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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 Castel Sant'Angelo pier (river opposite the Castle) 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.

Rome: Amalfi Coast Tour With Limoncello Tasting & Cruise

2. 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.

Rome: Trastevere Food Tasting with River Boat Ride

3. 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 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.

From Rome: Castel Gandolfo Kayak and Swimming Lake Tour

4. 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.

Civitavecchia: Shore Excursion to Rome

5. 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.

Capri One Day Trip From Rome with Blue Grotto

6. 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.

From Rome: Venice Day-Trip by High-Speed Train with Gondola

7. From Rome: Venice Day-Trip by High-Speed Train with Gondola

Reach the enchanting city of Venice by high speed train! Meet your assistant at the railway station where you will receive the train tickets and all the necessary information to spend a unique day. You will reach Venice in approximately 4 hours. Spend the morning at your leasure and visit the most important attractions like St. Mark’s Basilica, the Doge’s Palace, the Rialto bridge, and much more. Enjoy the Gondola Ride in the afternoon. Return back to Rome by high speed train (times and information given in the morning by the assistant).

From Rome: High Speed Train Transfer and Boat Tour of Capri

8. From Rome: High Speed Train Transfer and Boat Tour of Capri

Catch the high-speed train from Rome to Naples. Take a boat tour around the island with stops at natural landmarks, such as the White Grotto, the Green Grotto and the Marvelous Grotto. See the Villa Curzio Malaparte, Faraglioni sea stacks and Punta Carena lighthouse from the water. Get some time to swim and snorkel with the marine life of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Avail of the on-board snacks and drinks and get 4 hours to explore at leisure with the help of a detailed map. Return to the port and transfer to Garibaldi Station to catch the high-speed train back to Rome.

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.

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

10. 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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What people are saying about Rome

Overall rating

3.1 / 5

based on 145 reviews

Excellent experience - you sadly don’t see much of Rome as it’s hidden behind the river wall, but don’t let that put you off! The food was amazing, wine very nice and the staff so friendly. Highly recommend, excellent value for money

It was an experience where we were able to get to know the Amalfi coast in a short time, and we made the most of it. It was an excellent experience as well as the guides.

It's been really nice. The snacks and wine were delicious. The crew is incredibly friendly. We recommend.

Five of us had a brilliant morning kayaking out on the lake, much thanks to Michael our guide.

It was a nice tour, with a quite good aperitif onboard. Staff members were also very polite.