RIVIERA ROMANCE

From $ 4,199 pp
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Riviera Romance

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From $ 4,199 pp

Marseille, France



4 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

culture

walking

sightseeing

concierge
Marseille, Concierge Collection: Traditions of Marseille
You will depart from the pier by motor coach for an exploration of Marseilles. Travel along the J.F. Kennedy Corniche following the coast with lovely views of the offshore islands and surrounding mountains.  Your first stop will be Notre Dame de la Garde Basilica, located at the highest point of the city. The 170-step climb to the interior is well worth the effort.  If you choose not to climb the stairs you will still be rewarded with an impressive view over Marseille.  From the Basilica descend into the city for a visit to the oldest bakery in Marseille, renowned for its “navettes,” cookies made with orange blossoms that have been baked to perfection for over three centuries. You will then visit Santons de Provence Workshop and Museum, where you will see a demonstration of how the clay figurines known as santons are made. You then have the option of walking back to your ship with your guide or staying on and returning on your own.

Please note: This tour is not wheelchair accessible and there is a 120-step climb at Notre Dame de la Garde Basilica.  Wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $119
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5 HRS

Moderate

wine

sightseeing
Marseille, Flavors of Castellet
A drive through the ravishing Provence region is a wonderful prelude to your arrival in Le Castellet, a traditional Provencal village nestled in the wooded hills overlooking fertile vineyards. This remarkable stronghold of a city, formerly owned by the Lords of Les Baux, boasts well-preserved ramparts, a carefully restored church and a castle dating back to the 11th century. Entering the village by two fortified gates, you will enjoy an informative walking tour and see St. Sauveur Church, with its lovely windows before taking in the view inland towards Ste Baume, and Paul Ricard Circuit.  You will have free time to explore the arts and crafts shops which are known for painting, pottery and exquisite metal tableware.  You will head to one of Provence’s famous vineyards, Domaine de Souvious to taste some delicious local red, white, and rose wines.

Please note: Castellet is a hilltop village with cobblestones and inclined streets.


price $129
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Marseille, Full Day Private Car
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own. 

Please note:  Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. Mileage limit is 100 km (62 miles).

price $2299
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Marseille, Full Day Private Van
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. Mileage limit is 100 km (62 miles).

price $2399
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Marseille, Half Day Private Car
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. Mileage limit is 50 km (31 miles).

price $1349
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Marseille, Half Day Private Van
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. Mileage limit is 50 km (31 miles).


price $1599
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Sanary-sur-Mer, France



8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Sanary Sur Mer, Full Day Private CAR
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own. 

Please note:  Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. Mileage limit is 250 km (155 miles). 


price $1799
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Sanary Sur Mer, Full Day Private VAN
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. Mileage limit is 250 km (155 miles). 

price $1999
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Sanary Sur Mer, Half Day Private CAR
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. Mileage limit is 150 km (93 miles). 

price $1049
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Sanary Sur Mer, Half Day Private VAN
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. Mileage limit is 150 km (93 miles). 

price $1199
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4.5 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

walking
Sanary Sur Mer, Cassis
Drive to Cassis via the coastal road where you will find a delightful landscape of limestone cliffs. On arrival in Cassis, board a tourist train or a shuttle bus for the ride to the village. View the town’s old 17th and 18th century houses on a narrated tram ride.  The quaint village lies in an attractive setting at the end of a bay where the valley comes down to the sea. It is a popular summer resort and a hub for summer boat trips along the river Calanques – the Mediterranean equivalent of fjords and lochs. The village is known for the quality of its fish and other seafood; the sea urchins accompanied by Cassis white wine are a local delicacy. You will enjoy some free time during your visit in Cassis to do some shopping – arts and crafts merchants, boutiques and cafés fill the quays around the port of the village. Return to the ship along the motorway. 

