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Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy-port

Whether enjoying the street performers at the Spanish Steps and people-watching over a fine glass of wine in colorful Trastevere, or taking in the historical and architectural glory that is Rome, visitors are spoiled for choice in this truly Eternal City. St. Peter’s Basilica is a full-day outing, featuring the Sistine Chapel and panoramic city vistas for those willing to climb to the top of the dome. Other landmarks not to miss include the renowned Trevi Fountain, the Coliseum, and Aventine Hill, which provides you with a grand view of the imposing remains of the Imperial Palaces and the Circus Maximus, of Ben Hur fame.

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Below is a list of those shore excursions previously offered in this port. For information on which shore excursions will be offered on a particular cruise, please reference the specific itinerary of that cruise.

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • A Papal Audience At the Vatican
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent ChoiceMeal
  • A Private View of the Vatican
    Moderate Activity/WalkingRegent Choice
  • Bike in Medieval Tarquinia & Ice Cream
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Bracciano Lake & Wine Tasting
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Christian Rome - the Vatican & St. John in Lateran Basilica
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent ChoiceMeal
  • Classical Rome By Private Railcar
    Moderate Activity/WalkingRegent Choice
  • Discover Rome
    Moderate Activity/WalkingRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Full Day Car
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Full Day Car
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Full Day Minibus
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Full Day Minibus
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Full Day Van
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Full Day Van
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Half Day Car
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Half Day Minibus
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Half Day Van
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Farmhouse Culinary Experience
    Light Activity /WalkingMeal
  • Italian Countryside & Catacombs
    Moderate Activity/WalkingRegent ChoiceMeal
  • Jewish Quarter & Rome Highlights
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent ChoiceMeal
  • Orvieto, Undiscovered Italy
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent ChoiceMeal
  • Ostia Antica
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Panoramic Rome
    Seated TourMinimal Activity Required
  • Private Tour Rome
    Regent Choice
  • Roma Express - Exclusive Train Transfer
    Seated Tour
  • Rome - the Eternal City
    Moderate Activity/WalkingRegent Choice
  • Rome On the Lighter Side
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent Choice
  • Rome On Your Own
    Light Activity /WalkingMinimal Activity Required
  • Taste of Rome
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent ChoiceMeal
  • The Angels and Demons of Rome- Inspired By Dan Brown
    Moderate Activity/WalkingRegent Choice
  • The Best of Rome and the Vatican
    Moderate Activity/WalkingRegent Choice
  • The Colors and Aroma of the Etruscans
    Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Vatican City and Rome Highlights
    Moderate Activity/WalkingRegent Choice

A Papal Audience At the Vatican

Light Activity /Walking Regent ChoiceMeal

Duration: 10 1/2 hours

Tour Code: CIV-024

This tour presents the rare opportunity to be in the audience for a blessing from the Pope, and still have time to explore many of Rome's other attractions. It starts with a 90-minute drive to the Vatican, where you'll take your reserved seat. In time, the Pope will appear and bless the audience and speak for approximately 1½ hours. After this unforgettable experience, you will re-board your motor coach and drive to a local restaurant for a traditional Italian lunch.

Then, venture into the Via Veneto area for approximately two hours of free time for shopping or exploring Rome on your own. Afterwards, you'll meet your escort for an orientation drive of the Eternal City, through the Borghese Gardens and along Via Veneto to Barberini Square and its Triton Fountain. At Piazza Venezie, you will see the monument to King Victor Emanuel II. Drive by the Forum, the Colosseum, Circus Maximus and Palatine Hill, where Rome's emperors once resided. One the return to the ship, you'll pass through St. Paul's Gate and glimpse the Pyramid of Caius Cestius.

Please note: This excursion is only available on Wednesdays. The Audience will be held either in St. Peter's Square or in the Aula Paolo VI, depending upon weather conditions. You will arrive early to avoid lines and crowds, so there will be some waiting. Modest attire is required. Knees, shoulders and midriffs must be covered. Comfortable shoes, water, a hat and sunscreen are recommended. This includes numerous steps and cobblestone surfaces to negotiate. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and may not be suitable for those with mobility concerns.