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See the highlights of Rome from the water with a hop-on hop-off cruise on the Tiber River. This cruise lets you see some of the major attractions in Rome, including the Colosseum and Vatican City, with educational commentary along the way. Enjoy wonderful views of the city from the boat, and get on and off as you like. Upgrade your experience to include a hop-on hop-off bus tour for even greater access to explore The Eternal City. Your ticket is good for a full 24 hours, giving you time to see the main sights of this unforgettable city at your leisure.


  • Discover Rome and its many attractions with a hop-on hop-off Tiber River cruise
  • See Rome’s top sights including Trevi Fountain, St Peter’s Basilica, Colosseum, Castel Sant’Angelo and the Mouth of Truth
  • Travel between Rome’s most popular attractions quickly and easily
  • Listen to audio commentary for useful information about Rome’s beautiful and historical sights
  • Upgrade to include a 24-hour hop-on hop-off bus tour, too

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What You Can Expect

Rome Hop-On Hop-Off River Cruise and Optional Bus Tour

See Rome’s top attractions on a hop-on hop-off Tiber River cruise

Hop-On Hop-Off River Cruise
The special open-air boats that operate hop-on hop-off tours along the Tiber River board at four places in Rome - Castel Sant’Angelo, Tiber Island (Isola Tiberina), Ponte Sisto or Ponte Cavour. After you board, enjoying the views of Rome as you drift down the river, relax and listen to the recorded audio explaining what you’re seeing.

Your 24-hour ticket allows you to get off the boat at any stop you like in order to explore, getting back on a later boat to continue your cruise. Hop off the boat at Tiber Island for a short walk to sights like the Colosseum and Roman Forum, or at Castel Sant’Angelo to see St. Peter’s Basilica and the rest of Vatican City.

If you stay on board the boat for an entire loop, the trip lasts roughly one hour. Boats arrive every half-hour at each stop.

Hop-On Hop-Off River and Bus
For an even more comprehensive look at the highlights of Rome, upgrade to combine a Tiber River cruise with a 24-hour hop-on hop-off bus ticket. Enjoy the sights and sounds of Rome from the top of an open-air double-decker bus as you travel between the city’s most popular attractions.

Join the bus tour at one of eight stops, getting off at any other stop to explore on foot or visit nearby sights. Disembark at the Trevi Fountain to toss in a coin that ensures a return trip to Rome, or at Piazza Venezia to take the elevator to the top of the Vittoriano monument for more excellent city views.

If you stay on board the bus for an entire loop, the trip lasts roughly 1.5 hours. Buses arrive every 15 minutes at each stop.


Customer Reviews

Jacqui-D United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Loved this trip, one of the shorter trips but definitely don't miss a ride on the river. Great views and so peaceful.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This was an informative and enjoyable trip. A relaxing hour. I didn't hop on or off as my old legs wouldn't carry me

Jonathan F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Excellent service very professional


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Didn't do river cruise section but bus always a good choice for getting to know way around


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

seeing an overview of rome via the hop on hop off bus was awesome! it was easy and convenient. a must do to see where you want to spend more time at.

Cherie B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

What a great way to see the city from the river. It was so easy to take this tour. You can get on and off at any stop. There is a recorded message to give more history of Rome.

Pamela C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

My friend and I had a wonderful time on the river hop on and off cruise. Over the 24 hours we were able to do a lot of sight seeing from the river, as well as rest our tired feet from walking! Would recommend this lovely way of seeing Rome - and getting a sun tan too!

Sheila I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Excellent trip trip had entire boat to ourselves with a good commentary.

Lynne W

4 star rating: Recommended October 2016

The river trip itself was excellent as was the commentary. Finding the boat stop was another matter! On the voucher it states that the stop at Ponte Cavour, our nearest stop, is on the Lungotevere Prati side of the river. It is not. It is in fact further down on the opposite side.
It took a lot of walking and searching before we finally found a stop at Castel Sant Angelo again on the other side of the river. This wasted an hour of our time. Please make it clearer where people can board the boat. A map would be useful.

carolyn w

4 star rating: Recommended October 2016

cant really comment on this as we didn't do it as the day we had it it rained like i have never seen before!!!...

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