Please note: This excursion involves walking over cobblestone streets and uneven surfaces. Comfortable shoes are recommended. 


price $99
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4.5 HRS

Moderate

wine

culture

walking

sightseeing
Sanary Sur Mer, Castellet & Tasting
Begin this excursion with a scenic drive to Le Castellet - a typical Provençal hilltop village above the vineyards. This remarkable stronghold boasts well-preserved ramparts, a carefully restored 12th century church, and a castle dating back to the 11th century. Entering by the two fortified gates, called le portail and le portalet, you will start your visit with a guided walking tour around the narrow streets up to the castle which is now home to the town hall. Time at leisure will allow you to explore the arts and craft workshops - painting, pottery, and hollowware, before re-joining the motor coach for a drive to Domaine de Souviou. Upon arrival, the owner will invite you on a short walk, to get a glimpse of this 70-hectares property, planted with 100-year-old olive trees and rows of vines, cypress trees, and lavender and will offer you 3 house wines and 2 house olive oils to taste. Then, your motor coach will drive you back to your ship.

Please note:  According to European law, guests under the age of 18 are not allowed to drink alcohol.   


price $99
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Le Lavandou, France



3 HRS

Moderate

walking

culture

sightseeing
Le Lavandou, Villages of Bormes Les Mimosas
Board your air-conditioned motor coach for the 30-minute drive to Bormes les Mimosas.Travel through the Massif des Maures along a road whose hairpin bends challenge gravity. The breathtaking views at every turn of the indented coastline will compete relentlessly for your attention. The landscape here is covered with beautiful mimosa, palm, and gum trees. You will discover, in the heart of the Maure Forest, the charming village of Bormes Les Mimosas - an authentic medieval Provençal village renowned as one of the most attractive and flower-filled towns in all of France. Bormes les Mimosas perches on a hill at the entrance to the Dom Forest. A winning combination of benign climate, fabulous panoramas and flowery charm has attracted many artists, painters, sculptors and craftspeople to the village. Some of the streets are so steep they are referred to as rompi-cou, or neck-breakers. Join your guide on a 60-minute walking tour through the narrow bougainvillea-bedecked streets, followed by an hour for shopping or relaxing at a café before returning to the pier.   

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring water, a hat, sunscreen and local currency.


price $119
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4 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

wine

culture

walking
Le Lavandou, Wine Tasting at the Domaine De LAurmerade
From the pier at Le Lavandou, enjoy a  60-minute panoramic drive through the foothills of the Maures Mountains en route to Château de l'Aumerade. In 1955, along with 17 other top estates in the region, the Château was designated as a cru classé (superior growth) estate. After an introduction to the history of the region, you will head out into the vineyard to discover the area’s fine varietals, led by an expert enologist. Next, you’ll visit the barrel room to learn more about the different vintages of the domain and the secrets of the Provençale method. You’ll see the storehouse before indulging in a tasting of three Côtes de Provence wines accompanied by samples of local delicacies. Spend some time at leisure strolling in the beautiful garden beneath century-old plane trees or admiring the owner's personal collection of more than 1,800 santons de Provence—small, hand-painted terracotta figurines. At the conclusion of your tour, relax on the scenic drive back to the ship.

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring water, a hat, sunscreen and local currency.

price $99
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Monte Carlo, Monaco



8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Monte Carlo: Full Day Private VAN & Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.Mileage limit is 100 km (62 miles).  


price $1799
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Monte Carlo: Half Day Private CAR & Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. Mileage limit is 50 km (31 miles). 

price $859
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Monte Carlo: Half Day Private VAN & Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. Mileage limit is 50 km (31 miles). 

price $899
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5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

refreshments

culture

sightseeing
Monte Carlo: Eze and Villa Rothschild
Eze has been described as an “eagle’s nest” because of its clifftop location over 1,400 feet above sea level. Contrast this enchanting village with the stately grandeur of a seaside palazzo in exclusive coastal Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. Following a 30-minute drive you will begin a guided walking exploration of Eze along narrow streets and past recently restored medieval houses. You will walk to the garden at the top of the village and enjoy breathtaking sea views and the superb panoramas of the Italian and French coasts from this high vantage point during your 1¼-hour stay. Back aboard the coach you will continue to Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, one of the Côte d’Azur’s most exclusive destinations. The Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild was constructed in the early 1900s and lies on a promontory overlooking the sea surrounded by a splendid 14-acre garden.  During your 1¼-hour stay, there will be time to appreciate the gorgeous views of Villefranche and Beaulieu sur Mer Bays. From the Villa there is a 45-minute return to the ship.

