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Chania, Crete, Greece:
Wed., Oct. 18, 2017

Knossos Palace and Heraklion Town

Approximate Duration:
7 hours

Early Bird Fee: $189 Nonrefundable

Discover an archaeological site unlike any other, one that offers such a visceral snapshot of a mysterious, lost civilization that you just might feel the presence of the Minotaur around the next corner. Located 2-½ hours from port by coach, tour Knossos and the three-story frescoed Palace Complex of King Minos, testaments to the vibrancy of Minoan culture and the significance and splendor of its ancient court. Afterwards, enjoy one hour free-time in Heraklion.

Highlights:
- Knossos: Glimpse an exquisite remnant of 1700 BC Minoan civilization, later destroyed by natural disaster, and rediscovered in 1878.
- Palace of Minos: Visit ruins and reconstructed segments of the legendary labyrinth of the Minotaur.
- Heraklion: Savor free time to seek out local delicacies for lunch, shop or sightsee in the capital of Crete.

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What to Bring:
- SeaPass card and photo identification
- Camera
- Cash/credit cards
- Sun protection

What to Wear:
- Hat and sunglasses
-
Comfortable shoes

Important Notes:
- Guests must consider their physical fitness level and medical history when determining whether this tour is appropriate.
- Guests with pre-existing neck, back, knee and/or shoulder injuries, cardiac conditions, asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, other heart or respiratory conditions or any other medical condition must take particular caution when selecting a tour - particularly tours categorized as "strenuous".
- Guests who have concerns must consult with their personal physician before engaging in any activity that may be strenuous for them.
- Guests in wheelchairs and others with mobility challenges must not select this tour.
- Consider physical fitness and medical history when selecting tour.
- Guests must be able to walk approximately two miles over uneven ground and rocky surfaces with inclines and 25 to 35 steps.
- Guests may experience long lines to enter some venues.
- Drive time from/to Chania approximately 2-1/2 hours each way.
- Guests failing to meet return coach are responsible for finding their own way back to ship.

Tentative Itinerary:
10:00 am Depart from Chania port to Heraklion prefecture (Knossos Palace)
12:30 pm Arrive to Knossos Palace and guided tour
3:15 pm Depart from Knossos Palace and return back to Chania Port
4:45 pm Arrive at Chania port


10:15 AM

5:15 PM

Mykonos, Greece:
Thur. Oct. 19, 2017

Ancient Delos

Approximate Duration:
3.5 hours

Early Bird Fee: $189 Nonrefundable

On this exhilarating tour, you'll enjoy a thirty-minute boat ride to Delos, fabled birthplace of Apollo, god of the sun, light, harmony, and beauty. A knowledgeable guide will take you to the Temple of Apollo and teach you about the Greek Gods and the important history and architectural styles. From the Terrace of the Foreign Gods, you'll have a unique and memorable view of the archipelago. You'll also explore the famous Hellenistic mansions of Delos. Note: Guests must be able to walk and stand for approximately 2 hours over varying terrain. No shops or stores are available on Delos Island.

Peer through the mists of time on a guided walk through the extensive ruins on uninhabited Delos, one of the most significant excavated sites of ancient Greece. A short boat cruise transfers you to the tiny isle where you will step into the mythological birthplace of Apollo, once considered the holiest sanctuary in all of Greece. Visit the Apollo temple, the Terrace of the Lions, and Hellenistic mansions with superbly preserved floor and wall mosaics.

Highlights:
- Delos: Stroll among elegant statues and other significant ruins while luxuriating in the matchless beauty of the Cyclades archipelago.
- Temple of Apollo: Stand in the shrine dedicated to the ancient god of sun, light, music, harmony, and beauty.
- Hellenistic Lifestyle: Discover the wealth of mosaic treasures depicting scenes of ordinary life, animals, mythological figures, and geometric pavers.

Tentative Itinerary:
8:00 Arrive shuttle station and start walk with guides to Mykonos port
8:30 Board Delos ferry and depart
9:00 am Arrive Delos and start guided tour of Arch. Site then free time for photos to explore Delos
11:00 am Depart Delos Island
11:30 am Back to Mykonos pier for free time in town and then return to the ship with transfer bus from shuttle station.

