Private St Peter's, Colosseum and Forum Experience

Private St Peter's, Colosseum and Forum Experience
From $164.00/person to $1,401.00/person (Select "Individuals" below) Price varies based on number of individuals in your group
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Shore Excursion Size ? Private
Shore Excursion Type Scenic, Walking, Cultural, Cuisine
Shore Excursion Duration 8 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level ? Difficult
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Port Transportation Hub.
Food/Beverage Provided Wine and 3 course local lunch; Pasta, chicken or veal with side dish and dessert, with 1/2 bottle of water and 1/4 bottle of wine per person.
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes. Sunglasses and sunscreen are suggested
Restrictions This tour takes place in historical areas. Therefore, it is not wheelchair accessible, nor for strollers or for guests hard of walking as there is a lot of walking involved. Minimum age to consume alcohol is 18 years. Itinerary order may vary. Please ensure that your shoulders and knees are covered when entering a religious location. Please note that for St. Peter Basilica your guide will gave the explanation outside only. You may encounter considerable lines at the security checkpoint if you wish to enter independently.

Private St Peter's, Colosseum and Forum Experience

Your private tour begins when you meet your English-speaking, local and knowledgeable guide at the port and set off to the city. Upon arrival, experience first-hand the beauty of this marvelous, Eternal City.

From the toga-wearing days of Julius Caesar to the artistic boom of the Baroque, Rome is a city that catapults you through time. History seeps from every cobblestone and traversing it all is no mean feat; that is where we have created this ideal tour for you. Showcasing some of the very best Rome has to offer, this day gives you an inside view of several historical attractions.

Following the main artery of the Italian capital all the way to its heart, make your way first to the Colosseum. Once there, make your way inside and imagine the days of the gladiators while strolling around this ancient and historic landmark.

The Colosseum aside, see a host of other magnificent and well-known historic sights. At the Circus Maximus, imagining the thundering sound of horses' hooves as they raced around this ancient ground with an overly zealous Roman crowd transporting you to one of history's most significant periods.

Continue to St. Peter's in Chains Cathedral, also known by the name of Basilica Eudoxiana, after Licinia Eudoxia, wife of Emperor Valentinian III (425-455). Eudoxia brought the chains that held St. Peter while he was imprisoned in Jerusalem to Rome. However, the church is best known for the statue of Moses that Michelangelo created for the tomb of Pope Julius II.

After taking in so much history and beauty, slow down and enjoy a delicious meal at a local restaurant before continuing your day. Make your way to Vatican City where you will have free time to visit St. Peter's Basilica and prepare to be amazed by Michelangelo's Pieta.

As your day begins to come to an end, you will start to get the feeling you have absorbed some of this incredible city's history, culture and vast beauty.

Relax in comfort and recount your day with your tour guide who will escort you back to the port area and your ship.

Please Note: On select dates, the Italian government will allow free entrance into the Colosseum, which will cause large than normal crowds. Should the wait time for entrance into the Colosseum be too long, guests will be given an outside tour of the Colosseum along with additional free time to visit St. Peter's Basilica. The select dates are: May 9th, June 5th, June 29th, September 23rd, October 4th, and November 4th.