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Key Details

City: Rome


Duration: 6 hrs 30 mins


Start Time: 9.00AM

Highlights

  • Step inside the Pope’s summer residence
  • Explore the historic Barberini Garden
  • Learn about each sight through official Vatican audio guides
  • Enjoy free time and lunch in the picturesque town of Castel Gandolfo
  • A friendly, local tour leader escorts you to and from Castel Gandolfo on the train from Rome.

Tour Description

Our Castel Gandolfo tour meets first thing in the morning at Termini station to make sure you get on the right train. Once aboard, we’ll give you a brief introduction to your destination: the town of Castel Gandolfo which hosted the Popes For 400 years as they escaped the hot Roman summers.

Our Castel Gandolfo tour stops first in the Barberini Garden, which you’ll see from the comfort of an electric train with an official Vatican audio guide. Planted atop the remains of Emperor Domitian’s palace, the gardens are a mix of ancient ruins and verdant terraces filled with geometric landscaping and hundred-year-old trees.

Next, we’ll escort you to the Apostolic Palace, which you’ll also explore with a Vatican audio guide. Take in architecture by Carlo Maderno, portraits of past...

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Our Castel Gandolfo tour meets first thing in the morning at Termini station to make sure you get on the right train. Once aboard, we’ll give you a brief introduction to your destination: the town of Castel Gandolfo which hosted the Popes For 400 years as they escaped the hot Roman summers.

Our Castel Gandolfo tour stops first in the Barberini Garden, which you’ll see from the comfort of an electric train with an official Vatican audio guide. Planted atop the remains of Emperor Domitian’s palace, the gardens are a mix of ancient ruins and verdant terraces filled with geometric landscaping and hundred-year-old trees.

Next, we’ll escort you to the Apostolic Palace, which you’ll also explore with a Vatican audio guide. Take in architecture by Carlo Maderno, portraits of past Popes, and real examples of some of their most vibrant ceremonial garb as you learn how the building has functioned as a summer retreat, working farm, and even refugee center.

Since Castel Gandolfo is one of the most beautiful towns in the region, we also give you free time to discover it for yourself. We’ll help orient you and give you tips and recommendations, but then you’ll be free to enjoy a leisurely lunch, explore the main square, or simply take in the views over the lake.

Our Castel Gandolfo tour gets you back onto the train to Rome and ensures you make it back to Termini station without any stress or hassle.

  • Sites Visited
  • Castel Gandolfo Hill Town
  • Apostolic Palace of Castel Gandolfo
  • Barberini Garden
  • Included
  • Tickets to the Apostolic Palace Palace with Audio Tour
  • Tickets to the Barberini Garden with Audio Tour
  • Transportation to and from Rome
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