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The very best of Rome

Tours form Port of The very best of Rome

Departing from: Civitavecchia Port

The very best of Rome

The tour will begin after you meet your private driver who will be easily recognizable due to the sign on which will be written your name on at Civitavecchia port, where your cruise ship will be docked. After a brief presentation your private driver will accompany you at the luxurious vehicle where and will offer you every comfort you need. Furthermore he will give you important information about the travel and the places that you are going to visit. 

The tour will start visiting the “Colosseum”, probably the most symbolic Italian site, where gladiators fought against each others or against beasts during Roman Era. People from all around the world come to visit it. Outside it stand up witnessing the strength of an ancient empire, inside you will find the scars of hundreds of battles, most of them just for the amusement of the rich people.  

Later on, you will be visiting the famous “Spanish steps”, this huge stairs that starts from Piazza di Spagna up to Piazza Trinità dei Monti, both of them amazing Roman squares, especially the first one where you will find the famous “Barcaccia Fountain” by the Bernini artists;

The incredible “Fontana di Trevi” one of the best known Italian artwork, here you can take a picture and admire this legendary fountain where directors, painters, poets, artists have found inspiration. Do not forget to toss a coin and make a wish;

Absolutely we cannot miss the “Pantheon”, once a temple to all the Roman gods now a christian church. A circular structure which is one of the most mysterious palace in Rome.

During your tour, your private driver will show you other attractions such as Castle St. Angelo and its bridge, the Italian Senate, The Marble Foot and Cat Street (Roman Curiosity), Trajan's Column, Imperial Fora, Trajan's Market, The Maps of the Empire, Arch of Constantine, Marcus Aurelius's Column, Parliament and Council of Ministers, St. Peter in Chains, temples of Apollo, Vesta and Janus,Quirinal Palace.

For lunch you can entrust our staff to advise you restaurants where you can eat a very Italian meal enjoying Roman atmosphere, or grab a quick bite of a not less fast lunch.

After lunch ,time permitting , we can visit a lot of beautiful and not so touristic places of this unique city, like the Gianicolo hill for a breathtaking view of the city from above, the Michelangelo Moses located in the small church of S. Peter in Chains, Piazza di Malta rich in religious signs or the ancient Appian Way. 

Before leaving your private driver please agree upon the time to leave in order to reach your cruise ship on time. During the ride to the port, you can reminisce about your lovely day mixed with ancient Roman history and one of the most famous city in the world! 

PLEASE NOTE: Security procedures at the Colosseum have recently changed. We have just been advised that the Colosseum has changed their security policy and has now implemented a metal detector which all guests must pass through. This will effect entrance to the Colosseum as even with skip the line entrance tickets, all guests entering must pass through the metal detector. The length of this line will be dependent upon tourist volume each day, however, we do want to advise that at this time, in low tourist season, with the implementation of the metal detector, the wait to enter is considerable and will affect the timing available to see other sites in Rome. 

On the first sunday of the month, the visit to the Colosseum is free of charge (we can't purchase “Fast track entrance” tickets) , we advise you not to visit it on this day in order to avoid waste of time in the queue (approx 2 hrs queue).

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What is included

  • Mercedes Deluxe Air-conditioned vehicle
  • English speaking driver
  • All tolls, parking, petrol (gas) and taxes

Optional & Extra

  • We can provide a licensed guide for the visit at the Colosseum at an extra cost.
  • We would recommend adding the extra service of the private walking guide to the Colosseum
  • Gratuity

Not Included

  • Entrance fees (where applicable)
  • Colosseum 20 € per person including the reservation that we will place for you for a “fast track”entrance.
  • Lunch and Drinks

General Informations

All our drivers have been trained to give a tour along the route as you are driven to your destinations, however due to strict Italian laws regulating and protecting licensed tour guides our drivers cannot do this outside of the vehicle, in the towns, sites and museums.

Kid Friendly: YES (This tour is suitable for children as long as they are supervised by a parent).

Please , comunicate the age of kids up to 6 years old in order to provide a baby car seat.

We reserve the right to change the order in which we visit the sites.

Passengers with a Reduced Mobility (PRM) Friendly : YES (you must enjoy walking short distances and be able to get in and out of minivan and minibus).

Please dress respectfully when visiting the religious monuments. Local customs require that knees and shoulders are completely covered while inside the Basilicas and Museums.

Notes

Available: All year round

Tour Duration: 9 hours

Pick-up - Drop-off Location: Port of Rome (Civitavecchia)

Pick-up Time (suggested): 8.00 am (according to your ship’s schedule)

On the first sunday of the month, the visit to the Colosseum is free of charge (we can't purchase “Fast track entrance” tickets) , we advise you not to visit it on this day in order to avoid waste of time in the queue (approx 2 hrs queue).

Please Note : Security procedures at the Colosseum have recently changed. We have just been advised that the Colosseum has changed their security policy and has now implemented a metal detector which all guests must pass through. This will effect entrance to the Colosseum as even with skip the line entrance tickets, all guests entering must pass through the metal detector. The length of this line will be dependent upon tourist volume each day, however, we do want to advise that at this time, in low tourist season, with the implementation of the metal detector, the wait to enter is considerable and will affect the timing available to see other sites in Rome

In the very rare event that there is an internal assembly or strike at the Colosseum

, unfortunately they usually do not advise of this in advance.

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Amalfi Coast & Pompeii Day Trip. We will never forget this day thanks to Enrico and Lena. The scenery of the Amalfi Coast and the history of Pompeii is truly amazing. The high speed train from Rome to Naples is only an hour and Enrico greeted us at the station and within minutes we hit the road in his Mercedes. Our first stop was the pretty village of Serento, excellent shopping and cappuccino. Next stop Positano. Although very popular and therefore crowded it is so beautiful. Enrico suggested lunch at a restaurant high up the mountain called de Costantino. This is a must, we had the most spectacular view and the food and wine absolutely delicious, order the Family meal and house wine, all locally grown produce. With full bellies Enrico then drove us to Pompeii to meet our personal guide Lena. Pompeii in the afternoon is less crowded in the mornings and Lena expertly guided us through avoiding the mass group tours so it was a truly personal experience and her knowledge is fantastic. Pompeii cannot be missed, what a fascinating history and culture. Thanks Enrico and Lena for making this day very special.

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Our driver/guide, Gio was perfect - very knowledgable, entertaining and efficient. Great itinerary including hiking up Vesuvius, a lovely lunch at Cantina del Vesuvio winery and Pompeii. Gio's local knowledge and personal service made it so much better than the standard cruise operators' tours.

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We just finished our day tour of Positano, Sorrento & Pompeii. Giovanni was our driver & we feel so lucky to have had him! He was incredible and super friendly. Gió shared so much information about the region & his own personal experiences and recommendations of each place. You could tell that he was a proud Napolitano and we had so much fun! The Amalfi coast is so beautiful & although it is currently winter, there was something truly special about being one of the only tourists walking through Positano. It felt like we had the whole town to ourselves. We won't forget it! Grazie mille Giovanni!

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