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What to Bring:
- SeaPass card and photo identification
- Camera
- Cash/credit cards
- Sun protection

What to Wear:
- Hat and sunglasses
- Comfortable shoes

Important Notes:
- Guests must consider their physical fitness level and medical history when determining whether this tour is appropriate.
- Guests with pre-existing neck, back, knee and/or shoulder injuries, cardiac conditions, asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, other heart or respiratory conditions or any other medical condition must take particular caution when selecting a tour - particularly tours categorized as "strenuous".
- Guests who have concerns must consult with their personal physician before engaging in any activity that may be strenuous for them.
- Guests in wheelchairs and others with mobility challenges must not select this tour.
- Guests must be able to walk over varying terrain approximately two hours with extended periods of standing.
- Guests must be able to walk approximately 10 minutes between shuttle station and pier to board ferry bound to/from Delos.
- Many shops close in mid-October.
- No shops or stores on Delos Island.
- Delos tour might not be offered in November due to adverse weather conditions.
- Umbrellas and jackets recommended by end of September.
- Following tour in Delos, boat returns you to Mykonos harbor.
- After Aegean boat ride, guide will point out the way to the bus shuttle station for return to ship.
- In addition to English this tour is offered in French, German, Italian and Spanish.
- A minimum of 20 guests is needed for the tour to run in a different language.


8:00 AM

11:30 AM

Rhodes, Greece:
Fri. Oct. 20, 2017

Royal Caribbean has removed Ephesus from the Cruise Itinerary for safety reasons. Therefore, our shore excursion in Ephesus will not take place. There will be an excursion in Rhodes, to be announced.

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Santorini, Greece:
Sat. Oct. 21, 2017

Kaiki Ride and Volcanic Hike 

Approximate Duration:
3 hours

Early Bird Fee: $125 Nonrefundable

Sail to an active volcanic crater, see beautiful and fascinating volcanic rock formations, and enjoy a relaxing journey to Palea Kameni and Fira. On this adventure, you'll board a kaiki, a traditional Greek sailboat that will take you to several fascinating destinations. First, on the lava islet of Nea Kameni you'll enjoy a unique twenty minute walk to the summit and active crater of the volcano. An eruption blew away the island's middle, leaving a huge crater behind. As you walk along the remains of the island, you'll view one-of-a-kind lava formations and fragments. The view on top affords spectacular panoramas of the island and ocean below.

NOTES:

Board a kaiki, a traditional fishing boat, and sail to the foot of Santorini’s famous volcano, Nea Kameni, for a brisk hike up to the crater. Santorini was a circular volcanic island before a massive eruption blew out its middle. The rush of water into the void created a tsunami, devastating Minoan Crete. The islands of Nea Kameni and nearby Palea Kameni, which take starring roles in your tour, emerged from the water after volcanic activity in 197 BC and 1707 AD. They are still active today. As you make your way up Nea Kameni, look for fragments of magma as well as volcanic rock formations. At the top, relax and enjoy the breathtaking view. Marvel at the contrast of the dark, ashen cliffs against the blue Aegean Sea, making for incredible photo opportunities. On the way back, sail toward the thermal springs at Palea Kameni, known for its medicinal properties.


Highlights: 


-Two-hour adventure: Journey to a still-active volcano for a hike up to the crater, rewarding yourself with amazing views.
- Nea Kameni: Look out for lava pieces and volcanic rock formations; behold the dark cliffs against the blue Aegean Sea.
-Thermal Springs at Palea Kameni: These springs are known for their medicinal powers against skin and bone disease.

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What to Bring:
-
SeaPass card and photo identification
- Camera
- Sun protection
- Cash/credit cards


What to Wear:
-
Light clothing
- Hat and sunglasses

Important Notes:
- Consider physical fitness and medical history when selecting tour.
- This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
- Those with walking difficulties should not select this tour.
- Pregnant women and guests with cardiovascular problems should take into consideration the high temperatures (June through September) as well as the volcanic fumes.




