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Gorgeous crystal clear blue water, breathtaking views, relaxing ambience. Isn’t this what you had in mind when you booked your trip to Italy? While the beaches near Rome are nothing to get excited about – Ponza Island, a tiny, hidden mediterranean island paradise just a few hours from Rome is everything you imagined and more.
Your day starts early, but you'll soon be rewarded for the effort. After checking in at our central office near the Colosseum, we'll board our comfortable air conditioned bus for a quick and easy transfer to our departure port where we'll catch the fast boat directly to Ponza Island.
We'll start the day off right at a cozy Italian cafè overlooking the colorful and lively port where we'll treat you to a simple, typical Italian breakfast of an espresso or cappuccino and cornetto (brioche).
After breakfast, we'll board the boat we'll be calling home for the day. You'll be greeted warmly by the captain and crew who will be leading our exploration of the Pontine Islands of Ponza and, weather permitting - Palmarola. Depending on the wind and the sea, stops will differ from day to day but your boat tour is sure to include breathtakingly beautiful stops at the islands most important grottoes and swimming areas. Ponza Island is famous for its sparkling, chrystalline blue waters and stunning terrain of cliffsides and unique geological formations. Your captain will regale you with tales of the numerous legends the island has inspired. We'll visit the grotto of Circe, the seducing sorceress of Homer's The Odyssey who turned Odysseus' men into animals and learn the heartbreaking true story of Lucia Rosa, whose name now lives on in one of Ponza's most beautiful swimming areas.
When it's time for lunch, our crew will prepare a simple pasta lunch directly on board in the boat's kitchen. Lunch is served on deck with wine and beverages. There are plenty of nice, shady spots on board where you can escape from the sun.
Love the sun? Grab your beach towel and laze about on the boats deck as you enjoy the sea breeze. There is plenty to do on board and in the water, and our Tour Assistant will be there to accomodate all of your needs.
At the end of the day we'll trade in our sea legs at Ponza Island's port where you'll have some free time to shop, explore the typical alleyways or grab a glass of wine before our 5:00PM ferry departure to the mainland where we'll meet our transfer back to Rome.
Our tour ends at our office just 400 meters from the Colosseum where you can catch the metro, bus or a taxi back home.
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Special Note: Due to the unique nature of this tour, we ask that our customers remain aware of the possibility of last minute cancellations due to traffic, strikes, weather and rough seas. Please call +39 334 960 9137 within 24 hours of your scheduled departure to confirm your tour will be going forward. For all tours cancelled due to traffic, strikes or weather an alternative will be offered or a free change of date. Where neither are possible, a full refund will be offered. In extreme & unlikely circumstances, an overnight stay may be required in Ponza Island in which case GoSeek Adventures / EcoArt Travel will cover the cost of accomodation and provide assistance. We do not recommend this tour for guests who have flights booked for the date directly following the tour.
- To fully enjoy this tour, we recommend you are comfortable with boat trasportation and are able to swim.
- At the time of your booking, please alert the staff to any particular food preferences or allergies so that we can accomodate you.
- All minors under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a paying adult.
- If you are travelling with a young child (0-12), please alert the staff at the time of your booking so that we can better accomodate you.
Please note: This schedule is indicative and timings and stops may vary according to traffic and weather.
06:45 AM Departure from our Central Rome office to Port
08:45 AM Departure time of fast boat transfer to Ponza Port
10:15 AM Arrival in Ponza Island Port
10:30 AM Breakfast in Ponza Island (May be moved to Port of Departure if time permits)
11:00 AM Departure for Boat Tour of the Island with Swim Stops
04:00 PM Return to Ponza Port + Free Time in Ponza Island Port
05:00 PM Departure for Port with fast boat transfer
06:30 PM Arrival in Port, Pick up for return to Rome center
08:00 PM Estimated arrival time in our central Rome Office
Things To Bring
Bathing Suit / Towel
English-Speaking Tour Assistant Round Trip Transportation to/from Mainland Port Round Trip Fast Ferry Ticket to/from Ponza Island Port Typical Italian Breakfast Island Boat Cruise with Swimming & Sightseeing Stops Simple Pasta Lunch with Beverages Served Onboard
Gratuities Swimming Gear
In order to be eligible for a full refund your tour must be modified/cancelled by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (+39 334 960 9137) no less than 72 hours before your scheduled departure time. Special Note: Due to the unique nature of this tour, we ask that our customers remain aware of the possibility of last minute cancellations due to traffic, strikes and weather. Please call +39 334 960 9137 within 24 hours of your scheduled departure to confirm your tour will be going forward. For all tours cancelled due to traffic, strikes or weather an alternative will be offered or a free change of date. Where neither are possible, a full refund will be offered. In extreme & unlikely circumstances, an overnight stay may be required in Ponza in which case GoSeek Adventures will cover the cost of accomodation and provide assistance. We do not recommend this tour for guests who have flights booked for the date directly following the tour.
Mon, Tue, Wed. Thurs
August 17, September 21, 2014 - April 2015
Please arrive at our central Rome office no later than 6:30AM for a prompt 6:45AM departure. Our office is coveniently located within 400 meters of the Colosseum. EcoArt / Rome by Segway Office Via Celimontana 30/32 Roma (RM) 00184 Due to a strict schedule, late arrivals cannot be accommodated and may not be entitled to a full refund.
EcoArt / Rome by Segway Office Via Celimontana 30/32 Rome (RM) 00184 Estimated return time is 8:00PM and may vary due to traffic conditions.
Rome Lazio, Italy
Booking for [06:45 AM Departure] on January 01, 1970
Duration: 13 hours
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