Vatican Gardens Guided Tour

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Category: Guided Tours
Location: Rome, Italy
Rating: 4.5 / 5
     (based on 516 reviews)

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

  • 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).


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.



Tour Guide

Official Vatican Tour Guide


Headset system


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 (

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


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...).


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.

14 Nov 2015
The tour was in a mini bus which was fine. The narrated tour guide was fine. The tour was purchased with a "tour of the Sistine Chapel". I assumed the bus would drive us to the Sistine Chapel and deposit us and offer a guide through the chapel. No, they brought us back to the Vatican Museum and really did...
11 Nov 2015
In this case, the wait is measured in months, as in the time necessary to get an advance tour in English. Not all Vatican tours include the gardens. It is possible to get a view, and some very nice photos from the gallery of the Vatican museum, but that will never match the beauty of a stroll through them
11 Nov 2015
I was lucky to visit on a beautiful warm sunny day that seemed to capture the beauty of the garden even more. Like all things in Rome, time is needed to soak in the surroundings, to appreciate what your eyes are seeing. Take time to just sit in the gardens and people watch or reflect on the gorgeous sights seen...
10 Nov 2015
Fantastic Gardens where you can see, when you come out of one part of the museum del vaticano; you find a nice Summer house "La Casina" and see also a grotte of Lourdes on the end of the gardens there are a place for helicopter landing; To discover and be amazing.
31 Oct 2015
My husband and I visited the Vatican and we really enjoyed it. The grounds are beautiful and there is so much history there to see and experience. I am not Roman Catholic but I really enjoyed the visit. The grounds are well kept and just a great part of the city to see.
27 Oct 2015
We had booked in advance so were able to walk straight in to enjoy the busy Vatican Gardens . Other people not so lucky in large queues
25 Oct 2015
It is not easy to book a tour of the Vatican Gardens. We scheduled months in advance for a tour in English. There was a German couple on our tour who said they have been trying to book a tour in German for 4 years. They finally settled on the English tour. The gardens are beautiful and we were lucky...
24 Oct 2015
The Vatican Garden is accessible from the Courtyard of Vatican Museums. It can also be seen from the court yard for those who want to save more time for the Museums. Wheel chair cannot access the garden from the Court yard. We had a restful view of the Garden from the courtyard.
22 Oct 2015
These gardens are stunning. We found them accessible from the Vatican Museums. Very formal with St Peters Dome overlooking. Great photo ops. Crowded. Traditional and formal in style. Recommended as part of an all day St Peter's, Sistine Chapel, Vaican Museum tour
15 Oct 2015
the gardens at the Vatican were still nice although being October it was the end of the tourist season it was nice to escape the crowds the gardens were peaceful,there were lots of different trees some i have not seen before, also there were a few flowers still in bloom and the gardens were well kept the views from the...
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