Pope’s Summer Residence Guided Tour with Lunch

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Duration: 6 hours
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Experience Highlights

Many tourists know the importance of visiting the Vatican City. However, few of them know that you can also visit the Pope's summer residence during your trip to Rome, 25 km away from the city. Specifically, this tour will take you to the town of Castel Gandolfo, the Barberini Gardens and the Apostolic Papal Palace with its breathtaking view of Lake Albano.

  • Visit the Pope's summer residence and its surroundings with an audio guide.
  • Travel by private vehicle to and from Rome.
  • Entrance fees are included
  • You can choose to do the tour without a guide or hire a professional guide to accompany you throughout the tour.

What’s included

  • Entrance to the papal residence and gardens
  • Audio guide for the papal palace and gardens
  • Pick up and return to the hotel
  • A papal blessing on parchment

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Step by Step

25 km from Rome is the town of Castel Gandolfo where you can visit the exclusive Papal Palace and the Barberini Gardens . You will have an audio guide during the whole visit so that you can learn the most interesting facts about the different Popes who have spent their summers there and all their anecdotes. If you prefer, you can choose to hire a private tour guide.

The return trip from the Roman capital to the papal villa is included, so you don't have to worry about organising anything.

Inside the Papal Palace you will be able to contemplate different works and objects of great value. Among the creations is a portrait of the current Pope with which you can have your photo taken as a souvenir. You can visit from the bedrooms to the library.

After the visit to the palace, you will have free time at Lake Albano to sample Italian cuisine or admire the view.


· 466 Reviews
  • I
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    Excellent price for all it offers, recommended
  • V
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    All good
  • L
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    Well worth the trip, the food was amazing and the experience was amazing!
  • O
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    We were a bit of a large group, each with their own audio guide, we stayed together at all times during the tour and had a great time. There are many activities to do and a lot to visit
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