Please note: Comfortable walking shoes are recommended as there are steep inclines at Eze. Itinerary order may vary. Morning visits will include entrance to the exotic gardens. 


price $139
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4.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

walking

sightseeing
Monte Carlo and Monaco
Your motor coach will take you to Monaco Rock where elevators and escalators transport you up to the Old City. Take a guided walking tour up the hill and through the narrow streets, past the Oceanographic Museum, and the Cathedral containing the tomb of Princess Grace and Prince Rainier. Visit the interior of the Prince's Palace followed by some free time to explore further on your own. Next, you will descend from the rock and drive on a small part of the Grand Prix circuit on your way to Casino Square. Your final stop is Monte Carlo, where you will first walk along the Formula 1® circuit up to Casino Square to discover the most prominent and famous building on this square - the Grand Casino, surrounded by the Hotel de Paris and the Café de Paris. You may want to stroll around the square admiring the designer boutiques, or try your luck with the slot machines at the Café de Paris Casino. Return to the pier or if you want to stay to explore more on your own, return to the ship at your leisure.

Please note:  This excursion involves walking over cobblestone streets and uneven surfaces, so comfortable walking shoes are recommended. The walk to Casino Square is 15 minutes of steep uphill walking so not recommended for those with mobility issues. The order of sites visited may vary. The Grand Casino opens for visits only from 9 a.m. to noon. Gambling is allowed in the afternoon from 2 p.m. The entrance fee is not included (10 euros) and a passport is required for guests who wish to visit the Casino on their own in the afternoon. Shorts, short skirts, and bare shoulders are not considered acceptable attire for visiting the Casino and Cathedral.  The Prince’s Palace is closed during the winter season usually from November to April. Official dates will be announced during the season. 


price $119
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4 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

culture

walking

sightseeing
Monte Carlo, Nice Old Town
You will depart from Monaco for a scenic 60-minute drive to Nice, considered the Pearl of the French Riviera. You will disembark your motor coach for a guided walk and tour of Nice’s Old Town, known as the Cours Saleya, where you will see a fabulous flower, fruit and vegetable local market. Explore the surrounding area with its colorful houses, narrow picturesque streets and squares with their Italian flair.  You will  have free time to stroll in the charming little streets and to shop before re-boarding your motor coach for the return trip to Monaco.

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes,  bring water, a hat, sunscreen and local currency.

price $99
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Monte Carlo: Full Day Private CAR & Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own. 

Please note:  Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. Mileage limit is 100 km (62 miles). 


price $1699
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Portofino, Italy



3.5 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

wine

walking

boating
Portofino, San Fruttuoso & Camogli by Private Boat
Here’s a tempting opportunity to visit charming and remote Italian coastal fishing villages that are not easily accessible other than by boat. After a 20-minute cruise, your first stop will be in the little bay of San Fruttuoso Village, the ancient residence of the Doria family. Its splendid natural surroundings are enhanced by the architectural beauty of its church and 10th century abbey. The imposing cliffs encircling the inlet, a small beach and lush Mediterranean vegetation, combined with the almost unreal absence of vehicles, creates a truly unique and enjoyable ambiance. Pause to savor the enchanting views as your boat remains in the bay for 10 minutes. Heading further up the coast you will reach Camogli, a typical small fishing village that was formerly the site of bustling shipyards that helped build one of the world’s greatest merchant fleets. Camogli’s original medieval setting was centered around a local parish church constructed on an island that was once completely detached from the mainland. Today, it is connected to the mainland by a square surrounded by colorful buildings including one of the Italian coast’s most beautiful Baroque churches. During your 1½-hour stay, there will be time for a guided tour followed by free time. Back aboard your private boat, tasty focaccia bread and local wine will be served during the 45-minute return cruise to Portofino.      

