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Vatican Gardens (Giardini Vaticani) Tours & Tickets

Vatican Gardens (Giardini Vaticani)
The Vatican Gardens (Giardini Vaticani) cover an impressive 57 acres (23 hectares)—more than half the entire area of the Vatican City-state—and include a Renaissance layout dotted with fountains, statues, and buildings dating as far back as the sixth century. The gardens were a humble expanse of orchards and vineyards until Pope Nicholas III moved his residence back to the Vatican from the Lateran Palace and enclosed the land with a wall in 1279.
Address: Vatican City, Italy
Hours: Open Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Saturday

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Vatican Gardens and Vatican Museums Exclusive VIP Group WalkingTour

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Vatican Gardens and Vatican Museums Exclusive VIP Group WalkingTour

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Visit the Vatican Museums, including the Sistine Chapel, at night on this tour that allows you to explore one of Rome's top attractions after the large crowds have left. You'll skip the ticket line after the doors have closed to the general public to go inside the echoing, elaborate galleries and halls, learning about the artwork and history from a guide. Don't miss this exclusive chance to see the Vatican illuminated at night.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$84.59
$105.74
$21.15 savings
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$84.59
$105.74
$21.15 savings
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Private Vatican City Tour including Vatican Gardens

Private Vatican City Tour including Vatican Gardens

The tour allows for the exclusive private visit of Vatican City including Vatican Gardens considered one of the most beautiful gardens in Europe. Visitors will explore the most important art works of Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica including works of Michelangelo, Raphael and Bernini, learn history of Popes up to present day and escape the crowds during the exclusive walk down the paths of Vatican Gardens, the same where Popes have been taking retreats for centuries.
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  • 5 hours
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$343.22
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$343.22
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Vatican Gardens Open Bus Tour and Vatican Museums Tickets

Vatican Gardens Open Bus Tour and Vatican Museums Tickets

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Get to know the world’s smallest country, and view its major attractions, on this tour of Vatican City. Admire the beauty of the Vatican Gardens from a comfortable seat atop an eco-friendly, open-air bus; an audio guide, available in seven language, will keep you informed about the sights. The tour costs also include skip-the-line tickets to the Vatican Museums. Beat the crowds, admire the Sistine Chapel and other masterpieces, and have the freedom to explore at your own pace.
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$105.20
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$105.20
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Half Day In Rome With A Local: Private & Personalized

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Half Day In Rome With A Local: Private & Personalized

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You’ll enjoy a personalized experience of the Eternal City with one of our local Rome hosts. Wander through colorful piazzas and bright, lively neighborhoods like historic Trastevere that’s punctuated with restaurants, bars, markets and street performers. You could explore ancient sights such as the Colosseum, which evoke the power of the former Roman Empire or take in the wonders of Vatican City, where you can discover artistic masterpieces such as Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel frescoes. Within 24 hours after booking you'll receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. Based on your responses, you'll be assigned a like-minded host. Your host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary to help you discover what makes the city unique. You will also agree on a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$87.00
$108.76
$21.76 savings
Price varies by group size
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$87.00
$108.76
$21.76 savings
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A Secret Way to the Sistine Chapel Private Tour-transfers included

A Secret Way to the Sistine Chapel Private Tour-transfers included

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Step into the Vatican Gardens on a skip-the-line tour, and discover the artwork and nature that lies in the heart of the Vatican state. After exploring the tree-lined pathways that meander around foliage and architecture, you’ll visit the Sistine Chapel to admire its treasure trove of Renaissance art. Then, finish with a tour of St. Peter’s Basilica before a drop-off back in Rome. Numbers are limited to just 10 people for an intimate tour.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$453.85
Price varies by group size
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$453.85
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Semi private day trip to the Vatican from Rome

Semi private day trip to the Vatican from Rome

Avoid the throngs of tourists during official visiting hours and enjoy exclusive access to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel before they open to the public. Visit the Vatican Gardens and take a train through the Italian countryside to the Pope’s summer residence, Castel Gandolfo. An English-speaking guide is with you at all times and the tour is also audio-guided to maximize the experience.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$248.31
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$248.31
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Colosseum, Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel in one day | Skip-the-Line Tour

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Colosseum, Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel in one day | Skip-the-Line Tour

