Vatican attractions other than St Peter's and Vatican Museums

Including the Vatican Post Office, Papal audience and Vatican Gardens tour

The Vatican Post Office

Vatican Post Office: get your own Vatican stamp and postmark

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Although the Vatican Museums and St Peter's Basilica are the major attractions at the Vatican there is plenty more to the Vatican than these two blockbuster draws.

Vatican Post Office

The Vatican has its own post office and postage stamps and a favourite activity is to send a postcard with a Vatican stamp and postmark, especially appreciated if you have any stamp collector friends.

The Vatican has acquired a reputation for producing attractive issues in limited quantities (the average production run for most issues is only between 300,000 and 500,000 stamps).

There are a few post office locations in Vatican City – one of them is inside the Vatican Museum, another is as you leave St Peter's Basilica at the bottom of the exit steps (see image right).


This main post office is open year-round, and open Monday-Saturday from 8.30-6.30pm. There tables and seats where you can sit down and write your letter or postcard too. There is often also a portable Vatican Post Office sited on St Peter's Square itself.

Papal audience at Vatican City

The Pope presides over a weekly Wednesday mass in the Vatican City at either St. Peter's Square or Nervi Hall depending on seasonal conditions and the number of pilgrims visiting on each particular day.


Tickets are free of charge but they are limited and you must have a confirmed reservation booked in advance to attend.


It is a lot easier just to book a tour which will pick you up in the early morning from your hotel and transport you to the Vatican where you will have reserved admission.


Your experience includes a short panoramic tour of Rome with a drop off at a location about 1 km from St. Peter's Basilica. To reach the Basilica, the group will walk, passing Castel Sant'Angelo to St Peter's you will check-in with the reserved tickets at the square, entering through a metal detector.


Your experienced guide will take you to a spot where you will have an excellent view of the ceremony. You are free to pray and be part of the ceremony or just simply observe a unique experience and tradition.

The trip includes return transportation.

Papal Audience at Vatican City Tickets

Vatican Gardens tour

Includes admission to the Vatican Museums

Located inside Vatican City lies an oasis of green that has gradually been expanded over the centuries. These are typical Italian gardens, with emphasis on the shrubbery and landscape layout, don't expect a lot of flowers.


The tour is around two hours in duration land led by an authorized Vatican City guide.

You will need to be clothed as for the Vatican Museums, no shorts, bare shoulders or skirts above the knee.

Papal Audience at Vatican City Tickets
Vatican Fast Track Tickets & Tours

Vatican Museums Tours & Fast Track Tickets

Vatican Museums Fast Track Tickets  from  €24.00

Fast track admission to Vatican Museum

Vatican Museums Fast Track Tickets + Audio Guide  from  €30.00

Fast track admission to Vatican Museum with Audio Guide

Vatican Museums Fast Track Tickets + Early Entrance    €52.00

Fast track admission to Vatican Museum before public opening

Vatican Museums Fast Track Access With Coach Transfers    €66.00

Tour in English plus hotel pickups

Vatican Museums Private Tours With Fast Track Access    Prices vary on numbers

Your own personal guide for your own grouo of 1 to 9 people

St Peter's Basilica Tours & Fast Track Tickets

St Peter's Basilica Fastrack with audio guide    €16.50

Fast track access to St Peter's together with audio guide in choice of languages

St Peter's Basilica guided tour    €27.00

Small group tour maximum 20 people

St Peter's & Vatican Museums Combined Tours

Vatican Museums + St Peter's (With Fast Track Access) Tour 1    From €41.00 + admissions)

Guided 3 hour walking tour with Fast Track Access + early/evening entrance options

Vatican Museums + St Peter's (With Fast Track Access) Tour 2    From €66.00

Guided 3 hour walking tour with Fast Track Access + early/evening entrance options

Early Access Vatican Museums Small-Group Tour with St Peter’s    €86.85

Entry when doors open to Vatican Museums + St Peter's Basilicas

Other Vatican Tours

Audience With The Pope    €28.00

Attending Wednesday audience with transfers

Vatican Gardens Tour    €41.00

Includes admission to Vatican Museums

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