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Vatican Gardens + Sistine Chapel
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Vatican Gardens + Sistine Chapel

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Discover the lungs of the Vatican City on this exclusive guided tour of its gardens. You'll also visit the unmissable Sistine Chapel, and you can even tour the Vatican Museums too!

Admiring the Vatican Gardens from the minibus
St Peter's Basilica from the Vatican Gardens
Inside the Vatican Museums
The world-famous ceiling of the Sistine Chapel
Vatican Gardens
Aerial views of the gardens
Enjoying the minibus tour

Vatican Gardens + Sistine Chapel

At 8:45 am we'll meet in Via Della Conciliazione and enter the walls of the Vatican Hill to discover a real oasis. The Vatican Gardens have been the resting and meditation place of the Popes for centuries. Would you like to discover them?

We'll take you on a 50 minute tour in an open-top bus, of this hidden paradise in the smallest state in the world. Fortifications, grottoes and idyllic fountains await us.

As we drive through the Vatican Gardens, we'll discover English woodlands, Italian gardens and French flowerbeds in an impressive mix of architectural and natural styles. We'll also pass by the Casina of Pius IV, a masterpiece of Mannerist architecture and the current seat of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences. We'll learn many of the secrets of the areas we see thanks to the audio guide.

The tour will end at 10 am at the starting point.

Vatican Museums + Sistine Chapel

Would you like to see another of the Vatican's great attractions? You can book a combined tour that includes an audio-guided tour of the gardens and a guided tour of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel.

After the minibus tour, you'll have 1 hour 30 minutes of free time. We'll meet at 11:30 am in Viale Giulio Cesare to enter the Vatican Museums and start discovering the greatest art collection of the Roman Catholic Church. The highlight will be the Sistine Chapel, one of Rome's greatest treasures. We'll admire the frescoes on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, Michelangelo's masterpiece, and learn about the place where papal coronations are held.

The tour will end at 2.30 pm outside the museums.

Hotel pick-up

There is the option to book hotel pick-up. The pick-up takes place 1 hour before the tour starts and is valid for all accommodation within 8 kilometres of the meeting point. The tour ends at the Vatican.

Other activities

Discover more activities around the Vatican with the following link.

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Price

Adults Children between 6 and 12 years old Children under 6
Gardens Tour
US$ 25.70
US$ 23.40
not permitted
Gardens Tour with pick up
US$ 38.60
US$ 35.10
not permitted
Gardens tour + Vatican Museums
US$ 72.60
US$ 58.60
not permitted
Gardens tour + Vatican Museums with pick up
US$ 84.40
US$ 70.30
not permitted

Gardens Tour

  • Adults

    US$ 25.70
  • Children between 6 and 12 years old

    US$ 23.40
  • Children under 6

    not permitted

Gardens Tour with pick up

  • Adults

    US$ 38.60
  • Children between 6 and 12 years old

    US$ 35.10
  • Children under 6

    not permitted

Gardens tour + Vatican Museums

  • Adults

    US$ 72.60
  • Children between 6 and 12 years old

    US$ 58.60
  • Children under 6

    not permitted

Gardens tour + Vatican Museums with pick up

  • Adults

    US$ 84.40
  • Children between 6 and 12 years old

    US$ 70.30
  • Children under 6

    not permitted

* The price varies based on the chosen date

More Information

Covid-19 Measures

It is compulsory to present a Covid vaccination certificate, a negative PCR test or antigen test taken up to 48 hours before the activity. Show more

A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.

The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.

All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.

Disinfected radio units will be provided, and headphones will be single-use.

Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.

The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

Alcoholic drinks are not available.

The temperature of all attendees will be taken, and admission will be denied to those with a temperature of more than 37 degrees Celsius (99 Fahrenheit).

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Duration

1 hour 15 minutes - 5 hours 45 minutes.

Included

Hotel pick up (depending on option chosen)

Transport by minibus

Entrance to the Vatican Gardens

English speaking audio guide in the Vatican Gardens

No queuing at the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel (depending on the option chosen)

English speaking guide in the Vatican Museums (depending on the option chosen)

When to book?

You can book up until 1 hour before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

No printing of documentation required.

Promotes local employment.

Has a gender equality policy.

Has a carbon footprint offset policy.

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Pet-friendly?

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

from
US$ 25.70
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Meeting point

Caffé Vaticano.