Vatican Gardens Bus Tour with Skip-the-Line Entrance

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Vatican Museums, Viale Vaticano, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy

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Book guided tours of Vatican Gardens and discover the mystic and architectural beauty at the same time see the floral landscape in this Vatican city tour and museums – open bus. Take a Vatican Audio tour of the Garden by sitting in the comfort of the air-conditioned ecological bus. Throughout the Vatican Gardens Bus Tour, you will be accompanied by a multilingual tour guide.

Tour Itinerary

Tour Availability:

Every day, except Sunday

Tour Duration:

45 Minutes

Meeting Point:

Via Paolo VI, 31, 00193 Roma RM, Italy

Meeting Time:

25 minutes before the tour

Starting Time:

Traveler can choose the starting time at their convenience

Main tour Destination: Vatican Gardens

Board on an ecological Open Bus Rome to visit the smallest state’s beautiful Vatican Gardens comfortably. By sitting on the bus seat you can admire the beauties outside.

This Vatican Gardens Guided Tour includes stunning views of mountains, artworks, and some aesthetic natural wonders. The itinerary carried out with the aid of a multilingual Vatican audio guide (English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish), leads to the discovery of an unforgettable architectural and artistic project.

The Vatican Gardens open bus tour begins and ends in Largo del Sant’Uffizio. Visitors must be at the meeting point 20 minutes before departure. The Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel audio guide tour is not included. But you can use the same Vatican Gardens tickets to access it.

Tour Overview

Discover an education at the same time serene tour at Vatican Gardens. This secret oasis at Vatican City natural beauty really amped up the mood by seeing something so beautiful. This Open Bus Vatican Rome tour is exclusively available with an audio-guided tour, available in 7 languages (English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish).

Walking in the vast and harmonious gardens gets quite tiring. And that’s why we arranging for a panoramic Vatican Gardens open bus tour. Hop on the eco-friendly and open-air bus while listening to your Vatican audio tour guide about the architecture, fountains, flowers, and twisting paths of these gardens.

After your 45 minutes comfortable Open Bus Vatican Rome tour ends you can use the same tickets to get skip-the-line access at Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel to explore the ancient masterpieces there.

What to Expect at Vatican Gardens Tour

Vatican Garden is a beautifully curated green splendor of nature with a twist of ancient sculptures from medieval times. Inside the gardens, you will see the emerald green foliage, ancient sculpture, architecture, and multi-colored flowers. The twisting paths let you stroll through the walkways of the shaded garden alongside olive trees and papyrus plants.

It’s a unique location combined with art, nature, and ancient masterpieces. Located in the world’s smallest sovereign state, you will get an excellent panoramic view while riding through a minibus in this 44 hectares area.

Book your Vatican Gardens tickets now so you don’t miss the stunning architectural and artistic wonders of the Vatican Gardens.

Tour Highlights

  • Enjoy the mysteries of the Vatican Gardens from the comfort of an ecological bus.

  • From sitting on the bus you can see the beautiful landscape of Vatican city.

  • Multilingual audio guide to explain the artistic wonders of the Vatican Gardens.

  • Skip-the-line tickets to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, save hours of waiting time.

  • Can see the masterpieces at Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel freely.

What is included

  • Reserved ticket for an ecological open-bus tour at Vatican Gardens

  • Multilingual audio guide

  • Skip the line entrance to the Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel

What is not included

  • The services of a professional guide

  • Audio guide for the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

  • Food and Beverages

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Don’t miss out!

A very great place to get some wonderful pictures and breathtaking panoramas. We booked the Vatican Gardens open bus tour in advance from the website. It was our best time in Rome and I felt that 45 minutes was worthy enough especially on a sunny day. Audioguide was absolutely excellent. The tour was organized at our convenient time so we finished the tour early in the morning and saw the best places in the gardens without crowds. Finally, we went to see the Vatican museums and chapel without a queue. You should not miss out on this if you are in Rome.



Open bus tour was an unique experience

To visit the garden in the open bus was such an amazing experience. There were fewer people and this made it cool, as we felt like we were the only group in the gardens area. It was a very peaceful, large, and very beautiful garden. Completely worth a visit just to see these. The tour was 45 minutes and then we had entrance to the museum and Sistine chapel by the same tickets. That was an extra bonus experience on this trip.



Vatican + Garden = Enormous Fun!

