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Vatican Guided Tours

Address: Via del Portico D'Ottavia 13, 00186 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: +39 338 667 2861
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Ranked #268 of 944 Activities in Rome
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Owner description: We are an official tour operator, authorized by the Vatican, to have privilege entrances. Our staff...
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Owner description: We are an official tour operator, authorized by the Vatican, to have privilege entrances. 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!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

We don't usually do guided tours but having Simone from Joy of Rome as our guide was the best decision we ever made. Our small group of 4 allowed Simone to personalise all the stories and relate them to our own countries' histories. He was really friendly and amusing and his English was excellent. He is an archeologist and his... More 

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Huntington, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

My wife and I took VIP tour from Viatour . I have never had a More beautiful experience! The works of Art are more amazing than Louvre Museum, VAN GOGH museum and Museum de Orsay , The tour guide was Especially informed. Worked at Vatican Over 20 yrs. Tour speed relaxed, and unhurried. Take This Tour , it's an Unbelievably... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We booked our tour through myvatican.com. The cheapest option is to do a papal audience, but this is not a private, intimate chat with the Pope. Instead you will find yourself outdoors with several hundred others. We, more seriously, wanted maximum possible exposure and access to the Vatican Art Treasures, thus the 4.5 hour Extended Vatican Tour was exactly what... More 

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East Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Shrouded in much mystery, Vatican City is truly a gem of Italy. The Pope's Garden is stunning and it was so very cool to be walking where the Pope does. You do however, have to be pretty quiet while you're here. I don't advise bringing small children. We also had a guided tour of the museum where there are so... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I'd highly recommend booking a guided tour of the Vatican with Dark Rome. My husband and I toured in early December, and though it was supposed to be for a group, it was just the two of us and the tour guide, so we ended up with an amazing private tour of the Vatican and the grounds. Our tour guide... More 

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Copley, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We took a private guided tour with Simone. Awesome guide. We had a wonderful experience. So much to learn about the inner workings of the vatican. The guides are very knowledgeable. Recommend the vatican on a guided tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Beat all the queues and take this tour. Alberto out Italian guide was brilliant, extremely good English and even better knowledge of the history you need to know to fully appreciate what you are seeing. Only 8 in the tour group. Alberto gets 10 out of 10 The Vatican itself is stunning with amazing architecture. Museum is unbelievable so many... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Standing in this unique complex was fantastic. Words connot describe the feeling of awe you get. Walking through and seeing where the new Pope is elected all the statutes...Wow. A must when in Rome.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We booked the half day tour of the Vatican with Simone. And it was fabulous. Simone has an extensive knowledge of history and art. He then ads a sharp wit and a dash of humor for the perfect tour. Joy of Rome is absolutely a joy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Very worthwhile but do it with a tour guide to get the most out of the experience. You will be impressed without, but the background information makes it all the more meaningful. We took an English guide with an older couple, from New England or Canada, and being just the the four of us was great. Our guide was a... More 

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