Cruise Connection for First Timer: Best of Rome in One Day

Shore Excursions in Rome

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Tour description provided by Viator

Pick up at Civitavecchia port to reach Rome, enjoying the best of Rome highlights. Your driver will lead you to the most incredible and beautiful places in Rome, such as Capitoline Hill, Roman Forum, Circus Maximus, Palatine Hill, Colosseum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona, Pantheon, for the most complete and impressive sightseeing tour of the Eternal City. Your experience will end with the visit at the greatest museum in the world, Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel. At the end of your extraordinary full-day discovery of Rome head back for port.
After a pleasant stretch along the coast, accompanied by your English-speaking driver, reach the centre of Rome and meet-up with your private city-guide. From  Capitoline Hill enjoy a spectacular panoramic view of the ancient Temples, Triumphal-Archers, Senate-House, Basilicas and Sacred Way surrounding the old  Roman Forum, hub of political, religious and commercial life during republican and  imperial days and forming the most historical archaeological complex in the western world. Visit the nearby elegant renaissance square modelled by Michelangelo for Pope Paul III and adorned by the bronze equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius, father of the infamous gladiator-emperor Commodus. Take in the  Circus Maximus of Ben Hur fame with its impressive views of the sprawling ruins of the Imperial Palaces on  Palatine Hill. Then proceed to the  Colosseum and hear about the bloody gladiator combats, wild animal games and other astonishing events held there to satiate the excited 70.000 spectators .Circle around  Piazza Venezia, dominated by the massive looming "Wedding Cake" marble honorary monument erected in 1885 to commemorate King Victor Emmanuel II and drive to the Quirinal Palace, official residence of the Italian President originally built by popes in the 1580s as their splendid summer residence for many centuries. Descend to the cascading waters of the  Trevi Fountain, fed by an ancient intact roman aqueduct of  19BC and toss a coin into its gushing sprays propitiating a sure return-visit to the Eternal City. Stroll by the  Spanish Steps the favourite  spot of European nobles during the Grand Tour era .Pass Palazzo Chigi, home to Italy's prime-minister and the nearby Italian Parliament as you make your way to  Piazza Navona, the most loved meeting place of Romans today, embellished by Bernini's fountains . After an inside visit to the awe-inspiring  Pantheon constructed by Emperor Hadrian in 120 BC, spanned by a solid concrete dome, enjoy a light lunch or snack in one of the numerous cafés or bars in the picturesque and operatic square facing the monument. Subsequently cross the River Tiber to the  Vatican City, smallest sovereign state in the world, to visit the immense papal art collections in the  Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel. After admiring the masterpieces of Raphael and Michelangelo and numerous artworks visit St. Peter's Basilica with its great baroque colonnaded square and Swiss Guards. At the end of your extraordinary full-day discovery of Rome head back for port.

What’s included

  • Pick up/drop off service from and to Civitavecchia port
  • Private panoramic sightseeing with deluxe vehicle
  • 9 hours private english-speaking driver
  • Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel private tour (3 hours)
  • Private guide
  • Tickets
  • Entrances fees
  • Skip the line entrance
  • Insurance
  • Assistence
  • Taxes 
  • VAT

What’s not included

  • Tips
  • Food and beverage
  • Entrance to the monuments unless specified 
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