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes and comfortable clothes. Don't forget sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses! This tour is a more unique visit to some of the more charming and remote fishing villages in the area and offers a cultural excursion difficult to do on your own. This tour will operate or not depending on sea conditions. 

price $99
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Portofino, Half Day Private CAR + Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of Portofino, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. 


price $699
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Portofino, Half Day Private VAN + Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of Portofino or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. 


price $799
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3.5 HRS

Strenuous

hiking

outdoors

refreshments

sightseeing
Portofino, Hiking to Santa Margherita
Start your walk from the pier with your guide, viewing the elegant shops and boutiques that surround the charming piazzetta along the way.  You will walk by the church to the hiking path. The itinerary of the hike can vary depending on your guide, on the weather and path conditions and on the fellow guests in your group. The first half of the tour is mostly an uphill walk if your tour goes towards Cappelletta, San Sebastiano and Olmi, to reach Molini. You will pass elegant villas nestled among rich tropical vegetation and olive trees. If your tour starts heading towards Paraggi, you will walk along the coastline and then hike up towards Acquaviva and Molini, where an old olive oil mill has been restored, now housing a little museum, a café, and toilets. The path leads the way through the Mediterranean flora, vineyards and olive groves. Vegetation hugs the medieval dwellings and the cliffs drop off to the crystal-clear sea, making this one of the most fascinating locations of the Riviera. Continue walking on to Santa Anna and Nozarego and finally you will arrive at the main promenade of Santa Margherita Ligure. Santa Margherita’s colors, the arrangement of its characteristic houses, its rich villas and great hotels have painted around its bay something similar to a magical reflection. Pause for refreshment at a café and then you will return to Portofino by minivan, or you may choose to remain in Santa Margherita to stroll around on your own and go back to Portofino by taxi, public ferry or public bus. 

Please note: Wear a hat and comfortable walking/hiking shoes. Bring a bottle of water. 


price $99
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Portofino, Full Day Private CAR + Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of Portofino, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own. 

Please note:  Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. 


price $1099
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Portofino, Full Day Private VAN + Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of Portofino, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. 


price $1199
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3 HRS

Moderate

dining

wine

culture

walking

concierge
Portofino, Concierge Collection: Splendido Olive Oil & Lunch
Walk with your guide to the main square of Portofino, and then board the Splendido minivan shuttle for the drive to the Splendido Hotel where you will be served prosecco on arrival. Experience the cuisine of this world-famous hotel—a magnificent landmark that overlooks the picturesque harbor of this tiny resort enclave. Favored by the rich and famous, the hotel is known for its superb Italian cuisine. Windstar has arranged for the maître d’hotel to meet with you privately and explain the many uses and varieties of olive oil. Each guest will have a chance to try the different kinds of olive oil presented (2 or 3 types) during the explanation, and learn how each is used in the preparation of delicious Italian dishes. Bruschetta will be served at the table, then a lunch of traditional trofie with pesto sauce and olive oil sorbet. White wine and mineral water will be offered, and coffee is served before you return to the harbor on a the relaxing 15- to 20-minute walk down to Portofino.

Please note:  The walk from the pier to the square is cobblestone. There are a few steps at the hotel and the restaurant is at the same level as the entrance to the hotel.  Wear comfortable walking shoes.

price $159
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Portovenere, Italy



2 HRS

Strenuous

refreshments

wine

culture

unesco

walking
Portovenere, Walking Tour & Tasting
Discover this jewel! Portovenere, the ancient 12th century town, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site where its tall, colored houses still remain huddled around the port. The massive bulk of the castle dominates the town. It was built by Genoa in the 16th century. The castle is a noteworthy example of military architecture. The original structures were reinforced to defend it against the threats of Pisa and later from other enemies of the Republic.  Discover this unique town for yourself as you walk around with your guide and visit the Church of St. Peter, finishing up along the port with a panoramic view of town and the island of Palmaria.  A treat will await you afterwards as you relax and enjoy a sampling of the local wines that come from the famous region known as the "Cinque Terre," the fertile and famous vineyards that lie just beyond Portovenere, or from the "Luni" region on the opposite side.

