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Rome: Vatican Gardens Minibus Tour w/ Vatican Museums Entry

4.2 / 5

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Activity provider: Tourismotion

Rome: Vatican Gardens Minibus Tour w/ Vatican Museums Entry

Activity provider: Tourismotion

From US$ 69.72 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.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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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 Museum and Gardens entry tickets
  • Vatican Gardens tour via minibus
  • Audio guide in all languages
  • Helpline and assistance
  • Live-speaking guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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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

4.2 /5

based on 37 reviews

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Very nice garden. Very pleasant to visit them by minibus in this heat. We were pleasantly surprised to see that there were no glass windows, which allowed us to see well, to take pictures, to feel a bit outside and to be reassured by the ventilated aspect at the COVID news view. The comments were very good.

August 24, 2022

The tour begins with the minibus and although you cannot get off it, they do give you time to take photos and have an explanation of each point of the gardens. As others have recommended, you have to sit on the driver's side for the best views. At the end, you enter the Vatican Museums / Sistine Chapel without problems. The meeting point is not complicated, but since there are many operators, you have to identify the operator of the activity very well.

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August 1, 2022

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

Product ID: 164928