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Athens, Greece:
Sun. Oct. 22, 2017

The Oracle of Delphi

Approximate Duration:
8 hours

Early Bird Fee: $165 Nonrefundable

Discover one of the most treasured archeological sites in all of Greece, the ancient city of Delphi. Enjoy a guided tour through ruins that once marked the religious center of Classical Greece. Witness the sacred Oracle of Apollo and explore the Museum of Delphi. Inside, you'll witness ancient artifacts recovered from the site, including the famous bronze statute of a "Charioteer", dating back to 474 BC.

Make your way to Delphi, the religious center of Classical Greece, visiting the artifact-filled museum, enjoying a traditional lunch and exploring a beautiful mountain village. Delphi was the site of the omphalos, the “Navel of the World,” where the famous oracle of Apollo once made her predictions, some say as early as 800 BCE. Standing amid the ruins of the ancient Temple of Apollo, imagine emperors consulting the oracle on whether or not to wage war or expand their empire. See the sacred Castalian Spring, where Apollo killed the monster Python. Stroll the ancient theater, which sat up to 5,000 spectators. And visit the stadium, where the early Panhellenic games, precursors of the modern Olympics, were held.

In the museum, peruse 14 rooms of exhibits featuring helmets, shields, figurines and other precious offerings, and numerous statues, including the bronze, life-size Charioteer of Delphi, dating from the late 5th century BCE.

Highlights:
- Ancient Delphi: Visit the famous Temple of Apollo, site of the oracle; see the sacred Castalia Spring, theater and stadium.
- Museum: Peruse exhibits featuring helmets, shields, figurines and other precious offerings, and numerous statues, including the bronze Charioteer of Delphi.

Itinerary:
8:00 am Depart from port to Delphi site
10:00 am Arrive to Delphi and start guided tour of site and Museum – free time
2:00 pm Depart from Delphi to return back to port
4:00 pm Arrive at port

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What to Bring: 

- SeaPass card and photo identification
- Camera
- Sun protection
- Cash/credit cards

What to Wear:

- Hat and sunglasses
- Walking shoes

Important Notes:
- Consider physical fitness and medical history when selecting tour.
- Guests will walk on rocky, cobblestone and uneven surfaces.
- Wheelchairs and scooters not recommended.


8:00 am

4:00 pm

Naples, Italy:
Tues. Oct. 24, 2017

Amalfi Drive and Pompeii

Approximate Duration:
9 hours

Early Bird Fee: $205 Nonrefundable

OVERVIEW: Enjoy a front-row seat to spectacular scenery along the Amalfi coast including a visit to the town of Amalfi and the fascinating ruins of Pompeii.

HIGHLIGHTS: Drive along the Amalfi coast and visit the town of Amalfi with time to stroll the narrow streets to the Piazza del Duomo. Explore the ancient ruins of Pompeii, destroyed in 79 AD and covered with 20 feet of volcanic ash and pumice during the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. The city is preserved in time and is one of the most famous excavation sites in the world. Lunch will be served on the Amalfi Coast.

NOTES: Guests must be able to walk approx. 1.5 miles over cobblestones and uneven ground. Pompeii is not wheelchair accessible.

Delight in breathtaking oceanfront scenery as you drive along the Amalfi Coast and enjoy a tasty Italian lunch before scouring ancient archaeological ruins in Pompeii. Travel along winding roads, admiring dazzling turquoise waters en route to Amalfi. Stroll cobblestone streets and see the outside of the Cathedral of St. Andrew before relaxing with lunch. Explore Pompeii's sprawling excavations, seeing artifacts and ruins from the 79 AD Mount Vesuvius eruption.

LUNCH: Flute of Champagne - Cannelloni with ricotta cheese and spinach - Chicken breast with tomato and mozzarella cheese, Potatoes and vegetables, Dessert, Mineral Water, Wine, Coffee

Highlights:
- Amalfi Coast: Take in spectacular coastal views while winding along cliffs, azure waters, and picturesque vertical towns.
- Amalfi Village: Wander the charming seaside square, seeing the 11th century Cathedral of St. Andrew and enjoying a delightful lunch.
- Pompeii: Walk among Roman mansions, baths, porticoes, mosaic floors, and lavish temples in the forum of the ruined city.

