BEST OF ROME WITHOUT VATICAN
ROME HIGHLIGHTS AND CATACOMB PRIVATE TOUR
Travel back in time through the city of Rome escorted by your private English-Speaking Driver-Guide! Pick up and drop off directly at dock-side! It’s easy and convenient! No need to take the public shuttle to meet your driver, we will be waiting for you right next to the ship and from there we’ll get it started! Sit back and enjoy all that Rome can offer. Colosseum, Pantheon, Trevi and more!
PICK UP TIME Suggested 7:30 am specifically to avoid big crowds in the first part of the morning (this is certainly flexible and can you decide when). returning back to the port at 4:30 pm (with plenty of time not to miss the ship)
COLOSSEUM This means that we will start with one of the more ancient sites in Rome! After about a 90 minute drive you will approach the area of the Colosseum. Your English-speaking driver will provide you with the most relevant historical facts and explanations from a privileged spot overlooking the marvelous Colosseum. Your driver will have your skip-the-line tickets in hand, that YOU WILL HAVE ALREADY PRE-PURCHASED through us. This means that, after the explanations, your English Speaking driver will lead you over to the entrance, showing you how to get through the security checkpoint (note that the metal detector line is something that you will have to wait in until your turn comes, even if you have already purchased the entrance tickets. There is no way to skip the line at the metal detector, and that is why we have to try to be at the Colosseum first thing in the morning avoiding the big crowds of tourists). After overcoming the metal detector you will have easy access through the tickets machine and you’ll walk right in. You can always plan to visit it only from the outside and in that case, you do not require tickets.
CATACOMBS Your driver-guide will drive you there to explore this underground world. You will be led by the professional guides who work directly for the Catacombs! The visit will last around 45 minutes. Guided tour included in the 8 euro p/p ticket.
APPIAN WAY Walk on the first road ever built by human beings.
THE CIRCUS MAXIMUS Stop on the side of it and admire what is left as well as the view of the Palatine Hill.
TIME FOR A BREAK You will decide what to eat and which kind of lunch to go for. We will give you several options (something quick to go, a more intermediate lunch like a pizza or salad, or something authentic off-the-beaten-path where local Romans eat)
THE PANTHEON explore the most amazing building in Rome, still intact and filled with intense history.
THE TREVI FOUNTAIN Go and toss your coin and wish to come back to our wonderful city.
THE SPANISH STEPS Best to drive by, however, we can stop right on top of them to admire with a view of the dense yet elegant shopping area of the city.
Ride back to the port, aiming at arriving by 04:30 pm