Vatican
Gardens Tour

An official 2 hour guided visit.

 
A great way to see the large and varied Vatican Gardens in an audio-accompanied tour.
Afterwards, explore the rest of the Vatican at your own speed.
“This was an outstanding tour! Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. We learned a great deal about the history of the Vatican as we viewed the monuments and various area in the gardens. This tour was the perfect extension to a tour of the Vatican buildings and St. Peter’s.”
JG, United States.
“An excellent tour and well worth the two hour tour. Afterwards you can visit the museums, Sistine chapel and the basilica at your own leisure. We spent the whole day at the Vatican and enjoyed the experience. Worth purchasing tour tickets beforehand to miss the massive queues and all the hassle of guides.”
GM, Great Britain.

Vatican Gardens guided tour - 2 hours

A guided tour of the extensive Vatican gardens. Starting early morning (Monday to Saturday), subsequent entry into the rest of the Vatican is included in the cost.

This is an official, Vatican-organised tour that in approximately two hours takes in much of the gardens and parklands that form more than half of the entire Vatican territory, covering almost 50 acres (20 hectares). The gardens became established during Baroque and Renaissance times, with legend having it that the Vatican gardens were spread with earth brought from Golgotha by Saint Helena.

The gardens include 3 hectares of woodland, splendid flower beds and topiary, lawns, a labrynth, specimen trees, grottoes and fountains and a range of buildings scattered throughout, from medieval fortifications to the modern-day home of Radio Vatican.

Once the guided tour of the gardens is over you are free to remain inside the Vatican complex and continue your individual explorations, should you so desire - in other words, entrance to the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St Peters is covered by the garden tour ticket.

Tours are available 6 days a week (not on Sundays) in English, Italian, French, German, Spanish, Russian and Portuguese. They start at either 09.00 or 10.00 in the morning (possibly 10.30 in winter). However, availability is very patchy, and so as not to waste your or our time, and given the slight difference, we will attempt fit you in whenever we're able to - please let us know during checkout if you must have a specific time.

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At a glance details:

This is a full 'skip-the-queue' ticket.

You may use a copy of your voucher on a mobile device to gain admittance.

This tours lasts approximately two hours. You are then free to explore the rest of the Vatican independently.

The audio is available in English, Italian, French, German, Spanish, Russian and Portuguese.

The date and time of your visit cannot be modified so please be sure to arrive on time - it's recommended that you're there at least 20 minutes before start time.

Please remember that as the tour includes a visit to religious places that you'll need to dress respectfully - to not do so risks being denied entrance.

Vatican Gardens guided tour - 2 hours
Vatican Gardens
Vatican Gardens

4.7 stars out of 5 from 30 ratings. See all 25 reviews

5 stars
GS, United States
22nd Jul 2018
The tour was very nice. The guide gave us good explanations and was knowledgeable and personable.
5 stars
MK, United States
8th Jul 2018
We enjoined our 2 hour tour of the Vatican gardens and very happy that we avoided a big queue. Our guide Rimonda was absolutely amazing. Thanks tickitaly.com.
5 stars
MS, United States
23rd Feb 2018
The guide spoke excellent English and gave us an insider's viewpoint.
5 stars
ET, United Kingdom (Great Britain)
7th Feb 2018
Excellent and informative visit. Guide was generous with her time and happy to answer lots of questions.
5 stars
JG, United States
12th Jul 2017
This was an outstanding tour! Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. We learned a great deal about the history of the Vatican as we viewed the monuments and various area in the gardens. This tour was the perfect extension to a tour of the Vatican buildings and St. Peter’s.
5 stars
FR, United States
20th Jun 2017
Great staff, friendly and full of knowledge.