A MOST SPECTACULAR TOUR, BOTH IN CONTENT AND MOST ESPECIALLY THE GUIDE. HE WAS THE MOST ACCOMPLISHED KNOWLEDGEABLE GUIDE WE HAVE EVER EXPERIENCED.
HE MADE THE HISTORY AND OBJECTS COME TO LIFE BY HIS INDEPTH KNOWLEDGE AND ARTICULATE DESCRIPTIONS. HE KNEW THE FACTS BUT MORE THAN THAT ADDED THE FEELING NECESSARY TO TRULY FEEL THE PERIOD.
DON'T HESITATE TO TAKE THIS TOUR WELL WORTH EVERY PENNY!
Special. Highly recommend. My top experience during my 10 days in Rome.
5 stars definitely! Wonderful experience and our tour guide was exceptional!
Tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and made for a simply fantastic experience!
Sev was an amazing tour guide. Truly bilingual, great knowledge and a great story teller. Tour was definitely worth the price. I would easily recommend this tour.
What a wonderful place to visit. Shannon was our guide and she did a great job. Her insights into all the history in each and every space she brought us was fabulous. Don't miss this tour!
Fantastic. So worth it. Shannon was a terrific guide. To see the Sistine Chapel with no other group inside it was tremendously helpful: she could talk us through the key elements, which is not permitted when there are large groups. We would have been happy to reduce the amount of time spent on sculpture, but would recommend it, and have, to everyone we meet on their way to Rome.
Worth every penny. This was a very small group and there is no better way to enjoy the artwork of the Sistine Chapel. We had the luck of having Shannon as a tour guide for this tour and the Catacomb tour. Not only was she very knowledgeable, but she was extremely pleasant and very interesting. She had everyone interested in history.
Dava S United States of ...
UNBELIEVABLE!!! Can you possibly imagine an empty Sistine Chapel? Where you can listen to your guide talk about all the fresco's? And take photos? Worth the trip to Rome. Would absolutely do it again if I ever return to Rome. Will recommend it to any one that will listen! I would have paid double.
Guide was amazing, Vatican is gargantuan and amazing!! It is a must even if your not historically or Catholically inclined! It is a long tour but the time goes quickly....
The guide Sev was sooo knowledgeable!
The tour was excellent and provided great value for my wife and I. The guide was excellent with great knowledge, excellent relationship with the Vatican ppeople, excellent approach to manage the group and to maximize the time and the points of interest. Congratulations!!!! and thank you very much for this great experience
Barry United States of ...
If you can afford the time and money, DO THIS!!!
I had been to the Vatican and Chapel in the past, but never like this. We weren't pushed around by the crowds, and didn't have to work to hear our guide. We spent a full half hour in the Sistine Chapel, just by ourselves and a security guard. We were told about many of the fascinating and funny stories inherent in the ceiling and wall frescoes. So much can be learned about the genius and personality of Michelangelo that you won't get on a regular tour. We also spent time in the private chapel of past Popes. Again, the stories depicted buy the frescoes on the ceiling and walls tell an interesting story you are not likely to hear anywhere else. All very well preserved. Even some minor smoke damage one of the frescoes from a fire many years ago is preserved. The guide described the setting when a Pope was in the room, and how the attendants would serve his need through a side pass-through opening. We also were able to have slow-paced and peaceful time in all the magnificent rooms full of paintings, sculptures, and wall hangings. We learned so much, that connected many pieces of knowledge we had learned in the past.
If you're a theologian, history buff, politician, art lover, geologist, architect, or probably most anybody else, DO THIS if you're able. It's very special!
This was an amazing experience! To be able to visit the Sistine Chapel with just a handful of people was wonderful. Visiting areas of the Vatican that most people can't was very special. This tour is well worth the extra money! I highly recommend this tour.
Absolutely amazing. Our guide was an absolute story teller and made the whole experience so memorable. She was fantastic - we just cannot remember her name sigghhh. We had 8 people, access to all the private, secret Vatican Museum rooms, and the Sistine Chapel all to ourselves at the end of the day/tour. Incredible. Spend the extra money and do the private experience - and in the latter part of the days. This makes such a difference to the experience and the temperatures.
The best way to visit Vatican museums and Sistine Chapel. We loved it! The group was small and explanations very professional and personal. We have visited areas that are not opened for public at all like private rooms of pope and best part is visit of Sistine chapel after working hours, all alone! Thank you
This amazing tour was worth every penny. Our guide was very professional and knowledgeable. We saw parts of the museums that were not open to any other tours but most importantly, the time in the Sistine Chapel WITHOUT THE CROWDS was priceless! There were 9 of us and that included the guide and the guard! The paintings were explained, the anecdotal stories were entertaining. We were allowed to take photos. What an experience! Do not hesitate, this is DEFINITELY worth the price!
Shannon was our guide and she was EXCELLENT. Very expensive, but a great tour. She gives you a lot of information and keeps it moving pretty well.
Myself and 2 nieces spent 2 weeks in Europe and this tour was the highlight of my trip. I loved every second of this tour. Our guide was fantastic and when I am back in Rome I want to do this again and will request her. This was well worth the price of admission.
Dorianna was absolutely fantastic!! Best tour ever! Well worth the money!!
This was the best tour of our vacation. How can you beat a half hour in the Sistine Chapel with only 14 people! We got to take pictures as well. The tour included a lot of in depth information about the other exhibits in the Vatican museum and the guide had a great knowledge and attitude toward our entire group. She even gave my wife and I a great recommendation for dinner!
This is a MUST-DO tour! I have several friends who have seen the Sistine Chapel and they always complain about the crowds of people and the guards rushing/moving people along. This tour allowed us to be in the Sistine Chapel with just our family for almost 45 minutes. It was a religious experience in itself! Plus you get to see things like a former pope's bedroom and a private chapel where popes pray. Absolutely incredible.
The VIP tour guided by Shanon was wonderful. She is extremely knowledgeable and passionate. She has a great demeanor and a pleasure to spend time with. There was not a question she did not know the answer. We spent 40 minutes in the Sisteen Chapel by ourselves including taking pictures. I would highly recommend this tour and particularly with Shanon. I would specifically ask for her. To visit the Vatican any other way is foolish.
Worth every cent. Very informative and we were allowed to see areas that not everyone else in the general public could. Group size was perfect and we were the only group in the chapel. Absolutely recommended.
Dora was our guide, and she was excellent. Sadly we were misdirected by a few private ticket touts who sent us miles out of our way. However, on arriving at our meeting place. The group were still waiting
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