Castelgandolfo Pontifical Villas - Summer Residence Of The Pope And Catacombs Shore Excursion From Civitavecchia Port - Rome

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 9 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    07:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Cruise Port, right outside your ship, pickup and dropoff.
    • English-speaking Driver with a private vehicle will be waiting for you right outside the ship, holding a .. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

We are immensely pleased to lead to you to visit:
The Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo on your own with audioguides (included)
Then youll enjoy the pretty historical centre of Castel Gandolfo town
The scenic view of the Albano Lake
Free time for a very good lunch (own expense).
One of the Christian Catacombs (Skip-The-Line tickets included).
Included one Papal Blessing on Parchment in English.
Upgradable with Official Licensed Expert Tour Guide (in Private option)
Pickup and dropoff will be at your ship.
Private or Shared Tour available options.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to Cruise Port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. See terms and conditions for full details.

Know More about this tour

Meet your private air-conditioned vehicle dockside under your ship and transfer directly to Rome. The driver will wait for you with a sign with your name on and He will be with you during the entire day.

Included one Papal Blessing on Parchment in English!
(it will be the Apostolic Blessing on Parchement to the Primary Customer's name/surname and Family)
Consider that for exceptionality of the Parchement you must book this Tour minimum 30days before.

What you will visit:
You'll enjoy a scenic 1 hour drive to the first place

Castel gandolfo:
In Castel gandolfo youll visit The Pontifical Villas of Castel gandolfo on your own with audioguides (available languages: English, Spanish, German, French, Russian), then youll enjoy the pretty historical centre of Castel Gandolfo town and the scenic view of the Albano Lake.
The Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfoare increasingly accessible to visitors. Following the opening to the public of theBarberini Gardenand the inauguration, within the Apostolic Palace, of the Museums of theGallery of the Portraits of the Pontiffs, nowthe most private and reserved areas of the papal residence can also be admired and enjoyed by pilgrims and tourists. Many of the exclusive places in thePapal Apartmentwill be revealed to visitors: from the Bedchamber to the Private Chapel, from The library to the Study, along a rich exhibition itinerary conceived, arranged and managed by the Vatican Museums.The Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo comprise about 55 hectares (11 more than Vatican city) of which 30 make up a garden while 25 are used for farming. The latter is carried out with full regard for the aesthetics proper to countryside gardening. The entire papal residence enjoys all the privileges of extraterritoriality.

You will have free time for a very good lunch in Castelgandolfo.

Christian Catacombs:
Once you get to the Catacombs your entrance tickets will be purchased on the spot. Your driver will be able to help you complete the task. Then you'll start your visit inside with a small-group tour in your prefered language given by the Catacombs staff (available languages: English, Spanish, German, French).

At the end of the tour the driver will take you back to the port of Civitavecchia, leaving you outside your ship.
The tour will be a total of 9 hours from pick up to drop off. Suggested pick up is at 7:30 am.

Inclusions

Port pickup and dropoff

Worry-Free Shore Excursion Guarantee

One Papal Blessing on Parchment in English

Private Licensed Expert Tour Guide (upgradable in Private Tour option).

Skip-The-Line entrance Tickets and audioguides to The Pontifical Villas

Catacombs Tickets and Tour Guide (inside a small group organized by the Catacombs staff)

Air-conditioned, fully insured and licensed legal vehicle with professional English-speaking Driver

Exclusions

Lunch, Food and Drinks

Tipping is not included in our service fees,It is never mandatory although it is always appreciated

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Papal Blessing on Parchment in English Included

Air-conditioned, fully insured and licensed legal vehicle with professional English-speaking Driver

Pickup Cruise Port: Your Driver will be waiting for you right outside the ship, holding a sign with your name on to be easily recognized.

On Sunday and Religious Festivity the Pontifical Villas are closed.

Option Private Tour: This is a private Tour. Only your group will participate and it can be modified and/or customized (even while on tour)

Option Shared Tour: Solution with a lower price dedicated to travelers sharing the vehicle with a small group (up to 8 people per vehicle). Not customizable. It is not possible to include attractions tickets purchased by your own

One Infant seat available on request

Not wheelchair accessible

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Regular temperature checks for staff

Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Travelers must provide/bring their own face mask during the experience