Tours and Tickets

Vatican Museums & Castel Gandolfo Pope's Summer Residence Day Trip provided by The Roman Guy

Vatican Museums & Castel Gandolfo Pope's Summer Residence Day Trip

Vatican Museums & Castel Gandolfo Pope's Summer Residence Day Trip
4.5
Book in advance
from
RM 564.09
per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
Reserve now & pay later: Save your spot free of charge with flexible booking.
About
Place yourself in the Pope’s shoes and envision life as pontiff of the Catholic Church. Go beyond the Vatican Museums and see the Pope’s summer residence on this day trip from Rome. Explore the gorgeous hilltop town of Castel Gandolfo, overlooking Lake Albano. This exclusive day trip begins at the Vatican Museums, continuing through the Vatican Gardens before proceeding by train to Castel Gandolfo.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 11h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 11h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 24338P37
Call +6037-7240250
Important information
Inclusions
  • Skip the line Vatican tour
  • Vatican Gardens tour
  • Buffet lunch at the Pope's summer village
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • English-speaking professional guide
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Gardens
  • Entry/Admission - Giardino Barberini
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
11h
Departure details
  • Caffè Vaticano, viale, Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, Italy Near the Vatican Museums Entrance - on the opposite side of the main street.
  • St. Peter Station Suite, Via della Stazione di S. Pietro, 57, 00165 Roma RM, Italy
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Please contact The Tour Guy to book a wheelchair accessible tour
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Inclusions
  • Skip the line Vatican tour
  • Vatican Gardens tour
  • Buffet lunch at the Pope's summer village
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • English-speaking professional guide
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Gardens
  • Entry/Admission - Giardino Barberini
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Caffè Vaticano, viale, Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, Italy Near the Vatican Museums Entrance - on the opposite side of the main street.
  • St. Peter Station Suite, Via della Stazione di S. Pietro, 57, 00165 Roma RM, Italy
Duration
11h
Return details
  • St. Peter Station Suite, Via della Stazione di S. Pietro, 57, 00165 Roma RM, Italy
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Please contact The Tour Guy to book a wheelchair accessible tour
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 2 Nov 2020
A note from Vatican Museums & Castel Gandolfo Pope's Summer Residence Day Trip
Our number 1 priority is for our customers to feel 100% safe during their experience with us. This is why we have implemented: -reduced group sizes, -enforce social distancing - masks are mandatory for both customers and guides - guides bring hand sanitizer with them for our customers
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Caffè Vaticano
    viale, Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, Italy
    Near the Vatican Museums Entrance - on the opposite side of the main street.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Vatican Museums
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Sistine Chapel
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Vatican Gardens
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Giardino Barberini
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    Castel Gandolfo
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • You'll end at
    St. Peter Station Suite
    Via della Stazione di S. Pietro, 57, 00165 Roma RM, Italy
    See address & details
+

4.5
15 reviews
Excellent
13
Very good
1
Average
0
Poor
1
Terrible
0

Barbara W
Kirkland, WA4 contributions
One Full Fabulous Day!
Oct 2019
Perhaps one of the best days of my "30 days in Rome" journey! Beginning at the Vatican Museums including the Sistine Chapel, continuing through Vatican Gardens, then onto the train for an hour's scenic ride to Castel Gandolfo (adjacent to Lake Albano), lunch from locally sourced items, a beautiful walk through the Barberini Gardens, and up the hill to tour the many rooms of the Castel, finishing with a relaxing train trip back to Rome. This was not just a guided tour, but a historic seminar given by the docent Erik (Erik with a K). Worthy of college credit! For me personally, Chiara, our tour coordinator, was SO helpful, friendly and efficient! Cannot recommend this strongly enough. Just remember--it's a FULL day!
Written 27 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Ciao Barbara! Grazie mille for your review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your Vatican and Pope's summer home day trip because of its unique itinerary, gorgeous scenery, and informative guide. We hope to welcome you back to Italy in the future!
Written 31 October 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jeff McKane
McKinney, TX1 contribution
Privileged Entrance Vatican Tour with Sistine Chapel
Sep 2019 • Friends
We had Marco as our guide and he was awesome (and pretty darn funny too)! The tour saved time and was very informative and a great value
Written 27 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Ciao! Grazie mille for your review. We are so happy that Marco made your tour experience both funny and informative. We hope to welcome you back to Italy in the future!
Written 28 September 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Roz
1 contribution
Amazing Walking Tour!
Aug 2019
We enjoyed a wonderful Vatican Tour. Our tour guide, Jamona, provided a great overview of the sites. She was friendly, accessible and provided solid answers to our questions. We very much enjoyed the experience and would highly recommend the tour.
Written 19 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Ciao! Grazie mille for your review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your tour with Jamona. We strive to combine interesting itineraries with thoughtful, knowledgable guides, so we are pleased that your experience was satisfactory. We hope to welcome you back to Italy in the future!
Written 23 September 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Don M
San Carlos, CA103 contributions
Amazing Tour
It was a long day but so worth it. We had special access to the Vatican Gardens and for the most part, we were alone. The Vatican train station and journey to Gandolfo is beautiful. The Castel Gandolfo Gardens and Papal residence has only been open to the public since Francis became Pope. This is a special place to visit and could be returned to private papal use at any time. It’s well worth the time.

