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This is a walking tour and involves walking through gardens and grounds as well as occasionally up and down stairs
Skip the regular line and enter the Vatican Museums at 7:45 AM.
Be among the first people to enter Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel.
Visit the exclusive Vatican City Gardens for an hour long tour.
Climb aboard a train that departs directly from Vatican City for a relaxing and scenic ride to Castle Gandolfo. pass through the park of the aqueducts and the beautiful vineyards of Marino.
Now open to the public as a gesture of goodwill by Pope Francis, the stunning gardens of the Pontifical Villas are filled with carefully tended hedges, fountains, flowers and even farms.
Learn about the Roman emperor who owned the villa and the little amphitheater in the Castel Gandolfo's Gardens.
A "criptoportico" built for the emperor to ride his horses in.
Enjoy the same exclusive organic products that go straight to the Papal table including meats, cheeses, meats, tomatoes, olive oil, salads for lunch.
See the first post box in the world.
Skip the line access to the Apostolic Palace of Castel Gandolfo.
See the Pope's costumes up close.
Visit a pinacoteca with paintings of past and present popes.
Enter the rooms where people from all over the world gathered for an audience with the pope. The floor features sections of Colosseum's columns.
See the personal office and desk where the pope works during his stay at the summer residence.
Enter the Pope's most intimate room - his bedroom. Two popes died in the bed here and almost 40 children were born here.
Return back to the local train station on a private bus. Then, enjoy the scenery again on your return trip to Rome.
A Delicious Lunch is included in your ticket cost. Literally, eat like the Pope!
Enjoy an Exclusive Tour to the Gorgeous Barberini Garden of Castel Gandolfo
Get away from the huge crowds and lines. Get straight inside the Vatican Museums
The Sistine Chapel is a place of worship, therefore, speaking inside is not allowed. Since our guide cannot explain the frescoes while you are inside, we explain the Chapel in advance and provide you with a map/handout for reference before you enter. Men and women must cover their knees and shoulders before entering. We understand the summers in Rome get hot, a good alternative is to bring a scarf or shawl to cover up with before you enter.
Q: Does this tour include St. Peter's Basilica?
A: This tour will not include a visit to St. Peter's Basilica. If you want a guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica, we offer several other Vatican tours that include a visit to the church.
Q: Does this tour include the Sistine Chapel?
A: Yes! The Sistine Chapel is attached to the Vatican Museums. Your tickets include a visit to Michelangelo's masterpiece. You will have about twenty minutes to enjoy Michelangelo's incredible frescoes.
Q: What is a Vatican skip the line tour?
A: As an accredited Vatican tour operator, we get to go directly inside the Vatican Museums without waiting in any long ticket lines, only security.
Q: Does the Vatican close for special religious events?
A: During State visits or special religious events, parts of the Vatican may close unexpectedly. If an area normally covered on a tour is closed, our guide still provides explanations of the closed areas from outside and they will show you an extra area inside the Vatican Museums.
Where to Meet
What to Bring
Child (5 & under)
The Roman Guy offers a full refund on Group Tour cancellations made more than 72 hours prior to the start time of your tour. Cancellations made within 72 hours of your tour taking place cannot be refunded but we will do our best to accommodate you on another tour or date, pending availability.
The Roman Guy offers a full refund on Private Tour cancellations made more than 7 days prior to the start time of your tour. Cancellations made within 7 days of your tour taking place cannot be refunded but we will do our best to accommodate you on another tour or date, pending availability.
Be prepared to be walking or on your feet for the duration of the tour. If that makes you nervous due to a physical condition, contact us for more information or go with a private tour that will move at your pace. Thanks!
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I wasn't sure whether to pick this or one of their other Vatican tours, but I'm so glad I chose the day trip! Our small group got to see the Sistine CI wasn't sure whether to pick this or one of their other Vatican tours, but I'm so glad I chose the day trip! Our small group got to see the Sistine Chapel when it was practically empty, and we got to ride the train from the Vatican's secret train station. Castel Gandolfo was beautiful. I'd never have known a place like that was so near to Rome. Great lunch, great tour. Overall, I'm very pleased. ..more
What a lovely day out.
Chris, our guide was a wealth of information and managed to keep us well informed, entertained, and somehow all together throWhat a lovely day out.
Chris, our guide was a wealth of information and managed to keep us well informed, entertained, and somehow all together through the crowds at the Vatican.
The Summer residence was spectacular. Beautiful gardens and an amazing view over the lake.
Well worth the visit...more