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“Vatican Walking Tour”

Vatican City Tours and Tickets
Ranked #147 of 802 Tours in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Vatican Walking Tour”
Reviewed July 3, 2012

Easy to locate meeting place. The guide was excellent, speaking fluent English & having a wealth of knowledge.

Visited June 2012
5 Thank Dorne H
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
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“Knowledgeable & interesting guide”
Reviewed June 22, 2012

We did the 3hr Vatican Museum, Sistine chapel & St.Peter's tour. The tour was very good but the crowds were so big (are fault for going in June, not the tour's) we were making slow progress through the museum & wanted more time in the basilica, so we left the tour before the final part in St. Peter's square, other wise we would have to queue to re-enter. Our guide was excellent & we had a small group of 10 of us. You use an receiver pack & earpiece, which is a great idea to hear the guide, so no one is shouting. It's well worth paying extra for a tour, for their knowledge & to skip the long queues.

Visited June 2012
2 Thank david p
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Antelope, Ca
Level 5 Contributor
44 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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“Vatican Tours”
Reviewed May 19, 2012

Excellent site to book and make reservations for tours.

Visited May 2012
2 Thank Andrew611
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Vero Beach, Florida
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“two different tour expereinces”
Reviewed May 6, 2012

We booked two different tours with them, the first was the five hour Vatican tour, the second was the all day Rome sights tour without the Vatican. I was a little uncertain due to lack of reviews but liked the small group option and the itinerary was what I was looking for. The first tour was the Vatican tour and they day we went was sandwiched in between a Sunday and a holiday so the crowds were overwhelming. The tour seemed disorganized, we were going to start with the top of the dome of St Peters but the guide said the wait was too long. Then in the basilica even though it was a small group, it was nearly impossible to hear the guide because of the noise and commotion around us. We were not given headphones and it really would have helped. Once we got into the museums it was easier to hear and the tour ended at the Sistine chapel which was overwhelmingly crowded. According to the guide this was an off day and this tour was not normally this challenging, so at the end we were not sure if it was just due to the crowds or what. The next tour was two days later and we were a little apprehensive. It ended up being the same guide and we had five in our group this day. The others only had booked the three hour tour so after they left we had her as a private guide the rest of the day. The whole tour this day was so much better. She was very informative and had so much interesting information. She took us to a small local lunch spot which had excellent food. (price of lunch not included in tour, not that cheap but very very good) Then we got to dictate the rest of the day since we had her to ourselves. It was really special and she did a great job. It made up for the first tour mishaps are we are willing to chalk that one up to horrible crowds out of their control, but a note to the tour organizers you might want to think about headphones for that our even with the small group, just because of the noise all around you makes it hard to hear.

Visited May 2012
4 Thank Denacass
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Mont Tremblant, Canada
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Can't be any better”
Reviewed November 28, 2011

Do not hesitate to book with the Vatican Tours on Line Inc. We chose the five hours tour of the Vatican. We met our guide Tim (from NYC) who has been in Rome for several years. Tim was the perfect guide, very lively, enthusiastic, animated and extremely knowledgeable, he could answer any questions about each area of the Vatican and it's history. Our tour lasted 6 hrs and every minute of the tour was extremely interesting, everythig was very timely, we never fell rush because of Tim's enthusiasm, energy and his knowledge. Again, do not hesitate to book with this company, they are extremely professionnel and if you have any interest to learn more about the Vatican, this is the tour to go for, can't be any better, go for it.

Visited October 2011
1 Thank SuzanneF449
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