Small Group Best of Rome

Small Group Best of Rome
Price: $192.00
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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 Stars4.9 / 5  |  9 ReviewsReview This Tour
Awesome experience!
July 26, 2023
Out tour guide Claudio gave us an awesome experience on our Small Group Best of Rome tour. He was so personable and took the time to explain many little details to us. He made several recommendations for the time we had on our own including lunch, and everything he suggested turned out great! We couldn't be more pleased with our tour of Rome with Claudio.
Reviewer: Al Illustrato
5 Stars
Great Tour Around Rome
July 08, 2023
We had a great tour. Our driver, Andrea was outstanding. He listened to what our top requests were and then made sure we were able to see that plus some hidden gems that he recommended. We asked for a recommendation for lunch, and this turned out to be the highlight of our tour. We had a fabulous Italian lunch experience with the best food, table wine, dessert, and limoncello at Dino & Toni's restaurant. We would highly recommend this tour!
Reviewer: Frank and Sheri Gagliardi
5 Stars
Small group best of rome
July 03, 2023
Excellent! Guide very professional and helpful
Reviewer: Leonal kilgore
4 Stars
Semi-private Tour
June 04, 2023
Excellent tour with two other couples. Great personable and knowledgeable driver. Drop us off at the sites and pick us up at set times. Didn't have deal with crowded busses or long walks from bus parking lots. Comfortable MB Dasher van. Lunch at a local restaurant owned by driver father's friend and Gelato near St. Peter's cathedral. Hour and half ride from cruise ship to Rome. Ship to ship service.
Reviewer: Bob
5 Stars
Small Group Best of Rome
May 15, 2023
We booked this excursion (5/9//2023) because we wanted a small group vs a large group from the Celebrity cruise ship. We were not disappointed! This was mainly because of our tour guide, Davide! He was professional and prompt at the port (both with our arrival and departure), very knowledgeable, funny, he spoke very good English (for an Italian) ;-), and was very attentive to what we saw. Because of the smaller van (vs. large bus), he was able to drive through the narrow streets and drop us off close to the sights, plus took us to some awesome viewpoints of the Colosseum and the city for photos. We were even able to get inside to see St Peter’s Basilica with his recommendation (we thought we wouldn’t have time after seeing the long line, but he convinced us to go for it - we were surprised the line went as fast as he said it would). The van was very nice, clean and comfortable. It was great! Thank you!
Reviewer: Thomas and Donna Cupp
5 Stars
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