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Which Vatican Museum Tour? Official, Viator, Walks of Italy?

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Our family of five: Husband and wife; children ages 16, 12 and 9 will be in Italy for 13 days, including three full days in Rome. On the first complete day, Monday, that we are in Rome, I would like to visit the Vatican museums (in the morning) and would like to pre-book our tours (we leave in 9 days, there is still some availability on the tour companies that I am looking at).

My question to fellow Fodorites (thank you, in advance):

1) Vatican online (the Vatican itself) has a tour which is roughly $219 (total), but it does not state whether you skip the line, simply that you have to go to the advance booking line.

2) Viator has a tour for $399 where they prominently state they skip the lines. I have read good reviews generally online about them.

3) Walks of Itay has a tour for $373, where it does not state whether they skip the lines. This is not the Serene Sistine Chapel, since I do not think I can motivate my folks to be there in time for a 7:30 tour.

What is a better thing to do? While I am keeping my eye on the expenses, the price difference is not that tremendous. I would rather go for the Vatican tour itself, but do not know the the quality of the guides over the ones from the tour companies. Any insights are greatly appreciated. Thank you!

p.s. If anyone has any other company they recommend, that would be great, too!

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