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SHORE EXCURSIONS CIVITAVECCHIA:  ROME AND THE VATICAN PRIVATE TOUR

Our driver of your private vehicle, will be waiting for you right at the gangway of your ship. He/She will be holding a sign with your name on it, and off you go for a great day with us.

PICKUP/DROP OFF LOCATIONS

  • Pick up: Civitavecchia port - cruise ship gangway
  • Drop off:Civitavecchia port - cruise ship gangway

SHORE EXCURSION LENGTH: Pickup at 8:00 am at the ship; drop off at 5:00 pm at the ship

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Narration by a professional driver/guide
  • Roman Coliseum
  • Roman Forum
  • Trevi Fountain
  • The Pantheon
  • St. Mary Major Basilica
  • Sant'Angelo Castle
  • The Spanish Steps
  • Piazza Navona
  • St. Peter's Square
  • Sistine chapel (optional)

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

This tour includes a Professional English-speaking driver that gives commentaries of the sites seen. Due to strict Italian laws & regulations that protect officially licensed guides, our drivers can only comment and explain the sights from inside the vehicle, and are not allowed to do so once they are outside the vehicle. A Professional licensed guide, where needed, can be hired on request at an extra cost.

NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

  • Entrance fee to the Sistine Chapel. We suggest you book and buy with us the NOLINES entrances
  • Entrance fee to the Coliseum. We suggest you book and buy with us the NOLINES entrances

EXTRA COSTS

  • Admissions,
  • Food, Beverages
  • Gratuities 10 % to 15 % (optional)

TOUR DESCRIPTION

With this tour you can enjoy an overview of the best sites that Rome can offer in one day.

Our English speaking driving-guide will pick you up at the gangway of your ship and drive you downtown Rome.
Your Tour will start at Piazza Venezia where the statue of the first King of Italy Victor Emanuel is located, also nicknamed the Wedding Cake. We will continue on to the Roman Forum, the Colosseum, the Arch of Costantine, the Circus Maximus, Capitol Hill, the Palatine Hill and the Ancient Roman Baths of Caracalla.

After all this we will return towards the center of Rome we'll stop for a visit inside the Pantheon,drive by the Spanish Steps, St. Peter's Basilica and the Trevi fountain.  

During this tour, if you like, we can stop to grab a slice of pizza or go for a  traditional Italian lunch (not included) at one of the many nice restaurants and maybe do some shopping.

COLOSSEUM

Completed 80 A.D., the circus was home to centuries of gladiatorial combats and featured 76 numbered entrances, marble seats and subterranean passages, where animals and apparatus were kept. The arena floor could be flooded to host naval combats.

ROMAN FORUM

The ruins of the forum stand in mute testimony to what Byron described as the "grandeur that was Rome".

SPANISH STEPS

The heart of Rome's old Bohemian Quarter, the steps take their name from the 16th century Spanish Embassy to the Holy See. Today the area surroundings  is the city's chic shopping district.

ST. PETER'S BASILICA

By far the largest church in the world, St. Peter's Basilica took more than 100 years to build. Some of the greatest figures of the Renaissance were employed in its creation, from Bramante and Bernini to Michelangelo and Raphael.

TREVI FOUNTAIN

Blue-green water cascades over the Baroque figures of Rome's most famous fountain. Follow custom and toss a coin into the fountain, a gesture that insures your return to the Eternal City.Ah don't forget to throw an extra 3 coins in the fountain, so that your 3 best wishes come true.

EXTRA NOTE

  • A dress code is required to enter churches and religious sites. Shoulder and knees should be covered.

PLEASE NOTE

  • The proposed itineraries are only examples of possible tours. For different or customized itineraries we invite our clients to contact us to help you design your very own private tour.


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