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Rome: Early Morning E-Bike Tour

1. Rome: Early Morning E-Bike Tour

The morning e-bike tours are led by expert local guides who ride with you inside the Eternal City. They explain how to use the 3D visor during the tour, while providing you with history and curiosities about each monument. Explore the Colosseum as never before through the interactive 3D certified reconstruction, integrated by a narrative voice of your guide and epic background music. Explore the city as it was 2000 years ago. A real moving and multi-sensory family experience, suitable for all ages.  The tour follows a carefully-designed itinerary, stopping at Rome’s most popular sites and recreating the ancient settings. You will see 3D reconstructions of the Circus Maximus, the School of the Gladiators, and much more. Your guide will always be with you, who will inform you about everything you really see with the 3D visors. Other viewpoints throughout the route include the Colosseum, Arch of Constantine and Imperial Forum, Venice square, Trajan forum Pantheon, Navona square, Campo dei Fiori, Trastevere, and Capitoline Hill.

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Rome: City Center Highlights Tour by Electric-Assist Bicycle

2. Rome: City Center Highlights Tour by Electric-Assist Bicycle

Rome is a city filled with ancient monuments, bustling city streets, fascinating alleyways, and small, hidden squares. It is a sprawling city with many hills, and by foot it can be completely overwhelming. Today, you'll hop on an E-bike and experience the joys of Rome - from its elegant shopping streets to its ancient monuments - on a fun and healthy day of bike riding! You'll stop off many of the main attractions of Rome, and also have a chance to visit many charming smaller squares and buildings that are lesser-known. Your guide will take you from the Imperial Forum all the way through to the Pantheon and will share all about the history and curiosities that have made Rome's story - from its foundation to the present day. Morning Tour Highlights: Colosseum Imperial Forums Piazza Venezia and Vittoriano monument Trevi Fountain Spanish Steps Piazza del Popolo Park of Villa Borghese and scenic view of Rome Piazza Navona (former Stadium of Domitian) Pantheon Jewish ghetto and Portico di Ottavia Theatre of Marcellus Panoramic view of the Roman Forum Afternoon Tour Highlights: Colosseum Circus Maximus and view of the Palatine Aventine Hill and Orange Garden with a romantic view of Rome, including Saint Peter’s dome Trastevere Santa Maria in Trastevere basilica Piazza Farnese Hidden charming alleys: the soul of real Rome Piazza Navona (former Stadium of Domitian) Pantheon Jewish ghetto and Portico di Ottavia Theater of Marcellus Panoramic view of the Roman Forum

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Rome In A Day Full-Day Tour by Electric-Assist Bike

3. Rome In A Day Full-Day Tour by Electric-Assist Bike

Explore the beauty of the “Eternal City” on a full-day bike tour, either on a quality trekking bike or an electrically assisted bicycle - that makes climbing Roman hills effortless. Meet your guide close to the Colosseum for an impressive view of the mighty arena of the Roman Republic. Then, continue to the Imperial Forum to see the temples dedicated to the gods of Ancient Rome. Cycle down small alleys, admiring Renaissance and Baroque palaces and churches along the way. Your local guide will lead you to some of Rome’s hidden and most famous squares and fountains, such as the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona, and Piazza del Popolo. Learn some of Rome’s 2,000-year history as you pedal, pausing at sites such as the Castel Sant'Angelo, Piazza Venezia, and Villa Borghese. Take a break for a typical Italian lunch in an authentic trattoria, along with short breaks for an espresso coffee or delicious Italian gelato. After a ride in the quaint Trastevere, pedal up Capitoline Hill for a breathtaking panoramic view of the Roman Forum and to experience one of the legendary Seven Hills of Rome. Admire Michelangelo’s urban planning on the main square of the Capitoline, and bike to the Vatican City for a view of St. Peter’s Basilica and Bernini’s graceful colonnades.

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Rome: Colosseum and Vatican City Full-Day Guided Tour

4. Rome: Colosseum and Vatican City Full-Day Guided Tour

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Rome in the morning, and then journey by minivan with an English-speaking driver/guide to the main monuments of the Eternal City. Skip the long lines to the Colosseum and get more time to follow in the footsteps of Roman emperors and fearless gladiators. Continue to the Roman Forum to explore the heart of public life in Ancient Rome. Get amazing views from Capitoline Hill and see Trajan's Column on Piazza Venezia. Discover the temple to all gods at the Pantheon, throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain and see the house where Keats lived at the Spanish Steps. Admire Bernini's fountain in Piazza Navona before getting some time for lunch. Spend the afternoon in the vast galleries of the Vatican Museum and enter Michelangelo's miraculous Sistine Chapel. Continue to St. Peter's Basilica, where highlights of the cathedral include Bernini's beautiful baldacchino, Michelangelo's Pietà and the tombs of 91 popes.

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From Civitavecchia: One-Day Tour of Rome Highlights

5. From Civitavecchia: One-Day Tour of Rome Highlights

You will be picked up from Civitavecchia harbor in an air-conditioned van, before being taken to the Vatican Museums. Don't worry about the crowds, as this tour includes exclusive skip-the-line access into the museums. The Vatican Museums are one of the world’s most visited museum complexes and are overflowing with masterpieces by many of the world’s most important Renaissance and Baroque artists. Your guide will lead you through all of the most important galleries providing a fascinating overview of the history and cultural significance. The tour includes visits to the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica and other key museum highlights. After this, you will stop for a light lunch and enjoy some authentic Roman cuisine. You will then head to the Colosseum and once again, will skip the long queues outside. Here, your guide will make the world’s most famous amphitheater come to life, explaining its awe-inspiring structure, and recreating the days when it was filled with the sounds of roaring animals and crowds and the clashing swords of gladiators. After that, you will visit the Roman Forum which was once the ancient city’s social, governmental, economic and religious center. At the end of the day, you will be taken back to Civitavecchia port.

