Highlights / General details
This seaside paradise is just over two hours south of Rome but a world away from the heat and chaos of the Roman summer. To avoid traffic, we’ll be on our way with an early start (6:45pm). As we work our way down the coast of southern Lazio your Tour Leader will fill you in on Sperlonga’s colorful history and will offer suggestions of how to make the most of your day. Once arrived, our driver will leave us on top of the limestone promontory that characterizes Sperlonga, with stunning, dominating views over its two main beaches.
You’ll have some free time to grab a typical Italian breakfast alongside the locals or explore the meandering alleys and staircases of the whitewashed historic center before we make our way downhill to our hand-picked beach property, our base-camp for the day. Here in a picturesque corner of the beach nestled just beneath the historic center and close to Sperlonga’s tiny port, we’ll set you up with a private beach lounge chair (one per person) and a large beach umbrella (one per two people). From here, how to spend your day is up to you! Grab a cold drink from the bar and relax with a book beneath your umbrella, go for a refreshing swim in Sperlonga’s limpid waters or take a scenic walk along the shore to catch a glimpse of the Grotto of Tiberius. Your Tour Leader will be on hand throughout to day to make suggestions. One activity we highly recommend, sea conditions permitting, is a 1.5-hour small boat tour of Sperlonga’s coastline (Day Trip plus Boat Tour option).
From our boat, we’ll cruise past the ruins of centuries-old watchtowers, one used to look out for pirates and even the ancient via Flacca, an ancient Roman road which once served to connect the various coastal towns. You’ll encounter grottoes and even catch a glimpse of Gaeta in the distance. We’ll even have a swim stop in the crystalline sea before heading back to port. In the spirit of keeping the day as flexible as possible – lunch is not included. Your Tour Leader will be able to make lunch recommendations to suit any appetite, just ask! You can choose to go all-out with a lunch of fresh, local fish at a tiny restaurant overlooking the port or go for a simple pasta salad from the beach property’s kitchen. There are plenty of options to choose from.
Consistently cited as the most beautiful beach south of Rome, Sperlonga is an unspoiled haven. Popular with locals but little known amongst visitors from afar, Sperlonga still retains much of its original character as a small-town fishing village. A prestigious “Blue Banner” award recipient for 14 years in a row, Sperlonga continues to pass strict tests every year for water quality, recycling and facilities. The result? An idyllic beach paradise just a stone’s throw away from Rome that’s perfect for a relaxing day trip. We’ll have approximately 7 hours to enjoy the day in Sperlonga before our driver picks us up at 5:00pm to head back to Rome.
English-speaking tour leader; Air-conditioned, round-trip transportation to Sperlonga Beach; Umbrella (one per two people) and beach lounge chair (one per person) full-day rental; Optional 1.5 hour Boat Tour of Sperlonga coastline if purchased.
Hotel pick-up and drop-off; Gratuities; Swimming Gear, Bathing Suits, Towels, Sun Protection; Lunch; Optional Activities.
Hours of operation
Available Monday - Thursday at 6:45am from May - September.
Approximately 13 hours.
Departs from Via Celimontana 30/32 (just a 5 minute walk from the Colosseum).
We highly recommend you bring sun protection.
All minors under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a paying adult. If you are traveling with a young child (0-12), please inform us at the time of your booking.
There is a minimum requirement of 2 passengers per booking.
Guests must reach meeting point 15 minutes prior departure.
For all tours cancelled due to traffic, strikes or weather an alternative will be offered or a free change of date.
Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.
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