Half day Roman Castles

Our series of countryside tours also include a trip south of Rome though the Castelli Romani, the hillside group of towns beginning along the Appian Way.
Castelgandolfo and Lake Albano: This area’s most famous town is Castelgandolfo, home to the pope’s plush summer residence 450 meters above Lake Albano –one of two, naturally formed volcanic lakes, dating back tens of millions of years!. At the foot of Lake Albano you can still see ruins of some ancient Roman resort homes built by wealthy patrician class families. From Castelgandolfo’s town square you can view the gates to the papal palace and works by Bernini inside the church, San Tommaso di Villanova. Castelgandolfo is home to many wealthy Roman families, as seen in the many luxury estates that dot the rim of the volcanic crater lake. Castelgandolfo’s restaurants boast the finest country cuisine of the Castelli Romani. Other towns well worth visiting in the Castelli Romani: Nemi, Frascati, Grottaferrata, Ariccia. Your driver will make many inspiring suggestions for other hill towns to visit. We highly recommend Frascati and Grottaferratta with their many noble residences, excellent restaurants, wineries and festive spirit. Nemi and Ariccia boast the some of the area’s best county cuisine with specialties in cured salame meats, wild vegetables, mushrooms and roast suckling pig. Ariccia ‘s town square and ducal palace were designed by the great Bernini himself, while Nemi projects majestically above the area’s second volcanic lake

Duration of this tour 5 hrs
The tour is available every day including holidays
We suggest do not start this tour after 9.00am
Standard tour will be done with English speaking driver-guide or only English speaking driver up to 8 passengers (please read notes about our drivers). Tour also available with an officially licensed guide
English speaking Driver-guide: we inform our customers that in order to ensure top quality service, our drivers-guide are trained to give informative explanations of the local areas you visit .Yet strict Italian tourist board regulations prohibit chauffeurs from commenting excessively at official tourist sites outside their vehicles. This is in agreement with labour union agreements struck with licensed walking tour guides. They can, of course, speak to you from inside the vehicle anywhere organized tourism is in place.
The difference between an English speaking driver and English speaking driver guide is the depth of intellect and knowledge of English. DG are professionally trained to ensure that out of your trip to whatever you're looking for in terms of local colour, culture, entertainment, historical sites and museums, landscapes and views, restaurants, etc. The amount of information provided by a DG to be more accurate and customized to your special interests than that offered by an sample ESD that is only able to accompany our customers and not providing information.
Licensed Guide are those who are specialized and licensed to guide in one specific city or limited area. Local culture, history and traditions are so different from area to area-even from city to city-that no single guide can possibly become highly knowledgeable about a whole country or region. Therefore many local governments, especially in Europe, have chosen to assure the integrity of the local culture by licensing only those guides who have had a formal education and have proved to be knowledgeable and qualified to represent their area or city. Tours conducted by City Guides are often intense and detailed.
All our private tours and excursions may be customized to best suit individual requests and special interests
Please take a note that if you use a guide to the capacity of seats of the vehicles is reduced of one place
Always dress respectfully when visiting religious monuments; local custom requires covering knees and shoulders.
Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
The vehicle and driver will be at your complete disposal for the entire duration of the tour.
Walking is very limited unlike bus tour where you must walk most of the day following your guide's flag.
Transportation is provided by licensed insured professional drivers and vehicles only, who are qualified to perform public transportation services all over Europe
 

STANDARD CAR AND ENGLISH SPEAKING DRIVER GUIDE UP TO 3 PASSENGERS

VAN AND ENGLISH SPEAKING DRIVER GUIDE
UP TO 6 PASSENGERS
VAN/BUS AND ENGLISH SPEAKING DRIVER GUIDE
UP TO 8 PASSENGERS
MINIBUS UP TO 15 PASSENGERS AVAILABLE ONLY WITH TOUR LEADER
5 hrs EUR 275,00
Extra hour EUR 55,00 p/h
5 hrs EUR 325,00
Extra hour EUR 65,00 p/h
5 hrs EUR 375,00
Extra hour EUR 75,00 p/h
5 hrs EUR 500,00
Extra hour EUR 100,00 p/h
STANDARD CAR AND ENGLISH SPEAKING DRIVER
UP TO 3 PASSENGERS
VAN AND ENGLISH SPEAKING DRIVER
UP TO 6 PASSENGERS
VAN/BUS AND ENGLISH SPEAKING DRIVER
UP TO 8 PASSENGERS
NOT AVAILABLE
5 hrs EUR 220,00
Extra hour EUR 44,00 p/h
5 hrs EUR 260,00
Extra hour EUR 52,00 p/h
5 hrs EUR 300,00
Extra hour EUR 60,00 p/h
NOT AVAILABLE
STANDARD CAR AND ENGLISH SPEAKING LICENSED GUIDE
UP TO 2 PASSENGERS
VAN AND ENGLISH SPEAKING LICENSED GUIDE
UP TO 5 PASSENGERS
VAN/BUS AND ENGLISH SPEAKING LICENSED GUIDE
UP TO 7 PASSENGERS
MINIBUS AND ENGLISH SPEAKING LICENSED GUIDE
UP TO 15 PASSENGERS
5 hrs EUR 470,00
Extra hour EUR 94,00 p/h
5 hrs EUR 510,00
Extra hour EUR 102,00 p/h
5 hrs EUR 600,00
Extra hour EUR 120,00 p/h
5 hrs EUR 675,00
Extra hour EUR 135,00 p/h

*price are intended per car and not per person

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How to book your private Rome tour

Reserve this shuttle tour with our online reservation form. Upon receipt of your request you will receive a booking confirmation by email
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Payments

All rates are quoted in EURO considering per vehicle and not per person
Payment can be made cash (dollars and/or Euro) or travellers cheque at the end of the service or prepaid with pay pal.
All not cash payments are subject to a 5% administrative surcharge

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Cancellation policy

Cancellation of your excursion is free of charge up to 48 hours prior to the service. Full rate 100%  will be charged in case of NO SHOW or late cancellation

Reservation terms

The tour sequence may be changed to avoid traffic or demonstration congestions, that are frequent in Rome, but will always cover the mentioned sites
Our company does not accept responsibility for any accident regarding theft or damages during the course of our tours
Rates include taxes, tolls, fuel and parking fees
The excursion don’t include client’s meals , food and beverage,  gratuities (gratuities are at the clients discretion) entrance fees to museums and monuments unless otherwise noted on the programs
Entrance to the Colosseum is 11 € (flexible entrance tickets)
Basic entrance to the Vatican Museum is 14 € (flexible entrance tickets)
Entrance to the Catacombs is 6 € (flexible entrance tickets)

Colosseum Travel Limousine Service is an N.C.C. Tour Company based in Rome. P.I. 08384931005
All guide services and ticket reservations for Colosseum Travel Limousine service are operated by
Papinga Srl (official Travel Agent and Tour Operator) Licence of Rome n.7197 of 27th November 2006 P.I. 08304881009. Papinga Srl Travel Via delle Fornaci 38/A 00165 Rome Italy
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