Delight in the rare privilege of discovering the Pope’s summer residence in Castel Gandolfo, recently opened by Pope Francis for a select number of tours. Until a short time ago such a visit would have been impossible, but for the first time we offers an exclusive experience of this magical realm, filled with secrets and history, that is sure to charm you thanks to our privileged position as an official Vatican partner, all with benefits you can’t find anywhere else!
• 6.5 hours
Spend 6-hours exploring Papal Villas of Castel Gandolfo, an exclusive residence of the Pope for centuries prior. Discover the interior of Castel Gandolfo and Apostolic Palace, which includes a private Music Room. Venture into Barberini Gardens on a golf cart to listen to narrations as you learn about ancient treasures. Enjoy views of Alban Hills and Papal Farm. This tour includes lunch, entrance tickets, hotel pickup and drop-off with a traveler limit of 6 people for a more personalized experience.
• 6 hours
Spend 10.5-hours exploring the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, Vatican Gardens and a train ride from Rome to the Pope's Summer Residence in Castel Gandolfo. Walk around the beautiful Vatican Square Gardens, accompanied by an audio guide.
• 10.5 hours
Discover the secrets of the Vatican City and access the Vatican Museums before the crowds arrive to marvel at masterpieces of art from the papal collections on a small group tour. Ride the train to the pope's summer residence and more.
• 10 hours
You’ll spend the day to visit the Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo the Summer Residence of the Pope and the Christian Catacombs along the Ancient Appian Way.Papal Blessing on Parchment in English Included.The driver will wait for you at the pier just outside the ship with a sign with your name on and private air-conditioned vehicle. Your tour will also include time for a good lunch.Pickup and drop-off will be at the port of Civitavecchia, right outside your ship.Worry-free Shore Excursion: We will ensure your timely return to the Civitavecchia Port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.
• 9 hours
Have you ever wondered what the Pope's life is really like? Most tourists visit the Vatican Museums, but why not take a step further? Join us on a day trip from Rome to the Pope’s opulent summer residence in the gorgeous hilltop town of Castel Gandolfo. This exclusive day trip from Rome not only covers the highlights of the Vatican Museums, but also the Vatican Gardens, Barberini Gardens, and the Pope's summer residence. This ultimate full day Vatican experience includes a delicious locally-sourced lunch and train tickets to Castel Gandolfo. This is a great family-friendly tour for kids that are able to handle an entire day of sightseeing.
• 11 hours
Enjoy an unforgettable full-day trip to the ancient and fascinating Roman Castles area. The tour starts with a visit to Castel Gandolfo, among the most beautiful old villages in Italy, which overlooks Lake Albano and where the Papal summer Residence is. You will then move to Ariccia, the most popular and famous small town in the surroundings of Rome, due both to cultural and religious reasons. This one-day journey ends in Tivoly, city of culture, art and World Heritage of Humanity.
• 8 hours
Feel like real Vatican VIP.Enjoy buffet breakfast in famous Pinecone Courtyard inside the Vatican and then proceed towards the galleries of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St.Peter's Basilica with your private tour guide without waiting in any line.
• 3 hours
This day trip is designed for those who wish to enjoy Villa D’Este, gem of architectural and landscape splendor, characterized by wonderful and suggestive water displays and for being the most beautiful example of the Italian Renaissance garden in Europe.After Tivoli you will admire the highlights of Castel Gandolfo, the Pope’s summer residence which overlooks the volcanic lake.Wine and Food Tasting included.
• 8 hours
Escape the heat and hustle of Rome with a half-day trip around the hill towns of Castelli Romani. Delve into the authentic rustic culture of Italy and the area around Rome. Rich in both natural and cultural heritage, the Roman Castles area makes for an astonishing tour from Rome. Tour led by an english speaking driver in a confortable air-conditioned minivan which ensures an intimate experience.
• 7 hours