Duration : 3 Hours
All set to tour Rome on your own? Our shared round trip transfer from the port of Civitavecchia to Rome is ideal if all you need is a convenient, economical and dependable ride there and back.
Features of this Civitavecchia-Rome shared round trip transfer:
After a quick panoramic tour of Rome, you will reach the Colosseum, the most thrilling of the city’s sights and its indisputable emblem. You will be provided with a map and instructions for the rendezvous at the end of the day.
At the Colosseum, you’ll be in the heart of ancient Rome, the perfect place to begin your self-guided discovery of The Eternal City. You will have approx. 6 hours of free time.
If you want to go inside the Colosseum be sure to prebook a fast track ticket.
The transfer back to the port will depart from St Peters Square. More details will be provided by your English-speaking tourist escort on the way to Rome.
To follow is a quick summary of the classic sights in Rome:
The largest amphitheater in the Roman world, inaugurated by Emperor Titus in 80 AD, the Colosseum seated some 50,000 spectators who would gather to watch gladiators in combat, with each other and sometimes with exotic animals. The floor of the Colosseum could also be flooded (really!) and mock naval battles were performed.
The Capitoline Hill (Campidoglio) is one of the seven famous hills of Rome. At the top of the sloping staircase designed by Michelangelo for both pedestrians and animals carrying passengers, you will find an elegant piazza (also designed by him) lined with Renaissance buildings. In the center a striking bronze statue of Marcus Aurelius stands proudly, reminding us that Rome belongs to the people of Rome.
From the backside of the hill, you’ll get a beautiful panorama of the Roman Forum.
PALATINE HILL/CIRCUS MAXIMUS
At Palatine Hill, you will get a taste of the glory of the Roman empire. Here you will see the remains of the Emperor's palace overlooks Circus Maximus, where 250,000 Roman spectators once watched the chariot races.
Piazza Venezia, known for the Victor Emmanuel Monument, a gigantic complex of white marble sometimes called the "wedding cake”, and for the building that was Mussolini's headquarters, where he gave many of his legendary speeches from the balcony facing the piazza.
Among all the gorgeous Baroque fountains in Rome, the most famous is, without a doubt, Trevi. It is also the largest.
The theme of the fountain is “taming of the waters”, an apt subject in a city like Rome, where engineering brilliance in ancient times created the aqueduct system responsible for supplying Rome with excellent water.
The fountain has appeared in several movies, most memorably in La Dolce Vita, where Marcello Mastroianni and Anita Ekberg get into the fountain, fully dressed in evening wear.
Don’t forget to be part of the ritual -- throw a coin over your shoulder to ensure your return to Rome! The coins are collected at the end of the day to feed Rome’s hungry.
Piazza Navona is perhaps the most vivid square in all of Rome, beloved by Romans and visitors alike. Three splendid fountains decorate the piazza.
In the center is Bernini's 17th Century masterpiece, the Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi (Fountain of the Four Rivers). The four river gods of the fountain embodies the four continents of the world, as they were seen in Renaissance times: Asia (represented by the Ganges), Europe (represented by the Danube), Africa (represented by the Nile), and the Americas (represented by the Rio de Plata).
At the Pantheon, a former temple to all the pagan gods of Rome, you’re sure to be impressed by the gigantic marble columns of the entrance, the handsome coffered dome, and the immense oculus, feats of ancient Roman engineering still thereafter almost 2000 years.
ST. PETER’S SQUARE & BASILICA
Take in the magnitude and splendor of the largest church in Christendom, and the vast piazza encircled by elegant colonnades, The church is filled with fine pieces of art including, most notably, Michelangelo's Pieta and the beautifully carved pulpit by Bernini.
1. Is this service private?
This service is not private but shared with other passengers.
2. What is the number of participants on the tour?
The average group size is 15 persons and it will not exceed 30 persons in one single vehicle, minimum 8 people.
3. Where do we meet the driver/guide?
Your tour departs from the port's transportation hub, located near the main gate of the port. When you exit your ship's security area, please look for the free shuttle bus and on your arrival at the terminal, please look for our local representative holding a “DriverinRome” sign.
4. Does the tour include lunch and admission fees to the sites?
No tickets or lunch are not included in the rate. Please contact our office for pricing and reservations.
5. Where does the driver drop us off?
First stop of the bus is usually the Colosseum but it can change depending on the local traffic conditions.
6. Where and when do we meet up again with the rest of the group to go back to the port?
At the start of the tour, the guide will provide you with the information and instructions you need, so that you will be on time to meet again with eh group for the return transfer.
7. How much time do we have to tour by ourselves?
You have approximately 6 hours on your own to tour Rome before meeting again with the group and return to the port.
8. How far is Rome from the port?
It takes about 1.5 hours to reach Rome from the port and the same from Rome to the port.
9. Do you guarantee the return to the ship on time?
In almost 30 years of business, we have never missed the ship that is why we have organized all itineraries to guarantee your return on time.
10. Is gratuity included in the price?
Tips are never included in our quotes. We think that a tip shouldn’t be included in the rate otherwise it would be a tax!!! Once in Italy do not feel as though you have to tip everyone because someone told you to. Tip only if you really liked the service. Tips are generally: 10% not bad 15 % great 20 % best tour in my life. Please report any abuse.
There will be a full charge for bookings canceled with less than 72-hour notice for any service required. In this case, a full charge will be made on your credit card. If you miss your flight or if your airline decides to cancel the flight due to bad weather or if your flight is directed to another airport on arrival, please advise us on time (as soon as you know) or a full charge will be made.
Please give us enough time so we can accept other reservations and allocate them to our chauffeurs. If the ship does not make it to the pier for bad weather, you will not be considered responsible so NO CHARGE will be made to your credit card. A full charge will be made for a no-show-up.
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