St. Peter's, Colosseum, Forum & St Peter's in Chains

10 hours | Rome (Civitavecchia) | R O M - 1 0 5
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Points of Interest

  • Colosseum
  • Forum
  • St. Peter's Square and Basilica
Includes meal, Strenuous activity

Description

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

Board your motorcoach for the drive to Rome. Your city drive passes Trajan's Column, the Piazza Venezia, and the Castel S'Angelo. Disembark at the Colosseum for your walking tour. The arena featured 76 numbered entrances, seating for 50,000 and subterranean passages for animals and apparatus. See ruins of the Forum, once the political, social and cultural heart of the Empire. Continue to St. Peter's in Chains - a basilica dating back to the Imperial Age. The "Mausoleo di Gulio II," created by Michelangelo, is found at the end of the right aisle. After lunch at a local restaurant, continue to St. Peter's Basilica. The greatest talents of the Renaissance, including Michelangelo and Bramante, labored for decades on St. Peter's. Enjoy some free time to shop for souvenirs and religious articles before your return trip.

Special Notes:

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

The drive between Civitavecchia and Rome is approximately 1 1/2 hours each way, subject to traffic conditions.

Dress conservatively when visiting sacred sites. Attire for both men and women must cover shoulders and legs: miniskirts, shorts and capri pants are not permitted at St. Peter's Basilica. Visitors may be required to check large bags, video cameras and bottled water.

Please note that for tour groups on visit to St. Peter's Basilica the use of headsets owned and provided by the site's management is compulsory. Guests will be responsible for missing headsets. The headsets company will charge Euro 50,00 for every missing device.

Visitors to St. Peter's Basilica may encounter considerable crowds, lines and delays. Should the wait at St. Peter's security checkpoint last longer than 45 minutes, your guide may forego an interior visit. Instead, he or she will provide a full explanation and description while viewing the exterior. Additional shopping time or a free period will be substituted.

Tour groups are not allowed inside St. Peter's Basilica during religious services. However, entry will be allowed on an individual basis to view the interior quietly and reverently. Should a mass be taking place in St. Peter's Basilica, the entrance may be restricted. Please be aware that the Basilica may close for security reasons at any given time without previous notice; this is also the case if on Wednesdays the Pope chooses to hold mass services in St. Peter's Square, also in this case free time will be provided to compensate.

The guides usually do not accompany the buses from the ship or on the return drive from Rome to Civitavecchia.

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

This tour involves a great amount of walking, therefore it is not recommended to Guests walking difficulties or using wheelchairs. Guests must be able to negotiate the steps of the coach. Please note that the Roman Forum is not wheelchair accessible.

Should the designed motor coach drop off / pick up point for St. Peters Basilica and Vatican Museum (Sistine Chapel) be congested or unavailable, an alternative drop off / pick up point location will be used. Please note that an additional walking portion of 0.6 miles from / to the alternative location should be considered.

This tour uses headsets.

Tour order may vary but always covering the same sites

Details

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship for a guided tour of St. Peter's in Chains

  • Transport type: Air Conditioned Motorcoach
  • Transport Capacity: 40
  • Travel time: 01:30
  • Time at site: 00:45
  • Free time at site: 15
  • Inside visit: Yes
  • Air conditioned: No
  • Walking distance: 545
  • Steps: 50
  • Wheelchair accessible: No
  • Restroom available: Yes
  • Photo/video restrictions: Yes
  • Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Outside visit of the Roman Forum

  • Transport type: Walking
  • Travel time: 00:15
  • Time at site: 00:45
  • Inside visit: Yes
  • Walking distance: 1100
  • Steps: 50
  • Wheelchair accessible: No

Outside visit of the Colosseum

  • Transport type: Walking
  • Travel time: 00:15
  • Time at site: 00:30
  • Free time at site: 15
  • Air conditioned: No
  • Walking distance: 600
  • Steps: 100
  • Wheelchair accessible: Yes
  • Restroom available: Yes

Lunch at a local first class hotel - restaurant

  • Transport type: Air Conditioned Motorcoach
  • Transport Capacity: 40
  • Travel time: 00:30
  • Time at site: 01:30
  • Inside visit: Yes
  • Air conditioned: Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible: Yes
  • Restroom available: Yes

Guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica

  • Transport type: Air Conditioned Motorcoach
  • Transport Capacity: 40
  • Travel time: 00:30
  • Time at site: 01:00
  • Inside visit: Yes
  • Air conditioned: No
  • Walking distance: 1300
  • Steps: 50
  • Wheelchair accessible: Yes
  • Restroom available: Yes

Free time in St. Peter's Square

  • Transport type: Walking
  • Travel time: 00:15
  • Time at site: 00:30
  • Free time at site: 30
  • Inside visit: No
  • Walking distance: 385
  • Restroom available: Yes
  • Shopping available: Yes

Re-board your motorcoach and return to your ship

  • Transport type: Air Conditioned Motorcoach
  • Transport Capacity: 40
  • Travel time: 01:30
  • Air conditioned: Yes
  • Walking distance: 385