We were very exhilarated as we toured the Papal Gardens. We booked an audio-guided tour with a bus and I must say it was a satisfaction to see things in a comfortable way. The bus drove us to the entire garden. Just enjoyed the surroundings, gorgeous gardens, flowers, cactus, icons, constructions, fountains in a sound way. The gardens are lovely and there are also lots of herbs, wildflowers, and trees to see. A must-do when you tour the Vatican.



So much fun in nature

The tour was on an open bus which was excellent. The audio tour guide narrated everything clearly. When the tour was over and we got access to the museum and chapel with that same ticket. My husband and I really liked it. The areas are stunning and we were fortunate to visit on a lovely warm sunny day that appeared to capture the excellence of the garden even more. There was so much history to see and feel.



Great experience!!

The Vatican is like a showcase of various styles of artwork collection from around the world. Last month we visited the Vatican Gardens without planning and we were happy. Vatican Gardens are private gardens of the Pope. We took a bus tour which I would highly recommend as it allowed us to be in the open air. It was a nice 45-minutes tour providing a nice view of the gardens that are beautifully designed and maintained. It's preferable to buy tickets online that are well worthy. I highly recommend buying tickets from rometourtickets since their service and support was praiseworthy!



Honestly I loved this tour!!

The gardens were astounding and the fragrant smell of the flowers floating in the air was really a great experience to cherish. The museum holds loads of Renaissance history and art and the garden also kept lots of information as well. This was quite, peaceful, impressive, and an excellent garden. It was a fabulous color combination that absolutely relaxed my eyes.

Brysen John


Well planned bus tour

Loved this Vatican Gardens tour. The open bus tour was much better than walking in hot weather. The Gardens were fabulous and spectacular plus admission to the museums and Sistine Chapel with the same tickets and no standing in line was amazing. The attraction of the areas and all the various plants and trees around the garden were something special. All in all, that tour was well justified.

Kiara Mc


well-worth the time spent on this short trip!

Vatican gardens were astounding. We found access to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. After an amazing open bus tour, we got to see the amazing masterpieces of renaissance art, sculpture and learned about history. Excellent photos were taken from atop of a comfortable, open bus. Truly a phenomenal place to visit and a nice experience to see the tremendous well organized & pretty garden.

Gerald Tran


Heaven in the Vatican City!

Like all things in Rome, I was fortunate to soak in the beauty of the garden, I really appreciate what my eyes were seeing. The garden was huge, very clean, very attractive, peaceful, and relaxing. Got the chills roaming in an amazing place. I have never seen anything as beautiful as these gardens. This was my favorite part of the Rome trip.



A must-do or nature lover!

We booked this open bus tour and it was wonderful to enjoy a part of nature and see the crafted bushes. An excellent tour at a soothing pace with lots of photoshoots and incredible views. We roamed through the gardens and after that we were overloaded with the gorgeous arts in the museum and chapel. The ticket includes an added bonus to entry to the museum without any queues. Well worth the visit.
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Frequently Asked Questions

The disabled visitors who have verified invalidity of more than 74% are given free admission to the Vatican Museums. Additionally, free entry is offered to a companion for those tourists who are not self-sufficient.

We don’t offer free tickets for disabled visitors. These free entry tickets for the disabled and accompanying persons are distributed directly at the special permissions and/or reception desks in the museum hall upon presentation of an invalidity certificate. When necessary, a companion of a visitor with a disability is given priority skip-the-line entry.

If you need a wheelchair, you can obtain one from the Museum cloakroom for free with a valid ID and a deposit.

It's not always simple for persons with disabilities to enter sites or museums, and many might not even be aware that they are entitled to free admission. The staff of the Vatican Museums is always sensitive to the needs of visitors with disabilities. The Vatican has made accessible to Blind and Deaf visitors by designing appropriate free tours that are offered upon request. Visitors with disabilities cannot tour the Vatican Gardens.

Yes, a Guided tour is available for our Vatican Garden tours. The most convenient option available here is an Audio guide accessible in 7 languages. This offer is often limited, so it is advisable to book your ticket in advance.

Yes. your Vatican Gardens trip includes skip-the-line access, which allows you to avoid large queues. You will also be provided by reservation ticket with an ecological open bus to tour around the Vatican Gardens

No, the Vatican Gardens audio-guided tour does not cover either the Vatican museums audio guide or the Sistine Chapel audio guide. But you can use the same Vatican Gardens tickets to access the skip-the-line entry to the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel. But the audio guide is not involved there.

The visiting hours at Museum can be changed due to special events at the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel.

