Vatican Gardens Guided Tour

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Category: Guided Tours
Location: Rome, Italy
Rating: 4.5 / 5
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Duration: 2 hours
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Visit the Vatican Gardens without queuing up and with an official Vatican Tour Guide!

With 3 simple steps you can buy tickets and visit the Vatican Gardens without standing in line and with an official english speaking Vatican Tour Guide.

Do not waste time during your holidays by standing in line. Buy tickets online through our safe and easy system and you will have immediate access to the masterpieces of Vatican.

In about two hours you will visit these amazing private Gardens, located in the smallest State around the world, full of masterpieces and natural jewels otherwise not accessible, accompanied by the explanation of a qualified Tour Guide!

IMPORTANT: If the time requested is not available, the museum will confirm a timetable different from the one you requested, but as close as possible to the one you requested.

To validate your purchase it's necessary to supply all the guest's names to this e-mail address info@florence-tickets.com

  • It is necessary to book at least 5 workdays before the visit.
  • In front of museum you will be allowed to skip the line choosing the lateral entrance designed for groups. Also the ticket-office where you have to change your voucher with real tickets is the group's one. After clearing security, the meeting point will be at the "Guided Tours" booth, which is located straight ahead up the small staircase on the left.
  • It is advisable to arrive 20 minutes early with a valid document to pass the security controls; we suggest to have little bags with you.
  • You are invited to dress appropriately.
  • Florence tickets is not responsible for eventual lack of service caused by the ticket offices or activities of the Holy Father.

What makes this Tour Unique?

  • Tour with an official Vatican guide
  • Skip the line and don't waste you time
  • See these natural jewels otherwise not accessible
  • Immerse yourself in this green lung
  • Admire the Fountain of the Sacrament and the monument to the Virgin of Guadalupe
  • Stay in the museum how long you want after the guided tour

Reduced and free tickets

Reduced/Half Ticket:

  • Citizens under 18 years old (valid identity document needed at the entrance).
  • No reduction for over 65 years old.

Free Ticket:

  • Children under 6 years old (valid identity document needed at the entrance).
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Tour

Every day (except Wednesday and Sunday); the schedules of the guided tours are subject to changes, so for the availability please check the booking box above.

Language

English

Tour Guide

Official Vatican Tour Guide

Audioguides

Headset system

Duration

About 2 hours

Included in the ticket

  • Your Vatican Gardens ticket also allows you to remain in the museum after the guided tour as long as you like! (until the closing time).

Disabled Visitors

Almost all sectors of the Vatican Museums are accessible for disabled tourists; if necessary wheelchairs will be provided without extracharges with an advanced booking (accoglienza.musei@scv.va).

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The Vatican Gardens are located in the Vatican City - Rome.

Gardens

About two-thirds of the surface of the Vatican City are occupied by these huge Gardens composed of various areas (English Garden, Italian Garden, Garden of the Pope...).

History

In 1279 Pope Nicholas III moved the papal residence from the Lateran to the Vatican and this date marks the birth year of the Gardens; he planted an orchard, a lawn and a garden, and used these spaces as a place of meditation and relaxation.

Between 16th and 17th centuries, worked there artists like Donato Bramante, Pirro Ligorio, Antonio Tempesta and Giovanni Battista Falda.

Architectural elements

To protect the Vatican,were built the Leonine Walls whose ruins are still visible today in two sections: in the first you can see the Palazzina della Zecca, the Fountain of the Sacrament (or of the Towers) and the Gardener's Casina; in the second (restored by Nicholas V) there are two round towers: the Radio Tower (seat of Radio Vatican) and the Gregorian Tower (next to which was built a summer residence for Pope Leone XIII).

Of particular interest are the numerous fountains, including that of Galera, a spectacular ship that shoots jets of water from its cannons, the Fountain of the Eagle and the Fontanone del Gianicolo.

You will also find a series of tributes to the Virgin Mary as the temple of Our Lady of the Guard (1937), the monument to the Virgin of Guadalupe (1939) and the reproduction of the Grotto of Lourdes (1902).

A triumph of fragrances, colors and shapes is given by the many plants and flowers of the Gardens, starting from the exotic species imported from far continents like America and Asia, to some examples of Mediterranean flora. Particular is the grassy area where it is designed the papal coat of arms with the Keys of St. Peter and the Triregno with the heraldic symbol of the reigning pontiff.

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20 Aug 2015
We took an organized guided trip to Vatican gardens by bus and didn't regret. It was informative,we started just in time, and we experienced the space that we couldn't have seen on foot.
19 Aug 2015
Nice to get away from the crowds, but was a little disappointed that they weren't bigger. Kind of felt though that you got a behind-the-scenes tour. If you have been to the Vatican before this is something new to see.
18 Aug 2015
We visited the Vatican Gardens without planning on doing so; and we were glad we visited the gardens. It was a nice 45 minute tour providing a nice view of the backside of the Vatican. We did the tour before doing the Vatican Museum before the weather got to hit and it was worth it.
13 Aug 2015
You can view these lovely, old established gardens on the tour of the museum. They have old tall trees and flower beds, a peaceful recluse from the world.
13 Aug 2015
Treat yourself to a walking tour of the Vatican gardens when visiting the Vatican Museums. The added bonus is to avoid the lines for the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. It is easily booked in advance on the Vatican's web portal. The guided tour gives not only a view of the gardens but allows a glimpse in the life...
12 Aug 2015
We did the 45 minute garden tour by bus. Booked online from home and very good value as ticket includes entry to Vatican museum and Sistine Chapel. This means - most importantly - that when you turn up to enormous queues you are waved in with you booking forms. Commentary is via audio guide on a little bus with open...
06 Aug 2015
We booked a walking tour around the Vatican Gardens with a guide. The guide gave us headphones at the beginning of the tour so we could hear him perfectly. The views are breathtaking and the fountains are marvellous. TIP: Bring a water bottle with you, that way when you encounter the fountain at the beginning of the tour you can...
01 Aug 2015
We purchased the Vatican gardens through Expedia and the local operator was Carrani tours. Despite the long queues we skipped to the front of the line having purchased a morning tour ticket which meant missing out on skip the line as well which also has substantial queues. The gardens themselves were beautiful and are definitely better to walk around rather...
31 Jul 2015
We booked Vatican Gardens open bus tour in advance and it was our best day in Rome. Audiogide was absolutely perfect. The tour was organized so we could see the best places of the gardens early in the morning and then we went to see the Vatican museums without queue.
31 Jul 2015
Breathtaking views. Very good place to get some fantastic pictures. I felt that it was easy to get around here. I really enjoyed this.
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