Rome Water activities

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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: Tiber River Cruise with Sushi and Cocktail

2. 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.

From Rome: Castel Gandolfo Kayak and Swimming Lake Tour

3. From Rome: Castel Gandolfo Kayak and Swimming Lake Tour

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.

Ponza Island Day Trip from Rome with Boat Excursion

4. Ponza Island Day Trip from Rome 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.

From Rome: Capri Guided Day Trip with Blue Grotto and Lunch

5. From Rome: Capri Guided Day Trip with Blue Grotto and Lunch

If you love the sun, the sea, nature, and lifestyle, let us show you one of the world’s most beautiful islands: Capri. This little treasure of the Mediterranean will amuse you with its typical colors, artisan shops, and luxury boutiques. Live an unforgettable day in a splendid environment. Your journey begins by heading south from Rome city and arriving in Naples. Take a panoramic tour of Naples and reach the port. You will board a jet boat for the 45-minute crossing to Marina Grande, the port of Capri. You will also have the opportunity to visit the famous Blue Grotto, with its fascinating colored undertone. Discover the amenities of one of the most celebrated islands of the Cinema, the scene of famous and unforgettable movies. Have a tasty lunch before taking the jet boat to return to Naples and, next, board the coach for your return 3-hour journey to Rome.

From Rome: Capri and Anacapri Guided Tour and Island Cruise

6. 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 Rome: Velino River Packrafting & Rieti Tour with Lunch

7. From Rome: Velino River Packrafting & Rieti Tour with Lunch

After a one-hour vehicle ride, we'll visit Marco's coffee shop in a local market for an amazing coffee/tea. After a short safety briefing and paddling technique session on calm waters, set off for an exploration of the beautiful nature in the historical Velino’s river. Throughout the tour there is a possibility to swim and learn how to face the rapid. Rieti is an excellent location for new paddlers to experience packrafting for the first time, or for experienced packrafters to enjoy a stunning paddle through the scenic green waterways. No packraft experience is needed to enjoy the tour, as patient guides will be with you every step of the way. Afterward, we'll stop by the Roman bridge that enters to the medieval town of Rieti, considered an important central location since Roman times. The cathedral of Rieti’s construction began in 1109 at a sight of an ancient basilica. In the 17th century, the cathedral was almost totally rebuilt. The bell tower of the cathedral is very exquisite, it dates back to the 13th century and is Romanesque in style. Next, passing by another medieval experience, the cozy village of Contigliano to then stop at our last stop of the tour at the family-run agriturismo to eat their olive oil and own farm’s food production. Your tour ends at the Terni train station where we say goodbye.

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What people are saying about Rome

This was truly an amazing trip. The views were stunning. Alex was kind and knowledgeable and I learned a lot. It’s a fun and unique outdoor experience and since it’s only a few hours, it gives you plenty of time to do other activities for the rest of the day. I would strongly recommend it!! I had fun!

Fantastic end to our holiday. Lovely afternoons kayaking around the lake with our guide. He was very informative about the history of the area and lake. While we were paddling we even saw some turtles and other birds too. Pick up from the A line was great too. Definitely recommend.

Excelente experiencia. No hubo mucho tiempo para recorrer la isla ya que entrar a la gruta azul tomó bastante tiempo alrededor de hora y media pero el paseo estuvo increíble. Es una hermosa isla. Nuestro guía Gabriel muy amable

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.

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