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What a Life Tours

Vatican City, Italy
About What a Life Tours
In 2006 we began as a group of young and energetic Rome enthusiasts hoping to find a way to share our passion for this wonderful city with people from all over the world. We created a team made up of insider experts, savvy local guides and specialists in food, art and culture, developing what we believe is the most personal and authentic approach to tourism on the market. We’re all about enhancing the experience for you, the customer, because we used to be just like you – foreigners in this beautiful city, with high expectations on how we wanted to experience it. We genuinely want you to gain unforgettable, stress-free, local insight on your visit. So forget what you know about the typical commercial ‘tour guide’ with a raised umbrella and a rehearsed speech – let us show you the real heart of Italy and ensure you fall in love with this country, just as we have! - The What a Life Tours team
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Complete Early Morning Vatican Tour: Small Group with Breakfast

The large crowds you find at the Sistine Chapel demonstrate its worldwide popularity. Enjoy the museums without large crowds on a skip-the-line, priority-entry tour that grants you access to the Vatican an hour before general public. A small group limited to 12 people guarantees an intimate atmosphere as you explore in relative tranquility. Plus, the tour includes breakfast and access to St. Peter’s Basilica via a reserved entrance.
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3 hours 30 minutes
from US$111.70

Vatican Highlights Tour - Skip the Line Entry - Small Group of 12

If you’re not sure what you’re looking for, you can easily spend a day getting lost in the Vatican in Rome—not ideal if you’ve got limited time in Italy. Ensure you only see the best of the Vatican, and save hours waiting in line, on a skip-the-line tour that also includes access to St. Peter’s Basilica. Plus, a small group limited to 12 means you receive personalized attention.
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3 hours
from US$85.10
from US$105.86
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Ben A wrote a review 2 Jun
The Netherlands1 contribution
We were searching for a Vatican tour that included St. Peter's Church as well, because we read that many tour guides go only to the Museums. We contacted What a Life Tours in advance just to double-check, and we're assured that nothing changed in the itinerary. The tour was amazing, we were just 5 people, which made it a totally stress-free visit. Highly recommended, you won't be disappointed!
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Response from whatalifetours, Guest Relations Manager at What a Life Tours
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear benaK1689FX, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the tour, there is no better time to visit the Vatican than now!:) Have a great holiday, I hope that you enjoy Athens as well, safe travels!
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Furqaan M wrote a review Sep 2020
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Where can I start! Joseph did an excellent job of keeping us informed prior to our tour, letting us know of meeting points changes, timings etc. This certainly helped as it avoided an inconveniences. Onto the tour, we had the pleasure of being guided by Giovanni. After initially meeting him outside the office, he greeted us and took us to a small café nearby where he provided us with delicious coffee and croissants! After breakfast, Giovanni introduced us to other members of the tour and we were on our way! From the get go, Giovanni made us feel relaxed and always made sure we were comfortable with his hospitality. We were marvelled by his wealth of knowledge and to provide centuries worth of history in only a few hours is a feat in itself! Giovanni excelled at this and his passion and personal connection to the city itself was very much welcomed as it kept us engaged and wanting to know more! We were never kept waiting and Giovanni always got us involved in the tour, making sure we knew exactly what we were seeing or reading! Despite the areas of interest being less busy, due the unfortunate circumstances, it was still busy enough to get lost in the crowds! Giovanni always kept the pace flowing smoothly and uninterrupted and his humour and charming characteristic always kept the group energetic. We'd be surprised if we heard of another tour group that could match the same level of knowledge and quality of the tour as Giovanni did! It was an extremely informative and well thought-out day of exploring and we very much appreciated the efforts in providing us with an unforgettable and detailed experience. A MASSIVE thank you to Giovanni, our tour guide and Joseph, our booking manager for giving us the opportunity to experience the Vatican City like no other. We cannot recommend this tour enough and we hope your business continues to flourish even more as you all deserve it!
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Date of experience: September 2020
KatBry wrote a review Jun 2020
Sharon, Canada47 contributions8 helpful votes
We were so looking forward to both our What a Life tours in Rome but due to the Covid 19 effect, we have chosen to postpone our visit to a future date as well as our prepaid tours! What a Life tours have been fantastic in advising us to take either a voucher for 100% of the prepaid fees good for 2 years or a 90% refund...their prompt and efficient service guarantees that we will look forward to both these tours again! Thank you WALT!
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Date of experience: June 2020
Response from whatalifetours, Guest Relations Manager at What a Life Tours
Responded 23 Sep 2020
Dear KatBry, Thank you for your review, we do know things will improve and life will return to normal, hopefully soon! Keep safe and hopefully all this emergency will be over soon!
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Dream718676 wrote a review May 2020
Tallahassee, Florida4 contributions
Jad was entertaining and very adaptable to our group's desires. I highly recommend this company. Although I arrived a few minutes late to the tour, they were very understanding and waited for me. The early morning tour is very cool and allows you to see the Vatican before it crowds with people.
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Date of experience: June 2019
Response from whatalifetoursrome, Public Relations Manager at What a Life Tours
Responded 27 Aug 2020
Dear Robert S, Thank you very much for sharing your experience with our company! We will pass on to Jad your kind words, he is indeed a very knowledgeable tour guide. Stay safe and hope to see you back in Italy!
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twothpic wrote a review Apr 2020
San Francisco, California5 contributions2 helpful votes
I wanted to express our appreciation of the tour and especially of our guide, Martina. Martina was an excellent guide as she knew exactly where to go when, and how we could make the most of our time and experience at the Vatican. She is extremely knowledgable, never made us feel rushed, and what she did best was take us through the Vatican by means of a story between the history of Raphael and Michelangelo. She really created an "experience" and not just a tour. Thank you Martina! We hope you all are safe and healthy...xo
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Date of experience: September 2019
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