Exclusive Best of Rome

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Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 8 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level ? Difficult
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? A complimentary shuttle is required to reach your departure location.
Food/Beverage Provided Not Included
Recommended Dress As you will be visiting inside a religious or memorial site, shoulders and knees must be covered. Comfortable clothes and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes or sneakers, sunglasses and sunscreen are recommended.
Restrictions This tour is not wheelchair accessible, and is not recommended for guests with limited mobility. All participants must be able to walk (more than 3 miles) at a reasonable pace on the walking portion of the tour. Guests must be able to walk over paved as well as cobblestone surfaces, many of which are uneven.

Exclusive Best of Rome History Tour

Escape the crowded cruise line tours on this exclusive Best of Rome shore excursion. Your Civitavecchia tour begins when you are met at the cruise terminal. Here you will climb aboard your air-conditioned vehicle for the 80-minute drive to Rome.

When you arrive in Rome, you will walk through the narrow, winding streets of the old city to Piazza Navona, where you will find the most stunning baroque square, complete with the stunning Bernini fountain. Then continue on to the Pantheon, a fine example of ancient Roman architecture (outside visit), which was built as a temple in Ancient Rome in the year A.D.126. Your walk will end at the Trevi Fountain, and it is said that a visitor will return to Rome if they throw a coin with their right hand over their left shoulder into the Fountain. Then, enjoy some free time here to eat lunch or further explore.

After your free time, the walking tour continues past Piazza Venezia, where the monument known as Il Vittoriano is dedicated to King Victor Emmanuel II, the first king of Italy. You will also pass through the Forum of Trajan, the Forum of Augustus, and the Forum of Nerva on the famous Via dei Fori Imperiali on your way to the Colosseum. Parts of these forums can be seen on both sides of the road.

Next you will enjoy an outside view of the Colosseum, a well-known landmark of the Eternal City. Then proceed to the Palatine Hill and Roman Forum, where you will be provided with skip-the-line tickets to explore the site that is widely regarded as the birthplace of the Roman Empire.

Continue on to the world-famous Vatican City, watching for the Castle of the Angels and Bernini's Bridge of the Angels, both of which can be seen on the way. You will be provided with approximately 45 minutes of free time at St. Peter's Square, before returning to Civitavecchia and your waiting cruise ship.

Please Note: This tour does not include an inside tour or tickets to the Colosseum, but you will have the opportunity to view the Colosseum from outside. Given the traffic in Rome, the itinerary may vary according to local conditions. Crowds are to be expected at all sites and lines for St. Peter's Basilica may exceed over one hour to enter. If fewer than nine people are on your tour, you will travel in a small vehicle with excellent access to all sights, and a guide who is also your driver will lead your tour.