Guided tour

Vatican: Gardens, Museums and Sistine Chapel Tour

4.3 / 5

29 reviews

Vatican: Gardens, Museums and Sistine Chapel Tour

From US$ 100.95 per person

Enjoy a unique view behind the scenes of the Vatican, including the Vatican Gardens, Vatican Museums, and the Sistine Chapel on this guided tour.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
Italian

Experience

The experience
  • Enjoy a unique view behind the scenes of the Vatican
  • Explore the beautiful Vatican Gardens by minibus
  • Experience the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel with the assistance of a professional guide
  • Hear the in-depth stories behind the art from your expert guide
Full description

Covid-19 Update

Due to health and safety regulations, this itinerary may change. See Know before you go for the latest updates.

Enjoy an exclusive visit to Vatican City. Start your journey with a minibus tour into the Vatican Gardens: look at the Pope Emerito House,, the Vatican Radio Station, the Academy of Science, the Pope’s former Summer Residence, a piece of the original Berlin Wall and the “Fontana dell’Aquilone.” Look at St. Peter’s Basilica from behind and admire the Cupola from a unique perspective. Visit the Gallery of Maps, the Gallery of Tapestries and Candelabras, and the Chapel of Pio V. Next, enter the Sistine Chapel and marvel at Michelangelo’s frescoes that changed the course of art forever. Then, you can explore at St. Peter’s Basilica at your own pace. Stroll through the striking aisles of the world’s largest church. Admire Michelangelo's "Pieta" and the beautifully carved Bernini Pulpit.
Includes
  • Minibus tour for the Vatican Gardens
  • Professional guide
  • Headsets
  • Reserved entrance to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
  • Entrance to the dome
  • Food or drinks
  • Pickup
  • Transfers
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

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
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 15 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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Meeting point

Viale Vaticano, 97, 00192 Rome.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  •  This tour involves long periods of standing with a lot of walking, and is not recommended for people with limited mobility
  •  This tour is not allowed to children under 6 years old. For safety reasons it is not possible to get on the minibus for the Vatican Gardens
  •  Please report to the Touristation Office 20 minutes before the selected time
  • For operational reasons, there may be a break between the Vatican Gardens minibus tour and the guided tour at the Vatican Museums
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 29 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5

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This was sold as a gardens, museum and sistine chapel tour. The time changed and when we showed up for the new time for the garden tour, a representative walked us to a bus and walked away. She never introduced herself or explained anything. The garden “tour” was a tape, but the bus driver did bot keep in step with the tape. After the tour we were ushered off the bus and did not know where to go or what to do. The new “directions” suggested we visit the Sistine chapel before or after our next meeting with a GetYourGuide person. It was about an hour and a half lter that we went to the GetYourGuide office, which was packed with people. Our guide from there was nice, but it was chaotic.

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September 18, 2021

Maybe it's because I thought seeing the vatican whould be like seeing Schonnbrun or Versailles for the 1st time, but it was far from it. In the Vatican Gardens you can't walk in your own. There is only a bus that takes you to key points and the audioguide tells you smth about each place, they don't really gice you time for photos or warnings when the bus starts moving. It was a little disappointing honestly. The Vatican Museum and Sixtine Chapel are amazing, but in all fareness if ur an art lover, one day for everything is not enough. We aren't but thought we should do it since it was our first trip to rome!

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July 19, 2021

The visit to the Gardens is by bus and is not specified. The part of the museums and the Sistine Chapel, very well explained, a 10.

July 21, 2021

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