Rome: Vatican & Lunch at Pope's Summer Residence Day Tour
- Small group
- Skip the line
- Duration: 9 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.
Super worth the money in my opinion! We got picked up right on time from our doorstep in a Mercedes and got brought around Rome with a personal guide who was very knowledgable about the various sights we went to see. There was a slight issue with the tickets for the Colosseum but it had more to do how unorganised the ticketing office at the Colosseum is. Patrick also checked up on us while we were in the Vatican City to make sure everything was okay. Overall a great experience and I strongly recommend :)
Truly great experience. We had our own personal driver and guide for the entire day. No waiting in line, no trouble and we were able to see all the sights in great detail. We were on a cruise and for the little bit more expense we had this wonderful guide and driver and we were able to go inside the Vatican, Sistine chapel, St Peter's basilica and tour the Coliseum plus see the Pantheon and Trevi fountain. I would not hesitate to book this again. Everybody was very accommodating.
If you have a short time to see Rome, this is the tour for you! My guide was knowledgable and punctual, and I saw more of Rome than I thought possible in a single day - I also saw things I didn’t even know existed before the tour. Beware however, this AMAZING taste of Rome will only leave you wanting to come back for longer! Thank you Patrick!
Excellent tours,so beautiful residents garden for the pope!! My driver was very good.. in the afternoon did a tour of Vatican museum pier was a great tour guide very knowledgeable I learn alot from him