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Vatican City and Castel Gandolfo Small Group Tour

Product ID: 144399
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Discover the secrets of the Vatican City and access the Vatican Museums before the crowds arrive to marvel at masterpieces of art from the papal collections on a small group tour. Ride the train to the pope's summer residence and more.
About this activity
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Duration: 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian

Pickup included

Pickup from all accommodations within the Aurelian Walls

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  • Discover the secrets of the Vatican City
  • See masterpieces of art at the Vatican Museums without the crowds
  • Marvel at Michelangelo's miraculous Sistine Chapel
  • Ride the train to the pope's summer residence
Full description
Take a comprehensive small group tour of the Vatican City's museums, gardens and villas. Skip the long lines to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel before they open to the public to admire masterpieces of art by Michelangelo, Raphael and many others without the crowds.

Benefit from the services of an English-speaking assistant and an audio guide to help you discover all the main sights of the museums and Vatican Gardens. Get stunning views of St. Peter's Basilica from the manicured gardens, and admire the grottoes, fountains and other monuments in the grounds.

Then, ride the exclusive Vatican train to the pope's summer residence at Castel Gandolfo. Take an audio-guided bus tour of the gardens and enjoy some free time to walk around at leisure. Travel back to Rome city center and get dropped off at your hotel on arrival.
  • Pick-up and drop off at hotels inside the Aurelian Walls of Rome
  • Transportation
  • Entrance ticket
  • English-speaking assistant
  • Audio guide
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Pick-up and drop off at hotels outside the Aurelian Walls of Rome
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
Know before you go
• Adult pricing applies to all travelers
• A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
• It is recommended you wear comfortable shoes
• This tour is not wheelchair accessible
• Infant seats are available on request, if advised at time of booking

From £222.19 per person

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Product ID: 144399