Castles and Lakes with Driver – Private Tour from your Accommodation in Rome

Rome, Italy

Experience Rating
icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket

The Roman countryside is one of the most beautiful, relaxing and peaceful areas of the surrounding area of Rome, and oftentimes underrated by the average tourist, but often sought after by discerning visitors seeking off the tourist beaten path treasures.
On this private tour from your accommodation in Rome you'll enjoy the Roman Countryside as you travel to Bracciano to visit the famous Renaissance Odescalchi Castle and admire its pristine Lake Bracciano, experience a culinary delight inside the ancient Medieval hilltop fortress of Ceri, and then explore the ancient and mysterious Etruscan civilization inside the Banditaccia Necropolis in Cerverteri.

This is as Tour By Car with only an English Speaking Driver (it does NOT include Tour Guides or Walking Tours).
Italian laws permits only licensed tour guides to accompany guests on foot to sightsee. To comply with these strict laws, Driver will wait for you with the vehicle while you SELF TOUR.

Deluxe Mercedes Benz Vehicle
Private transportation
Air-conditioned vehicle
English Speaking Professional Driver
Bottled water
Parking Fees
Fuel surcharge
Admission fees and Entry Tickets Not Included

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Your English speaking driver will pick you up at your Hotel, B&B, Hostel, Apartment, Accommodation in Rome at 8:00 am.

Departure Time

Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
1 to 3 passengers
7/16/2019 - 5/3/2021
Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
7 to 8 passengers
7/16/2019 - 5/3/2021
Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
4 to 6 passengers
7/16/2019 - 5/3/2021
Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Stop At:  
Castello Odescalchi di Bracciano
This 16th-century castle is in unbelievable condition and still owned by the Odescalchi family. The castle became famous worldwide when American film star Tom Cruise married Katie Holmes at the castle in November 2006. You will have the opportunity to tour the castle and its impressive rooms that were once the private quarters of Kings, Popes, and Lords of the Renaissance era. Entry admission to Odescalchi Castle is currently 8.50 Euros per person. Tickets can be purchased upon visiting the site.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Lago di Bracciano
A drive to the lake shore will follow so that you can see the dazzling beauty of Bracciano Lake from the promenade along the beach. Originally a volcanic crater, this one of the cleanest lakes in Italy due to the absence of motor boats and strict rules against pollution. Its beaches attract visitors who prefer to relax, swim, sail, canoe, and generally escape hustle and bustle of most crowded seaside beaches.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Borgo di Ceri
Ceri is a 13th-century town with fortified walls that gives it the appearance of a medieval fortress isolated on top of a steep hill of tufa, a type of limestone that is very common in Italy. Its medieval past dominating the present becomes apparent the moment we arrive at the bottom of the hill. The only street that passes through the fortified wall and leads you into town is wide enough for just a single vehicle to pass through at a time. This rare traffic problem was resolved by installing two traffic lights: one at the entrance into the town, and one where the street ends in the main square. Enjoy a nice homemade lunch in one of the family-owned restaurants for a great taste of the real Italian Cusine.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Santuario Madonna Di Ceri
This Sanctuary is a very special place for the locals. The Virgin Mary for whom this Sanctuary is named is known for her intercession and helping people who are experiencing difficulties.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Necropoli della Banditaccia
The Banditaccia Necropolis is significant not only because it is the largest ancient necropolis in the Mediterranean area, but also because it contains some of the only examples of Etruscan residential architecture surviving to this day. Although none of the Etruscan homes survived to this day, you can see the types of homes Etruscans lived in just by walking into their tombs! Considered permanent homes for the dead, the tombs were carved to resemble the interior of residential homes, lavishly designed with a gabled roof, crossbeam, stone couches, chairs, and other architectural details. Entry admission to Cerveteri Baditaccia Etruscan Necropolis is currently €10 per person.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Walking on uneven terrain is required in some areas
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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