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Classical Rome: Full-Day Bus Tour from Civitavecchia

Product ID: 51145
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Experience the highlights of Rome through the centuries and admire masterpieces of art and architecture on this full-day tour from Civitavecchia. Lean about the significant periods of the city’s history and culture from your professional licensed guide.
About this activity
Duration 8 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, German
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Marvel at the magnificence of St. Peter’s Basilica and Square
  • Walk around the outside of the Coliseum and learn about the gladiators from your guide
  • Make a wish and throw a coin into the iconic Trevi Fountain
  • Marvel at Bernini’s 4 Rivers Fountain in Piazza Navona
Full description
Depart from the port of Civitavecchia by bus at 9:30 AM for Rome, accompanied by a local bus assistant. When you reach the city a professional, licensed guide will be waiting for you. After just about an hour and fifteen minutes of travel, the bus will stop next to the imposing Leonine Walls. On this full-day tour, your guide will provide commentary about Rome’s historical traditions and its art, as you take in most of the important monuments.

The guide will accompany you up until St. Peter’s Square as you take in the stunning views of St. Peter's Basilica and the magnificent Square, surrounded by Bernini’s famous colonnades dating from 1656. Please note that if there are long lines waiting to enter St. Peter's Basilica, the guide will tell you about the Basilica from the outside. Please refer to the Additional Information section about priority entrance to the Basilica.

Meet your tour leader at a designated point for the second part of the tour. You'll be driven on the bus for a panoramic ride along the streets near the Tiber, cross it near the Tiberine Island, see the city’s other monuments, you’ll pass by the Capitoline Hill, designed by Michelangelo. During the ride, you’ll see the Marcello Theater, commissioned by Emperor Augustus. Your guide will also point out the Temple of Portuno and Temple of Hercules, 2 of the finest smallest temples in the center of Rome.

At the end of this amazing panoramic ride, you will stop near the Colosseum and start the walking path with the guide at the foot of this amazing monument. You’ll come to the Circus Maximus, the largest stadium built in ancient Rome, and the site of chariot races for more than a thousand years.

Then continue along the famous Via Dei Fori Imperiali leading to Piazza Venezia and admire the amazing Altar of the Fatherland. Start out with a visit to the spectacular Trevi Fountain, originally designed by Bernini, but finally constructed by the architect Nicola Salvi. Next, you’ll have a break of 30-40 minutes for a light lunch or even just an ice cream from one of the local shops.

Walk to the Pantheon, the great pagan temple that dates back 2,000 years. Finish your tour with a visit to Piazza Navona, where Bernini and Borromini, the greatest architects of the 17th-century, reached their highest achievements. The Church of St. Agnes in Agony was designed and built by Borromini and the 4 Rivers Fountain is a Bernini masterpiece.
Includes
  • Professional licensed guide
  • Full-day guided tour
  • A modern, safe, air-conditioned bus for comfortable travel
  • Driver from Civitavecchia to Rome and return
What’s Not Included
  • Skip-the-line entry to St. Peter's Basilica (see the Additional Information section)
  • Visit inside the Coliseum
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance tickets
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• Priority entrance to St. Peter's Basilica can be purchased just before boarding the bus. The cost is EUR 22 per person for adults, students, and children. The tour will be conducted by an official guide from the Vatican State. Your preferred language for the tour of St. Peter's Basilica can be requested when booking the service before boarding the coach
• On Sundays, priority entrance cannot be offered as per Vatican rules. It is extremely important that if you wish to enter the Basilica, you must have your knees, shoulders, midriff, and cleavage covered as the Vatican can otherwise refuse entrance
• Mandatory headsets are to be purchased while on the coach to hear the explanations of the tour guide. The fee for the headset is €2.50 per person for adults, students, and children
• This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
• This tour will take place rain or shine
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.5 / 5
based on 473 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.6/5
Organization
4.6/5
Value for money
4.6/5
Safety
4.7/5

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Civita Tours

Product ID: 51145