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Postcard Rome For Cruisers shore excursion from Civitavecchia with Stefano Rome Tours is a picture perfect, fun filled, relaxing and comfortable tour tailored for cruisers to experience as much of Rome as possible while avoiding crowded tourist attractions, lengthy security lines, and advance admission tickets that restrict flexibility and sightseeing opportunities.
For up to 2 Persons from Rome Hotel: 380 EUROS
For up to 4 Persons from Rome Hotel: 400 EUROS
For up to 6 Persons from Rome Hotel: 425 EUROS
For up to 8 Persons from Rome Hotel: 450 EUROS
For up to 2 Persons from Civitavecchia: 480 EUROS
For up to 4 Persons from Civitavecchia: 525 EUROS
For up to 6 Persons from Civitavecchia: 600 EUROS
For up to 8 Persons from Civitavecchia: 650 EUROS
** Dates on the Booking Form Calendar that are NOT Selectable, are NOT AVAILABLE.
Enjoy a visual journey of Rome's epochal sites on our Postcard Rome Tour Video:
Your postcard perfect tour of Rome will begin with a taste of La Dolce Vita as you visit some of Rome’s most iconic squares and fountains that have made their way into classic films and contemporary movies.
Your Postcard Rome tour continues to Rome's most famous squares.
The moment you hear the soothing sounds of water gushing forth, you know you’re near the Trevi Fountain, dominated by the pagan god Neptune riding a seashell chariot drawn by seahorses.
Don’t forget to continue the long enduring tradition of tossing a coin into the fountain to ensure a future visit to Rome. Aside from being one of the most well recognized fountains in the world, the Trevi Fountain’s fame has been cemented in classic films such as “Three Coins in A Fountain”, “La Dolce Vita”, and “Vacanze Romane”.
You will feel like you are in a Rome postcard at the picturesque Spanish Steps with its elegant unfurling stairway connects the Church of Trinity and obelisk above with the square below that features the Fontana della Barcaccia (the Fountain of the Old Boat) below.
Like a sliver of an arena with tiers of seats for spectators, so does the Spanish Steps attracts visitors and locals who sit on its steps to enjoy the scenery, to people watch, or to rest their weary feet. The beautiful palazzo to your right if you are facing the Spanish Steps is the Keats-Shelley Memorial House, the famous English writer John Keats lived.
The lively Piazza Navona is dominated by 3 fountains situated in a spacious oblong square surrounded by warm toned historic buildings. A variety colorful paintings and drawings exhibited by local artists adds to the charm and vibrant atmosphere of Piazza Navona.
Piazza Navona takes its oval shape and name from the 1st century AD Ancient Roman stadium commissioned by Emperor Domitian to use for athletic games and competitions. The name "Navona" derives from the ancient word for games “agone”.
The imposing Baroque 17th century fountain that dominates the square is the Fountain of Four Rivers (Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi) by Gian Lorenzo Bernini that represents the four major rivers of the four known continents of that time: Rio de la Plata (America), Danube (Europe), Ganges (Asia), and Nile (Africa). The fountain is crowned with an ancient Egyptian obelisk commissioned by Pope Innocent X whose symbol tops the obelisk.
One of the most esteemed squares in Rome is Saint Peter’s Square that welcomes millions of visitors within the embrace of “the maternal arms of the Mother Church”.
The sweeping elliptical square was designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini define the square and allows a large number of the faithful into the square when the Pope gives his blessings. The 284 colossal Doric columns arranged in 4 rows. The colonnade is topped with 140 statues of various saints.
The center of Saint Peter’s Square is dominated by the 84 foot tall ancient Egyptian obelisk originally from Heliopolis, Egypt that was brought to Rome in 37 AD by Emperor Caligula.
Between the obelisk and the fountains on both sites, you will find white marble disks on the ground. They mark the centers of each of colonnade, and if you stand on the disk it will give you the illusion that there is only 1 row of columns, not 4.
Your Postcard Rome tour will then take you to see the wonders of Ancient Rome that grace postcards everywhere.
Not to be missed in Rome is the Pantheon, one of Rome’s most famous ancient Roman temples that dominates the lively Piazza della Rotonda. Visitors and locals alike gather around the square’s large central baroque fountain featuring a 20 foot ancient Egyptian obelisk originally that was originally commissioned by Pharaoh Ramses II for the Temple of Ra in Heliopolis, Egypt.
This Pantheon is a remarkable 2nd century AD ancient spherical Roman pagan temple dedicated to all gods that in 609 AD was converted into the Santa Maria dei Martiri church - which helped preserve this ancient monument while many others were stripped and plundered during the Medieval and Renaissance eras.
The Pantheon is not only is one of the most inspirational architectural masterpieces of Ancient Rome with the world’s largest unreinforced dome that has marveled architects for centuries, it is also the longest ancient monument in continuous use.
When you enter the Pantheon and look up you will see the oculus in the center of the coffered dome that opens to the sky allowing light and rain to fall through. Some of Italy’s most distinguished figures are also buried inside the Pantheon, namely Italy’s King Vittorio Emanuele II, King Umberto and Queen Margherita, and the famous artist Raphael.
A special stop on a tucked away terrace behind Capitoline Hill, will reward you with a breathtaking panorama of the Roman Forum that graced many a Rome postcard. See where the Roman Empire was governed, the imperial Palatine Hill beyond where emperors and the elite had their opulent palaces, and the Colosseum peeking from the distance. Be sure to have your cameras ready as this picturesque spot is one of the most photographed locations in Rome!
For many centuries the Roman Forum was the main gathering place for the locals and Ancient Rome’s political, judicial, commercial, religious center from where the empire was governed making this rectangular forum the Navel of City of Rome (Umbilicus Urbis Romae). The impressive ruins of many structures and monuments that once glistened in fine white marble and covered with terracotta roof tiles, are vestiges of Ancient Rome’s glorious and powerful past.
