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Vatican: Papal Audience and Gardens of Vatican City Bus Tour

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Activity provider: TICKETSTATION SRL

Vatican: Papal Audience and Gardens of Vatican City Bus Tour

Activity provider: TICKETSTATION SRL
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From US$ 52.77 per person

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
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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
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted

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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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Important information

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

4.6 /5

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You meet the guide at the security checkpoints and he gives you the tickets for the audience. You get a note with the address for the meeting point after the audience. You then queue up for the security check yourself. This was already at 8 o'clock in the morning very very long! But it was still pretty quick. As at the airport you have to throw away your drink!! The audience did not take place in St. Peter's Square, but in a hall. We sat quite far in front, but there were also people who couldn't get in. It started at 9:10 a.m. and was over at 9:50 a.m. We then walked to the office and walked through the entrance of the Vatican Museums to the bus. Throw away security check and water again! But you can buy water at stalls all over Rome for about 3€. Then it was on the bus and we were 40min. drove through the garden. You definitely sit better on the left side! Was very nice and recommended.

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April 25, 2022

The tour of the Vatican Gardens in an open bus was very impressive. It lasted about 40 minutes and took place immediately after the audience. The driver stopped at all the important places and you could take good photos. You are then in places that you otherwise only see on TV. Top! I would repeat the tour in a heartbeat.

April 10, 2022

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.

June 23, 2022


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