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Tickets for Vatican Gardens & Museums: Skip The Line

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Overview
Duration
Eco-friendly open bus through the Vatican Gardens: 45 minutes
Highlights
  • Experience a stockpile of Renaissance artworks that have ascended to mythical status, including paintings by Raphael and Michelangelo's frescoes in the Sistine Chapel
  • Take a stroll in the Vatican Gardens - a retreat for popes and their inner circle since the 13th century, now open to (very limited members of) the public
  • Skip the notoriously long entrance lines for the Vatican Museums by showing your mobile ticket directly to the guards at the entrance
Description

There are always huge lines to get into the Vatican - and no wonder, it's one of the most exclusive places on the planet, packed to the heavenly ceiling with spectacular art. And behind the museums, one of the most private backyards in the world. Filled with fountains, sculptures and shady trees, this is the place Pope Francis strolls when he needs a little 'me' time. Sidestep the lines, and take this chance to really get into the world of the Vatican.

Originally built in the 13th century - the Vatican Gardens are nearly 23 hectares of flower fields, sculptures, fountains, and even some medieval buildings. Legend has it that when the Vatican Gardens were first built, they were covered with sacred soil from Mount Calvary - where Jesus was crucified. In the past these wonderful gardens (and lawn and orchard) were only available to those with power and influence. But with this ticket you can count yourself among that privileged group.

Take a 45-minute bus ride of this exclusive landscaped area - designed by great Renaissance architect Carlo Maderno - and soak up the splendor. You may even catch a glimpse of Pope Francis himself as he wanders his enormous backyard.

After this remarkable tour, you'll get right to the front of the queue for the Vatican Museums. This is undoubtedly one of the finest museums on the planet. With works by a host of Renaissance artists, including the Raphael Rooms, Michelangelo, the Hall of Maps, and the Courtyard of the Pigna (Pinecone), it's worth it.

Then, when you add in the works Michelangelo created in the Sistine Chapel, widely regarded to be the highest artistic achievements of all time, the Vatican Museums become an absolutely unmissable, earth-shaking journey into the world of high art. From the fountains in the garden to the ceiling of the Sistine, this is a profound experience. Avoid the lineups, and get special access - all without needing to spend years in a seminary school? How divine!

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What's included
  • Access to the Vatican Museums
  • Access to the Sistine Chapel
  • Tour of the Vatican Gardens (with audio guide) by eco-friendly open bus
  • Audio guide in the Vatican Museums
  • Beverages and food
Instructions
  • Skip the lengthy lines by showing your smartphone ticket to the Vatican guards at the entrance (CASSA ONLINE E GRUPPI) of the Vatican Museums on Viale Vaticano
  • If a discounted ticket is presented without the required ID, the visitor will be asked to pay for a full price ticket in order to enter. The discounted ticket won't be refunded
Cancellation

Cancellations are not possible for this ticket.

Reviews
Jan 5, 2019
Vatican Gardens & Museums: Skip The Line
The minibus tour around the gardens was the highlight. Of course, the Vatican Museums are huge, so you need to stay very focused to get through the crouds to what you are interested to see. And a nuce bonus is you get to St Peter Cathedral withough any line
Dec 28, 2018
Vatican Gardens & Museums: Skip The Line
Excellent!
Dec 20, 2018
Vatican Gardens & Museums: Skip The Line
Very good service low prices
Dec 10, 2018
Vatican Gardens & Museums: Skip The Line
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Dec 7, 2018
Vatican Gardens & Museums: Skip The Line
Wondeful! :)
Dec 4, 2018
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Nov 28, 2018
Vatican Gardens & Museums: Skip The Line
Well worth the bus ride, got to see the gardens without some serious hill climbing! Vatican museums are huge you need a long time to see it all properly!
Nov 20, 2018
Vatican Gardens & Museums: Skip The Line
Perfect. No line indeed. The museums are breathtaking. Sistine Chapel : no comnent. And you can exit through St.Peters Basilica.
Nov 19, 2018
Vatican Gardens & Museums: Skip The Line
Very good and friendly guides. They made everything very clear from the beginning, worth the money and the fact that you are part of that magnificent culture for few hours, there is nothing more to say! Grazie, Roma!
Nov 16, 2018
Vatican Gardens & Museums: Skip The Line
Quick and easy access. Nice bus tour of the gardens although it favoured the passengers sitting on the left side of the bus. The vatican museums are worth a visit, but you better be prepared with water etc because it is going to be a looong day!
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