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Tiber Island (Isola Tiberina) Tours & Tickets

Tiber Island (Isola Tiberina)
The Tiber River has run through Italy's capital city since ancient Roman times, and Tiber Island (Isola Tiberina) has a history that’s just as long. Once the site of the ancient temple of Aesculapius, the Greek god of medicine, the island is where Romans have sought healing for centuries.

The Basics
Tiber Island is situated in the Tiber River in Rome, just south of the Centro Storico between the former Jewish ghetto on the east bank and Trastevere on the west bank. There are two historic pedestrian bridges that connect the island to the river banks: Ponte Cestio and Ponte Fabricio, one of the oldest bridges in the city. The island, which has had a strong connection with medicine since antiquity, is where ailing Romans were often sent for treatment or quarantine. Today, one of Rome's main hospitals is still located here, as is the historic Church of San Bartolomeo all'Isola. 

Tiber Island is often included in Rome walking or Segway tours that cover the Jewish ghetto or Trastevere. You can also explore the island during a hop-on-hop-off river cruise, a bus tour of Rome highlights (including the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican), or a private tour that’s paired with the Basilica of St. Nicholas, whose underground excavations have uncovered ancient Roman temples dating back to the 5th century BC.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Guided tours of Tiber Island include a fair amount of walking, so wear comfortable shoes and a sun hat. 
  • The island, which measures only 885 feet by 220 feet (about 4.5 acres), is easy to explore as part of a small-group tour that also covers Trastevere or the Jewish ghetto.
  • Trastevere and the Jewish ghetto are both known for their culinary scenes, so a food tour that includes a stroll through Tiber Island is a fun, family-friendly way to explore the area at large.

How to Get There
Tiber Island, located in the Tiber River, is accessible by pedestrian bridge either from Trastevere or the Jewish ghetto.

When to Get There
As part of the Estate Romana, a series of outdoor summer events (including concerts and open-air markets) held along the Tiber River, the island hosts a film festival in the warmer months (June to September).

The Origin Story of Tiber Island
According to folklore, when the much-maligned tyrant Lucius Tarquinius Superbus died in 510 BC, his body was tossed into the Tiber River; silt built up over his corpse and eventually formed the mass that’s now Tiber Island.
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Small-Group Rome Food Walking Tour: Trastevere, Campo de' Fiori, Jewish Ghetto

Small-Group Rome Food Walking Tour: Trastevere, Campo de' Fiori, Jewish Ghetto

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Go on the hunt for some of the best food in Rome on this culinary walking tour through the areas of Campo de’ Fiori, Trastevere, and the Jewish Quarter. With a guide, learn the local secrets of the Eternal City and sample traditional Italian favorites like gelato and pasta, as well as local specialties like fried artichokes. Limited to 12 people, this tour offers a more personal sightseeing experience.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$73.86
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$73.86
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3-Hour Bike Tour in Rome

3-Hour Bike Tour in Rome

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With so much to see in Rome, a bike tour is an ideal way to cover lots of ground while saving your feet from fatigue. On this 2-wheeled tour, hop onto a quality bike and follow your local guide through the city’s most charming piazzas and interesting neighborhoods. Starting near the Colosseum, follow a route that takes you past ancient monuments like the Imperial Forum and along the Tiber River while your guide shares legends from the city’s rich history.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$53.61
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$53.61
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Small group: Jewish Ghetto, Tiber Island & Trastevere Tour

Small group: Jewish Ghetto, Tiber Island & Trastevere Tour

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Large group tours can feel impersonal and rushed. Enjoy a richer experience of Rome’s historic sites on this small-group tour that is limited to eight people. Follow your guide through Rome’s cobblestoned streets to visit the Jewish Ghetto, Tiber Island, and Trastevere. As you explore each site, your guide provides illuminating historical background to each.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$24.83
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$24.83
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Jewish Quarter, Tiber Island and Trastevere • Private Walking Tour

Jewish Quarter, Tiber Island and Trastevere • Private Walking Tour

Discover the hidden secrets of the Jewish Ghetto, Tiber island and Trastevere. Your guide will lead you through often overlooked parts of the ancient city center, across the Tiber river via the Ponte Fabricus, a first century bridge still in use by Romans today and into the fantastic neighborhood of Trastevere. Other highlights include the Theater of Marcellus, the Fountain of the Turtles and of course the Great Synagogue (exterior only).
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$232.29
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Trastevere and Rome's Jewish Ghetto Half-Day Walking Tour

Trastevere and Rome's Jewish Ghetto Half-Day Walking Tour

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Discover a section of Rome’s historical center that many visitors don’t experience, and learn about the history of Jewish Rome on this 3-hour walking tour with a knowledgeable guide. You’ll explore Trastevere, a charming neighborhood of narrow, winding lanes that’s popular for its nightlife, as well as the Jewish Ghetto area, where you’ll see the Synagogue of Rome. Learn much about these interesting districts from an experienced guide with a background in the city’s archaeology and history.
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  • 3 hours
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$65.52
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$65.52
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Walking & Panoramic Rome by Night Tour

