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Rome: Aperitif on the Tiber River

1. Rome: Aperitif on the Tiber River

Board a double-decker boat for a cruise along Rome’s Tiber River complete with wine and appetizers. During the cruise, chill out and enjoy the view as you listen to fascinating onboard commentary as well as relaxing music. The cruise departs from Tiberina Island and returns to the same point. The appetizers menu lets you experience real Roman food, served on large plates. Everything is served with a glass of red or white wine, as per your preference. The selection includes pasta with pesto, pachino and olives; a slice of pizza with mozzarella cheese, pachino, and oregano; rustic puff pastry with ham and provola; chips and salted peanuts; fresh fruit; dry pastries. Extra wine and spirits are available for purchase onboard from a special selection on the drinks menu.

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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.

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Civitavecchia: Shore Excursion to Rome

3. Civitavecchia: Shore Excursion to Rome

Start your Roman adventure at 9:00 AM as you exit from your cruise ship. At the ship's Pier, you will be greeted by your friendly and professional driver/guide. Once you hop in your comfortable, air-conditioned minivan you will set off on your adventure.  Your driver will take you to all the most historical and socially significant landmarks in Rome. For those pressed for the time, this is the greatest way to ensure you see the main attractions of the city, all in 7-hours. During each stop you can hop-off the van and walk around, taking beautiful holiday snaps as you do. In the vehicle, you will enjoy the benefit of an audioguide in English. At each stop, you will be able to learn the basic history of each fascinating location.  During your tour, you will visit: Vatican City and St. Peter's Cathedral (1-hour), Colosseum (40-minutes), Piazza Venezia (15-minutes), Trevi Fountain (20-minutes), Spanish Steps (30-minutes), Pantheon (30-minutes), Piazza Novona (20-minutes) and the Panoramic View (15-minutes). Once you have visited all these major landmarks, you will be taken back to your cruise terminal, 1-hour before your ship departs and no later than 5:00 PM, ensuring a relaxing end to an exciting day.

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Rome: Trastevere Food Tasting with River Boat Ride

4. Rome: Trastevere Food Tasting with 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 tase local gourmet products such as seasonal fruit skewers, cured ham, and cheese.  Next, enter 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, know 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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Capri One Day Trip From Rome with Blue Grotto

5. Capri One Day Trip From Rome 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 colours, artisans 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 island of the Cinema, 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 three hour journey to Rome.

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Pompeii, Capri and Sorrento 2-Day Tour

6. Pompeii, Capri and Sorrento 2-Day Tour

Day 1 Delight in a scenic drive from Rome through the beautiful countryside of Castelli Romani and its medieval villages. Admire the panoramic view of Naples, an ancient city buzzing with modern life. After lunch, you'll travel back in time to 79 A.D. When the life and people of Pompeii were frozen by a volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Afterwards, take in breathtaking views of the Sorrento coast and enjoy a special fine dinner and an overnight stay hotel on Sorrento coast. Day 2 For departures from April to October, depart after breakfast and relax on a boat trip to the stunning resort island of Capri. Good weather will allow a visit to the magical blue waters of the Grotta Azzurra caves. Then, unwind on a scenic drive up to Anacapri for breathtaking views of the Bay of Naples and a delicious local meal. In your free time, enjoy shopping in the piazza, and explore the cozy streets of Capri. Afterwards, enjoy sun and sea air on the coast. For departures from November to March, you'll have free time in Sorrento to discover the coast or to take a trip to Capri on your own (not included).