The Roman Guy was very organized and did a great job lining up excellent tour guides. They know their way around Rome and we’re glad to have used them.
Written 14 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Ciao Don! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your trip to the Vatican and Castel Gandolfo and that you found it worthwhile. Grazie mille for your review. We hope to welcome you back on tour soon!
Written 15 July 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Karen F
Madison, WI1 contribution
Best Day in Rome!
I usually don’t write reviews but this tour was incredible from start to finish! It was my favorite day in Rome. I loved the time in the Vatican museums and Sistine Chapel and the contrasting train trip and lunch in Castel Gandolfo. Thank you! (Livia is a gem.)
Written 7 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Ciao Karen! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your trip to the Vatican Museums and Castel Gandolfo. Livia is an amazing guide! Grazie mille for your review. We hope to welcome you back on tour soon!
Written 8 July 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

DT1824
Canton, OH13 contributions
Amazing Sights
Jun 2019 • Family
We are so thankful for that awesome day! We saw such amazing sights! It is a day we will never forget! We would love to experience it again! Our tour guides were exceptional!
Written 25 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Ciao! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour so much. We strive to only hire the best guides to give our guests the ultimate experience, so reviews like yours make us feel like we've succeded Grazie mille for your review. We hope to welcome you back on tour soon!
Written 27 June 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Tiffany W
Fort Lauderdale, FL17 contributions
Vatican Museum & Castel Gandolfo Day Tour
We originally booked the Vatican Tour with Sistine Chapel Tour and were offered to upgrade to the Vatican Museum and Castel Gandolfo Day Tour. Our tour guide Olga was very friendly and made sure we were having a good time and knew what we were doing next throughout the day. She even made sure we all had transportation back to our respective places after the tour. We started at the Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, and toured the Vatican gardens. We then took a train ride to Castel Gandolfo which is the pope’s summer residence. When we arrived we had a wonderful buffet lunch with a variety of meats, cheeses, and salads. Then we walked the property which is beautifully maintained and was great for pictures! After the tour we were given time to visit the museum there and explore the area on our own before our return train trip.
Written 18 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Ciao Tiffany! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour of the Vatican and Castel Gandolfo. Olga is an amazing guide and we're so happy to hear that Olga made sure your visit ran smoothly. Grazie mille for your review. We hope to welcome you back on tour soon!
Written 19 June 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

DariaChristine
Philadelphia31 contributions
Too Much Walking
May 2019 • Couples
Although this was a very good tour, the amount of walking, especially uphill and on stairs, should have been mentioned. It was very difficult for many of us to keep up with the guide who seemed to rush through each area. The tour in the Vatican was rushed and we wished we could have spent more time in each of the rooms in the museum. On the day we toured, it rained heavily on and off, yet the outdoor tours of Vatican gardens and the gardens at Castel Gandolfo went on. Everyone was soaked and cold. Personally, I would have chosen to skip that part of the tour and should have been given that option. I asked and was told no. I realize the weather is beyond anyone's control, but the luncheon was held outdoors in a tent without heat. We were shivering. Overall, the tour did expose us to a lot but it could be improved upon by allowing a little more time in the Vatican Museum and less time in the Gandolfo museum areas.
Written 21 May 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Ciao! Thank you so much for your feedback. We are happy to hear that you thought the tour was informational despite the poor weather. We hope to welcome you back to Rome soon.
Written 28 May 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

dbj922012
Pittsburgh, PA8 contributions
Exceeded our expectations - by a mile!!!!
Oct 2018 • Couples
Our guide, Rafaela, was wonderful. Her depth of knowledge and her ability to share it was excellent (she’s an archeologist by education and you can tell that she loves what she does).

