Bracciano

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  • Civitavecchia: Odescalchi Castle and Air Craft Museum Tour

    1. Civitavecchia: Odescalchi Castle and Air Craft Museum Tour

    This day trip to Bracciano takes you to an iconic castle, the historic city center, and the beautiful countryside. You'll begin your experience by visiting the Air Craft Historical Museum, which sits on a lake and hosts beautiful and unique planes from 1912 to 1990. You'll then take a guided tour of the Orsini-Odescalchi Castle, which is an icon of the power and prosperity of its lords. Built in the early 5th century A.D., the castle has now become a popular place for parties, with actor Tom Cruise choosing it for his marriage to Katie Holmes. After taking the time to explore the castle, take a short walking tour through the historic center of Bracciano, before finally reaching the Belvedere Della Sentinella. Once there, take the unique opportunity to enjoy the breathtaking view of the lake and the surrounding countryside. You will finally complete your tour by renewing your energy wit...

  • Bracciano: Half-Day Odescalchi Castle & Town Tour with Lunch

    2. Bracciano: Half-Day Odescalchi Castle & Town Tour with Lunch

    Start your tour with a guided visit of the Orsini-Odescalchi Castle, an icon of the power and the prosperity of its Lords. Constructed at the beginning of the 5th century A.D., the castle has now become a famous location for parties, with actor Tom Cruise choosing it for his wedding with Katie Holmes.  After you have taken the time to explore the castle, take a short walking tour through the historic center of Bracciano, and finally reach the Belvedere della Sentinella.  Once there, take the unique opportunity to enjoy the breathtaking view of the lake and the surrounding countryside below. Finally, round off your tour by replenishing your energy with lunch in a typical restaurant with local products.

    Go outside port drop off. Look for your name immediately On small sign. Away from Crowded bus tours. See authentic small town, meet the local meat & cheese man..very hospitable. Lake is warm for swimming. Erna was great showing us the sites. Thank you Erna ! We could not finish the outstanding Italian lunch. Catered to vegetarians! Boat did not make port until next day and GYG made a call to arranged the tour again ! In 5 minutes ! AT NO EXTRA COST. 12 day cruise....a tour each port....By far the two GYG Tours were the most Authentic and enjoyable. Thank you GYG for connecting us with guides like Erna! I am sold on GYG.

  • From Rome: Private Countryside Tour

    3. From Rome: Private Countryside Tour

    Enjoy the comfort and convenience of hotel pickup and private transportation to the gorgeous countryside surrounding Rome. Get off the beaten path and out of the city to experience the region as a whole. Sit back and relax as your English-speaking driver takes you from stop to stop and explore each site at your own pace while your driver waits for you in the car.  Head first to Castello Orsini-Odescalchi Castle, a famous Renaissance castle perched on the shore of Lake Bracciano. Admire the view of one of the largest and best maintained castles in Italy before strolling by the water of the volcanic lake. Then drive to the ancient Medieval hilltop fortress of Ceri and enjoy a gourmet local treat in the historic surroundings. Learn about ancient Etruscan civilization at the Banditaccia Necropolis in Cerverteri. Check out the impressive frescoes decorating the collection of thousands of to...

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5.0 / 5

based on 4 reviews

Go outside port drop off. Look for your name immediately On small sign. Away from Crowded bus tours. See authentic small town, meet the local meat & cheese man..very hospitable. Lake is warm for swimming. Erna was great showing us the sites. Thank you Erna ! We could not finish the outstanding Italian lunch. Catered to vegetarians! Boat did not make port until next day and GYG made a call to arranged the tour again ! In 5 minutes ! AT NO EXTRA COST. 12 day cruise....a tour each port....By far the two GYG Tours were the most Authentic and enjoyable. Thank you GYG for connecting us with guides like Erna! I am sold on GYG.

Wonderful Day- Loved Bracciano and the Castle

Andrea was a great guide. He could not have provided for a nicer day, doing something new rather than going into Rome for the day. We loved the drive along the Ocean to Bracciano. The visit to Odescalchi Castle was well worth it, both interesting and not at all crowded. Lunch in town was good and we had the opportunity to drive along the lakeshore beaches and take a walk on the lakeshore Boardwalk (and have a gelato) in the next town of Trevignano Romano before returning to Civitavecchia. We loved learning the history of the area and ideas for a future trip. Thanks Andrea!

The tour is a glorious immersion in countryside beyond Rome!

We had a fantastic post-cruise excursion to Lake Bracciano. We were thrilled that the tour could be customized to accommodate some physical limitations and an airport drop off. Our guide, Andrea, took us to the best locations to experience the treasures of the past and the beauty of the region today. The day was perfectly planned with the admission fee and lunch at a charming restaurant with regional specialties included. We could not have had a better experience!

Great alternative out of conventional circuit.

Andrea very nice and attentive that makes the visit a very good experience, especially for those who already know traditional Rome. It included a typical lunch and an extra visit to the beautiful city of Tarquinea, culturally very interesting.