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Vatican City Tours and Tickets

Rome, Italy
+39 334 348 6561
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Vatican and St. Peter's Basilica

We did a Skip the Line tour with Viator that included both the Vatican and St. Peter's basilica... read more

Reviewed April 29, 2018
DTWtravellers
A disorganised start but a great guide

Was very disapointed by the disorganised start! Met at the cafe 10 mins early for the 8.15 tour and... read more

Reviewed April 18, 2018
BeeBumble123
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Vatican / Borgo
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

We did a Skip the Line tour with Viator that included both the Vatican and St. Peter's basilica. Without a doubt...skip the line. We were scheduled for 8:10am start and the line ups for regular tickets was already very long. Our tour guide was well...More

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Reviewed April 18, 2018 via mobile

Was very disapointed by the disorganised start! Met at the cafe 10 mins early for the 8.15 tour and no one turned up till around 8.20 then it was super confusing paying etc. Didnt get to the vatican till 8.45 so was pretty much 9...More

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Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

We were very impressed with this tour. Our tour guide, Elisabetta Bonafede, was quite knowledgeable and passionate about the Vatican and its contents. She took her time and was very thorough in giving us as much information as she could.

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Reviewed April 9, 2018

I found the tour to be really good. Ava, our guide was really knowledgeable and really interesting. She had a good sense of humour too. It was absolutely worth the price, which I thought in comparison to other web-sites I visited was reasonable. When I...More

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Reviewed March 29, 2018

This tour is not cheap, but we thought that it was worth the cost. You get into the Vatican at 7:30AM, beating the crowds. The large tour groups and the general public are admitted at 9AM. At that point it is almost impossible to walk...More

1  Thank Dale S
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vaticantours, Public Relations Manager at Vatican City Tours and Tickets, responded to this reviewResponded April 7, 2018

Thank you for your comments. Taking a morning tour of Vatican does help to avoid massive overcrowding of Vatican Museums. 0730 am is a very early start, later departures at 0800 am and 0830 am are also available allowing the guests to access the Vatican...More

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Reviewed March 26, 2018

We have just returned from our short weekend break in Rome and I would like to recommend this company found on line. We travel a lot around Europe and always use local guides but I must admit both Andrea, our Vatican guide and Agnes for...More

1  Thank peterfraser0058
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Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

My partner and I were advised to book the Vatican tours beforehand to avoid queues, and it was lucky we did! The queue was absolutly massive when we arrived, but we joined our tour guide and got in right away. The tour itself was brilliant,...More

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Reviewed March 17, 2018

We were persuaded to take a tour of the Vatican and it was worth it. Our tour guide, Monica, was great and full of information. The tour took about three hours and without it we would have spent that time queuing. We learnt an awful...More

2  Thank LondonSilver
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Reviewed March 9, 2018

The whole process of booking / paying was hassle free, helped by Peter in the Sales Office as it was a late request for the tour i.e. the evening before! Andrea our guide was amazing, really knowledgeable and interesting. The only reason I couldn't give...More

1  Thank 1961JW
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Reviewed February 13, 2018 via mobile

Myself and my partner pre-booked our tickets on the official website for €21 each. Much easier than waiting in line for 2 hours + Once arriving we actually decided to upgrade with a local tour operator and we were extremely glad we did. Our tour...More

Thank Mark F
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Nearby
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
...More
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Michele O
August 4, 2018|
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Response from Clete | Reviewed this property |
We have used Vatican Tours Inc two times and they were wonderful. Email them at vaticantoursinc and they can fit a tour to fit your needs. (there are a lot of companies that come up when you type the above into google. Make... More
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Natalie A
July 15, 2018|
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Response from Dale S | Reviewed this property |
We were pleased with Viator. It is important to do the "early entry" tour as you go in at 7:30 AM when it is not crowded. The public and the other tours come in at 9AM and it is impossible to walk.
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