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This is a walking tour and involves walking through gardens and grounds as well as occasionally up and down stairs
Enter the Vatican Museums at 7:45 AM after skipping the regular line.
Enter Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel as one of the first people to do so that morning.
Embark on an hour long tour of the exclusive Vatican City Gardens.
Enjoy a relaxing and scenic ride to Castle Gandolfo aboard the train that departs directly from Vatican City. You’ll pass through the park of the aqueducts and the beautiful vineyards of Marino.
The stunning gardens of the Pontifical Villas are now open to the public as a gesture of goodwill by Pope Francis. These gardens are filled with carefully-tended hedges, fountains, flowers and farms.
Learn about the villa and the little amphitheater in the Castel Gandolfo's Gardens, as well as the Roman emperor who owned them.
Learn about this secret tunnel or "criptoportico" built for the Pope to ride his horses in.
Enjoy the same exclusive organic foods served on the Papal table including meats, cheeses, tomatoes, olive oil, salads for lunch.
See the world’s first post box.
Enjoy the Apostolic Palace of Castel Gandolfo with skip the line access.
See the Pope's wardrobe up close.
Visit a pinacoteca that features paintings of popes both past and present.
Visit rooms with floors that feature sections of Colosseum's columns, where people from all over the world have gathered for an audience with the Pope.
See where the pope works during his stay at Castel Gandolfo.
Enter the Pope's bedroom, where two popes have died and almost 40 children were born.
Return to the local train station on a private bus and enjoy the scenery again on your trip back to Rome.
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. This full-day Vatican experience includes:
The Sistine Chapel is a place of worship, therefore, speaking inside is not allowed. Since our guide cannot explain the frescoes while you are inside, we explain the Chapel in advance and provide you with a map/handout for reference before you enter. Men and women must cover their knees and shoulders before entering. We understand the summers in Rome get hot, a good alternative is to bring a scarf or shawl to cover up with before you enter.
Q: Does this tour include St. Peter's Basilica?
A: This tour will not include a visit to St. Peter's Basilica. If you want a guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica, we offer several other Vatican tours that include a visit to the church.
Q: Does this tour include the Sistine Chapel?
A: Yes! The Sistine Chapel is attached to the Vatican Museums. Your tickets include a visit to Michelangelo's masterpiece. You will have about twenty minutes to enjoy Michelangelo's incredible frescoes.
Q: What is a Vatican skip the line tour?
A: As an accredited Vatican tour operator, we get to go directly inside the Vatican Museums without waiting in any long ticket lines, only security.
Q: Does the Vatican close for special religious events?
A: During State visits or special religious events, parts of the Vatican may close unexpectedly. If an area normally covered on a tour is closed, our guide still provides explanations of the closed areas from outside and they will show you an extra area inside the Vatican Museums.
Child (5 & under)
The Roman Guy offers a full refund on Group Tour cancellations made more than 72 hours prior to the start time of your tour. Cancellations made within 72 hours of your tour taking place cannot be refunded but we will do our best to accommodate you on another tour or date, pending availability.
The Roman Guy offers a full refund on Private Tour cancellations made more than 7 days prior to the start time of your tour. Cancellations made within 7 days of your tour taking place cannot be refunded but we will do our best to accommodate you on another tour or date, pending availability.
Be prepared to be walking or on your feet for the duration of the tour. If that makes you nervous due to a physical condition, contact us for more information or go with a private tour that will move at your pace. Thanks!
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5 / 5
Seeing the Pope's summer house was so cool!
As a devout Catholic, it was really interesting being able to see the Vatican and all its special galleries. My favorite part would have to be the touAs a devout Catholic, it was really interesting being able to see the Vatican and all its special galleries. My favorite part would have to be the tour of Castle Gandolfo! Seeing the Pope's summer house was very interesting!..more
I wasn't sure whether to pick this or one of their other Vatican tours, but I'm so glad I chose the day trip! Our small group got to see the Sistine CI wasn't sure whether to pick this or one of their other Vatican tours, but I'm so glad I chose the day trip! Our small group got to see the Sistine Chapel when it was practically empty, and we got to ride the train from the Vatican's secret train station. Castel Gandolfo was beautiful. I'd never have known a place like that was so near to Rome. Great lunch, great tour. Overall, I'm very pleased. ..more
What a lovely day out.
Chris, our guide was a wealth of information and managed to keep us well informed, entertained, and somehow all together throWhat a lovely day out.
Chris, our guide was a wealth of information and managed to keep us well informed, entertained, and somehow all together through the crowds at the Vatican.
The Summer residence was spectacular. Beautiful gardens and an amazing view over the lake.
Well worth the visit...more