Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel with Return Transfer

Sistine Awe
November 21, 2019
Everyone should see the vast wealth of the Vatican and its piece de resistance, the Sistine Chapel. The skip the line was invaluable! I've taken the tour twice now. The guide Paulo was good but not great. We waited around for half an hour when the tour started for no apparent reason in a non-descript square. Why not in the square in front of St Peter's Basilica only a few blocks away? Similarly, we had free time at the end, but Paulo did not use it to give us insightful stories or details of St Peter's. The meeting stop for our bus was also strangely located. I would recommend this tour, but hopefully you can get a more inspired guide! Visiting the Vatican and Sistine is a bucket list must!
Reviewer: Wally Speckert
4 Stars
Vatican Museums& Sistine Chapel
November 14, 2019
Our tour guide, Paolo Gallinaro was excellent and had a thorough knowledge of the museums. A real pleasure to tour with!
Reviewer: Sarah O’Keefe
5 Stars
Great tour!
November 14, 2019
The tour ended up being amazing. We covered a ton of ground in a short amount of time. Our guide did a wonderful job navigating all of the twists and turns of the tour. Afterwards I was looking through my photos and realized how amazing the tour was. The Sistine Chapel was the reason I chose this tour and it was truly unforgettable. My only suggestion is to try improve the transfer and expectations for the tour. Many of the people in my group were concerned about not finding the bus back as soon as they realized we wouldn't have a guide taking us to the bus stop. A few people were complaining about the lack of restrooms/water/breaks once the tour begins. It really is a long day if you consider the start point of the ship so a more detailed overview would have been helpful. We didn't stop until 3 PM and I would have packed a water and worn better shoes if I realized how much ground we were going to cover in such a short period of time. Overall it was a great tour!
Reviewer: Angela M Fossi
4 Stars
Tour guide was excellent.Overall great deal.
October 29, 2019
Logistics to get from ship to Vatican museum were fairly complicated as was the return trip (shuttle, then bus, then walking and repeat in reverse order). Besides that challenge, the guide and tour were very good. So worth the price to NOT wait in long lines (and in our case - on a rainy day). The area is extraordinarily crowded with tourists and the guide whisked us through the throngs all the while sharing details on the buildings, the art, the history.
Reviewer: Ann Ackerson
5 Stars
September 29, 2019
Man they didn't tell us we'd have to walk ALL OVER ROME to get to the Vatican. The Vatican itself and our tour guide was excellent! But we walked a good 2-3 miles after the tour only to get to the bus and get involved in a scuffle over the number of seats available on the bus back to the port. Still, 4 stars for this tour!
Reviewer: TIM WYCOFF
4 Stars
Great tour guide
May 30, 2019
The tour guide was very prompt in meeting the bus from the ship, walked us to the Vatican & met up with the others for the tour. He was very knowledgeable about all aspects of the museum & cathedral. Also very person able. He said with us at the end of the tour & walked us back to the bus stop to return to the ship. I would recommend this tour as there is no waiting in line.
Reviewer: Noreen Davis
5 Stars
Vatican and Sistine Chapel
October 08, 2018
This was an outstanding tour, the guide was very knowledgeable and engaging. It's was more than I expected, physically challenging but worth every minute
Reviewer: Robert Johnson
5 Stars
You need to be with a tour group
October 05, 2018
Had a great guide, Fred. Knew his subject and the background of what he was talking about. Getting into the museum with its lines would be a challenge unless you are with a group.
Reviewer: Robert Belvin
5 Stars