Small Group Best of Rome

Small Group Best of Rome
Price: $160.00
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Shore Excursion Size ? Small
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Active, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 9 Hours
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided Not included.
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes. Sunglasses and sunscreen are suggested.
Restrictions Guests must be able to get in and out of transportation. This tour is not wheelchair accessible. Tour is not recommended for guests with limited mobility due to extensive walking and the absence of elevators at tour site.

Tired of the long waits and bustling crowds that come with the typical, over-crowded tour groups? If so, then this is the tour for you! With a maximum of 8 guests only, this tour will allow you an intimate and personalized experience as you spend more time touring and less time waiting.

You will meet at the pier where your driver will take you on an approximately 80 minute scenic transfer past farms and orchards to the beautiful city of Rome. Upon arrival to the Eternal City you will be greeted by Capitoline Hill, an early Roman citadel containing several ancient ruins as well as Medieval and Renaissance palaces. Over at the 50,000 seat Roman Colosseum you will have 40 minutes of free time (entrance ticket not included) to explore this grand example of classic Roman architecture and imagine what it must have been like as gladiators, Christians, and wild beasts battled to their deaths. Nearby you will find the imposing triumphal Arch of Titus erected in A.D. 81 by the Emperor Domitian.

From there you will pass by Palatine Hill, Circus Maximus, and the Victor Emanuel monument on your way to the old section of Rome where you will walk through the narrow, twisting streets to the Trevi Fountain. At 85 feet high and 65 feet wide, this is the largest Baroque fountain in the city with a traditional legend: those visitors who throw a coin over their left shoulder into the fountain are ensured a return trip to Rome. While in town you will also see the Pantheon, built in A.D. 126 as a temple to all ancient Roman gods. Make a stop at the Navona and Farnese Squares if time permits, then enjoy a quick lunch (on your own) before you make your way to Vatican City with views of the Castel of the Angels and Bernini's Bridge of the Angels along the way.

Once in Vatican City you will have 45 minutes of free time to visit St. Peter's Square and St. Peter's Basilica, or just soak in the sights and browse for souvenirs. Reserve your spot on this very special 9 hour tour of Rome today for a very personalized experience that differs greatly from the large cruise tour groups.

Please Note: Tickets to the Colosseum are not included. On select dates the Colosseum will be more crowded than usual, in which case you will be given a free tour of the outside of the Colosseum with additional time to spend at St. Peter's Basilica.

5 Stars5.0 / 5  |  4 ReviewsReview This Tour
Wonderful guide
November 11, 2022
The guide was wonderful, with a wonderful personality and sense of humor. He took us all through Rome, showed us many beautiful sites. One of the best part was the small group size. We had a lot of individual attention. Would go on this trip again!
Reviewer: Dan Rygel
5 Stars
Best tour of Rome
October 21, 2022
We had a small group of 8 people. Our driver was very professional, had great knowledge and driving skills giving us plenty of time at each stop. Saw as much ch as possible in the time given and got us back to the ship in good time.
Reviewer: Heather Lavelle
5 Stars
Wonderful day!!!
September 03, 2022
Davide was a wonderful guide, full of information and patience. Took us to places at the right time to avoid crowds . Rome beautiful city with so much to see. I will recommend this tour 100%
Reviewer: Andrrea
5 Stars
Excellent Tour/Great Option to Cruise Line Tour
July 22, 2022
We booked Shore Excursion because the cruise line didnt post the cruises for Rome until a week before the cruise. I booked the Shore Excursions and I was very happy! First the tour is much cheaper, 2) it is much nicer to be in the smaller van than the huge cruise line tour bus, 3) the tour guide was fantastic and very knowledgeable and 4) was much more flexible than the a cruise line tour and allowed us to skip lunch in order to spend more time at another site. Great experience!
Reviewer: Linda
5 Stars