Escape the crowded cruise line tours on this Exclusive Best of Rome shore excursion. With an average tour size of only 15 people (and no more than 30) you will enjoy a very personalized experience that differs greatly from the 50 plus person tours offered by the cruise lines.
Your 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. Upon arrival in Rome, you will drive to the city’s highlights. When you arrive in Rome you will be able to see the Capitoline Hill located between the Forum and the Campus Martius.Capitoline Hill is one of the seven famous hills of Rome.
Next you will visit the symbol of the Eternal City, the Roman Colosseum.You have a choice of going inside or waiting till the rest of group takes the visit.If you decide to go inside please remind us to book your fast track ticket ( 20.00 euro per person).If you decide not to go in you will have about 30 minutes to wonder around.
Departing the Colosseum area, you will be driven by Palatine Hill and Circus Maximus.You will then drive to the old section of Rome where you will be dropped off near the Trevi Fountain. Here you will walk through the narrow twisting streets to the Trevi Fountain, named after the area of Rome where it is found.Then proceed on foot to the Pantheon.The Pantheon is an excellent example of ancient Roman architecture. It was built in 126 AD as temple to all the gods of Ancient Rome.
Your driver will next take you world famous Vatican City. Here you will be provided time to visit St. Peter’s Basilica, the largest church in the world, which is reached by crossing famous St Peter’s Square. Inside the church, you will have the opportunity to see many of the fine pieces of art and mosaics on display such as Michelangelo’s “Pieta” and the beautifully carved Bernini Pulpit.
Since St. Peter’s is extremely popular please be aware that you may encounter lines to enter the Basilica.Lines are out of control.
After your visit to St Peters, you will be driven back to your ship pier. THIS TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE A VISIT TO THE VATICAN MUSEUMS.
Please Note: Given the traffic in Rome, the itinerary may vary according to local conditions. If less than 9 people are on your tour you will travel in a small vehicle with excellent access to all sights and commentaries will be given by your driver from the vehichle. If more than 9 people are on your tour, you will travel in a van or minibus that will include a separate driver and guide for the guided portion of the tour. Additional walking will be involved since buses have limited access to the city.
The Shared Best of Rome tour departs from the port’s transportation hub, located near the main gate of the port. When you exit your ship’s security area, please look for the free shuttle that will take you to the transportation hub (6 minute ride) where the tour vehicle will be parked. When you exit the shuttle, please look for your local representative holding a “DriverinRome” sign. We ask all guests to please plan to be at the designated departure location at least ten minutes before departure time and allow a minimum of 20 minutes to catch the shuttle.
For guests whose ship arrives at 8:00am, please make your way to the ship’s gangway area and be ready to depart as soon as the ship has cleared. Do not wait in your room or a public area for an announcement as announcements are often made 15 – 20 minutes after the ship has been cleared. Once the ship has cleared, it has been cleared for all guests, despite what crew members may try to tell you. If you encounter any difficulties the day of the tour, please contact the local representative at 0039 392 4468 283 / 0039 338 4180978 / 39 0661522395
– Trevi Fountain
– St. Peter?s Basilica
Complete information including our phone numbers, meeting time and place are included in your confirmation voucher.
Please give your voucher to the driver at the end of the tour. We hand select our drivers and tour guides in order to give you the ultimate experience.
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– Please dress respectfully when visiting religious monuments; local custom requires covering knees and shoulders.
– Comfortable walking shoes recommended.
– The tour sequence may be altered to avoid congestions but always covering mentioned sights.
– Keep an eye on your wallet and purses at all times. Do not wear jewelry or carry large amount of cash.
– English speaking licensed guide
– Pick up and drop off at the port hub
– Guaranteed return to the pier on time
– Admission fees if not mentioned.Please ask us if you wish to purchase skip the line tickets to the Colisseum
– Tips to driver and guide ( please read below for more information)
Tips are never included in our quotes.
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