Classical Rome

Higlights

The Classical Rome walking tour will give you the chance to discover the beauties of the Eternal City. Starting from St. Peter’s Square with its magnificent colonnade and the solemn St. Peter’s Basilica, which you can access thanks to our priority entrance service without queuing up.

After the beauties of Saint Peter you will visit on a panoramic ride on board the bus:

  • Tiberine Island
  • Pyramid of Cestious
  • Baths of Caracalla

Walking tour:

  • Colosseum
  • Altar of the Fatherland
  • Trevi Fountain
  • Pantheon
  • Navona Square

Immerse yourself in the timeless charm of Rome. Our tour allows you to first-hand experience the greatness of the city, from the Imperial to the Christian and Baroque periods.

The departure of the Classical Rome walking tour is at 09.30 am from the port of Civitavecchia. After just about an hour and fifteen minutes of travel, the bus stops in Via Leone IV, next to the imposing Leonine Walls.

The guide will accompany you up until St. Peter’s Square and during the journey you will discover interesting historical and artistic details about the square.

Once arrived, you can admire both the magnificent colonnade and the solemn St. Peter’s Basilica with its 133-meter-high dome.

After the visit at the Saint Peter’s Basilica for about an hour and a half, you will return to the bus to start the panoramic ride tour of Rome on board the bus.

The bus will take you from the Tiberine Island to the Pyramid of Cestius up until the Baths of Caracalla (the largest imperial baths of the Ancient Rome). The panoramic ride ends in Via Claudia at around 1.30 p.m. You will find yourself in the immediate vicinity of one of the symbols of Rome: the Colosseum. Here your walking tour of Rome starts again.

The guide will take you at the foot of the largest amphitheatre ever built. You will immerse yourself in the timeless atmosphere of these monument and you will almost feel like you can hear the shouts of encouragement to the gladiators.

Once out of the Colosseum, continue along the beautiful Via dei Fori Imperiali until you reach Piazza Venezia, where you can admire the Altar of the Fatherland, with its perpetual fire nourished over the centuries in memory of all the soldiers who fell in war.

After visiting the Altar of the Fatherland, you will continue along the Trajan’s Forum and then pass in Piazza della Pilotta, where stands the Pontifical Gregorian University built by Ignatius of Loyola.

At this point you will have reached the heart of Rome a few steps from the Trevi Fountain, where you can not escape the ritual of the three coins. After admiring the Fountain, you will have free time to lunch (a 30-minute break).

Once you have finished your lunch, your guide will take you to the Pantheon and Piazza Navona, embellished by the Fountain of the Four Rivers in the center, the Fountain of Neptune in the north and the Fountain of the Moor in the south.

At the end of this unforgettable walking tour of Rome, the bus will wait for you at 4.00/4.30 pm in Via Lungotevere Marzio Zanardelli. The timetable may vary slightly according to the departure of the ships. Arrival at the port of Civitavecchia is expected to take just over an hour.

The departure of the Classical tour of Rome is scheduled at 09.30/09.40 am from the Terminal Largo della Pace in Civitavecchia. We kindly invite you to arrive at the meeting point not later than 09.15 am.

To reach our Civitatours meeting point you can take the free shuttles at your disposal at the pier of your ship.

You can find the Classical Rome tour prices as follows:

  • Adults: 39 €
  • Reduced: children (3 – 12 yo) 24 €
  • Free: infant (0 – 2 yo)
  • Mandatory headseats: € 2.50 per person to pay on spot

Saint Peter’s Church priority entrance and guided visit ticket:

  • Price: 22 €
  • Free: children (0 – 5 yo)

The ticket price includes the official Vatican guide in the language requested by the group.

Explanations of a professional licensed guide both on board the bus and in the streets thanks to the headseats

Wear confortable shoes; tour not recommended to people with mobility issues

Mandatory dress code for the Saint Peter’s Church visit: women must have arms and knees covered, while men must wear t- shirt (no vest allowed) and have covered knees.

Saint Peter’s Church priority entrance and guided visit: by order of the Vatican the priority entry service to the Basilica is suspended on Sundays and holidays, while on Wednesdays the Rome Classical tour could suffer variations to allow the visit in the Church during the afternoon.

Special Departures:
- Nov 2nd, 2019 departure from Civitavecchia at 9:50 am; departure from Rome at 4:15 pm
- Nov 14th, 2019 departure from Rome at 3:00 pm for passengers of the MSC Bellissima

Contact us at
info@civitatours.com
for individual trips