Guided tour

Vatican: Gardens, Museums and Sistine Chapel Tour

4.4 / 5

38 reviews

Activity provider: TICKETSTATION SRL

Vatican: Gardens, Museums and Sistine Chapel Tour

Activity provider: TICKETSTATION SRL

From US$ 103.47 per person

Enjoy a unique view behind the scenes of the Vatican, including the Vatican Gardens, Vatican Museums, and the Sistine Chapel on this guided tour.

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Duration 5 hours
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  • Enjoy a unique view behind the scenes of the Vatican
  • Explore the beautiful Vatican Gardens by minibus
  • Experience the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel with the assistance of a professional guide
  • Hear the in-depth stories behind the art from your expert guide
Full description

Enjoy an exclusive visit to Vatican City on a guided tour with a professional guide. Discover the beautiful Vatican Gardens, the collections of the Vatican Museums, and the enchanting Sistine Chapel.

Start your journey with a minibus tour into the Vatican Gardens: look at the Pope Emerito House, the Vatican Radio Station, the Academy of Science, the Pope’s former Summer Residence, a piece of the original Berlin Wall and the “Fontana dell’Aquilone.” Look at St. Peter’s Basilica from behind and admire the Cupola from a unique perspective. Visit the Gallery of Maps, the Gallery of Tapestries and Candelabras, and the Chapel of Pio V. Next, enter the Sistine Chapel and marvel at Michelangelo’s frescoes that changed the course of art forever. Then, you can explore at St. Peter’s Basilica at your own pace. Stroll through the striking aisles of the world’s largest church. Admire Michelangelo's "Pieta" and the beautifully carved Bernini Pulpit.

  • Minibus tour for the Vatican Gardens
  • Professional guide
  • Headsets
  • Reserved entrance to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
  • Entrance to the dome of St Peter's Basilica
  • Food or drinks
  • Pickup
  • Transfers
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet at the Touristation Vaticano Viale Vaticano 97, about 50 meters from the entrance to the Vatican Museums. A member of staff will take you to the museum entrance and give you all the information you need. The time chosen must be respected. Latecomers will not be accommodated.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  •  This tour involves long periods of standing with a lot of walking, and is not recommended for people with limited mobility
  •  This tour is not allowed to children under 6 years old. For safety reasons it is not possible to get on the minibus for the Vatican Gardens
  •  Please report to the Touristation Office 20 minutes before the selected time
  • The time chosen must be respected. Latecomers will not be accommodated
  • For operational reasons, there may be a break between the Vatican Gardens minibus tour and the guided tour at the Vatican Museums
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 38 reviews

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This was sold as a gardens, museum and sistine chapel tour. The time changed and when we showed up for the new time for the garden tour, a representative walked us to a bus and walked away. She never introduced herself or explained anything. The garden “tour” was a tape, but the bus driver did bot keep in step with the tape. After the tour we were ushered off the bus and did not know where to go or what to do. The new “directions” suggested we visit the Sistine chapel before or after our next meeting with a GetYourGuide person. It was about an hour and a half lter that we went to the GetYourGuide office, which was packed with people. Our guide from there was nice, but it was chaotic.

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September 18, 2021

The bus ride through the gardens is really very nice. In the tour description, however, it should be pointed out that this is a bus ride and not a walk. It would also be important to sit on the left side of the bus. Because on this page were almost all the things described by the guide.

August 13, 2021

The visit to the gardens is done by bus, which is an advantage because the day of visiting the Vatican is very sporty! On the other hand, little time for photos because the bus is extremely fast and it is an audio guide so no question possible. The visit to the museums and the Sistine Chapel was very pleasant. Our guide was great Only negative point is that we had 2 hours of waiting between the visit of the gardens and that of the museums and that we were warned late so our afternoon visit program was impacted

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August 10, 2021

Product ID: 378664