About The Vatican Gardens & Museum Tour:
This walking tour of the Vatican Gardens is the only one of its kind in Rome. It's a peaceful and fascinating journey that includes panoramic views of highlight features such as the Vatican Walls, stunningly ornate fountains and a whole host of various small temples and shrines. It's a world which has up until recently rarely been seen by the public, a place not only of architectural sophistication but abundant foliage from grand old trees to flowers and creepers. Once you've explored the gardens you'll be taken to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel.
- Apr 1 - Oct 28, 2019.
- Live English-Speaking Guide.
- Meet: 08:00.
- Depart: 08:30.
- Finish: Approximately 13:30.
- Vatican Gardens - Exact location provided on booking confirmation.
- Approximately 5 hours.
When in the Vatican ensure that you adhere to the strict dress code. Shoulders and knees must be covered. Low-cut or sleeveless tops and shorts will be not permitted for either men or women. Visitors that do not follow this code will not be permitted entry to the Vatican. The local tour provider cannot be held responsible for entry denied due to improper dress.
Vatican Gardens Tour:
Witness the lesser-spotted treasures of the Vatican Gardens on-foot with a professional English-speaking guide. You'll hear the facts and stories behind sights including, though by no means limited to, the Vatican Walls, Casina Pio IV and the Grotta di Lourdes. Also keep and eye out for the looming magnificence of St. Peter's Basilica, countless sculpted fountains and a menagerie of stunning topiary.
Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & Basilica:
After your journey around the Vatican Gardens you'll receive skip-the-line entry to the Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel.
The tour guide will remain with the group to provide insights into a renowned collection comprised of one the world's largest Renaissance art displays, as well as countless sculpted treasures collected by popes across the centuries. The galleries are open from 09:00 to 15:00. The guide will help you make the most of your visit by exploring: the Hall of Maps, the Pinecone Courtyard, the Gallery of Tapestries, the Gallery of Candelabra and the breathtaking Raphael Rooms.
Afterwards, enter into the famous Sistine Chapel, location of Michelangelo's ceiling frescoes as well as other works by Sandro Botticelli, Cosimo Rosselli and more. This is followed by a guided visit to St Peter’s Basilica, which concludes in St Peter's Square.