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Cover the heart of the Eternal City during this action-packed, time-saver tour, which includes skip-the-line admission to the Coliseum and the Vatican Museum. Join a bonafide art historian as you explore some of the world’s most legendary ruins in the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Then, bypass the hours-long wait and get guaranteed direct access to Renaissance masterworks in the Vatican. Tours include free time for lunch.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$116.55
$129.50
$12.95 savings
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$116.55
$129.50
$12.95 savings
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VIP Small Group Tour | Vatican Museum Sistine Chapel Saint Peter's Basilica

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VIP Small Group Tour | Vatican Museum Sistine Chapel Saint Peter's Basilica

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Take in the magnificence of the art works held at the Vatican with an art historian guiding you through its history and significance. This excursion keeps the group size limited to ensure you receive a more personalized experience versus the very large tours. This tour includes skip the line access to the Vatican museums, a guided look at the Sistine Chapel, and access to St. Peter’s Basilica to explore on your own.
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  • 2 hours 3 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.13
$64.16
$9.03 savings
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$55.13
$64.16
$9.03 savings

Vatican Gardens, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Basilica Tour

Vatican Gardens, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Basilica Tour

This is an exclusive visit, since it is possible to enter Vatican City only by special permission. Enjoy a unique walk behind the scenes of the Vatican: you will see 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 “. See St. Peter’s Basilica from behind and admire the Cupola from a very singular perspective! Visit the Gallery of Maps, the Gallery of Tapestries and Candelabras and the Chapel of Pio V before entering the Sistine Chapel and admiring one of the greatest masterpieces in the world. Michelangelo’s frescoes are magnificent works that changed the course of art forever: open your eyes and experience this spectacular view. Then your Vatican guide will escort you with special access to St Peter’s Basilica.It's the largest church in the world, stroll through the striking aisles and admire Michelangelo's "Pieta" and the beautifully carved Bernini Pulpit.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$89.11
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$89.11
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Vatican skip the line Tour and Rome chauffeured Private Sightseeing

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Vatican skip the line Tour and Rome chauffeured Private Sightseeing

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Maximize time in Rome with a half-day tour that combines the Vatican Museums and sightseeing in a limousine. Skip the line for quick entry into the Vatican Museums and admire art by masters such as Michelangelo, including the Sistine Chapel. Meet your driver in front of St. Peter’s Basilica and see the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, the Colosseum, and more from a limousine.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$150.17
$187.72
$37.55 savings
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$150.17
$187.72
$37.55 savings

Full experience | Walking City Center plus Vatican Museum small Group Tour

Full experience | Walking City Center plus Vatican Museum small Group Tour

Explore Rome’s historic city center and Vatican City on this half-day walking tour. See famous landmarks like the Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, the Pantheon, and more. Then head to Vatican City and skip the long lines to dive right into the history and artifacts of the Vatican museums including the Tapestry Gallery and the Belvedere Courtyard, Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$141.38
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$141.38

Super VIP | Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel Skip-the-Line Semi-Private Tour

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Super VIP | Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel Skip-the-Line Semi-Private Tour

Take in the magnificence of the artworks held at the Vatican with an art historian guiding you through its history and significance. Enjoy an exceptional journey with a very small group to be assured to have a more personalized experience versus the big group tours and take advantage of the exclusive Skip-the-Line entrance! On this tour you'll discover the treasures hosted by one of the largest and most-visited museums of the world, admiring the major representatives of the Italian art such as Leonardo, Perugino, Beato Angelico, and incredible masterpieces like the "Last Judgment" by Michelangelo. Ending your guided tour on the Sistine Chapel, you'll also enjoy special privileged access to St. Peter's Basilica where admiring at your peace amazing Baroque masterpieces and the breathtaking Pietà by Michelangelo.
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  • 2 hours 3 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$67.96
$104.55
$36.59 savings
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$67.96
$104.55
$36.59 savings

Super VIP| Semi-Private Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel Tour | Skip-the-Line

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Super VIP| Semi-Private Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel Tour | Skip-the-Line

Small group max 15 people. Take in the magnificence of the artworks held at the Vatican with an art historian guiding you through its history and significance. Enjoy an exceptional journey with a 15 people small group to be assured of having a more personalized experience versus the big group tours and taking advantage of the exclusive Skip-the-Line entrance! On this tour, you'll discover the treasures hosted by one of the largest and most-visited museums of the world, admiring the significant representatives of the Italian art such as Leonardo, Perugino, Beato Angelico, and incredible masterpieces like the "Last Judgment" by Michelangelo. Ending your guided tour on the Sistine Chapel, you'll also enjoy exclusive privileged access to St. Peter's Basilica where admiring at your peace amazing Baroque masterpieces and the breathtaking Pietà by Michelangelo.
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  • 2 hours 3 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$78.89
$98.61
$19.72 savings
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$98.61
$19.72 savings
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Special | Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel plus Tomb of Hadrian guided Tour

