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Overall rating
4.3 / 5
based on 2,059 reviews

Fantastic skip the line entry into everything we wanted to see!

After some initial uncertainty I decided to book the Roma pass rather than book our tickets individually. Initially the information given on the website is not very good so I wasn't entirely sure which things were and were not included, or even how it worked. However when we went to pick up the pass they explained that you then book onto your vatican ticket time we we booked for the following day. When you meet for your time, the guide takes you around to the Vatican entrance skipping the line and then you are in and left to see it by yourselves. However the guide never really explained this, rather he just guided us in, beeped our passes and that was that!! It would have been nice even if they had explained a little about the process! Overall the pass was brilliant and we saw more than we would have done without it. Didn't intend to use the hop on bus tour, but used it as transport to get around when we had walked so much already! Hightly recommended on balance.

Great option for seeing these locations with kids!

Our guide, Francesco, was excellent in working with us and our 2 boys ages 9 & 10. He is very knowledgeable and can answer any question we had but also knew how to keep the boys engaged and not make the tour too detailed and laborious. He also made sure we ended in a spot that let us easily/quickly climb the steps to the dome of St. Peters (not included, but very inexpensive...kids are free). He provided drinks in the middle of the tour and even had some souvenirs for the boys at the end. He was so very patient and kind to them and as a mom - that's my focus most of the time. There is so much to see and I know that there is much more that we didn't learn/examine than what we did - but that's the nature of traveling with kids. I don't know that I could have taken much more in myself. It was a long but beautiful and enjoyable day! Very well organized with no lines and no issues.

Engaging tour for the kids picking up all of the highlights

Our English speaking guide, Maria, was waiting for us at the front gate of the museum and was easy to find. Thank God we booked this tour because the museum was very busy just after new year. Maria was able to get us into the museum and to navigate the galleries with ease on our private tour in the crowded museum. She was very knowledgeable and made a game out of the tour to keep the kids engaged which worked very well. Whilst we didn't see everything, Maria showed us the highlights through the museum, Sistine chapel and st Peter's Bacilica and took the time to explain everything really well and in a way the kids could understand. I would thoroughly recommend this tour if you have young kids and want to experience the Vatican museum with a minimum of fuss. Thankyou Maria

Highly worthwhile. Excellent tour guide.

Alessandra was excellent. Her knowledge of everything we saw was phenomenal and she made it fun for the kids aged 10 and 7. She was informative and engaging with stories that took us back to ancient times. We asked lots of questions and she knew the answers. Her props and games made learning fun so the kids learnt without feeling like they were learning! I highly recommend this tour. It made the most of being there.

Paola did an excellent job for child and adults.

We booked this tour because we were travelling with our nine year old grandson. We felt eliminating waiting in line and having someone other than parents or grandparents talking would be optimal. It was. Paola certainly focused on our grandson but the tour was informative and humorous for the adults as well. Our grandson and all of us had a great experience and a large part of that was Paola"s engaging style.

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