Vatican Gardens in Minibus, Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel

Single ticket

The gardens have been the resting and meditation place of the Roman Pontiff since 1279, when Pope Nicholas III (Giovanni Gaetano Orsini, 1277-1280) moved the papal residence back from the Lateran to the Vatican.
Within the new walls, which had to be built to defend his residence, the Pope had an orchard (pomerium), a meadow (pratellum) and a real garden (viridarium) planted.

what's included

Visiting the Vatican Gardens on an open minibus, with multilingual audio guide and reserved entrance with booking of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel.
Meeting point: San Pietro Headquarters Opera Romana Pellegrinaggi, Piazza Pio XII, 9
Journey duration: approximately 40 minutes on Minibus + 1 hour and 30 minutes for visiting the Museums and the Sistine Chapel
Audio guide available languages: Italian, English, German, Spanish, Portuguese, French and Russian


Individual adult rates € 48.00
Reduced individual fee (6 – 17 years) and Students up to 25 years old (by presenting the own university booklet or an International Student Card) € 34.00
Not accessible to children up to the age of 5
Visitors with disabilities. Almost all sectors of the Vatican Museums are accessible to disabled visitors.
In case of need, wheelchairs are available free of charge upon advance reservation to ([email protected]) or upon request at the “Special Permits” desk in the entrance hall (a valid ID document must be presented).
Due to the conformation of roads and routes, wheelchairs cannot access the Vatican Gardens.
Free admission, without waiting in line, is provided for all disabled visitors with certified invalidity of more than 74%. For visitors who are not self-sufficient, free entry is also extended to a carer.
Free tickets for disabled visitors and their carers cannot be booked online: the free entry tickets are issued upon specific documentation directly at the “Special Permits” and/or “Reception” desks in the hall of the Museums.

opening time

Available from Monday to Saturday, excluding Vatican holidays (Calendar 2019)

Visiting hours: from 02.01.2019 to 06.04.2019 at 12:30 p.m., the meeting point will be at 11:30 a.m. at the ORP Office in Piazza Pio XII, 9.
from 08.04.2018 to 31.10.2019 hours 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m., the meeting point will be at 10:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. at the ORP Office in Piazza Pio XII, 9.
from 04.11.2018 to 31.12.2019 at 12:30 p.m., the meeting point will be at 11:30 a.m. at the ORP Office in Piazza Pio XII, 9.

how to get there

Meeting Point: Office St. Peter’s Square Piazza Pio XII, 9. It is OBLIGATORY to arrive 15 min. before the time booked at the ORP San Pietro Opera Romana Pellegrinaggi, Piazza Pio XII, 9. IT IS ABSOLUTELY FORBIDDEN to go directly to the entrance of the Vatican Museums.
Line A direction Battistini, Ottaviano Metro Station or Cyprus Metro Station

n.49, which stops in the square in front of the Vatican Museums
n.32, n.81, n.982, Piazza del Risorgimento stop
n.492, n.990, Via Leone IV / Via degli Scipioni stop
n.19, Piazza del Risorgimento stop
Station square in front of the Vatican Museums

Alternatively, consult for information on public transport.

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