Guided Tour of the Vatican Gardens & Necropolis + Tickets for the Vatican Museums & The Sistine Chapel

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Highlights

  • Admire the Vatican Gardens

  • Discover the relics of the ancient necropolis on Via Triumphalis

  • The services of an official Vatican guide

  • Explore the museums after your tour

Essential info*

  • Digital voucher accepted

Duration 3hrs

Tour with Commentary

Languages
  • English
  • Italian

Fast-track entry

Starting time 9:00 AM

Departure point/location

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* All details will be sent to you upon reservation

Description

Discover the secrets of the Vatican Gardens and the ancient necropolis as you enter into the heart of the world’s smallest state.

Your official Vatican guide will first take you deep into the grounds of the Holy See to admire the plants, trees and plantations of the Vatican Gardens. During the tour, you will learn all about the history of the site and the different works of art hidden within this leafy oasis.

You will then head to the ancient necropolis located on Via Triumphalis. The remains of this 500m2 burial site were discovered in 2003 by the Vatican, and the subsequent archeological excavations revealed tombs dating from the 1st century BC to the 4th century AD.

After your tour, you can continue exploring the Holy See with your tickets for the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel.

Options

The languages available depend on the day.

  • English: Monday and Friday
  • Italian: Saturday

Good to know

  • Availability: Monday, Friday and Saturday (excluding exceptional dates)
  • Duration: 3 hours approx.
  • Time: 9am
  • Languages: English (Monday and Friday) or Italian (Saturday)
  • The tour ends at the necropolis, you are then free to enter the Vatican Museums to explore at your own pace (without guide)
  • All visitors are required to present valid proof of identity
  • Your activity voucher will contain your official ticket with a bar code. You will need to present this, along with valid proof of ID, at the entrance to the Vatican Museums. Admission will be refused without these two documents
  • Once you have entered, you can spend as much time as you like exploring the museums (until closing time: 6pm)
  • If you exit the Vatican Museums, no re-admission will be possible
  • Reduced tariff available for students under 26 years old that present proof of ID along with a valid international student card
  • Visitors that have purchased reduced-tariff tickets (student/child) will be required to show proof of ID, without which the Vatican will refuse entry without a refund, and the visitor will have to purchase a full price ticket
  • Out of respect for the religious nature of the sites, participants are asked not to wear flip-flops, shorts, skirts falling above the knee, sleeveless tops, or any other inappropriate clothing
  • The Vatican reserves the right to refuse entry, without refund, to any persons that do not respect the dress code
  • Your official ticket shows a different price than the billed price as the advance booking fee and skip-the-line access charged by the Vatican are not included
  • The ticket for the Vatican Museums must be used on the same day as the guided tour of the gardens and the necropolis
  • Food and drinks are not permitted during the tour
  • No smoking during the tour
  • It is strictly forbidden to pick or collect any flowers, plants or herbs in the gardens
  • The use of ‘selfie sticks’ is not permitted

Information about the booking:

  • Your ticket is non-transferable, and can only be used for the date and time indicated on the voucher.
  • Please note that bookings are taken a maximum of 2 months in advance.
  • When you book, you will be asked to indicate the full name and gender of each participant, as well as the date, town, and country of their birth.
Cancellation Terms & Conditions

This activity cannot be cancelled, modified or refunded.

Cancellation policy terms and conditions

Price includes

  • Tour of the Vatican Gardens
  • Tour of the Vatican Necropolis
  • Admission to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel
  • The services of an official Vatican guide
  • Advance booking fee
  • Fast-track access

Not included

  • Guided tour of the Vatican Museums
  • Tips (optional)
  • All other extras

Customer reviews

1 reviews
  • Página de total confianza, todo bien y correcto. Fiable al 100% y recomendada!
    angeles M.
    Sep 8, 2015

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