Discover Castelli Romani From Rome: Half-Day Tour Frascati And Castel Gandolfo

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    2:30 PM
  • Departure Details :
    Via Giovanni Amendola, 32, 00185 Roma RM, Italy
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Escape the hustle and bustle of Rome and visit the scenic hilltop towns of Castelli Romani on a half-day tour! Relax on the journey through the idyllic Alban Hills, and enjoy stops at Lake Castel gandolfo, and Frascati for a tasting of a typicl local products . Learn about the ancient villages history and culture from a guide, and sample a glass of Frascati while learning about Castelli Romani wine production.

Highlights

  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Hotel pickup included
  • Led by a local guide

Know More about this tour

Start your Rome tour with a hotel pickup, or alternatively, meet your guide in town near Termini Station. Hop aboard your air-conditioned coach and leave Rome, passing along the ancient Appian Way to see the Baths of caracalla and the Chapel of Domine Quo Vadis from the comfort of your coach.

Leave the city and head to the Alban Hills to visit Castelli Romani, a region of pretty hill towns famed for their ancient history and highly regarded wine. Stop  in front of  the lake of Castel gandolfo for some pictures and a coffee break. 
From the bus  a panoramic of  Rocca di Papa and Grottaferrata, both are known for their culture and typical gastronomic products, travel to the northern part of the Alban Hills to the village of Frascati popular for its breathtaking views and production of Frascati wine, a sweet and refreshing white. Stop in a typical "Osteria" for a taste of some gastronomic delicacies and  the  local wine,  
then enjoy some time at leisure to wander around the village.

Meet your guide back at the pre-arranged point and then return to Rome. Your tour finishes with a drop-off near Rome Termini Station, or another central location.

Itinerary:

• Afternoon departure from Rome
• Visit Castelli Romani
• Bus Stop at Castel Gandolfo Lake
• Bus Stop at Rocca di Papa and Grottaferrata
• Visit Frascati: Wine and food tasting at a local "Osteria"
• Return to Rome

Inclusions

Local guide

Air-conditioned vehicle

Wine tasting

typical product tasting

Hotel pick-up (only for certain hotels located in central Rome - to be reconfirmed by the supplier after booking)

Exclusions

Gratuities

Food and drinks, unless specified

Hotel drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

departures are guaranteed with a minimum group of 6 partecipants

Traveler Reviews

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  • 29-Oct-2018

    We enjoyed the driving tour to Frascati. It was an enjoyable break from the fast pace in Rome. Frascati is a lovely, quaint town with beautiful views of the volcanic lake along the way. And the food at the end is very good! The only reason for a rating of less than 5 is that the driving is very fast. The guide points out several interesting places along the way, but the bus zips by too quickly for good pictures.

  • 06-Sep-2018

    There was a lot of driving and a little bit of walking. My friend and I were looking for something to do for a few hours between arrival and hotel check in. We got some good overview info from the guide on the bus, which helped us ease into a week in Rome. Went to a few (2?) towns and walked a bit, got some photos. At the end, we had a great light meal and got to know our other travelers.

  • 15-Aug-2018

    There was no exploring of Castelo Gandolfo . We saw most of these attractions from the bus. We did walk through Francati for the snack @ 30. I would have preferred to use that time to explore.

  • 27-May-2018

    It was nice to see the scenery out side of Rome. It was a present drive and not as busy as Rome. Give us time to relax and enjoy the scenery. Good for people that want to take it easy and relax.

  • 07-Oct-2017

    A nice half day trip in the hills outside of Rome. Lunch with wine couldnt have been better. The food in Italy is definitely better then the states! Our guide was very informative!

  • 24-Sep-2017

    A short tour but well worth it. Guide was well informed and driver very efficient.

  • 24-Sep-2017

    A short tour but well worth it. Guide was well informed and driver very efficient.

  • 29-Aug-2017

    A quite and indeed a romantic tour. The guide knew her theme and explained to us the history of every village we passed by.The dinner was reasonable and the wine was excellent. My suggestion would be to increase the duration of this excursion by at least one hour. The view of Albano lake was breathtaking .

  • 28-Jul-2017

    Beautiful trip out to the countryside of Rome. Very enjoyable and to finish up with a meal at Feascari was fantastic

  • 16-May-2017

    We stayed in Rome for 5 days and wanted a trip outside the city. Although this was a pleasant trip, it wasn't exactly what I expected. This is a bus tour with one bathroom stop and a final, lovely stop in Frascati. I expected to get off and see up close. I guess I should have read more carefully. The stop in Frascati included a snack and wine. This was a very generous snack that for me was dinner. The wine was plentiful and delicious. We were picked up at our hotel prior to the trip and, best of all dropped off as close as the bus could get each of us to our hotels. The guide made sure we knew how to find our way to the hotel. We were also spontaneously serenaded by our guide....Arrivederci Roma!

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