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Castel Gandolfo Private Tour: Barberini Gardens, Apostolic Palace with Transfers provided by Eyes of Rome

Castel Gandolfo Private Tour: Barberini Gardens, Apostolic Palace with Transfers

Castel Gandolfo Private Tour: Barberini Gardens, Apostolic Palace with Transfers
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Spend 6-hours exploring Papal Villas of Castel Gandolfo, an exclusive residence of the Pope for centuries prior. Discover the interior of Castel Gandolfo and Apostolic Palace, which includes a private Music Room. Venture into Barberini Gardens on a golf cart to listen to narrations as you learn about ancient treasures. Enjoy views of Alban Hills and Papal Farm. This tour includes lunch, entrance tickets, hotel pickup and drop-off with a traveler limit of 6 people for a more personalized experience.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
What to expect
  • Your tour starts with hotel pickup inside central Rome for the drive in a private vehicle to the Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo. As you approach, admire the mix of baroque and medieval architecture, and then hop on your personal golf cart with your guide for the ride around the vast Barberini Gardens. Head up to the top of the Alban Hills for views of the countryside outside Rome, and then visit the Papal Farm, where you can see cows, sheep, and chickens. Next, return to the palace to tour the papal summer residence, which was named a museum by Pope Francis. One of the main points of interest is the Music Room, typically closed to visitors. Then finish your experience with a lunch of Roman or other Italian food at a location overlooking Lake Albano. After eating, your tour ends with the drive back to Rome for hotel drop-off.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
What to expect
  • Your tour starts with hotel pickup inside central Rome for the drive in a private vehicle to the Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo. As you approach, admire the mix of baroque and medieval architecture, and then hop on your personal golf cart with your guide for the ride around the vast Barberini Gardens. Head up to the top of the Alban Hills for views of the countryside outside Rome, and then visit the Papal Farm, where you can see cows, sheep, and chickens. Next, return to the palace to tour the papal summer residence, which was named a museum by Pope Francis. One of the main points of interest is the Music Room, typically closed to visitors. Then finish your experience with a lunch of Roman or other Italian food at a location overlooking Lake Albano. After eating, your tour ends with the drive back to Rome for hotel drop-off.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 20163P30
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (Centrally located hotels)
  • Blue Badge guide
  • Italian and Roman lunch
  • Transport by Mercedes E-Class or Mercedes Viano
  • Professional driver
  • Golf Cart service at Barberini Gardens
  • Entry/Admission - Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo
  • Entry/Admission - Giardino Barberini
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
6h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pick up at your hotel at 9:00AM your hotel/accommodation in Rome city center (within Aurelian Walls)
  • Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy Your hotel/accommodation in Rome city center (within Aurelian Walls)
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women
  • Wheelchair accessible, please note minor restrictions to a few sites visited, such as Papal Farm and Apostolic Palace
  • Food and drinks are not allowed inside each attraction
  • Pictures are strictly forbidden inside the Papal Villas of Castel Gandolfo
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (Centrally located hotels)
  • Blue Badge guide
  • Italian and Roman lunch
  • Transport by Mercedes E-Class or Mercedes Viano
  • Professional driver
  • Golf Cart service at Barberini Gardens
  • Entry/Admission - Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo
  • Entry/Admission - Giardino Barberini
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pick up at your hotel at 9:00AM your hotel/accommodation in Rome city center (within Aurelian Walls)
  • Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy Your hotel/accommodation in Rome city center (within Aurelian Walls)
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
6h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women
  • Wheelchair accessible, please note minor restrictions to a few sites visited, such as Papal Farm and Apostolic Palace
  • Food and drinks are not allowed inside each attraction
  • Pictures are strictly forbidden inside the Papal Villas of Castel Gandolfo
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 18 Jun 2020
A note from Castel Gandolfo Private Tour: Barberini Gardens, Apostolic Palace with Transfers
Hands must be washed frequently with soap and water or with an alcohol-based gel Do not share food or drinks
What you can expect during your visit
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Rome
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Giardino Barberini
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Amazing Day Trip - Castel Gandolfo
Oct 2019 • Family
We had an amazing tour of the Castel Gandolfo thanks to our amazing tour guide Francesca D'Orazio! We were in awe and in shock of how beautiful this site is. The gardens are truly amazing!! We booked a private family tour (4 adults and my daughter of 16 months) and Francesca was so amazing with all of us! She was very knowledgeable about the history of the site and gave great background information about everything we saw. She made the experience so memorable by working with the security guards to show us secret rooms in the palace and we had the chance to go out to the terrace to view Lake Albano! (Which not all tour groups get to do) we finished the day by having lunch with her at Ristorante Pagnanelli which was delicious and also had great views of the lake. This was included as part of the tour which was great!

If you are looking for a beautiful, easy, and quick day trip outside of Rome, book the private tour of Castel Gandolfo with Francesca! Pick-up at our hotel was prompt (start the day at 8:30 am) and we were back to Rome by 3:30 pm and there was decent traffic coming out of the city. So it’s a perfect day trip if traveling with elderly family members or young children. Highly recommend this tour and company!
Written 28 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Ciao, thanks for your nice review and for recommending this unusual tour. I like touring in some less commonly visited sites such as this one. I really think it is well worth the time. And the view of the lake was so spectacular!!! More, your daughter was so nice and pleasant. Thanks again for touring with me and I hope to see you again soon in Rome! Ciao, Francesca
Written 5 November 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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