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Classical Rome: Full-Day Bus Tour from Civitavecchia

1. Classical Rome: Full-Day Bus Tour from Civitavecchia

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.

Rome: E-Bike Night Tour with Food and Wine Tasting

2. Rome: E-Bike Night Tour with Food and Wine Tasting

Begin your adventure close to St. Maria Maggiore, one of the most beautiful basilicas of Rome. Pedal up to the top of the Aventino hill and admire one of the most striking sunset panoramas of the eternal city. Enjoy the views over the Fori Imperiali, Campidoglio, and Circo Massimo by dusk. Then, head for the Trevi Fountain, and make a wish as you throw a coin in. See popular landmarks such as the Colosseo and San Pietro, illuminated by the moonlight biking through little-known streets far away from the city traffic. End the adventure with the cold cuts accompanied by a glass of wine.

Rome: City Center Highlights Tour by Electric-Assist Bicycle

3. Rome: City Center Highlights Tour by Electric-Assist Bicycle

Rome is a city filled with ancient monuments, bustling city streets, fascinating alleyways, and small, hidden squares. It is a sprawling city with many hills, and by foot it can be completely overwhelming. Today, you'll hop on an E-bike and experience the joys of Rome - from its elegant shopping streets to its ancient monuments - on a fun and healthy day of bike riding! You'll stop off many of the main attractions of Rome, and also have a chance to visit many charming smaller squares and buildings that are lesser-known. Your guide will take you from the Imperial Forum all the way through to the Pantheon and will share all about the history and curiosities that have made Rome's story - from its foundation to the present day. Morning Tour Highlights: Colosseum Imperial Forums Piazza Venezia and Vittoriano monument Trevi Fountain Spanish Steps Piazza del Popolo Park of Villa Borghese and scenic view of Rome Piazza Navona (former Stadium of Domitian) Pantheon Jewish ghetto and Portico di Ottavia Theatre of Marcellus Panoramic view of the Roman Forum Afternoon Tour Highlights: Colosseum Circus Maximus and view of the Palatine Aventine Hill and Orange Garden with a romantic view of Rome, including Saint Peter’s dome Trastevere Santa Maria in Trastevere basilica Piazza Farnese Hidden charming alleys: the soul of real Rome Piazza Navona (former Stadium of Domitian) Pantheon Jewish ghetto and Portico di Ottavia Theater of Marcellus Panoramic view of the Roman Forum

Rome By Night: Small Group E-Bike Tour

4. Rome By Night: Small Group E-Bike Tour

Check out Rome's most famous sights in one go without the crushing heat and crowds of people. Your e-bike experience begins at sunset so you can marvel at the Eternal City bathed in golden light. Rely on the expertise of a knowledgeable guide who will lead you down the quickest, most scenic routes and share interesting facts about the city and its sights.  Be prepared to see the best of Rome with stops at the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Spanish Steps, and Saint Peter's Basilica. With a maximum of eight participants, this tour ensures that you'll have an individual experience, tailored to your needs and interests. Hop on an e-bike during the hot summer months to enjoy a cool breeze and a unique view on Rome's important historical and cultural landmarks. 

From Civitavecchia: Escorted Shore Excursion to Rome

5. From Civitavecchia: Escorted Shore Excursion to Rome

Once your cruise arrives at the port of Civitavecchia, meet your tour leader and hop on the bus which will take you to Rome. During the journey, you'll receive a historical introduction to the city. Upon arrival in Rome, embark on a walking tour to some of the most famous landmarks in the city. From the arrival point, be accompanied by your expert tour leader to San Pietro Square, where you will have some free time before continuing with the tour. Walk towards Piazza Venezia where you can see the imposing Monumento de la Patria. This monument was built in honor of Victor Emmanuel II, the first king of a united Italy. See other landmarks including the Pantheon, the Castel Sant'Angelo, Piazza Navona, among others. Make a wish at the Trevi Fountain while admiring the many details of this beautiful work of art carved entirely from marble. Enjoy some free time to eat at one of the many restaurants in the area. Then, admire the exterior of Colosseum, one of the most impressive feats of Roman architecture. Return to the departure point where you will board your bus to take you back to the port of Civitavecchia.

Rome: Colosseum and Vatican City Full-Day Guided Tour

6. Rome: Colosseum and Vatican City Full-Day Guided Tour

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Rome in the morning, and then journey by minivan with an English-speaking driver/guide to the main monuments of the Eternal City. Skip the long lines to the Colosseum and get more time to follow in the footsteps of Roman emperors and fearless gladiators. Continue to the Roman Forum to explore the heart of public life in Ancient Rome. Get amazing views from Capitoline Hill and see Trajan's Column on Piazza Venezia. Discover the temple to all gods at the Pantheon, throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain and see the house where Keats lived at the Spanish Steps. Admire Bernini's fountain in Piazza Navona before getting some time for lunch. Spend the afternoon in the vast galleries of the Vatican Museum and enter Michelangelo's miraculous Sistine Chapel. Continue to St. Peter's Basilica, where highlights of the cathedral include Bernini's beautiful baldacchino, Michelangelo's Pietà and the tombs of 91 popes.

