Need to escape the sweltering summer heat and chaos of Rome? Take the day off from sightseeing and treat yourself to a day trip from Rome to the locals’ favorite beach, known for its picturesque setting at the foot of a seaside village: Sperlonga. Personalize your day at the beach with a lunch of fresh, local seafood or a boat tour exploring the coves and grottoes along the stunning coastline.
Relaxing Beach Day Trip from Rome to Sperlonga
The Sperlonga Beach 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 (6:45AM). 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’s 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 and organize activities.
One activity we highly recommend, sea conditions permitting, is a 1.5 hour small boat tour of Sperlonga’s coastline (30 euro per person extra). 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 with 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, Sperlongastill 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 approx. 7 hours to enjoy the day in Sperlonga before our driver picks us up at 5:00PM to head back to Rome.
Special Note: Due to the unique nature of this tour, we ask that our customers remain aware of the possibility of last minute cancellations due to traffic, strikes, weather and rough seas. Please call +39 334 960 9137 within 24 hours of your scheduled departure to confirm your tour will be going forward. For all tours cancelled due to traffic, strikes or weather an alternative will be offered or a free change of date. Where neither are possible, a full refund will be offered.
- All minors under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a paying adult.
- If you are travelling with a young child (0-12), please alert the staff at the time of your booking so that we can better accomodate you.
- We highly recommend you bring sun protection, swimsuits and beach towels.
Please note: This schedule is indicative and timings and stops may vary according to traffic and weather.
06:45 AM Departure from our Central Rome office
09:45 AM Arrival in Sperlonga Beach
05:00 PM Pick up from Sperlonga Beach
08:00 PM Return to our Central Rome office
Things to Bring
- Sun Protection
- Bathing Suit / Towel
- Light Jacket
- English-speaking Tour Leader
- Round-trip air conditioned transportation to/from Sperlonga Beach
- Beach lounge chair (one per person)
- Large beach umbrella (one per two people)
- Access to beach property services and facilities including hot and cold showers, toilets, beach tennis courts and more.
- Swimming Gear
- Food & Beverages
In order to be eligible for a full refund your tour must be modified/cancelled by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (+39 334 960 9137) no less than 72 hours before your scheduled departure time.
Special Note: Due to the unique nature of this tour, we ask that our customers remain aware of the possibility of last minute cancellations due to traffic, strikes and weather. Please call +39 334 960 9137 within 24 hours of your scheduled departure to confirm your tour will be going forward. For all tours cancelled due to traffic, strikes or weather an alternative will be offered or a free change of date. Where neither are possible, a full refund will be offered.
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thurs
from May 15, 2015 – September 31, 2015
This day trip does not operate from October 1 – May 14
Pickup / Departure
Please arrive at our central Rome office no later than 6:30AM for a prompt 6:45AM departure. Our office is coveniently located within 400 meters of the Colosseum.
EcoArt / Rome by Segway Office
Via Celimontana 30/32 Roma (RM) 00184
Due to a strict schedule, late arrivals cannot be accommodated and may not be entitled to a full refund.
EcoArt / Rome by Segway Office
Via Celimontana 30/32 Rome (RM) 00184
Estimated return time is 8:00PM and may vary due to traffic conditions.