Local Office Number: +39 06 3204914

Toll Free Number USA & Canada: +1-855-774-7031

Vatican Private Tours

A Blissful Golf Cart Tour in the Pope’s Summer Residence Gardens

An immersion in the rich history of the Pontifical Castle and its Barberini Gardens by golf cart. A private tour accompanied by an English speaking personal driver and Official Vatican Guide.

tour
duration:

4 hour

level of
difficulty:

easy

starting
time:

9:00 am

Private Tours

Fill in the contact form below to check for availability and get information about prices for this tour.

ADULT (+ 18)*
CHILDREN (< 18)
INFANTS (< 5)

Thanks for contacting us. We are working on your request.
ATTENTION PLEASE! Check your spam folder if you don't receive our message!
Sincerely

Tour Description

For an unforgettable immersion in the rich history of the Pontifical Castle and its breathtaking Barberini Gardens by golf cart, your personal driver will pick you up at your hotel and drive you to Castel Gandolfo for a tour.

Once you reach the Pope’s Summer Residence, your tour will be uniquely handled by an Official Vatican Guide and personalised in each detail to provide you with an engaging experience for families, for friends and couples!

Your day will begin with a 1 hour golf cart tour of the luxurious garden of Villa Barberini, you will enjoy the harmony and timelessness of its botanical and archeological wonders: the beautiful fountains, the Roman Criptoportico and the Roman Theatre of Domitian's villa dating back to the 1st century A.D as well as the on-site farm that produces milk, cheese and honey. 

Next, you will have the privilege of visiting the Pope’s official as well as private chambers accompanied by an audio guide. You will get to appreciate the Artistic treasures of the Papal Portrait Gallery like the portrait Pope Julius II, famous for commissioning Michelangelo to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.

Among the works of Art of the Papal Residence you will also be able to admire the works of Bernini. The Noble Floor of the Pope’s Residence will provide you with an up close and personal experience of the rooms where history was made.

Take some time to visit the town and enjoy its unique charm, here are some fascinating highlights:

  • Make sure you check out the world’s first postbox, located in Castel Gandolfo’s main square
  • The St. Thomas of Villanova Church, designed by Bernini is a must-see
  • Take your pick of the enchanting restaurants. You will be able to dine enjoying authentic Roman cuisine and breathtaking views of the Lake Albano

Your 4-hour blissful day trip at the Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo will end with your personal driver accompanying you back to the Eternal City and dropping you off at your hotel.

Itinerary
  • Pick you up at your hotel in Rome
  • Barberini Gardens by Golf Cart
  • Pontifical Gardens
  • Pontifical Farm
  • Pope private and official apartment
This tour includes
  • Private English-speaking driver with Mercedes vehicle
  • Private Official Vatican Guide
  • Private Golf Cart Tour of the Barberini Gardens
  • Private Golf Cart driver
  • Tickets for the Gardens and for the Pontifical Apartment
  • Audio Guide for the Pope's Apartment
  • Official Vatican live guide for the Pope's Barberini Gardens tour
Important Info
  • meeting point:

    Pick up at your hotel in Rome

  • other information:

    - Your fascinating trip includes a Private English-Speaking driver with an air-conditioned Mercedes vehicle
    - Your day trip to Castel Gandolfo will have a duration of 4 hours
    - You will be accompanied by an official Vatican Guide through the blissful Vatican Gardens
    - Your tour of the Barberini Gardens will be done by golf cart
    - An audio-guide will be provided to you for your exploration of the Pope’s Palace and private apartment
    - Tickets are included

Itinerary
  • Pick you up at your hotel in Rome
  • Barberini Gardens by Golf Cart
  • Pontifical Gardens
  • Pontifical Farm
  • Pope private and official apartment
This tour includes
  • Private English-speaking driver with Mercedes vehicle
  • Private Official Vatican Guide
  • Private Golf Cart Tour of the Barberini Gardens
  • Private Golf Cart driver
  • Tickets for the Gardens and for the Pontifical Apartment
  • Audio Guide for the Pope's Apartment
  • Official Vatican live guide for the Pope's Barberini Gardens tour