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Address: Via Santamaura 14/B, 00120 Vatican City, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 334 727 3299
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07:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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What a Life Tours is the perfect melting pot of people from all over the...

What a Life Tours is the perfect melting pot of people from all over the world, which makes us unique towards others. We have an insiders understanding of different cultures them being our direct background, relying on this as a fundament of our strength in delivering tours. This is your chance to get your vacations optimized and gain more then just a tour, but an experience as eternal as this City.

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Early Entrance Vatican Tour

This was my husband's first time to Italy and he wanted to experience as much of it as he could. He is an above the knee amputee and we knew that the Vatican would present a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Andrew M

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Quezon City, Philippines
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102 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Joined their early morning tour for Vatican Museum and St Peter Basilica. Cost was 89 euros per person vs the 65 euros by booking directly with the Vatican Museum website. The big advantage is you have a guide which will help you understand what you are looking at. Helping you guide through the museum as well as directing you directly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my husband's first time to Italy and he wanted to experience as much of it as he could. He is an above the knee amputee and we knew that the Vatican would present a challenge for him due to both its size and its daily number of visitors. For these reasons we opted for the private early morning... More 

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David3050, Guest Relations Manager at What a Life Tours, responded to this review

Dear Brenda, What a beautiful review! We are so happy to hear that we contributed to making Andrew’s first visit to the Vatican special and memorable! Our tour guides always go that extra mile to make the tours as comfortable as possible for our guests and I am sure that Toni will be thrilled to hear that her efforts were... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on our Colosseum Tour with Julian. We were lucky, as it was early in the morning so there weren't many people there. Julian was very informative, answered all of our questions and even gave us suggestions on other sites to visit. Great Italian coffee was included! Julian showed us the best of the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine... More 

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David3050, Guest Relations Manager at What a Life Tours, responded to this review

Dear Nicolle B, Thank you for the great review! It sounds like you really enjoyed your tour of the Colosseum with Julian and we could not be happier to hear it! The Underground Tour is really something special; we never get tired of exploring those subterranean tunnels, nor the spectacular views from the third tier (and to stand on the... More 

Beaumont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone in our group of 9 thoroughly enjoyed our What a Life Early Tour of Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica. We would highly recommend the early tour- no crowds! Daniella was our guide and she was wonderful. When we arrived in the morning at the WALT office, Joseph greeted us with warm croissants and delicious coffee. We... More 

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David3050, Guest Relations Manager at What a Life Tours, responded to this review

Deaar BarbaraBeaumont, ’Grazie mille’ for your splendid review! You do a great job at highlighting all the perks of our Vatican Early Morning Tour: the delicious pre-tour breakfast in our office, the before-the-crowds access to the Sistine Chapel and of course – as on all of our tours – the great tour guides (no wonder it is our best-seller!)! It... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment we arrived we were greeted warmly and made to feel welcome. To make it extra special our daughter who was celebrating her birthday, received a gift of a book on the Sistene Chapel - which she loved. This personalisation was greatly appreciated and highlights the hospitality offered by this company. Our guide Marcello was knowledgeable, flexible and... More 

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David3050, Guest Relations Manager at What a Life Tours, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for the sweet review! You made a point of highlighting the hospitality of our staff and that really warms our hearts since we put so much love into our work. And as we aim to be a tour company for all ages, we consider it a great compliment that both the both parents and... More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour was well organised, Martha - our guide was very knowledgeable. I recommend this company and will certainly use them again!

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David3050, Guest Relations Manager at What a Life Tours, responded to this review

Ciao Marissa, Thank you for nice words, Martha will be thrilled to read your review! Your feedback is a valuable resource to us, don't let pass too much time before you come back to Italy!:) Best Regards, David More 

Portland, Oregon
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on a lovely tour of the Vatican, including the museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's. January seemed to be a less touristy time, which was great for us. Our guide was very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend this tour.

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David3050, Guest Relations Manager at What a Life Tours, responded to this review

Dear traveler, Thank you for choosing us and taking the time to write your experience with our company. January it is a great month to visit the Vatican as is much less crowded and the tour is more enjoyable. Hope to see you back soon, have a great day! Kind Regards David More 

Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I get the impression that there are several great tour companies operating in Rome. I also get the impression that there are also many mediocre Rome tour companies, and a few really bad tour companies operating in the Eternal city. So while my goal was to simply book a ‘skip the line’ tour to ensure I made the most of... More 

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David3050, Guest Relations Manager at What a Life Tours, responded to this review

Dear 5Canucks, Wow, what an incredible and thorough review! We know that our customers come to us with high expectations so to hear that we exceeded yours is a wonderful compliment. There are indeed a lot of tour companies in Rome but what sets us apart from the rest is our top-notch customer service and – most importantly – our... More 

Melbourne
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161 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Completed 3 tours with this group with 3 different tour guides and all were very informational and knew their stuff. The early morning Vatican tour was great. Met at the what a life tour office and had coffee and light breakfast. All the staff were lovely. I lost my ticket to enter and the guy from the office ran over... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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172 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a group of about (?) 15 people ... we booked private tours for the Vatican and Colosseum / Forum / Palatino. We were so lucky to have Charlotte / Carlotta as our guide on both days ... ! She educated us, answered our 101 questions, always with lots & lots of humour ! We opted for a private... More 

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David3050, Front Office Manager at What a Life Tours, responded to this review

Dear Almostgreynomad, Thank you for the lovely review of your two tours with us! We thought that the charming and knowledgeable Carlotta would be the perfect match for your party and it seems like you all had a great time together. And yes, a private tour is definitely the way to go if you are looking for a tailor-made experience... More 

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