Pontifical Villas

Rome: Vatican Museums and Pope's Summer Estate by Train

Product ID: 64109

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Key Details
11 hours
Skip the Line
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Audio Guide/Headphones
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Russian

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What You'll Do
  • Skip the line at the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
  • Jump on the train directly from the Papal train station inside the Vatican City
  • Embark on an eco-transport vehicle to discover a world apart: the Pontifical Villas
  • Discover the magical town of Castel Gandolfo
Skip the line at the Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums, before taking the train to Castel Gandolfo where you discover the gardens of the Pope's Summer Residence.
What to Expect
Enter the Vatican Museums before the regular opening time, skipping all lines, get your audio guide and the Museums map and be free to enjoy the museums' breathtaking masterpieces at your own pace.

Visit part of the complex which hosts more than 20,000 works of art, with 6 million visitors per year and 4.5 miles of masterpieces. Admire the Egyptian Museum, the Gallery of Maps, the Gallery of Tapestries and the stunning Raphael's Rooms! Then step inside the Sistine Chapel, open your eyes and experience the spectacular view of Michelangelo’s frescos, magnificent works that changed the course of arts forever.

After the visit, you will have the privilege to enter the Vatican City Gardens and walk to the Pope’s private train station. Board this special train for a unique event: see the Vatican City gates open to allow the train leave the state for a journey through the Roman countryside to Castel Gandolfo. 

Get inside Pontifical Villas and the embark on eco-transport to discover a world apart: here you will be fascinated to see the smallest state in the world’s perfect organization, its gardens, fountains, flowers and Roman ruins scenic views. 

After the Pontifical Villas tour, take the chance to visit the small city of Castel Gandolfo at your own pace, enjoy the landscape of one of the most beautiful hamlet of the Roman Countryside and experience the real Italian life style. Stop for independent lunch in the many local Trattoria and taste a delicious Espresso seated in the medieval square of Castel Gandolfo. 

Head to Castel Gandolfo train station and catch your train to Saint Peter train station.
What's Included
  • Welcome and assistance at meeting point
  • Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel fast entrance
  • Vatican Garden visit
  • Special return train journey departing from Pope's private station
  • Barberini Gardens visit by ecological vehicle
  • Audio guide for any attraction
  • Headsets
What's Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up
Cancellation Policy
Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a full refund
Meeting Point

Via Sebastiano Veniero 62 at the "Aldo" Cafe & Restaurant (Open in Google Maps)

Know Before You Go
• This tour involves a fair amount of walking. Comfortable shoes are recommended
• Customers are requested to arrive 15 minutes before the tour start time. No refunds will be given to latecomers
• Pets are not allowed
• A cloakroom service is not available. It is not permitted to bring luggage, large handbags or boxes
• The tour is not available for wheelchair users or persons with reduced mobility
• Shoulders and knees must be covered. No low-cut tops, sleeveless tops or shorts will be permitted. You may be refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
• This tour is available only on Saturdays

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