4.5 star rating: Recommended 25 Reviews

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  • Location: Rome, Italy
  • Duration:  4 hours (approx.)

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Papal Blessing at Castelgandolfo Day Trip from Rome. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2012

Very good. Got to see the Pope up close and with the help of the guide stayed out of the very hot sun. Trip to and from Castelgandofo was interesting in itself and guide gave lots of information.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2012

The tour was well organised, the guide was extremely knowledgeable and had a very good view of the Pope.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2012

The coach was clean and comfortable and air conditioned.The driver was very polite and he drove very smoothly.The guide explained a lot of things to us on route and answered any questions.i was impressed that he could speak five languages.Early start was a good idea because it gave us time for a snack on route,and also time to look around Castelgandolfo.It is a much better way to see the Pope rather than the crowds in the Vatican.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2012

This was just fantastic. To be able to see the Pope so close was just a great experience. All of our tours we arranged through Viator were just great. Very impressive!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2012

This trip was amazing, The scenary was breathtaking. The long stand was well worth waiting for. I feel privilaged to have been there.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2011

The 2-3 hour wait outside and inside the residence was worth it. The village was charming and nearby scenery beautiful. We were within 25 feet of Il Papa who spoke from his balcony. This was a very emotional experience and very well organized. The only question was the initial visit to a Vatican gift shop near St. Peter's before heading to Castelgandolfo. The stop was a waste of time and very inappropriate. I don't know if this is standard or someone got a kickback. It couldn't detract from the amazing experience of the day.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2010

Awesome!!!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2009

Absolutely terrific! All 3 of my tours with Viator were great!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2009

Spectacular. The tour guide was immensely informative.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2009

It was our first day in Italy and despite the 97 degree F temperature. The trip for the Papal Blessing at Castelgandolfo was wonderful!

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2009

What a wonderful experience. I would recommend this to anyone who is wanting to receive a papal blessing. It was unlike a papal blessing at St Peter's this experience was much more personal and moving. The tour left as schedule and they put us in line to get a perfect place behind the barrier. We stood just under the window. I can only say this was the highlight of our Rome adventure.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2009

This was an experience of a lifetime. If you ever have the opportunity to do this tour when the Pope is at his summer home we highly recomend it. Our tour guide and drive were teriffic.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2009

The tour guide was amazing! She was very king and had very good information regarding all the necessary topics. Time management was also perfect. Thank you very much! The tour was PERFECT!

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2009

It was an amazing opportunity to see the Pope. The tour guide was very informative and friendly. Please make sure to wear comfortable shoes and be ready to wait for at least forty-five minutes to get inside the Castelgandolfo.

barneskm
Canada

4 star rating: Recommended
August 2012

Excellent tour. Well worth the money.

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