Water activity

From Rome: Castel Gandolfo Kayak and Swimming Lake Tour

4.8 / 5

37 reviews

Activity provider: Canoa Kayak Academy

From Rome: Castel Gandolfo Kayak and Swimming Lake Tour

Activity provider: Canoa Kayak Academy
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From US$ 47.63 per person

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.

About this activity

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Duration 3 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Italian
Pickup included
Please state if you will meet the tour at Rome's Anagnina Subway Station (red subway line) at 9:30 AM or at the lake at Via Spiaggia del Lago 17/b alle at 10:15 AM. 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.
Private group


  • 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
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sun hat
  • Towel
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 37 reviews

Review summary

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The experience was amazing. A paradise just a few kilometres outside Rome. Guys are kind and friendly. They picked us up at Anagnina subway station and then they brought us back at the same point. During the tour they showed us the story of the lake and how to use the kayak and then we ate some pizza all together. It lasted 3 hours. So, if you are going to Rome, you have to try it!!!!

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June 25, 2022

Was a nice experience especially for a change from the busy city. Seen from Rome it is quite a bit of travel. First (we) with a taxi to a metro station on the edge of the city +/- 25 min. Then with a (very old) van from the pick-up point to the lake +/- 25 min.

June 1, 2022

The best experience we have had in Rome. Getting out of the city for a day was incredible. Our tour guide Michael was the perfect combination of relaxed and knowledgable. He allowed you to to your own thing whilst in the boats, kept at a pace that worked for everyone, took us to a beautiful mooring for swimming and even managed to guide us towards some tortoise. Overall, the best thing we have done by far!!!!!! We cannot recommend this enough! If you need a break from the heat this is only 30 minutes outside of the city and defiantly worth the money!!!

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June 1, 2022

Product ID: 193553