Trevi, Spanish Steps, Pantheon & St. Peter's Square (Guided in Spanish)

9.5 hours | Rome (Civitavecchia) | ROM-382
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Points of Interest

  • St. Peter's Square and Basilica
  • Pantheon
  • Trevi Fountain
  • Spanish Steps
  • Piazza Navona
Includes meal, Strenuous activity

Description

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

Departing from Civitavecchia, your adventure begins with a scenic 90-minute drive to the Eternal City of Rome.

Your guided tour begins with one of the city's most recognized landmarks, the Spanish Steps. With its unique butterfly design, the Piazza di Spagna is Rome's most beautiful stairway, designed in classic Roman Baroque style. At the foot of the stairs, you will find the famous Barcaccia Fountain, the work of Pietro Bernini and his son, Gian Lorenzo.

Your experience continues with a scenic walk to the beautiful Trevi Fountain. You'll stroll through the narrow streets, leading to a small, almost hidden piazza, which unexpectedly reveals this extraordinary landmark. Be sure to have coins in your pocket to partake in the romantic custom of tossing a coin into Rome's most famous fountain. Blue-green clear water cascades over the ornate Baroque stone figures of Trevi, making it a sight to behold and a memorable photograph for your scrapbook.

Continue your walk to the Pantheon, one of the most recognized and oldest monuments in the Eternal City and a truly awe-inspiring look back in history. Built more than 1800 years ago, the magnificent Pantheon stands as a reminder of the great Roman Empire. With its thick brick walls and large marble columns, the Pantheon makes an immediate impression on visitors.

The juxtaposition of old and new is evident in The Piazza Navona, a short walk west of the Pantheon. It is one of Rome's liveliest squares, with many outdoor cafes, restaurants and street performers. Three distinct fountains dominate the piazza, including the Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi - the Four Rivers Fountain, the masterwork of Bernini.

After a morning of seeing the sights, a relaxing lunch with a glass of wine awaits you at a local Italian hotel/restaurant. This welcomed respite offers the opportunity to savor local cuisine and décor.

Refreshed, you will walk to the magnificent St. Peter's Square. Striking in scale, with an imposing colonnade, it leads to the greatest symbol of the Christian world, St. Peter's Basilica. The grand, elliptical St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro) was designed by Bernini and built between 1656 and 1667. Framing the Basilica's entrance, this world-famous site is rich in religious and historical significance. Enjoy free time at St. Peter's Square to visit the landmark on your own or to shop and browse at leisure.

At the end of the day, you will travel back to Civitavecchia by motorcoach, sharing observations and favorite moments with your fellow travelers as you return to the ship.

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 1.5 hours each way, subject to traffic conditions.

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

Sightseeing in the Vatican City (St. Peter's Square) will be on foot as motor-coaches are not permitted in the vicinity.

During the free time in St. Peter's Square passengers may choose to visit St. Peter's Basilica. Please be aware that visitors must pass through metal detectors at St. Peter's Basilica. Large bags or umbrellas, bottled water, video cameras, knives or scissors must be checked at the desk. 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. Passengers may encounter considerable lines and crowds.

The Basilica may close for security reasons without prior notice.

Guides will explain the Pantheon from the outside; individuals will then have the opportunity to explore inside independently.

This tour involves a great amount of walking, therefore it is not recommended to Guests with walking difficulties or using wheelchairs. Guests must be able to negotiate the steps of the coach.

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 may operate in reverse order.

Use of an audio headset (included) will enhance your tour experience.

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship for a visit to the Spanish Steps

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
01:30
Time at site:
00:30
Free time at site:
15
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
820
Steps:
135
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes

Visit to the Trevi Fountain

Transport type:
Walking
Travel time:
00:15
Time at site:
00:45
Free time at site:
30
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
710
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Outside explanation of the Pantheon

Transport type:
Walking
Travel time:
00:15
Time at site:
00:30
Free time at site:
15
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
710
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No

Visit to the Piazza Navona

Transport type:
Walking
Travel time:
00:15
Time at site:
00:45
Free time at site:
20
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
550
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Lunch at a local first class restaurant

Transport type:
Walking
Travel time:
00:15
Time at site:
01:15
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes

View St. Peter's Basilica and free time at St. Peter's Square

Transport type:
Walking
Travel time:
00:30
Time at site:
01:00
Free time at site:
45
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
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
Walking distance:
385