Day trip

Rome: Early Vatican Museums & Castel Gandolfo Tour

Rome: Early Vatican Museums & Castel Gandolfo Tour

From US$ 64.24 per person

Visit the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel before the crowds with priority entrance at 8 AM. Then hop on the Vatican train to visit the Pope's summer residence in Castel Gandolfo.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 6 hours
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Skip the line through express security check
Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Italian
Audio guide included
English, Spanish, Italian

Experience

Highlights
  • priority entrance
  • flexible train tickets
  • Join a train ride and a panoramic view of Castel Gandolfo
  • Marvel at the centuries-old frescoes of the Sistine Chapel
Full description
Benefit from priority entrance at 8 AM, away from the daily crowds. You will visit Vatican Museums’ must sees such as Gallery of Candelabra, Gallery of Maps and Gallery of Tapestry and the Sistine Chapel with Michelangelo's paintings.. After your visit to Vatican Museums, you will be escorted by Vatican guard to the Vatican Station, where you will take the special train that connects Vatican City with Pope Summer Residence in Castel Gandolfo. You will enjoy a panoramic ride of the Roman Countryside and reach in about 30 minutes the charming village of Castel Gandolfo renown for the Pope's' residence and for the delicious local food served by local restaurants. You will visit the Baroque Barberini Gardens on an electric bus with your audio-guide and access also inside the Pope's Palace with beautiful rooms decorated with precios art-crafts and with the Popes Portraits representing many important Popes including the Pope Julius the II who commissioned the Sistine Chapel to Michelangelo. You will receive a flexible return ticket that will allow to spend some free time in Castel Gandolfo enjoying the local shops and food and the panoramic view over the Lake.
Includes
  • Headsets to hear the tour guide clearly
  • Guide
  • Train ticket
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Meet your guide at the activity provider's office at Via Vespasiano 26.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Passport or ID card, copy accepted

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Shorts
  • Baby strollers
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Baby carriages

Know before you go

  • All visitors must pass through airport-style security.

Product ID: 414203