This service is simply magnificent. It allows you to have a complete and general overview of the entire City. With comfortable and brand new cars/minivans you will have the possibility of being driven where big buses cannot go by law. In this way you will really see more, walk definitely less and enjoy it all!
The tour normally starts at 08.00 am at the port of Civitavecchia where the English Speaking driver will be waiting for you holding a sign with your name on.
From there after about 60 minute driving (depending on traffic) you will be in Rome, the Eternal City.
Remember that all our tours are flexible so it is very easy – if you already have places that you want to see – to agree with the driver which spots to be manly concentrated on.
Getting first to the real heart of the city where you will be surely impressed by the outstanding white monument dedicated to the first King of Italy (Victor Emanuel II of Savoy’s Monument) the so called “Wedding Cake” because of its shape and its white colour, the tour will continue heading for the most ancient part of the city. Indeed after driven past the enchanting Roman and Imperial Forums it will be time for the visit to the Colosseum, the largest and most imposing amphitheatre ever built for entertainment purposes of the time. We are talking about the place that throughout the entire Roman History could gather more than 70.000 spectators at once to assist at the daily gladiator shows held on its arena. During this first part of the day there will be also time for the Trevi Fountain where to toss the famous coin that – according to the legend – will make you come back to Rome and the Spanish Steps (main Roman shopping district) or the Pantheon (a great example of Roman temple, the famous and gigantic Temple dedicated to all the gods of the Olympus).
Then – generally after a lunch stop – the second part of the day will be spent almost entirely for the Vatican with our tour guide. The tour of 2 hours includes the visit to the great Vatican Museums (the only way to get to the Sistine Chapel), Sistine Chapel with its great frescoes by Michelangelo, the overwhelming Saint Peter’s Basilica (where the magnificent statue “PIETA'” by Michelangelo is) and eventually its marvellous front square with a great view of the façade of the Basilica and the window of the Pope.
Remember that the Vatican is always closed on Sunday. We highly recommend not to visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel on Saturdays because it tends to get too overcrowded. After the Vatican (smallest but richest State in the World) around 03.45 pm it will be almost time to go back to Civitavecchia to your cruise ship.
The tour normally ends at 05.00 pm at the pier.