CLASSICAL ROME

  • Port

    Civitavecchia/Rome

  • Level of difficulties

    Moderate

  • Type

    Cultural, Meal included

  • Price

    Adults

    EUR90.0

  • Duration in hours

    9.0

  • Shore excursion code

    2093

Description

This tour plunges us into the great history of Ancient Rome, with its impressive world-famous landmarks, and progresses through the centuries to the time of the popes.



What we will see
  • Baths of Caracalla and Circus Maximus
  • Trevi Fountain
  • Piazza Venezia, Trajan's Column and Trajan's Forum
  • Roman Forum, the Colosseum and the Arch of Constantine
  • St. Peter's Basilica, Bernini's colonnade and the Vatican Obelisk


What we will do
  • When we reach the city by coach, we begin our journey into Antiquity with a scenic tour that takes us to the Baths of Caracalla, the most magnificent of the imperial bath complexes, and the Circus Maximus, used in ancient times for sports competitions of various kinds, but above all for chariot races.
  • We leave the coach and begin our tour with a pleasant walk to the Trevi Fountain, a magnificent Baroque monument that attracts visitors because of the custom of throwing coins into the water with your back to the fountain: one to make sure you return to Rome and a second one to make a wish.
  • We proceed to Piazza Venezia, where there is the massive Vittoriano monument ("Altar of the Fatherland"), we pass in front of*Trajan's Column with its splendid bas-reliefs and contemplate the ruins ofTrajan's Forum*.
  • Next on the itinerary is the Roman Forum (tour of the exterior) and then the Colosseum (tour of the exterior), one of the seven wonders of the modern world, the amphitheatre that symbolizes the greatness of Rome, which could accommodate more than 50,000 spectators.
  • A short distance away from the Colosseum we can view the imposing Arch of Constantine, the last of the triumphal monuments of the classical age, erected in 315 AC to celebrate Constantine's victory over Maxentius at the Battle of the Milvian Bridge.
  • After lunch in a restaurant, we resume our tour and head for St Peter's Basilica (tour of the exterior), the largest church in the world, built on the tomb of St. Peter.
  • In front of the majestic Basilica we can take some souvenir photos against the backdrop of Bernini's splendid elliptical colonnade that surrounds the Vatican Obelisk. The obelisk, which is of Egyptian origin, is the only one of thirteen ancient obelisks in Rome that has never fallen. It was relocated to St. Peter's Square in 1586 using 150 horses and 47 winches.

What you need to know
  • The transfer to Rome takes approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.
  • The guide will join the excursion group directly in Rome.
  • This excursion involves walking for approximately 2 hours, it is therefore recommended to wear comfortable shoes. The excursion is reserved for guests who do not disembark at Civitavecchia.
  • This excursion is not recommended for guests with mobility problems.
  • We recommend that you book early because only a limited number of places are available.
  • Due to new security control procedures many tourist sites may have long queues even for booked groups.