Panorama of Rome

Rome Panorama Cruise Trip through Vatican City & Ancient Rome
Price: $75.00
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Summary
Shore Excursion SizeStandard
Shore Excursion TypeCultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration8 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
Shore Excursion Leaves FromIf 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. Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.
Food/Beverage ProvidedNot Included
Recommended DressWe recommend wearing comfortable seasonal clothing, sunscreen, and sunglasses. If you plan to visit St. Peter's Basilica, you must have knees, shoulders, midriff, and chest covered, as the Vatican can refuse your entrance.
RestrictionsGuests must be able to step in and out of the tour vehicle. The tour involves extensive walking of up to 3 to 4 miles, or 5 to 6 kilometers, with stairs and some uneven paths and cobblestone roads. The walking portion moves at a good pace. This tour is not suggested for people with walking difficulties. Tour runs in every weather conditions.

Panoramic 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 bus by the Pyramid of Cestius, the Papal Archbasilica of St John in Lateran, the Basilica of Saint Mary Major, the Colosseum, the Circus Maximus and the Mouth of Truth. Your Civitavecchia tour continues to the Theatre of Marcellus, up to Venice Square and the Trevi Fountain up until the 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 on the opposite side from where the Justice Palace stands, starting the walking path for the first stop from Via Zanardelli towards the St. Peter's Square and back. On the way, admire the Castel Sant' Angelo, the Mausoleum of Hadrian, and be amazed by the stunning view of the Via Della Conciliazione opening up to the famous Vatican Square and Basilica. 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. During your free time reach 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 on your own to your final meeting point, Navona Square, boasting the location of the Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi (Fountain of the Four Rivers) by Bernini.

Book this Panoramic tour of Rome 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 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, so you will be offered an extra skip the line ticket with guided visit included on spot to enter 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 leader provides meeting point and meeting times instructions at each stop. The tour can be bilingual, explanations are given in equal measures only onboard the bus. Variations on the itinerary may be applied due to special events, holidays or special restrictions issued by the Municipality/Police of Rome.

4.5 Stars4.3 / 5  |  13 ReviewsReview This Tour
Panorama of Rome
November 21, 2019
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: Janis
5 Stars
Panorama of Romea
July 11, 2019
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: Valerie Bolster
4 Stars
Whirlwind tour
June 09, 2019
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.
Reviewer: ANDREY PUKALOV
4 Stars
Good Overview of Rome for First Time Visitor
November 16, 2018
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: Craig
4 Stars
I enjoyed this trip
September 17, 2018
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.
Reviewer: Judith Andrew
5 Stars
I would visit again
September 17, 2018
This excursion was very educational and there were so much to see. I was a bit disappointed that we didn't go inside the Coliseum but just being on the site in itself was a dream come true. I enjoyed the Panorama of Rome and if given the opportunity, would definitely return.
Reviewer: Lystra Noray
4 Stars