Yes, Vatican City mostly contains religious sites, so there is a strict dress code for all year round that has to be maintained by men and women. Visitors' shoulders must be covered and their pants/skirts must be below the knee.

Also must wear comfortable shoes during the tour as this tour contains a fair amount of walking.

The Vatican Gardens are not generally open to the public without authorization. Access to the gardens is restricted. Visitors are required to join guided tours of Vatican Gardens or obtain special Vatican Gardens tickets to enter. The Vatican Gardens are part of the Vatican City State, a sovereign city-state within Rome, and they serve as a private retreat for the Pope and the Vatican officials.

To visit the Vatican Gardens, you will need to make a reservation for Vatican Gardens open bus tour through us. Our guided tours provide visitors with an opportunity to explore the gardens while learning about their history, significance, and the various landmarks within the area.

Absolutely! The Vatican Gardens are definitely worth visiting for those seeking a unique and serene experience in the heart of Vatican City. Here are some reasons why the Vatican Gardens should be on your itinerary:

Tranquil Oasis:

The Guided Tours of Vatican Gardens offer a peaceful escape from the bustling crowds and busy streets of Rome. Spanning approximately 57 acres, these beautifully landscaped gardens provide a tranquil oasis. Here visitors can relax, stroll along winding paths, and enjoy the natural beauty that surrounds them.

Historical Significance:

The Vatican Gardens have a rich history that dates back to the Renaissance period. They were initially designed as a private retreats for popes, providing them with a secluded space for reflection and meditation. Vatican Gardens guided tour allows you to connect with centuries of papal history and experience a place that has been cherished by numerous pontiffs.

Stunning Landscapes and Architecture:

The Vatican Gardens open bus tour boast a variety of flora, including meticulously maintained lawns, vibrant flower beds, and ancient trees. As you wander through the paths, you'll encounter charming fountains, statues, and architectural elements. That adds to the visual appeal of the surroundings. From the top of the gardens, you can also enjoy panoramic views of St. Peter's Basilica and the Vatican City.

Hidden Treasures:

Within the Vatican Garden Tours, you'll discover hidden treasures that are not accessible to the general public. This includes the Pope's private heliport, the Teutonic Cemetery, and the grotto dedicated to Our Lady of Lourdes. These exclusive sights offer a glimpse into the Vatican's inner workings and provide a deeper understanding of its significance.

Opting for an audio-guided tour of the Vatican Gardens can greatly enhance your visit. Make it more worthwhile. Here are some reasons why the Vatican Gardens audio guide tour can be a valuable addition to your experience:

Enhanced Understanding:

The Vatican Gardens have a rich history and are filled with symbolic elements that may not be immediately apparent to visitors. A Vatican audio tour provides in-depth information about the gardens, including their historical significance, and the purpose behind certain features. The stories are associated with specific areas. This knowledge can deepen your appreciation for the gardens and make the visit more meaningful.

Detailed Explanations:

The Vatican audio guide offers detailed explanations about the various plants, trees, fountains, and architectural elements you encounter during the tour.

It can provide botanical insights, architectural styles, and anecdotes related to the design and development of the gardens. These explanations help you understand the craftsmanship and artistic significance of the features you see.

Flexibility and Personalization:

With an audio guide, you have the freedom to explore the gardens at your own pace. You can pause, rewind, or replay the audio whenever you want.

It ensures that you don't miss any information or details that pique your interest. This flexibility allows you to personalize your experience and focus on the aspects that captivate you the most.

Multilingual Narration:

Vatican Audio guides are available in multiple languages. It allows visitors from different countries to enjoy the tour. This ensures you can fully comprehend and engage with the information provided, enhancing your understanding and overall experience.

Self-Guided Convenience:

The Vatican Gardens audio guide allows you to embark on a self-guided tour. It gives you the freedom to explore the gardens at your own pace and follow your own interests. You can take your time to soak in the peaceful ambiance, pause for photos, or simply enjoy the tranquility without feeling rushed by a guided group.

No, it is not free to see the Vatican Gardens. The Vatican Gardens are part of the Vatican City and are considered a separate attraction from the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica. Access to the Vatican Gardens is typically limited, and tickets or Vatican Gardens guided tour are required to visit them.

To visit the Vatican Gardens, you must purchase a Vatican Gardens ticket or join a Vatican Gardens open bus tour to access the gardens. The cost of tickets or guided tours for the Vatican Gardens can vary. Kindly contact Rome Tour Tickets for the most accurate and up-to-date information regarding ticket prices and availability.

