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Private Guided Tours in Rome and Vatican Museums

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Address: Viale Vaticano, 00101 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: +39 329 530 3586
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Description: Visit the Vatican Museums with the Sistine Chapel and Rome in an small and...
Visit the Vatican Museums with the Sistine Chapel and Rome in an small and private group. Your visit will be customized according to your interests. Have the best quality tours at the best prices. Our visits are ONLY with the top rated Official Guides authorized by the Province of Rome and the Vatican City. We do tours in Spanish, English and Portuguese. Don't waste your time waiting for other people, skip the lines with us.
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the only way to visit the Vatican and Saint Peter; not necessary for the rest of the city

This place attracts so many people that it is necessary to reserve in advance a guiding tour to visit the Vatican museums, the Vatican gardens and the Sixtine chapels. For the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
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Paris
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

This place attracts so many people that it is necessary to reserve in advance a guiding tour to visit the Vatican museums, the Vatican gardens and the Sixtine chapels. For the rest of Rome, it is not necessary because there is so much to see. The best way is to select some of the key sites - monuments, basilicas, museums,... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We were accosted by a woman talking in broken English. She was telling us that if we took a guide into the Vatican we would skip queues and get into the Basilica of St Peter much quicker than on our own, so for 50 Euros 25 each, we took one. BIG MISTAKE!! Group of 41 people jostling for position with... More 

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Davie, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This tour included the Sistine Chapel and it was fascinating. With art by Michalangelo and DaVinci what more can I say. Do not miss this tour.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

On a visit to Rome two weeks ago we were disappointed to find a three hour queue to visit the Vatican .We had just about given up hope when a young man called Jack approached us .he represented a company called Maya Tours .he assured us he could get us on a tour lasting three hours with no queue involved.... More 

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phila pa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Booked this tour as we had taken 1 with Viator a few yrs ago Disappointed this time around. Although our tour guide was knowledgeable & friendly she cut our tour short by just about an hour. Before tour began she informed us the private way into St Peters was closed due to a mass but said our full 3 hrs... More 

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Province of Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Nina showed us all around the Vatican today. She was an amazing tour guide with a PHD in Christian Archaeology. Momma Bear was incredibly knowledgeable about everything she showed us. We had a very small group, only three of us and we got to skip the huge line. It was A LOT of walking though, probably would have been fine... More 

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We met our guide at the entrance to the Vatican steps for our tour of Vatican Museums including Sistine Chapel, Raphael's Rooms, and St. Peter's. Our guide was Peter who was excellent and provided a wealth of historical insights regarding many aspects of each place we went. We were provided with a head set so we could hear our guide... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I must say this review is not against the guide himself (Danielle) he was knowledgable and humorous and knew the history the Museum, Vatican and chapel like the back of his hand. I just felt that the group was way too large (37), with 1000's in attendance it was a bit stressful for my liking, trying to keep up in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This tour was great - well worth it to be guided by an expert (Sal) for just our family. He was so knowledgable that he could focus attention on things that were interesting rather than trying to see everything., He described the backstories and brought everything to life. We felt we learned a ton of history in a short time.... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

It is one of the Vatican Museums, which is situated on the right side of the museum. There are not so many tourists there, but this is a real must-see-place. The collection contains masterpieces of the greatest artists of the history of Italian painting, Melozzo da Forlì, Perugino, Raphael, Leonardo and Tiziano, Caravaggio and Crespi.

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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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