When in Rome – Book a Tour!

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Vatican Museum – Etruscan Terracotta statue of the dying Adonis circa 250 BC ie per Roman.

Entering the Vatican (a sovereign state within Rome) we passed a queue which appeared to go for over a kilometre. We we told that this is usual and it will take those at the end 2 hours to get to the entrance. We walked to the front and straight in with our per booked tickets. The same happened wherever we went – long queues which did not apply to us.

We are on a Trafalgar tour this time. Apparently they took 250,000 on tours of the Vatican last year and therefore have preferred status in accessing the limited numbers of tickets available. So far we have had three different local guides provided by Trafalgar, 1 in Rome, 1 in Pompei and today on the Amalfi coast and they have all been excellent.

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2 thoughts on “When in Rome – Book a Tour!

  1. Loved the Vatican, it was so beautiful. When I was there no-one was allowed to sit on the steps outside leading inside.

  2. It sounds like that part (the tours) went to plan – “perfect planning”. Not like the passport issue!
    I’m glad it’s going well for you Gary 🙂

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