Pope's Farm

Full Day Sistine Chapel, Pope's Summer Residence plus Cooking Class & Lunch | Small Group

All-in-One Experience: Two Exclusive Tours plus Cooking Class at Pope's Farm and Organic Lunch

199 €

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  • Availability

    Mon, Thu, Sat

  • Duration

    Full day

  • Start time

    7:30 am

  • Small group

    Max 12 people

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Why Choose it?

  • Save 15% combining 2 tours and 1 cooking class.
  • Tour the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel 1.5-hours before opening.
  • Amble through the Papal gardens and apartments in Castel Gandolfo.
  • Perfect and indulge in recipes unique to the Pope's personal estate.

Tour description

Combine a privileged, early visit to the wondrous Vatican Museums and an exceptional day trip to the papal home in Castel Gandolfo. This exclusive day is sure to create an unforgettable experience and lifelong memories within the Vatican estates.

Witness the humbling beauty of the Vatican Museums, then make delicious homemade pasta and dessert at the papal home in Castel Gandolfo. Rise and shine to meet your guide at 7:10am at the entrance of the Vatican Museums and get in at 7:30am to admire the extraordinary artworks by world-renowned artists.

Be among the first to step into the Sistine Chapel

Your VIP earliest entrance into the Vatican grants you the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of admiring Michenangelo's undisputed masterpiece in the peace and reverence it deserves. Your passionate, expert guide will take you through the Vatican Museum's vast collection, stopping to spend time only among some of its most valuable treasures. And no treasure is more valuable than the Pope's private place of worship: the Sistine Chapel.

Marvel at the miraculous Sistine Chapel ceiling frescoes which the Great Master painstakingly worked on, painting on his back over a staggering four years. Experience the Sistine Chapel like so few ever do: in mystifying silence and admiration as the masses line up outside. Then follow in the Pope's footsteps as we make our way from the Vatican to the Pope's summer residence at Castel Gandolfo.

Journey to the hilltop town of Castel Gandolfo

We'll be visiting the papal home in summer since the 16th-century. You will be picked up in an air-conditioned minibus and transported comfortably through the Roman countrysideWander through the private apartments with their stunning views overlooking Lake AlbanoThen amble through the sculpted Barberini Gardens on board an eco-vehicle. Arrive at the Pope’s farm, Fattoria delle Ville Pontificie, spanning an incredible 55-hectare.

Our English-speaking Chef will welcome you with a prosecco and antipasti reception to whet your palette before an unforgettable cooking experienceCastel Gandolfo is home to time-honored recipes that have been refined over generations, like the beloved cappellacci del prete (ravioli stuffed with a rich ragù sauce and hand-rolled so they resemble priests hats). Under the expert guidance of your chef, you will learn to make this kind of fresh pasta and refreshing Italian dessert by hand. 

Indulge in your delicious home-made lunch paired with select regional wines

Spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the quaint town of Castel Gandolfo, outside of the papal home. Splurge a little while shopping in the boutiques, or enjoy the afternoon sipping on a warm cup of coffee. Enjoy the views of Rome’s rolling hills as we drive you back to the city in comfort.

Your unforgettable experience at the countryside papal home awaits.


VIP earliest entrance to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel.
Tour of the papal home and gardens in Castel Gandolfo.
Exclusive cooking class using locally sourced ingredients.
Organic lunch on the papal estate.


  • Vatican Museums
  • Sistine Chapel
  • Papal Villas
  • Barberini Gardens
  • Cooking class in the Pope's farm
  • Castel Gandolfo

Kids friendly:

This tour is kids friendly, your children are welcome

meeting point:

Entrance of the Vatican Museum

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excellent guides

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 Private Tour!

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