Leave the bustle of Rome behind, and visit the Pope’s exclusive summer residence, on a tour of Castel Gandolfo. Located just 15 miles (24 kilometers) from the city center, the residence comprises the opulent Apostolic Palace, the Barberini Gardens, and more. Set off in the morning via bus; upon arrival, you’ll go on an audio tour of both the palace and gardens. Enjoy a lunch break amidst the greenery before heading back to the city. Add on an optional upgrade to tour the Vatican Museums upon returning to Rome.
Explore the Pope’s summer residence: off-limits to visitors until recently
Enjoy lunch in the Barberini Gardens, featuring local produce
Learn more about the sights from an audio guide
Upgrade to add on a guided tour of the Vatican Museums
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
Pick up and drop off from hotel
Live tour guide for the Castel Gandolfo Papal Residence
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. Peter’s 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
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.
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