada
Tour was awesome.... so much to see and not really enough time. Our guide was knowledgable and answered all questions well. We thoroughly enjoyed the whole day.
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