Points of Interest

  • St. Peter's Square and Basilica
Shopping Opportunities, Moderate activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

A short private shuttle ride from port takes you to your private train car. Embark on a classic adventure as you ride in comfort through the Italian countryside and across the Etruscan Region.

You'll arrive at St. Peter's Station 60 minutes later, and a tour escort will show you the designated meeting place. You'll have approximately 6.5 hours to adventure in what has been called the most magnificent city in the world.

Discover independently the magnificent St. Peter's Square that features a central obelisk, refreshing twin fountains and semicircular colonnades crowned with statues of the saints designed by Bernini. This striking piazza frames the entrance to St. Peter's Basilica, which you will have time to explore- or just browse the square's shops at your leisure. You'll feel like a local as you wander through the bustling city streets, sampling local cuisine and perusing the boutiques. Sip a cappuccino at a trattoria or savor a refreshing gelato from a street vendor before shopping for souvenirs and exquisite leather goods. Photo opportunities abound, and around every corner you'll find such historic monuments as The Roman Forum, the Colosseum and the Arch of Constantine - many within close proximity to each other. City maps will be provided on the train and local transportation in Rome is readily available.

A wonderful way to maximize your day in Rome is to utilize the hop on & hop off bus system. This upgrade can be purchased on the private train to Rome, depending to local conditions. The bus route stops at the main archaeological sites and historical landmarks. The buses run continuously arriving at each stop about every 20 to 30 minutes.

Remember, you will need local currency for attractions, meals and shopping. Plan to exchange your money onboard the ship or at a currency exchange in Rome.

Return to your escort at a designated place and time to meet your train for a relaxing ride back to port. Views of the imposing St. Peter's dome offer a fond farewell as you leave the Eternal City but bring its memories home.

Special Notes:

This tour is not available to passengers beginning or ending their voyage in Civitavecchia (Rome).

Regular trains in Italy often encounter delays and seating is not guaranteed and A/C often does not work.

The train journey between Civitavecchia and Rome is approximately one hour each way, subject to traffic conditions. This tour is not recommended to passengers using a wheelchair.

There are approx 50 steps to negotiate from the platform at St. Peter's Station to the exit.

Depending on local conditions and in case of any technical inconvenience passengers booked on this tour might be reprotected on tour coaches and transferred to Rome by coach.

Please be aware that Basilica might close for security reasons at any given time without advance notice. Proper attire that covers shoulders and legs must be worn by both men and women in St. Peter's Basilica - mini-skirts, shorts and capri pants are not acceptable. In addition visitors are often required to check large bags, video cameras and bottled water at a desk. You might encounter considerable crowds, lines and delays at the St. Peter's Basilica and other venues.

Flash photos are not permitted in the Vatican Museum. Photography and video are not permitted at all in the Sistine Chapel.

Please be aware that ongoing restoration work is often being carried out at the various venues visited.

Euros are required for entrance fees; Euros and/or credit cards are recommended in retail and dining venues; change your money onboard the ship or at a currency exchange in Rome.

Lunch and entrance fees are not included.

On Sundays and public holidays the majority of the shops will be closed - only souvenir shops will be open.

Guests must be able to negotiate the steps of the motorcoach and train.

This tour is not available for voyages ending in Rome.

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship for train station

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
00:25
Air conditioned:
Yes
Steps:
50
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes

Free time in Rome

Transport type:
Train
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
01:10
Time at site:
06:30
Free time at site:
390
Inside visit:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes

Re-board the train and return to Civitavecchia

Transport type:
Train
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
01:10
Air conditioned:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes

Re-board your motorcoach and return to your ship

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
00:25
Air conditioned:
Yes