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Vatican Guided Tours
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Skip the Line: Early Morning Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel
Ranked #132 of 836 Tours in Rome
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: We are an official tour operator, authorized by the Vatican, to have privilege entrances - skip the line guided tours. Our staff and our official and mother-tongue tour guides will offer you an unforgettable experience over the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica at the most competitive price. The admiration, appraisal and enjoyment of countless astounding sights will always be seen in a more comfortable manner, avoiding tedious long lines and standard routine itineraries. We offer special deals for: Schools, associations and tour operators. All Tours are suitable for children and also disables. Our company, with head office in Rome, creates and sells its own services and itineraries and not reselling standard packages; we offer, also, tailor made services to give you the chance to live your stay in Rome as you have always dreamt. We guarantee good quality at the most competitive price. Our reward is to let you talk about us for a life time!
Reviewed 3 May 2014

They really should limit the number of people. Admittedly we went just after Easter and thankfully we'd booked in advance so jumped the queue. Our guide knew her stuff but had to keep apologising for moving us on as she seemed more concerned that we didn't create a blockage. At the end of the tour we could have spent additional time by ourselves taking time to view things properly but the number of people made the whole experience unbearable.

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Reviewed 1 May 2014

We signed up for the 3.5 hours one, but after an hour and a half, it was clear that the guide does not have strong knowledge or interesting stuff to share, so he kept on repeating the same things about how big or small the statues and sculptures were to make them look life-sized. My verdict is that it really depends on the guide. This is not a critique of the Vatican Museums or City. On hindsight, I would have saved the money and gone with a much shorter tour and roamed around on our own.

2  Thank Seth517
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Reviewed 29 April 2014

We were there off season so the lines were very reasonable. Even so we bought skip the line tour tickets and had a great guide. The Vatican Museum is nearly indescribable. The collection of Art is unrivaled and you cannot possibly take it all in during a single visit. The Sistine Chapel is amazingly beautiful. I'm not Catholic however I recommend anyone see this place. Following the Vatican tour we went to St. Peter's Basilica. Wow!!!

2  Thank Cindi C
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Reviewed 27 April 2014

We paid about 60 euros for the tour and we were rushed around as if the guide had somewhere better to be. The Vatican is an amazing place, the Raphael rooms and the Sistine chapel are fantastic. Just remember,, ssshhhh no talking in the chapel.

Book your tickets in advance and consider getting an audio guide. We'd hoped booking the tour direct with the Vatican was the best option, although in hindsight this wasn't the case.

2  Thank mtbkayaker
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

With so many private tour operators we weren't sure what to book so we booked through the vatican official guided tours which was a good decision. It was a bit cheaper and very good. Make sure to pre-book because the line was hours long for those who didn't even at 8:30am
-tour size was about 15 people, great english guide
-very long 3.5 hours on our feet walking through the museum, sistine chapel and st pauls
-beautiful but without knowing entire historical value of all of the tapestry, sculptures, and artwork it becomes increasingly difficult to maintain excitement for the length of the tour
-if you are looking to study and see every sculpture you may not want a guided tour and just buy a book and take your time because you could likely spend a few days here

3  Thank TonyAlaimo
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