Tours & activities by Travora Media from Viator

  • Location: Rome, Italy
  • Duration: 3 - 4 hours (approx.)
From USD $58.35

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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, Castel Gandolfo, 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 Castel Gandolfo, 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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Schedule details

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Meeting point Via Giovanni Amendola 32. 
Alternatively you can request hotel pick up ONLY for centrally located hotels (please contact the supplier for further info).
Departure Time:
2:30pm
Duration:
3 - 4 hours
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.

Pricing information

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Pricing information

Castelli Romani Half-Day Tour from Rome: Frascati and Castel Gandolfo

Rocca di Papa

Inclusions:
  • Local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Wine tasting
  • Hotel pick-up (only for certain hotels located in central Rome - to be reconfirmed by the supplier after booking) 
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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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Matthew E, September 2016

This was a nice tour. We had some great overlooks of a lake at Castel Gondolfo, and enjoyed a small meal in Frascati. We even got another bottle of wine! Even when riding the bus, the tour guide provided descriptions of what we were passing, which was interesting. If I did it again, I might do a longer tour.

Reviewed by: Wendy T, September 2016

We all enjoyed this tour.