The Vatican Museums are an unmissable port of call for any visitor to Rome. This tour combines a tour of the Museums with an amazing train ride to Castel Gandolfo, where you will visit the summer residence of the Pope: a unique experience to discover a secret place.
No visit to Rome would be complete without taking in the Vatican Museums, avoid the stress of the endless queues with Skip the Line access and, in addition to the Vatican Museums, entry to the Castel Gandolfo Apostolic Palace, after a unique trainride!
The town of Castel Gandolfo is a quiet village located 25 kilometres from Rome, on the Alban hills and on the shores of Lake Albano, part of Roman Castles (Castelli Romani in italian), where are located the Pontifical Villas built during the 17th century; with our guided tour of the Apostolic Palace, the papal summer residence, you will visit a place usually closed to the public, that it has been recently opened to the visits; so you will come to visit a truly unique place in the world, where you will see paintings, relics and other curiosities, like the Music Hall or the Chapel of Urban VIII, that only a few people have visited till now.
You will wander through the famous Barberini's Gardens, the private garden of Villa Barberini, and you will access the villa-museum with multilengual audio guides. .
Once your visit to Castel Gandolfo will be over, you will head back to Rome.
There, you will start the Vatican Museum museum visit, with your skip the line tickets. Our assistant will lead you inside the Vatican Museums, skipping all lines. There, you will be given an audio guide with detailed information meaning you will be free to enjoy the masterpieces at your own pace!
This exclusive guided tour allows you to admire the Sistine Chapel, Raphael’s Rooms and other incredible works of art.
If you are looking for a more exclusive experience, you should take a look to our tour of the Vatican with small group (tour with a maximum of 15 participants) or our private tour of the Vatican; and if you want to discover another enchanting garden, the Vatican Gardens inside the Vatican Walls, we suggest you our garden tour of Vatican City State, to make your holidays in Rome absolutely unforgettable.
Meeting point information and local telephone numbers at your destination are included on your Confirmation Voucher.
We suggest you wearing comfortable clothes and shoes.
The pick-up is provided only for the hotels located in the centre of Rome, so it is important to communicate the name and address of the hotel where you are staying. Please note that the pick-up service is NOT provided for private homes and B&B. The exact time of your pick-up will be communicated after the booking.
We regret to inform that this tour is not suitable for guests with wheelchairs or with impaired mobility.
Entrance into the Vatican Museums and Churches requires a strict dress code. Our company cannot be held responsible for entry denied due to improper dress.
Please note that access to St. Peter's Basilica may not be available during special events. In these cases we offer an extended itinerary inside the Vatican Museums.
Guests arriving late at the meeting point cannot be refunded.