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Vatican Museums and Pope's Summer Residence Day Trip from Rome plus Garden Visit

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    What to Expect
    Meet your group and tour guide outside the Vatican’s main entrance at 8:00am. Then, bypass the long entrance lines as your guide whisks you through an exclusive no-wait entrance.

    Meander through the lavish galleries of the Vatican Museum, listen as your guide highlights famed masterpieces, relics, and intriguing items visitors often overlook. Next, marvel at the world-famous grandeur of the Sistine Chapel before exploring the Vatican Gardens.

    Continue on to the lush green Alban Hills via the lesser-known Vatican Train. Hop onboard and admire the view as you travel through Rome and hear some fascinating history of this region. When you alight, follow your guide to the exquisite Renaissance estate, Castel Gandolfo and Barberini Gardens.

    Enjoy free time relaxing in the gardens, then head inside the Papal residence, where Popes have summered since 1626. Explore the Pope’s study, chapel, and private chambers. Then, enjoy panoramic views of the Roman coast from the Papal Terrace.

    Finally, board the train back to the Vatican where your tour concludes.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Via Tunisi, 4, 00192 Roma RM, Italy
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    Return Details
    Vatican Museums, Viale Vaticano, 00165 Roma RM
    • English speaking Official Vatican Guide for Vatican Museums and Vatican Gardens walking tour
    • Return Train to Castel Gandolfo
    • English speaking Official Vatican Guide in Castel Gandolfo for the tour of the Apostolic Palace, Private Papal Apartments and gardens
    • Groups of 25 people or less
    • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
    • Entry/Admission - Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo
    • Entry/Admission - Giardino Barberini
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Food/Beverage
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • We may experience delays in getting through mandatory security checks when entering these venues
    • Avoid bringing large purses, bags, or backpacks on your tour
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 22 September 2018

    My mother and I thoroughly enjoyed this tour! We met Rebecca in Piazza Re di Roma early. If there was a downside, the meeting place is it. We took the metro to get to the park which seems run down in comparison to other city...More

    Date of experience: September 2018
    Thank 546lovetotravel
    Reviewed 17 September 2018

    We went with City Wonders last week, on the Castel Gandolfo tour including the Papal Palace, gardens and farm. I have done similar tours with other operators before and I can say without hesitation that the City Wonders experience is 100% better than anything I...More

    Date of experience: September 2018
    Thank Peter S
    Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

    Our guide Rebecca was amazing. So friendly and talked to everyone. Claudia was our Vatican guide and she was great too. The day was amazing. Lunch was more than I thought it would be, super fresh It was just a fantastic day. Highly recommend this...More

    Thank O6610QJkriss
    Reviewed 20 July 2018

    Last Friday, my sister and I were amazingly fortunate enough to visit the Pope's summer residence with our guide, Ann, and a guide from the Vatican. Both guides are so competent and knowledgeable. I feel so grateful to have had the opportunity to visit such...More

    Date of experience: July 2018
    Thank 568judith
    Reviewed 11 June 2018

    Our guide Antonina was very kind and welcoming. She was very knowledgeable. The day was very enjoyable and my daughter and I will always be grateful for the wonderful experience. The lunch was incredible and the conversation with Antonina was very pleasant.

    Date of experience: June 2018
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