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Vatican: Papal Audience and Gardens of Vatican City Bus Tour

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Activity provider: TICKETSTATION SRL
Entry ticket

Vatican: Papal Audience and Gardens of Vatican City Bus Tour

Activity provider: TICKETSTATION SRL
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From US$ 54.53 per person

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Attend the Papal Audience in Vatican City and get blessed by the Pope. Tour the spectacular Vatican Gardens on board an open-top bus. As an option, enjoy a guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica.

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Duration 2 - 3 hours
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Audio guide included
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese


  • See the Pope in Vatican City and receive his blessing on you and your loved ones
  • Pray along with the Pope reciting the Lord's or Our Father Prayer in Latin
  • Explore the highlights of the Vatican gardens from the top of an open bus
  • Admire the glorious architecture of the Vatican and discover its rich history
  • Be blown away by the Renaissance treasures hidden in St. Peter's Basilica
Full description

See the Pope on a special early-access visit to the Papal Audience ceremony. Explore the spectacular Gardens of Vatican City and learn about Papal history on a bus tour. Depending on the option chosen, take a guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica and marvel at its Renaissance architecture.

Meet your greeter to collect your ticket just in front of St. Peter's Square. Pass security and join the weekly gathering. Then, watch the Pope make his way to the stage. Hear his greeting, prayers, and sermon. Pray together with the Pope before he imparts his blessing upon the crowd.

After the Papal Audience, embark on a tour into the green heart of the world's smallest state on an open bus. Listen to the audio guide to learn about the gardens' 13th-century origins and how different pontiffs have influenced their design.

Discover centuries of Papal history. Marvel at how nature, art, and the Christian faith blend together. Spot artworks and venerated images of the Blessed Virgin Mary enshrined at the Vatican Gardens.

Depending on the option chosen, you can add to your experience with a guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica before your bus tour. Marvel at the most important church in the Catholic faith. Admire its stunning Renaissance architecture and famous artworks, including Michelangelo's Pietà.

  • Entry to the Papal Audience (not skip-the-line)
  • Assistance at the meeting point
  • Open bus tour of the Gardens of Vatican City
  • Multilingual audio guide (bus tour)
  • Guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica (if option selected)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Live guide (unless St. Peter's Basilica option chosen)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet next to the security check point on Piazza del Sant'Uffizio. Your greeter will be holding an orange umbrella.

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Shorts
  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Electric wheelchairs

Know before you go

  • For security reasons, children under 6 years old are not allowed on the open bus, with no exceptions
  • Shoulders and knees must be covered in Vatican City
  • All visitors must pass through airport-style security
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 17 reviews

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Chegue cedo!! Tipo umas 7h para pegar menos fila. Chegamos as 8h e entramos as 8:40h por causa da fila no RX. Vimos o Papa muito perto uns 5 metros, no Papa Móvel. Se chegássemos mais cedo teríamos ficado bem perto. Ótimo passeio pelos jardins. Áudio no ônibus em Português.

March 31, 2023

Man trifft den Guide an den Sicherheitskontrollen und dieser gibt einem die Tickets für die Audienz. Man bekommt einen Zettel mit der Adresse für den Treffpunkt nach der Audienz. Anschließend stellt man sich selbstständig zur Sicherheitskontrolle an. Diese war schon um 8 Uhr morgens sehr sehr lang! Es ging aber trotzdem recht schnell. Wie am Flughafen muss man sein Getränk wegschmeißen!! Die Audienz fand nicht auf dem Petersplatz, sondern in einer Halle statt. Wir saßen recht weit vorne, es gab aber auch Leute, die nicht mehr reingekommen sind. Um 09:10 Uhr ging es los und um 9:50 Uhr war es vorbei. Anschließend liefen wir zum Büro und liefen durch den Eingang der Vatikanischen Museen zum Bus. Wieder Sicherheitskontrolle und Wasser wegschmeißen! Man kann aber in ganz Rom an Ständen Wasser für ca. 3€ kaufen. Dann ging es in den Bus und wir wurden 40min. durch den Garten gefahren. Auf der linken Seite sitzt man definitiv besser! War sehr schön und empfehlenswert.

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March 31, 2023

Die Tour im offenen Bus durch die Vatikanischen Gärten war sehr eindrücklich. Sie dauerte ca. 40min und fand unmittelbar nach der Audienz statt. Der Fahrer hielt an allen wichtigen Stellen und man konnte gute Fotos machen. Man ist dann an Orten, die man sonst nur im Fernseher sieht. Top! Ich würde die Tour sofort wiederholen.

March 31, 2023

Product ID: 410084