Vatican: Gardens, Museums and Sistine Chapel Tour
- Skip the ticket line
- 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.
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.
Our guide was amazing. She really knew her stuff - she’s an extremely educated Italian archaeologist. Lunch was not as great so definitely do the tour but skip the lunch :)
A fun way to see some of the less frequented sites. Our guide Eugene was very knowledgeable and friendly, and the bikes were fun
We enjoyed the entire experience. We weren't as impressed with the food bu overall it was magnificent and entertaining.