No, the Vatican Gardens bus tour is only limited to Vatican Gardens, the Vatican Museums audio guide is not included. But you can visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel on your own using the same Vatican Gardens tickets only after completing your Vatican Gardens Tour.

Yes, you can walk around Vatican City. Vatican City is the smallest independent state in the world, located within the city of Rome, Italy. And after completing your Vatican Gardens open bus tour, you can walk around Vatican City all your own. Vatican audio tour is not available then, it is only limited to Vatican Gardens.

Access to the Vatican Gardens is limited. Visits were primarily conducted through guided tours. It is not open to the public without authorization. However, it's worth noting that policies and offerings can change over time.

While it is not possible to visit the Vatican Gardens without a tour at this time. We offer an authorized Vatican Gardens open bus tour with a Vatican audio guide to visit it.

Our Vatican Gardens tour tickets offer a peaceful retreat from the bustling crowds and city noise. Take your time to appreciate the tranquility, listen to the sounds of nature, and find a quiet spot to relax and reflect.

The duration of a Vatican Garden tour can vary depending on your specific tour package. Generally, guided tours of the Vatican Gardens last approximately 45 minutes. During this time, you'll have the opportunity to explore the highlights of the gardens, learn about their history and significance, and enjoy the peaceful surroundings.

The Vatican Gardens group tour may involve walking at a leisurely pace, with stops at various points of interest along the way.

It's important to note that the Vatican Gardens cover a vast area, and some parts may not be accessible to visitors. Therefore, the tour will typically focus on the main areas that are open to the public. To get the most accurate and up-to-date information regarding the Vatican Garden tour, it's recommended to check with the Vatican Gardens tickets official site or contact Rome Tour Tickets.

The Vatican Gardens tour price can vary depending on the specific tour package and the tour operator you choose. The Vatican Gardens tour cost started from around €49 per person. However, it's important to note that these prices are subject to change. It's recommended to contact us directly for the most up-to-date information on tour costs.

When planning your visit to the Vatican Gardens, it's advisable to research different tour options, compare prices, and consider factors such as the duration of the tour, the level of access provided, and any additional services included in the package.

Yes a discount is available for students under 26 years. To avail this discount, students must bring valid student ID during the time of tour.

This tour is not suitable for children under the age of 6.

Children between the ages of 6 and 18 who are going to take this tour must be accompanied by an adult.

If you have any issue with mobility, you have to contact us for private access. But one thing should be noted, the sites are not wheelchair accessible. So if you use one unfortunately you can’t visit this place.

Yes. You can take photos inside the Vatican Gardens. But follow the photography rules when you are inside the museums. It is not permissible to take photos using flash inside the chapel.

If you booked the tour 72 hours before the travel time, no cancellation is allowed here.

It is best to be at the tour meeting spot 25 minutes early. It is the customer's duty to arrive on time. If you arrive late or don’t show up, we are sorry but we cannot accommodate you because we are already at the tour destination with other participants. Furthermore, the Vatican tour ticket price is non-refundable. A refund or cancellation of the Vatican ticket is not possible. As a result, if you miss it, you will not be refunded your ticket money.

Yes, we have a hotel pick-up/drop-off service available. But this is optional and comes with an extra charge. You have to choose the hotel transportation service during the tour booking process and based on the availability we arrange the transportation for your group.

Call us at +39 06 2757630 to cancel any trip; we're available Monday to Saturday from 8 am to 4 pm. Please review other cancellation-related FAQ of this tour and the Cancellation & Refund Policy of Rome Tour Tickets before canceling this tour.

At Rome Tour Tickets, we are acutely aware of the current circumstances resulting from the COVID-19 Pandemic. We are solely responsible for keeping you up to date with the most correct information.

After the post-COVID-19, reserving your ticket online is required in order to avoid unnecessary gathering in the ticket office.

There is no longer a requirement for a Green Pass, vaccination certificate, or test certificate to access the Vatican. Furthermore, there is no certificate needed to enter restaurants, museums, historical sites, etc. When traveling to Vatican City, there is no need for quarantine.

You need to take the following measures while on the tour:

  • You are required to wear a mask that covers your mouth and nose the entire time you are here. Wearing a mask is still required in some locations.
  • Maintain a social distance while on the tour.
  • While entering the venues, the visitor's temperature could be checked. A body temperature of 37.5° C or above may prevent entry to the location.
  • Due to social distance, guided tours now only allow a certain number of participants, including the guides.

Visit Covid-19 Travel Notice for the most up-to-date travel information during this epidemic.

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