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Rome: Squares, Vatican, & Colloseum Tour, Lunch & Transfers

1. Rome: Squares, Vatican, & Colloseum Tour, Lunch & Transfers

Discover Rome on a private full-day guided tour in an air-conditioned vehicle. Travel to the city's hottest destinations like the Pantheon, St. Peter’s Basilica, and the Trevi Fountain. Enjoy skip-the-line access at the Vatican Museums and gaze up at the frescos in the Sistine Chapel.  Get picked up at your doorstep and head to the legendary Colosseum, where your guide will be waiting for you. See the Roman Forum and the Palatine as your guide brings 3,000 years of Roman history to life. Continue to the ancient Pantheon and stroll through the grand Piazza Navona. Capture a picture on the Spanish Steps and toss a coin in the Trevi Fountain. After enjoying lunch at a traditional restaurant, your driver will pick you up and take you to the Vatican. Avoid the lines at the Vatican Museums and step inside to see the most prominent collection of ancient Roman artworks. Wander through the Sistine Chapel and marvel at Michelangelo’s extraordinary fresco, the Last Judgment.  Finally, visit St. Peter’s Basilica which ihs famous for its Renaissance architecture and for being the largest church in the world, before being dropped off back at your hotel.

Rome: Full-Day Vespa Scooter Rental

2. Rome: Full-Day Vespa Scooter Rental

Explore the streets of Rome on a stylish Vespa scooter with this simple rental service. Get free assistance inside the highway belt of Rome (Grande Raccordo Anulare - GRC). Pickup your Vespa at the rental shop and get fitted with a helmet. Listen as the staff gives you some helpful tips on how to use this model of scooter. Use your complimentary map to help you navigate around the city. Find out hotspots and routes and let a local tell you the fastest way to get to the sights in this vast city. Start exploring with major attractions that are less than 15-minutes away like the Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, the Colosseum, and Vatican City. Return the Vespa before your 24-hour rental period ends or make arrangements to extend your rental contract.

Civitavecchia Port: Private or Shared Guided Tour of Rome

3. Civitavecchia Port: Private or Shared Guided Tour of Rome

Start your Roman adventure at 9:00 AM as you exit from your cruise ship. At the ship's Pier, you will be greeted by your friendly and professional driver. Once you hop in your comfortable, air-conditioned minivan you will set off on your adventure.  Your driver will take you to all the most historical and socially significant landmarks in Rome. For those pressed for the time, this is the greatest way to ensure you see the main attractions of the city, all in 7-hours. During each stop you can hop-off the van and walk around, taking beautiful holiday snaps as you do. In the vehicle, you will enjoy the benefit of an audioguide in English. At each stop, you will be able to learn the basic history of each fascinating location.  During your tour, you will visit: Vatican City and St. Peter's Cathedral (1-hour), Colosseum (40-minutes), Piazza Venezia (15-minutes), Trevi Fountain (20-minutes), Spanish Steps (30-minutes), Pantheon (30-minutes), Piazza Novona (20-minutes) and the Panoramic View (15-minutes). Once you have visited all these major landmarks, you will be taken back to your cruise terminal, 1-hour before your ship departs and no later than 5:00 PM, ensuring a relaxing end to an exciting day.

Rome: Pantheon, Trevi Fountain & Roman Squares Guided Tour

4. Rome: Pantheon, Trevi Fountain & Roman Squares Guided Tour

Stroll through the heart of Rome on a guided walking tour and discover some of the most iconic sights of Rome. Visit Navona Square, the most elegant of all Roman squares, a cosmopolitan meeting place with many outdoor cafes and seasonal fairs, where the famous Bernini’s Four Rivers Fountain stands. Discover the church of San Luigi dei Francesi that houses the world-renowned cycle of paintings by Caravaggio. See the Pantheon, the world’s largest unreinforced concrete dome and one of the best-preserved of all Ancient Roman buildings. Throw your coin into the Trevi Fountain, the largest baroque fountain in the city and one of the most famous fountains in the world, surely one of the icons of Rome. See the Spanish Square with the Bernini’s fountain La Barcaccia and the magnificent and celebrated Spanish Steps that lead up to the Church of Trinità dei Monti. Off the Piazza, there are boutiques of the most famous high fashion brands.   

Rome: 4-Hour Private Tour with Driver

5. Rome: 4-Hour Private Tour with Driver

Benefit from pick-up at your centrally located hotel in Rome and the services of a driver for 4 hours on this exclusive tour of the "Eternal City." See all the main sights of the 2,500-year-old city and delve deep beneath its layers to reveal a fascinating story. Join a private driver on a journey to legendary monuments, such as the Colosseum, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps. Admire palaces formerly owned by Roman nobility, such as the High Renaissance edifice of Palazzo Farnese. Discover Rome's only Gothic church at Santa Maria sopra Minerva. Get personalized attention throughout the tour. Your itinerary can be customized to suit your own interests. Be wowed by the beauty of some of the city's most famous squares, see historic churches and Baroque fountains, and make sure you pause for a delicious Italian ice cream!

Mostra Leonardo Da Vinci: Rome Treasure Hunt Game

6. Mostra Leonardo Da Vinci: Rome Treasure Hunt Game

Enjoy a guided tour through the center of Rome that is sure to captivate even your children. Don't worry about where to go, because the game will lead you to all the best sights. Follow your instincts and choose the route which seems most stimulating and interesting to you. Do you prefer to visit the Colosseum, the Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona, Campo dei Fiori, the Pantheon, the Forum, Romanum, or maybe all of them? After receiving a tablet in the museum, you can start the game. The tablet will be your private tour guide around the city. Discover hidden details in Rome's history which you would never have noticed without the game, which starts and ends at the Leonardo da Vinci exhibition. Earn points at the different stages; the more points you earn, the more clues you’ll get. Pay special attention to the clues because you’ll need them to solve the final riddle when visiting the Leonardo da Vinci exhibition. If you figure it out, you’ll win a special prize.