Please note:  There  are approximately 50  irregular  stone steps  to reach the church, no hand rail and the steps can be slippery when wet.  Wear comfortable walking shoes.  


price $55
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Portovenere, HALF DAY PRIVATE CAR & GUIDE
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the sites most interesting to you in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your own unique tour.  Your half day tour can go to either Lucca or Pisa.  The iconic sites in Lucca include their intact Renaissance-era city walls, Casa di Puccini, the Academy of Sciences, Palazzo Pfanner, St. Martin’s Cathedral, and the Ducal Palace. If you choose to drive to Pisa, in addition to the Leaning Tower, you can visit Knight’s Square, Church of St. Sixtus,  Santa Maria della Spina, and Borgo Stretto to name a few of the many historic buildings there. 

Please note: Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). The number of vehicles is limited, so reserve as early as possible. The price shown is the total for the vehicle so only one person will need to reserve it. The price includes vehicle, driver, and personal guide to take you to the sites of your choice.  It does not include entrance fees to any particular sites

price $1199
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Portovenere, HALF DAY PRIVATE MINIVAN & GUIDE
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the sites most interesting to you in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your own unique tour.  Your half day tour can go to either Lucca or Pisa.  The iconic sites in Lucca include their intact Renaissance-era city walls, Casa di Puccini, the Academy of Sciences, Palazzo Pfanner, St. Martin’s Cathedral, and the Ducal Palace. If you choose to drive to Pisa, in addition to the Leaning Tower, you can visit Knight’s Square, Church of St. Sixtus,  Santa Maria della Spina, and Borgo Stretto to name a few of the many historic buildings there. 

Please note: Capacity: 2 - 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). The number of vehicles is limited, so reserve as early as possible. The price shown is the total for the vehicle so only one person will need to reserve it. The price includes vehicle, driver, and personal guide to take you to the sites of your choice.  It does not include entrance fees to any particular sites.

price $1299
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4 HRS

Moderately
easy

refreshments

wine

unesco

walking

boating
Portovenere, Cinque Terre by Boat
Our private chartered boat will pick you up from the Portovenere pier and take you along the scenic terraces of Cinque Terre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to Vernazza. Along the way you will see the villages of Riomaggiore and Manarola, connected by the world famous Love Path, followed by Corniglia, high on a cliff. Vernazza is a tiny resort located at the mouth of a river and is naturally protected from the threat of the sea by a rocky promontory and has always been the only safe landing point in the Cinque Terre.  You will have free time in Vernazza to see the noble and elegant village before reboarding your boat to cruise to Monterosso, a town distinctly divided into two parts – the old town and the new town, which are divided by a single tunnel.  You will have free time to explore this village with the only extensive sand beach in the Cinque Terre. You will return to Portovenere by your chartered boat enjoying white wine and focaccia bread along the way..

Please note: This trip is exclusive and a private guide is included. This tour is highly subject to sea conditions. Sometimes it can happen that you can only debark in Monterosso and not in Vernazza. When the boats do not run at all due to weather, an alternate plan will be to travel by bus and train.


price $149
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Portovenere, FULL DAY PRIVATE CAR & GUIDE
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the sites most interesting to you in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your own unique tour.  Your tour can go to either Lucca or Pisa.  The iconic sites in Lucca include their intact Renaissance-era city walls, Casa di Puccini, the Academy of Sciences, Palazzo Pfanner, St. Martin’s Cathedral, and the Ducal Palace. If you choose to drive to Pisa, in addition to the Leaning Tower, you can visit Knight’s Square, Church of St. Sixtus,  Santa Maria della Spina, and Borgo Stretto to name a few of the many historic buildings there. Heading to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Florence you will have all day to see famous sites like Uffizi Gallery, Pitti Palace, Santa Maria del Fiore, Campanile, the Baptistery, and the fountain of Neptune.

