Vatican City, Vatican City
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10 hours (Approx.)
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Offered in: English


Explore Vatican City and Rome like few others do on a full-day Vatican treasures tour. Enjoy exclusive no-wait access to discover the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and the Pope’s summer residence. Then, ride the recently-opened Vatican train through the Alban Hills, and explore the Castel Gandolfo and Barberini Gardens. Skip-the-line admission and round-trip train fare are included on this tour.

  • Enjoy exclusive, No-Wait access via a private partner entrance to the Vatican Museums
  • Explore the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and Vatican Gardens with your expert guide
  • Hop aboard the newly opened Vatican Train and pass through the Vatican State
  • Visit the Barberini Gardens and the Apostolic Palace of Castel Gandolfo inlcluding Private Papal Apartments

Inclusions & Exclusions


  • Skip the line Entrance ticket for Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
  • English speaking Official Vatican Guide for Vatican Museums and Vatican Gardens walking tour
  • Return Train to Castel Gandolfo
  • English speaking Official Vatican Guide in Castel Gandolfo for the tour of the Apostolic Palace, Private Papal Apartments and gardens
  • Groups of 30 people or less


  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Food/Beverage
  • Gratuities
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Departure & Return

Departure Point

Central Rome

Departure Time


Return Details

Vatican Railway Station
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What To Expect

Meet your group and tour guide outside the Vatican’s main entrance at 8:00am. Then, bypass the long entrance lines as your guide whisks you through an exclusive no-wait entrance.

Meander through the lavish galleries of the Vatican Museum, listen as your guide highlights famed masterpieces, relics, and intriguing items visitors often overlook. Next, marvel at the world-famous grandeur of the Sistine Chapel before exploring the Vatican Gardens.

Continue on to the lush green Alban Hills via the lesser-known Vatican Train. Hop onboard and admire the view as you travel through Rome and hear some fascinating history of this region. When you alight, follow your guide to the exquisite Renaissance estate, Castel Gandolfo and Barberini Gardens.

Enjoy free time relaxing in the gardens, then head inside the Papal residence, where Popes have summered since 1626. Explore the Pope’s study, chapel, and private chambers. Then, enjoy panoramic views of the Roman coast from the Papal Terrace.

Finally, board the train back to the Vatican where your tour concludes.
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Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • We regret that we are unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or any impairments requiring special assistance. We are also unable to accommodate strollers or baby carriages on our group tours.
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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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Viator Traveler's Reviews

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, Aug 2018

An excellent mix of time in the small village, walking thru the residence, spending time in the gardens and a delicious meal at the Farm. The guides very much added to the experience with their knowledge and timing and everything was coordinated so well we didn`t wait. Having only 4 of us made it feel very custom and engaging. Roberto was excellent!

, Aug 2018

Excellent experience! It is such a beautiful and peaceful place. Lunch was great. Our tour guides Rebecca and Rafaella did a wonderful job!!

, Jul 2018

It was wonderful day two great guides Robert and Francesca. Robert talked about a lots of information in Rome and history of castel gandolfo very helpful to understand. Lunch in vatican farm was amazing. All of fresh food typical food of italia. Went to residence of papa and garden also freat great experience with francesca she was very professional to explain everything. Such a special to walk beautiful garden. Definitely i recommemd this tour!!

, Dec 2017

An amazing tour . Our guide was fantastic its a unique tour going thru the Papal living quarters and thru the gardens. I will never forget

, Dec 2017

The opportunity to visit part of the history of the Vatican, courtesy of Pope Francis, was a highlight of our visit to Rome.

, Sep 2017

Fantastic, Fantastic, Fantastic. This tour was above and beyond our expectations. Visiting the Popes residence with a Vatican Guide and learning all the history of the residence was amazing. Our tour guide was fantastic also and very informative throughout the ride and the tour. Walking the Popes gardens and having lunch on the farm with the same food that is sent to the Vatican was amazing. Worth every penny and a must do when you go to Rome.

Also, since the Pope does not visit the summer residence, the tour helps the town with income.

, Sep 2017

Very nice, off the beaten path tour. Nice small group, tour guides Rebecca and Isabella were great. Rebecca sure did know her Papal history! Wear comfortable shoes, as there is a good deal of walking, especially through the beautiful gardens. Very nice small village as well.

, Sep 2017

A highlight of our trip to Italy. Robert provided us with so much information along with the Vatican guide. We learned and experience a wonderful tour. It was special.

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