Civitavecchia Shore Excursion to Rome and Vatican

7. Civitavecchia Shore Excursion to Rome and Vatican

It is said that all roads lead to Rome, but if you only have a short amount of time in the Eternal City then you need to plan your journey carefully. Take this private full-day shore excursion from Civitavecchia cruise ship terminal and travel by comfortable Mercedes or Volkswagen minibuses to the center of Rome with a private driver/guide. Once in Rome, your first stop will be the Colosseum, where after a commentary by your driver, you will have the chance to visit inside avoiding the long lines to enter. Drive to Aventine Hill and stop for panoramic views across to Palatine Hill, with the Circus Maximus below. Continue to another of the 7 hills of Rome, called Capitoline, for breathtaking views of the Roman Forum and the old city center. Then, drive to Piazza Venezia, passing the Victor Emanuel Monument – known locally as the "wedding cake" - and the Pantheon. Enjoy some free time exploring the amazing 1st-century BC temple, now a church, where Victor Emanuel II and Raphael are buried. Continue to the Baroque Trevi Fountain and throw in a coin to guarantee you will one day return to Rome. Next, drive by the Spanish Steps and stop for lunch in a typical restaurant, suggested by your driver, or enjoy some free time on your own. Continue to the Vatican Museums, where you can skip the long lines to see the Sistine Chapel, either on your own or by hiring a licensed English-speaking guide. They will take you on a private 2-hour tour that includes St. Peter's Basilica. End your visit to the Vatican at approximately 16:00 for the 1-hour drive back to Civitavecchia, and a drop off directly by your cruise ship.

Rome: Private Highlights Tour by Golf Cart

8. Rome: Private Highlights Tour by Golf Cart

Discover Rome's historic center on this private tour aboard a convenient golf cart. See all of the best attractions the city has to offer and learn the unique history of the Eternal City. Listen to your guide's insightful commentary as you pass by iconic monuments, buildings, and squares. Start in the very center, at Piazza Mattei, and set off towards Piazza Navona, a baroque masterpiece. From there, zip through the quaint streets of the old city to reach the Castel of Saint Angelo and proceed further to the Vatican City. Ride back across the river and reach the main landmarks. See the Pantheon, an amazing temple dating back to the 2nd Century A.D. Admire the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps. Head toward the heart of the ancient city: the Roman Forum and the Colosseum, passing by the majestic Vittoriano. End the tour with an amazing view of the ruins on top of Palatine Hill and the Circus Maximus.

Rome: Twilight Walking Tour and Gelato Tasting

9. Rome: Twilight Walking Tour and Gelato Tasting

Start your tour in Piazza Navona, less of a plaza and more of a grand outdoor art gallery. You’ll learn about the political intrigues surrounding Bernini’s Fountain of Four Rivers as well as some of the artistic in-jokes that he carved into the stone. Going further than the average visitor, you'll descend into the little-known Piazza Navona underground to explore the ruins of the Stadium of Domitian, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Discover the ancient origins of the now-iconic square and touch the layers that form thousands of years of history. Next, you’ll head into our favorite site in Rome; the 1,900-year-old Pantheon. In the early evening, this marvel from Antiquity is much less crowded than it is during the day, and your guide will take full advantage of the serenity to tell you about the history of the iconic dome. After your visit of the Pantheon you’ll stop off for a scoop of gelato — Italy’s legendary answer to ice cream — included in the price of the tour. Next, you’ll stroll to the iconic Trevi Fountain. Your friendly, expert guide will explain the history and lore of the fountain before instructing you on how many coins to toss in depending on what wish you are hoping to fulfill (throw enough in and you might meet your soul mate!). Finish your evening stroll at the famous Spanish Steps. Classic cinema fans will recognize this as the setting of Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck's legendary scene in Roman Holiday. There's no more fitting spot to end this portion of your very own Roman holiday!

Rome: Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps & Pantheon

10. Rome: Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps & Pantheon

Rome’s famous squares, monuments, fountains and artists offer you the very best attractions on this 2.5-hour afternoon walking tour. Let the Eternal City enchant you as you stroll through its picturesque cobblestone alleyways, and discover some of the world’s most famous sites, such as the Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps. Travel back in time and admire all of the city’s must-see art and architecture, in a single afternoon! Begin in Piazza del Popolo, the traditional northern “door to Rome,” with the Church of Santa Maria del Popolo as the first church that visitors to Rome would see upon entering its gates. The Spanish Steps, with its lively atmosphere and stunning views, bring you down into the winding alleys of the heart of the historic center, where you will encounter the ornate Trevi Fountain. Throw a coin in the fountain and promise to return! Continue with a stop at Piazza Colonna and see the column erected by Marcus Aurelius that is now considered by Romans as the very center of the city. We will also stop at the Pantheon to explore its impressive concrete dome and open oculus. Nearby, visit Piazza Navona to get a close-up view of Bernini’s famous “Fountain of the Four Rivers,” triumphantly marking its ornate center. Finally, you will go to Piazza Navona for a taste of one of the liveliest and most famous piazzas in Rome.

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Very nice tour - 1st part is to your choosing of what you would want to see- I didn’t know this - so I would recommend having a plan - we did not - Walking tour after lunch was great - Georgio is a very good guide- and extremely knowledgeable - Highly recommend any tour that he is giving

It helped us visit many famous places, we didn’t know about. It took for us 3 hours to complete it. At the end we got a surprise.

Immersive experience! Alessandro our guide very prepared and available!

comprehensive information during trip , good intro to Rome

We had a great day with Caterina. Highly recommended!