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Rome: City Highlights, Vatican Pass and Free Transport

1. Rome: City Highlights, Vatican Pass and Free Transport

Make your stay in Rome an unforgettable and unique experience with the 3-day OMNIA Vatican Card and Roma Pass. It’s actually 2 passes rolled into one. Roma Pass grants you free entry to 2 out of 5 top attractions plus discounts at a further 30 top sights and a travel card. The OMNIA Vatican Card allows entry to all top sights in Vatican City plus a 3-day hop-on hop-off bus tour. You will also receive a free guidebook and map to help you plan your itinerary as well as dedicated itineraries that allow you to explore the city at your own pace. The OMNIA Card includes: • Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel - advanced reservation needed (instructions on the confirmation voucher) • Entrance to the Basilica of St. John in the Lateran and cloister with multimedia audio-guide • Entrance to St. Peter’s Basilica including multilingual audio-guide app - advanced reservation needed (instructions on the confirmation voucher) • Carcer Tullianum / Mamertine Prison (St Peter's Prison) - advanced reservations required (instructions on the confirmation voucher) • Vox City Guide app • Open Bus Vatican and Rome / Roma Cristiana The Roma Pass includes free admission to 2 of the following attractions (adult tickets only): • Capitoline Museums • Castel Sant'Angelo • The Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill - advanced reservation needed (instructions on the confirmation voucher) • Borghese Gallery - advanced reservation needed (instructions on the confirmation voucher) It also includes price reductions to many museums and attractions, including the following: Museums: • Castel Sant'Angelo National Museum • National Roman Museum – Palazzo Massimo alle Terme • National Roman Museum – Palazzo Altemps • National Roman Museum – Crypta Balbi • National Roman Museum – Baths of Diocletian • National Gallery in Palazzo Barberini • Etruscan Museum of Villa Giulia • Musei Capitolini • Centrale Montemartini • National Museum of Oriental Art • MACRO - Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Roma • MAXXI - National Museum of XXI Century Arts • Planetarium and astronomical museum Attractions: • Trajan's Market • Palazzo Valentini – Archaeological Area of the Domus Romane • Ara Pacis Roma Cristiana Open Bus Tour. This panoramic hop-on hop-off bus tour stops at: 1. Saint Peter's Basilica 2. Piazza Navona 3. Santa Maria ad Martyres Pantheon 4. Santa Maria in Aracoeli 5. Termini Central Station 6. Santa Maria Maggiore 7. San Giovanni - Holy Stairs 8. Colosseum - Roman Forum 9. Circus Maximus 10. Tiber Island 11. Palazzo Farnese

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

2. 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 bilingual in English, with French, Spanish, Italian, German or Chinese, depending on the majority of customers on board.

Rome: Trastevere Guided Street Food Tour

3. Rome: Trastevere Guided Street Food Tour

Explore the charming neighborhood of Trastevere on a guided walking street food tour. Try some local snacks and delicacies of the area, and see some of its historic landmarks including the Santa Maria Church, and the Church of Santa Cecilia. Meet your guide on Tiber Island in the center of Rome, the only urban island of the Tiber river. Together, start the tour in the medieval side of Trastevere. Your guide will take you to the Church of Santa Cecilia, the patron saint of musicians.  Trastevere remains very traditional and boasts the presence of many old-school craftsmen and traders. Discover their work, unchanged by modernity, like the cold cuts store where you can taste salami and cheese cured in the local Italian tradition.  Admire the magnificence of Santa Maria in Trastevere, the biggest and most important church in the district. Keep on walking and enjoy the atmosphere of Trastevere, strong along its alleyways to get to the Piazza Trilussa, named after a famous Roman poet from the last century. Bring your camera with you to catch the shape of big Cupolone, the Saint Peter's dome that reveals itself by Sistus Bridge, before closing the tour with the grand finale, a tasty handmade gelato cone.

