Castel Gandolfo Private Tour: Barberini Gardens, Apostolic Palace with Transfers

Rome, Italy

Experience Rating
icon6 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 4 more

Visit the Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo, the traditional summer residence of the pope, on this 5-hour private tour from Rome. You'll travel out of the city by Mercedes vehicle for the ride to the museum, also known as the Apostolic Palace, where you'll tour the interior to see rooms like the Music Room. Plus explore the Barberini Gardens on a golf cart, listening to narration while you enjoy views of the Alban Hills. Lunch is included.
  • See the former summer residence of the popes
  • Travel around the Barberini Gardens by golf cart
  • Lunch included in a scenic setting
  • Enjoy the comfort of traveling by private vehicle

Hotel pickup and drop-off (Centrally located hotels)
Blue Badge guide
Italian and Roman lunch
Transport by Mercedes E-Class or Mercedes Viano
Professional driver
Golf Cart service at Barberini Gardens

Departure Point

Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up at your hotel at 9:00AM your hotel/accommodation in Rome city center (within Aurelian Walls)

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Your tour starts with hotel pickup inside central Rome for the drive in a private vehicle to the Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo.

As you approach, admire the mix of baroque and medieval architecture, and then hop on your personal golf cart with your guide for the ride around the vast Barberini Gardens. Head up to the top of the Alban Hills for views of the countryside outside Rome, and then visit the Papal Farm, where you can see cows, sheep, and chickens.

Next, return to the palace to tour the papal summer residence, which was named a museum by Pope Francis. One of the main points of interest is the Music Room, typically closed to visitors. Then finish your experience with a lunch of Roman or other Italian food at a location overlooking Lake Albano. After eating, your tour ends with the drive back to Rome for hotel drop-off.
Stop At:  
Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo
You’ll be lead up to the top of the Alban Hills where you can admire the stunning panoramic views from one of the highest vantage points overlooking the outskirts of Rome. Discover Papal Farm which embraces the traditional lifestyle of Rome. You’ll be introduced to many of the Pope’s animals such as the cows, chickens, sheep and many others. Once back at the Castle, you’ll continue your tour through the Papal summer residence that has since been turned into a museum by Pope Francis. The highlight of this spectacular tour is the Apostolic Palace with its Music Room which is usually closed to the public
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Giardino Barberini
Board your personal golf cart as your guide takes you around the vast gardens of Barberini Gardens by revealing its fascinating history.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • 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
  • Wheelchair accessible, please note minor restrictions to a few sites visited, such as Papal Farm and Apostolic Palace
  • Food and drinks are not allowed inside each attraction
  • Pictures are strictly forbidden inside the Papal Villas of Castel Gandolfo
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation policy

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties. Learn more about cancellations.


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