Urban Rafting on Rome's Tiber River

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Urban Rafting in Rome
  • 2 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


    What's Included

    • Use of life jackets
    • Use of paddle
    • Use of waterproof bag
    • Snacks
    • Use of helmet
    • Action Camera

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • Porta del Popolo
      Piazzale Flaminio, 00187 Roma RM, Italy

      See you under the large portal, it can be easily reached by underground LINE A at the Piazza del Popolo stop

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Maximum weight limit: 100kg
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travelers

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    Featured review
    Fun. Safe. Not your typical Rome tourist experience. A great afternoon away from the heat of the day. The rapids were enough to be fun, but not frightening. Our guide, Michael, was friendly and professional.


    56 reviews
    Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
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    Fun time, wait for the rapids
    Robert_P, Oct 2023
    Extremely fun trip. Started slow and meandering and a lot of rowing and then we got to the rapids. We were drenched and laughing hysterically. So much fun. Our guide Michael was excellent. He provided all the details we needed. Very helpful.
    Great trip for variety of fitness levels
    Claire_H, Oct 2023
    What a great time with Daniele! Made my 66 year old mom feel so comfortable even though she was really nervous. It was a beautiful, calm activity away from the hustle of the street just above. What a wonderful way to see Rome, learn some things about the city from Daniele, and get some exercise at the same time. Definitely good for variety of ages and fitness levels, as long as you can climb in and out of the boat. We had a BLAST!
    A different perspective on Rome
    Scott_P, Oct 2023
    This was fun! Just by walking a few feet to the river, suddenly you are in a different world. More quiet and slower than the rest of Rome. The staff was great. They have really thought through the experience. A few notes… they recommended in the description to wear sturdy shoes with good traction and good support. It is important… you will be walking on uneven, slippery rocks as you enter and exit the boat. The experience wasn’t extremely demanding, but you will get a little bit of a workout while rowing and it does take a little strength and balance getting in and out of the boat. You will get wet! And it is river water. We washed all of our clothes from that day twice, and we washed and dried our tennis shoes. If you can spare room in your luggage for a pair of tennis shoes you don’t care about it would be even better… or like us just plan time to wash and dry shoes. We arrived there on the metro. The end point is downriver from the start point so it’s a different metro stop. The closest metro stop to the end point isn’t that convenient (15-20 minutes away). However the next day we realized that our metro passes were usable on the buses too, and there was a bus stop nearby, so we would use that if we did it again. Our 14-year-old enjoyed the experience, as did my wife and I. A different persecutive on Rome. You don’t see a whole lot of sites off to the sides of the river, but there are some, and our guide was knowledgeable and answered questions. The river and the walls, bridges, etc. are also of historic significance and our guide shared some interesting info about those.
    Don't miss this tour!
    Kathy_B, Sep 2023
    Unusual way to spend my time in Rome but loved it! The guides were great. She provided a lot of history and stories while we saw Rome from a different perspective!
    Unique way to see a bit of Rome
    NICOLA_E, Aug 2023
    Arrived at the meeting point, looking for the guide, and Connie arrived holding an oar, which was a great idea to help us locate her. After a short walk to the river, we got kitted up and headed out onto the river. Just a party of 5 plus Connie. Easy paddling really, nothing strenuous at all, and don't need any kayaking experience either. Connie pointed out the sites, stopped for photo opportunities, and fed us on the riverbank at the half way stop. The two 'rapids' sections were easy enough but great fun getting a bit wet! At the end destination, it would have been good to have had a private area to get out of the wet, bottom-half clothes but we found an empty market marquee by the river for a quick change! The tour doesn't take you back to the start point but it was good to have the opportunity to wonder through a part of Rome back into the centre that we probably wouldn't have gone to otherwise. Really enjoyed the experience and a unique way to see a bit of Rome!
    Such a fun time...
    Nicole_T, Aug 2023
    Such a fun time definitely worth booking! We took a break for some photos and pizza so that was also a great addition!
    Something a bit different
    David_W, Aug 2023
