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clock-o6 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
ticket-oMobile ticket
commentOffered in: English and 4 more


Visit the Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo, the traditional summer residence of the pope, on this 5-hour private tour from Rome. You'll travel out of the city by Mercedes vehicle for the ride to the museum, also known as the Apostolic Palace, where you'll tour the interior to see rooms like the Music Room. Plus explore the Barberini Gardens on a golf cart, listening to narration while you enjoy views of the Alban Hills. Lunch is included.
  • 5-hour tour from Rome to the Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo
  • See the former summer residence of the popes
  • Travel around the Barberini Gardens by golf cart
  • Lunch included in a scenic setting
  • Enjoy the comfort of traveling by private vehicle
Your tour starts with hotel pickup inside central Rome for the drive in a private vehicle to the Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo.

As you approach, admire the mix of baroque and medieval architecture, and then hop on your personal golf cart with your guide for the ride around the vast Barberini Gardens. Head up to the top of the Alban Hills for views of the countryside outside Rome, and then visit the Papal Farm, where you can see cows, sheep, and chickens.

Next, return to the palace to tour the papal summer residence, which was named a museum by Pope Francis. One of the main points of interest is the Music Room, typically closed to visitors. Then finish your experience with a lunch of Roman or other Italian food at a location overlooking Lake Albano. After eating, your tour ends with the drive back to Rome for hotel drop-off.


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, May 2018

If you're looking for an over the top experience, this is it! Franchesca our guide who was amazing and our driver Alessandro both spoke beautiful English and were informative and engaging as well as extremely service oriented. Our private golf cart tour of the gardens took us where the group bus tour could only see from the perimeter. The castle tour was great, but what made it truly special was the private entre to the 4 personal rooms of the Pope not open to the public tour. The coup de gras was the incredible lunch on the balcony overlooking Lake Albano with 5 courses and wonderful wines to experience a true Italian feast! This was the highlight of our trip!

, Jan 2018

Too expensive for the tour and the guide tour was boring and not well informed about the tour . The tour begin late and the guide tour wanted to finish early. We have a little discusión for this situation .

, Sep 2017

OMG! Don't miss this opportunity if you have even the slightest interest in seeing the interior of the Apostolic Palace. I had high expectations and they were surpassed. We noted the group tours there, with headphones. I have to tell you, having a private Vatican guide gave undivided attention, and we were able to see the rooms without having to strain through the large groups present. The luncheon afterwards was amazing, both in the food and the view. I can't wait to go back and do this again.

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