Pre-Cruise Rome Tour from 714 €
Pre-Cruise Rome Tour

Pre-Cruise Rome Tour

Themes: Family Gastronomy Shopping History City Wine Route Spring Break Activities

Your Day to Day

17/09/2019 21/09/2019


About the city

Modern and old, past and present go side by side, all the time. Whether you are in Rome for 3 days, 3 weeks or 3 months, be prepared to step into the world’s biggest open air museum. Rome will seduce you and it will hardly leave you indifferent. It will surprise you, since has so much to offer to any visitor, and it’s beauty is just been merely blurred by time passing by. Rome is one of world's most photogenic cities - not surprising when you remember what's here - The Vatican, the Trevi Fountain, St Peter's Square, Spanish Steps, Colosseum... Whether you spend your time sightseeing, or lazing in cafés watching the world go by, it will be your turn to feature in your very own Roman Holiday. If you can plan to stay as long as a week, you won't run out of things to do and you'll still feel like you're leaving too soon.

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Transfer from Airport to Accommodation

Private Standard (Economy Private Transfer)

Hotel Capo d'Africa - Colosseo

  • At 1.7 km from the center
  • Via capo d'africa 54near metro station, Roma 00184
A stay at Hotel Capo d'Africa - Colosseo places you in the heart of Rome, within a 10-minute walk of Colosseum and Roman Forum. This 4-star hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Golden House of Nero (Domus Aurea) and 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Basilica di San Gio...
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  • Double room (1)


  • 4 Nights

3 Activities

Must-See Rome: Small Group Walking Tour

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This unique walking tour reveals the city's most beautiful monuments and the secrets of the Roman Dolce Vita

Departing from the Spanish Steps, you will walk along the exclusive Via Condotti past the boutiques of Armani, Gucci, Bulgari and many other world famous fashion designers. 

The Trevi Fountain is next. The most enduring - and maybe the quirkiest - legend about Rome is that throwing a coin into the Trevi Fountain will ensure your return to the Eternal City (an estimated $4,000 are tossed into the fountain's waters each day). It has become an icon of La Dolce Vita due to its 'starring role' in Federico Fellini's film of the same name. 

A little further along you will find the spacious Piazza Colonna, home to Palazzo Chigi, the seat of the Italian government and nearby Montecitorio, which houses the Parliament.

Next up is the Pantheon square, where the Pantheon - one of the greatest and best preserved Roman temples in existence is located. Piazza Navona comes next; here the Baroque age explodes with Gian Lorenzo Bernini's spectacular Four Rivers Fountain


Participants of this tour are both Select Italy and non-Select Italy clients; maximum number of participants is 12. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour. Cost of food and drinks consumed during the tour is NOT included in the tour price.

Please note that the Pantheon will be seen from the exterior only.

Please note that transportation to/from the meeting point is NOT included in the total price. Select Italy will be happy to arrange a private transfer for a supplemental fee. 

Service Duration: Approximately 2.5 - 3 hours

Sites Included: Via Condotti, Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Four Rivers Fountain


Exclusive Early Access to the Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums

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Explore the incomparable Sistine Chapel, Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica one hour before the public opening to see these timeless masterpieces before the galleries become crowded with thousands of visitors, estimated at 25,000 every day!

This small group tour starts with a short introduction to the Vatican Museums, after which you will briskly proceed through the corridors to be one of the first inside the Sistine Chapel. One of the most famous painted interior spaces in the world, the chapel's decoration was started in 1481 by Renaissance masters, including Botticelli, Perugino, Pinturicchio and Luca Signorelli. Michelangelo began the ceiling in 1508 and spent four years here under difficult conditions, from extreme temperatures to weeks of contorted painting positions. Two of the most moving scenes are the Creation of Adam and the Expulsion from the Garden.

Continue your group tour through the Vatican Museums where your guide will introduce you to its impressive art collections. Admire the spectacular Gallery of the Candelabra, the dazzling optical illusions inside the Gallery of the Tapestries and the detailed maps of Italy frescoed on the walls of the Gallery of Maps. Not to be missed are the Raphael Rooms, regarded by critics as one of the greatest Renaissance painting cycles ever done.

The tour will end in St. Peter's Basilica. Here you will find Michelangelo's exquisite marble statue of the "Pieta'," right next to the tomb of Pope John Paul II, who died in 2005 and was made a saint in 2014.


Participants of this tour are both Select Italy and non-Select Italy clients; maximum number of participants is 13.

Please note that transportation to/from the meeting point is NOT included in the total price. Select Italy will be happy to arrange a private transfer for a supplemental fee.

Please also note that you will not be allowed to enter the museum without proper attire - no shorts, miniskirts or capri-style pants, no sleeveless shirts or bare shoulders.

Furthermore, please note that on Wednesday mornings, when the Papal Audience takes place, there is the chance of the St Peter's Basilica being closed to the public.

Sites Included: Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Square and Basilica


Small Group Food Tour of Trastevere

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This 4-hour small group food tour provides excellent insight into the ancient neighborhood of Trastevere, made up of a labyrinth of alleys and enchanting squares. You will explore the area indulging in ten food and wine tastings along the way at seven of Rome's most historic and locally loved places. As you follow your friendly and knowledgeable guide, you will also get a glimpse of the daily life of the families that have been serving up these delicacies for generations. 

First stop on this tour is a historic trattoria located just a few steps from Tiber Island. In this intimate and welcoming place, you'll sample some classic Roman dishes, all prepared with the freshest available ingredients. Next stop on this tour will be the wine cellar of Spirito di Vino, where you will taste a glass or two of their best house wines. After the tasting, it is time to move on. When you were a child, have you ever dreamed of visiting a cookie factory? If the answer is "yes", on this tour, your dream will come true! As soon as you walk inside the store, you will feel the authenticity of the place and the true love the owners put into their biscotti

After a stroll through some of Trastevere's characteristic cobblestone alleyways, you will reach one of Rome's most famous bakeries, where you will see how their award-winning pizza is baked and, of course, you'll try a slice of it. 

Three more stops await you. You'll sample cold-cut meats & cheeses and homemade ravioli accompanied by a glass of wine. To conclude this unforgettable gastronomic experience, a tasty artisanal gelato provides a sweet finish to this foodie tour of Trastevere.


This small group gastronomic tour includes all ten food-tastings and an English-speaking guide, who will highlight some of the city's best places to eat.

Participants on this tour are both Select Italy and non-Select Italy clients. Maximum number of participants is 10.

Please bring a bottle of water with you. While the area is very flat, please make sure to wear comfortable shoes for walking and if rain is in the forecast we recommend that you bring an umbrella as you will be outside for most of the tour.

Please note that transportation to/from the tour meeting point is NOT included in the tour price, but it can be organized for an additional fee.


Transfer from hotel to port

Private Standard (Car)
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About the city

Civitavecchia is a town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Rome in the central Italian region of Lazio. A sea port on the Tyrrhenian Sea, it is located 80 kilometres (50 miles) west-north-west of Rome, across the Mignone river. The harbour is formed by two piers and a breakwater, on which is a lighthouse. The name Civitavecchia means "ancient town".

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Pre-Cruise Rome Tour
Pre-Cruise Rome Tour