Pope's Palace, Castel Gandolfo & Gardens by Train from Rome

4 reviews

6.5 hours

Max 15

Why take this tour?


  • Step inside the Pope’s summer residence and enter areas previously closed to the public such as the private Papal chapel and bedroom
  • Tour the historic Barberini Gardens from the comfort of an open electric bus admiring Roman ruins and breathtaking views of Lake Albano
  • Enjoy free time for lunch in the picturesque town of Castel Gandolfo
  • Travel to Castel Gandolfo in the company of a friendly, local tour guide who will escort you on the train from Rome, and with a flexible return ticket you can choose to stay on and explore at your leisure
  • Sites Visited
  • Castel Gandolfo Hill Town
  • Apostolic Palace of Castel Gandolfo
  • Barberini Gardens
  • Tour Includes
  • Tickets to the Apostolic Palace with Audio Tour
  • Tickets to the Barberini Garden with Audio Tour
  • Transportation to and from Rome

Take a day to visit the summer home of the Popes


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We have been to Rome on many occasions and this trip we wanted to do something different. We enjoyed the Barberini Garden and the Pope’s Summer Residence of Castel Gandolfo (summer home of the Popes for hundreds of years). There were no crowds and we enjoyed all of the beautiful details as we discovered the inside of Castel Gandolfo. There was so much history to soak up. Our audio guides were easy to follow and the arrangements were all well organized. If you've done all of the must see's in Rome and interested in something new, we suggest you try this out for a relaxing stroll through history.
Sasha · Sep 12, 2019
This tour surpassed our expectations.The Barberini Gardens are so beautiful and a joy to witness up close. I hadn't expected the train ride to Castel Gandolfobe to be a bonus but the day of my travel it was so pleasant with the wonderful views along the way. Thank you for such a great experience.
Ana · Aug 08, 2019
It was a beautiful experience and would recommend it to anyone. The gardens a unique, the history amazing and the view spectacular.
Rich · Jul 15, 2019
The Barberini Gardens was a great mixture of nature and archaeology. Everything was beautifully kept and a joy to see. The day of my visit we enjoyed a nice breeze while riding on a small electric bus. I love that we got to experience this moment away from the crowds. This is definitely something I would do again.
Rita · Jun 13, 2019