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Castelli Romani Half-Day Tour from Rome: Frascati and Castelgandolfi

33 Reviews

  • Location: Rome, Italy
  • Duration: 3 - 4 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2390GRET6
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 Albano, Castelgandolfo, Rocca di Papa, Grottaferrata and Frascati. 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
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. First stop is Castelgandolfo, the summer residence of the pope. The tranquil little town is built on the shores of Lake Albano, an impressive stretch of water that was formed after two volcanic craters overlapped.

Stroll around the lake and the town with your guide and then visit two nearby Castelli Romani towns called Rocca di Papa and Grottaferrata. Both are known for their culture and gastronomic delicacies, both of which your guide will explain as you explore. Hear of porchetta, the succulent and juicy boneless pork joint that’s a regional specialty, and learn about the Basilica Monastery of Santa Maria – an enchanting 15th-century church.

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 cellar to sample a glass of the local wine, and 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.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Your centrally located Rome hotel, or a location near Termini Station
Departure Time:
2:30pm

Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation
Return Details:
Returns near Rome Termini Station. It is possible to be dropped off at Via Veneto, Barber Arberini Square, Venezia Square or Repubblica Square; simply ask your guide.

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Pricing information

Castelli Romani Half-Day Tour from Rome: Frascati and Castelgandolfi

Rocca di Papa

Inclusions:
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup (selected hotels only)
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Wine tasting
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel drop-off
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Donald B, October 2014

We liked all the tours and this one as well. I think it took a bit more than a half day and there was a lot to see. We did not actually tour a castle. It was a drive buy. We had a lunch provided and wine at a nice resturant. It was not a winery as we thought when signing up. Read the tour offering closely. Everyone was pretty happy on the way back as you could drink all you wanted.

Reviewed by: vicki b, October 2014

Omg this was a great tour, very scenic and we could not believe the food and wine they served. Restaurant owners where wonderful. Would highly recommend this tour

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Tour code: 2390GRET6