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  • Rome: Hop-on, Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour

    1. Rome: Hop-on, Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour

    The open-top, double-decker bus provides fantastic views and a great atmosphere to enjoy Rome's charm. From the iconic Colloseum and the famous Spanish Steps to the stunning Vatican, the city's history and magestic architecture will take your breath away. A fully narrated audio tour allows you to discover over 10 locations throughout the city with daily departures from the starting point at Termini Railway Station. You have the option to join the tour from any of the stops on the route. You may also experience the “eternal city” by foot with fantastic digital, self-guided walking tours. Location highlights include: Colosseum Roman Forum Trevi Fountain Spanish Steps Piazza di Spagna Vatican St. Peter's Square Piazza Navona Pantheon Castel Sant'Angelo Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore Circus Maximus Piazza Venezia Altare della Patria Piazza Barberini Termini Railway Station

    Rome is so big and the best way to save time and see all the attractions is to take the Big Bus.

  • Best of Rome in 1 Day: Private Tour with Colosseum

    2. Best of Rome in 1 Day: Private Tour with Colosseum

    Join this Best of Rome Private Day Tour to discover the Eternal City. You will be picked up at 9:00 (with exact time subject to change) and your private driver will drive you to the sightseeing historical center of Rome. See Piazza Venezia with its Wedding Cake marble honorary monument erected in 1885 to commemorate King Victor Emmanuel II. Appreciate the Baroque masterpiece, the Trevi Fountain, the charming Spanish Steps and Piazza Navona, the silent flow of the Tiber River and the beautiful Pantheon. Continue to Emperor Hadrian’s Mausoleum and legendary Ponte Sant'Angelo, to enjoy a fantastic sight of the Castello Sant'Angelo, and to the astonishing St. Peter's Square with its superb colonnade. Afterwards, enjoy a beautiful view of Rome from the Janiculum Hill and see Circus Maximus, the site of the Roman chariots races with its evocative views of the sprawling ruins of the emperor's ...

    What an unforgettable day! Our guides were fantastic! We had the opportunity to see many sites we never would have had we not booked this tour. Not having to consider transportation, tickets, or any other logistics made the day so easy. All we had to worry about was snapping pictures and absorbing all of the amazing information. Our driver was so great with my girls and they had a wonderful time that they will remember for the rest of their lives. They all did a fantastic job of presenting interesting information and kept all of us ages 9-34 engaged the whole time. Start to finish what a wonderful day, there really is no better way to experience Rome.

  • Panoramic Bus Tour of Rome from Civitavecchia Port

    3. Panoramic Bus Tour of Rome from Civitavecchia Port

    Head to Rome on a full-day guided panoramic tour of the Eternal City. You’ll be welcomed by your tour leader at the Civitavecchia port, where you’ll board a comfortable air-conditioned coach that will take you to one of the world’s most beautiful, artistic, and charming cities. The first stop is just a stone’s throw away from the Palazzaccio (Palace of Justice) in Piazza dei Tribunali. From here you can admire the most powerful and imposing castle ever built in Rome, Castel Sant’Angelo. Nearby you’ll marvel at magnificent St. Peter's Basilica from the top of Via della Conciliazione. Feast your eyes on the semi-circular colonnades that frame St. Peter's Square, designed and built by Bernini in the 17th century. Choose an optional tour of St. Peter's Basilica, with its Baroque and Renaissance facade that dominates the square and the skyline with its perfectly designed dome. Meet your to...

    The tour was informative and the tour guide was knowledgeable. Tour was worth every Penny and very affordable.

  • From Civitavecchia: Private Cruise Shore Excursion to Rome

    4. From Civitavecchia: Private Cruise Shore Excursion to Rome

    See the highlights of Rome on a private full-day shore excursion from Civitavecchia Port, with round-trip transfers directly from and to your cruise ship. With the option of skip-the-line entry to the Vatican and Colosseum, discover the legends of Rome and the Vatican City. Your driver will pick you up at 08:00 for the 80-minute drive to the Eternal City, stopping at the Colosseum; site of legendary gladiatorial contests. Once able to seat up to 50,000 Roman citizens, to skip the long lines, your guide can reserve tickets in advance. Drive to the Circus Maximus and Palatine Hill. With views across the Roman Forum, continue to Capitoline Hill, once the citadel of Ancient Rome. Next, go to Piazza Venezia to see the National Monument to Victor Emmanuel II. Other highlights include the Pantheon, temple to all the gods of Rome. Go inside the best preserved monument of the Imperial City and ...

