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.
Meet your private air-conditioned vehicle dockside under your ship and transfer directly to Rome. The driver will wait for you with a sign with your name on and He will be with you during the entire day.Papal Blessing on Parchment in English Included.What you will visit:You'll enjoy a scenic 1 hour drive to the first placeCastel Gandolfo:In Castel Gandolfo you’ll visit The Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo on your own with audioguides (available languages: English, Spanish, German, French, Russian), then you’ll enjoy the pretty historical centre of Castel Gandolfo town and the scenic view of the Albano Lake.The Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo are increasingly accessible to visitors. Following the opening to the public of the Barberini Garden and the inauguration, within the Apostolic Palace, of the Museums of the Gallery of the Portraits of the Pontiffs, now the most private and reserved areas of the papal residence can also be admired and enjoyed by pilgrims and tourists. Many of the exclusive places in the Papal Apartment will be revealed to visitors: from the Bedchamber to the Private Chapel, from the Library to the Study, along a rich exhibition itinerary conceived, arranged and managed by the Vatican Museums.The Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo comprise about 55 hectares (11 more than Vatican City) of which 30 make up a garden while 25 are used for farming. The latter is carried out with full regard for the aesthetics proper to countryside gardening. The entire papal residence enjoys all the privileges of extraterritoriality.You will have free time for a very good lunch in Castelgandolfo.Christian Catacombs:Once you get to the Catacombs your entrance tickets will be purchased on the spot. Your driver will be able to help you complete the task. Then you'll start your visit inside with a small-group tour in your prefered language given by the Catacombs staff (available languages: English, Spanish, German, French).At the end of the tour the driver will take you back to the port of Civitavecchia, leaving you outside your ship.