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What to Bring:
- SeaPass card and photo identification
- Camera
- Cash/credit cards
- Sun protection

What to Wear:
- Hat and sunglasses

Important Notes:
- Guests in wheelchairs and others with mobility challenges should not select this tour.
- Consider physical fitness and medical history when selecting tour.
- Guests must be able to walk approximately 1-1/2 miles over cobblestone and uneven ground, with a steep incline at entrance with 20-25 steps.
- Time permitting, guests will visit a cameo factory either before or after the visit to the excavations.
- Guests wishing to enter the Cathedral of St. Andrew on their own must ascend approximately 60+ steep steps.
- Due to local regulations and restrictions, an alternate stop on the Amalfi Coast (Minori, Maiori or Vietri sul Mare) will be made should a parking space not be available in Amalfi.
- Tour may operate in reverse order.
- For security reasons, it is forbidden to enter inside Pompeii excavations with big bags, backpacks or trolleys. Please be aware that lockers are not available at the entrance of the excavations.

Itinerary:
8:00 am - Meet at the pier with your guide and drive to Amalfi
10:00 am - Arrive in Amalfi town – visit of the main center and free time for individual activities
11:00 am - Meet again with your guide and drive to Pompeii
12:45 am - Arrive in Pompeii – enjoy lunch at a local restaurant SET MENU as above
2:00 pm - Inside visit of the excavations
3:45 pm - After the visit enjoy free time for individual activities
4:15 pm - Meet again with your guide and drive back to Naples
5:00 pm - Arrive at Naples re-board the ship


8:00 am

5:00 pm

Rome, Italy:
Mon., Oct. 16, 2017

Embark Transfer to Ship Via Rome Panoramic Tour

Approximate Duration:
4.5 hours

This tour is designed for guests who want a glimpse of Rome before boarding the ship. Only available to guests with flights arriving on the day of embarkation no later than 9:30am at Rome's Leonardo da Vinci Airport (FCO).

NOTES:
- This tour is offered only for guests inter porting in Rome.
- Only available to guests arriving at Rome's Leonardo da Vinci Airport (FCO) no later than 9:30 am on day of embarkation.
- Guests must provide flight details to shorex@rccl.com at least seven days prior to arrival. Otherwise, it is the guest's responsibility to be in front of the book store "La Feltrinelli" located in Terminal "3" Arrival Section no later than 10:15 am.
- Guests must be able to walk approx. 0.5 miles.

HIGHLIGHTS: Enjoy a panoramic tour of the Vatican City, St. Angel Castle, Tiber River, Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Arch of Constantine. At St. Peter's Basilica, you'll have approx. 45 minutes of free time to explore at your own pace.

Catch a glimpse of Rome before boarding the ship. Enjoy the beauty of the Eternal City during a narrated drive through some of its most impressive and famous monuments. See the Colosseum, where 50,000 spectators watched gladiators battle, Circus Maximus, where chariots raced, the Arch of Constantine, the Forum, Via Veneto and other famous sights. Across the Tiber River at Vatican Square. At St. Peter's Square, you'll have approx. 45 minutes of free time to explore at your own pace before heading to your ship.

Highlights:
- The Eternal City via Panoramic Drive: View iconic landmarks in Rome's cityscape: the Colosseum, Forum, Circus Maximus, Via Veneto and more on a narrated tour.
- St. Peter's Square: Enjoy 45 minutes free-time at St. Peter's Square and marvel at the view of the impressive St. Peter's Basilica.
- Transfer to Ship: After a satisfying look at the Eternal City, board your ship and begin your amazing cruise vacation.

What to Bring:
- Photo identification
- Camera
- Cash/Credit cards
- Sun protection

What to Wear:
- Walking shoes
- Hat and sunglasses
- Conservative attire required in churches
- Walking Shoes

