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Address: Via del Portico D'Ottavia 13, 00186 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: +39 338 667 2861
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Description: We are an official tour operator, authorized by the Vatican, to have...
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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Vatican history comes alive with Joy of Rome--plus you skip the lines

Our three hours with Doriana was fantastic. Joy of Rome makes it easy to book a tour before you leave the U.S. The meeting place for the Vatican tour is right across the street... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Left feeling very disappointed. We had a tour of the museum, St. Peter's Basilica and the Sistine Chapel which is an incredible amount to take in in such a quick tour. Everything was ridiculously crowded with constant shoving. Our tour guide skipped over very important parts (I got left behind to take a picture of the rooms decorated by Rafael)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Our three hours with Doriana was fantastic. Joy of Rome makes it easy to book a tour before you leave the U.S. The meeting place for the Vatican tour is right across the street from the Vatican Museum entrance, and we had no problems connecting. After wading through a sea of "tour guides" hawking their services, we were so happy... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We took the guided tour hosted by Simone and it was a fantastic experience. His background and knowledge was very impressive along with taking the time to answer many questions along the way. Highly recommend this company and highly recommend not doing a tour of the vatican without booking someone in advance. Mike & Tina

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Confronted with the countless jewels of civilisation collected in the finest museum in the world, I expected to feel uncertain, lost and confused, disempowered by my lack of knowledge, experience and insight. But a private tour with Frank Van Den Broeck was thrilling, inspiring, enabling and entertaining. He managed to construct a linked narrative through the sculpture galleries, the gardens,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We undertook a guided tour of the Vatican with this company, which has been favourably reviewed on this site. Our experience today was: we were told a time and arrived for it. We were told the tour would leave in 5 minutes. We waited, and waited. Finally we left and walked to the Museum Entrance and there we waited again,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Had to get up early for the breakfast-included guided tour and it was well worth it. Our guide Stefan had incredible knowledge of all aspects of the Vatican City, the art, the history etc.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We went with maya tours into the vatican, I'm a sales person myself so I know what its like and I know the right questions to ask. Although we did pay quite a bit to join the tour we did get audio guides, an English speaking tour guide (Deborah was hilarious) and quick entry into the Vatican Museums and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

My boyfriend and I booked a tour with Joy of Rome and throughly enjoyed every minute. Simone was friendly, warm and welcoming and filled with knowledge of the Vatican. Seeing the other tours, we were so happy we decided to go with Joy of Rome. The other tour groups were huge and all looked so unengaged. Simone had our full... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

This was the most incredible tour experience I've ever had! Frank, you were simply amazing! Your enthusiasm, knowledge, humor and historical perspectives were much appreciated, and for the first time, history came alive for me! Also as a mathematician, I appreciated your golden ratio and Fibonacci stories. You have an awesome breadth of knowledge, and impart it all so clearly... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We booked a 3 ours tour of the Vatican City with Joy of Rome and it was a wonderful experience! Our guide, Damian, spoke a fluent very understandable English (my wife is American, I lived a long time in England, we both understood every single word he said). He led us through the crowded galleries of the Vatican and gave... More 

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