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“BRILLIANT! Wouldnt use anyone else”
Review of 7 Hills Tours

7 Hills Tours
Ranked #7 of 12 Tours in Vatican City
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Owner description: Vatican Museums English guided tours given by professional tour guides. We offer tours of the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Museums. If you use the 7 hills Vatican Tours special reservations, skipping the long security line!!!. Enjoy 3 full hours in the most beautiful and important collection of art in the world, seeing the Raphael Rooms, Greek and Roman sculptures, tapestries, works by Michelangelo and many other artists of the Renaissance.7 hills tours operates at the Vatican Museums since 2005.
Chertsey, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“BRILLIANT! Wouldnt use anyone else”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

They chose a nice quiet location to meet at which makes it much easier to get the low down before you hit the huge crowds. It was a fantastic way to quickly get around all the key things to see at the Vatican. Andrea is very knowledgeable and explained all the history really well. Its fantastic that the group stays small (10 of us) so you can get around the larger groups and see the things you care about. Worth every penny! I really wouldn't use anyone else and will be recommending them to anyone I know who visits!
We also had one of our group drop out at the last minute due to illness. Andrea has refunded the money. Unexpected and just an example of how well they treat their customers.

Visited September 2013
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Cork, Ireland
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Must do”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

We did the tour in September this year and it was just great. Andrea was amusing, very informative and made the tour so enjoyable. We took this tour because of the trip advisors comments and we were so glad we booked in advance. Well worth it and just a small number. 14 of us and they were all friendly from all over the world. Go for it. You wont be sorry.
Ann and Michael Cork.

Visited September 2013
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Key Largo, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Wonderful Tour! A must-do for the Vatican and St Peter's”
Reviewed October 5, 2013

We are so glad we did this tour! I read the Trip Advisor reviews on one of our first nights in Rome. We hadn't planned to have a tour guide, but after hiring one of the guides that stand outside the Colosseum for that attraction, we realized how much it enhances the experience. We almost arranged a second tour for the Vatican with that company, which did an ok job, but they wanted 50 Euros pp, so I decided to go online and make sure we weren't being ripped off. That's when I found 7 Hills and read these reviews. For only 45 Euros pp, we got a better deal with 7 Hills, not only because it was cheaper but because Andrea really knows everything about the Vatican and St Peter's Basilica. He kept the tour moving along, even when we were stuck in "traffic" shuffling along amid the huge crowd. Seeing the "Popemobiles" was cool. Unlike some other tours, we had headphones and a small group (15), so it was easy to hear him and stay together. He's also taller than other tour guides we saw there, which helped a lot in being able to spot him in the crowd. The tour is amusing and interesting. Andrea is obviously passionate about the art and history, and he makes it come alive. I strongly recommend this tour and would advise you to book early. We were lucky to find an open spot on a Saturday morning, since it was last minute. That was all that was available for the time we were there, so pre-booking would be best. Anyone who hasn't seen the Vatican or St Peter's should definitely take the 7 Hills Tour.

Visited September 2013
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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
1 review
“All I can say is "Perfecto!"”
Reviewed September 19, 2013

We visited Rome on Sep 16 this year and took the 7 Hills Vatican tour with Andrea. The tour included "skip the line" access and we were in the museum in short order. The tour was excellent and with only 8 people in our group. Many of the other tour groups had over 25 people in their groups. Some groups were even larger than that, so being in a small group allowed for questions and answers. Andrea took us to areas of the museum not visited by other tours. We saw the Pope's cars (Pope-Mobiles) and carriages. His explanation of the art work in the Sistine Chapel was great and even had some anecdotal stories about some of the figures. We spent time in St. Peter's Basilica with Andrea and then visited the tombs of the Popes under St. Peter's. The tour finished in outside the basilica with a view of the Swiss guards.
So if you want a good tour of the Vatican and St. Peter's, by all means book with one of the other tours with up to 40 people. If you want an EXCELLENT tour, 7 Hills with Andrea is the way to go!

Visited September 2013
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Bellaria-Igea Marina, Italy
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3 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Must do Vatican Tour”
Reviewed September 16, 2013

We just completed the tour with Andrea at the Vatican. WOW for any one who wants personal service in a small group (we had 8) this is the Tour. Andrea is very knowledgeable and makes sure everyone is informed on all the important aspect of the Museum and the Basilica.
A visit to see the "Pope Mobiles" where few other tour operators go was great.
Skip the long lines, enjoy a coffee before starting and enjoy the excellent 3 hour tour.

Visited September 2013
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