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Important Notes:
- Please note that due to the Jubilee Year, special celebrations and events will take place at St. Peter's Basilica: overcrowding and possible closures at any given time and with no previous notice should be expected.
- Due to the latest events, please note that more accurate security controls should be expected at the various sites visited.
- The drive between Rome and Civitavecchia is approximately 1.5 hours, subject to traffic conditions.
- Guests must be able to walk about half a mile over uneven surfaces with few steps between St. Peter's Square and the coach drop-off/pick-up point.
- The vehicle used on this excursion is a regular bus that includes some steps to get on and off.
- Guests needing special assistance must be accompanied by an able bodied companion.
- A strict dress code is enforced in St. Peter's Basilica. Short pants, tank tops and revealing clothing are not acceptable.
- Guests may be required to check large bags, backpacks, video cameras, and/or personal water bottles at designated check points.
- Should St. Peter's Basilica have a mass service, entrance may be restricted.
- St. Peter's Basilica may close at any time for security reasons, without previous notice. These safety precautions are beyond the control of the local tour operator.
- Guests will receive emergency contact numbers during bus ride to Rome.
- Guests will have approximately 45 minutes free time at St. Peter's Square.
- Guests should expect long lines to enter St. Peter's Basilica.
- Guests will meet guide at designated time and place to rejoin bus for drive to ship.
- Guests failing to meet guide at designated time must arrange their own transportation to the ship before it leaves port. 
- The order of the tour may be reversed or altered depending on traffic or local conditions.
- Most shops are closed on Sundays and holidays and maintain seasonal hours.  
- Should the designed motor coach drop-off /pick-up point at St. Peter's Square be congested or unavailable, a photo stop at the Colosseum will be made instead of the scheduled stop at St. Peter's Square.
- Guests failing to meet the guide at the designated time and location must contact the emergency numbers provided immediately.


Transfer from Port to Rome Hotel:
Wed. Oct. 25, 2017

Vatican Museum, St. Peter's Basilica w/ Post Cruise Hotel Transfer

This tour is only for guests who have purchased a post-cruise hotel package offered through the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line.

Approximate Duration:
6.5 hours

OVERVIEW: Designed for guests who have purchased a post cruise hotel package and are interested in sightseeing before checking into their hotel, this tour includes a guided visit of the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica.

HIGHLIGHTS: Marvel at Michelangelo's frescos in the Sistine Chapel and discover the masterpieces housed in St. Peter's Basilica.

NOTES: Guests must be able to walk approx. 3 miles and this tour is not suggested for guests with walking difficulties or using a wheelchair. This tour is available for guests who have purchased a post cruise hotel package offered through the cruise line. The driver isn't able to make additional stops at other hotels during the tour.

See the sights of Vatican City after your cruise vacation. You'll take a scenic drive through Etruscan countryside on your way to Rome- the Eternal City. Your guide will escort you on the walk to the Vatican Museums. See the famous ceiling of the Sistine Chapel and tour surrounding galleries. Spend time inside St. Peter's Basilica, admiring Michelangelo's "Pieta" and the baldachin by Bernini. Then ride directly to your local hotel.

Highlights:
- Vatican Museums: See monumental examples of art and architecture created by world masters, including Bernini, Leonardo da Vinci, and Michelangelo.
- St. Peter's Basilica: Discover the largest Basilica in the world and its masterpieces and cross the magnificent St. Peter's Square.
- Hotel Transfer: After your tour, rejoin your coach and proceed to your post-cruise hotel. 

What to Bring:
- Sea Pass card and photo identification
- Camera
- Cash/Credit cards
- Sun protection

What to Wear:
- Walking shoes
- Hat and sunglasses
- Conservative attire required in churches

