Duration : 2 Hours
Our transfer from Rome airport plus 1 hour of sightseeing is ideal for guests who would like to get a taste of the Rome's highlights between their airport pickup and hotel drop-off.
Features of Rome Airport Transfer + 1 Hour Sightseeing:
Your private English-speaking driver will be waiting for you just as you come out of baggage claim. After a 30-minute drive you will arrive in Rome’s business district, EUR, an acronym for Esposizione Universale di Roma. The esposizione was a world’s fair that was supposed to take place in 1942 but never happened due to the onset of the Second World War.
San Paolo Fuori Le Mura (St. Paul Outside the Walls) is one of the four papal basilicas in Rome, second in size only to St. Peter's. Built in the 4th Century AD on the site of Paul the Apostle’s tomb, it has been reconstructed a couple of times, rising to fame for its collection of Paleo-Christian, Byzantine and Gothic art treasures, as well as a long series of medallions that depicts the popes throughout history. Time will be given to admire its impressive architecture, as well as the lovely rose garden and 13th-century cloister.
Your tour will continue with a drive-by of some of the city's highlights:
The Pyramid of Cestius, a funerary monument built in the 1st century BC, when Egyptian things were all the rage in Rome. The tomb was built for Gaius Cestius, a magistrate who had very likely served in the Roman campaigns against Egypt.
As you regard the Emperors' Palace on the Palatine Hill let your imagination drift back a couple thousand years to a time when the chariot races took place in Circus Maximus.
The Colosseum will afterward show itself in all its greatness. The most iconic monument in Rome, this amphitheater from the 1st Century AD is a place where 50.000 people watched cruel battles between gladiators and wild beasts.
In Piazza Venezia, the central hub of the city, you’ll see the massive monument to Victor Emmanuel, the first king of united Italy, and the palazzo that was Mussolini's headquarters, where he gave many of his legendary speeches from the balcony facing the piazza.
Cruising down the Via dei Fori Imperiali (Road of the Imperial Forums), lined with bronze statues of the greatest Roman emperors, you’ll get a glimpse of (surprise!) the ruins of the Roman forums on both sides of the street.
No tour would be complete without a quick stop at Trevi fountain, the largest and most famous baroque fountain in the city. Throw a coin over your shoulder into the fountain and be part of the ritual that has become famous amongst the throngs of visitors who want to ensure their return to Rome.
1. Is this tour private?
The tour is private, just for your party.
2. Where do we meet the driver at the airport?
Your driver will be waiting for you at the Meeting Point just outside the customs area.
3. Does the driver go with us inside the monuments?
No, only a licensed guide is authorized to accompany you during the visit of sights. Our driver will drop you off close to the sights but will stay with the vehicle for the duration of your visit.
4. Does it include a guide?
No guide is included in the rate. For this tour we do not think it is necessary to hire one.
5. Can we go outside the car and take pictures of the monuments?
Yes, whenever possible, your driver will stop the car and allow you to step outside and take pictures.
6. Does this tour include lunch and admission fees to sites?
No tickets or lunch are included in the rate. Please contact our office for pricing and reservations.
7. What is the duration of the service? Can we extend the time upfront with the driver?
The duration of this service is 2 hours, including pickup at the airport and drop off at your hotel in Rome. If you would like to add extra hours to your tour, please contact our office so that we can check the driver's availability and advise the cost.
8. Is gratuity included in the price?
Tips are never included in our quotes. We think that a tip shouldn’t be included in the rate otherwise it would be a tax!!! Once in Italy do not feel as though you have to tip everyone because someone told you to. Tip only if you really liked the service. Tips are generally: 10% not bad 15 % great 20 % best tour in my life. Please report any abuse.
There will be a full charge for bookings canceled with less than 72-hour notice for any service required. In this case, a full charge will be made on your credit card. If you miss your flight or if your airline decides to cancel the flight due to bad weather or if your flight is directed to another airport on arrival, please advise us on time (as soon as you know) or a full charge will be made.
Please give us enough time so we can accept other reservations and allocate them to our chauffeurs. If the ship does not make it to the pier for bad weather, you will not be considered responsible so NO CHARGE will be made to your credit card. A full charge will be made for a no-show-up.
Only pre-purchased skip-the-line tickets (if requested) are not refundable under the circumstance and will be charged to your card.
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