Water activity

From Rome: Castel Gandolfo Kayak and Swimming Lake Tour

4.8 / 5

95 reviews

Activity provider: Canoa Kayak Academy
Water activity

From Rome: Castel Gandolfo Kayak and Swimming Lake Tour

Activity provider: Canoa Kayak Academy
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From US$ 49.07 per person

Likely to sell out

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.

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Duration 3 hours
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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.


  • 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.
  • Kayak and paddle
  • Life jacket
  • Waterproof bag
  • Bottled water
  • Transportation from Rome
  • GoPro camera
  • Sun hat
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users

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What to bring

  • Sun hat
  • Towel
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 95 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Service
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Efficient booking, easy to find and travel to. Great value and a nice peaceful experience compared to the hustle and bustle of Rome. My guide Stephano was very knowledgeable about the area and the history of the lake. Really enjoyed my day and even though I was the only person booked that day they did not cancel. Would definitely recommend

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February 25, 2023

This experience was absolutely amazing. First time kayaking and Alex, the instructor, was unbelievably friendly and helpful to get going with the activity, and gave insightful information about the local area and Italy which was a huge added bonus as tourists to the area. He is also generally really nice to talk to. Would do it again, it is fantastic!

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December 20, 2022

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

Product ID: 193553