Tour Code: R.Ex-12
St. Angel’s Castle And St. Peter’s Basilica
This exclusive tour will give you the opportunity to visit St. Angel’s Castle and St. Peter’s Square & Basilica.
After disembarkation (assisted by Ground Operator) you will start your exclusive tour to Rome on the ROMA EXPRESS, a private, comfortable, fast and luxury train, the new and exclusive way for cruise guests to discover the eternal city. Enjoy a ride through the marvellous countryside, assisted by your escort and delighted by classical music.
An official guide will meet you at St. Peter’s Station (the Vatican area); your exclusive tour starts with the visit of the fortress of St. Angels Castle, built by the Architect Demetriano between 117 and 138 after Christ, as a mausoleum for the family of the Imperator Adriano. In 1277 after Christ, it becomes the ownership of the State of the Church that transformed it into a fortress-jail. Enjoy the visit of the National Museum.
After the visit enjoy some free time for lunch.
In the afternoon, visit St. Peter’s square, created by Bernini and considered one of the most beautiful square in the world, and the Basilica, Christendom’s most magnificent church, begun in 1452 on the site where St. Peter was buried. Throughout the following 200 years, such Renaissance masters as Bramante, Michelangelo, Raphael and Bernini worked on its design and created an unparalleled masterpiece. Of special note are Michelangelo’s Pietà and the bronze canopy over the high altar by Bernini. The immense dome was designed by Michelangelo.
After some free time, you will reach the station where your exclusive train Roma Express will take you back to the port of Civitavecchia. A courtesy service may be offered on board under request.