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Address: Via Vespasiano, 26, 00192 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: 0039 39910016
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Description: Vatican city, guided tour, tour guide, st Peter Basilica, Sisitine chapel...
Vatican city, guided tour, tour guide, st Peter Basilica, Sisitine chapel, Vatican museums, tickets no line
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Terravision bus and tourist attraction cards in Rome, Italy

Be very careful with online bookings of cards for travel around Rome. I found buying the local train tickets last year in Rome very easy but my experience of hop on/off buses in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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Adelaide, Australia

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Not a good tour or company at all. The prices were much too high, the organisation was terrible and the tour group was far too large causing the guide to become very stressed. There were still huge crowds and groups of people so we still had to cue for a long time, lots if unnecessary walking to get tickets

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We didn't pre-book and didn't want to wait in the long lines in the sun to get into the Vatican. We were convinced instead to pay a lot more for a guided tour in order to skip the lines. We did indeed skip the admission line and didn't have to queue again for St.Peter's. However, it definitely wasn't worth it,... More 

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 via mobile

The tour was supposed to last 2.5 hours. It lasted 5, and que didn't even get inside the museums until hour 3. They also promised no lines... Qué had to get in the line to buy tickets. The tour guide repeated himself constantly, didn't speak English too well and kept making annoying jokes. Based on this, I will NEVER sign... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

Our guide Alberto were amazing during our tour in Vatican!! He spoke diferente lenguajes, and he was also very gentle. We are really gratefull

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Rome, Italy
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Frustrating, hopeless experience. Tour guide spoke for 3 hours before even getting a glimpse of the interesting art work. Then we were rushed through the museum and did not have enough time to appreciate the art. Definitely a rip off. Best to avoid guided tours and wait in line.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Be very careful with online bookings of cards for travel around Rome. I found buying the local train tickets last year in Rome very easy but my experience of hop on/off buses in other countries very informative and time savers.This year I attempted to buy a Terravision "Card Vatican & Rome 3 day pass" card for 35 euro each for... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We went to Rome in early June, we got to St. Peter's Sq at about 10am and the queue went half way around and about two hours long. We took the tour because you can skip the queue and get a guided tour. our tour guide was Deny who was absolutely fabulous. her talk was so interesting and informative. she... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

A big thank you to Alberto from Happy Travel who gave my husband and brother and I a private guided tour of the Vatican Museum, the Sistine Chapel and St Peter's. Alberto was extremely knowledgable and conveyed the history of the art and Italy with such passion. I would highly recommend him if you need a guide in English or... More 

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Abbess Roding, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We arrived at the alotted time of 9.45am and did not gain entry to the Vatican until 1.00pm. Hanging around with children is not a great experience for them. Then we were ushered around the Museum at top speed. Too packed inside. Rome needs to sort out how they treat their tourists.

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Greater Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

My husband, son and I were in Rome today and wanted to visit St Peter's Basilica. We had limited time and the queue was very long. Once we arrived at the St Peters square we were approached by a pleasant young man offering us a tour with the promise of skipping any queuing, and including a guide and entry to... More 

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Address: Via Vespasiano, 26, 00192 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: 0039 39910016
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Vatican / Borgo

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Vatican / Borgo
Frocked priests, colorful Swiss Guards, insistent souvenir shop owners, flag-waving tour guides, and pilgrims from around the world. This is the Vatican and Borgo, Rome's most recognized neighborhood which acts as Vatican City's front yard. Aside from the souvenir boutiques and a few food spots, the only business conducted here is papal. In the daytime, the tiny medieval sector bustles with holy activity, as visitors vie for elbow room, or stand in line for a visit. Once the sun sets, the neighborhood is transformed into a quiet and picturesque hamlet.
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