Vatican tour

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Manalapan, NJ, USA
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we will be on the Millennium May 15 and have started booking our tours. WE have booked two with the ship and one private tour in Naples. We have looked in booking a private tour in Rome, but the cost is very high for two people. I am now thinking about diong the "Rome on your own" excursion and reserving a private tour through the Vatican website of the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican museums. Then we thought we could walk on our own to the Spanish steps and Trevi fountain, eat llunch and go back on the bus. Has anyone done anything similar to this? I would appreciate any opinions. Thanks.
Leeds, UK
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Joined Sep 2003
Hi everyone,

I will put together some sort of walking mini-guide, including a map of what we have done the last 2 times we have been on our own and send it to you all in an email. Will be after the weekend though as I have a lot to do this weekend.

Appleton, Wisconsin
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Joined Dec 2004
I would greatly appreciate it also: [email protected]
Thanks so much!
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Andy -
I'd also appreciate it if you would please email your info to me at [email protected].
Thanks so much.
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I would love to receive this info on Rome as well! My email is [email protected] .
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Andy, it is so kind of you to share your knowledge and experiences in Rome! Would you please add my e-mail address to your list before you hit "send"? [email protected] (That's an underscore between the j and the a.) Many thanks!

Lorraine, we'll be with you on the Millennium May 15th. We're still trying to decide how we'll "do" Rome...but the ship's tour is not too appealing at this time. See you in May.

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The Vatican does give Private Tours of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel on weekdays at 10.30am,12.00,14.00pm and on Saturday at 10.30am and 11.15am which from the Website ( can only be booked by fax a maximum of 30 days before your visit.The cost is 21.50 euros which includes entance,the services of a guide and a headset.