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Vatican: Vatican City Pass with Bus Tour

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Activity provider: TICKETSTATION SRL

Vatican: Vatican City Pass with Bus Tour

Activity provider: TICKETSTATION SRL

From US$ 68.61 per person

Visit Vatican City with your Vatican pass and see the famous Vatican Gardens, Vatican Museums, and Sistine Chapel. Make the most of your experience with a bus tour and time to explore at your own pace.

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Duration 2 days
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English, Italian, French, Spanish, German, Russian, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, Korean


  • Learn fascinating historical facts and stories about the legendary Vatican City
  • Visit the Raphael Rooms, the Gallery of Maps, and Caravaggio's Deposition
  • Marvel at the magnificent frescoes by Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel
  • Explore the amazing St Peter's Basilica in all its Renaissance glory
  • Explore the manicured and lush Vatican Gardens
Full description

Get exclusive access to the highlights of the Vatican City with your Vatican pass, including entry to the Vatican Gardens, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and the St Peter's Church. Take an open-top bus tour for an exciting overview of the area. Start your visit by seeing the Vatican Gardens on an open bus tour with an audio guide. Sit back and relax on the 45-minute bus ride of this striking landscaped area, designed by the great Renaissance architect Carlo Maderno.

Along the tour, see the Pope Emerito House, the Vatican Radio Station, the Academy of Science, the Pope’s former Summer Residence, the Vatican Government Palace, a piece of the original Berlin Wall, and the “Fontana dell’Aquilone", a fountain with dazzling water games.

Marvel at St. Peter’s Basilica from behind and admire the Cupola from a unique perspective. Then, visit the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel with your reserved entrance ticket.

There are countless marvels to see, but make sure not to miss the five highlights: The four dazzling Raphael Rooms that form the public part of the Popes' apartments, the Belvedere Torso, Leonardo Da Vinci’s St. Jerome in the Wilderness, the Round Room, and the sublime frescoes of the Sistine Chapel. Then, visit St. Peter’s Church at your own pace. Stroll through the striking aisles of the largest church in the world, admiring Michelangelo's "Pieta" and the beautifully carved Bernini Pulpit.

  • Vatican Gardens tour by open bus
  • Entry ticket to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
  • Assistance at the meeting point
  • Audio guide for the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel
  • Access to the St Peter Basilica dome
  • Guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • 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 will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted

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Meeting point

Before entering the Vatican Museums, go to the Touristation, on Viale Vaticano, 97. The office is 50 meters from the entrance of the Vatican Museums.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Passport or ID card for children

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Shorts
  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Glass objects
  • Nudity

Know before you go

  • All visitors must pass through security and vaccination pass control
  • Shoulders and knees are to be covered (shorts are not allowed)
  • For security reasons, children under 6 years old are not allowed on the open-top bus
  • ID is required for children and students
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.8 /5

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My experience with the Vatican was far from satisfactory, or even enjoyable. Too many people are crammed into the Sistine Chapel that me and my friend weren't even sure if we were in it yet. We didn't have a chance to fully appreciate Michaelangelo's ceiling and it was a very stressful experience. I didn't see half the things I wanted to see in the museum either. For £60 per person, I think this was a huge rip off, considering its €20 on the door. The bus tour was enjoyable, but it does not justify the huge hike in price. Very disappointed.

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September 25, 2022

Worth the effort

July 31, 2022

Easy to find meeting point. Staff speaking French well enough to have the necessary information. Adequate bus tour to visit the gardens

June 20, 2022

Product ID: 410116