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Rome Musuems

Has anyone used a site called Rome Museums (www.rome-museum.com) to book tours of the Vatican? They setup a "tour" to get you through the queue and then you are on your own. It seems like a good way to avoid the lines.

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The early entry is reserved for licensed tour guides to bring in their groups. I have seen messages on other boards from people that booked tickets with a company (not sure if it is the same one as yours) with no tour. They were asked to leave the Vatican Museum because they were not on a tour and in before the general admission time. Now I don't know how often this happens but it is something to consider.

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Hi Bill,
We did not use the Rome-Museums company. We used Viator.com. The Tour was great and our tour guide was excellent. We were in a different queue and our waiting time was only 15 minutes. We used their services at the end of September.
Good luck and enjoy your trip to Rome.

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We used Viator Skip the lines tour for the Vatican and had the opposite experience of the previous person. They picked us up almost an hour late at our hotel. We waited 1 1/2 hours with groups on other tours just to get in to get our tickets. We had to follow our tour guide with head sets on that she was suppose to communicate with us, but they did not work to well and she finally gave up on using them inside the museum. We went through the museum so fast trying to keep up with her and then rushed through the Sistne Chappel. We lost my husband in the mob scene along with alot of others in our group. He did see the Sistine Chapel about a 1/2 hour after I got through and followed a group out the exit that takes you to St. Peters. I followed the tour guide and we went out the main entrance again and had to find our tour bus and then were taken to a gift shop for 45 minutes until the bus returned us to an area near out hotel. My husband landed up taking a taxi from in front of St. Peter's