Tour Code: R.Ex-7
St. Peter’s Basilica & Visit On Your Own
This exclusive tour will give you the opportunity to explore Rome on your own and to visit 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 to St. Peter’s square. It has been created by Bernini and it is considered one of the most beautiful squares in the world. At the top of the square stands St. Peter‘s Basilica, the Christendom’s most magnificent church, built 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 the visit, enjoy visiting Rome on your own. You have to bear in mind the place where you are dropped off because the train will leave for Civitavecchia from the same station.
Your tour ends with a drive to St. Peter’s Station where Roma Express is going to take you back to Civitavecchia. A courtesy service may be offered on board under request.