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The chance to tour the Vatican museum and Sistine Chapel away from crowds was life changing. You are with a group of about 15 people and arrive 2 hours before the Vatican opens for other tours. There are several Early Bird Tours but there are still numerous groups all touring at same time. This is just your small group, tour guide (Tiffany was amazing) and the keeper of the keys. I half expected Pope Francis would walk in. The incredible art in the museum was beyond my expectations and then to be in the Sistine Chapel on our own with Michelangelo's masterpiece above without the jostle of hundreds in their with you made this tour the best of my life.
This is a very special tour you'll never forget. Our tour guide, Tiffany, was very knowledgeable, energized and entertaining throughout the entire tour. Highly recommended!
Expensive but worth it. Highlight of two trips to Italy. Watching the lights go on is the most approved thing I ever posted on Facebook
A unique experience, don't miss the chance to do it! A memory of a lifetime. After the tour we stayed on to see some of the other parts of the Vatican, by that time the doors were open to the public. At that moment we realized how truly lucky we have been to experience the Vatican in a small group.
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MUST DO!!!! I would give this experience 100 stars! Incredible and intimate experience with the Key Keepers and to have the Vatican Museums to yourself in a small group is amazing. The breakfast served after in the courtyard was great and gives you time to take it all in.
This was the best tour EVER! I have been to the Vatican before on a private tour and hated it.. No matter what it's just crowded and awful. The was quiet, personal, cool clean air!
I will never forget it. You get what you pay for..
Lindy was the best tour guide! this tour was worth every penny and I would recommend it to anyone. It was amazing being able to be in the Vatican before it was open. My 9 year old was able to turn on the lights and use the keys to open the doors.
This tour is fairly new, I think the guide said 3 or 4 months old. I had been on a front of the line tour 4 years ago and I wish they had THIS tour back then. What an amazing experience!! There were only 25 of us in the WHOLE Vatican/Sisitine Chapel. When we left the tour there were 4000 people in line!! Plus you get a buffet breakfast at the end.
It is almost impossible to describe how amazing this tour was. Meeting at 6:00 am in front of the Vatican museum--We were 20 people walking with the keyholders of the vatican. Our guide was fun and informative as we entered dark rooms, turned on lights and even were allowed to unlock doors.
Perhaps the most fabulous part of the tour was sitting in the sistine Chapel holding the key to the door.
This tour was definitely the highlight of our Rome visit and I would recommend it as a must do for future visitors.
Waking up to the Vatican is an unforgettable experience. You are the 1st ones into the Vatican when it is still pitch black inside. You go with the key holders and open the 1st doors and turn on the lights.
It is a magical experience and best of all there are no people. Just you and 15 others in the whole place.You can really soak it all in! You are able to go in rooms others can't. Great tour guide! The only thing I would say is that the tour company shouldn't allow small children under 6 as the crying can be distracting.
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