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“Excellent tour despite the rainy weather!”
Review of Walks of Italy

Walks of Italy
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Exclusive Catacombs After Closing and Bone Chapel Tour
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Small-Group Pasta Making with a Local Chef in Rome
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$100.57*
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Early Entry Vatican Museums: The Sistine Chapel Before Opening Time
Ranked #6 of 811 Tours in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Walks of Italy offers one-of-a-kind experiences! As featured in Rick Steves' guidebooks. Day trips, activities & guided tours in Italy's greatest destinations. Our tours are truly small group (maximum 12) or private, giving you the maximum choice and flexibility for all budgets. Discounts offered for seniors, students & children, so bring the whole family! Unlike other companies, Walks of Italy secures exclusive access to sites aross Italy, unlocking hidden gems like the private suburban baths in Pompeii, Doge's Secret Passages in Venice, a private Renaissance palace in Florence, the Colosseum's underground & top tier in Rome, and even VIP access to the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City—just to name a few! All our guides are hand-picked, English-fluent passionate experts in their local regions. Our company is committed to the principles of sustainability in travel, providing carbon offsets for transfers, patronizing local artisans and farmers, and bringing you off the beaten path away from tourist crowds whenever possible. Walk with us, and fill your vacation with unforgettable experiences that will last a lifetime!
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed March 18, 2013 via mobile

My family did the VIP access to the colosseum which was definitely worth it! The weather did not cooperate and was very rainy and windy but our guide Vincenzo made us forget about it! He was very knowledgable and was able to make the material relatable to us and we didn't feel hurried like other tours we had been on. Just an all around great experience and we really felt like we were exploring the colosseum! Get the VIP access!

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Reviewed March 8, 2013

Crypts & Bones & Catacombs - Underground Tour of Rome



Very interesting and informative - Michele clearly knew his stuff. He had an excellent working relationship with all the people at the venues we visited. My wife and I learned a lot about the general history of early Rome. Strong recommendation from us

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Reviewed March 8, 2013

My husband and I took a trip to Rome for our first wedding anniversary. We are stationed in the UK at the moment, and we're traveling and seeing as much as we can before we move. We only had 2 full days in Rome, and they were amazing! These trips allowed us to see everything we wanted and more. We took 3 tours in our 2 full days in the city. They were all wonderful. Our guides were nice, and very knowledgeable. Our groups were small, which was wonderful, we saw many groups that had 20+ people, which just seemed like way too many. We had a wonderful time on every tour, and if we ever go back to Italy, we will book tours with you again. Thank you for helping give us such a wonderful and memorable first anniversary!

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Reviewed March 6, 2013

Thank you to our wonderful guide who took us through the Vatican and Sistine chapel - it was NYE so the Vatican was madly busy even though we were on the AM VIP tour. It was extremely squashed in all the rooms/halls but our guide made the best of our tour. We really felt we were with the best company, it was evident that this was a respected and responsible tour company. We were given so much information by our friendly guide (whos name escape me now) which made the experience really enjoyable -despite the rudeness of other tour guides. Worth it!
(children 9 and 11 yo)

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Reviewed March 5, 2013

My husband and I booked a small group tour of the Sistine Chapel that provides VIP early entrance an hour before the Vatican Museums open to the general public. We were delighted to have ended up essentially in a private tour as my husband and I were the only ones in the "small" group! We had what we felt was a once in a lifetime tour due to the fact that there were only 14 people (including 2 guides and 5 guards!) in the Sistine Chapel when we first entered. Tyson had done such a wonderful job of describing the different scenes and the background of the chapel that we had a great frame of reference to go in and appreciate what we were seeing instead of being overwhelmed by where to begin or where to look. He was most knowledgeable and took great care to pick up on our interests and questions. Of course, it was especially meaningful to visit the Sistine Chapel just prior to its closure for selection of a new pope and to "view" via Tyson's description of how this process worked. We could not have asked for a more attentive and informative guide. We will most definitely recommend Tyson and your company to friends who come to Rome for a visit.

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