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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

Indulge in a delightful aperitivo experience on the Tiber River with our hour-long river cruise. As you embark on this scenic journey, you'll be treated to a delectable aperitivo served onboard. Depending on your chosen option, you'll have the opportunity to enjoy your selected appetizer dish while sipping on a glass of fine wine. Relax, take in the beautiful surroundings, and savor the flavors of this enchanting aperitivo experience on the Tiber River. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking scenery as you leisurely cruise for 50/70 minutes, relishing the flavors and sipping your wine while the river gently carries you. Upon returning to the starting dock, you'll have the option to extend your adventure. The next day, utilize the same ticket to embark on our hop-on hop-off tour and enjoy the flexibility of exploring Rome's magnificent landmarks at your own pace while listening to the informative audio guide. Savor the ultimate combination of relaxation, panoramic views, and delectable treats on our wine and snacks river cruise. It's a memorable way to immerse yourself in the beauty of Rome and create lasting memories of your Italian adventure.

From Rome: Castel Gandolfo Kayak and Swimming Lake Tour

2. 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.

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: 24-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off River Cruise

4. Rome: 24-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off River Cruise

Experience the sights of Rome from the River Tiber with a ticket to the hop-on and hop off boat cruise for 24 hours. Relax on the open upper decks or comfortable lower lounges, while the on board commentary provides a history of the city and bridges as they glide by. Stretching from the bridge of Nenni to Tiberina Island, the total distance of the cruise is approximately 6 kilometers (3.6 miles). Your ticket is valid for any departure from 4 stops:  1. Isola Tiberina: Lungotevere Degli Anguillara side 2. Angelo Bridge: Lungotevere Tor Di Nona side 3. Justice Palace: Lungotevere Marzio 4. Popolo Square: Lungotevere In Augusta The tour takes you to beautiful sites such as Piazza del Popolo, Castel S. Angelo, the Vatican City, and more. Jump off at the pier on Isola Tiberina to walk across to Piazza Venezia, Piazza Di Spagna, and the Bocca della Verità. From the pier at Castel S. Angelo, you are just steps from St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums in the Vatican City. Commentary is available in English, French, Spanish, Italian, German or Chinese.

Rome: Castel Sant'Angelo and Riverboat Ride Combo Ticket

5. Rome: Castel Sant'Angelo and Riverboat Ride Combo Ticket

Immerse yourself in the wonders of Rome with an exclusive combo ticket. Enjoy admission to the Tiber River Boat Cruise and Castel Sant'Angelo on this fantastic journey of discovery through the ancient city of Rome. Embark on a delightful hop-on hop-off boat ride, exploring the city at your own pace while enjoying breathtaking views from the comfort of the boat. From the main boarding point, conveniently located near Castel Sant'Angelo, you can hop-off and embark on an enchanting journey through history. Step aboard your boat and be greeted by friendly staff ready to make your experience memorable. As the boat sets sail, glide along the picturesque Tiber River, passing under elegant bridges and admiring the stunning architecture that lines its banks. Sit back, relax, and let the gentle waves carry you through the heart of Rome. This hop-on hop-off service allows you the freedom to disembark at any of the conveniently located stops along the river, that are: - Isola Tiberina (Lungotevere degli Anguillara) - Ponte Sisto (Lungotevere dei Tebaldi) - Ponte Sant'Angelo (Lungotevere Tor di Nona) - Piazza del Popolo (Lungotevere in Augusta) Simply hop back on the boat to continue your journey once you have explored one of the listed sites. It's the perfect way to discover the city's most iconic landmarks, all from a unique perspective. When you've had your fill of the river, hop-off at the designated stop near Castel Sant'Angelo. This imposing fortress, originally built as a mausoleum, offers a fascinating glimpse into Rome's rich history. Ascend the fortress's ramparts and uncover its secrets as you explore the various rooms and corridors. Enjoy panoramic views of the city, including St. Peter's Basilica and the Vatican. It's a truly mesmerizing sight that will leave you in awe. Located just a stone's throw from the main boat boarding point, Castel Sant'Angelo is conveniently accessible, allowing you to seamlessly continue your journey through Rome's captivating past. Don't miss out on this extraordinary opportunity to combine the magic of a river cruise with the splendor of Castel Sant'Angelo. Grab your combo ticket today and let the wonders of Rome unfold before your eyes!