Please note: Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). The number of vehicles is limited, so reserve as early as possible. The price shown is the total for the vehicle so only one person will need to reserve it. The price includes vehicle, driver, and personal guide to take you to the sites of your choice.  It does not include entrance fees to any particular sites.

price $1399
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Portovenere, FULL DAY PRIVATE CAR & GUIDE - CINQUE TERRE
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the sites most interesting to you in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your own unique tour.   The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Cinque Terre is composed of five villages; Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore.  The main attraction of the areas is the landscape and you will have an adventure walking between the different villages and eating in one of the many quaint cafés. 

Please note: Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). The number of vehicles is limited, so reserve as early as possible. The price shown is the total for the vehicle so only one person will need to reserve it. The price includes vehicle, driver, and personal guide to take you to the sites of your choice.  It does not include entrance fees to any particular sites. 


price $1199
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Portovenere, FULL DAY PRIVATE MINIVAN & GUIDE

Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the sites most interesting to you in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your own unique tour.  Your tour can go to either Lucca or Pisa.  The iconic sites in Lucca include their intact Renaissance-era city walls, Casa di Puccini, the Academy of Sciences, Palazzo Pfanner, St. Martin’s Cathedral, and the Ducal Palace. If you choose to drive to Pisa, in addition to the Leaning Tower, you can visit Knight’s Square, Church of St. Sixtus,  Santa Maria della Spina, and Borgo Stretto to name a few of the many historic buildings there. Heading to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Florence you will have all day to see famous sites like Uffizi Gallery, Pitti Palace, Santa Maria del Fiore, Campanile, the Baptistery, and the fountain of Neptune.

Please note: Capacity: 2 - 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). The number of vehicles is limited, so reserve as early as possible. The price shown is the total for the vehicle so only one person will need to reserve it. The price includes vehicle, driver, and personal guide to take you to the sites of your choice.  It does not include entrance fees to any particular sites.


price $1799
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Portovenere, HALF DAY PRIVATE MINIVAN & GUIDE - CINQUE TERRE
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the sites most interesting to you in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your own unique tour.   The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Cinque Terre is composed of five villages; Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore.  The main attraction of the area is the landscape and you will have an adventure walking between the different villages and eating in one of the many quaint cafés. 

Please note: Capacity: 2 - 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). The number of vehicles is limited, so reserve as early as possible. The price shown is the total for the vehicle so only one person will need to reserve it. The price includes vehicle, driver, and personal guide to take you to the sites of your choice.  It does not include entrance fees to any particular sites. 


price $899
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5.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

culture

unesco

sightseeing
Portovenere, The Leaning Tower of Pisa
Begin your tour with a comfortable motor coach ride to Pisa. From the parking lot you will walk up to the spectacular Piazza dei Miracoli, a UNESCO World Heritage Site where you will see the Leaning Tower, the Cathedral and the Baptistry (inside), and the historical churchyard.   Your guide will explain the history of Pisa and the unforgettable Leaning Tower,  which was closed for quite some time due to restoration work  and now it is opened again (although you will not enter the tower on this tour). Interestingly, the Leaning Tower was originally designed as a bell tower to the cathedral. It was begun in 1174 and finally finished in 1350. Its 294 steps lead to a top platform. You will see Cimabue’s superb 13th century mosaics embellishing the half-dome. You will also have free time to shop and take pictures before you will meet your guide, and walk back to the parking lot for the return drive. 

Please note:  On Sundays, because of services going on, your guide will talk about the cathedral from the outside and then you will enter the cathedral on your own. 


price $99
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Portovenere, FULL DAY PRIVATE MINIVAN & GUIDE - CINQUE TERRE
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the sites most interesting to you in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your own unique tour.   The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Cinque Terre is composed of five villages; Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore.  The main attraction of the area is the landscape and you will have an adventure walking between the different villages and eating in one of the many quaint cafés. 

