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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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Skip The Line
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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
Nov 15, 2018
Garden tour is very informative
Nov 12, 2018
Nov 7, 2018
Man kam ohne zu warten rein und alles lief nach einem super Zeitplan ab.
Oct 29, 2018
It was great! We totally forgot to get tickets before we came to Rome, and had to do a mad scramble hunt for tickets coz it was all sold out on the official website. So glad to have found tiqets.com. From the online purchase to skipping the line to exchanging for the tickets at the museum, everything was smooth and easy. And you do want to skip the line coz the queue for ticket purchase was absolutely crazily long!
Oct 25, 2018
Don’t skip the gardens tour!!!!
Oct 23, 2018
This ticket got me inside with absolutely no wait. Finding the tour was very easy and all the instructions for entering were very clear. I feel there wasn't much to gain from seeing the gardens unless you are particularly interested in a couple fountains, statues, plants and their history. The Vatican Museum itself was extraordinary and it was nice to be let to go at my own pace without following a guide. I recommend buying the audio guide as then you can choose what to listen to and actually get some info on all the art and history in the museum.
Oct 23, 2018
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Oct 20, 2018
No wait, direct access to everything.
Oct 19, 2018
We arrived at the gates of the Vatican museum and didn't have to wait at all in lign.The garden tour was really beautiful, and I wish we stayed longer. The museum itself was very crowded, although it was mid-October.
Oct 17, 2018
It was good
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