SUPER VATICAN, POPE'S CASTEL GANDOLFO & COLOSSEUM

Super Vatican, Pope's Castel Gandolfo & Colosseum

Starting At:

$219.99 / Adult (ages 13 and over)
$199.99
/ Child (ages 4 - 12)

*Prices may vary by sailing

Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

Duration: 10.5 Hours

Activity Level: Difficult

Difficult

Involves physical exertion for an extended period of time; can involve swimming and/or rough, uneven or steep terrain.

No Minimum Age

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EXCURSION DETAILS

Spend a day at the Papal Estate of Castel Gandolfo perched on a beautiful hillside. You'll have plenty of time to tour on your own around the quiant village.

Starting At:

$219.99 / Adult (ages 13 and over)
$199.99
/ Child (ages 4 - 12)

*Prices may vary by sailing

Port:Rome (Civitavecchia)

Duration:10.5 Hours

Activity Level: Difficult

Difficult

Involves physical exertion for an extended period of time; can involve swimming and/or rough, uneven or steep terrain.

No Minimum Age

Visit the Papal Estate of Castel Gandolfo perched on a beautiful hillside. Opened to the public for the first time in 389 years, the Papal Estate of Castel Gandolfo, also known as the Ville Pontificie, is a sanctuary of peace, tranquility and serenity. Begin your adventure back in time with an approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes coach ride to the ancient town of Castel Gandolfo. Enter the Pontifical Villas and board an eco-friendly transportation. You will be driven around this majestic estate with its picturesque garden dressed in spectacular blooms and edged with towering cypress trees before moving on to the farmhouse. The farmhouse supplies olive oil, wine and fresh milk for the Vatican State’s residents; you will have the opportunity to taste one of their products based on availability. Stop at the Roman ruins to view the Theatre of the Emperor Domitian’s Villa. You’ll have free time to explore the quaint village of Castel Gandolfo, have independent lunch and shop for mementos and religious articles. Drive to Rome for a panoramic drive passing by the Colosseum to view the greatest amphitheater ever built where Gladiators once battled. Finally Reach the Vatican Museum for a guided tour of its rich collections before visiting the Sistine Chapel. Gaze up at the renowned ceiling and be mesmerized by Michelangelo's artwork. Last on your itinerary is a brief stop at St. Peter's Basilica for an inside visit.

NOTES

  • The walk is about 2.5 km over cobblestone surfaces and involves approximately 250 steps to visit of the Vatican Museums St. Peter's Basilica and is not recommended for guests with mobility issues.
  • Inside the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica, here is an itinerary dedicated to visitors on a wheelchair. Since this route is different, wheelchair guests will be on their own and miss a large part of the guide's commentary.
  • Please note that the Pontifical Villas at Castel Gandolfo is still used by the Pope and the access may be restricted / denied at any given time for security reason.
  • Tour may operate in reverse order.
  • Visitors must pass through metal detectors at the Vatican Museum and St. Peter's Basilica. Large bags or umbrellas, bottled water, video cameras, knives or scissors must be checked at the security check-points. Large back-packs or bags cannot be taken inside Vatican Museum.
  • Flash photos are not permitted in the Vatican Museum. Photography and video are not permitted at all in the Sistine Chapel.
  • Please note that for tour groups on visit to the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica the use of headsets owned and provided by the respective site's managements is compulsory. It is very important for guests to be aware that they will be responsible for the headset devices provided. For both Vatican Museum St. Peter's Basilica, the headsets company will charge Euro 50.00 for every missing device.
  • Lunch is not included in this tour.
  • In this case free time for lunch may be provided at St. Peter’s Square instead of Castel Gandolfo.
  • Please note that the eco-friendly transportation used for the visit of the Pontifical villas is not wheelchair accessible.
  • Should the Vatican Parking be congested or unavailable, an additional walking portion of approximately 15 minutes should be considered.
Excursion Reviews

Excursion Reviews

Visit the Papal Estate of Castel Gandolfo perched on a beautiful hillside. Opened to the public for the first time in 389 years, the Papal Estate of Castel Gandolfo, also known as the Ville Pontificie, is a sanctuary of peace, tranquility and serenity. Begin your adventure back in time with an approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes coach ride to the ancient town of Castel Gandolfo. Enter the Pontifical Villas and board an eco-friendly transportation. You will be driven around this majestic estate with its picturesque garden dressed in spectacular blooms and edged with towering cypress trees before moving on to the farmhouse. The farmhouse supplies olive oil, wine and fresh milk for the Vatican State’s residents; you will have the opportunity to taste one of their products based on availability. Stop at the Roman ruins to view the Theatre of the Emperor Domitian’s Villa. You’ll have free time to explore the quaint village of Castel Gandolfo, have independent lunch and shop for mementos and religious articles. Drive to Rome for a panoramic drive passing by the Colosseum to view the greatest amphitheater ever built where Gladiators once battled. Finally Reach the Vatican Museum for a guided tour of its rich collections before visiting the Sistine Chapel. Gaze up at the renowned ceiling and be mesmerized by Michelangelo's artwork. Last on your itinerary is a brief stop at St. Peter's Basilica for an inside visit.

NOTES

  • The walk is about 2.5 km over cobblestone surfaces and involves approximately 250 steps to visit of the Vatican Museums St. Peter's Basilica and is not recommended for guests with mobility issues.
  • Inside the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica, here is an itinerary dedicated to visitors on a wheelchair. Since this route is different, wheelchair guests will be on their own and miss a large part of the guide's commentary.
  • Please note that the Pontifical Villas at Castel Gandolfo is still used by the Pope and the access may be restricted / denied at any given time for security reason.
  • Tour may operate in reverse order.
  • Visitors must pass through metal detectors at the Vatican Museum and St. Peter's Basilica. Large bags or umbrellas, bottled water, video cameras, knives or scissors must be checked at the security check-points. Large back-packs or bags cannot be taken inside Vatican Museum.
  • Flash photos are not permitted in the Vatican Museum. Photography and video are not permitted at all in the Sistine Chapel.
  • Please note that for tour groups on visit to the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica the use of headsets owned and provided by the respective site's managements is compulsory. It is very important for guests to be aware that they will be responsible for the headset devices provided. For both Vatican Museum St. Peter's Basilica, the headsets company will charge Euro 50.00 for every missing device.
  • Lunch is not included in this tour.
  • In this case free time for lunch may be provided at St. Peter’s Square instead of Castel Gandolfo.
  • Please note that the eco-friendly transportation used for the visit of the Pontifical villas is not wheelchair accessible.
  • Should the Vatican Parking be congested or unavailable, an additional walking portion of approximately 15 minutes should be considered.