Italy Rome Tour Packages. Your Own Italy’s shore excursion of ancient Rome is ideal for families and those looking for an in-depth and thoroughly entertaining way to explore the life and times of the ancients. The tour begins at the Forum: the center of the capital of the western world. You will learn about the society, beliefs, and politics of the Romans, and how its rulers captured, controlled, and ultimately lost an empire that, at its height, wrapped around the Mediterranean and extended into Western Europe almost to the border of Scotland. You'll get a flavor of the gore and glory that was Rome with premium skip-the-line tickets to the Colosseum and then, after a short drive through the center of Rome, will behold the remarkable Pantheon, an extraordinary temple to "all the gods" with a dome that Michelangelo studied for his design of St. Peter's and which remains intact 2,000 years after being constructed.
You will lunch at the terrific Pagnanelli, overlooking Lake Albano (cost not included), and then will return to Rome along the Appian Way, the famous artery that led into Rome when the empire was at its peak. Still paved with the stones that the ancients trod, and lined with monuments and funerary elements, it cuts through lush parks of flower-sprinkled meadows shaded by tall umbrella pines. Nowhere will you feel yourself so much a part of the magnificent past as in this quiet green corner that is forever Rome!
Highlights and What’s Included
- English-speaking driver and private vehicle
- Expert, licensed English-speaking guide
- Pantheon, Colosseum, Ancient Forum, Appian Way, and much more
- Skip the line tickets for the Colosseum
- Lunch at famed Pagnanelli Restaurant overlooking Lago Albano (cost of lunch not included)
- Walk along the ancient road, the Appia Antica.
- This Civitavecchia Port shore excursion to Rome departs from and returns to your cruise ship.
- This is a private tour.
- When booking, please specify the name and port of call of your cruise ship.
- This tour lasts 10 hours from pick up to drop off time. Please note that the journey time between the Port of Civitavecchia and Rome is approximately 1.5 hours each way.
- This tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or those with limited mobility. Please contact us directly and we will devise alternate routes suitable for you.
- There is a dress code for churches and basilicas. Shoulders and knees must be covered; shorts, miniskirts, and sleeveless shirts are not permitted. It is recommended that you not take large bags or backpacks on tours that include churches as storage accommodations are not always available.
- Please wear comfortable footwear, as this tour involves a lot of walking.
Walk with the Ancient Romans shore excursion from Civitavecchia (ROME) Port departs from and returns to your cruise ship.
Duration of Tour
This tour lasts 10 hours from pick up to drop off time. Please note that the journey time between the port of Civitavecchia and Rome is approximately 1.5 hours each way.
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- And if there is bad weather?
- Our tours operate rain or shine!
- Is there a dress code?
- Yes! There is a dress code for churches and basilicas. Shoulders and knees must be covered; shorts, miniskirts and sleeveless shirts are not permitted.
- Can wheelchair users go on an excursion tour?
- Not all excursions tours are fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities. However, please contact us directly and we will be able to take you on alternative routes suitable for you.
- What is the difference between a "driver-guide" and a "licensed guide"?
- Nearly all of Your Own Italy’s excursions tours are conducted by an English speaking driver AND a licensed tour guide. A few tours, such as our tour to the Cinque Terre, do not require a licensed guide and are conducted solely by the driver.
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