    Something a bit different from the regular chaos of Rome which was very much welcomed by our two teenagers! Most of the journey is calm and quiet, then a short break for water and a slice of pizza (provided) before a couple of rapids (not too sinister and a chance to get wet - welcomed in the heat). Our guide filled us in with some interesting snippets as we went along and you get a different view of Rome. Only other comment is you don’t end up back where you started, which wasn’t overly clear in the tour description so it’s about a 20 min walk to the nearest metro station (Pyramide) once you’ve finished.
    Poor Communication
    Joyce_H, Aug 2023
    We were asked to postpone, received the message in a way we didn’t see it. Had a lot of trouble getting to the place, there was no way to call I had to email, and the response came that they waited a long time which was ridiculous because it was 10 minutes. I understand but really, I’m so disappointed that there’s nothing that can be done. I have other bookings with Viator snd will cancel the ones I can for a full refund. The Colosseum tour was much better…they called us, helped to find their group in a very crowded place. Skip the rafting.
    Great family experience
    Amy_G, Jul 2023
    It was an experience that not many people have had. Traveling with teenagers can be challenging when trying to keep them engaged. The whole family had a great time!
    Kathryn_M, Jul 2023
    Didn't get to go. Operator canceled Twice First time dock was being repaired Booked again another day and he canceled because he didn't have enough people Wouldn't launch with only 2 of us.
    Best water/river tour ever
    Kristen_P, Jul 2023
    Great guides. Greg and Carlos are amazing Lots of laughs and information about the history of the River Rapids are so much fun too!
    Excellent trip + escape from the heat!
    Tracie_M, Jul 2023
    What a wonderful, relaxing and unique way to enjoy Rome. Our guides, Carlos and Mariana, were warm, professional and made for such a fun experience for our family. They also did an excellent job managing all logistics from pre-trip communication re: meeting point, safety (helmets, life jackets and instruction) and even had snacks for us along the way. Grazie!
    Selena_L, Jul 2023
    Tour was ok, not much effort put in by the staff when stopping for pizza. It's an ok tour. The guide was knowledgeable about history.
    Great Time!
    Tammy_C, Jun 2023
    We needed a break from the usual Rome adventures. This rafting trip was perfect for that! It was very different from walking around the streets and sites in Rome. Our guide met us on time. We were taken to the edge of the river for a short safety briefing. We were then launched into the water where we paddled some, floated some, and navigated through two fun rapids. Even though it rained while we were on the river, it was still a great experience.
    Great Experience
    Marcus_D, Jun 2023
    It was a fun trip. Nice and professional guide, some interesting Rome facts too. But u get wet for sure🤷‍♂️😃
    Unique View of Rome
    Darilyn_S, Jun 2023
    Unique excursion in Rome. Tour/guide operator was nice and knowledgeable. Great value, especially compared to other excursions we booked. Nice touch was the complementary slice of pizza and bottle of water. Be warned, if you sit in the front of the boat, you WILL get soaked! Fun adventure, but we all left pretty wet. And also, you end at a different point then you begin — no transportation back to original meeting point though booking description, I think, led me to believe otherwise. Would definitely recommend, kids (and parents!) had a good time.
    White water rafting in Rome
    Malcolm_M, Jun 2023
    White water rafting on the Tiber makes a fun activity in Rome, when you're done with conventional skip the queue tours. Achievable for all ages with a touch of excitement through the rapids.
    Not your typical Rome experience.
    Raymond_P, May 2023
    Fun. Safe. Not your typical Rome tourist experience. A great afternoon away from the heat of the day. The rapids were enough to be fun, but not frightening. Our guide, Michael, was friendly and professional.
    Fun and unique experience
    Paula_l, Aug 2021
    Fun ride and something cool to do while in Rome. Very tame ride, prefect for little ones to accompany their families
    Hidden gem and a different perspective of Rome
    Patrick_G, Sep 2020
    This was different to any other rafting I’ve experienced. Our group was a variety of ages from 23-50s and only I had previous rafting experience. This is a great rafting trip to start on! The majority of the time you’re paddling through the River Tiber, being given facts about the city above you. The views of historical buildings and monuments are stunning and it really does give a whole new perspective of Rome. There are two rapids at the end of the trip which were great fun and you stop in Tiber Island next to Trastevere for a drink and some snacks. The guides were lovely and made our morning really special. Highly recommend for anyone!

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    up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

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