9. Rome and Vatican Shore Excursion from Civitavecchia Port
This tour starts at the Civitavecchia Port. Our hosts will greet you directly in front of your ship. You'll be driven to the Colosseum, where you'll meet your passionate local tour guide. Discover the intriguing history of the amphitheater that once housed over 50,000 spectators, and relive the glory days of the Roman Empire. The guide will provide commentary outside. You can then explore the area on your own, or go inside with our guide if you have a pre-purchased ticket.
Learn about the kings and dictators of the recent past while walking along the Via dei Fiori Imperiali, a road built as a stage for Mussolini's grand parades. Next, embark on a panoramic bus tour of the city. See the Capitoline Hill, one of the seven hills of Rome that is home to some of the city's most significant museums and art collections.
Admire impressive triumphal Arch of Constantine which commemorates his significant victory. The tour will continue on to the Altar of the Fatherland, a grand monument that commemorates Italy's unification. After the panoramic bus tour, we'll take you on a walking tour of Rome, where you can explore the vibrant streets, indulge in delectable Italian cuisine, and admire iconic sights such as the Spanish Steps.
Your expert local guide will share fascinating insights into the history and culture of Rome. We will also make a stop for gelato or tiramisu near the Trevi Fountain. Time permitting, we will also walk to Piazza Navona and the Pantheon.
Next, our bus will pick us back up and transfer us to Vatican City known as the spiritual and administrative center of the Roman Catholic Church. Although it is the world's smallest country, it has a rich history and cultural significance that makes it a must-see destination. Please note that while the Vatican Museums house an incredible collection of artwork, visiting them can be time-consuming. A typical tour takes 2-3 hours to explore. Our years of experience in guiding visitors have shown us that the best way to make the most of your time is to visit with our expert guide outside.
With our guidance, you'll still have the opportunity to appreciate the wonders of Vatican City in a way that fits your schedule and meets your needs. Our knowledgeable guide will provide you with fascinating insights into the city's cultural heritage and spiritual significance.
Next see St. Peter's Basilica, the center of the Catholic religion and a true architectural masterpiece. Its stunning dome, designed by Michelangelo, dominates the city's skyline, and the ornate exterior features intricate carvings and sculptures. If the line is not too long, we will take you inside to see Michelangelo's famous Pietà and the awe-inspiring dome,
At the end of the tour, we will bring you back to the port, with plenty of time to spare before your ship's departure. With an architectural and cultural legacy spanning millennia, there’s no reason not to visit Rome. Join us on this shore excursion for the experience of a lifetime.