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Rome, The Eternal City


Activity Type:
Destination Highlights

Approximate Duration:
10 hour(s) 30 minute(s)

Prices starting from:
*199.00 USD (Adult)
*149.00 USD (Child)
*0.00 USD (Infant)

Restrictions:  N/A

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Rome, The Eternal City - CV01

Marvel at some of the world's most iconic works of art on this fascinating journey to the Vatican Museum, St. Peter's Basilica, and other important historic sites in Rome. Your adventure begins with a visit to the Vatican Museum. For centuries, the Popes have been collecting masterpieces of world art. You'll tour a portion of the museum and view some of the world's most stunning and significant pieces. Then, visit the Sistine Chapel—and see Michelangelo's famous "Last Judgment." Admire one of the world's most recognized artworks. Then, you'll explore the interior of St. Peter's Basilica, home to Michelangelo's "Pietà" and Bernini's breathtaking Baldacchino.
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Explore Rome’s illustrious history and spiritual legacy on a guided tour of the Vatican and ancient landmarks plus enjoy a tasty Italian meal. View the Vatican Museums’ remarkable artwork collection, admire Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel frescos and roam sacred St. Peter’s Basilica. Savor authentic Roman fare and wine in a local restaurant. Then   drive to  the Colosseum and Roman Forum for an exterior view before visiting St. Peter’s in Chains Basilica and Michelangelo’s Statue of Moses.

• Vatican: Browse the museums’ exceptional artwork collection, be awed by Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel frescos, and behold sacred St. Peter’s Basilica.
• Lunch: Relax in a local restaurant, where you will savor authentic Roman delicacies and a glass of Italian wine.
• Ancient Landmarks: Drive to the Colosseum and Roman Forum for an exterior view. Visit the St. Peter in Chains and admire the famous statue of Moses by Michelangelo.

What to Bring:
• SeaPass card and photo identification
• Camera
• Cash/credit cards
• Sun protection

What to Wear:
• Hat and sunglasses
• Walking shoes
• Conservative attire required

Important Notes:
• This tour is not offered for guests inter-porting in Rome.
• The drive between Civitavecchia and Rome is approximately 1 1/2 hours each way subject to traffic conditions.
• Guests must be able to walk approximately 3 miles over even and cobblestone surfaces, including inclines, with approximately 250 steps and endure extended periods of standing.      
• This tour is not suggested for guests with walking difficulties or using a wheelchair.
• Please note that for the inside visit of the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica the use of headsets owned and provided by the respective site’s managements is compulsory. It is very important for guests to be aware that they will be responsible for the headset devices provided. For both Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica the headsets company will charge Euro 50 for every missing device.
• Consider physical fitness and medical history when selecting tour.

• Pregnant women and guests with back/neck problems should not select this tour.
• No exposed shoulders or knees.
• No tank tops or shorts.
• Flash photos are not permitted in the Vatican Museum. Video and photography are not permitted at any time in the Sistine Chapel.
• Should St. Peter’s Basilica have a special event or mass service, guides will give an outside explanation only and guests will then enter on their own. Should your guide determine that the queue at the St. Peter’s Basilica security check point is longer than a 45-minute wait, they will forego the interior visit of the Basilica and provide you with a full explanation and description while outside.
• Depending upon the number of people in the Basilica, it may be closed for security reasons without previous notice. These safety precautions are beyond the control of the local tour operator or Royal Caribbean International. You will be provided more free time to compensate for not entering the Basilica.
• Should the designed motor coach drop off / pick up point for St. Peters Basilica be congested or unavailable,  an alternative  drop off / pick up point location  will be used.  Please note that an additional walking portion of  0.6 miles  from / to the alternative location should be considered.

• For security reasons it is strictly forbidden to enter the Colosseum & Roman Forum  with backpacks, suitcases, trolleys and large bags /objects. Please be aware that  lockers are not available at the above mentioned sites.
• Due to the closure of the Vatican Museum (Sistine Chapel) on Sundays, its program will be replaced by a visit of the Roman Catacombs.
• This tour might not operate  on Sundays and religious  holidays.
• The order of the tour may be reversed or altered depending on traffic or local conditions.
• Please note that ongoing restoration work is often being carried out at the various venues visited.
• The Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica feature an itinerary for wheelchair users.
• Since this route is not the same used by groups  , guests in a wheelchair would be on their own and miss a large portion of the guide's commentary.
• Guests may be required to check large bags, backpacks, video cameras, and/or personal water bottles at designated checkpoints.
• Please note that due to the Jubilee Year, special celebrations and events will take place at St. Peter's Basilica: overcrowding and possible closures at any given time and with no previous notice should be expected.
• Due to the latest events, please note that more accurate security controls should be expected at the various sites visited.
•There is usually a long line to enter the Colosseum and a ticket is required (ticket for the Colosseum is not included). 
• For security reasons it is strictly forbidden to enter the Colosseum & Roman Forum  with backpacks, suitcases, trolleys and large bags /objects. Please be aware that  lockers are not available at the above mentioned sites. 
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