Walking & Panoramic Rome by Night Tour

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See the famous sights of the Eternal City on an evening tour of Rome. Walk and cruise through the city by coach, admiring landmarks like the Colosseum, St. Peter’s Basilica, and Castel Sant’Angelo beautifully illuminated after dark. To enhance your experience, you may upgrade your tour when booking to include a traditional Italian dinner at a local restaurant near the Trevi Fountain.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$67.90
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$67.90
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Private Walking tour Medieval Rome: Jewish Ghetto, Tiberine Island, Trastevere

Private Walking tour Medieval Rome: Jewish Ghetto, Tiberine Island, Trastevere

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An in depth visit in the heart of Rome to discover the features of a timeless town. Tiber River, Jewish Ghetto, Tiber Island, Trastevere. Explore with a passionate guide the major attractions of the Eternal Town, and see the back streets of Rome which few tourists get to know.
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  • 3 hours
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$68.83
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Urban Rafting on Rome's Tiber River

Urban Rafting on Rome's Tiber River

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See the Eternal City from a unique perspective on this one-of-a-kind rafting tour down the Tiber. Hop on board a whitewater raft with your certified guide and explore Rome from the river, paddling past (and underneath) ancient monuments and navigating thrilling rapids. Paddle past the Castel Sant’Angelo; disembark on the Isola Tiberina, the only island on the Tiber in the center of Rome; and end the day with a walking tour through the charming neighborhood of Trastevere.
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  • 2 hours
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$58.12
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$58.12

Aperitif On The Tiber

Aperitif On The Tiber

Take to the Tiber River for an immersive Aperitif on the river Tiber, and see the sights of Rome from the water. The relaxing riverboat experience includes a glass of wine and a wide selection of traditional appetizers, too, that will be served by our staff on board. It’s an ideal early evening activity, and takes in sights of many top Rome attractions such as St Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City alongside several of the city's historical bridges.
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  • 1 hour 20 minutes
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$35.74
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$35.74

Rome Small-Group Experience No More Than 8 Passengers Dock-Side Pick Up Included

Rome Small-Group Experience No More Than 8 Passengers Dock-Side Pick Up Included

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Immerse yourself in Rome on this comprehensive all-day guided tour. The small-group excursion (with an eight-passenger minivan) allows you to enjoy the main attractions comfortably and easily. The itinerary includes visits to the Arch of Constantine, the Colosseum, Victor Emmanuel monument, Capitoline Hill, the Spanish Steps, the Roman Forum, Trevi Fountain, and more.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$165.45
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$165.45
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Small-Group: Trastevere Food Tour in Rome

Small-Group: Trastevere Food Tour in Rome

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Experience the sights, scents, and delicious cuisine of Rome's Trastevere on a multi-sensory walking tour of this lively and popular neighborhood. Marvel at the medieval architecture as you duck into favorite local establishments and historic family-run eateries, tasting your way as you go. En route, hear first-hand from the families and other residents working to preserve passed-down recipes and culinary traditions, and sample real Roman dishes. Expect to walk away with a better understanding of ways food and culture are so wonderfully intertwined—as well as a satisfied appetite.
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  • 3 hours
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$124.09
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$124.09
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Civitavecchia Shore Excursion: Rome Private Tour with English Speaking Driver

Civitavecchia Shore Excursion: Rome Private Tour with English Speaking Driver

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Maximize your time at port with this full-day private shore excursion in Rome. Meet your English-speaking guide at Civitavecchia, and set off on a carefully curated day of sightseeing designed to match your interests. Imagine the age of gladiators and emperors with a visit to the Colosseum or Roman Forum, explore Baroque piazzas and fountains or admire the awe-inspiring art collection at the Vatican. Whether you want to see ancient highlights or hidden gems, your guide will help you make the most of your day in Rome.
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  • 9 hours
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$124.09
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$124.09
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Rome Trastevere Tour by Segway

Rome Trastevere Tour by Segway

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Roll through a charming labyrinth of narrow streets and antique piazzas on a 3-hour Segway tour of Rome’s Trastevere neighborhood. Discover the layers of history that have shaped this well-preserved pocket and see its most captivating monuments such as Palazzo Corsini, Teatro Marcello, the l'Acqua Paola fountain and the Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere, one of Rome’s oldest churches. Travel much longer distances than you would on a walking tour, and easily scale a hill leading up to the Gianicolo lookout for panoramic Vatican views.
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  • 3 hours
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$74.13
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$74.13

Cook & taste in Rome

Cook & taste in Rome

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Eat your way through one of Rome’s favorite neighborhoods on this Trastevere food tour. Walk along the historical cobbled streets, stopping in at various restaurants and food shops for tastings of cheese, gelato, wine, produce and more. Meet local business owners and food purveyors to get a feel for the passion and dedication that go into Rome’s culinary scene. This small-group tour is limited to just six people to provide an intimate, authentic experience.
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  • 3 hours
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$124.11
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$124.11
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Withlocals 90 Minutes Kickstart: Safe & Private Tour Rome with a Local Expert

