Welcome to the Eternal City! Today you will enjoy one of our top rated shore excursions from the Port of Rome.
A great choice for all cruisers willing to enjoy Rome highlights in a limited amount of time. Our professional tour guide-driver will take care of every detail of your journey, giving you a perfect introduction to history of Rome.
Escape the crowded cruise line tours on this Best of Rome shared shore excursion from Civitavecchia. With an average group size of only 20 people and no more than 35, you will enjoy a very personalized experience that differs greatly from the bus tours of 50 passengers (or more) offered by the cruise lines.
The Capitoline Hill (Campidoglio) is one of the seven famous hills of Rome. At the top of the sloping staircase designed by Michelangelo for both pedestrians and passenger-carrying animals like horses and donkeys, you will find an elegant piazza (also designed by him) lined with Renaissance buildings. In the centre a striking bronze statue of Marcus Aurelius stands proudly, reminding us that Rome belongs to the people of Rome.
At the Colosseum, immortal symbol of The Eternal City and home to the gladiator tournaments of Ancient Rome, you will have the choice of going inside or free time (approx. 30 min).
If you decide to go inside be sure to request that we book your fast track ticket.
At the Palatine Hill, you will get a taste of the glory of the Roman empire. Here you will see the remains of the Emperor's palace that overlook Circus Maximus, where 250,000 Roman spectators once watched the chariot races.
Walk through the narrow twisting streets to Trevi Fountain, where exquisite baroque sculptures depict a metaphoric scene of the ocean as represented by horses and titans of mythology. From Trevi, you will proceed on foot to the Pantheon, an excellent example of ancient Roman architecture. The massive structure with its coffered dome was built in 126 AD as a temple to all the gods of Ancient Rome.
At the world-famous Vatican City, you will be given time to visit St. Peter's square and basilica. The basilica is the largest church in the world, filled with fine pieces of art including, most notably, Michelangelo's Pieta and the beautifully carved pulpit by Bernini.
Please be aware that you may encounter long lines to enter the Basilica and must pass through a security checkpoint. Appropriate attire is required; you will not be permitted to enter with uncovered shoulders or short shorts/skirts.
A Gelato stop is mandatory before heading back to the port!
Please note: our starting price for this tour is based on a minimum of 2 travelers. It will slighly increase depending on the number of participants and payment methods. Please contact our reservation department for more information. Thank you!
Options available for this tour:
VATICAN MUSEUM, SISTINE CHAPEL AND ST PETER’S BASILICA TICKETS:
Advance reservation / Skip the line tickets, for an additional 27 euros per person to be paid only in cash to the driver at the end of the tour.
Note: Our rates for this option include handling fees for advance reservations.
PRIVATE VATICAN GUIDE:
We highly recommend our professional and licensed guide for your Vatican Museum tour. A private guide will help you avoid the crowds as much as possible so you may see the highlights of this vast museum, while explaining the historical importance of the exhibits and rooms. An option well worth the cost of 150 euros for 2 hours to be paid only in cash to the driver at the end of the tour. Note: This option is only available with the above option of “Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel & St Peter’s Basilica tickets”.
Advance reservation / Skip the line tickets, for an additional 20 Euros per person to be paid only in cash to the driver at the end of the tour. Note: Our rates for this option include handling fees for advance reservations. Once booked, tickets are non-refundable.
This experience includes
- Pick-up at the cruise terminal
- 80-min drive to Rome in an air-conditioned vehicle
- Capitoline Hill
- Colosseum (entrance optional)
- Palatine Hill and Circus Maximus
- Trevi fountain
- St. Peter's square and basilica
- Drop off at the ship
This experience NOT includes
- Meals and drinks
- Museum entrance fees
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