Exclusive Pope's Summer Residence Tour - Rome

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  • Duration: 9 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Via Cavour, 224, 00184 Roma RM, Italy,
  • 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.


This unique tour begins with the most exclusive trip from Rome to the Popes Summer Residence in Castel Gandolfo, including a visit to villa Barberini gardens and a visit to the apostolic Papal Palace with its breath taking view overlooking Lake albano. Only booking with our company you can have the chance to have lunch into the exclusive Papal Padiglione del riposo right in the middle of the astonishing Barberini gardens! On Saturdays you can upgrade to an afternoon 3 hours Vatican walking tour with a live speaking tour guide that starts at the Vatican museums and ends at St peters basilica.

Know More about this tour

This exclusive day trip from Rome begins with a bus ride from the meeting point at Via Cavour building #224 to the Popes Summer Residence in Castel Gandolfo. One of Italys most scenic towns, located only 15 miles southeast of Rome, it is understandable why Popes have chosen this spot as their sanctuary for hundreds of years.
Recently opened to the public by Pope Francis, the Papal Palace also known as the Apostolic Palace was designed by Carlo Maderno - the same architect as St. Peters Basilicas facade. Previously off-limits, you can now discover the rare history and treasures contained in this extravagant yet intimate interior, including the works of Bernini.
You arrive to the top of this secluded, charming town, where your exclusive Apostolic Palace sightseeing audio guided tour begins. This audioguided tour will last about an hour.
From the Apostolic Palace you will head towards Popes private and luxurious Barberini Gardens where you will have the chance to explore the gardens by an ecological golf car for about one hour, using your audio guide.
After your visit to the Popes gardens, you will have about an hour lunch break to taste some delicious food chosen for you directly from Popes Residence fresh products. 
Around 1 pm our driver will pick you up to ride you back to Rome (dropping you at the same point of the departure) or at the Vatican if you have chosen to upgrade to a Vatican tour.
If you prefer to visit the Vatican as well you can simply select the afternoon walking tour with a live speaking tour guide. This is the best option to visit the highlights of the art collections displayed throughout 8 km of the Vatican Museums including the Sistine Chapel and the St'Peter's Basilica. An expert tour guide will be with you for about 3 - hours.


Audio guide in your selected language to the Papal Palace and gardens

Ecological golf car available for 1 hour visit to the gardens

Group tour (25 people maximum)


Bus or minivan from the meeting point and back

Alcoholic Beverages


Pick up and drop off from hotel

Live tour guide for the Castel Gandolfo Papal Residence

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Please note - Papal palace and Gardens have security restrictions. Due to metal detectors at the entrances of most it is forbidden to bring the following:

Weapons and blunt objects (knives, long umbrellas, etc.)

Glass bottles, aerosol sprays, and alcohol

Bicycles, skates, and segways



Please note also that - the Sistine Chapel and St. Peters Basilica maintains a strict dress code all year-round. All visitors must have their shoulders covered and pants/skirts must come to the knee. Please wear comfortable shoes.

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers

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