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Vatican Gardens Open Bus Tour with Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Reserved Entrance Tickets

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3 hrs
Audio guide
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Delight in the soothing ambiance of the Vatican Gardens on an open bus tour. Be captivated by the art in the Vatican Museums and embrace the glory of the Sistine Chapel.


  • Relax in the peaceful atmosphere of the garden covering 23 hectares.

  • Enjoy the lush greenery of the garden with an open-top minibus.

  • Take fantastic selfies amidst the picturesque beauty of Vatican Gardens.

  • Discover the Renaissance and Baroque-inspired buildings inside the gardens.

  • Experience the finest aspects of Italian, French, and English garden landscaping styles.

  • Learn all about the Vatican Garden’s interesting history with a multilingual audio guide.

  • Later, lose yourself in the vast wealth of Renaissance masterpieces at the Vatican Museums.

  • Be awed by Michelangelo's incredible frescoes and his revered work The Creation of Adam on the Sistine Chapel ceiling.


  • 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 entrance


  • Guide

  • Audio guide for Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel

cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

your experience

As one of the most sought-after attractions in Rome, the Vatican attracts hordes of visitors. With reserved entry tickets, you can be sure you won't be spending your vacation time in the waiting queues. The Vatican Gardens (also Giardini Vaticani) is a green oasis renowned as the pope’s personal garden where he returns to relax and unwind. They cover one-third of Vatican City's 44 hectares. Since 2014, visitors are invited to relish in the same exquisite scenery that was once exclusively available to popes of the past.

At the meeting point, you will receive assistance to board the minibus, after which you can admire the amazing manicured lawns, fountains, sculptures, and buildings. The Fontana dell'Aquilone and Fontana della Galera are among the most striking fountains you will find in the whole garden. Moreover, the historic building of the Governor’s Palace stands out among tourists due to its imposing structure. You can spend some time visiting the Grotta di Lourdes, an artificial cave designed to replicate its famous namesake in France. Another monument to surely catch your attention is the Casino of Pius IV, a 16th-century summer house designed by Pirro Ligorio.

With your ticket, you can also visit the lavish interiors of the Vatican Museum. It boasts one of the most impressive art collections in the world. Lastly, do not leave without seeing Michelangelo’s revered frescoes adorning the ceilings of the Sistine Chapel.

know before you go

COVID Safety Information

  • As of April 1, 2022, access to the Vatican Museums and all areas pertaining to them will be allowed only to those in possession of a COVID-19 Green Certification (Green Pass Base or equivalent certifications for non-EU countries).

  • All guests need to bring and wear only an FFP2 mask. This is the only acceptable mask at the venue.

  • To gain entrance, guests MUST have a reinforced Covid Pass (proof of last vaccination being within 6 months (or recovery) OR in the event that a guest doesn't have a full vaccination/the last dose had passed 6 months, they'll need to show a negative covid test taken within 48 hours (PCR can be done at any local pharmacy).

Important Information

  • Please note the chosen time must be respected and latecomers would not be accommodated.

Dress Code

Strict dress code - your shoulders and knees should remain covered.


Start your visit with the Vatican Gardens aboard an open bus with an audio guide, then continue by visiting the Vatican Museums at your own pace.

Audio Guide

  • The audio guide for Vatican Gardens is available in - English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, and Portuguese.

  • Note: Audio guide is NOT available for Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel.


  • Mon to Sat: 10:30am & 1:30pm.

my tickets

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the attraction.

  • Please arrive at the attraction 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your visit to avoid any delays.

Ticket Redemption Point

  • Show your ticket at Touristation Vaticano.

  • Address: Viale Vaticano, 97, 00192 Roma RM, Italy.

Get Directions to the Redemption Point

Getting There

By Bus

  • The closest bus stop is V.Le Vaticano/Musei Vaticani. It is a quick 2-minute walk to the attraction.

  • Board bus #49 to get you there.

By Metro

  • The closest metro station is Ottaviano. It is a quick 7-minute walk to the attraction.

  • Board metro line MEA to get you there.

By Tram

  • The closest tram stop is Risorgimento/S. Pietro. It is a quick 7-minute walk to the attraction.

  • Board tram #19 to get you there.

By Train

  • The closest train station is Appiano Proba Petronia. It is a quick 10-minute walk to the attraction.

  • Board trains on the Regional (REG or R) line to get you there.


This ticket is valid until Jan.

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