Shore Excursion from Civitavecchia Port: Rome Full-Day Tour
Shore Excursion from Civitavecchia Port: Rome Full-Day Tour
8 hours (Approx.)
Offered in: English and 1 more
Depart from the port of Civitavecchia for a sightseeing tour of Italy's vibrant capital. Explore Rome and nearby Vatican City by van, passing highlights such as St Peter's Square and St Peter's Basilica, Rome's ancient Pantheon and the beloved Spanish Steps. Visit the sights on the Capitoline, including the Senatorial Palace and the Michelangelo-designed Piazza del Campidoglio, then conclude with a stop at the Colosseum — the largest amphitheater ever built.
Allow an expert to do the driving while you soak in the scenery
Bask in the magnificence of the incredible Colosseum, where you can almost hear the roar of ancient crowds
Enjoy a private sightseeing tour around Italy's cosmopolitan capital and Vatican City, taking in some of their most ionic attractions
Private 7-hour shore excursion through Rome and the Vatican from the Port of Civitavecchia
Visit St Peter's Square and marvel at the basilica, see the exquisitely preserved 2,000-year-old Pantheon and snap photos on the Spanish Steps
English-speaking driver at your disposal
Port pickup and drop-off
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Round-trip private transfer
Guaranteed to skip the long lines
Professional art historian guide
Food and drinks
Departure & Return
Traveler pickup is offered Ship pier
What To Expect
Officially known as the Monumento Nazionale a Vittorio Emanuele II, the enormous white marble monument that dominates Piazza Venezia was built as a tribute to the first king of a united Italy, Victor Emmanuel II.
The Victor Emmanuel Monument is not exactly known as one of Rome's most beautiful structures. It is considered too monumental and the bright white color does not fit well into the ochre color of its surroundings. The monument has been given nicknames such as 'typewriter' and 'wedding cake'.
The monument is nevertheless well worth the visit, even if only for the great views from the top. The top of the monument is also connected to the Capitoline Square, saving you another climb of the Capitoline Hill.
Built more than 1800 years ago, the magnificent Pantheon still stands as a reminder of the great Roman Empire. The name Pantheon refers to the building's original function as a temple for all the gods.
At the top of the dome is a large opening, the oculus, which was the only source of light. The front portico has three rows of columns; the first row has eight columns while the other two have four each. A huge bronze door gives access to the cylindrical building. Its diameter equals the interior height of 43.3 meters.
The Piazza di Spagna is one of the most popular meeting places in Rome. It is also one of the most visually pleasing squares. The combination of a monumental staircase (the famous Spanish Steps), an obelisk and a beautiful church is a draw for tourists and photographers.
At the foot of the Spanish Steps lies the Piazza di Spagna (Spanish Square). The long, triangular square is named after the Spanish Embassy to the Holy See. In the seventeenth century, the area around the embassy was even considered Spanish territory.
Saint Peter's Basilica, the world's largest church, is the center of Christianity. The imposing structure was built over a span of more than one hundred years by the greatest Italian architects of the era.
Piazza Navona is one of the most famous and arguably the most beautiful of Rome's many squares. The large and lively square features no less than three magnificent fountains. Another eyecatcher is the Baroque church of Sant'Agnese in Agone.
The square is built on the former Stadium of Domitian, built by Emperor Domitian in 86 AD. Hence the long, oval shape of the square. The stadium, which had a larger arena than the Colosseum was mainly used for festivals and sporting events.
The stadium was known as 'Circus Agonalis' (competition arena). It is believed that over time the name changed to 'in agone' to 'navone' and eventually to 'navona'.
The Colosseum is probably the most impressive building of the Roman Empire. Originally known as the Flavian Amphitheater, it was the largest building of the era.
The monumental structure has fallen into ruin, but even today it is an imposing and beautiful sight.
The Flavian Amphitheater
Emperor Vespasian, founder of the Flavian Dynasty, started construction of the Colosseum in 72 AD. It was completed in 80 AD, the year after Vespasian's death.
The huge amphitheater was built on the site of an artificial lake, part of Nero's huge park in the center of Rome which also included the Golden House (Domus Aurea) and the nearby Colossus statue. This giant statue of Nero gave the building its current name.
he Forum Romanum was the center of life in Imperial Rome, evidenced by the many remains of triumphal arches, temples and basilicas.
Until 509 BC, when Rome became a republic, the city was reigned by an Etruscan dynasty of Tarquin Kings. They built a sewer, the 'Cloaca Maxima', to drain water from the marshlands of the valley between the Palatine, Capitoline and Esquiline hills to the Tiber river.
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
A maximum of 8 people per booking
At time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
A current valid passport is required on the day of travel ( All Travelers )
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.
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