Lot of fun using local trains! And when in Rome best walking tour, metro, buses or taxi
Rome is like red wine: you open the bottle and then you have to smell the different nuances of its grapes, give a little sip, then a bigger one to enjoy it to the end. Thousands and thousands of years of dominance over most of the known world: how was it possible? Of course the geographic position was fundamental. Howeher, neither geography nor the military power cannot be the only factors. There could not have been so much respect without the deep sense of Sacrality that Rome inspired: the Romans, and the non-Romans as well, deemed that Rome had been founded because of the will of the main pagan Gods, that's why from the Gaul invasion of 390 BC, they remained outside the city walls. The so called Barbarians attacked and sacked Rome but still they maintained a sense of respect for what meanwhile became the center of Christianity. In the following centuries most of the city was abandoned, and, like a sleeping beauty, little by little layers of dust covered everything. Let's discover it together
I'll come meet you by Civitavecchia Cruises Shuttle Terminal (ask me how to get there, very easy!). Try to disembark among first passengers, before Cruise Shuttles get full! In about one hour train raid we'll be in Rome. No better way to discover Rome and the Romans then walking, using public transportation (included in the B. I. R. G. Tickets) or taxis (not included). We are going to see the Aurelian walls, the Circus Maximus, the Palatine and Aventine Hills, The Colosseum (outside), the Roman Forum, the Capitol Hill, Piazza Venezia (where we'll see the Victor Emanuel and the Unknown Soldier Memorials, Mussolini's Balcony, Napoleone Bonaparte's Palace), the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps, the Pantheon (inside), Piazza Navona and the Vatican (St' Peter's Basilica, outside or, time permitting, inside). If guests like we can plan the visit of the Vatican Museums (Sistine Chapel). Skiptheline tickets available but not included. Return to hotel or ship on their own.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Civitavecchia Cruises Shuttles Terminal
End location: One of Rome Train Stations of the Train to Civitavecchia on time to be by the Port of Civitavecchia at least one hour before Cruise Ship departs.
Duration: 8 hours
*** THIS PRIVATE TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION ***
*** IMPORTANT *** I can accommodate various groups of travelers. If you have specific transportation requirements, pricing inquiries or if your preferred start time isn't listed, please send me an email by clicking on the 'ASK A QUESTION' button that's listed on my tour page and profile. I will reply to you promptly. Thanks!
* * BIRG (Full Day Train, Buses and Metros Ticket including Civitavecchia/Rome/Civitavecchia train ride)
* Shuttle bus from Cruise Bus Terminal to Civitavecchia Train Station and back
* My services as your private local guide to enhance your cultural experience
* If more then 4 travelers: headsets
Estimated Local Cash Needed
25 euro - Sandwich water etc
* Use of taxis
* Upon request we can have a car and a driver to transfer us to Rome and back to Civitavecchia. Extra cost: 350 euro
* Entrance fees ( if applicable )
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Sergio is an outstanding guide and we would not hesitate recommending him to others. Having been to Rome a couple times before, we had seen all the "highlights." He was able to take us to some lesser known sites as well as make a stop for a local lunch away from all the touristy spots. The next time we travel to Rome we will certainly use him again!