Vatican Trip Planner

Know Your Trip Budget for Your Dream Vacation to Vatican

How to plan a trip to Vatican

Vatican City (/ˈvætᵻkən ˈsɪti/; Italian: Città del Vaticano [tʃitˈta ddel vatiˈkaːno]; Latin: Civitas Vaticana), officially Vatican City State or the State of Vatican City (Italian: Stato della Città del Vaticano; Latin: Status Civitatis Vaticanae), is a walled enclave within the city of Rome. With an area of approximately 44 hectares (110 acres), and a population of 842, it is the smallest sovereign state in the world by both area and population. It is an ecclesiastical or sacerdotal-monarchical state (a type of theocracy) ruled by the Bishop of Rome – the Pope. The highest state functionaries are all Catholic clergy of various national origins. Since the return of the Popes from Avignon in 1377, they have generally resided at the Apostolic Palace within what is now Vatican City, although at times residing instead in the Quirinal Palace in Rome or elsewhere. Vatican City is distinct from the Holy See (Latin: Sancta Sedes), which dates back to early Christianity and is the main episcopal see of 1.2 billion Latin and Eastern Catholic adherents around the globe. The independent city-state, on the other hand, came into existence in 1929 by the Lateran Treaty between the Holy See and Italy, which spoke of it as a new creation, not as a vestige of the much larger Papal States (756–1870), which had previously encompassed much of central Italy. According to the terms of the treaty, the Holy See has "full ownership, exclusive dominion, and sovereign authority and jurisdiction" over the city-state. Within Vatican City are religious and cultural sites such as St. Peter's Basilica, the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Museums. They feature some of the world's most famous paintings and sculptures. The unique economy of Vatican City is supported financially by the sale of postage stamps and tourist mementos, fees for admission to museums, and the sale of publications.

How much does it cost to travel to Vatican

Plan your trip to Vatican with an estimated budget for your travel. The average daily cost of food in Vatican is USD 54 per person. For a family of four, the cost of eating out is USD 216. For accommodation, be ready to spend around USD 44 for a budget accommodation and USD 255 for a luxury hotel, per day, per person. For getting around Vatican, you will need a rough figure of USD 55 per day. For detailed Vatican trip cost calculator, use Vatican Trip Planner.

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  • Average Price of a Luxury Trip in Vatican

  • Average Daily Cost* USD 439 Per Person
  • Cost for One Week USD 3073 Per Person
  • Cost for Two Weeks USD 6146 Per Person
  • Cost for One Month USD 13170 Per Person
  • Average Price of a Mid-Range Trip in Vatican

  • Average Daily Cost* USD 298 Per Person
  • Cost for One Week USD 2086 Per Person
  • Cost for Two Weeks USD 4172 Per Person
  • Cost for One Month USD 8940 Per Person
  • Average Price of a Budget Trip in Vatican

  • Average Daily Cost* USD 97 Per Person
  • Cost for One Week USD 679 Per Person
  • Cost for Two Weeks USD 1358 Per Person
  • Cost for One Month USD 2910 Per Person

*Based on Food, Accommodation & Transportation

How much will it cost once you're in Vatican

Accommodation & Transportation
  • Budget Accommodation USD 44
  • Luxury Accommodation USD 255
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