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Special | Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel plus Tomb of Hadrian guided Tour

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Rome houses three of the world’s top holy sites: The Vatican, the Sistine Chapel, and Castel Sant’Angelo. Breeze past notoriously long entrance queues at each location with a pre–reserved, skip–the–line admission ticket and tour. Your guide, who points out noteworthy works of art, provides little–known anecdotes and more information than you could find in a guidebook.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$135.32
$158.01
$22.69 savings
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$135.32
$158.01
$22.69 savings

 Individual tour of Rome

 Individual tour of Rome

A magnificent tour is unforgettable in the Eternal City of Rome. The first day Colosseum symbol of Rome and in the afternoon entry into the imperial forums
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,320.10
per group
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$1,320.10
per group

See Rome With A Local: Private & Personalized

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See Rome With A Local: Private & Personalized

Enjoy a personalized experience of the Eternal City with one of our local Rome hosts. Whether you have 3, 4, 6 or 8 hours to spare, it does not matter- your host will create an itinerary around your schedule. Wander through colorful piazzas and lively neighborhoods like historic Trastevere that’s punctuated with restaurants, markets and street performers. Or explore ancient sights that evoke the power of the former Roman Empire or take in the wonders of Vatican City and its artistic masterpieces such as Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel frescoes. Within 24 hours after booking you'll receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. Based on your responses, you'll be assigned a like-minded host. Your host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary to help you discover what makes the city unique. You will also agree on a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do.
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  • 3 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$62.64
$78.30
$15.66 savings
Price varies by group size
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$78.30
$15.66 savings
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Private 2 Hour Visit of Vatican Gardens

Private 2 Hour Visit of Vatican Gardens

Vatican Gardens make up over half of Vatican City's entire area. They contain a variety of medieval fortifications, buildings and monuments from the 9th century to the present day, set among vibrant flower beds and topiary, green lawns, numerous fountains cooling the gardens and a 7 acres patch of forest. The Gardens serve as the Pope's personal relaxation area and are off limits to general public. Few permits granted daily for exclusive visits with the Vatican authorized guide allow for one of the most unique experiences during guests' sojourn in Rome
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  • 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$213.85
per group
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$213.85
per group
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Tour of the Vatican Gardens in Open Bus

Tour of the Vatican Gardens in Open Bus

Avoid purchase and access lines. Scan your entrance ticket from your mobile device. Enjoy a multilingual tour aboard our open top bus. Discover the historical, natural and architectural wonders of the Vatican gardens on this wonderful visit. Departure / arrival of the tour is in Largo del Sant'Uffizio.
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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$35.00
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$35.00
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Guided tour of the Vatican Gardens and Museums with Sistine Chapel

Guided tour of the Vatican Gardens and Museums with Sistine Chapel

I will avoid access to the acquisition line Validate access to your mobile device Visit the botanical, natural and historical wonders of the Vatican Gardens through 2000 years of history full of arts and monuments. It is a unique visit. From a guided tour of the gardens and make the most of your visit and then discover the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel for yourself! The starting point for the guided tour is the form for the guided tour (located on the first floor, from the front of the staircase on the left to the main entrance).
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  • 1 to 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$45.00
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$45.00
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Vatican Gardens: Open Bus Tour with Audioguide

Vatican Gardens: Open Bus Tour with Audioguide

Enjoy a panoramic open top minibus ride and a complete experience with multi-lingual audio guide tour. The Vatican Gardens are a unique encounter between nature, art and the Christian faith. A nature looked after with loving care, the works of so many artists, architects and creators and the Faith that inspired those who wanted these projects to coalesce in one harmonious location. The tour will take you into the green heart of the world’s smallest state. A vast heart all the same, because over a third of the 44 hectares making up the tiny state is occupied by these green areas. The tour is not available for children under 6 years old, no exceptions will be made.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$29.70
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$29.70
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What are Vatican Gardens (Giardini Vaticani) hours of operation?
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Vatican Gardens (Giardini Vaticani) hours of operation: Open Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Saturday. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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