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

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 Hrs
  • Language:
  • Departure Time :
    7:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We have the permissions to enter the restricted area of the Port, you won’t have to walk to reach our Driver under the gangway exit of your ship, and he will wait for y.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Youll spend the day to visit the Pontifical Villas of Castel gandolfo the Summer Residence of the Pope andthe Christian Catacombs along the Ancient Appian Way.
Papal Blessing on Parchment in English Included.
The driver will wait for you at the pier just outside the ship with a sign with your name on and private air-conditioned vehicle.
Your tour will also include time for a good lunch.
Pickup and drop-off will be at the port of Civitavecchia, right outside your ship.
Worry-free Shore Excursion:We will ensure your timely return to the Civitavecchia port for this activity.In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded.See our terms and conditions for full details.

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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.


Port pick-up and drop-off

Worry-Free Shore Excursion Guarantee

One Papal Blessing on Parchment in English

Professional English-speaking Driver

Private tour

Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Door to Door pick-up and drop-off

Fuel surcharge


Pontifical Villa of Castel Gandolfo entrance fee (10EUR/person) Ticket includes the admission and the visit to the Apostolic Palace with an audioguide (available languages: English, Spanish, German, French, Russian)

Catacombs your entrance tickets (8EUR/person), Ticket includes the group Guide (available languages: English, Spanish, German, French)


Food and drinks


Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Papal Blessing on Parchment in English Included

No need to take Bus Shuttle from ship in Civitavecchia Port since our permits allow us to enter in the Port.

The driver will met you next to your ship holding a sign with your name on.

Air-conditioned, fully insured and licensed legal vehicle with professional English speaking driver and permissions to enter the historical center of Rome

All tours can be modified and/or customized (even while on tour) to meet your complete satisfaction.

The vehicle and Driver will be at your complete disposal for the entire duration of the tour and can take you where big buses cannot go, you will walk definitely less and see more!

Our English speaking Driver will give a general overview regarding the history of the areas in the car before you start walking around on your own. He will allow all the time you need to visit with No Rushing as in group tours. By Italian law he is unable to conduct guiding inside museums, monuments, etc, or even to leave the car to walk around with you.

You dont need Certified Guide for the Pontifical Villa, in the tickets are included the audioguides (in English, French, German and Spanish).

In the Christian Catacombs the Ticket includes the small group Guide (available languages: English, Spanish, German, French).

On Sunday and Religious Festivity the Villas are closed.

During the tour youll be allowed time for lunch (not included) in a very tipical restaurant and of course to visit the main sites of the town.

A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements

At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following informations: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time

The price is for person (not per vehicle)

The tour is private only for you

This tour is not recommended for people with walking difficulties.