Vatican Gardens Private Tour- Pick up included

Rome, Italy
Private Skip the Line Vatican Gardens and Sistine Chapel Tour Including Hotel Pickup
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From $521.57

Price varies by group size

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You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Step into the Vatican Gardens on a skip-the-line tour, and discover the artwork and nature that lies in the heart of the Vatican state. After exploring the tree-lined pathways that meander around foliage and architecture, you’ll visit the Sistine Chapel to admire its treasure trove of Renaissance art. Then, finish with a tour of St. Peter’s Basilica before a drop-off back in Rome. Numbers are limited to just 10 people for an intimate tour.
  • Vatican Gardens, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica tour
  • Soak up the peaceful atmosphere of the Vatican Gardens
  • Discover Renaissance artwork as you walk around the greenery
  • Step inside the Sistine Chapel to admire Michelangelo’s frescoes

What's Included

  • Access to the Sistine Chapel from the Vatican Gardens
  • Private Walking Tour through the Vatican Gardens
  • Professional Licensed Blue Badge Tour Guide
  • Hotel pickup with Sanitized Vehicle (Centrally located only - within Aurelian Walls)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Drop off service

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

07:30 AM

Pickup details

Pick up at 7:30AM at your hotel/accommodation in Rome city center (within Aurelian Walls)

What To Expect

Start with a pickup from your Rome hotel, or meet at the local operator’s office in the center of the city. Once you’re aboard your transport, you’ll travel out of Rome to the Vatican.

Making your way past the crowds waiting to enter the Vatican Galleries, you’ll head straight inside the gardens to discover the oasis of green space that's been a place of meditation for the popes over the centuries.

As you explore footpaths lined with vibrant flowers, you’ll stumble upon works of art and examples of Renaissance architecture. See the giant labyrinth of hedges, that are typical of 16th-century Italian gardens, and admire the Lebanese cedars.

After strolling through the gardens, you’ll follow your guide to the Sistine Chapel, learning about its Michelangelo-painted frescoes as you go. Hear theories about the secret meanings behind The Creation of Adam and The Last Judgement, then step inside to visit the sacred chapel on your own.

Finish with a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica for a look at Michelangelo’s La Pietà, the bronze Bernini-designed baldachin, and the holy sepulcrum. Your tour ends with a drop-off at the start point.

Vatican Gardens

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Vatican Museums

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Sistine Chapel

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

St. Peter's Basilica

50 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

La Pieta (Pass By)

St. Peter's Square

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and select museums, please see voucher for more details
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved - comfortable shoes are recommended
  • Stroller accessible
  • Food and drinks are not allowed inside each attraction
  • Pictures are strictly forbidden inside the Sistine Chapel
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

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      A MUST when in Roma!
      Lisa_D, Jul 2023
      The whole tour was VIP treatment and breathtakingly beautiful. The gardens were something very special that not many get a chance to witness. Very private and intimate.
      Response from Host, Jul 2023
      Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful experience with us! We're thrilled to hear that your entire tour was filled with VIP treatment and left you in awe of the breathtaking beauty. Our team takes pride in providing exceptional service and creating unforgettable moments for our guests. The gardens truly are a hidden gem, and we're delighted that you had the opportunity to witness their special charm. We look forward to welcoming you for other unforgettable experiences!
      Papal Audience
      Brian_R, Nov 2022
      Made for a great experience! We had a good time and got some close photos! She knew where to sit for the best views and explained what all was happening. She was also able to answer all our questions.
      Response from Host, Nov 2022
      Hi Brian, Fantastic, we are happy to hear your experience with Eyes of Rome and your guide have been beyond memorable! We truly hope to see you again in Rome to provide you with more tours of this beautiful city!
      The Vatican Gardens all to ourselves away from the crowd
      Robert_W, May 2022
      We were picked up in a private car at our hotel and brought directly to the Vatican. That tour lasted about 30 mins. Then after a fair walk to the Vatican Museum, then into the gardens. Wow! No words. If you have ever wanted to see these gardens in a private setting, this the way. My wife and I were guided by a member of the research staff of the Vatican archives, and she was beyond compare. It was as if the Pope would be walking around the corner at any moment. Forget the price, just do it!!!
      Response from Host, May 2022
      Dear Robert, what a lovely review! thanks so much. What made us truly happy is to see your satisfaction and excitement. We are pleased to have been part of your memorable experience. The Garderns are really beautiful :) Come back to Rome soon! Ciao, The Eyes of Rome Team
      pauline_G, Apr 2022
      The vesper team, guide and drivers made the experience great fun. Fabulous. Will definitely recommend.

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