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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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Ticket features
Instant ticket delivery
Skip The Line
Smartphone tickets accepted
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 will not be refunded
Cancellation

Cancellations are not possible for this ticket.

Venue
Address
Vatican Museums
Viale Vaticano, 00165, Rome
Key info
Audio guide
Italian, English, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese and Russian
Additional info

Getting There

  • Metro: Line A, stations Ottaviano - S.Pietro-Musei Vaticani or Cipro (from either station it's a 10-minute walk
  • Tram: 19, Piazza del Risorgimento (5-minute walk)
  • Bus: Line 49 stops in front of the Museums Entrance. 32, 81 or 982, Piazza del Risorgimento, end of the line (5-minute walk). 492 or 990, Via Leone IV / Via degli Scipioni (5-minute walk)
  • Car: Paid parking on Viale Vaticano
Reviews
Jul 17, 2018
Was really great! The explanations are clear, just keep in mind that the group desk is at the left when you are inside, at least for us. You get led through the experience really well by people from the Vatican. The only bad thing is that there are so many people outside of the vatican trying to sell you something. Just walk straight to the entrance, avoiding the big line. Show your ticket directly inside. But that is not part of the actual experience. The museums are a must see, the garden is a very nice extra. Recommended! Tiqet tickets are really easy and the explanations are really helpful.
Jul 16, 2018
Easy and straightforward
Jul 16, 2018
Instructions difficult to decipher.
Jul 16, 2018
Didn't have problems.
Contacted their representative and they helped with our questions and concerns
Jul 14, 2018
buying tickets is very easy
Jul 14, 2018
We saw Vatican and Sistinie.Really, really impressive!!!! Excellent locations!!
Jul 2, 2018
Highly recommend to join the vatican garden tour besides the museum. You'll get an amazing view. However the bus was quite quick with not enough time to do pics and it seemed to favour one side.
Tickets were easy to obtain and the app worked like a charm. Price is definitely worth it (and even if it' just to skip the line). You can also use the "partner and affiliates entrance as the tour group entrance is packed)
Jul 1, 2018
Great to have skip the line tickets as we walked straight in, saved us hours in the long queue
Jun 28, 2018
Great. 😁
Jun 27, 2018
Fantastic , fast to enter , they follow Time slots .
Museum and garden guided bus tour was the good experience ever . Thank you

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