Every past visitor to Rome has their own favorite spot, one sight or experience that has really left its mark on them. For many, that is a visit to one of the attractions to be found within the Vatican City. Professional private tours of the Vatican really open up experience, minimizing queuing and allowing you to set the agenda.
Guided tours of Italy sometimes get a bad name if not properly selected. The experience can be rushed, or not focused on your own particular preferences. Maybe the tour guide knows a little more about the attractions than can be found in a good guide book. Specialist companies can prevent this disappointment. They allow you to build your route from scratch, and benefit from their expertise when it comes to planning the best things to see and the optimum times to visit. The extremely popular Vatican Museums, for instance, are closed most Sundays. On other days, queues can be phenomenal and time is wasted standing in line if you don’t plan ahead. Private Vatican tours help save these frustrations. No Vatican tour is complete, for instance, without a trip to see St Peter’s Basilica. Again, this is extremely popular, but those who have been there will tell you that there is little in the way of interpretive material here to guide you if you’ve come armed only with your camera. To truly gain the most out of the whole experience, a knowledgeable and experienced tour guide is a must. They can also advise you beforehand on important local customs and matters of etiquette. You’ll avoid being one of the men ushered embarrassingly out of the queue for attempting to gain access while wearing shorts, for instance!
All in all, it may cost a little extra. But if your visit to Rome is one you’ve been looking forward to for ages, you can help ensure it’s the trip of a lifetime by booking private tours of the Vatican. There really is no better way to get the most out of the experience.