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Rome: Half-Day Trip to Pope’s Summer Residence

Other experience

Rome: Half-Day Trip to Pope’s Summer Residence

From US$ 54.95 per person

Relax on a train ride from Rome Termini Station and arrive to the Papal Residence in Castel Gandolfo. Explore the Papal Gardens on an open bus and enjoy entry to the Papal Residence on this half-day.

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Duration 4 hours
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French, English, Italian


  • Relax on a train ride from Rome Termini Station
  • Explore the Papal Summer Residence in Castel Gandolfo
  • Discover the Castelli Romani while taking in breathtaking views of Lake Albano
Full description

Just 12 miles outside of Rome stands the town of Castel Gandolfo, home to the Papal Residence for over 400 years. Join an exclusive tour of the Apostolic Palace and the Barberini Gardens, and walk in the footsteps of the popes. Meet your host at the Central Station Termini in Rome to board the train towards Castel Gandolfo. Your tour guide will give you an introduction of your destination, and tell you stories about the many popes, as well as Roman emperors, who used to escape from the Roman summer heat. Once you've arrived at Castel Gandolfo, walk to the Papal residence where you'll receive an official audio guide. Then, enjoy a ride on the Vatican ecological open bus for an hour around the Barberini Gardens.

  • Round-trip train tickets
  • Audio guide
  • Ticket entrance to the Papal Residence
  • Tour guide
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

MEETING POINT IN FRONT OF Statua di San Giovanni Paolo II. Look for your guide who will be holding a sign with the logo of the local partner. You can find the meeting point picture on our product on GetYourGuide

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
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4.7 /5

based on 6 reviews

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A beautiful and unique experience getting to see the Pope’s historic summer residence. We had audio guides as went through the house as well as on the bus that took us through the gardens. The town is very quiet with wonderful views of the surrounding valley and a gorgeous over look of the lake below. Highly recommend getting dinner overlooking the lake. If you are interested in something very different than the business of Rome but still related, definitely try this!

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May 29, 2022

Ponto de encontro fácil de achar. O passeio é composto por uma parte em um micro-ônibus pelos jardins (que são gigantescos) com áudio gravado e depois uma espécie de museu papal. É um passeio interessante para quem tem mais tempo em Roma. A melhor parte para mim foi a vista que tive durante o almoço no restaurante Il Grottino (não incluso).

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March 11, 2023


November 13, 2022

Product ID: 343821