Withlocals 90 Minutes Kickstart: Safe & Private Tour Rome with a Local Expert

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Take a private walking tour in central Rome that reveals the best of Italy's capital. See highlights including the Campo de'Fiori market, the Trastevere neighborhood, and the Santa Maria Maggiore Basilica. Along the way, your guide shares the history of the magnificent city, along with customized suggestions of great places to visit on your own.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$32.16
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$32.16
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Rome Jewish District Walking Tour

Rome Jewish District Walking Tour

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Rome might be most famous for its ancient ruins, but the Italian capital also has a rich Jewish heritage. On this 2-hour walking tour, see the remains of the former Jewish ‘ghetto’ and learn about its transformation into one of the city’s liveliest neighborhoods; visit the Porch of Octavia, and Tiberina Island; and sample traditional Jewish pastries.
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  • 2 hours
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$95.30
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$95.30
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Roman Monuments & Views by Ebike

Roman Monuments & Views by Ebike

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Discover Rome on two wheels on this electric bike tour of the historical center. Pedal along the charming streets to see top attractions like the Pantheon, Piazza Navona, and Trevi Fountain. It’s a great way to get oriented with the city when you first arrive, providing an easy ride and allowing you to cover more ground than you would on a walking tour but still enjoy being outside to catch all the views.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$68.26
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Private Food Tour of Rome: Campo de Fiori Jewish Ghetto and Trastevere

Private Food Tour of Rome: Campo de Fiori Jewish Ghetto and Trastevere

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Explore some of Rome's most food-centric neighborhoods on this private food tour of the Trastevere, Campo de' Fiori, and the Jewish Ghetto. Learn about traditional dishes and specialties, such as fried artichokes, from your knowledgeable local guide. Visit an outdoor food market and find out all you need to know to eat your way through Rome.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$119.12
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$119.12
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Trastevere Lunchtime Food & Wine Tour with Expert Guide

Trastevere Lunchtime Food & Wine Tour with Expert Guide

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Explore the Trastevere district of Rome on a food and wine tour that introduces you to local food, family businesses, cobbled lanes, and a market. With a guide, you'll have the chance to sample items such as pizza, pasta, cheese, and salami.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.06
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$100.06
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The Heart of Ancient Rome and Ghetto Walking Tour

The Heart of Ancient Rome and Ghetto Walking Tour

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Discover two of Rome’s oldest and best-preserved historic neighborhoods on a 3-hour morning walking tour of the Trastevere and Jewish Ghetto districts. Hear tales of local history from a guide as you pass by highlights like the Byzantine Church of Santa Maria in Trastevere, Tiber Island, Portico d'Ottavia temple and Bernini’s Turtle Fountain. Finish at a traditional open-air market, where you’ll enjoy a slice of true Roman life with take-away pizza.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$109.59
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$109.59
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Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems: Best of Rome Private Tour

Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems: Best of Rome Private Tour

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While in Rome, don't get lost in the crowd. Take a private walking tour with a guide who shares local knowledge of the UNESCO-listed Eternal City and its historical highlights. Choose your departure time and create an itinerary to suit your interests, from a closer look at the Colosseum to the best pizzeria in town. Food tastings included.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$59.56
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Taste of Rome via retrò bike - street food ed

Taste of Rome via retrò bike - street food ed

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Taste your way around the Eternal City during this half-day, foodie-lovers Rome cycling tour. Hop a trendy, retro bike as you ride your way through the attraction-packed historic center, stopping to enjoy fresh bites of pizza and pastries, plus a full pasta lunch with wine. Highlights include Aventino Hill, Testaccio, Trastevere, the Colosseum, and the Jewish Ghetto.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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$56.92
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$56.92

The Heart of Rome and its Treasures: Full-Day Tour with Lunch

The Heart of Rome and its Treasures: Full-Day Tour with Lunch

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Discover the secrets of Rome’s ancient treasures on this insightful full-day tour. Stroll through the city’s old Jewish ghetto and the Trastevere neighborhood while your guide illuminates the history of landmarks like the Portico d’Ottavia and Piazza Trilussa. Enjoy a traditional lunch and spend the afternoon exploring Rome’s most iconic monuments including the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps. Tour size is limited for a more personalized small-group experience.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$225.14
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$225.14
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Rome - Electric Bicycle Small Group Tour of the Eternal City

Rome - Electric Bicycle Small Group Tour of the Eternal City

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Cycle through 2,000 years of history on a half-day electric bike tour of Rome. See iconic ancient wonders like the Colosseum and Circus Maximus, plus hidden historic treasures that are off the beaten tourist path. Easily climb some of Rome’s famous hills with a battery-powered boost, and cover much more ground than walking — without breaking a sweat. Tour size is limited for a more personalized small-group experience.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.52
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$65.52
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