private Vatican tours

Mar 24th, 2010, 07:32 AM
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private Vatican tours

In 2008 we had an outstanding private tour of the Vatican via Italy with Us (Helen), today i phoned the number on her website but it is not in service. Anyone know of a great tour service for Vatican? We are going next week & being Easter all of the private tours directly through Vatican website are sold out. If nothing else we will do Night at Museum but that is limited to areas we have seen before.

any ideas would be great! thanks.
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Mar 24th, 2010, 08:11 AM
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Try Context - a great company.
http://www.contexttravel.com/rome/
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Mar 24th, 2010, 08:59 AM
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Last year we used Katie Parla and she was great. You can contact her via her website, www.katieparla.com
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Mar 24th, 2010, 09:06 AM
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I second Context Rome. Very fun and informative.
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Mar 24th, 2010, 01:12 PM
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Randknew: Katie Parla (recommended above) works for Context - you'll pay less if you book directly with her. We hired her for a tour of Ancient Rome and Sara Magister (also with Context) for the Vatican. [email protected] Our trip isn't until May and I booked with them a couple of months ago - it may be tough booking now for Easter.

Hope you have a great trip.
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Mar 24th, 2010, 02:19 PM
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I have corresponded several times with Helen via email and she has responded promptly. Perhaps you can try that.
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Mar 25th, 2010, 01:41 AM
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We have used Context several times, our guides have been fabulous....doctoral students with a lot to teach....
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Mar 27th, 2010, 06:14 AM
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There was an article in the January New York Times about touring with Helen - http://tinyurl.com/yznljfq

The contact info for her company is at the bottom of the article.

I hope you can get a tour booked!
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Sep 19th, 2010, 08:04 PM
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Randknew!
I am interested in getting in touch with Chris that you mentioned giving private tours of the Vatican. The address doesn't work - http://www.sacrasorgente.blogspot.com- (I realize it was a couple of years ago but am hoping you still have a way to make contact! There are six ages 62 - 66 traveling to Rome and would like a small group tour. Any ideas?
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