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Experience River Life on Your Roman Holiday

There’s a wealth of river tours available to add even more spice to this most fascinating of city destinations.

Cheap holidays in Rome are one of the most sensual pleasures a European city break can provide. Relax outside one of the “eternal city’s” seemingly endless cafés and people watch – a couple of glasses later it can seem like you have been transported into La Dolce Vita itself!

Rome’s incredible wealth of history and culture is of course another major attraction, with an historic monument or site of archaeological significance apparently around every corner. Apart from the must-sees such as the Colosseum and the Circus Maximus, there are all the wonders of the mediaeval and the Renaissance ages to marvel at, and it can be very tough on the feet, even if the visitor is refreshed with a tipple here and there.

That is why more visitors to Rome are taking advantage of the Hop-on Hop-off River Cruise, which makes sightseeing easy and fun. Taking in the glories of ancient and modern Rome from the River Tiber – or Tevere, as modern Romans call it – you will be able to enjoy all the beautiful river views and get off at all the most important attractions, such as Vatican City, before catching the next boat to come along when you are ready. As well as the convenience, the Hop-on Hop-off tour tickets also offer discounts on meals at Roman restaurants, items in various Roman stores and discounted entry to many museums.

Be sure to book well in advance, however, if you want to take advantage of one of the boat trips to the ancient Roman port of Ostia, which is around two hours’ river voyage away from the city. Tickets are snapped up fairly early for this, especially during peak season – but the trip is well worth it.

You may find yourself so bitten by the river bug while in Rome that you may find yourself wishing to round off the experience with one of the romantic dinner cruises available. A typical route for this cruise is from Castel Sant’Angelo towards Tiberina Island before returning to Sant’Angelo via Ponte del Risorgimento.