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Rome: Vatican Gardens Minibus Tour w/ Vatican Museums Entry

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Activity provider: Tourismotion

Rome: Vatican Gardens Minibus Tour w/ Vatican Museums Entry

Activity provider: Tourismotion
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From US$ 66.39 US$ 53.11 per person

Combine the Vatican Gardens and Vatican Museums in one trip. Explore the art and history of the gardens on a minibus tour with an audio guide, then visit the museums with included entry tickets.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3.5 hours
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Skip the line through express security check
Audio guide included
Italian, English, French, Portuguese, Spanish


  • Discover the green heart of the Vatican City on a tour of the Vatican Gardens
  • Enjoy the full Vatican experience on a combo trip to the gardens and museums
  • Explore every corner of the Vatican's Renaissance and Baroque style gardens
  • Gaze in awe at the frescoes painted by Michelangelo at the Sistine Chapel
  • Benefit from a multilingual audio guide during the tour of the Vatican Gardens
Full description

Experience both the Gardens of Vatican City and the Vatican Museums on this combo trip with included entry tickets. Learn about the gardens on a minibus tour with an audio guide in all languages, then visit the museums to explore on your own.

Start your day with a tour of the Vatican Gardens aboard a minibus. Plug in your audio guide to learn more about the area while you sit back and enjoy the amazing views. Drive through the Italian-, English-, and French-style gardens to admire each of their distinctive features.

Marvel at the Italian-style garden's formal, geometric, and Renaissance features. As you move on to the French garden, see its great expression of classical Baroque art, enriched by statues and water features.

Continue to the English garden with more memorable geometric features as well as natural and artificial elements such as caves, streams, trees, shrubs, pagodas, pergolas, temples, and ruins.

After the visit to the gardens, you'll get access to the Vatican Museums. End your day by exploring one of the most visited museums in the world.

  • Vatican Gardens entry
  • Vatican Gardens tour via minibus
  • Vatican Museums entry
  • Audio guide in all languages
  • Vatican Museums guided tour (if option selected)
  • Helpline and assistance
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 3 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts
  • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted

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Meeting point

Meet in front of the Giulio Cesare cinema. Look for the guide holding a sign with the name of the activity provider.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • Access to the monuments on this tour is not possible with large backpacks
  • The group tour is not suitable for those with mobility issues
  • Not accessible to children under the age of 6
  • It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 28 reviews

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I recommend it to skip the line and extricate yourself inside the Museums and to comfortably go around the gardens with the minibus with the possibility of getting off and photographing the most salient points. The autonomous visit of the Museums allows you to linger longer in the rooms that are most interesting for you! I recommend the experience.

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June 4, 2022

We went at Vatican museums on May. We arrived at the meeting point 10’ later than we should and we informed that our guide left. At the end we found the guide at the entrance and so we took the bus toor. Was a really nice activity but didn’t worth 52 euros.

May 26, 2022

Has really paid off! The better place is in the bus on the left (behind the driver) But the meeting point is really a joke! Everyone was walking around insecure and nobody knew their way around !!! Why don't you give a blackboard to the meeting point? If maybe no board is possible there - it has to be inside that you can take a photo of there and draw an arrow or mark the bench on it and send it with the mail or put it in the description !!!!

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September 25, 2021

Product ID: 164928