Popular Activities in Gardens of Vatican City
Our most recommended Gardens of Vatican City Activities
1. Vatican City: VIP Vatican Experience
Enrich your Vatican experience by joining this personal, semi-private tour where you can delve into the fabulous art and history that surrounds the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica. You will begin at the Vatican Museum, a labyrinthine complex featuring over 1000 rooms that cover four millennia. Those visiting unguided often find themselves dazzled by the work on display here – which can make it somewhat difficult to navigate. But this curated route through the museum packs in all the best bits. The next stop is the world-famous Sistine Chapel, best-known for its sprawling ceiling art painted by Michelangelo. The rules dictate silence upon entry to the chapel, which isn’t usually a problem – its sheer beauty leaves most speechless.
What an amazing tour! This was my second time at the Vatican Museum and it was breathtaking. Maria, our guide was informative, fun and engaging. The small group allowed her to give us a lot of attention and interact with each other. Three hours felt like such a short time and at the end of the tour I wandered by myself in awe of this magical place. If you want to savour the experience, this is the right way to do it.
2. From Civitavecchia: Vatican, St Peters & Sistine Chapel Tour
Start the tour at Civitavecchia Harbor where you will be picked up. Embark on a small group tour in an intimate group of a maximum of 10 people. Arrive at the Vatican Museums and meet your tour guide. Take advantage of your exclusive skip-the-line access tickets, entering the museums through a panoramic terrace where you can admire the stunning view of Saint Peter's dome overlooking the Vatican gardens. Begin your tour of the collections which include a seemingly infinite number of masterpieces by Bernini, Raphael, Botticelli, Perugino, and other treasures - all incredibly united under one roof. Learn about how the numerous popes that have lived in the Vatican continuously enriched it with different artworks. Admire the most beautiful Roman ancient statues and gaze in awe at the length of the enormous Tapestry Hall, before continuing on through the Hall of the Painted Maps. Finally, wi...
3. Rome: Private Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel Guided Tour
Experience a private tour of the Vatican's extensive collection. Get the full story behind famous works of art as your guide brings the Vatican Museums to life. Discover the masterpieces of the famous Michelangelo. Find out what incredible lengths he went to in finishing the Sistine Chapel. See what his bitter rival was up to in the Raphael Rooms. Check out fantastic St. Peter's Basilica without the lines. Take in one of the most spectacular churches on the planet.
4. Rome: 2.5-Hour Family Vatican Highlight Scavenger Hunt
This family orientated tour of the marvels of Vatican City will have your kids engaged throughout the whole 2.5-hour experience. Today you and your children will learn with entertaining anecdotes full of details the stories that bring the art works to life. All guides have been carefully chosen as the perfect travel companions for you and your family. The tour starts in front of the Vatican Museums, where you will meet your guide and go through the priority entrance with them. See and feel the history while your kids are engaged with scavenger hunts, stories and games throughout the Vatican Gardens, the Gallery of the Carriages, and the Gallery of Maps. You will have priority exit from the Museums and conclude the trip at St. Peters Square. The Sistine Chapel can also be included on request. This will add an additional hour to the activity.
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What people are saying about Gardens of Vatican City
Barbara did an excellent job - very knowledgeable and well paced. We spent a full three hours in the Vatican Museum followed by a short bit in the basilica (though we were able to stay and explore on our own afterward). Tour was closer to 4 hours.
Great tour!! Excellent guide Burcu “Boo”! She told with passion and knowledge and also took us to the basilica and gave us more info. The whole tour lasted 4 hours but it was def not too long.
Our guide, Luigi, was very knowledgeable and gave us a wonderful tour making our visit so much richer and engaging. We highly recommend it!
Really interesting tour, better than going through yourself way better understanding of everything
Very informative , covered more than you would see without a guide..loved it