Rome: Trastevere Guided Walking Tour

4. Rome: Trastevere Guided Walking Tour

Get a little closer to the history, legends, and folklore of Tiber Island and one of Rome's most significant neighborhoods, Trastevere. Follow your guide through the hidden squares, gems, and monuments while learning about the sacred stories and legends of Romans passed. Meet your guide at Fabrico Bridge and begin the walk to the only island in the Eternal city. Cross over the oldest Roman bridge still in use that connects the left bank of Tiber River with the island. Travel back in time and retrace the steps of the Greeks and Romans. Once on the island, learn of how it was originally formed by volcanic rock and river sediment that accumulated over many millennia. Admire the island's ship-like shape and discover the stories about the smallest inhabited island in the world. Continue on to Rome's prettiest neighborhood, Trastevere. As you walk, come across the Basilica of San Crisogono, one of the oldest Roman Basilicas. Take the time to admire it without the presence of many tourists and prepare to be enchanted by the frescoes. Once at the Piazza di Santa Maria, discover the first official place of Christian worship in Rome and the beautiful Basilica with artistic treasures and masterpieces to explore. Wander the crooked streets and romantic alleys and reach the Piazza San Cosimato. Admire its homonymous church dating back to the 10th century from the outside and reach the Baroque Church of San Francesco a Ripa. Finish the tour passing by the Basilica of Santa Cecilia, patron saint of musicians, and head back to Tiber Island.

Rome: Trastevere Food Tasting with River Boat Ride

5. 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.

Rome: Off-the-Beaten-Track Private Walking Tour

6. Rome: Off-the-Beaten-Track Private Walking Tour

Go off the beaten track and avoid the crowds on this private guided walking tour of Rome. Bring the saying “When in Rome, do as the Romans do” to life as you uncover city secrets and find on-trend bars. Meet your guide at the Ponte Sant’ Angelo at a time suited to you. Then, escape the usual tourist traps by keeping away from the crowds outside the Colosseum or Pantheon and strolling to hidden squares and local boutiques instead. As your stroll down picturesque streets you will barely notice that Rome is one of the most visited cities in Europe. Wander down quiet alleys in some of the oldest districts to find groovy bars and restaurants and a more authentic local culture. The tour can be tailored to your own pace and interests, but the suggested itinerary will take you to a cozy street full of small boutiques and on to a hidden library with a stunning garden. Local breweries will also be on the itinerary. Then, walk along streets full of local bars, and enter a beer café and brewery. Stroll across the Ponte Sisto to sit down in a square in the Trastevere and enjoy a gelato. Return to the city center via the Isola TIberina.

Rome: Foodie Walking Tour of Roman Neighborhoods

7. Rome: Foodie Walking Tour of Roman Neighborhoods

Taste your way through Rome’s fabled restaurants, bustling markets, and specialty food shops on a guided Roman food tour. Try local cuisine and visit city highlights, including Campo de Fiori, the Jewish Ghetto, and Trastevere. Your 3.5-hour walking tour takes you to some of the city’s best-loved neighborhoods to sample a variety of different delights, from gleaming, beautifully-displayed fruits and vegetables in Campo de' Fiori (for the morning option) to the artisanal gelatos of the picturesque Trastevere neighborhood. Groups are kept to no more than 15 people so that you won't miss a sip, a bite, or an expertly woven point of Roman culinary heritage as you wander through lively plazas and flower-strewn side streets. The stops include historical markets, bustling bakeries, gelaterias, and traditional restaurants where you'll share the delicious food and wines of the region. Sample pizza bianca, the legendary mid-morning snack of Rome, festooned with thin slices of savory mortadella; you'll also taste cool, flavorful gelato and expertly browned supplì: tomatoey fried rice balls stuffed with creamy morsels of mozzarella. You might even try fried codfish in the Jewish Ghetto and catch a waft of exotic spices in the Campo de' Fiori market. Through tasting, talking, savoring, and sharing, you'll learn about the culinary history of Italy, fundamental to so much of the culture's richness. You'll also get the inside scoop on any special food events taking place at the time of your visit. By the end of the tour, you'll have learned to order food in Rome like a pro and where to find the best bites in town, preparing you to eat like an emperor for the rest of your Roman holiday!

