Water activity

From Rome: Castel Gandolfo Kayak and Swimming Lake Tour

4.8 / 5

86 reviews

Activity provider: Canoa Kayak Academy

From Rome: Castel Gandolfo Kayak and Swimming Lake Tour

Activity provider: Canoa Kayak Academy

From US$ 47.43 per person

Take a dip in the history of Castel Gandolfo from a unique perspective, with a peaceful kayak lake tour. Enjoy interesting stops with an informative guide who will help you with your kayaking technique and tell you all about the lake along the way.

About this activity

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Duration 3 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Italian
Pickup included
For the morning 10:30 AM tour, you can get picked up from Rome's Anagnina Subway Station (red subway line) at 9:30 AM or at from the lake at Via Spiaggia del Lago 17/b alle at 10:15 AM. The pickup for the afternoon 3:30 PM tour starts at 2:30 PM. If meeting at Rome's Anagnina Subway Station, meet in front of the old train wagon inside the subway, the old monumental wagon is positioned exactly in front of the subway exit.

Experience

Highlights
  • Kayak between history and nature on a beautiful lake
  • Hear stories about the lake and receive paddling tips from your guide
  • Enjoy pristine nature just a short distance from Rome
Full description
Immerse yourself in the history and nature of this peaceful lake, located just a short distance from Rome, on a kayak tour with plenty of interesting stops and technical kayaking tips. After a quick paddling, navigation and communication lesson, you will begin your tour of the lake. Stops will include the village of the millstones, the Roman port of the Villa of Domitian, the Trampoline of the Pope, and a beautiful beach reachable only by kayak, where you can swim if the weather is right. Along the way you will see the summer residence of the Popes, atop the mountain of Castel Gandolfo and surrounded by untouched nature. You can Listen to the sound of local wildlife and the water lapping, a unique and unforgettable experience so close to Rome. Your guide will provide technical assistance throughout the tour, and offer stories and anecdotes about the lake. After arriving back at the starting point, you will have the opportunity to take a shower before heading back to the capital.
Includes
  • Kayak and paddle
  • Life jacket
  • Waterproof bag
  • Bottled water
  • Transportation from Rome
  • GoPro camera
  • Sun hat
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Sun hat
  • Towel
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 86 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
    4.5/5

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It was my first time experiencing kayaking The instructor Flávio was very helpful and very kind - it was just the two of us that day but we had an amazing time. It’s an extremely peaceful meditative experience being on the big open lake all to ourselves with the sun shining The instructions for the meeting point were very easy to follow and to find. Changing rooms are available at the location if needed also which was handy for afterwards. I’d recommend bringing some sandle’s/ flip flops and some shorts etc can get a little wet on the legs. Will 100% do it again and again everytime I visit Roma as well as any other country that I find this activity in! Grazie mille Flávio. Eccellente

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November 18, 2022

Vincenzo and Michael were wonderful, we were paired with one other couple and were treated to pizza on the lake. Both were extremely friendly and very accommodating, offering us recommendations for places to eat and drink in the city, whilst also telling us about the local culture of the lake. Would definitely recommend, a real highlight of our trip.

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November 12, 2022

Excellent trip if you are in Rome and want to escape from the mayhem for a few hours. The lake sits in a dormant volcano and has some absolutely breath taking views. The instructor I had was very nice and as-well as being a great kayaking teacher he was also very knowledgeable about the surrounding area. I would highly recommend this trip.

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November 1, 2022

Product ID: 193553