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Vatican Guided Tours

#108 of 737 Tours in Rome
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Address: Via del Portico d'Ottavia 13, 00186 Rome, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 338 667 2861
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8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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Chrustmas Eve tour

Was great to see the Vatican but since it was closing early we were pushed for time and probably missed some parts. Bypassing the huge queues for both the museum and basicilla was... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome Historic Places, would recommend to buy tickets with a guided tour, museums are very big an very crowded and with a guide you get the most of it in short time.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took a tour to the Vatican Museums and the guides moved us from one place to another trying to make a bigger group. I think that they didn't show interest in our group because it was a little late in the afternoon, and the last tour of the day. Finally the guide named Max came with us. He started... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the one hand it would be hard to say you've been to Rome but didn't go see the Vatican. I mean, it's the Vatican. But the tour was little more than being moved along like herded cattle while glimpsing hundreds of years worth of history. The best moment may have been when we had some free time to wander... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

his is an overpriced tour that misses key things like Raphael's famous painting of "The School of Athens". Of course, you do get to skip the line to get in which is very important, But it turns out you can do that yourself by simply buying a ticket ahead of time from the official Vatican Museum site. (I can't tell... More 

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a Vatican and a Colosseum tour with Rome Things Tour. Simone, our guide, was fabulous! He was not only knowledgeable and entertaining, but he was able to guide us through crowded galleries and endless lines so that we felt like being very confortable. Both my nephews and my parents loved his stories about Michelangelo, the Popes and ancient... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Superb! Alfredo was great. Well organized and very informative.. def worth the money and time. Skipping the que is an absolute must. The Vatican is a Must see when in Rome.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The City Wonders tour of the Vatican included 3 sites. There is no way we could have done it on our own. Our guide Alexandro was so very knowledgeable and made sure to point out the highlights. Despite the throngs of people we never felt rushed as Alexandro took us through. The museum, the chapel, and the church were amazing... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes you skip the massive lines to get in but tour guide, Silvio, did not offer much in way of factual information. Further, English tour spent first hour wandering around square outside as a stall tactic while waiting for more people to join tour. You can easily skip paying and just jump into tour as they do not have a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour was well managed and guide informative despite double the usual amount of visitors (around 50 000) to the Vatican on the last day of the year. A guides tour is a MUST do to hear the most interesting facts and skip the 6 hour long lines.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was great to see the Vatican but since it was closing early we were pushed for time and probably missed some parts. Bypassing the huge queues for both the museum and basicilla was a big plus.

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