Vatican: Gardens, Museums and Sistine Chapel Tour
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- Duration: 3 hours
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The length of the experience may seem too long but it definitely didn't feel that way. The Vatican is incredible and time simply stands still when you are in the Sistine Chapel. You simply don't want to leave the beauty and peace. Our guide, Debora, was amazing. We had a group of 5 and she made an effort to connect with each person in the group throughout the day. She was very knowledgeable and personable. The train ride to Castel Gandolfo was fun. Imagine taking a private train in the back yard of the Pope's home as you exit the amazing gardens. I highly recommend you watch "The Two Popes" in advance of going. I always find myself imagining what life was like whenever I visit a site. The movie certainly brings to life the interactions that may have happened in real life.
I loved this tour! A perfect winter excursion brought us out of the eternal city to the hilltop countryside - in just 40 min. Our guide Joseph/Giuseppe introduced us to a magical place on an easy meandering walk, that never felt strenuous, yet covered lots of ground. Passing the olive trees at the villa, we saw a model of how it used to look, then, got a lot of great pictures throughout the tour of the grounds and 1st century structures. Lunch in Tivoli was was lovely. Followed by an active trip around Hadrian's gardens, full of gorgeous murals, fountains and an unmatched view. 5 stars. I would definitely repeat this tour. Plus our tour group was the best!!! Grazie from Chrissy!
This was a fantastic tour! What a wonderful day trip from Rome! Our tour guide, Joseph/Guiseppe, was the best! He made everyone feel taken care of like we were family. The flow of the tour was outstanding where we were able to see and learn a lot but also have a relaxing time just taking in the wonders of Hadrian’s villa and Villa D’Este. Would highly recommend the lunch option - it was a very good meal! Better than I expected. 5 stars all the way!
The overall experience was very good. The tour group was a good manageable size and paced quite well. Guiseppe did a nice job with communicating the history and keeping the group engaged while allowing time to explore independently.
The group was small and everyone was so friendly. We enjoyed not only sightseeing but also communication with participants. Our guide was very friendly and true expert of Tivoli.