Rome Deluxe from Civitavecchia

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Highlights

This tour is the ideal way to enjoy the extraordinary archaeological and cultural heritage of Rome, just in one day.

You will visit the evocative Coliseum (Colosseo) and the Roman Forum, the invaluable Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, sanctuary of the Italian Renaissance and the impressive St. Peter’s Basilica, housing Michelangelo’s Pietà. Moreover enjoy a spectacular driving tour across Rome and stop at Venice Square, Navona Square and the spectacular Pantheon.

Whether you are at your first time in Rome or a multi experienced visitor of it, you will return to your cruise ship with a great knowledge of the major sites of the Eternal City, able to discuss about its history, monuments, culture and traditions.

Included

Mercedes private vehicle with a professional driver, all taxes, fuel, parking fees, pay tolls and the full day assistance of an expert licensed tour guide.

Extra

Lunch and admission fees to pay sights.

Optional

Skip the line tickets to the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Coliseum.

Meeting place

You will meet your private driver at Civitavecchia cruise terminal and your guide once arrived in Rome.

Wheelchair friendly

No.

Dress code

Casual with comfortable shoes (no sleeveless blouses, no miniskirts, no shorts, no hats allowed in Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel).

Additional info

In order to enjoy a successful tour, it is essential to get the skip the line tickets to enter the Vatican Museums and Colosseum otherwise we risk to stand in line for hours wasting precious time.

It is forbidden to enter the Vatican Museums with the following objects:suitcases, backpacks and containers with dimensions larger than cm 40 x 35 x 15; any umbrella with a spike tip, umbrellas of medium and large size, walking sticks (except those required by disabled visitors to facilitate their movement), tripods for cameras and video cameras, signage of any kind; knives, scissors, any tools that could be harmful to other persons or damage works of art in the Museums and any kind of weapon.

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Practical Info

Our expert English speaking driver will welcome you at the cruise ship dock/gangway at the prearranged time. The journey from the port of Civitavecchia to the centre of Rome takes 90 minutes. During the passage through the marvellous Etruscan countryside you have the chance to share your interests and desires with the driver. We can fashion the most ideal day for you, doing our best to honour all your requests.

The following it’s just an example of a possible itinerary:

Ancient Rome

Once in Rome, our first stop will be at the Coliseum. This is also the meeting point with your private Guide. It’s the largest amphitheatre of the Roman Empire. Our visit to the Colosseo will help you to understand the structure, the materials used for the building and the on goings of a show in this unique ancient stadium. You will be able to rebuild the Monument in your mind’s eye and to understand the meaning of the “ludi” (“games”) in the Ancient Roman Culture. From the top of the Colosseum enjoy the view of the famous Constantine’s Arch.

Baroque Rome

Afterwards we will drive to the incredible Piazza Venezia. Dominating the square there is the impressive white marble Victor Emanuel’s Monument, one of the symbols of Rome, better known with the name of “Wedding cake”. From Piazza Venezia you can access, through the Cordonata, a flat staircase designed by Michelangelo, to the Capitoline Hill, the most beautiful of the Seven Hills of Rome. Once at the top you are in Piazza del Campidoglio. It’s the City Hall square of today. Projected by Michelangelo, the square offers an amazing view of the entire ancient Roman Forum. It was the centre of the economical, political, and social ancient Rome life. Your guide will take you from Rome’s primitive origins to the magnificent Imperial monuments standing on it. Very few sites are as simultaneously educational and breathtaking. The exploration continues with a driving across the city in order to visit the majestic Pantheon and a short walking tour to Navona Square which corresponds to the real leaving room of Rome.

Lunch Time

After lunch, that you can enjoy according to your tastes in a picturesque Cafeteria or in a typical Roman “trattoria” (small homemade food restaurant), we will take a driving tour across the city to explore the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, Saint Peter’s Basilica and Square.

Vatican City

In the Vatican Museums, which were once Papal Palaces, your Guide will comment about the extraordinary treasures collected by the Popes in there housed and the masterpieces of the greatest Italian artists who worked in, such as Perugino, Raphael and Michelangelo. Admire amazing ancient Greek and Roman sculpture collections made of colossal statues like the Laocoon group, the Apollo del Belvedere and the Venus of Cnidos, busts of the Roman emperors and refined ancient mosaics showing mythological subjects. Moving on to the splendidly decorated Raphael’s rooms, we reach the Sistine Chapel where you will be astonished by the marvellous frescoes made by Michelangelo like The Last Judgment and the Adam’s Creation.

Finally we will emerge in the impressive Saint Peter’s Square. Here we feel the sensation to be warmly embraced by its colonnade, evidence of the architectural genius of G.L. Bernini. Then we take a deep breath before entering Saint Peter’s Basilica, the largest church in the world. Lost in such magnificence, our eyes will be captured by one of the most beautiful works that the human mind could ever conceive: Michelangelo’s Pietà.

After such an exciting and interesting day you will enjoy a relaxing ride back to the pier.

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Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 6 reviews
26th May 2018

We were a family of ten in Rome, 3 generations ages 17 to 60’s with many first time travelers. Giuseppe did an excellent job of taking care of our needs. The pre-trip communication was easy and he gave good options. We had 3 private tours including Ancient Rome, the Vatican, and a walking tour of the city. Giuseppe was able to take us through the Roman Forum even with one of us in a wheelchair. He was very knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and entertaining. There were a few obstacles such as the early closing of the coliseum and St Peter’s because of Easter holidays but Giuseppe was able to rearrange our schedule. I highly recommend Giuseppe and Leisure Italy.

1st January 2018

This is our second time to use Leisure Italy for private tours. I Giuseppe first for a private tour of Rome in 2013. I asked for him again this year to take my two teenage children on the same tour of Rome. I was so impressed how he tailored his information to each of my kids’ interests. We saw so much more in one day with Giuseppe than we could have seen in three days on our own. he picked us up at our hotel at 8:30 with a driver. We explored the Colosseum outside and inside and after that we enjoyed a magnificent view of the Roman Forum from above, and then did an amazing walk through of the forum and got an incredible idea of what life must have been like; moreover we explored the Trevi Fountain, Venice Square, the Victorian, Navona Square and the incredible Pantheon. Our lunch stop was in a restaurant next to the Vatican City, at first glance, touristy and quite modern, but once food landed on the table we could appreciate the genuinity, the fragrance and the Anient Italian Culinary Tradition. We would never have if an experience like this on our own! In the early afternoon we explored the majestic Vatican Museums and Giuseppe did an amazing job introducing us to the Sistine Chapel thanks to his personal panels, pictures and commentaries. It was a full and packed day in Rome but he know exactly how to navigate the crowds and to keep my teenagers engaged and interested. I would never visit Rome without first calling Giuseppe.

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