Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Luke Chaffin, Special Projects Coordinator
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Roman Holiday riverboat open for booking, several events planned
ROME, GA. — The Sulzbacher Roman Holiday, the City of Rome’s public excursion boat, is now open for booking of all 2014 events.
The 45-passenger vessel is available for rental by private individuals, parties, and groups for cruises along the Oostanaula and Coosa rivers, which comprise portions of what is often referred to as North America’s most diverse ecosystem.
In 2013, the Sulzbacher Roman Holiday completed 43 cruises and serviced 3,237 people.
General pricing for rental begins at $350 for two hours. Cruise options are unlimited from ecological tours to sunset cocktail and dinner parties, family reunions and more.
School and private educational tours are also available in conjunction with the Rome-Floyd E.C.O. Center, Rome’s river education facility located in Ridge Ferry Park. Tours are available for an additional $2.50 per student. Riverboat rental begins at $200 for school groups for a minimum of two hours.
Several public tours have been added to the calendar for the 2014 season.
The popular Spirits of the Civil War: Rome’s Riverways cruise will return with local historian Mike Ragland on Sunday, June 1 at 2 p.m. The tour will focus on the 150th anniversary of the Civil War in Rome, allowing patrons to experience history from the perspective of Rome’s mighty rivers and understand their importance during wartime.
Rolling on the River Sunday cruises return to Rome on May 4, July 6 and August 3. Each tour begins at 2 p.m. and lasts approximately two hours.
A fall foliage tour will be offered in October during peak leaf season. A date for the tour will be announced later in the year.
For all public tours, tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Tickets must be pre-purchased and are available at the Rome-Floyd Visitor Center located at 402 Civic Center Drive. The visitor center is open Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Sulzbacher Roman Holiday is owned by the City of Rome and is managed by the Greater Rome Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Complete rental and public tour information can be found at www.RomeGeorgia.org/attraction/Roman-Holiday or by calling the Rome-Floyd Visitor Center at 706.295.5576. Visit www.RomeGeorgia.org for more information on ecotourism in Rome and other outdoor adventures throughout the community.
The Greater Rome Convention & Visitors Bureau (GRCVB) is the official destination and sports marketing organization of Rome and Floyd County, Georgia. The GRCVB’s mission is to strengthen the economic fabric of the community through tourism development by attracting leisure travelers, conventions, meetings, sports and events.