Rome: Private Tour with Driver

8. Rome: Private Tour with Driver

Discover the most famous sights of the ancient city and experience an interesting ride through Rome. See the Trevi fountain, enjoy the colorful crowds by the Spanish Steps, and wander around the Piazza Navona. Take in the imposing Colosseum, the Arch of Constantine, and the Roman Forum. Explore the Castel Sant'Angelo and marvel at St. Peter's Basilica. Enjoy fantastic views from the Janiculum, one of the most beautiful lookout points of the city. On request, the tour can be tailored to your interests. Decide for yourself if you want to get out and see the sights up close, or move on to the next destination.

Rome Off-the-Beaten Path 3.5-hour Walking Tour

9. Rome Off-the-Beaten Path 3.5-hour Walking Tour

Your 3.5-hour tour begins in Rome’s Jewish Ghetto, one of the most important, but greatly ignored neighborhoods in the city. With roots dating back to the mid-16th century, the area was integral to the development of Roman culture and cuisine, and home to important landmarks such as the Teatro Marcello, which is also known as the Jewish Colosseum. Next, you’ll make quick stops at the famous Mouth of Truth (stick your hand in and tell a lie if you dare). Then you’ll leave the city proper in search of the Appian Way, the most frequented thoroughfare of ancient Rome. Walk along the original paving stones as your expert guide tells you stories about the thriving Empire. From the veneration of Emperor Augustus to the crucifixion of Spartacus, this road played a central role in many of Rome’s greatest events. Your trip outside the walls will take you past the Park of the Aqueducts. Marvel at the giant structures that once provided Rome with fresh running water on demand. Afterwards, head off the beaten path to to Tiber Island, the boat-shaped island which has connected both sides of the Tiber River since antiquity. Onwards, experience some of the lesser-known spots in bohemian Trastevere, starting with a visit and tasting at a historical bakery. Pop into the church of Santa Cecilia, a magnificent complex built upon a 5th-century Basilica, before heading to Testaccio Market, where you'll try a typical roman pasta with a soft drink included.

Rome: 3-Hour Jewish Ghetto & Trastevere Walking Tour

10. Rome: 3-Hour Jewish Ghetto & Trastevere Walking Tour

Explore a lesser known side to Rome on a 3-hour walking tour of the Jewish Ghetto and Trastevere neighborhood, starting at the Portico D’ Ottavia in the Ghetto. Continue to the Medieval Synagogue, crossing Tiber Island, strolling through the ancient Ponte Fabricio. Explore Trastevere, considered the most authentically Roman city district, where this neighborhood has maintained its characteristic rhythm and style. End at Santa Maria in Trastevere Square to admire the inside and outside of the beautiful Medieval church. Your guide will share their enthusiasm for these hidden parts of the city throughout, entertaining you with legends and the secrets of the cafés, synagogues and churches. Broaden your knowledge and experience of Rome, and discover areas that most tourists don't visit.

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What people are saying about Tiber Island

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 3,082 reviews

Our tour included suppli, Parmesan, pecorino, porchetta, two kinds of pizza, gelato and conolo. All the food was delicious and the stories of the history of the area were also wonderful. Arianna our guide was very engaging. We had a food allergy on our group and she made sure it was not a problem. Lovely evening!

Well me and my husband throughly enjoyed the cruise ! Food was fine- melon, savoury bites, nuts and a lovely glass of wine or beer. For the price it was fab! We went and sat on the roof after food it was beautiful, don’t see many sights but we’d done that already

Nice little boat tour with small appetizers and a small bottle of wine. A tour to relax and enjoy. 3 piers are approached and of course you only see what is directly on the Tiber. We loved it.

We managed in the course of the 3 days almost everything that is included in the cards. Amazing package. Price could be lower, but that applies to everything nowadays. :)

Awesome, super organized. It's worth it, we have huge discounts, and free access to 3 museums.