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Rome: Vatican Gardens Bus Tour and Vatican Museums Visit

3.9 / 5

55 reviews

Activity provider: TICKETSTATION SRL

Rome: Vatican Gardens Bus Tour and Vatican Museums Visit

Activity provider: TICKETSTATION SRL
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From US$ 63.24 per person

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Discover the beauty of the Vatican Gardens and the Sistine Chapel on this combo experience of bus tour and museums visit. Enjoy amazing views from an open-air minibus and stroll through the galleries.

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Duration 4 hours
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Audio guide included
Italian, English, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Russian

Experience

Highlights
  • Get lost in the lush Vatican Gardens, where art and nature meet in harmony
  • Enjoy a panoramic drive through the gardens as you learn about their history
  • Hear about the artists who contributed to the area with fountains and sculptures
  • Tour the impressive galleries and hallways of the historic Vatican Museums
  • Marvel at the true artistry of Michelangelo with a visit to the Sistine Chapel
Full description

Explore the green heart of the world’s smallest state on a guided minibus trip to the Vatican Gardens. Admire the lush cultivated areas and discover every single corner. Finish off your experience with a visit to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel.

Meet your guide and uncover the secrets of this rich verdant space that occupies one-third of the Vatican city's 44 hectares. Hear about how the gardens have been enriched by the initiatives of various Pontiffs and experience a unique encounter with nature, art, and the Christian faith.

Find out about the artists, architects, and creators who took care to create this harmonious location. If you're looking for the complete Vatican experience, this tour is perfect for you, with Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel visits to explore all of Vatican City's beauty.

See the Hall of Maps, the Pinecone Courtyard, the Gallery of Tapestries, the Gallery of Candelabra, and the incredible Raphael Rooms. Enjoy the definitive highlight of your visit, the Sistine Chapel. Take some time to admire the details, including Michelangelo’s interesting self-portrait.

Includes
  • Vatican Gardens minibus tour
  • Multilingual audio guide for the bus
  • Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel entrance
  • Food and drinks
  • Audio guide for Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted

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Participants

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Meeting point

Head to the Touristation Vaticano office, 50 meters from the entrance to the Vatican Museums.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • Student card
  • Passport or ID card for children

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • All visitors are required to pass through security and COVID-19 vaccination control.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.9 /5

based on 55 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.1/5
  • Transportation
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    3.8/5

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The garden tour was worth it, just be informed that you don’t get off the little bus and walk around. You listen to an audio in different languages on the bus. The rest of the tour is entry to the Vatican Museums. Some things that made me reduce the score: - the tour length says 4 hours but the garden bus tour was less than an hour. The rest is on your own in the museums, no guide. That is fine but it’s misleading. If someone was trying to schedule another tour it’s way off. - our guide was maybe having a bad day on a Saturday and with the crowds. She didn’t introduce herself. She seemed to have trouble getting tickets, we had a really long wait. She didn’t explain the audio system in the bus at all, and she completely disappeared at the end of the tour so we realized she was done. Didn’t hang around for questions. I would still recommend the tour for the gardens.

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October 8, 2022

For Russian-speaking tourists, an audio guide in Russian is given on the bus. But the meeting guide does not understand Russian. It was difficult for me to understand where we were meeting and where to go, since I don’t speak other languages. As a result, I bought an audio guide for 8 euros and went to museums with it. And the rest is all good.

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September 22, 2022

We didn't wait to get to the Vatican. Bus tour in the gardens was good. Unfortunately we were left alone after the bus tour and the group waited for the guide for the Vatican Museums. After a while we started alone through the crowds and had to pay extra for the audio guide, €8 per person. A clear description of the performance would be desirable!

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November 1, 2022

Product ID: 413237