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Guided Excursion to Rome by Bus

**NOT AVAILABLE EVERY DAY, check schedule** This is a safe and comfortable shore excursion. It is a full day tour of Rome by private bus with an experienced authorized guide.

 

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Price
# People
Full Fare (excluding head phones)
€35,00
Reduced - Child (2-12 yo complimentary headphones)
€20,00
Full Fare - ROUND TRIP ONLY (No Tour - Transportation Only)
€19,00
Reduced (2-12 yo) - ROUND TRIP ONLY
€12,00
Free - Child (0-1 yo)
€0,00

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This is mainly a seasonal service not available every day. Check availability on the above schedule.
 
Important Notes:
  • This tour has a fixed itinerary (see below) which will not provide enough time to visit the Vatican Museum with the Sistine Chapel, nor the Colosseum's interior (outside visit only).
  • This is a large group tour that involves extensive walking (3-4 mi, or 5-6 km total).
  • For a much reduced walking option or for those that wish to have time to visit the Vatican Museums (w/ Sistine Chapel) or the inside of the Colosseum, please see the ROME: Semi-Private Shore Excursion (small group - 8 people max - €65 per person).

 

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PRODUCT DETAILS

MEETING POINT:

Take the free shuttle bus from your ship's pier and you will be dropped off at the meeting point. Please arrive at indicated meeting point at least 15 minutes before the scheduled departure time (see below).

SCHEDULE:

(may be subject to minor changes)

Not available every day. Check Calendar above for availability.  The schedule may be subject to minor changes. 

Standard Departure 09:30 AM,  Return by 5:30 PM.  

Sunday Note: from April to September the bus departs at 9:30am from port - 3:00pm from 
Rome

Additional Departures (adjusted for ship's schedule from April to September):

  • MSC Preziosa: departs 9:30 am from port - 3:00 pm from Rome 
  • MSC Splendida:  departs 9:30 am from port - 3:00 pm from Rome

LANGUAGES:

ENGLISH is the guaranteed language (see exceptions). Spanish, German, French and Italian available depending on ships arrival at the port. Tour may me conducted in more than one language.
Exceptions:  If  you are traveling on Ibero's Grand Holiday the tour will be in Spanish. If you are traveling on Aida or Tui lines the tour will be in German.

DIFFICULTY

The tour is a large group tour that involves extensive walking (3-4 mi, or 5-6 km total) with stairs and some uneven paths and cobblestone roads. The walking part moves at a good pace. Not suggested for people with walking disabilities.

INCLUSIONS:

Guided visit of Rome main sites led by a licensed professional guide. SEE FULL DESCRIPTION BELOW. Includes round-trip bus transfer from Port to Rome, on a comfortable air conditioned bus. Assistance of English speaking staff on board. 

EXCLUSIONS:

Audio equipment to hear the guide better to be paid on site (€2.50 per person)

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Detailed instructions with maps, and local contact information sent to you after purchase

 

Tour Description

Guided Excursion by Bus

  • This guided tour provides a comprehensive way to get a good overview of Rome's main sites.
  • Separate entrance tickets are NOT required! 
  • Headphones to hear the guide better to be paid on site (€2.50 per person)
  • The itinerary is fixed (see below) and will not provide enough time to visit the Vatican Museum with the Sistine Chapel, nor the Colosseum's interior (outside visit only).
  • This is a large group tour that involves extensive walking (3-4 mi, or 5-6 km total).
  • For a much reduced walking option or for those that wish to have time to visit the Vatican Museums (w/ Sistine Chapel) or the inside of the Colosseum, please see the ROME: Semi-Private Shore Excursion (small group - 8 people max - €65 per person).

ROUND TRIP only Note

Drop off and pick up will be usually at the parking lot near Castel Sant'Angelo (Palazzaccio or Zanardelli - point B or C on this map).
 

Itinerary Details

(note itinerary may be reversed depending on Vatican day activities)

  • Depart Civitavecchia 9:30 am (or later for ships arriving later at port) and travel to Rome (approximate travel time: 1.5h)
  • Arrival at the parking area near Castel S. Angelo (point B or C on this map). Walk to Vatican (1 km or 0.65 Mi)
  • Restroom stop – At the Vatican, you will take a walking tour of St. Peter’s square, and when possible a guided inside tour of St. Peter’s Basilica (depending on current conditions). 
  • Panoramic drive to reach the Coliseum (drive by Corso Vittorio Emmanuele, Piazza Venezia, Il Vittoriano, Roman Forum).
  • 15 min. picture stop at Colosseum.
  • Back on the bus to reach the parking area near Trevi Fountain (point F on this map)  - walk to Trevi fountain (350 meters/yards).
  • 30 minutes lunch break.
  • Walking tour to visit Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, and Piazza Navona. 
  • Meet with group at Piazza Navona and walk with guide to nearby bus parking area (point C on  this map
  • Departure from Rome at approximately 4:00 pm
  • Arrival to port of Civitavecchia at about 5:30 pm.

On Wednesdays and Sundays, the Vatican will be visited in the afternoon as there is mass service in the morning.

 

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