Besides the Vatican museums what added to this exceptional day was: 1) private tour of the Vatican garden (Amazing ), 2) private transportation on the Vatican train (How cool! How many people can check that box?!), 3) spent the afternoon at Castel Gandolfo (breathtaking hideaway), 4) while at CG toured the pope's summer residence (Pope Francis opened the home up in 2014 and what a place it is!). Did I mention that we also enjoyed an authentic Italian lunch served in the pope's backyard?

Book now before the next pope closes the door to CG and The Roman Guys decide to “up” their price. It truly was a wonderful day....
Written 21 October 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Ciao! Grazie mille for your review. The Castel Gandolfo tour is absolutely incredible. Many people don't know about this hidden gem, and we're so glad you got to experience it with us! We hope to welcome you back to Rome soon!
Written 22 October 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

timlohman
Austin, TX13 contributions
Very interesting and enjoyable
Sep 2018 • Couples
The tour was very well run and the guide was extremely knowledgeable in all areas. We really enojoyed the tour!
Written 19 October 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Ciao Tim! Grazie mille for your review. We're very happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us. We hope to welcome you back to Rome soon!
Written 22 October 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 14
About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: The Roman Guy
samowango
samowango
00
Well organized and thorough tour
I highly recommend this tour for first-time visitors to the Vatican! The Roman Guy is an awesome reputable and orga
Compass56915263839
Compass56915263839
00
Short walks through central Rome to sample some great foods - meats/cheeses, fried fish, pastas, veal, gelato and wine!
The food and Dimitri were great - I was a solo traveller for this activity and I felt very included all the time :)
103hazel
103hazel
00
Great experience!
Brilliant commentary and so interesting. I've never been to this art gallery before and was fascinated to hear the
983annekathrineg
983annekathrineg
00
Great tour of the Musée d’Orsay
Beautifully curated selection from the museums collection and introduction to the Impressionism and La belle époque
jowwilloggs
jowwilloggs
00
Amazing!
We did this tour in group one this morning. From start to finish it was so well organised no stress worrying about
346shawnr
346shawnr
00
Excellent tour with Serena
Serena was a very informative guide who led a well paced tour including breaks for water in the heat. The new under
OccidentalTravellor
OccidentalTravellor
00
They Delivered on Promise! The Major Sites in 1 Day!
We had only 1 full day in Rome, so we decided to go all in. The tour was long, but our guide, Maria, did a phenomen
Brian H
Brian H
00
Really bad company (never use another tour with guy in it,,!) ramanan guy, paris guy
Was at the metro station at 1115 found out it was the wrong one at 1145 when no guide and no response from there co
alisonfR9368SI
alisonfR9368SI
00
Knowledgeable & to the point 🇻🇦
We had the best time, visiting the sistine Chapel and vatican museum. Our tour guide, Giovanni, was hilarious and t
Kevin41721
Kevin41721
00
Great tour!
Amanda with the Tour Guy was a great, knowledgeable tour guide through the Vatican. The other the couples didn’t sh
drb19662016
drb19662016
00
Wheelchair Vatican Experience
My wife and I took the "Vatican museums, Sistine chapel and St. Peter's basilica private tour" because my wife is i
Francine S
Francine S
00
Private day tour of Rome
Cristiana Ventura was our guide. As an archeologist she guided us through the Vatican, St Peters and the colosseum
X8715BVtylerr
X8715BVtylerr
00
No better way to see Rome
We did the Vatican combo tour with Maria as our guide and had a fantastic experience - She studied art history and
J3418OLjenniferj
J3418OLjenniferj
00
Fantastic Tour
This tour was awesome, we learned so much and had a wonderful tour guide. Maria, was our guide and we loved her so
I4934XGjoans
I4934XGjoans
00
Great experience
The tour of Florence was very enjoyable. Our guide was enthusiastic and helpful. She had surprises for us that made
Frequently Asked Questions about Vatican Museums & Castel Gandolfo Pope's Summer Residence Day Trip

Vatican Museums & Castel Gandolfo Pope's Summer Residence Day Trip will start at 7:30 AM. Discover and book Vatican Museums & Castel Gandolfo Pope's Summer Residence Day Trip on Tripadvisor


Vatican Museums & Castel Gandolfo Pope's Summer Residence Day Trip price starts from RM 551.12. Discover and book Vatican Museums & Castel Gandolfo Pope's Summer Residence Day Trip on Tripadvisor

Vatican Museums & Castel Gandolfo Pope's Summer Residence Day Trip cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Vatican Museums & Castel Gandolfo Pope's Summer Residence Day Trip on Tripadvisor