Shore Excursion : ANCIENT ROME AND THE VATICAN

Your private guided cruise ship shore excursion from the port of Civitavecchia to Rome begins directly at the dock where your ship will stop. Guaranteed no lines to enter Coliseum, Roman Forum, Palatine Hill, Basilica of Saint Peter in the Vatican, Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. There will be a driver that speaks English waiting to bring you to Rome where you will meet our expert local guides. The Ancient Rome and the Vatican tour begins with the Coliseum, known as the Flavio amphitheatre which is the most famous Roman amphitheatre. It’s construction was initiated by Vespasiano in 72 B.C. and was inaugurated by Tito in 80 A.C., when it was used for gladiator shows and other public manifestations (hunting shows, recreations of famous battles, and drama based on classical mythology ), we will continue our tour with the Foro Romano that was initially built in the seventh century B.C. when the first buildings were built for political, judicial, religious, commercial and social life in the city, afterwards we will visit the Fori Imperiali which were built during a century and a half (between 46 B.C. and 113 A.C) in the heart of the city of Imperial Rome. Right after we will discover Palatino, one of the seven hills in Rome, in which the legend wants that Rome originates directly from here. We will continue our tour of Imperial Rome in the Basilica of Saint Peter in Vincoli where the Moses of Michelangelo is preserved. You will visit the Basilica of Saint Peter in the Vatican, today one of the largest papal basilicas in Rome built in 1506 under Pope Giulio II, we will move onwards to the Vatican Museums founded by Pope Giulio II in the XVI century that exposes the largest collection of artwork accumulated over the centuries by Popes, the Sistine Chapel with the frescoes by Michelangelo and the papal apartments with frescoes by Raffaello. Your private guided cruise ship shore excursion from the port of Civitavecchia to Rome will end with a visit to Gianicolo, a hill in Rome which is not part of the seven traditional hills in Rome, where you will be able to enjoy an incredible view allowing you to see the whole city in an instant.

The duration of the tour is 10 hours (inclusive of the transfer time from Civitavecchia to Rome and the return from Rome to Civitavecchia).

All our shore excursions from Civitavecchia depart and return to your cruise ship and include skip the line tickets, licensed expert guides and air-conditioned Mercedes vehicles.


From: € 155 per person

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