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“Straight to the Sistine Chapel and it was empty!”
Review of City Wonders

City Wonders
Ranked #155 of 870 Tours in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: City Wonders Tours (formerly Dark Rome) offers special-access tours in Rome, the Vatican, Venice, Florence and Milan. We specialize in small, single language tours with Skip the Line Access at all major monuments and museums - making sure that you get the very best from every second of your vacation. As an Official Vatican Museums Partner, City Wonders offers No Wait Access at the Vatican Museums along with a number of exclusive and special-access tours. We also have special access to the Colosseum underground, third tier level and arena floor. As well as original walking tours, we offer a number of innovative day trips from Rome to Tuscany, Pompeii and Florence. In operation for over 10 years now, our focus on the little details, our excellent Customer Care team and our careful guide selection have made us one of the most popular tour operators in Rome - and we're still growing!
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the Vatican Sistine Express tour that provided early access to the Vatican. We had to arrive early! We got there at 6:50 and were glad we were 15 minutes or so of the time they told us to arrive. We were given headsets so we could hear the guide. We went in the Vatican by 7:30 and made our way pretty quickly down the long walk to the Sistine Chapel. Other than our group of 20 and the guards, we didn't see anyone else. We really didn't have time to look around at the gorgeous rooms we were going through other than a quick look around. When we got to the Sistine we were left on our own and could stay as long as we liked. After 30 minutes or so other people started to come in but we still were able to enjoy it in peace. We then left the Chapel and were able to go back to the start of the museum. We then spent hours touring the full museum on our own. If you want to see the Sistine with few people and really appreciate the beauty and history of this Chapel, I highly recommend this tour.

Thank tunitravels
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"dark rome"
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"great tour"
in 1 180 reviews
"our tour guide"
in 1 397 reviews
"sistine chapel"
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"last supper"
in 166 reviews
"mt vesuvius"
in 140 reviews
"day trip"
in 497 reviews
"skip the line"
in 613 reviews
"small group"
in 254 reviews
"meeting point"
in 287 reviews
"local guide"
in 148 reviews
"highly recommend this tour"
in 256 reviews
"excellent guide"
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"hour tour"
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"three hours"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tour included AC bus transportation to, from, and around Pompeii/Mount Vesuvius, tickets into the grounds of Pompeii and up Mt. Vesuvius, authentic pizza lunch, and wonderful tour commentary. Our tour guide was a woman named Luis who was very enthusiastic and kind; she shared important information and made it very interesting. We had a local tour guide in the town of Pompeii (Bernadette), which is absolutely necessary as we would neither have noticed so many interesting details nor understood what we were looking at. She was thorough, but the tour wasn't so long that you get bored either. The lunch was good and the climb up Mt. Vesuvius was short and sweet. Throughout the bus ride, Luis provided information about Pompeii as well as Rome/Italy in general. This was much appreciated as she recommended several restaurants and other tours. Overall it was a great experience and we returned to Rome at a decent hour. Must do this!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great tour especially that we skipped the line, Guide was very nice and knowledgeable. We had our guide Eddy before and he was funny. He gave us time to take photos.

Thank Lisa041167
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a fabulous day touring around mount Vesuvius and Pompei for my daughter's 15th birthday. The guides were knowledgeable and entertaining. We would recommend it to others!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Last Supper was the highlight of our trip to Milan, the Cathedral being the next best!
We are very pleased with our Milan Tour. Our official guide, very nice, led us through the city, magnified by some little stories and jokes.
We highly recommend it to everyone!

Thank Harathao
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