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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.

Civitavecchia: Full-Day Private Shore Excursion Tour of Rome

2. Civitavecchia: Full-Day Private Shore Excursion Tour of Rome

Join this private tour of Rome by minivan led by an English-speaking driver/ guide. Pick-up from the ship will be at 08:30 (or the time you prefer, please make this known). You will find the driver attending with a sign with your name written on it. The proposed itinerary (may be reversed or rearranged as needed). Depart the pier and drive to Rome for about 1.5-hours. Drive to Circus Maximus for a spectacular view of Palatine Hill. Then, reach and visit the Colosseum and Roman Forum. Afterwards, head to Piazza di Spagna and visit the area, continuing to Trevi Fountain and visit the area (make sure to throw in a coin) and then continue for a visit to the Pantheon and Piazza Navona. See the Vatican City comprised of St. Peter’s Square and the Basilica. Drive back to the pier in Civitavecchia.   

Etruscans of Italy Day Trip to Tarquinia and Tuscania

3. Etruscans of Italy Day Trip to Tarquinia and Tuscania

Travel back to the days of the Etruscans on a full-day shore excursion by private minivan from Civitavecchia. First, transfer to Tarquinia in the province of Viterbo to explore one of the oldest cities of the Etruscan League. Here, a local guide will take you the Necropolis of Monterozzi where some of the 6,000 Etruscan tombs date back to the 7th century BCE. Marvel at chambers carved in rock, erotic frescoes, and mythical scenes of banquets, horse racing, demons and more. Next, stroll the medieval walls of Tarquinia, and go to the romantic 12th-century Church of Santa Maria in Castello. Take in panoramic views of Tuscany and the Tyrrhenian Sea before driving to the seaside for lunch. Enjoy a bracing walk in the Natural Reserve, looking out for flamingos and migratory birds. Transfer to Tuscania, a major trading city during the age of the Etruscans, and one of the first bishopric seats in Italy. Go to the Lateran church of Saint Peter, and the finely decorated church of Santa Maria Maggiore. See ancient sarcophagi at the Etruscan Museum. Then, marvel at the medieval Tower of Lavello, and the fountain of Fontana delle Sette Cannelle. Although one day is not enough to solve the mysteries of the Lords of the Sea, by the time you transfer back to Civitavecchia you will have a good idea how the Etruscan civilization influenced the Ancient Romans.

From Civitavecchia: Vatican, St Peters & Sistine Chapel Tour

4. From Civitavecchia: Vatican, St Peters & Sistine Chapel Tour

Start the tour at Civitavecchia Harbor where you will be picked up. Embark on a small group tour in and arrive at the Vatican Museums and meet your tour guide. Take advantage of your exclusive skip-the-line access tickets, entering the museums through a panoramic terrace where you can admire the stunning view of Saint Peter's dome overlooking the Vatican gardens.  Begin your tour of the collections which include a seemingly infinite number of masterpieces by Bernini, Raphael, Botticelli, Perugino, and other treasures - all incredibly united under one roof. Learn about how the numerous popes that have lived in the Vatican continuously enriched it with different artworks.  Admire the most beautiful Roman ancient statues and gaze in awe at the length of the enormous Tapestry Hall, before continuing on through the Hall of the Painted Maps. Finally, witness the unmissable ceiling of the Sistine Chapel and marvel at the sublime 'Last Judgment' by Michelangelo.

Civitavecchia: Ancient Rome Trip w/ Tickets & Guided Option

5. Civitavecchia: Ancient Rome Trip w/ Tickets & Guided Option

Fullday Best highlights: • The Pantheon ("temple of all the gods") is a former Roman temple, now a church, in Rome, on the site of an earlier temple commissioned by Marcus Agrippa during the reign of Augustus (27 BC – 14 AD). • Trevi Fountain is the largest Baroque fountain in the city and one of the most famous fountains in the world. The fountain has appeared in several notable films, including "Roman Holiday", Federico Fellini's "La Dolce Vita", the eponymous "Three Coins in the Fountain", The Lizzie McGuire Movie, and "Sabrina Goes to Rome". • The Spanish Steps are a set of steps dating from 1723, climbing a steep slope between the Piazza di Spagna (one of the most famous squares in Rome) and the top dominated by Trinita dei Monti Church. • Piazza Venezia is the central hub of Rome. One side of the Piazza is the monumental site of Italy's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in the Altare della Patria, part of the Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II, first King of Italy. • Roman Forum for centuries the Forum was the center of day-to-day life in Ancient Rome (from outside). • Colosseum (Skip-the-line tickets included included in All-Inclusive Option) The Colosseum is the main symbol of Rome. It is an imposing construction that, with almost 2,000 years of history, will bring you back in time to discover the way of life in the Roman Empire. • The Circus Maximus is an ancient Roman chariot-racing stadium and mass entertainment venue. • Piazza Campo de Fiori: Lunch Time, Lunch included in a typical Roman Restaurant. • The Vatican Museums (Skip-The-Line Tickets included in All-Inclusive Option) are located within the city boundaries of the Vatican City. They display works from the immense collection amassed by popes throughout the centuries including several of the most renowned Roman sculptures and most important masterpieces of Renaissance art in the world. The museums contain roughly 70,000 works, of which 20,000 are on display. • The Sistine Chapel (Skip-The-Line Tickets included included in All-Inclusive Option) takes its name from Pope Sixtus IV. Today, it is the site of the papal conclave, the process by which a new pope is selected. The fame of the Sistine Chapel lies mainly in the frescos that decorate the interior, most particularly the Sistine Chapel ceiling and The Last Judgment by Michelangelo. • St. Peter's Basilica: Designed principally by Donato Bramante, Michelangelo, Carlo Maderno and Gian Lorenzo Bernini, St. Peter's is the most renowned work of Renaissance architecture and the largest church in the world.

From Civitavecchia: Rome Shore Excursion

6. From Civitavecchia: Rome Shore Excursion

During your highway journey, you will take in views of the Roman countryside and the Tyrrhenian Sea. What you will see aspects of Ancient Rome, monumental Rome, and Christian Rome on this tour. For a taste of Ancient Rome, see the Colosseum, Arch of Constantine, Capitol Hill, and an overview of the Roman Forum, Trajan’s Column, and Circus Maximus. Monumental Rome consists of Venice Square and the "Wedding Cake," the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps. Enjoy a traditional lunch in a typical Roman restaurant. After lunch, discover Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel with a 2-hour guided tour and skip-the-line tickets included.

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