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Bracciano Guided Tour with Odescalchi Castle and Lunch – From Rome

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Key Highlights

  • Experience the serene Roman countryside as you stroll along the lanes of Bracciano
  • Explore the famous medieval feudal fortress of Odescalchi Castle
  • Privileged access to the Princess’ secret garden and private rooms that are not open to the general public
  • Three course lunch with a glass of wine in a local restaurant overlooking Lake Bracciano
  • English speaking, expert local guide with audio headsets
  • Round trip transport from Rome in a comfortable air-conditioned coach
  • Our local partner for this tour has been awarded the TripAdvisor certificate of excellence
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    01 Apr 16 - 31 Oct 16: Tuesday & Friday


    6 hours

    Start time


    Meeting Point

    At the centre of Piazza del Popolo, by the large fountain with the lions and the obelisk.
    The nearest metro stop is Flaminio (Line A).
    GPS Coordinates: 41.910737, 12.476316
    Meeting Point: See on map
    Please reach meeting point 15 minutes prior the departure time.

    Ending Point

    Viale Washington, near Piazza del Popolo.

  • Overview & Itinerary


    Experience the tranquility of the Roman countryside with this tour that takes you past the rolling hills and open field streams in an air-conditioned coach to the picturesque town of Bracciano.

    This tour takes you to the feudal fortress Odescalchi Castle, the venue for many celebrity weddings including that of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. The tour offers exclusive access to the Princess’ private chambers and secret garden which are otherwise not open to general public. An expert local guide will bring the rich and vibrant history of the fort to life with interactive and educational commentary.

    You will be given audio headsets that ensures that you don’t miss out any interesting tales and anecdotes narrated by the local guide.

    Take your own time to explore the beautiful streets of this charming Italian town visiting local shops. The tour also includes an exquisite three course lunch along with a glass of wine in an authentic Italian restaurant overlooking the scenic Lake Bracciano.


    Enjoy a half day tour to the beautiful town of Bracciano and visit the Odescalchi Castle, shop at the local market and enjoy a meal at an authentic Italian restaurant.

    Meet your local guide at the centre of Piazza del Popolo, next to the large fountain with the lions and the obelisk.

    The tour lasts approximately six hours during which you will explore the classic architecture of the enchanting Odescalchi Castle located atop a hill overlooking Lake Bracciano.

    With our exclusive partnership, this tour gives you the opportunity to enter the Princess’ private chambers and visit the secret garden which has been the venue of many celebrity weddings. The English speaking, expert guide will narrate stories of the royal family that resided in this magnanimous 15th century monument.

    Next, you will visit the local markets where you may purchase souvenirs to take back home. Allow yourself to be captivated by this lovely town and enjoy your time while walking along the beautiful passageways to discover novel enchantments!

    During the course of the tour, savour a three course meal with wine or soft drinks at a restaurant overlooking Lake Bracciano.

    After lunch, you’ll be transported back to Rome by early afternoon in an air-conditioned coach. The tour ends at Viale Washington, near Piazza del Popolo.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Expert local guide
    • Round-trip transport from Rome in an air-conditioned coach
    • 3-course lunch meal including a glass of wine or soft drinks
    • Entrance fees and exclusive access tour to Odescalchi castle


    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all details.

    It is the responsibility of all visitors to be at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure. Guests arriving after departure cannot be accommodated and missed tours or tickets cannot be refunded.

    We strongly recommend you consult a map before leaving for the meeting point.
    Please inform us in advance of the tour of any special dietary requirements.

    Our guides at the meeting point will have a City Wonders sign with the name of the tour for easy recognition.

    Voucher Information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher (showing your voucher on smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given to customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.Unfortunately this tour is not suitable for those with mobility problems. We are also unable to accommodate strollers or baby carriages on our group tours.Our local partners reserve the right to refuse participation on its tours to any guest under the influence of drugs or alcohol or to any guest whose behaviour is disorderly, or poses a threat to other guests or the staff.