Arte Vaticana: Vatican Museums Tour including Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica with Skip-the-Line Tickets

A comprehensive visit to one of the world's top sites
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4 hours
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  • Explore the Vatican in the company of an art historian or a church historian
  • Includes skip-the-line tickets into the Vatican
  • Vatican Museums, St. Peter's Basilica, and Sistine Chapel
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Brenda Lee was OUTSTANDING!!!! VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE as to the details to Every painting. Plus, she had excellent customer service!!
I feed bad leaving a negative review for Blanche, but she was one of the worst guides I've experienced with Context over the years. She was unable to really engage with our group in the way I've come to expect from context guides. For me, engagement with clients and drawing them in is far more important on a tour than dispensing information.
Priscilla is an absolutely outstanding guide. She guided us effortlessly through the Vatican museum and St. Peter’s Basilica with amazing knowledge of the art, the symbolism, the history, and the essential pieces that were helpful and comforting, such as where to stand and where to have a quick break. She is a wonderful expert on every element while also a good conversationalist and injects good humor to make you feel at ease. Her knowledge of the subtleties, such as the scale of Bernini’s working models for the angels in St. Peter’s and symbols of different papal reigns, were among my favorite aspects. I had been to the Vatican several times as a student, and I learned more on my tour with Priscilla than I had ever learned before. In addition, the skip-the-line tour is so worth the money. She knows these buildings like the back of her hand, so we glide through and four hours felt like one hour. I will never go back to these sites without a Context tour guide, and if I do go back, it might only be with Priscilla.

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