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Train ride to the Popes Summer Residence in Castel Gandolfo

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from 36 $ per person
    • 36 $ (Standard price 18+ years)
    • 22.50 $ (Child (6-17 years))
    • More individuality: 9 participants maximum

    Board the special Vatican train from St. Peter's Train Station, enjoy the visit of the Apostolic Palace in Castel Gandolfo and get an audio-guided tour.

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    • Participants : 1 - 9
    • Duration : 7 hours
    • Offer type : public (with other participants)
    • Tour ID: 19703
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      Please print your booking confirmation/your voucher and present it at the meeting point.


    Your journey into the life of the former popes starts at the so called “Stazione San Pietro” (St. Peter’s Station). The special Vatican train will bring you to Castel Gandolfo, where 17th century summer residence of the pope is located. During the one-hour train travel you enjoy the Roman city- and countryside as well as the special atmosphere in the historic passenger coach.

    Castel Gandolfo is famous for hosting the summer and vacation residence of the leader of the Catholic Church. Since centuries the pope travels to the little village to retreat himself and to refresh his energy. Although the residence is located within the city, it has extraterritorial status and is not under the jurisdiction of Italy.

    Once you arrive at the Apostolic Palace, you’ll be provided with an audio guide. You’ll have the privilege to explore the Pope’s summer residence and listen to the exciting explanations about its history and use. While walking through the building, you can admire the historic architecture, original ceiling decorations and other pieces of art. Afterwards you can relax in the bright gardens of the villa or visit the enclosed village Castel Gandolfo, before returning to the Rome by train.

    Additional information

    Time schedule:
    11:00 Departure from Saint Peter Train Station to Pontifical Villa Train Station
    12:10 Arrival at Castel Gandolfo Train Station
    12:30 Visit of pontifical Villa and audio-guided apostolic place tour
    17:24 Departure from Castel Gandolfo Train Station
    18:30 Arrival in Saint Peter Train Station

    Please note that your knees and shoulders have to be covered. Sleeveless tops or shorts won’t be permitted. If you violate these dressing rules, you risk being refused.

    This tour involves a fair amount of walking, so it is advisable to wear comfortable shoes. Unfortunately, the tour is not accessible for wheelchair users or persons with reduced mobility.

    All participants are requested to report in time. In case of being late, you won’t receive a refund.

    Included in the price

    • Round trip train from St. Peter Train Station to Pontifical Villas
    • Apostolic Palace skip the line entrance
    • Audio guide

    The price does not include

    • Pick up/ Drop off services

    Meeting point

    Directly on board ot the Vatican Train at the St. Peter Train Station (Stazione San Pietro).

    Please bring your booking confirmation.

    Cancellation Conditions

    This deal can be cancelled for free up to 3 days before the date of the activity.

    The local operator is solely responsible for the contents of this offer. In case of a reasonable suspicion of a copyrigth infringement, please contact us at to get the contact details of the operator.

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