We begin with a visit to the Colosseum, the first amphitheater built in Rome, and one of the city's most magnificent tourist attractions today. Cemented in memory by popular culture, Gladiators are remembered as brave fighters. In actuality, many had no choice and were slaves who fought for their lives for the entertainment for others, viewed as disposable beings. Learn about their diets as well as what weapons they used and how these things resulted in bloody fighting and a spectacle the whole city came to witness.
We'll continue on to Palatine Hill where you will hear the most famous story told throughout Rome while peaking through the magic keyhole. Legend has it that this is where brothers Romulus and Remus were found by a wolf who raised them into adulthood. As they were sons of a God they decided it was their destiny to build a city and rule as the king. They fought to be the city's ruler and only one brother survived.
We will take a break for lunch and see the Trevi Fountain, which, after much restoration, will once again take your coins. Our day continues with a visit to the Vatican Museums where we will have 'skip the line' entrance. Vatican City is important to the history of Rome, and we have designed a special itinerary that will excite even the youngest of travelers.
Next we will visit the Sistine Chapel where we will enter and admire the great work of Michelangelo. Before ending our day we will see St. Peter's Basilica from the outside - an architectural phenomenon and what many believe to be the greatest church in the world.
Departures: 08:45 AM,
Meeting instructions: Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.
Special instructions: - Transfers from the pier are approximately 90 minutes each way.
- All admissions are included in the cost of this program. Once the tour is confirmed admissions are non-refundable.
- We suggest you dress comfortably.
- As you are traveling with children, we always suggest carrying a few snacks in case of any traffic issues or unexpected delays.