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Important Notes:
- This tour is offered only for guests inter porting in Rome.
- Tour is only for guests who have purchased a post-cruise hotel package offered through the Cruise Line.
- Driver is not permitted to make additional stops at other hotels.
- The drive from Civitavecchia to Rome is about 90 minutes, subject to traffic conditions.
- Guests in wheelchairs and those with other mobility challenges should not select this tour.
- Consider physical fitness and medical history when selecting tour.
- Guests needing special assistance must be accompanied by an able bodied companion.
- Guests must be able to walk approximately 3 miles and negotiate approx 250 steps and endure extended periods of standing.
- Inside Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica, there is an itinerary dedicated to guests in a wheelchair. Since this route is different than that of the other guests, guests in a wheelchair will be on their own and miss large portion of the guide's commentary.
- A strict dress code is enforced in St. Peter's Basilica.
- Short pants, tank tops and revealing clothing are not acceptable.
- Guests may be required to check large bags, backpacks, video cameras, and/or personal water bottles at designated check points.
- Guests are advised that long lines are to be expected.
- Should your guide determine that the queue at the St. Peter's Basilica security check point is longer than a 45-minute wait, they will forego the interior visit of the basilica and provide you with a full explanation and description while outside.
- Should St. Peter's Basilica have a special event or mass service, guides will give an outside explanation only and guests will then enter on their own.
- Depending upon the number of people in the Basilica, it may be closed for security reasons without previous notice. These safety precautions are beyond the control of the local tour operator.
- Please note that for the inside visit of the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica the use of headsets owned and provided by the respective site's managements is compulsory.
- It is very important for Guests to be aware that they will be responsible for the headset devices provided. For both Vatican Museums & St. Peter's Basilica the headsets company will charge Euro 50,00 for every missing device.
- Please note that should St. Peter's Basilica be closed, its visit will be replaced by a photo stop at the Colosseum.
- This tour is not operated on Sundays and religious holidays due to closure of Vatican Museums.
- Due to new traffic regulations, should the bus not be allowed to pick up guests close to the St. Peters Basilica or Vatican Museum, guests will be required to walk approximately 0,6 miles to the nearest pick-up location.
- Venues may close at any time for security reasons.
- Most shops are closed on Sundays and holidays and maintain seasonal hours.
- Please be aware that ongoing restoration/ maintenance work is often being carried out at the various venues visited.  
- The order of the tour may be reversed or altered depending on traffic or local conditions.
- Guests will be provided with emergency contact numbers and headsets for commentary during tour.
- Entrance to churches may be restricted during services.
- Guests will meet guide at designated time and place for transport to post-cruise hotel.
- Guests failing to meet guide at designated time must arrange their own transportation to their hotel.
- Please note that due to the Jubilee Year, special celebrations and events will take place at St. Peter's Basilica: overcrowding and possible closures at any given time and with no previous notice should be expected
- Due to the recent events, please note that more accurate security controls should be expected at the various sites visited.
- Guests failing to meet the guide at the designated time and location must contact the emergency numbers provided immediately. 
- The following hotels will be used as the drop off transfer: Massimo D'Azeglio Hotel, Starhotel Michelangelo, and Crowne Plaza Rome St. Peter's Hotel. For further information we ask you to visit the section "Extend Your Vacation in Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy.


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Transfer from Port to Rome City Center
Wed. Oct. 25, 2017

Vatican Museum, St. Peter's Basilica, and City Center Transfer

Approximate Duration:
6.5 hours

Tour intended for guests staying in Rome after their cruise. The tour ends at Ostiense train station (central drop off location)where taxis are available to take you to your local hotel.

OVERVIEW: Designed for guests who are staying in Rome post cruise and are interested in sightseeing before checking into their hotel, this tour includes a guided visit of the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica.

HIGHLIGHTS: Marvel at Michelangelo's frescos in the Sistine Chapel and discover the masterpieces housed in St. Peter's Basilica.

NOTES: Guests must be able to walk approx. 3 miles and this tour is not suggested for guests with walking difficulties or using a wheelchair.

Visit historic Vatican City and see some of the grandest art ever collected in one place. Enjoy a scenic, narrated drive through colorful Etruscan countryside to Rome. Then meet your guide and walk to the Vatican Museums. Marvel at Michelangelo's frescos in the Sistine Chapel. Examine masterpieces in St. Peter's Basilica, the largest church in the world, including Michelangelo's “Pieta” and Bernini's carved Pulpit. At the end of your guided tour, rejoin your coach and proceed to a central location, Ostiense train station, where taxis are available to take you to your hotel. Please note that you may arrive before the appointed check-in time.

Highlights:
- Rome Adventure: Prepare for incredible sights and unforgettable experiences as you gather your bags and head for the Eternal City.
- Vatican Museums: See world-renowned architecture and amazing art treasures collected from nearly every era throughout the centuries.
- St. Peter's Basilica: Discover the largest Basilica in the world along with its masterpieces.
- After your tour you'll be transported to Ostiense train station, where taxi transit to your hotel is available.

