Classical Rome

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Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 8 Hours
Activity Level ? Difficult
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? If you are arriving by cruise ship, a 5-minute shuttle ride is required to reach your departure location. Guests staying in hotels in Rome must arrange their own transportation to the meeting location.
Food/Beverage Provided Not Included
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable seasonal clothing, sunscreen, and sunglasses. If you plan on entering St. Peter's Basilica, please be advised that a strict dress code is enforced. All guests must dress modestly and have their shoulders and knees covered to enter the basilica.
Restrictions Participants must be able to step in and out of the vehicle and walk for approximately 3 to 4 miles over cobblestone, dirt, or uneven paths. Guests should be in good physical health to take this tour. This tour is not wheelchair or walker accessible, and is not recommended for guests with mobility issues.

Classical Rome Tour

On this full-day tour of Rome, travel past the ancient ruins of the Palatine and Capitoline Hills, Circus Maximus, and observe the majestic Colosseum. See architectural feats such as the Victor Emmanuel Monument, Mussolini's Balcony, Fountain of Four Rivers, and the world-famous Trevi Fountain. The day is rounded out with a visit to Vatican City, the seat of the Catholic church.

Your Civitavecchia tour begins with your arrival in Rome, where you'll pass by the Roman Forum. The city was founded in 753 BCE upon the Palatine Hill, one of the famed seven hills that encompassed Ancient Rome. In the same vicinity is the Circus Maximus, where chariots raced for the entertainment of Ancient Roman citizens. Measuring 2,037 feet (621 meters) in length, it is truly a marvel to behold. Your guide will also lead you by the Capitoline Hill and the Victor Emmanuel Monument, also known as the Altare Della Patria. This monument was built in honor of a unified Italy's first king, Victor Emmanuel, depicting the king sitting on a horse. Nearby is the Palazzo di Venezia, where Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini held office and delivered many of his speeches from the balcony, now named after him.

As you voyage through Rome, you will visit Vatican City which is the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church. It's home to the Pope and a trove of iconic art and architecture. Proceed towards the glorious St. Peter's Basilica, where you will get a chance to view this Renaissance style church up close. As you journey through Rome, you can take a chance in line to gain entry to the Basilica (not guaranteed) or have the option to purchase skip the line tickets available at the Vatican, if time permits. Though entrance to St. Peter's Basilica is free, you have the option of buying a 1-hour guided tour for 20 EUR per person (not included) payable on site. After exploring more of the Basilica, you'll have some time to visit the Vatican souvenir shop to look for gifts.

Next, observe the most known symbol of Rome: the Colosseum. Built between 70 AD to 80 AD, the Colosseum boasts the title as being one of the New 7 Wonders of the World. Originally called the Amphitheatrum Flavium, or Flavian Amphitheater, it hosted gladiatorial contests, mock naval battles, animal hunts, and acted as a venue for the martyrdom of Christians. You will have time to capture stunning photos of this Roman landmark from your observation point. From here your group will start the walking tour with your guide passing by the Colosseum. You will then continue along Via dei Fori Imperiali until you reach Venice Square to admire the beautiful National Monument Altar of the Fatherland which was built between 1885 and 1935 to honor Victor Emmanuel II. Your walking tour will continue from here and you'll proceed until Trevi Fountain to have a small lunch break (not included). You will then proceed to pass Pantheon and Navona Square where masterpieces of art are disseminated at every corner across the district allowing you to discover and appreciate Rome from many points of view.

Enjoy a drive back to Civitavecchia after an eye opening visit to Rome. Book this tour today for an unforgettable Italy excursion.

Please Note: This tour is intended for guests arriving in Civitavecchia. While guests staying in hotels are always welcome, they are responsible for arranging their own transportation to the meeting location on the day of the tour. This tour is available in Spanish upon request. Please select your preferred language above when placing your booking. This tour can accommodate guests who are disembarking their cruise ship with luggage. You may bring luggage on this tour and leave it on the bus while touring. If you are disembarking your ship and do not wish to ride back to the cruise pier, the tour will end at the Justice Palace, Piazza dei Tribunali. All guests who are returning to the port should consult the guide for the final departure time and location for the shuttle back to port. Entrance fees to attractions/museums are not included with the price of this tour. Though entrance to St. Peter's Basilica is free, you have the option of buying a 1-hour guided tour for 22 EUR per person (not included) payable on site.

5 Stars4.8 / 5  |  73 ReviewsReview This Tour
Excellent Rome In A Day!
July 16, 2023
What all could be seen in a short time was included and the guide was super informative. Marie lisa? anyways, she made sure that we made it back on time to be on the cruise. and it was an amazing experience to see the Colosseum, St.Peter's Basilica square, Trevi fountain and such in person! Highly recommend. Also, they wore clear uniforms to identify at the pick up point on disembarking the cruise.
Reviewer: Sree
5 Stars
Rome in a Day
June 29, 2023
This tour was great to see a little of everything in Rome. The excursion group is very easy to find once after taking the shuttle. The tour did start a little late. They were still selling the same trip in order to fill up the bus. We started at the Vatican and there was no chance to buy any ticket to skip the line. The lines were HUGE! We dressed appropriately for church entry and it was hot! The bus was nice with big windows with ac, selling cheap cold water and a bathroom which cost one euro to use. We saw so much walking through the streets at a very quick pace. The tour guide was very knowledgeable speaking in Spanish and then English. He sometimes started to mumble a little. He took us to a wonderful restaurant with amazing food. They got us in and out quickly. I was overwhelmed at all of the sites and beautiful structures. I can’t wait to go back. We were back to port in a good amount of time. Some other ships left earlier and were a little rushed to get back.
Reviewer: Jenn
4 Stars
Classic au rome
July 22, 2022
Reviewer: Nicole Mc gregor
5 Stars
A good overview of Rome
November 27, 2019
We had a great guide and saw so much in the little time we had. I wish they made some time to eat a meal, we had about 10-15 minutes to use the restroom and get food. This was not ideal but it was still a great tour and I would recommend it to anyone who has a short time in Rome
Reviewer: Nick Wo
4 Stars
Fun day seeing all of the highlights of Rome!
August 26, 2019
We were VERY pleased with this tour! Everything went very smoothly. We had no trouble finding the tour operator at the cruise terminal and they did a terrific job keeping us on time all day and getting us back to the ship. The tour guide was extremely informative and we were able to see all of the sights on our ‘must see’ list for Rome. Note that there is a LOT of walking on the tour and it is pretty fast paced. My Apple Watch recorded that we walked 8 miles on this tour! Also, if you are hoping to be able to browse stores and shop at your leisure, this is not the tour for you. It is designed to see as much as possible in a very short time frame (which is exactly what we wanted!) I loved the fact that the tour included a skip the line entry at Saint Peter’s Basilica. Would highly recommend this store to anyone!
Reviewer: Alicia Quenemoen
5 Stars
Very Exciting!
August 11, 2019
Our tour guide, Christian, was fabulous! His knowledge was superior! We saw lots of amazing things! Great overview! We want to go back and explore even more!!
Reviewer: Pamela
5 Stars