Castel Gandolfo and Apostolic Palace Private Half-Day Tour

Cultural & Theme Tours in Castel Gandolfo

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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.
Start your journey with pickup from your hotel or preferred accommodation within Rome's City Center. Relax as your hospitable and private driver takes you to the Papal Villas in Castel Gandolfo. Enjoy beautiful views of the castle as it displays a mixture of Medieval and Baroque architecture. Board your personal golf cart as your guide takes you around the vast gardens of Barberini Gardens by revealing its fascinating history. 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. End your adventure by eating an Italian or Roman lunch while overlooking Lake Albano. After eating your delicious meal, enjoy a relaxing ride back to hotel or preferred accommodation (Rome's City Center) with your professional driver.

What’s included

  • 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
  • Multilingual tour guide (English, French, Italian)
  • Entry/Admission - Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo

What’s not included

  • Gratuities


  • Hotel pickup included
  • Led by a Blue Badge guide
  • Lunch included
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience