Rome Cruises & boat tours

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From Rome: Evening Cruise with Wine & Snacks on Tiber River

1. From Rome: Evening Cruise with Wine & Snacks on Tiber River

Board a double-decker boat for a round-trip cruise along Rome’s Tiber River complete with wine and appetizers. During the cruise, relax and enjoy the view as you listen to fascinating onboard commentary as well as relaxing music. Depart from Castel Sant'Angelo pier. Experience real Italian food served on large plates along with a glass of red or white wine, as per your preference. You can purchase extra wine and spirits onboard from a special selection on the drinks menu. Enjoy a selection of lasagna; a slice of pizza with mozzarella cheese, pachino, and oregano; chips and salted peanuts; fresh fruit, and almond biscuits. After the 24-hour hop-on hop-off river cruise, you can hop on board the next day for another cruise, this time stopping at the landmarks that interest you most.

Rome: Amalfi Coast Tour With Limoncello Tasting & Cruise

2. Rome: Amalfi Coast Tour With Limoncello Tasting & Cruise

Discover the wonders of the Amalfi Coast on this guided trip from Rome. Ride a train to Salerno and take in the passing sights on a ferry ride along the coast. Stop in Amalfi and visit a lemon orchard for a limoncello tasting. The day starts in Rome where you’ll catch a high-speed train to Salerno with your group of travelers and a tour leader. From there, hop on a ferry ride that takes you along the stunning Amalfi Coast. The first stop is Amalfi, where you’ll head up to a lovely lemon orchard and enjoy a tasting of one of the region’s most beloved products: the sweet, tangy liqueur called limoncello. The farm is perched above the town and offers stunning views out to sea. After the tasting, take advantage of free time to explore the town and, if you enjoyed your tasting, buy some limoncello.  Embark on another ferry ride along the epic coastline to your next stop, the neighboring town of Positano, a small fishing town that has long been the holiday destination of choice for VIPs, from the Romantic poets of the 19th century to today’s Hollywood stars. After an orientation walk with your guide, you’ll have two hours of free time. Browse the boutiques filled with world-famous beachwear, have leather sandals made to fit your feet, or enjoy a lunch of local delicacies at a seaside cafe (costs not included).  Don’t forget to bring your swimsuit, as there’s nothing nicer on a summer’s day than a dip in the sea. After you've gotten to know Positano, head back on the boat for a return cruise to Salerno where you’ll catch the train back to Rome.

From Rome: Ponza Island Day Trip with Boat Excursion

3. From Rome: Ponza Island Day Trip with Boat Excursion

Escape the heat of central Rome, and discover the crystal clear waters, breathtaking views, and relaxing ambiance of Ponza, a tiny Mediterranean island paradise just a few hours from the city. After checking in at the meeting point, board a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle for a quick transfer to the departure port. Here, catch the fast ferry direct to Ponza Island (ferry cost not included and must be paid on the day). Upon arrival, board the boat you'll call home for the day. You'll be greeted aboard by the captain. Then, set off on an itinerary defined by the day’s wind and sea conditions. Whatever the route, you’ll enjoy stops at some of the island's most beautiful grottoes and swimming spots. Famous for its crystal clear waters and stunning cliffs, Ponza is also full of legends that your captain will tell you about as you sail. Visit the grotto of Circe, the sorceress of Homer's “The Odyssey,” who turned Odysseus' men into animals.  Learn the heartbreaking true story of Lucia Rosa, whose name now lives on in one of Ponza's most beautiful swimming areas. When it's time for lunch, the crew will serve a simple but tasty "mariner's style" pasta lunch, prepared in the boat's kitchen. Lunch will be served on deck, with wine and beverages.  After, grab your beach towel and laze on deck as you enjoy the sea breeze. There is plenty to do on board and in the water. Your tour leader will be on hand to cater to your needs. At the end of the day, trade in your sea legs, and enjoy some time to shop on Ponza Island. Explore the typical alleys around the port area, or grab a glass of wine before your ferry departure back to the mainland. Here, a vehicle will be waiting to whisk you back to Rome.

Rome: Tiber River Cruise with Sushi and Cocktail

4. Rome: Tiber River Cruise with Sushi and Cocktail

Experience a modern twist on the classic aperitif cruise with this sushi and cocktail cruise on Rome's Tiber River. Feast on handmade sushi washed down with a refreshing cocktail as you pass by landmarks like St Peter’s Basilica and St Angelo Castle. Your ticket also includes a hop-on hop-off cruise. After boarding the boat near St Angelo castle, be welcomed by the crew and listen to chill background music as you set sail on the Tiber River. Sit down to a 5-pieces sushi selection. Choose from negroni, daiquiri, Manhattan, and classic aperitivo cocktails. Pass by attractions such as St Peter’s Basilica and St Angelo Castle as you dine, as well as some of the city's famous bridges. Your ticket is valid for a 24-hour hop-on hop-off river cruise after this experience, so you can hop on board the next day for another cruise, this time stopping at the landmarks that interest you most.

Rome: Guided Walking Tour and River Boat Ride

5. Rome: Guided Walking Tour and River Boat Ride

The journey begins in Rome's charming Trastevere neighborhood, where you will wander through the piazzas and cobblestone streets to an open-air market. Meet Emiliano, who has been running a stand in the market for decades and taste local gourmet products such as cured ham and cheese.  Next, see one of the oldest churches in Rome, the Basilica di Santa Maria, and admire its gilded murals and Cavallini mosaics. Head to the Tiber River and enjoy a 25-minute ride downstream to reach Sant'Angelo Bridge. Take in the views of St Peter's Basilica from Sant'Angelo Castle and regroup for the second part of the tour. Learn about the Via Dei Coronari, known locally as the artists' strip, and walk down to Navona Square to admire the Fountain of the Four Rivers, built by the famous Italian artist, Bernini. Hear about the history and legacy of the Pantheon from the outside before enjoying 1 hour of free time to explore the area and grab a snack at a nearby trattoria.  Finally, learn the history of the Trevi Fountain and make a wish by tossing a coin into its water. The guide will then drop the group off at the Spanish Steps and give recommendations of nearby areas.

From Civitavecchia Port: Classic Rome Cruise Shore Excusion

6. From Civitavecchia Port: Classic Rome Cruise Shore Excusion

Head to Rome on a 9-hour shore excursion from the Civitavecchia port. On this tour, priced for a group of up to 4 participants, you’ll see the city’s most important and popular landmarks and historic monuments. Start off your visit at St. Peter's Basilica, the imposing church at the center of the Catholic faith. Marvel at its ornate architecture, see the numerous tombs of popes, and admire the famous Pietà, the only sculpture ever signed by Michelangelo. Stroll across the Piazza Navona, one of the most noted squares in Rome and admire its impressive fountain that represents the 4 great rivers of the world. Next you’ll head to the Pantheon, one of the best preserved Roman monuments. Admire this temple to all the gods of Ancient Rome and hear interesting legends about the site. Enjoy a stroll down narrow alleyways and stop at a local restaurant for some delicious Italian cuisine, and finish off your meal with an ice cream near the magnificent Trevi Fountain. Be sure to toss a coin into the fountain, to guarantee your return to the Eternal City. Visit busy Venice Square, where Mussolini delivered his seemingly endless speeches. Take a walk along the Via dei Fori Imperiali, at the heart of ancient Roman social life, and finally, feast your eyes on the Coliseum, the symbol of Rome and one of the 7 Wonders of the World.

From Rome: Capri and Anacapri Guided Tour and Island Cruise

7. From Rome: Capri and Anacapri Guided Tour and Island Cruise

Discover the beauty of the island of Capri on this guided trip from Rome. Cross the Gulf of Naples and enjoy views of Mount Vesuvius, the Faraglioni, and more. Stop on the island for free time to explore, shop, and eat. Departing from Rome Termini station, make your way to Naples by high-speed train, where your driver will be waiting for you. Meet your driver and hop in the vehicle for a drive to the port, where your boat tour begins. During your boat tour, cross the Gulf of Naples and admire the beauty of the majestic Mount Vesuvius. Enter the breathtaking Marvellous Grotto, the White Grotto, and the Green Grotto. Along the way, see sights such as the Natural Arch, the Villa of Curzio Malaparte, the Lighthouse of Punta Carena, and the Faraglioni, passing through the famous Arch of Love. Later, enjoy a walking tour of Capri and Anacapri and see the main sights of each town. Stop for lunch at a traditional restaurant and get the chance to sample typical Capri cuisine. Before your departure, enjoy some free time for shopping and exploring the island at your own pace. Upon your return to Naples, you will make your own way back to Rome by high-speed train.

From Civitavecchia: Full-Day Rome Cruise Shore Excursion

8. From Civitavecchia: Full-Day Rome Cruise Shore Excursion

Enjoy a full-day tour of Rome, including lunch and round-trip transfers from the cruise terminal at Civitavecchia. Transfer to Rome city center by coach, stopping at the Vatican’s St Peter’s Square on arrival. Admire the dome of St Peter's Basilica and the colonnades by Bernini on St. Peter’s Square. Then, follow your guide along the cobbled streets of Italy’s ancient capital. Climb the Spanish Steps, linking Piazza di Spagna and Piazza Trinità dei Monti. Enjoy panoramic views from the top of the baroque staircase, before going to another baroque icon of Rome at the Trevi Fountain. Throw a coin into the fountain to ensure you one day return to Rome! Next, admire the domed temple of the Pantheon. See its well-preserved Corinthian columns. Break for lunch, before going to Piazza Venezia and Palatine Hill. Marvel at one of the largest archaeological sites in the world, before exploring the Roman Forum, site of the Roman Republic’s political, administrative, and religious life. Learn the history of the Roman Empire and the ruins that surround you. End at the mighty Colosseum, and see the remains the world's largest amphitheater. Imagine the battle scenes between the gladiators and fearsome beasts, put on for the public and emperors. Walk around the still-imposing exterior, before boarding the coach for the return transfer to Civitavecchia.

From Civitavecchia: Private Cruise Shore Excursion to Rome

9. From Civitavecchia: Private Cruise Shore Excursion to Rome

See the highlights of Rome on a private full-day shore excursion from Civitavecchia Port, with round-trip transfers directly from and to your cruise ship. With the option of skip-the-line entry to the Vatican and Colosseum, discover the legends of Rome and the Vatican City. Your driver will pick you up at 08:00 for the 80-minute drive to the Eternal City, stopping at the Colosseum; site of legendary gladiatorial contests. Once able to seat up to 50,000 Roman citizens, to skip the long lines, your guide can reserve tickets in advance. Drive to the Circus Maximus and Palatine Hill. With views across the Roman Forum, continue to Capitoline Hill, once the citadel of Ancient Rome. Next, go to Piazza Venezia to see the National Monument to Victor Emmanuel II. Other highlights include the Pantheon, temple to all the gods of Rome. Go inside the best preserved monument of the Imperial City and see the honeycomb rotunda and dome. Stop at the Trevi Fountain and drive by the Spanish Steps. After lunch, explore the sights of the Vatican City, including the Sistine Chapel and masterpieces of art in St. Peter's Basilica. You can hire a guide in advance for an extra special tour.

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based on 145 reviews

We decided last minute to book this Ponza excursion and it was an amazing experience we will never forget. Our guide, Gina, was wonderful, informative and took great care of us. I don’t have the words to describe Ponza - other than magically beautiful! Although it was a long all day trip, it was worth it and beyond. I wish we could have had more time in the water and on the island, but know that it isn’t possible given the time restraint due to to travel distance from Rome. That only means we must make a trip back to Ponza and and stay over night. This is a must-do trip that no one who loves islands and swimming is crystal clear blue waters should miss, Thank you so much for such a great experience Gina!!!

Gina was an amazing host! She knew so much about the history of the island and kept us on track so we were able to visit multiple parts of the island. The water was beautiful! Pictures don't do it justice. I highly suggest renting a snorkel set because that was an awesome experience. Overall, it was a great trip.

Very beautiful tour. Amazing views of this lovely place. The food was so good, and the host, very nice. We enjoyed the activity. I recommend this tour without any reserve.

Very efficient, well-organized service. Lovely start to our visit to Rome. Magic scenery. Good snacks.

It was really excellent. Crew were attentive and food and drink brilliant.