Shore excursion - Best of Rome

Shore Excursions in Rome

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Enjoy a private full-day tour of Rome from your cruise ship in Civitavecchia. The tour is designed to cover the beautiful city of Rome's most significant ancient Roman monuments, such as the Colosseum, Circus Maximus, Roman Forum and much more.
Your tour will start from Civitavecchia with pick-up by a professional driver on the pier at 07:30 for an easy and comfortable drive to Rome. This will take approximately 90 minutes. During your drive into Rome from Civitavecchia, your private driver will point out various points of interest along the way and answer any questions that you may have about your day. With this tour, experience the best of history and art in Rome. You have the chance to visit the most important sites of the eternal city. Enjoy a magnificent view of the Colosseum, the most important Roman amphitheater and the largest in the world. It could hold a number of spectators between 50,000 and 80,000 units. The imposing character of this monument makes it the symbol of Rome and Italy throughout the world. The next stop of the tour will be the Capitoline, the lowest and the least extensive of the 7 hills of Rome and since ancient times the hub of political and religious activities of the city. Then the tour will bring you to the Circus Maximus, an ancient Roman circus in the valley between the Palatine and Aventine hills. Here games were held and it was especially dedicated to horse racing. The tour continues and you will admire beautiful squares and picturesque alleys. The first is Piazza Navona, built on the ashes of the Stadium of Domitian and used in antiquity for different kinds of athletic contests and competitions. Today the square is usually crowded with street artists, painters and portraitists. Do not miss the Fountain of the Four Rivers and the Church of St. Agnes in Agony, a triumph of Baroque architecture. By foot you will easily reach the Pantheon, the temple dedicated to the gods of ancient Rome which boasts several primacies; it is the best preserved, has the largest masonry dome in the history of architecture, and is considered the forerunner of all modern places of worship. During the years, it has been imitated across the world. Then see the Trevi Fountain, in Rococo style, overlooking Piazza di Trevi. Before you leave, do not forget to throw a coin in the fountain. Custom has it that travelers doing this will one day return to the eternal city. Another essential stop is Spanish Steps (Piazza di Spagna); the ocher-colored buildings encircle the Bernini’s fountain and the Spanish Steps. After a break for lunch, you will can visit the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. In the Sistine Chapel, you will stop to admire the ”Creation” and the ”Last Judgment,” which are the most important paintings by Michelangelo. In St. Peter’s Basilica it is possible to visit the grave of the popes as well as to climb up to the top of the dome, from where you will surely enjoy a beautiful sight of Rome. You will return to the ship by 17:00.

What’s included

  • Luxury air-conditioned vehicle
  • Pick-up and drop off at your cruise ship in Civitavecchia port
  • Tolls, parking and luggage handling
  • Flexible itinerary

What’s not included

  • Lunch
  • Admission fees if not mentioned

Highlights

  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Free port pickup and drop-off included
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Perfect for all ages and skill level
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
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