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  • Address: Rome, Italy
  • Admission: Free

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Tiber River Tours

The third-longest river in Italy, the Tiber (Tevere) winds down from the Apennine Mountains, passing through the city of Rome on its way to the coast at Ostia. This famous waterway, more than 250 miles (400 kilometers) long, has played a fundamental role in Roman history since its founding.

The Basics
According to legend, the infants Romulus and Remus were abandoned on the Tiber before being rescued by a she-wolf; Romulus eventually became the founder of Rome in 753 BC. Since then, the river has been one of the city’s most important and strategic natural features, and the subject of myth and legend. Today this famous river offers unique views of Italy’s capital city and some of its most iconic sights, including Castel Sant’Angelo, St. Peter’s Basilica, and Tiber Island. And three bridges across the Tiber date from ancient Rome: Ponte Sant’Angelo, Fabricius Bridge, and the Milvian Bridge. 

Consider joining a Tiber River cruise to explore the city by water. Opt for a hop-on, hop-off cruise and take in the main attractions along the waterway, or book a romantic dinner cruise for a night tour of the Eternal City. Alternatively, follow the river’s route on foot or by bike on a small-group guided tour along the river walk, perhaps pairing your exploration with a tour of Vatican City or Trastevere.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Enjoying the Tiber, whether by cruise or strolling its banks, is a must for first-time visitors to Rome.
  • Tiber cruises are a relaxing way to see the city center with kids, but many walking tours are not recommended for young children.
  • River cruises may not be accessible to wheelchair users, so confirm in advance. There are stairs down to the water’s edge to reach the river walk, so it is not wheelchair accessible.

How to Get There
The Tiber is crisscrossed by a number of bridges offering both lovely views of the river and access via stairs down to the river walk along the water’s edge. 

When to Get There
The Tiber is particularly beautiful and enjoyable in the mild months of spring and fall. During the hottest months of summer, it’s best to visit the river in the early morning or late evening. Summer also sees an outdoor fair and market set up along the water with pop-up restaurants and bars, shopping, and entertainment.

Rome Attractions Along the Tiber
A hop-on, hop-off cruise along the Tiber is a fun and convenient way to discover Rome’s most important sights, including the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, Colosseum and Roman Forum, and Piazza del Popolo.

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

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Discover Rome with a hop-on hop-off cruise along the Tiber River. An easy and convenient way to experience the Eternal City, this cruise allows you to visit ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $20.83
Rome Tiber River Night Cruise with Dinner, Rome, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
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Rome Tiber River Night Cruise with Dinner

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Experience the romance of Rome by night on this 2.5-hour dinner cruise on the Tiber River. Witness unparalleled views of some of the city’s most famous ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $75.23
Rome Tiber Sightseeing tour by Fun Eco Boats in the City Center, Rome, Dinner Cruises
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Rome Tiber Sightseeing tour by Fun Eco Boats in the City Center

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For the first time in Rome a urban Eco-Friendly experience on the Tiber! 1,5 to 2 hours of exciting water experience! 100% cool landscapes, 100% made by ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $86.80
Rome in a Day Tour with Electric-assist bicycle, Rome, Eco Tours
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Rome in a Day Tour with Electric-assist bicycle

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See the sights of the Eternal City on a full-day electric-assist bicycle tour, with a pizza or pasta lunch, wine and a gelato stop included! Easy and safe to ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $114.58
Rome by Night Tour, Rome, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Rome by Night Tour

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Sit back and relax on a 2-hour night sightseeing tour of Rome. While traveling by air-conditioned coach around Rome’s ‘centro storico,’ Ancient Rome and ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $53.24
Rome Super Saver: Skip-the-Line Crypts and Catacombs plus Ghost and Mystery Walking Tour, Rome, ... 
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Rome Super Saver: Skip-the-Line Crypts and Catacombs plus Ghost and Mystery Walking Tour

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Discover Rome’s ghostly sights and hidden delights with this Super Saver that combines two quirky tours at one discounted price. In the afternoon, set off on a ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $97.22
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Full-Day Tour of Florence from Rome with Transfers, Rome, Super Savers
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Full-Day Tour of Florence from Rome with Transfers

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Explore the Renaissance city of Florence on a full-day tour from Rome. In this Tuscan capital, you will see medieval sites, a picturesque view of the valley, ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: Flexible

From USD $239.58
Small-Group Castel Sant Angelo and St Peter Square Tour from Rome, Rome, Full-day Tours
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Small-Group Castel Sant Angelo and St Peter Square Tour from Rome

Explore two historic sites in Vatican City on this 3-hour walking tour of Castel Sant’Angelo and St. Peter’s Square. Learn the history of an ancient fortress ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $40.51
Ghost and Mystery Walking Tour of Rome, Rome, Half-day Tours
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Ghost and Mystery Walking Tour of Rome

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Explore the heart of Italy’s ancient capital and hear tales of myth and legend on this 1.5-hour ghost and mystery walking tour of Rome. When the sun sets, a ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $28.93
Rome by Night: Semi-Private Walking Tour into the Night-Life of Rome, Rome, Ghost & Vampire Tours
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Rome by Night: Semi-Private Walking Tour into the Night-Life of Rome

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The most impressive tour that transports you into a magical atmosphere through the splendor of illuminated squares, fountains, renaissance and baroque ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $75.23

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