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 entry to the Castel Gandolfo Apostolic Palace, after a unique train ride from the Pope's personal train station!
The Vatican Museum can be one of the daunting prospect when you see the long lines of tourists desperately trying to enter. We have taken the stress out of this visit by arranging everything, pick up at your hotel (if located in the centre of Rome) and then 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 tour allows you to admire the Sistine Chapel, Raphael’s Rooms and other incredible works of art and then you will be escorted to the Vatican City Train Station: the Pope’s own private stop! Get on-board this special train and, after a short ride through the Roman countryside, you will reach Albano Laziale Station where a shuttle bus will transfer you to Castel Gandolfo, the Pope’s Summer Residence.
There, comfortably seated on an eco-friendly open train, enjoying stunning panoramic views, you will discover the botanical and architectural wonders of the Barberini Gardens. This has always been the private spiritual retreat for the Popes: now you can also enter into this oasis of the soul!
Castel Gandolfo is the Summer Residence of the Pope and it usually closed to the public: it has been recelty opened to the visits, so you will come to see a truly unique place in the world, that only a few people have visited.
After the visit, you will have free time and, in the afternoon, transport will be provided for you to return to Rome.
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, to organize the service in the best way. Also, please note that the pick-up service is NOT provided for private homes and B&B. The pick-up service starts one hour before the tour's departure: the exact time of your pick-up will be communicated after the booking.