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Vatican Tour with Return Transfers : Papal Villas, Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel - From Rome

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Key Highlights

  • Enjoy a Vatican tour, visit Castel Gandolfo and Papal Villas
  • Witness huge expanse of botanical treasures at the Castel Gandolfo gardens
  • Enjoy minibus tour inside the gardens with multilingual audio commentary
  • Gain easy entrance at Papal Villas Gardens and Papal Rooms Museum
  • Get an exclusive afternoon City Sightseeing Rome ticket valid after 3:00pm
  • Smartphone Vouchers Accepted – No need to print!
  • Overview

    Spend a day exploring the Castel Gandolfo Papal Palace including its gardens, the Papal Palace Museum, the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel with comfortable bus transfers from Rome.

    The 55-hectare property of Castel Gandolfo promises to awe-inspire you, especially with its 30-hectare land of lush gardens. Cover the huge expanse of Castel Gandolfo Gardens in an audio-guided minibus and enjoy looking at its botanical wonders and art works.

    Enjoy the serene locale of The Papal Palace Museum, situated 20kms away from Rome upon Albani Hills. Observe the legendary art works that promise to remain embedded in your memory for a long time after this tour ends.

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?

    July: 3, 5, 6, 9, 12, 13, 16, 20, 23, 26, 27,30
    August: 2, 3, 6, 9, 10, 13, 16, 17, 20, 23, 24, 27, 30, 31;
    September: 2, 3, 6, 7, 9, 10, 13, 14, 16, 17, 20, 21, 23, 24, 27, 28,30;
    October: 1, 4, 5,7, 8, 11, 12, 14, 15, 18, 19, 21, 22, 25, 26, 28, 29


    6 hours approx.

    Start time


    Meeting Point

    Largo di Villa Peretti 1, Terminal B City Sightseeing Rome.

    An assistant will be there to guide you.

    Ending Point

    Same as the start point


    Reach the meeting point to get onboard the bus for a comfortable transfer to Castel Gandolfo. You shall be provided with all the useful information you need before the departure.

    The 55-hectare Castel Gandolfo property includes the lush garden area in 30 hectares. The rest of the 25-hectare area is used for farming activities, conducted according to aesthetical country garden standards. Visit the Castel Gandolfo Gardens in a minibus and witness the huge expanse of botanical treasures and works of art. Listen to the audio commentary, available in 6 different languages, to know about the historical and cultural relevance of this gorgeous setting.

    Then, a visit to the Papal Villas will consist of a tour by minibus within the Papal gardens of Castel Gandolfo followed by a free visit to the Museum to the papal apartments within the Apostolic Palace. The Papal Palace (or Apostolic Palace) of Castel Gandolfo is a Museum belonging to the Catholic Church that is located within the area of the Pontifical villas of Castel Gandolfo. At the end of the visit, you will have ample time to eat and explore the place.

    Get onboard the bus to come back to the heart of Rome. Upon reaching, you will be given your afternoon ticket City Sightseeing ticket which is valid after 3:00pm.

    After the tour, you can make your own way back to the hotel.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Bus transfers from Rome
    • Minibus tour inside the Castel Gandolfo Gardens
    • Audio multilingual guide on the minibus inside the Castel Gandolfo Gardens
    • Entrance to Grounds of Papal Villas Entrance to Museum of Papal City Sightseeing Afternoon ticket (valid after 3:00pm)


    • Meals
    • Hotel pick-up Drinks
  • Please note

    Voucher information: If you are travelling with a smartphone or a tablet you can present the voucher on your device for this activity. Just hop on the bus at any of the stops and simply scan the QR code on your phone.

    Comfortable shoes are recommended since this tour involves a considerable amount of walking.

    A special dress code is required to enter the Vatican Museums. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women. This dress code is strictly enforced and you will be refused entry if you fail to comply with dress code requirements.

    Assistance will be given at the meeting point, departure and arrival location of the bus.

    Download the Vatican Museum guided tour timetable

    Rome is a functioning capital city and therefore political events, demonstrations and celebrations can disrupt the route at any time, especially during summer and at weekends. We would suggest you to check the operational hours for all the attractions included with the bus ticket according to the official website of the attraction as they keep changing according to the season or as per attraction authorities.

    Click here to check the opening and closing days of Vatican Museum

    On 9 April 19, Vatican Museum operating hours will be 11am to 3pm (last entry)

    On the days of Christmas and New Year, buses will be running as usual. Attractions may be closed or timings might differ (Vatican, Colosseum, Sistine Chapel).

    We recommend to please check the official attraction website or contact our local operator.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.