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Vatican VIP All Access: Papal Audience, Sistine Chapel, Vatican Gardens, & Lunch

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Key Highlights

  • See the stunning Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel
  • Visit three of the most famous religious places on the planet! All in one day.
  • Enjoy a tasty lunch and see the papal summer residence in Castel Gandolfo.
  • Gain VIP access to the attractions
  • Show your voucher on your phone or tablet
  • Overview

    Looking for an exclusive look into one of the world’s most famous and revered places on the planet!? We’re talking the Vatican here. Home to the Roman Catholic Church, The Pope and a city-state itself. It’s the home to stunning artworks, revered throughout the world. This papal palace and Vatican museums ticket is the best way to get the inside track on this most remarkable of destinations.

    This Saturday only ticket will be one weekend trip you’ll never forget. Firstly you get there before the crowds and get access to the Vatican’s museums. Yes, it’s that exclusive. Not only that you’ll also tour the once-private gardens of Castel Gandolfo having taken a train ride out there. See this is one Saturday you’ll never forget.

    After exploring the museums of the early morning, it’s aboard the train from the Vatican station and a train ride through the stunning Italian countryside to Castel Gandolfo. You’re in a fairy-tale land now – it’s by a lake, so no wonder it’s the Pope’s summer residence. See the pope’s summer house, enjoy an audio tour of the gardens and savour an authentic Italian lunch (that’s an appetiser, main course and dessert).

    Rounding the day off with a look at the Apostolic Palace. Walk, eat and shop in this exclusive area. It’s a regal ending to a beautiful day. Call it a dream ticket!

    Tentative Schedule

    • 07:45/08:00: Tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel + audio guide
    • 10:00: Tour of the Vatican Gardens + audio guide
    • 11:00: Train from the Vatican station to Castel Gandolfo and transfer to the Pontifical Villas by shuttle
    • 12:30: Visit the Apostolic Palace
    • 13:30: Tour of the Gardens of the Pontifical Villas by eco-friendly bus + audio guide
    • 14:30: End of the tour and exit from the Gardens of the Pontifical Villas
    • Lunch and free time
    • 17:10: Meeting at Castel Gandolfo's train station
    • 17:24: Departure from Castel Gandolfo
    • 18:39: Arrival at St. Peter’s Station (Rome)
  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?



    11 hours

    Start time

    Saturdays from 09:00am – 6:00pm

    Meeting Point

    Make your way to Papal Palace of Castel Gandolfo , Piazza della Libertà, Castel Gandolfo, 00073, Rome, Start time is 07:45, please make sure to arrive on time.

    Ending Point

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Entrance to Vatican Museums, Vatican Gardens, Apostolic Palace, and Gardens of the Pontifical Villas
    • Audio guide for the Vatican museums, Vatican Gardens, and Gardens of the Pontifical Villas
    • Roundtrip by train from the Vatican to Castel Gandolfo
    • Tour of the Gardens of the Pontifical Villas by eco-friendly transport
    • Three-course meal with drinks.
  • Please note

    Voucher information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other devices. (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)

    Because of the attraction's popularity, large numbers of people visit each day. For any last minute changes, time changes or other updates please visit the attraction website.

    Security Measures:
    There will be airport-style security checks. All visitors and their small-medium sized bags will be screened. Liquids, large bags, or sharp items are not allowed and must be left in cloakroom.
    Please carry your valid ID/passport. Failure to do may result in denied entry. Pacemakers should carry their certification as well.

    Wheelchair Accessibility:
    Those with a disability and their attendant / companion go free with a disability certificate that you must present at the museum's Special Permit or Reception Desk.

    Dress Code:
    Both men and women MUST have knees and shoulders covered. Failure to comply may result in denied entry.

    Additional info


    • Appetizers: alcohol-free aperol; mixed fried finger food (Ascoli olives, mini supplì, potatoes croquettes); selection of cheese from local farms; selection of cold meat cuts; porchetta DOP (traditional pork roast); mix of three seasonal vegetables; selection of bruschettas

    • Main course (chosen by the chef): amatriciana; orecchiette with arugula and cherry tomato pesto; strozzapreti with zucchini, pork cheek (guanciale) and roman mint; fusilli with gricia sauce (pork cheek and Pecorino cheese) and artichoke; saffron risotto with porcini mushrooms; chicory risotto with speck; ragù lasagna; ricotta cheese and spinach crepes with cherry tomatoes and provolone cheese; cacio e pepe spaghetti (sauce made of cheese and black pepper); carbonara rigatoni

    • Dessert: seasonal fruit salad; selection of traditional sweets

    • Drinks: mineral water; red or white wine from the Castelli Romani region

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