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Rome: Amalfi Coast Tour With Limoncello Tasting & Cruise

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

The day starts in Rome where you’ll catch a high speed train to Naples with an intimate group of no more than 14 fellow travelers and an expert tour leader. From there, you’ll hop on a private, air-conditioned bus that will wind its way up into the narrow roads of the Amalfi Coast. Your first stop is 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 in which you can browse the boutiques filled with world-famous beachwear, have leather sandals made to fit your feet and enjoy a relaxing lunch of local delicacies at a seaside cafe. Don’t forget to bring your swimsuit too, there’s nothing nicer on a summer’s day than a dip in the sea. Next, you’ll board a boat for a 30 minute ride down the coast to Amalfi town. Along the way, you’ll enjoy spectacular views of the dramatic coastline as it rises out of the sea in soaring cliffs. At Amalfi, you’ll head up one of those cliffs to a lovely lemon orchard where you’ll 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, you’ll have an hour to explore the town and, if you enjoyed your tasting, buy some limoncello. To end the day, you’ll hop back on the boat for a 40 minute cruise to Salerno where you’ll catch the train back to Rome.

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From Rome: Dolce Vita 3-Day Tour Pompeii, Sorrento & Capri

8. From Rome: Dolce Vita 3-Day Tour Pompeii, Sorrento & Capri

Day 1 Relax on a scenic drive from Rome through the picturesque countryside. In Naples you will enjoy the panoramic views of the lively city. After lunch explore the ancient ruins of Pompeii. Then enjoy a delicious fine dining experience in lovely Sorrento. Day 2 When traveling from April to October: after breakfast embark on a boat trip to the beautiful resort island of Capri. In good weather you will visit the stunning Grotta Azzurra caves and see the magical blue waters inside. Then you will enjoy a scenic drive up to Anacapri for wonderful views of the Bay of Naples and a delicious local meal. In your free time stroll the lovely streets of Capri, do some shopping in the city center, or simply relax on the coast before returning to Sorrento. When traveling from November to March: excursion to Capri Island at your own expenses and according to weather conditions. Day 3 After breakfast relax on the coast in your free time. In the afternoon, depart back to Rome with unforgettable memories of the beauty of Southern Italy.

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Ponza Island Day Trip from Rome with Boat Excursion

9. 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 ambience of Ponza, a tiny Mediterranean island paradise just a few hours from the city. Your day starts early, but you'll soon be rewarded for your efforts. After checking in at a central office near the Colosseum, board a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle for a quick transfer to the departure port. Here, catch the fast ferry direct to Ponza Island (not included). Upon arrival, board the boat you'll call home for the day. You'll be greeted aboard by the captain. Then, set of 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, 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 free 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 at 17:00 (not included). Here, a vehicle will be waiting to whisk you back to Rome.

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From Civitavecchia: Private Day Trip to Rome

10. From Civitavecchia: Private Day Trip to Rome

Experience a unique day in Rome and enjoy the exceptional luxury of a personal driver to show you the most famous sights and other places of your choosing. Delight in an interesting day and let a local show you the city landmarks and provide lots of exciting insight. Enjoy pick-up from the Civitavecchia Harbor at 08:00 and begin your route through Rome at St. Paul's Cathedral, one of the most beautiful churches in the city. Take a break for a coffee and a look at the Colosseum and Palatine Hill. Stop at the Circus Maximus, and get a tip from a real local. Visit the Piazza Venezia and the Vittoriano House. Don't forget to toss a couple of coins over your shoulder into the Trevi Fountain to make sure you will one day return to Rome. See the Piazza di Spagna with the famed Spanish Steps and the elegant streets nearby. Ride further to the Pantheon and have lunch in a local restaurant. Decide whether you want to see the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica, as skip-the-line tickets can be booked. 

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What people are saying about Lazio

Overall rating

3.1 / 5

based on 145 reviews

Magnificent activity, absolutely recommended experience. Aperitif without infamy and without praise, but the kindness of the staff and the tour on the Tiber make this experience absolutely satisfying. Highly recommended!

Very cool experience! A must do if you visit Rome! Very friendly and kind cabin crew, let's help them leave, daje !!

Staff were really friendly, food was provided, was explained well. Beautiful lake, would do it again!

An unusual and fascinating aperitif! I'll do it again on my next trip to Rome

Everything is great, describe well, everyone is nice and friendly, gladly again