Half-Day Trip To Pope’s Summer Residence From Rome

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 4 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    08:35 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Largo Giovanni Montemartini, 00185 Roma RM, Italy
  • Return Details :
    00040 Castel Gandolfo, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Castel Gandolfo is a charming village just outside Rome overlooking the Alabano Lake. it is well known for being the Summer Residence of the Pope but also a village with many restaurants offering authentic italian food and local wine! You will depart with your friendly tour escort from Termini Station and receive a brief introduction during your ride. Once you arrive in Castel Gandolfo you will enter the Vatican State and receive the Audio Guide while you are joining an electric bus tour to visit the amazing Barberini Baroque Gardens. Afterward you will access to the Pope's Palace, then you enter the Pope Palace and with the Audio Guide you will be free to stroll inside the Rooms where are preserved several art works and famous Pope Portraits including the ones of Pope Julius II and Leo X Medici Pope. The Palace was projected by the Architect Carlo Maderno in the late 1600s. Spend free time in Castel Gandolfo and enjoy a lunch on your own, we will provide a flexible return tickets.

Highlights

  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Skip the line
  • All entrance fees included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience

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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Vatican Museums, Vatican city, Lazio

Your tour starts at the entrance of Vatican Museums where you will meet your provate licensed guide. You will discover the upper galleries of the Museum where you will have the chance to see some of the most famous painting and sculptures of all times while your guide will tell you all the sotires hidden behind each artwork

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Sistine Chapel, Vatican city, Lazio

Your tour will proceed to the most interesting and beautiful part of the Vatican Museums is the Sistine Chapel, the Michelangelo's masterpiece. here you will admire the all painted room which most important parts are Last Judgment and Creation of the World

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican city, Lazio

Finally you will reach St. Peter's Basilica, the church where you can admire some masterpiece like Michelangelo's Piet and also the Bernini's Baldacchino

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Rome Private Guides, Rome, Lazio

Visit Rome with Rome private Guides

Inclusions

Tour leader

Round-trip train tickets

Audioguides

Entry/Admission - Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo

Guaranteed to skip the lines

Exclusions

Gratuities

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Lunch

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

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

Please be on time to avoid losing entry and thus missing the tour.

Please note that, for disabled visitors with certified invalidity of more than 74%, the Vatican Museums offers free entry that is extended to a companion for visitors who are not self-sufficient. To benefit from this, make sure you mention it at the time of booking so that our staff may handle your request.

Near public transportation

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Please bring comfortable shoes and a refillable water bottle.

Please make sure you ask the guide any curiosities you may have during the tour, we want to ensure you have the very best experience!

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

COVID-19 vaccination required for guides

Green Pass and FFP2 mask required

Traveler Reviews

  • 02-Dec-2019

    This tour and guide was absolutely wonderful! We learned so much and there was no rushing or glossing over anything. At the end of our tour, the guide offered to spend as much time as we liked to look around and learn more about the Vatican. She also gave us a wonderful lunch recommendation at Porto which was outstanding!

  • 15-Sep-2018

    Our guide, Suzanne/Suzanna, was waiting to meet us when we got to the museum gates. We were greeted with such a friendly welcome from her. She spent the next 3 hours with us, taking us from the Vatican museums, pointing out the highlights to the Basilica of the Vatican, which is the largest church in the world. Would highly recommend booking with a guide as they are really knowledgeable. 10/10 service.

  • 20-Aug-2018

    Excellent tourguide. Knowledgable and enthusiastic. Could answer all our questions. Warm and flexible.

  • 19-Aug-2018

    Excellent tourguide. Knowledgable and enthusiastic. Could answer all our questions. Warm and flexible.

  • 30-Jun-2017

    I would never take a tour any other way - Our guide was engaging, and extremely knowledgeable. Definitely worth the investment for the extended itinerary. Highly, Highly recommend

  • 30-Jun-2017

    I would never take a tour any other way - Our guide was engaging, and extremely knowledgeable. Definitely worth the investment for the extended itinerary. Highly, Highly recommend

  • 22-Jan-2017

    Great experience that absolutely was enhanced by our guide, Valentina. She added much to the tour by explaining the art and the history behind it. Highly recommend a tour. If you are going to visit the Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's I highly recommend taking a tour so you can get the most out of the visit.

  • 22-Jan-2017

    Great experience that absolutely was enhanced by our guide, Valentina. She added much to the tour by explaining the art and the history behind it. Highly recommend a tour. If you are going to visit the Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's I highly recommend taking a tour so you can get the most out of the visit.

  • 02-Jan-2017

    My family and I have purchased three tours from Viator. All of them have been terrific and well worth the investment because we skip the long lines and have the opportunity to see up close the works of the greats while listening to extremely well educated tour guides. This Half-Day Tour was the best tour we have ever experienced. If you visit the Vatican without a tour guide be sure to arrive early at the Vatican because the lines are long, expect to spend 2x the time at the Vatican as a result of the lines at the exhibits and most importantly spend years studying the works of art you'll be seeing because without a good understanding of what your viewing you'll not fully appreciate the beauty and wisdom of the artist.

  • 02-Jan-2017

    My family and I have purchased three tours from Viator. All of them have been terrific and well worth the investment because we skip the long lines and have the opportunity to see up close the works of the greats while listening to extremely well educated tour guides. This Half-Day Tour was the best tour we have ever experienced. If you visit the Vatican without a tour guide be sure to arrive early at the Vatican because the lines are long, expect to spend 2x the time at the Vatican as a result of the lines at the exhibits and most importantly spend years studying the works of art you'll be seeing because without a good understanding of what your viewing you'll not fully appreciate the beauty and wisdom of the artist.