Reviewed by: Rita S, September 2016
Our guide was so knowledgeable and helpful. Lovely trip. We really enjoyed it but found it very tiring.
Reviewed by: Matthew E, September 2016
We signed up for this tour at the recommendation of a friend primarily to bypass the huge lines outside the Vatican. Great idea because those lines were huge even at 9am. It was clear that our guide, and art historian, knew what she was talking about as she recounted stories about the art that we saw. Seeing the Sistine Chapel was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and this tour was absolutely worth it.
A couple points to pay attention to - the meeting point is on the north side of the Vatican, near the museum entrance. I hadn't realized initially, so I had initially planned to show up at the front entrance until I double checked the tour information the day before. The group met across the street and down a hill from the museum entrance, which was a bit confusing, but we figured it out.
Reviewed by: Evelyn K, September 2016
The tour was great, our guide Francesca was fabulous. She told us many anecdotes and was very knowledgeable about the history of the paintings etc. The wait was over 3 hrs to get in if we had not bought prepaid tickets, so well worth the value and time saved to go straight through.
Reviewed by: lorraine888, September 2016
Great tour! Very crowded but that can't be helped! Informative and a good tour guide
Reviewed by: jamesgolden, September 2016
Wonderful tour guide. We got in early, and avoided the worst of the lines. Highly recommend this tour and this guide.
Reviewed by: bocagirl, September 2016
Guide was extremely knowledgeable. Absolutely the best option to go at 8:00am in a small group. Even at that time they was an insane amount of people. Can't imagine what it would have been like later in the day.
Reviewed by: Huy T, United States of America, September 2016
Our guide was amazing. Unfortunately, I forgot her name. Additionally, we came on a Wednesday, which meant that we didn't get to see St. Peters basilica since the pope was there. Our guide did tell us that if we stuck around, we would be able to go in. However, we had another tour that we had to get to...Great reason for us to come back!