The Tiber River, or Tevere in Italian, is the third longest river in Italy and famous for being one of the defining characteristics of Rome. Because of its historical importance and worldwide fame, a Rome river cruise could be a fantastic idea for those who want a break from touring this stunning ancient city on foot.
Hop-on Hop-Off Rome river cruise
One of the best-rated Tiber river tours is the “Hop-on Hop-Off” model, which follows the same idea as the bus “Hop-on Hop-off” tours.
For travelers who enjoy these types of guided tours, but want to be a bit more adventurous (and avoid Rome traffic during the day), this option is best. It gives you more autonomy when planning your trip, and the twenty-four hour tickets also gives larger groups more flexibility to get on and off the boat at any time.
The focus of the “hop-on hop-off” Rome river cruise is to show travelers the top sites in Rome, including St. Peter’s Basilica, Castel Sant’Angelo, and the Mouth of Truth, to name a few.
Additionally, you’ll get to see Rome’s stunning bridges, including Ponte Sant’Angelo, Ponte Fabricio, Ponte Rotto, and Ponte Garibaldi. The bridges were built in both the papal and modern ages, together creating a fascinating backdrop of archaeology and history!
While on board this Tiber cruise, there is an audio commentary providing you with interesting historical facts about these magnificent sites. If desired, passengers can also upgrade to combine the Rome river tour with a twenty-four hour “hop-on hop-off bus ticket.”
Dinner river cruises
On the other hand, there are more entertainment-focused Tiber cruise options available. These include dinner cruises, wine cruises, and aperitivo cruises. An Italian staple which acts as an extended appetizer time from late afternoon until the traditional late Roman dinner.
Prices range from approximately twenty euros for a basic ticket to over sixty euros for a more inclusive experience. Check out the link above for additional information and booking instructions! Booking online is highly recommended in order to skip the line!