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Rome: Vatican Gardens Bus Tour and Vatican Museums Visit

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Activity provider: TICKETSTATION SRL

Rome: Vatican Gardens Bus Tour and Vatican Museums Visit

Activity provider: TICKETSTATION SRL

From US$ 63.12 per person

Discover the beauty of the Vatican Gardens and the Sistine Chapel on this combo bus tour and Vatican Museums visit. Enjoy stunning views from an open-air bus and marvel at the iconic Sistine Chapel.

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


  • Lose yourself in Vatican Gardens where art and nature meet in harmony
  • Get a panoramic view of the Vatican gardens from an open-top minibus
  • Enjoy the serenity of the Vatican Gardens with a multilingual audio guide
  • Marvel how the space is decorated with fountains and the Renaissance sculptures
  • Marvel at the artistry of Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel
Full description
Explore the green heart of the world’s smallest state on this open minibus tour of the Vatican Gardens. Admire lush hectors of cultivated green-space. Have the option to tour the Vatican gardens with or without tickets to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Meet your guide and get assistance boarding the minibus. Uncover the secrets of this rich verdant space that occupies one third of the Vatican city's 44 hectors. Learn about these gardens which date back to the 13th century. Hear about how the gardens were enriched by initiatives of various Pontiffs, as you experience this unique encounter between nature, art, and the Christian faith. Find out about the artists, architects, and creators who took care to create this harmonious location. Take in the highlights of the Vatican Museums, from the Sistine Chapel to lesser-known gems of the collection. Visit the Hall of Maps, the Pinecone Courtyard, the Gallery of Tapestries, the Gallery of Candelabra and the incredible Raphael Rooms. A definite highlight of your visit is the Sistine Chapel. Take some time to admire the details you have heard about, including Michelangelo’s boneless self-portrait, in which he expresses to the world that he would rather be skinned alive than paint the Sistine Chapel again! As incredible as his work is, you’ll appreciate it even more up close and after you’ve seen what it takes to create a fresco. Redeem your voucher at the Touristation office then the staff will accompany you into the Museums to get your official reserved ticket.
  • Assistance at the meeting point
  • Vatican gardens by open bus
  • Multilingual audio guide for the bus
  • Free Wi-fi at the meeting point
  • Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel reserved entrance
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Guide
  • 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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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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.5 /5

based on 11 reviews

Review summary

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Convenient to get tickets quickly. You have to understand the system and follow the guide to collect the tickets in the vatican.

June 15, 2022

The circuit is well organized and the fact of being able to stroll afterwards is very appreciable

June 9, 2022

The bus ride was interesting but it took way too long to get the tickets.

May 22, 2022

Product ID: 413237