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Castel Gandolfo Lake Kayak and Swim Tour

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  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Castel Gandolfo sits above the placid waters of Lake Albano, rich in history and natural beauty. With this tour, glide along the lakeshore in a single or double kayak to admire sites dating back thousands of years, from the remains of a prehistoric village and ancient Roman port to the spot where popes would once dive into the crystalline lake from their nearby summer palace.
  • Experience Lake Albano from the water with a guided kayak tour
  • An introductory lesson to learn how to paddle and maneuver your kayak
  • Admire historic sights along the lakeshore and stop to take a dip
  • A small-group activity suitable for all ages and skill levels

What's Included

  • Local guide
  • Private tour
  • Snacks
  • Hotel pickup
  • Remember to bring a change of your clothes,sometimes they might get a little wet with drops.

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Via Spiaggia del Lago, 18
    Via Spiaggia del Lago, 18, 00040 Castel Gandolfo RM, Italy

    The meeting point is at the Beach in front of Saroli Tennis Club

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

We can pickup you in Rome at the subway station of Anagnina - subway red line directly connected with Termini Central Station - The pick up point is in front of the Old Blu Train wagon

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Operated by Canoa Kayak Academy

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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258 reviews
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Beautiful, easy-going, perfect
chloe_w, Mar 2023
Amazing trip! Everyone should do this! Alex was a great guide, helpful, chatty and friendly. We opted to be picked up from the metro stop, was so easy getting out of Rome city centre, and the transport provided made this trip so easy to get to. Beautiful lake, easy to use kayaks, and amazing homemade food, what more could you want. Perfect end to a city break.
Fun exercise!
Ronda_S, Oct 2022
Michael was a great guide. Even though it rained on us a little, the rain stopped and we had a good time.
Do it!
Leon_D, Jul 2022
Honestly such a great deal considering the price. We had an absolutely fantastic day. A beautiful guided kayaking tour with the guides sharing the history of the lake as we went. Then we stopped for a swim and some pizza! We also had the option to stay longer at the lake for the day and they dropped us back to the train station later on that day with absolutely no hassle. Lovely people and a lovely day! Highly recommend
Incredible trip
Charlie_H, Jul 2022
Definitely recommend this kayak trip! You kayak around the lake that used to be a volcano! We seen turtles and had the best pizza when we took a stop! The guide was super helpful and a great guy, worth a go to take a trip away from busy Rome
Relatively short drive to...
Maan_A, Jul 2022
Relatively short drive to the lake and the tour was as expected. Temperature of the lake was a welcome relief from the heat around Rome.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Naomi_A, Jul 2022
Francesco was amazing - told us so much about the lake and didn’t even realise that it’s actually an old volcano! They picked us up from the train station and took us back, we had the best slice of pizza I’ve ever had, and saw turtles while having a swim in the lake. Honestly the best trip out of Rome loved it!
A very nice experience !...
Daryl_L, Jun 2022
A very nice experience ! The guides were really kind and thoughtful ! The lake is really beautiful and blue
So good I didn't want it to end
Nimita_V, Jun 2022
Absolutely incredible! I had never done Kayaking before and our guides Alexander and Alessandra were so good. Super clear when guiding me and after 10 mins max I was fully confident. The lake is beautiful and I had the best day, I didn't want it to end. Would highly recommend.
So much fun! Everything...
Julie_B, Jun 2022
So much fun! Everything was beautiful. The water was perfect. Kayaking was easy. Loved every moment!
Blessings_C, May 2022
I really enjoyed this new experience and the support I got from the tour guide . It was fun and I would definitely go again
Interesting and fun
Kristie_E, May 2022
This was a fab day to break up visiting Rome and escape the city. Stafano is a great your guide and knowledgeable about the area.
Really friendly...
Scarlett_B, Mar 2022
Really friendly instructors, lovely view and reasonable price definitely makes a great day out 10/10
Well worth it!
Michael_T, Aug 2021
Luca was very interesting to listen to as he described the history and geology of the lake and area. Definitely keen to return and hire a kayak for a day and explore some more.
Kayak and swim tour
Daniella_R, Aug 2020
Great tour. Micheal the guide Was amazing, really lovely guy and great information. The swimming stop was amazing and we even saw turtles. I would highly recommend.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Wonderful tour with superhost
Explorer672474, Nov 2019
We enjoyed the tour very much, the lake is beautiful, the guide gave his all to give us a great experience. We definitely recommend.
Response from Host, Nov 2019
Thanks a lot !!!
chantal_g, Jul 2022
Un très beau moment, surtout avec la météo a Rome. Ensuite, nous avons visité le village de Gandolfo et pris le train pour revenir. Nous le recommandons. Les restaurants sont charmants et la nourriture variée. Le proprio, Alex, est super charmant. Il nous a offert de la pizz, mais debout. Des tables a pique-nique seraient un plus.
Compleanno in kayak
Barbara_K, Oct 2020
Ho deciso di comprare due voucher per il compleanno del mio ragazzo ed è stato tutto fantastico. Le attività vengono svolte in totale sicurezza e con le giuste precauzioni. Personale molto competente e preparato!
Response from Host, Dec 2020
Grazie mille !!! Tornate presto


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