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  1. Italy
  2. Lazio
  3. Rome
  4. Barberini Gardens

Pope’s Summer Residence Tour with Lunch

Product ID: 207819
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Relax on a bus journey to Castel Gandolfo, just 25km from Rome, and visit the exclusive Papal Palace and Barberini Gardens with an audio-guided tour.
About this activity
Duration 5.3 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Audio guide/headphones
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Travel by comfortable bus to the charming town of Castel Gandolfo
  • Visit the recently opened Apostolic Palace with an audio-guide
  • Tour the Barberini Gardens in an eco-friendly golf cart
Full description
Enjoy a unique half-day tour from Rome that will take you to the lovely town of Castel Gandolfo where you will visit the Papal Palace and its stunning landscaped gardens. Castel Gandolfo, built on the site of the legendary ancient settlement of Alba Longa, is one of Italy’s most picturesque towns and has been home to the Papal summer retreat since 1596. Situated in the Regional Park of the Castelli Romani, it enjoys splendid views over the beautiful Lake Albano, which you will be able to admire from the grounds of the Apostolic Palace.

On this tour, you will be able to explore the up-to-now hidden gems of this glorious private residence with an audio-guide in the language of your choice. Following this, you will have the opportunity to see the gorgeously manicured Barberini Gardens and the impressive ruins of Emperor Domitian’s villa, before enjoying a lunch prepared with fresh produce from the palace farm!

If you have not already done so, you will have the chance to add a tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica with your fantastic guide onto your experience, in which case, upon your return to Rome, you will be dropped off right outside the Vatican.
Includes
  • Admission fees to the Papal Palace and gardens
  • Ecological golf car for the Papal gardens
  • Audio guide in your selected language
  • Small group (20 people maximum)
  • Lunch
  • Bus or minivan from the meeting point and back
What’s Not Included
  • Pick-up and drop-off from hotel
  • Live tour guide for the Castel Gandolfo Papal Residence

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Via Cavour 222, Rome

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please note: Papal palace and Gardens have security restrictions. Due to metal detectors at the entrances it is forbidden to bring the following: Weapons and blunt objects (knives, long umbrellas, etc.), glass bottles, aerosol sprays, and alcohol, bicycles, skates, segways, luggage, and pets
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From US$ 61.10 US$ 48.88 per person

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based on 10 reviews
Review summary
Service
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Value for money
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Nicom Tours

Product ID: 207819