Vatican Gardens: Panoramic Open Bus Tour with audioguide

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

  • Enjoy the Vatican Gardens with an audio guide!
  • Explore the beautiful Vatican Gardens in total comfort from an open top bus.
  • See the historic gardens in all their glory from the elegant fountains to beautiful Renaissance sculptures.

Enjoy a panoramic open top minibus ride and a complete experience with multi-lingual audio guide tour. The Vatican Gardens are a unique encounter between nature, art and the Christian faith. A nature looked after with loving care, the works of so many artists, architects and creators and the Faith that inspired those who wanted these projects to coalesce in one harmonious location. The tour will take you into the green heart of the world’s smallest state. A vast heart all the same, because over a third of the 44 hectares making up the tiny state is occupied by these green areas. Originally built in the 13th century, 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.Filled with fountains, sculptures and shady trees, this is the place Pope Francis strolls when he needs a little 'me' time. Enjoy the beauty of the worlds’ smallest state, rich in works of art and natural wonders!


  • Assistance at the meeting point
  • Vatican gardens tour by open top bus
  • Audio guide available in Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Russian and Portuguese
  • Free Wi-fi at the meeting point

Not included

  • Food and Drinks 
  • Pick Up Service from the Hotel


MAX 20 people

Customer Requirements

  • FFP2 masks are required, please bring your own. Chirurgical masks will not be accepted. 
  • Please show your Reinforced Green Passes, obtained by full vaccination certification or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months.

Other Info

  • Please report at the meeting point in Touristation Office in VIale Vaticano 97 
  • Shoulders and knees must be covered
  • Big bags and suitcases aren't allowed in
  • There are no stop-offs along the itinerary

Important info

The tour is not accessible to children below the age of 6.

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