I was told that the Vatican was so crowded you couldn’t move but I figured everything is crowded it can’t be that bad.It was so crowded you took many baby steps throughout the whole Vatican. The tour rust you through so fast you could not take pictures. Our guide spoke English but we could not understand her. I would skip the Vatican and go to Saint peters basilica next-door which was amazing.
The tour starts promptly at 10:30.My husband and I visited Vatican 15 years ago without tour. Now we brought our 12 years son. It is a big difference going with tour guide. We had Margarita - a wonderful, knowledgeable, intelligent and patient person. The best tour guide in the world! We had a small group of 7 people and enjoyed every moment in Vatican and St Peter’s Basilica with detail Margarita’s explanations.
Super easy to find and walk through the entire day. Raffa our tour guide was amazing. Would definitely recommend this to someone looking to tour the Vatican but doesn't want to spend a long time doing it.
This tour was well-worth the cost ... walking by the extended line was in itself cool but the guide explained so much about all the items in the Vatican Museum that we felt that we had been treated like royalty! Such magnificent articles in the collection and to have them described with such historical background was amazing. I was annoyed by the other people in the Sistine Chapel for their lack of reverence for where we were but it did nothing to lessen the impact of standing in the presence of such beauty. St. Peter's Bascillica was mind boggling - thank you for having this tour available. I recommend it highly!
We would recommend taking an official tour as you gain so much more information. Also meeting other people in the group from different countries. Having in ear units make for an excellent experience. This was the best tour of our short break.
A very interesting tour, our guide was so knowledgeable, and friendly, a walking book, not dry at all! Every question he answered in detail and more - the history behind everything, fascinating! No time wasted, very efficient. We recommend booking the extra tour around St Peter's too, no long queues!