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From Civitavecchia: Full-Day Rome Cruise Shore Excursion

6. From Civitavecchia: Full-Day Rome Cruise Shore Excursion

Enjoy a full-day tour of Rome, including lunch and round-trip transfers from the cruise terminal at Civitavecchia. Transfer to Rome city center by coach, stopping at the Vatican’s St Peter’s Square on arrival. Admire the dome of St Peter's Basilica and the colonnades by Bernini on St. Peter’s Square. Then, follow your guide along the cobbled streets of Italy’s ancient capital. Climb the Spanish Steps, linking Piazza di Spagna and Piazza Trinità dei Monti. Enjoy panoramic views from the top of the baroque staircase, before going to another baroque icon of Rome at the Trevi Fountain. Throw a coin into the fountain to ensure you one day return to Rome! Next, admire the domed temple of the Pantheon. See its well-preserved Corinthian columns. Break for lunch, before going to Piazza Venezia and Palatine Hill. Marvel at one of the largest archaeological sites in the world, before exploring the Roman Forum, site of the Roman Republic’s political, administrative, and religious life. Learn the history of the Roman Empire and the ruins that surround you. End at the mighty Colosseum, and see the remains the world's largest amphitheater. Imagine the battle scenes between the gladiators and fearsome beasts, put on for the public and emperors. Walk around the still-imposing exterior, before boarding the coach for the return transfer to Civitavecchia.

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Rome in a Day for Cruise Ship Passengers

7. Rome in a Day for Cruise Ship Passengers

Disembark from your ship and make your way to Rome by train. Find the railway station in the port with details provided in your booking confirmation. Your guided tour departs at 10:45 AM and you will arrive in Rome from the port by train in very good time beforehand. When you arrive in Rome, you'll most likely have time to see the Trevi Fountain and Pantheon before arriving at Trajan's Column in the heart of ancient Rome for an unforgettable 90-minute walking tour of ancient Rome. Unravel mysteries and mythology inside the Roman Forum before you approach the mighty Colosseum. Enter the arena through the awe-inspiring Gladiator's Gate. Head straight to the original arena floor where gladiators killed or were killed. This is a humbling and inspiring place to rest and and reflect, followed by a fully immersive tour of the Colosseum. Once outside the arena, bid your guide farewell and make your own way across town by taxi or metro (25 minutes journey time between Colosseo and Ottaviano with 1 line change) to the meeting point at the Vatican at 2:45 PM. Pick up your tickets and entrance to the Vatican Museums. Enter inside with fast track entry, then explore the museums and Sistine Chapel at your own pace. Return to Civitavecchia by train in good time ahead of your ship's departure. Clear and easy directions to the railway station in central Rome and train departure times back to the port railway station will be provided. This Rome shore excursion is ideal for couples, families, and groups of friends of all ages who wish to see Rome and the Vatican City as part of their Mediterranean cruise.

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Rome: Private Colosseum, Vatican, Trevi and Forum Tour

8. Rome: Private Colosseum, Vatican, Trevi and Forum Tour

After meeting your guide near the Colosseum, you will proceed to enter this impressive ancient structure; colossal in both name and nature. From there you will continue to the Roman Forum, the former center of the Roman Empire. Here you can walk through the marvelously Baroque historic center, of which the iconic Trevi Fountain is a highlight. Finally, visit the Vatican City. Your guide will show the impressive collections of the Vatican Museums, which contain some of the world’s best classical art. Stand underneath the 12,000 feet of Michelangelo’s ceiling frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. Join this private full-day tour of Rome to see all the treasures of the Eternal City, among some of the greatest works European civilization ever produced.

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From Naples: Full-Day Sightseeing Tour in Rome

9. From Naples: Full-Day Sightseeing Tour in Rome

The day begins with pickup from Naples and heads out of the city towards Rome where your sightseeing adventure awaits. Upon arrival in Rome, meet your friendly guide for the day at the world-famous Colosseum, one of the most iconic symbols of the city. Spend some time exploring the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill. Visit the Trevi Fountain next, a jewel of water and stone nestled in the historical center of the city where thousands of tourists flock every year to make a wish. Continue the tour to the Piazza di Spagna and stroll along the Spanish Steps which link to the Piazza Trinita dei Monti. Later, stop by the Pantheon, Rome’s most ancient building and one of the most spectacular sights of the city. Learn about the fascinating history of the Pantheon and Ancient Rome itself before heading off to Piazza Navona and then onto St Peter’s Square. In the square, marvel at the impressive Basilica which is home to an array of artistic masterpieces. Finally, enjoy 30-minutes of free time to shop for souvenirs, then sit back and relax on the return journey to Naples.

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What people are saying about Roman Forum

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based on 546 reviews

Great experience. Had only one day to visit Rome. This tour was perfect. Quick access to most highlights. Alessandro was our tour guide. Very friendly, humble and knowledgeable.

I've done many bike tours all over Europe, but none has been as exciting and informative as this one! Excelllent bikes and awesome guide!

Incredible guide, excellent bikes. I have taken bike tours in many cities throughout the world and this was simply the best!

A brilliant and fun way to see Rome in a short space of time. Fantastic views. Rick was a great guide

Awesome experience!! I absolutely recommend doing this tour.