This small group tour maximum 12 people allows cruise ship passengers to visit rome and surrounding in one day all inclusive. Experience the Rome of emperors, citizens, charioteers, and gladiators on a morning tour of the Colosseum and Roman Forum, and continue after lunch at the Vatican Museums to see one of the most magnificent art collections in the world. Start at the Colosseum, once able to seat up to 50,000 spectators. Begun in 72 A.D., the arena was finished 8 years later, providing the scene for wild entertainments between man and beast.
Continue to the Arch of Constantine and Arch of Titus, and walk the Via Sacra from the Colosseum past some of the most important sites of the Roman Forum to Capitol Hill. Explore the center of political life in Ancient Rome.
Time for lunch in a typical italian restaurant.
In the afternoon, skip the long lines to enter the Vatican Museum, housing the most important art collection in the world along 4 miles (7 kilometers) of galleries in more than 1,400 rooms. See statues, tapestries, and historical maps, including Michelangelo’s ceiling in the Sistine Chapel and masterpieces by Botticelli, Ghirlandaio, Pinturicchio and Perugino.