Panorama of Rome
Panoramic Day Tour in Rome
For those who would like an overview of the Eternal City, this Civitavecchia excursion will not disappoint. Enjoy a venture into Vatican City to visit the seat of the Catholic church. From there, you will be taken by the Roman Forum, Victor Emmanuel's Monument, and Mussolini's Balcony. Your Civitavecchia tour continues to the Trevi Fountain and Pantheon, concluding at the Piazza Navona. Enjoy free time at each of the stops to explore the Eternal City and its amazing sites on your own.
Depart Civitavecchia by bus and arrive at St. Peter's Square in Vatican City. Enjoy some time to explore St. Peter's Basilica, housing Michelangelo's marble masterpiece, the Pieta. You'll be awestruck by St. Peter's Baldachin, the bronze canopy and pillars straddling the altar sitting above the burial site of Saint Peter. Study the magnificent craftsmanship encompassing the Basilica's interior or descend into the Vatican Grotto, where many of the Popes and Catholic saints from the past are buried.
Your bus will bring you towards the ruins of Ancient Rome. Pass by the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, where the city of Rome was founded in 753 BCE. Along the way, you'll view the Victor Emmanuel Monument, or the Altare della Patria. This monument was built in honor of a unified Italy's first king, Victor Emmanuel. See Mussolini's Balcony in Venice Square, where the notorious dictator delivered his speeches to the Italian public.
Continue your tour to the city center, where you will have free time for shopping or to purchase lunch. After your free time, resume the tour at the Pantheon, one of the best preserved structures from Ancient Rome, commissioned during the reign of Augustus Caesar. Once inside, you'll be intrigued by the dome roof with a central opening to the sky. Proceed to your final meeting point, Navona Sqaure, boasting the location of the Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi (Fountain of the Four Rivers) by Bernini.
Book this Rome tour today for a comprehensive and enlightening 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 to the meeting location on the day of the tour. Entrance fees to attractions/museums are not included with the price of this tour. Occasionally there are long lines to visit certain attractions, especially the Basilica. Visits to certain attractions may be limited due to varying wait times and time restrictions. Free time is provided at each stop so guests can attempt to visit these sites on their own. The tour can be bilingual, explanations are given in equal measures on board the bus.
Tour leader for our day in Rome was so knowledgeable,organized and personable. We saw so much and received explanations for all we saw. The earphones offered were a big asset. Hope to return to Rome someday.
Reviewer: Valerie Bolster
The tour was very good and guide gave us lots of information..It was very hot and lots of walking as buses are not allowed to park in Rome. We had to walk farther than advised as so much traffic and people! This is not the fault of tour company but just advising if you are going to Rome in the Spring or summer, it can be very hot and lots of people!!
Reviewer: ANDREY PUKALOV
1 day light is definitely not enough, got a feeling of the whirlwind tour. The shore excursions representative seemed to be on the mission to collect the extra money for "Skip the Line" visit to Vatical, 30% of which we waited for the rest of the group to use the "holly" restroom. This was greatly compensated by Andrea, the non-shore excursion guide that was with us for the rest of the trip. Very knowledgeable, with dry sense of humor and irony, he walked us thru Rome (rather quickly, based on the time around) definitely projecting the passion about this great city full of history and culture. The pizza place he'd recommended for lunch was delicious.
Tour itself was enjoyable, included head phones which were useful due to the crowds and noise. Started in Vatican City, would not recommend attempts to add the guided tours due to time restraints, these require more time than available to justify the expense. As an alternative we did enjoy the Leonardo DaVinci Museum, it was very interesting and is good for children as well. Tour included the Colliseum from the outside, the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, Castel Saint Angelo, and Piazza Navona. There was some time allowed for self guided site seeing that was a nice feature. Only one note, our group included many different nationalities so our tour guide needed to translate his information at least 3 times, but he did an outstanding job.
Reviewer: Judith Andrew
My trip to Rome was the highlight of my trip. From the driving to the walking aspect of the tour, I learned so much. Our tour guide was both funny and informative, and I enjoyed viewing the picturesque and breathtaking scenery and archaeological wonders of Rome. Upon entering St. Peter's Basilica, I was in awe and amazement at the details so painstakingly etched in almost every part of it's walls, whether it was a painting or a carved statue. My phone camera just couldn't capture all it's beauty.