What to Bring:
- Sea Pass card and photo identification
- Camera
- Cash/Credit cards
- Sun protection


What to Wear:
- Walking shoes
- Hat and sunglasses
- Conservative attire required in churches

REGISTER HERE NOW



Important Notes:
- Please note that due to the Jubilee Year, special celebrations and events will take place at St. Peter's Basilica: overcrowding and possible closures at any given time and with no previous notice should be expected.
- Due to the latest events, please note that more accurate security controls should be expected at the various sites visited.
- This tour is offered only for guests inter porting in Rome.
- The drive from Civitavecchia to Rome is about 90 minutes subject to traffic conditions.
- Guests in wheelchairs and those with other mobility challenges should not select this tour. - Consider physical fitness and medical history when selecting this tour.
- Guests needing special assistance must be accompanied by an able bodied companion.
- Guests must be able to walk approximately three miles and negotiate approx 250 steps and endure extended periods of standing.
- Inside Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica, there is an itinerary dedicated to guests in a wheelchair.
- Since this route is different than that of the other guests, guests in a wheelchair will be on their own and miss large portion of the guide's commentary.
- A strict dress code is enforced in St. Peter's Basilica.
- Short pants, tank tops and revealing clothing are not acceptable.
- Guests may be required to check large bags, backpacks, video cameras, and/or personal water bottles at designated check points.
- Guests are advised that lines are to be expected. Should your guide determine that the queue at the St. Peter's Basilica security check point is longer than a 45-minute wait, they will forego the interior visit of the basilica and provide you with a full explanation and description while outside.
- Should St. Peter's Basilica have a special event or mass service, guides will give an outside explanation only and guests will then enter on their own.
- Depending upon the number of people in the Basilica, it may be closed for security reasons without previous notice.
- These safety precautions are beyond the control of the local tour operator.
- Please note that for the inside visit of the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica the use of headsets owned and provided by the respective site's managements is compulsory.
- It is very important for Guests to be aware that they will be responsible for the headset devices provided. For both Vatican Museums & St. Peter's Basilica the headsets company will charge Euro 50.00 for every missing device.
- Please note that should St. Peter's Basilica be closed, its visit will be replaced by a photo stop at the Colosseum.
- This tour is not operated on Sundays and religious holidays due to closure of Vatican Museums.
- Due to new traffic regulations, should the bus not be allowed to pick up guests close to the St. Peters Basilica or Vatican Museum, guests will be required to walk approximately 0.6 miles to the nearest pick-up location.
- Most shops are closed on Sundays and holidays and maintain seasonal hours.
- Please be aware that ongoing restoration/ maintenance work is often being carried out at the various venues visited.
- The order of the tour may be reversed or altered depending on traffic or local conditions.
- Guests will be provided with emergency contact numbers and headsets for commentary during tour.
- Entrance to churches may be restricted during services.
- Guests will meet guide at designated time and place for coach to Ostiense train station.
- Taxis to hotels are readily available at train station.
- Guests failing to meet guide at designated time must arrange their own transportation to their hotel.


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Transfer from Cruise Port to Rome Airport
Wed. Oct. 25, 2017

St. Peter's Basilica, Colosseum, and FCO Airport Transfer

Approximate Duration:
6.5 hours

This tour is limited only to guests booked on flights departing after 5:00 p.m. from the Leonardo da Vinci Airport (Rome FCO).

OVERVIEW: To make the most of your last day in Italy before your flight back home, this tour includes a guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica, Colosseum, and a scenic drive through famous monuments in Rome.

HIGHLIGHTS: Discover the masterpieces housed in St. Peter's Basilica. Step back in time as you enter the Colosseum, where gladiators once clashed. Drop off at Leonardo da Vinci Airport (FCO Airport).

NOTES: Guests must be able to walk approximately 2 miles and this tour is not suggested for guests with walking difficulties or using a wheelchair.

Visit two of Rome's most important sights on a tour that ends at the airport, making the most of the day before a flight. At the Vatican, visit St. Peter's Basilica filled with works by Renaissance masters. Drive across the Tiber River, and reach the massive Colosseum, the amphitheater was the site of gladiator battles and other spectacles in ancient Rome. A commentated drive showcases Rome's leading landmarks, buildings and monuments that represent the Eternal City's centuries of history.

