Reviewed by: Rhonda P, August 2016
When I visited the Vatican 15 years ago, I went with a tour in the afternoon. It was so crowded, it was impossible to enjoy. We couldn't even squeeze into Raphael's rooms. This trip was so much better. Getting to see the Vatican Museum before it opens to the public was priceless!! We were virtually the only ones in the whole museum for the first hour. I finally got to see Raphael's rooms! Our tour guide was amazing! Very informative, but also a lot of fun. Gave us the gossip in addition to the serious stuff. Loved every minute of it!
Reviewed by: Choreogold, August 2016
I cannot say enough about City Wonders, and specifically, our guide, Federica. We liked her so much on our Skip the Line Colosseum Tour, that when we found out she was going to be one of the guides on the day of our Vatican tour, we requested her immediately upon arrival. We went in Augustheight of tourist season and heat, and could not have been more thrilled. The directions to meet with your tour group are perfect and everyone was on time. I highly suggest bringing your own earphones because the ones provided on both of the tours are uncomfortable. Our guide, Federica was knowledgeable and passionate about her city and everything it had to offer. We loved listening to her descriptions of the artwork and basilica because she did it in a way that took you on a journey, rather than being given a bunch of facts. Her English was superb, her demeanor delightful and the sheer amount of knowledge was astounding. She answered every question asked, and was concerned for her tour members in a very crowded and warm Vatican. Skipping the line in August is worth EVERY PENNY! City Wonders has a personal relationship with The vatican, so we skipped other skip the line tours. The sights are, without a doubt, superb. The Basilica and Sistine Chapel are unbelievable even when you are staring right at them. Thank you for making Rome so enjoyable!
Reviewed by: Susan B, August 2016
Really fascinating and the Guide was so interesting with lots of facts given in an easy to follow manner. Would highly rate this !!!
Reviewed by: David Y, August 2016
The tour guide was very knowledgable and presented the historical facts in an interesting and entertaining manner.
Reviewed by: Sheri B, August 2016
This was a fantastic tour. Definitely worth doing. Our tour guide Marti was excellent!
Reviewed by: Jenny S, August 2016
Excellent trip really great Guide- called Irene. Small group of about 12.
Reviewed by: Patricia A, August 2016
The tour was well organized. We were in a group of 12 people which was wonderful. The guide was very knowledgable and we each had own own earphones to clearly hear.