Guided tour

Frascati Wine Road from Rome: Tasting & Lunch

4.7 / 5

79 reviews

Activity provider: When In Rome Tours

Frascati Wine Road from Rome: Tasting & Lunch

Activity provider: When In Rome Tours

From US$ 99 per person

Take the 30 minute train from Rome to Frascati, heart of the Lazio wine region. Visit an iconic family-owned winery, taste fantastic local wines, explore the lovely town of Frascati, and savor a delicious lunch at a traditional trattoria.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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English

Experience

Highlights
  • Experience rustic vineyard walks and wine tastings aplenty
  • Enjoy a great lunch with more wine followed by free time for shopping and strolling
  • Taste your way through Frascati shops and bakeries with a local sommelier and foodie guide
Full description

Your guide will meet you as you arrive at Frascati train station. Once introductions are made, your local guide and sommelier will lead you on a walking tour of the shops and botteghe in Frascati, tasting local specialties all along the way.

Taste revered local delicacies such as roasted pork (porchetta), biscotti just out of the antique wood-fired oven, and jug wine from the oldest bakery and tavern in town.

Oldest meaning hundreds of years old yet still adhering to the age-old traditions that render their products unlike any other. Be sure to leave plenty of room as the best is yet to come. Transportation will be provided to the Old Frascati Vineyard, a historic and renowned family-owned winery that has been producing wine in the region for seven generations.

Explore the grounds together, wandering amongst hand-tended vines, then look inside the 'secret' underground laboratories used to hide persecuted families during world war 2 and used today to store wine. Follow with a guided tasting of each of the winery's products, including Frascati Superiore DOCG white wine, Vagnolo IGP red wine, and Frascati DOC White Wine. Savor the family's extra virgin olive oils paired with a selection of delicious bread. Bid farewell to the winery and swap vineyards for lunch in a hand-picked trattoria featuring the very best cured meats, cheeses, oils, breads, and pasta, and of course - more wine. After lunch and espresso, wave goodbye to your hosts and head back to Rome.

Includes
  • Vineyard tour and wine tastings
  • Free time in Frascati
  • Full lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Personal extras
  • Round Trip train tickets from Rome (instructions for which will be provided at the time of booking)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Your guide will be on the platform at Frascati Train Station as your train arrives from Rome at 10:19 AM. As you get off the train, remain on the platform — your guide will meet you there.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking along with easy indications for round trip train reservations
  • Sturdy, comfortable footwear advised
  • Tour does not run on public holidays
  • Activity level: easy
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 79 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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Great day trip from Rome. Proprietor was extremely knowledgeable but a little challenging to understand at times due to her accent. Communication could have been better regarding the flow of things such as the garden tasting would proceed lunch at a restaurant in town. Also that everything is closed in town so an earlier train is preferable for return to Rome. Otherwise, nice experience!

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October 30, 2022

Easy train trip - good instructions on what time to book and arrive- received good email advance reminder- the guide “Daniella” was super friendly and engaging- we even had the bonus expert of a young man from Manchester “Ryan” proposing to his girlfriend “Rachel”- it was super romantic and magical!

October 30, 2022

Well worth a visit! Absolutely fantastic wine tasting experience is cellar caves. October is such a scenic time to visit with green overhead vines, and ripe olive trees. We loved this tour more than a Tuscany day tour. You make your own way by train to Frascati & the tour guide was easy to locate on platform (it’s a small station). You then board a car to travel to a Frascati family vineyard. We loved every minute! Then back to old town for a small tour and authentic lunch. There’s generous wine available on this tour vs other tours (ie. half/full glasses, vs a small pour). Highly recommend. For those with limited mobility there are many stairs to return to the train station.

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October 21, 2022

Product ID: 172221