Highlights:
- St. Peter's Basilica: Site of most papal ceremonies, this Renaissance-era church is an architectural marvel with a lavishly decorated interior. After visiting the Basilica, you will have approximately 30 minutes of free time to explore St. Peter's Square and then rejoin your coach and proceed to the Colosseum.
- Colosseum: Step inside one of the ancient empire's greatest engineering achievements, where gladiators once clashed in mortal combat.
- Commentated Drive: Enjoy views of Rome's key landmarks and monuments built over the centuries.
- Go straight from your scenic tour to the airport to catch your outbound flight.

What to Bring:
- SeaPass card and photo identification
- Camera
- Cash/credit cards
- Sun protection

What to Wear:
- Conservative attire
- Walking shoes

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Important Notes:
- Please note that due to the Jubilee Year, special celebrations and events will take place at St. Peter's Basilica: overcrowding and possible closures at any given time and with no previous notice should be expected.
- Due to the latest events, please note that more accurate security controls should be expected at the various sites visited.
- The drive from the port into Rome is about 90 minutes, subject to traffic conditions.
- Guests in wheelchairs and those with other mobility challenges should not select this tour.
- Inside St. Peter's Basilica, there is an itinerary dedicated to guests in a wheelchair. Since this route is different than that of the other guests, guests in a wheelchair will be on their own and miss a portion of the guide's commentary.
- Guests needing special assistance must be accompanied by an able bodied companion.
- Guests must be able to walk about 2 miles over even cobblestone and uneven surfaces with approx. 70 steps and extended periods of standing.
- St. Peter's Basilica features an itinerary for wheelchair users.
- Since this route is different, guests in a wheelchair would be on their own and miss a portion of the guide's commentary.
- A strict dress code is enforced in St. Peter's Basilica.
- Short pants, tank tops and revealing clothing are not acceptable. Guests wearing these items may be restricted from entering.
- Guests may be required to check large bags, backpacks, video cameras, and/or personal water bottles at designated checkpoints. 
- Please expect a long queue to enter St. Peter's Basilica.
- Should your guide determine that the queue at the St. Peter's Basilica security check point is longer than a 45-minute wait, they will forego the interior visit of the basilica and provide you with a full explanation and description while outside.
- Should a mass be taking place in St. Peter's Basilica, the entrance may be restricted.
- Should St. Peter's Basilica have a special event or mass service, guides will give an outside explanation only and guests will then enter on their own.
- Depending upon the number of people in the Basilica, it may be closed for security reasons without previous notice.
- These safety precautions are beyond the control of the local tour operator.
- Please note that for the inside visit of St. Peter's Basilica the use of headsets is very important for Guests.
- The use of headsets owned and provided by the site's management is compulsory.
- Guests will be responsible for missing headsets: it is very important for Guests to be aware that they will be responsible for the headset devices provided. For St. Peter's Basilica the headsets company will charge Euro 50,00 for every missing device.
- Should St. Peter's Basilica be closed, its visit will be replaced by an interior visit to the Roman Forum.
- Due to new traffic regulations, should the bus not be allowed to pick up guests close to the St. Peter's Basilica, guests will be required to walk approximately 0.6 miles to the nearest pick-up location.
- Most stores, except souvenir shops, are closed on Sundays and public holidays.
- Please be aware that ongoing restoration/ maintenance work is often being carried out at the various venues visited.
- The order of the tour may be reversed or altered depending on traffic or local conditions.
- Guests will be provided with emergency contact numbers and headsets for commentary during tour.
- Should your guide determine that the queue at the Colosseum is longer than 45 minutes, they will forego the inside visit and provide guests with an a full explanation while outside.
- Colosseum & Roman Forum: for security reasons, there is a metal detector check before entering the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. It is strictly forbidden to enter with backpacks, suitcases, trolleys and large bags/objects. Please note that lockers are not available at the above mentioned sites.
- There is a safety restriction at the Colosseum and a limit of 3000 visitors who can visit it at once, if this limit is reached the access will be denied until safety conditions will be guaranteed again.
- Guests failing to meet the guide at the designated time and location must contact the emergency numbers provided immediately.


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