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“make your Vatican experience count” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of 7 Hills Tours

7 Hills Tours
Ranked #7 of 11 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.
Newcastle, Australia
1 review
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“make your Vatican experience count”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013

Andrea's Vatican tour was recommended to us by a friend. We were not disappointed in any regard. We could only visit the Vatican on a Monday, which is the worst day for crowds, however, negotiating the crowds with Andrea at the helm was a must, it would have resulted in frustrating done any other way. His knowledge and care that we all had "the best" experience was nothing but professional. Instructions to meeting place were very clear, however, don't trust the taxi drivers to know the area and dont get out of the taxi unless they have deposited you at the correct cafe. the taxi driver just heads for the main gate to the Vatican, where, yes there is a Cafe but it is not the correct one. Excellent tour.

Visited May 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Beat the line & get the best experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2013

Went on this tour as and was very very happy. Why you would bother standing in line I have no idea ... you can wait 2 hours or more ... this way you skip straight past it. Andrea is excellent and takes you to all the best parts - knowledgeable and humorous ... gave a great tour with quite a few laughs. Smallish group too. Best thing is he is quite tall and easy to see above the rest of the crowds when you are trying to follow. Simply, don't waste your time - this guys know the Vatican backwards and will show you the best of it through all the maddening crowds.

Visited October 2013
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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“best way to see the Vatican!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2013

Andrea is a wonderful, experienced guide. He's very knowledgeable and entertaining. The tour covered everything I expected to see, plus a few extras (popemobiles!) that I hadn't known of.

Nice small group (10 of us?), with headsets. Very well planned tour that took into account all of the practical things (bathroom breaks, rosary blessings, Vatican postmarks, photo ops).

Great value, and, no waiting in line!

Visited September 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Would not have done it any other way”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2013

Great guide Andrea, very much worth the money especially if like us, you didnt have much time to read about all the artwork first. Easy to find meeting point and its always very nice to skip the lines;)

Visited September 2013
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Chertsey, United Kingdom
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“BRILLIANT! Wouldnt use anyone else”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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