Rome In A Day Full-Day Tour by Electric-Assist Bike

7. Rome In A Day Full-Day Tour by Electric-Assist Bike

Explore the beauty of the “Eternal City” on a full-day bike tour, either on a quality trekking bike or an electrically assisted bicycle - that makes climbing Roman hills effortless. Meet your guide close to the Colosseum for an impressive view of the mighty arena of the Roman Republic. Then, continue to the Imperial Forum to see the temples dedicated to the gods of Ancient Rome. Cycle down small alleys, admiring Renaissance and Baroque palaces and churches along the way. Your local guide will lead you to some of Rome’s hidden and most famous squares and fountains, such as the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona, and Piazza del Popolo. Learn some of Rome’s 2,000-year history as you pedal, pausing at sites such as the Castel Sant'Angelo, Piazza Venezia, and Villa Borghese. Take a break for a typical Italian lunch in an authentic trattoria, along with short breaks for a historical explanation, and possibilities to take pictures. After a ride in the quaint Trastevere, pedal up Capitoline Hill for a breathtaking panoramic view of the Roman Forum and to experience one of the legendary Seven Hills of Rome. Admire Michelangelo’s urban planning on the main square of the Capitoline, and bike to the Vatican City for a view of St. Peter’s Basilica and Bernini’s graceful colonnades.

From Naples or Sorrento: Guided Small-Group Rome Tour

8. From Naples or Sorrento: Guided Small-Group Rome Tour

Start this exciting tour with pickup from your accommodation in Napoli or Sorrento. Board a deluxe vehicle and enjoy your comfortable transfer to Rome with an English-speaking driver. Upon arrival, your English-speaking tour guide will meet you by the Spanish Steps before leading you on a walking tour through the historic center. During your 3-hour walking tour, discover Rome’s transformation over the centuries as you admire beautiful monuments of ancient Rome surrounded by a modern context. Marvel at the Spanish steps before moving on to one of the fountains fed by the Virgin Aqueduct. As you walk, see the ancient and still-functioning Roman Aqueduct from the 1st century B.C. Admire and learn about the history of the Pantheon, pass by the monumental Navona Square, and visit the largest baroque fountain in the city: Trevi Fountain. While there, follow the legend and throw a coin over your shoulder into the fountain to come back to Rome soon. Next, move on to Piazza Venezia and see the famous Altare della Patria. The last part of the walking tour reaches the most ancient part of Rome where you’ll discover the Imperial Forums, the Forum of Julius Caesar, and the symbol of the Roman Empire’s greatness: the Colosseum. Walk around the perimeter of the awe-inspiring Colosseum with your guide to see the Arch of Constantine. After the walking tour, enjoy some free time for a quick lunch nearby before your driver picks you up and transfers you to Vatican City. There, you’ll have about 2 hours of free to visit the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica and its square. Finally, return to Naples or Sorrento for drop-off at your hotel.

Rome: Private E-Bike Tour with Local Food

9. Rome: Private E-Bike Tour with Local Food

Begin the adventure in the morning close to St. Maria Maggiore where you will meet your guide. Sit down and enjoy breakfast together where you will have the opportunity to choose the places you want to explore and the route you'd like to take. Head out on your e-bike and pedal up to the top of the Aventino or of the Campidoglio hill to admire the most striking panoramas of the city. Explore neighborhoods like Trastevere, Testaccio, or Monti as you learn about the history and culture of Rome from your expert local guide. See popular landmarks like the Colosseo, Trevi Fountain, and Borghese Gardens then stop for some amazing Italian food to refuel after an incredible morning discovering Rome on a comfortable e-bike.

From Civitavecchia: Private Rome Highlights Tour w/ Tickets

10. From Civitavecchia: Private Rome Highlights Tour w/ Tickets

You will be picked up from Civitavecchia harbor in an air-conditioned van, before being taken to the Vatican Museums. Don't worry about the crowds, as this tour includes exclusive skip-the-line access into the museums. The Vatican Museums are one of the world’s most visited museum complexes and are overflowing with masterpieces by many of the world’s most important Renaissance and Baroque artists. Your guide will lead you through all of the most important galleries providing a fascinating overview of the history and cultural significance. The tour includes visits to the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica and other key museum highlights. After this, you will stop for a light lunch and enjoy some authentic Roman cuisine. You will then head to the Colosseum and once again, will skip the long queues outside. Here, your guide will make the world’s most famous amphitheater come to life, explaining its awe-inspiring structure, and recreating the days when it was filled with the sounds of roaring animals and crowds and the clashing swords of gladiators. After that, you will visit the Roman Forum which was once the ancient city’s social, governmental, economic and religious center. At the end of the day, you will be taken back to Civitavecchia port.

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What people are saying about Colosseum

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 29 reviews

We had a fantastic time on this tour! Even though we were exhausted from a long day of travel from the US, I am am so glad we booked this! It was our #1 favorite of all the tours we took during our trip/cruise to the Mediterranean. The tour guides safely helped us navigate the streets, were very engaging in their commentary and conversation, and took us to all of the highlights throughout the city. It was absolutely beautiful to see the sites of Rome at night! The stop for a light meal (charcuterie board) and glass of wine was also enjoyable and gave us the opportunity to chat with the other riders. The restaurant was cute and very accommodating. We ride bikes a lot at home and found the e bikes easy to handle. We highly recommend this tour!

The grearest way to see rome. It was so buetiful and so much fun. Bruno is a great guide full of knowledge. The bikes were very comfortable and it was a pleasure riding them.

It was great! Elias (the musician) did an excellent job of guiding us through Rome and the food in between was really tasty!

Excellent activity more than I imagine, highly highly recommended if you want to know the real Rome. Excellent guide!

gaelle is a great guide. We had a magical time, the best time of our trip