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Why Choose it?
VIP earliest entrance to Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter's Basilica
Tour of the papal home and gardens in Castel Gandolfo
Wine and antipasti reception
Exclusive cooking class using locally sourced ingredients
Organic lunch on the papal estate
Recipes emailed as PDFs
Luxury transport to and from Castel Gandolfo
This tour is kids friendly, your children are welcome
Entrance of the Vatican Museumssee on map
Our guides are fluent in English and have a contagious passion for the inspiring cultural heritage of our Italian cities. Experts in their fields, they will immerse you in the hidden histories and intriguing lives of history's great protagonists. So much to see, so easy to miss out: with the help of our guides, visit the most absorbing sites and uncover the stories that have changed the world. Don't miss this fascinating journey!
This tour is also available as a Shared Tour!
24 September 2019
Sara “Circle” was an amazing tour guide! She was personable and funny, very friendly. She had a deep knowledge of the Summer Residence and gardens. There were 5 of us on the tour and it was intimate and relaxing. The cooking class was very fun! The pasta and cannolis were excellent! The wine paired beautifully. Our 2 chefs, Phillipo and Francesco were fun and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend this tour.
21 September 2019
Full Day Sistine chapel, Pope\'s Farm
The tour guides Fulvia and Sara were very knowledgeable and passionate about the history of Italy and the places we were.
10 September 2019
Absolutely worth every penny!
My husband and I had an incredible tour of Vatican City..the Sistine Chapel - wow! And St Peters Basilica - double wow! Our guide was so informative and was able to answer any questions you may have. Our group was only 7 so you really felt that the guide was truest just for you. She kept the group going but never rushed anyone. We started off early and was done with Vatican City by 11. At that time we were loaded into a very comfortable van and then it was off to the Pope’s summer residence. The grounds were absolutely beautiful. Our Guide was a local so she knew the area very well. Very informative and Interesting. We were given a tour of the residence and then drove around the property and told about the history of the area and lake Albano. We ended our tour with delicious and filling apritivos (appetizers), bread and wine in a large spacious kitchen. Next was our cooking class in the very same kitchen with chef Filippo Melfi. He was fantastic, fun and excellent at what he does. We made a delicious dinner with his guidance. The group had so much fun and it really did take a full day to do what we did. Well worth the cost of the tour - no negatives about this experience. We would definitely do this again.
31 May 2019
A fantastic tour company
When in Italy for our first time the last thing we wanted to do was waste time in line and have truly unique experiences. We did 3 tours with this company ALL with great guides and worth the price. The Trastevere evening good stroll with Luca was incredible. We stopped in 6 different stores or restaurants for incredible food and wine all included. Even went back the next day to one of our favorites. The VIP Vatican and Sistine chapel gave us a once in a lifetime private experience where we were able to sit in the chapel and admire the work of Michelangelo’s for 15 minutes with no crowds. We then went to Castel Gandolfo for a tour n private cooking class. Sarah and chef Francesco we unbelievable guides. Can’t remember Vatican guide name but she was great as well. Highly recommend trying this company.