Here is a selection of the most recent reviews of the Skip the Line: Vatican Museums Walking Tour including Sistine Chapel, Raphael's Rooms and St Peter's submitted by actual travelers. Read what travelers liked, what they loved, and what they thought could be improved.
Shannon was awesome. Don't go to the Vatican without this tour!!Reviewed by: Kelly S, March 2014
This was our first trip to Rome. A colleague with a passion for the city recommended this specific Viator tour to us so we booked in advance of our city break - amazingly easy to do online with clear booking forms, easy payment and prompt responses. When we arrived at the start rendezvous we were each issued with radio receiver and a tiny earphone so we could hear our guide even though we might be briefly separated by the crowds. And crowds there were! There must have been several hundred people queueing to enter the Vatican but, just as advertised, we skipped the line without any delay. Our guide, Igor, a native Roman in spite of his Russian-sounding name, was friendly, enthusiastic, polite and informative. He swept us along, through four hours of the the most beautiful and fascinating scenery, architecture, painting and sculpture, providing brilliant explanations, charming stories and answering our many questions. For a small city the Vatican is a big place and as we must have walked many kilometres our comfortable footwear was essential! Even if you don't like doing guided tours, this one is a 'must'!Reviewed by: Nic P, March 2014
Very well run tour, organized and the only way to see the Sistine Chapel, Raphael's Rooms and St Peter's.
Our tour guide was very well informed and kept us moving through the crowds. Thank you.
This tour could get SIX stars !! We took the 3:00 pm tour . There were alot less people in the museum and our tour guide Shannon , ( an american girl ) was FANTASTIC !! We were a small group of 18 people including two babies , who behaved beautifully . Shannon started off by putting us at ease by telling us that the history of art was her " life" and therefore the more questions we asked the better !!
If there is ONE criticism I could make ,is that we could have spent more time in the section of the Vatican's modern art collection . I will go back to Rome and I will definitely book this tour again , and REALLY hope that Shannon is still around !
Sara N. Guided us through this incredible maze of culture, art, and history with deft skill and great energy. What a delight. I can't imagine a better intro to these wondrous sites. Thanks a million!Reviewed by: James K, March 2014