Piazza del Colosseo is a spacious cobblestoned pedestrian square where you will have the opportunity to admire the grandiose Colosseum and the nearby Arch of Constantine.
The Colosseum’ most iconic feature (and also most photographed) is the partially ruined monumental facade made up of 4 arcaded levels with the lower 3 levels consisting of 80 arches each. The travertine stone out of which the amphitheater was built gives it its earthy tones, but originally the Colosseum was clad in fine white marble and adorned with 160 larger than life statues placed inside niches within the arches.
A combination of time, nature and human activity have taken their toll on this ancient wonder. During the Medieval and Renaissance eras, the Colosseum was quarried for its precious marble and stones there were recycled as building materials elsewhere in Rome.
Near the Colosseum the impressive triumphal arch of Emperor Constantine that commemorates his victory over Emperor Maxentius at the Battle of Milvian Bridge in 312 AD.
Basilica of Saints John and Paul (Basilica di Santi Giovanni e Paolo) on Celian Hill is an ancient 4th century church built on top of the home of two Roman soldiers John and Paul who were assumed to have been martyred in 362 AD under the Emperor Julian the Apostate when they refused to renounce their faith.
According to legend, the brothers were buried on the site of their own house, and the church was built as a titulus (an early place of worship for early Christians in Rome) initiated by Byzantis in honor of the martyred brothers and later completed by this son Pammachius. Heavily restored over time, the basilica is often used for wedding ceremonies and its interior resembles an elegant ballroom with chandeliers.
What makes visiting the Basilica of Saints John and Paul fascinating is visiting the ancient Roman Houses (Case Romane) upon which the church was built.
You have the opportunity to explore a magnificent underground complex that once was an insula (apartment building) and various Roman houses dating from 2nd to 4th century AD. They were later transformed into an opulent Roman residence with about 20 rooms finely decorated with frescoes, mosaics, and various architectural details.
Not to be missed are the Room of the Geni (“geniuses” are ancient Roman mythological guardian spirits), Room of the Imitation Marble, the Room of Orant (“worshipper”), the Confession, the Baths, the Nymphaeum of Proseprina, and the Antiquarium - the Greek cross shaped museum that houses Roman object excavated beneath the basilica that offers visitors a glimpse into the everyday life of ancient Romans and the objects they used in their homes.
* The Case Romane are CLOSED on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
On these dates, you are invited to visit the equally fascinating San Clemente Basilica with visits to the Underground ancient 4th century basilica and 1st century pagan temple.
This marks the end of your Rome postcard perfect day tour. From here you will enjoy a relaxing drive to your ship in Civitavecchia or to your hotel accommodation in Rome.
Thank you very much for booking our Postcard Rome Tour for Cruisers with Stefano Rome Tours, we look forward to welcoming you to Italy!
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Payment for this Postcard Rome tour can be made in Euro funds at the end of your journey directly to your driver, or you may prepay in advance via PayPal or Credit Card online when you Confirm your Tour.
We kindly ask that cancellations for Rome limo tours be made at least 7 days in advance so we can rebook your service and your reserved driver does not lose work for that day. We thank you for your cooperation and consideration.
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This Postcard Rome tour tour provides an English speaking Driver who is NOT a Licensed Tour Guide.
* Italy has strict laws and regulations aimed to protect official licensed guides that makes it unlawful for Drivers to act as tour guides or accompany guests to sightsee on foot away from the vehicle. In order for us to comply with Italy’s laws, Drivers are required to remain with the vehicle while guests sightsee away from the vehicle.
* On this Panoramic Rome Tour for Cruisers you will SELF TOUR (unaccompanied by your driver) when away from the vehicle.
* You will be dropped off as close to the sites as possible in accordance to municipality and traffic laws.
For day tours from Rome hotels, your driver will meet you inside the lobby of your hotel or area permitted by your hotel.
For Apartments or B&B’s without a lobby, your driver will meet you outside the main entrance of your Address.
* If your hotel or accommodation is located on a street or in an area that is restricted to vehicle traffic, your driver will park as close as lawfully possible, and meet you on foot at your Address to accompany you to your parked vehicle. Door to door service may not be possible on streets, squares, or areas restricted to vehicle traffic or vehicle stopping.
For Shore Excursions from Civitavecchia, your driver will meet you on the Pier next to your Ship at your tour's scheduled pick up time holding a sign with the NAME in your reservation.
Do NOT leave the ship area, and do NOT take a shuttle bus outside the port.
Look for your driver in the same area on the Pier as ALL private drivers will be waiting for their clients. After you meet your driver you will be accompanied to your vehicle and your Rome private shore excursion will begin with a leisurely drive from Civitavecchia to Rome.
You can save a lot on this Postcard Rome tour for Cruisers from Civitavecchia by sharing your tour with fellow cruisers for up to 8 guests per minivan! All you need to do is place an ad on the Cruise Critic roll call and invite others to join you. Share the fun and the expense, Find out HOW: TOUR SHARING
Reviews from our Customers
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Today, we had the Postcard tour of Rome. This tour could not have been better. Our driver was the perfect driver and guide. She tailored the tour to fit our needs and was always accommodating with our requests. She is very knowledgeable and her command of the English language is perfect. We had a lovely day. Thank you for making both days so great. It is always great to do business with you and we look forward to booking future tours and transfers with you.
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Savino was an excellent driver but also was filled with immense knowledge of Rome and surrounding areas. His English was excellent and full of humor. This was not the first visit to Rome for a few of us but he took us to many spots that we never covered previously. I would recommend him very highly for this tour, Postcard Rome for Cruisers.