Castles and Lakes with Driver Private Shore Excursion for Cruisers

The Roman countryside is one of the most beautiful, relaxing and peaceful areas of the surrounding area of Rome, and oftentimes underrated by the average tourist, but often sought after by discerning visitors seeking off the tourist beaten path treasures.
On this private shore excursion from Civitavecchia you'll be taken by surprise because of the unspoiled countryside that you will enjoy as you travel to Bracciano to visit the famous Renaissance Castle and admire its pristine Lake Bracciano, experience a culinary delight inside the ancient Medieval hilltop fortress of Ceri, and then explore the ancient and mysterious Etruscan civilization inside the Banditaccia Necropolis in Cerverteri.

This is as Tour By Car with only an English Speaking Driver (it does NOT include Tour Guides or Walking Tours).
Italian laws permits only licensed tour guides to accompany guests on foot to sightsee. To comply with these strict laws, Driver will wait for you with the vehicle while you SELF TOUR.

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  • What's included :
    • Deluxe Mercedes Benz Vehicle
    • Private transportation
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • English Speaking Professional Driver
    • Bottled water
    • Parking Fees
    • Fuel surcharge
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
    • Lunch
    • Admission fees and Entry Tickets
    • Tour Guide / Walking Tour
    • Entry/Admission - Castello Odescalchi di Bracciano
    • Entry/Admission - Necropoli della Banditaccia
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Castello Odescalchi di Bracciano, Piazza Giuseppe Mazzini 14, 00062, Bracciano Italy

    This 16th-century castle is in unbelievable condition and still owned by the Odescalchi family. The castle became famous worldwide when American film star Tom Cruise married Katie Holmes at the castle in November 2006.
    You will have the opportunity to tour the castle and its impressive rooms that were once the private quarters of Kings, Popes, and Lords of the Renaissance era.
    Entry admission to Odescalchi Castle is currently 8.50 Euros per person. Tickets can be purchased upon visiting the site.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Lago di Bracciano, Italy

    A drive to the lake shore will follow so that you can see the dazzling beauty of Bracciano Lake from the promenade along the beach.
    Originally a volcanic crater, this one of the cleanest lakes in Italy due to the absence of motor boats and strict rules against pollution. Its beaches attract visitors who prefer to relax, swim, sail, canoe, and generally escape hustle and bustle of most crowded seaside beaches.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Borgo di Ceri, Piazza Immacolata, 00052 Ceri, Cerveteri Italy

    Ceri is a 13th-century town with fortified walls that gives it the appearance of a medieval fortress isolated on top of a steep hill of tufa, a type of limestone that is very common in Italy.
    Its medieval past dominating the present becomes apparent the moment we arrive at the bottom of the hill. The only street that passes through the fortified wall and leads you into town is wide enough for just a single vehicle to pass through at a time. This rare traffic problem was resolved by installing two traffic lights: one at the entrance into the town, and one where the street ends in the main square. Enjoy a nice homemade lunch in one of the family-owned restaurants for a great taste of the real Italian Cusine.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Santuario Madonna Di Ceri, Piazza Immacolata 38, 00052 Ceri, Cerveteri Italy

    This Sanctuary is a very special place for the locals. The Virgin Mary for whom this Sanctuary is named is known for her intercession and helping people who are experiencing difficulties.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Necropoli della Banditaccia, Via della Necropoli 43/45, 00052, Cerveteri Italy

    The Banditaccia Necropolis is significant not only because it is the largest ancient necropolis in the Mediterranean area, but also because it contains some of the only examples of Etruscan residential architecture surviving to this day.
    Although none of the Etruscan homes survived to this day, you can see the types of homes Etruscans lived in just by walking into their tombs! Considered permanent homes for the dead, the tombs were carved to resemble the interior of residential homes, lavishly designed with a gabled roof, crossbeam, stone couches, chairs, and other architectural details.
    Entry admission to Cerveteri Baditaccia Etruscan Necropolis is currently €10 per person.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Your English speaking driver will pick you up at the pier in front of your ship at 7:30 AM and will return you back to the port at around 5:00 PM.Ports
    • Civitavecchia Port of Rome
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 1 to 3 passengers 7/15/2019 - 10/26/2021
    Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    7 to 8 passengers 7/15/2019 - 10/26/2021
    Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    4 to 6 passengers 7/15/2019 - 10/26/2021
    Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
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    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Walking on uneven terrain is required in some areas
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Stefano Rome Day Tours

Activity ID: V-175082P5

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