How much does it cost to enter the Gardens of Vatican City?

If you’re in Rome, you likely have the Vatican on your to-see list as well. Would you like to visit the beautiful Vatican Gardens as well? Well, you’ll have to get a ticket for that. How much do these currently cost? We’ll cover that in today’s post.

The Vatican City is a small ecclesiastical microstate and enclave in the centre of Rome. It’s quite tiny, only at 49 hectares, though there’s certainly quite a lot to see here. Examples of attractions that require tickets in the Vatican would be: St Peter’s Basilica, the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Museums, the Vatican Gardens, the Palace of Castel Gandolfo, Gardens of the Papal Villas and the Archaeological Park. Today, let’s just cover the costs of a visit to the Vatican Gardens.


How much does it cost to enter the Vatican Gardens?


There are a couple of options for visits to the Vatican Gardens. Firstly, you can buy a ticket for a guided tour of the Gardens and the Sistine Chapel, you’ll have to pay a total of €40. There’s also a reduced ticket variant, which would lower the price down to €31. Reduced tickets are for children from 6 to 18 (including 18) and for students up to 25 years old (if you have a student id card). The tour lasts about 3 hours. Sadly, there’s no accessibility modifications for people with walking disabilities, including wheelchair users. For wheelchair users, specifically, there’s a separate itinerary, not linked with the public guided tours.

Secondly, you can take an ‘open bus’ tour, which is just a bus ride through the Vatican, including the Gardens. This variant costs €37 for a full ticket or €23 for a reduced ticket (same requirements). The ride takes about 45 minutes. Sadly, wheelchair users still can’t take the ride. Similarly, children under 6 years old cannot enter this tour either.

There’s also a third option, for those of you who would rather have smaller groups. You see, in the first option, a group can be up to 30 people at a time. The open bus has a limit of 28. The third option has a limit of 10. We’re talking about the guided tour with an exclusive guide. This is similar to the first option, just that it’s more pricey – because you’re effectively hiring a private guide, you have to pay off his three hours of work. This amounts to a €320 fee for the guide alongside the baseline of €17 for a full ticket and €5 for the pre-sales fee. This means that a group of 10 people wanting a private tour pay €540 instead of the €400 they would pay in the standard tour variant (this is counted with full price tickets). Not like we can stop you though.


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