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Highlights of Rome
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This 8-9 Hour Private Shore Excursion Includes:
  • Pick up from Port in Civitavecchia
  • Private English Speaking Driver Guide
  • Round Trip Transportation in Private Vehicle

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ICIVI-01

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TOUR DESCRIPTION
 

Civitavecchia Shore Excursion

This Civitavecchia shore tour enjoys short stops at the major sites in Rome including the Coliseum, the Arch of Constantine, the Roman Forum, Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps, the Pantheon, Piazza Navona and St. Peter's Square.

After meeting you driver guide at the pier in Civitavecchia, you drive into central Rome passing by the Pyramid of Caius Cestius, the ruins of Caracalla Baths, the Capitol and Piazza Venezia, the city's center square.

Your first stop is the Coliseum, which dates back to 80 AD, and is perhaps the grandest and most famous of the city's monuments. You have time to walk around the Coliseum and the Arch of Constantine to take lots of photos.

After seeing the Coliseum, you will pause at a vantage point overlooking the Roman Forum, where numerous foundations, columns and arches served as the religious, civil and commercial hub of imperial Rome.

Your next stop is the Trevi Fountain, where legend says that if you toss a coin into the fountain over your left shoulder it will guarantee a return visit to the eternal city. From here, you have a brief stop to see the Spanish Steps, the longest and widest staircase in Europe and a popular place for people watching.

Then your driver guide will take you to the Pantheon, which is one of ancient Rome's greatest buildings. Built as a temple to the gods (Greek pan-theon, means all gods), this building was saved from destruction by being turned into a Christian church.

This afternoon you visit Piazza Navona, a popular square which is beautifully designed with several baroque masterpieces including Bernini's Fountain of the Four Rivers. The square is also lined with caf╠ęs and popular pizzerias. While you are here, there is free time for lunch (meal not included).

Your final stop this afternoon includes the religious and artistic highlights at the Vatican. Gaze in awe at the symmetry of the Piazza San Pietro and the enormity of St. Peter's Basilica, whose massive scale is almost too much to take in.

Take time to enter St. Peters and admire the High Renaissance and baroque architecture. The church is almost overwhelming, with its grandeur of art in gold, marble and mosaics. Be sure not to miss Michelangelo's exquisite Pieta, in the right nave as you enter the Basilica, which was completed when the young master was just in his 20s. Be aware that security checks are required at the Vatican and you should expect a wait to enter the Basilica.

In the late afternoon you will have a scenic drive back to the pier.

Please Note - Churches in Italy have a dress code. No bare shoulders, no shorts, no dresses above the knee, and no bare feet or midriffs are allowed. Please come prepared, or you may be disappointed if you are turned away. Some women travel with a large scarf that they can used to cover exposed shoulders or legs. Men can cover tank tops with a t-shirt or use shorts with zip on legs.

Mobility: Folding wheelchairs OK, some sites may be inaccessible (advance notice required)

If you cannot find what you are looking for, our Civitavecchia tours and Civitavecchia Shore Excursions can also be customized to fit your needs. If you have a larger group, we can offer you a private Civitavecchia tour using a mid-size bus or full size coach. Please contact us with any questions or to receive a customized quote.
Shore Trip Timing - The shore excursion times are approximate based on your interests and traffic conditions.
  • Drive to Rome - 1.5 - 2 Hours (traffic pending)
  • Stop at Coliseum and Roman Forum - 45 Minutes
  • Drive to and stop at Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps - 45 Minutes
  • Drive to and stop at the Pantheon - 45 Minutes
  • Visit Piazza Navona with lunch break - 1 Hour and 30 Minutes
  • Drive to and stop at St. Peter's Square - 1 Hour and 15 Minutes
  • Return to pier in Civitavecchia - 1.5 - 2 hours (traffic pending)