Day trip

From Rome: Guided Tour of Vatican City & Pope's Residence

Activity provider: City Lights Tours

From Rome: Guided Tour of Vatican City & Pope's Residence

Activity provider: City Lights Tours

From US$ 159.15 per person

Visit the Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel, Vatican Gardens, Pope's Summer Residence, and Pope's Castel Gandolfo Garden. Enjoy lunch, transfer, guides, tickets, and privileged entrance- all included.

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Duration 9 hours
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Skip the line through express security check
Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 15 participants


  • Access the Vatican Museums early and avoid the crowds - visit Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel before the crowds
  • You'll be guided through the Vatican Gardens and reach the Vatican City train station
  • Transfer to Castel Gandolfo Pope's Gardens + Lunch + Guided tour
  • Guided tour of the Castel Gandolfo Pope's residence
  • Return to Rome
Full description
This is a unique chance to visit everything about the Vatican in 1 day and by avoiding the crowds. You will access the Vatican Museums before the public, at 7.45 am and you will have an exclusive tour of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel. Your guide will walk you then through the amazing Vatican Gardens and you'll discover the beauty of this unique place. Together with the guide, you'll reach the iconic Vatican City train station from where you will start your journey to Castel Gandolfo (approx. 45mins). At the station, you will have transportation waiting for you. In 10 minutes you'll reach the Pope's Gardens where lunch will be served. After lunch, you'll have a designated guide who will walk you, at a slow pace, through the Pope's Gardens. Afterward, you'll reach the Pope's Summer residence where you'll have the chance to discover so much about the history and aspects of Popes' lives that you didn't know before. At the end of the visit, you'll have a transfer to the train station where you will take the train that will bring you back to Rome. This tour includes a host, a guide and transportation in a way that you cannot miss anything and also you'll have assistance all day long.
  • Tickets for early exclusive entrance to the Vatican Museums
  • Tickets to the Vatican Gardens
  • Train tickets to Castel Gandolfo
  • Entrance fees to the Castel Gandolfo Papal's Gardens
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees to the Castel Gandolfo Papal's Residence
  • Host
  • Guide
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Arrive 15 minutes before the departure of the tour A host holding a board "Vatican Full Day" will greet you at the entrance of the Vatican Museums.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • Security check at the entrance of the Vatican Museums
  • Shoulders and knees must be covered
  • Lunch, train, tickets, guides - all included in the price
Customer reviews

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It was a great experience! Barbara was an amazing guide, she knew really everything! A day to remember.

August 21, 2022


Product ID: 417450