Rome: Urban Rafting Tour to Tiber Island with A Local Pizza

6. Rome: Urban Rafting Tour to Tiber Island with A Local Pizza

We will live a unique experience of its kind, we are the only ones authorized to navigate the river in the center of Rome, and we will make you discover the millenary city from a different point of view. We will meet in the heart of Rome, near Piazza del Popolo, where we will have the pleasure of accompanying you with a short walk of 5 min. to our embarkation point at Scalo de Pinedo, on the Tiber. Here we will find all our equipment ready: dinghy, helmet, paddle and life jacket. After the technical briefing, on the ground, and having worn the equipment, we will embark and sliding on the waters of the blond Tiber you will feel transported by millennia of history that will be revived for you by our expert guides, passing through Castel Sant'Angelo until you reach the Tiber Island (the only river island of the Tiber) always the birthplace of the Romans for its historic hospital where explanations and relaxation will leave room for a bit of adrenaline when near Ponte Garibaldi you will have the incredible opportunity to try your hand at real rapids in the center of Rome. In the end we will disembark near the Palatine Bridge where before saying goodbye we will be very happy to let you taste the real and authentic Roman pizza.

Rome: Tiber River Cruise with Sushi and Cocktail

7. 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: Capri Guided Day Trip with Blue Grotto

8. From Rome: Capri Guided Day Trip with Blue Grotto

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 (the lunch is included in your package, valid up to the conclusion of the 2023 high season Oct 15th, 2023) before taking the jet boat to return to Naples and, next, board the coach for your return 3-hour journey to Rome.

Capri Day Trip from Rome

9. Capri Day Trip from Rome

Your full-day excursion begins with a comfortable air-conditioned coach ride along the Highway of the Sun heading from Rome to the Mediterranean coast. You’ll cross the fertile Roman countryside and the area known as Castelli Romani, which is dotted with picturesque medieval villages. After arriving in Naples, you’ll board a jet boat for the 45-minute crossing to Marina Grande, the port of Capri.  Arriving in Capri, you'll be captured by its beauty and colors given by lush vegetation, the visit of the island is followed by a stop for a tasty lunch in a typical local restaurant. You’ll have leisure time to explore Capri at your pace in the afternoon. Optional visit to Blue Grotto : you can take another motorboat to see the famous Blue Grotto Sunlight passes through an underwater cavity and shines through the water, creating a stunning blue reflection that illuminates the cavern, (34 euro p.p to pay on the spot) On returning to Naples, you’ll have splendid views from the port of the 12th-century: Castle dell'Ovo and the Royal Palace.

Rome: Guided Walking Tour and River Boat Ride

10. 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.

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It was my first time experiencing kayaking The instructor Flávio was very helpful and very kind - it was just the two of us that day but we had an amazing time. It’s an extremely peaceful meditative experience being on the big open lake all to ourselves with the sun shining The instructions for the meeting point were very easy to follow and to find. Changing rooms are available at the location if needed also which was handy for afterwards. I’d recommend bringing some sandle’s/ flip flops and some shorts etc can get a little wet on the legs. Will 100% do it again and again everytime I visit Roma as well as any other country that I find this activity in! Grazie mille Flávio. Eccellente

This experience was absolutely amazing. First time kayaking and Alex, the instructor, was unbelievably friendly and helpful to get going with the activity, and gave insightful information about the local area and Italy which was a huge added bonus as tourists to the area. He is also generally really nice to talk to. Would do it again, it is fantastic!

Vincenzo and Michael were wonderful, we were paired with one other couple and were treated to pizza on the lake. Both were extremely friendly and very accommodating, offering us recommendations for places to eat and drink in the city, whilst also telling us about the local culture of the lake. Would definitely recommend, a real highlight of our trip.

Excellent trip if you are in Rome and want to escape from the mayhem for a few hours. The lake sits in a dormant volcano and has some absolutely breath taking views. The instructor I had was very nice and as-well as being a great kayaking teacher he was also very knowledgeable about the surrounding area. I would highly recommend this trip.

The boat was on time. The food and wine was great.