Noleggio Bus Roma offers some hypotheses of visits to groups of tourists in Rome, each lasting about 3 hours.
The tours begin and end at the hotel, or we can set another place for the pick-up, as the train station or the airport of arrival or other place to be agreed.
We can reserve the bus for half a day or full day, with the possibility to combine two tours of Rome or a tour of Rome and an excursion outside.
We listed below some of our proposals for the Tour of Rome::
Imperial Tour of Rome: Colosseum – Roman Forum - Campidoglio – Piazza Venezia
The tour starts with a visit to the Colosseo (Colosseum), called also Flavian Amphitheatre because it was built by two emperors of the Flavian dynasty: Vespasiano began construction in 72 AD and then his son Tito, who completed it in 80 AD.
In the same square we can admire Constantino’s Arch and Tito’s Arch, then we continue the walking tour in the archaeological area of the Roman Forum.
We arrive on Campidoglio hill, the seat of the Mayor of Rome, with the shaped trapeze square designed by Michelangelo Buonarroti, and the famous Capitoline Museum.
Finally we head towards Piazza Venezia (Venezia Square), where stands the Vittoriano, the biggest European monument.
Baroque Tour of Rome: Piazza di Spagna - Trevi Fountain - Pantheon - Piazza Navona
The tour starts with a visit to Piazza di Spagna, one of the most famous squares of Rome, with the staircase Trinità dei Monti and the Barcaccia Fountain.
We continue the walking tour to Trevi Fountain, the largest and most famous fountain, known all over the world and scenography for several films, where a stop for photos is compulsory and where most of the tourists love to throw back a dime with the hope of a future return to Rome.
Heading towards Piazza Navona, we pass in front of Palazzo Chigi, seat of government and residence of the President of the Council of Ministers, in Piazza Colonna, so called because of the Column of Marcus Aurelius.
We continue the walk to the Pantheon, a building originally built as a temple dedicated to the gods of Olympus, and then became a Christian church in the seventh century.
We end the tour with the arrival in Piazza Navona, meeting place of artists, with the Bernini's famous "Fountain of the Four Rivers": the Danube, the Ganges, the Nile and the Rio de la Plata, the four corners of the Earth.
Catacombs: Circus Maximus - Via Appia Antica - Catacombs - Piramide
The tour starts with a visit of the archaeological site of the Circus Maximus, the ancient Roman circus where they carried out the horse races, and then on to the Baths of Caracalla, the greatest example of the imperial baths in Rome with a capacity of over 1.500 people, built by the Emperor Caracalla in 212 AD.
By bus we walk along Via Appia Antica, the ancient Roman road that connected Rome to Brindisi, the most important port for sea trade with Greece and the East, nicknamed by the Romans "regina viarum", which means "the queen of all the streets".
Visit to the Chapel of "Domine Quo Vadis" and the Catacombs, the ancient underground cemeteries, witness of faith of the early Christians.
After the visit we will cross the Aurelian walls, built to defend the city from barbarian invasions.
Finally, we will make a stop at the famous Piramide Cestia (Pyramid of Cestius) of the year 12 BC, 37 meters above sea level, the oldest pyramid in Europe.
Basilicas: St. Peter's - St. Paul Outside the Walls - St. John Lateran - Santa Maria Maggiore
The tour will last for a whole day and you will visit the major basilicas of Rome, called Papal Basilicas.
The tour begins with the transfer from the hotel to Vatican area, where tourists and pilgrims can walking on foot to visit St. Peter's Basilica, also called Vatican Basilica, the largest in the world, they can take part in hearings with the Holy Father, attend liturgical celebrations, and in the next Extraordinary Jubilee they will have the opportunity to pass through the Holy Door which will be the first of the four doors that will open on December 8th, 2015, and will close on November 20th, 2015 with the end of the Holy Year.
The day continues with lunch at restaurant and in the afternoon the visit of the other papal basilicas of Rome, in each of which there is a papal altar and a holy door that is open in each jubilee period: St. Paul Outside the Walls (also known as St Paul's Basilica), St. John Lateran (also known as the Lateran Basilica ), and Santa Maria Maggiore (also known as the Liberian Basilica).
At the end of the day you will return to the hoPhone:
Rome by night: Squares of Rome
The tour includes a visit by coach of the enlightened city with its most beautiful squares and ancient monuments: Piazza di Spagna, the Trevi Fountain, the St. Peter's Basilica, the bridges over the Tiber, Piazza del Campidoglio from whose terrace we can admire the Roman Forum and the Colosseum.
Then we continue the tour with a visit to Piazza Venezia, Piazza della Repubblica, Via Veneto and other fantastic squares.
Possibility to negotiate alternative routes custom. At the end of the tour, we return to the hoPhone:
It is scheduled the transfer by bus from the hotel to the Vatican, walking tours inside and then return by bus to the hotel or other place to be agreed.
Each tour (Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica) lasts about 3 hours.
We can do both tours with a full day visit.
Vatican Museums – Sistine Chapel – Raffaello’s Rooms
The tour starts with a visit to the Vatican Museums: the Candelabra Gallery, Tapestries, Geographical Maps and the Room of the Immaculate Conception.
So we continue the visit to the Raffaello's Rooms where we find frescoes painted by the artist as the "School of Athens".
The tour ends with a visit to the Sistine Chapel, home of the conclave and other official ceremonies of the Pope, with frescoes by Michelangelo Buonarroti depicting the Genesis and the Last Judgement.
St. Peter's Basilica – Vatican Crypt – St. Peter's Square
The tour starts with a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica, the biggest basilica in the world with an area of over 15.000 square meters.
Inside there are: the famous Pietà by Michelangelo, the mosaics of different artists and the bronze baldachin by Bernini.
We continue the tour with a visit to the crypt, which houses the tombs of St. Peter and of numerous pontiffs, and ends with a stop in St. Peter's Square with the famous Bernini's colonnade.
For all cruise passengers arriving at the Port of Civitavecchia (Port of Rome), we propose a visit by coach, or by reserved car and driver, for visiting the main monuments of the city and the most beautiful works and squares.
In the morning, the pick-up point is scheduled at the Port of Civitavecchia and about 2 hours we arrive in Rome.
The tour starts with the visit of Vatican and the St. Peter's Basilica, and continues to Piazza Venezia, the Circus Maximus, the Roman Forum and the Colosseum.
In the afternoon we can take a walk in the most beautiful squares of the city: Piazza Navona, Trevi Fountain and Piazza di Spagna.
In the evening we return to the port of Civitavecchia to continue the cruise in the Mediterranean Sea.