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4 / 5
based on 18 reviews

The guide was fine. The Vatican Museums are unbelievably overcrowded.

The problem with the Vatican Museums is massive overcrowding. This is compounded by the layout, which is based on corridors in the old papal palace; it's not purpose built museum display space. (The Vatican really needs to work out a deal with the City of Rome and spread the museums over a larger space outside the Vatican City. The existing Museum could remain as the flagship.) Tour groups are jostled along with the crowd too fast to stop and appreciate anything. It boils down to a forced march to get to the Sistine Chapel on schedule. I signed up for the tour because it was the first visit to the Vatican Museums for my daughters and I wanted them to hear the guide's introduction and explanations. That was done as well as possible given the crowding. Next time, however, I will just get an audio guide and go by myself at my own pace. The crowding really is excessive for a group tour to be very good. Another alternative is to pay for the early entrance and get a head start on the crowd.

Rome: Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Guided Tour Reviewed by

Best tour on our 21 day Holiday, thanks to Davide!

Our tour guide Davide, was just the best! His passion for story telling and expertise regarding the history of Vatican City was amazing. We opted for a private tour for our group of four and it was a great decision. Davide, must us all feel special and answered all of questions. He also gave us several recommendations regarding the rest of our time in Rome that were all spot on! I would highly recommend the private, skip the line tour for your once in a lifetime Vatican experience and ask for Davide! You will not be disappointed.

Pasquale was very nice, perfect french accent, very interesting

The guide was very nice, perfect french accent, very interesting Knowledge. I recommand pasquale.

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