  • Rome Full-Day Shore Excursion from Civitavecchia

    5. Rome Full-Day Shore Excursion from Civitavecchia

    Make the most of your time in Rome on a full-day shore excursion from Civitavecchia. You will visit many of the Eternal City’s most important landmarks, including the Roman ruins of the Colosseum and the Pantheon, Renaissance and Baroque art and architecture, and the magnificent museums of the Vatican City. A professional chauffeur will pick you up at the cruise ship terminal in Civitavecchia and whisk you off to Rome where you can admire the city in all its Imperial glory. Visit the most famous amphitheater in the world and the symbol of Ancient Rome at the Colosseum. Admire the Circus Maximus, where dangerous chariot races took place. Continue to the glorious Forum and Palatine Hill. Get a superb panoramic view of Rome from Capitoline Hill and move on to Piazza Venezia, with its imposing monument dedicated to Italy’s first king, Vittorio Emanuele II. A visit to the awe-inspiring 2,0...

  • Rome Shore Excursion: Full-Day from Civitavecchia

    6. Rome Shore Excursion: Full-Day from Civitavecchia

    Your driver/guide will meet you at the pier in Civitavecchia Port and take you on a comfortable drive through the Etruscan countryside to Rome. The drive takes around 80 minutes in a luxury Mercedes minivan. Your first stop will be the Circus Maximus, followed by the Colosseum. At the Colosseum you’ll avoid spending time waiting in line as priority entrance tickets will be bought for you in advance! Continue to the Trevi Fountain, where you can toss in a coin and make a wish to return to Rome one day! After visiting the Fountain, head to the Spanish Steps and then stop for a light lunch at a typical Roman Trattoria that serves pizza, pasta, gelato and much more. After lunch head to the Vatican City, where you’ll see the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. Should you wish to venture inside to explore the works of art in the Vatican Museums, a private tour can be a...

  • Rome Highlights Private Tour From Civitavecchia Port

    7. Rome Highlights Private Tour From Civitavecchia Port

    Enjoy a full-day, comprehensive tour of Rome, with direct transfers from the cruise terminal at Civitavecchia Port. Transfer by luxury vehicle to the city center, and start your sightseeing tour at Piazza Venezia and the National Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II, the 1st king of a unified Italy. Continue into the heart of Ancient Rome at the ruined temples of the Roman Forum. Learn about life in the Roman Republic at the massive amphitheater of the Colosseum. Next, get panoramic views of the domes of Rome from the hills of the Capitilone and Palatine. See the site of the Circus Maximus, an ancient Roman chariot racing stadium in the valley between the Aventine and Palatine hills. Go to the remains of the Baths of Caracalla, the 2nd largest of the public baths in Ancient Rome. Then, marvel at the well-preserved façade of the Pantheon, Ancient Rome’s temple to all the gods. Be enchanted...

  • Rome: Round Trip Transfer with Golf Cart Tour

    8. Rome: Round Trip Transfer with Golf Cart Tour

    Your tour begins at 08:00 AM at the location where your cruise ship docks. You'll see a driver with a sign with your name on and be taken to Rome downtown, to start your golf cart tour. This includes all the major sites such as the Villa Borghese, the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona and the Colosseum, but in addition you can see the Catacombs, the Capitol Hill, the Circus Maximus, the Theater of Marcellus, the Aventine Hill, Campo de Fiori farmer's market and much more. See sites that are not known to the ordinary tourist. In practice, even when the tour is centered on the fundamental sites, you will still get off the beaten track and see extra things with this novel mode of transport.

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What people are saying about Circus Maximus

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 535 reviews

It was amazing to have an overview of the interesting places in Rome and take our time to discover it, since we had no idea where to begin. Overall we were very pleased and will definitely try it in our next destination.

Very informative. You should always do it at the beginning so that you know what else you want to look at when you are on a city trip. I can only recommend.

Very helpful for initial orientation, fully helpful. Then a second round and get off where it fits.

Rome is so big and the best way to save time and see all the attractions is to take the Big Bus.

A great experience. Everything is very uncomplicated as it should be on vacation. Gladly again