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Vatican Museums and Pope's Estate by Train

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10 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
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10 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
Offered in: English and 5 more

Description

Enjoy a more in-depth papal experience in Rome than the average Vatican tour with this day trip to the Vatican Museums and Castel Gandolfo Apostolic Palace, the summer residence of the pope. Begin at... More
Enjoy a more in-depth papal experience in Rome than the average Vatican tour with this day trip to the Vatican Museums and Castel Gandolfo Apostolic Palace, the summer residence of the pope. Begin at the Vatican Museums, where you have skip-the-line access to go inside and explore its renowned artworks, including the Sistine Chapel with Michelangelo’s ceiling fresco. Then take a train from the pope’s private station to Castel Gandolfo, and stop at the pope’s farmhouse.

Highlights

  • Vatican Museums and Castel Gandolfo day tour from Rome
  • Skip the line at the Vatican Museums
  • Stare up at Michelangelo's 'The Creation of Adam' in the Sistine Chapel
  • See the summer residence of the pope, located outside Rome
  • Discover papal sights that most visitors to Rome never experience

What To Expect

Summary

Don’ t miss the chance to enjoy an exclusive tour, spend a day visiting the Vatican State from Rome to Castel Gandolfo! 

Enter the Vatican Museums before the regular opening time, skipping all lines, get

... More

Don’ t miss the chance to enjoy an exclusive tour, spend a day visiting the Vatican State from Rome to Castel Gandolfo! 

Enter the Vatican Museums before the regular opening time, skipping all lines, get your audio guide & the Museums map and be free to enjoy the museums’ breathtaking masterpieces at your own pace.

Visit part of the complex which

... More

Don’ t miss the chance to enjoy an exclusive tour, spend a day visiting the Vatican State from Rome to Castel Gandolfo! 

Enter the Vatican Museums before the regular opening time, skipping all lines, get your audio guide & the Museums map and be free to enjoy the museums’ breathtaking masterpieces at your own pace.

Visit part of the complex which hosts more than 20.000 works of art, with 6 million visitors per year and 4 miles and half of masterpieces. Admire the Egyptian Museum, the Gallery of Maps, the Gallery of Tapestries and the stunning Raphael's Rooms! Then step inside the Sistine Chapel, open your eyes and experience the spectacular view of Michelangelo’s frescos, magnificent works that changed the course of arts forever.

After the visit of the Museums, enjoy the privilege to enter Vatican City Gardens and walk to Pope’s Private Train Station. Board this special train for a unique event: see the Vatican City Gates open to allow the train leave the State for a journey through the Roman countryside to Castel Gandolfo. 

Get inside Pontifical Villas and the embark on eco-transport to discover a world apart: here you will be fascinated to see the smallest state in the world’s perfect organization, its gardens, fountains, flowers and Roman ruins scenic views. 

After the Pontifical Villas tour, take the chance to visit the small city of Castel Gandolfo at your own pace, enjoy the landscape of one of the most beautiful hamlet of the Roman Countryside and experience the real Italian life style! Stop for independent lunch in the many local Trattoria and taste a delicious Espresso seated in the medieval square of Castel Gandolfo. 

Still dreamy of the Vatican beauty and Castel Gandolfo relaxed reach Castel Gandolfo train station and catch your train to Saint Peter train station.

 

Itinerary:

7:45 Meeting time
8:00 Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel tour with an audio guide
10:00 Vatican Gardens walking tour with an audio guide
11:00 Departure from Vatican train station by electric train, to Albano Laziale and transfer to the Pontifical Villas by shuttle
12:30 Tour of the Gardens of the Pontifical Villas (Villa Barberini) by Eco-friendly transport with an audio guide
1:30 Tour ends and exit the Gardens of the Pontifical Villas to have some free time
5:10 Meeting point at the train station of Castel Gandolfo;
5:24 Departure from the Train Station of Castel Gandolfo to the Roma San Pietro Station 

What's Included

Audio-Guide at disposal for the entire day
Guaranteed skip-the-lines
Entrance fees and fast track at Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel
Entrance fees and fast track at Vatican City Gardens
Special Return Train Journey departing from Pope's Private Station
All taxes, fees and handling charges
Hotel pickup
Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure & Return

Departure Point

Central Rome, near the Vatican Museums

Departure Time

7:45am

Return Details

Rome San Pietro Railways Station

Before You Book

The fine print

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • The tour is not available for wheelchair users or person with reduced mobility.

Cancellation Policy

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


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