Please note: Capacity: 2 - 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). The number of vehicles is limited, so reserve as early as possible. The price shown is the total for the vehicle so only one person will need to reserve it. The price includes vehicle, driver, and personal guide to take you to the sites of your choice.  It does not include entrance fees to any particular sites. 


price $1299
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Portoferraio, Italy



3 HRS

Strenuous

biking

outdoors

wildlife

refreshments

beach
Portoferraio, Bike and Kayak Elba Island
Nature Lovers, don’t miss this unique opportunity to discover the beauties of Elba on our Bike & Kayak tour! The tour starts with a scenic bicycle ride on a paved road from Portoferraio to Enfola on the North coast of the island; the views are breath taking and the vegetation is particularly luxuriant. Upon arrival, you will have some free time to relax at a picturesque café, or on the beach. After a short briefing, you will board your kayak and follow the coastline. The waters are crystal clear and you will be able to get a close look at the impressive underwater scenery teeming with marine life. Enchanting bays and secret beaches make this tour an absolutely unforgettable experience. 

Please note:  The tour does not require any particular physical training, but suits active people. You will cover 4 miles by bike (approximately 45 minutes, up to 197 feet above sea level) and you will cover 1.5 miles by kayak (approximately 90 minutes). Wear your swimsuit and bring a towel for the beach visit.


price $199
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4 HRS

Easy

wine

culture

sightseeing
Portoferraio, Countryside Drive & Wine Tasting
Combine a visit to the enchanting village of Porto Azzuro with wine tasting at a vineyard once frequented by Emperor Napoleon. After leaving the busy capital of Portoferraio, your 30-minute drive will feature magnificent views of Lacona and Laconella Bays as well as Golfo Stella as you pass rocky beaches and high cliffs. Ahead lies Porto Azzuro, which boasts an ancient medieval fortress and picturesque fisherman’s harbor. You will have free time to browse among its many tempting shops. Back aboard the coach you will continue to the Azienda Agricola La Chiusa estate, whose vineyard directly overlooks Portoferraio. This estate hosted Napoleon Bonaparte on two separate occasions. As the vineyard prides itself on quality over quantity, its vines are always pruned very short. During your 60-minute stay there will be an explanation of wine production at the farmhouse before you will have the opportunity to sample the extra virgin olive oil and taste the wine. After enjoying time at leisure you will take the 30-minute return drive to your yacht at Portoferraio.    

Please note: The Azienda Agricola La Chiuse is not wheelchair accessible. 

price $119
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3.5 HRS

Moderate

culture

walking

sightseeing
Portoferraio, Port Azzurro and Napoleon Summer House
Emperor Napoleon was exiled on the island of Elba for 300 days beginning in May 1814. Take a look at that fascinating bygone era on this tour that will include one of his two island residences. You will visit his country residence (Villa San Martino). Visiting the Villa San Martino country home you will see the Room of the Doves, whose ceiling is adorned with a painting depicting two doves linked by a knotted ribbon that tightens as they fly further away. By way of contrast, the Egyptian Room has a circular ceiling painting featuring a ring of Zodiac signs.  You will stop at the picturesque Port Azzuro, one of the most pleasant seaside areas you’ll ever see.  You will have free time in Port Azzuro perhaps enjoying an espresso, a gelato or strolling the pedestrian paths or the harbor.  

Please note: At Villa San Martino there is an uphill walk of 900 feet along a smooth surface to reach this villa. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. As temperatures can be high, guests are advised to bring along a hat and bottled water. Layered clothing is suggested due to unpredictable rainstorms.



price $89
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Rome, Italy



8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Rome, Full Day Private VAN with Driverguide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, and English-speaking driver/guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver/ guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, and English-speaking driver/guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the Rome area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.  


price $1599
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Rome, Half Day Private CAR with Driverguide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, and English-speaking driver/guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver /guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, and English-speaking driver/guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the Rome area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. 

price $999
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Rome, Full Day Private Auto with Driverguide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, and English-speaking driver/guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver /guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, and English-speaking driver/guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the Rome area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. 


price $1499
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Rome, Half Day Private VAN with Driverguide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, and English-speaking driver/guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver/ guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, and English-speaking driver/guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the Rome area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. 


price $1199
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4 HRS

Easy

culture

sightseeing
Rome Orientation Tour w/ Transfer to Hotel
This tour is perfect for those who would like to visit Rome but do not feel like walking the cobblestone streets. You will meet the local guide at disembarkation  and board a coach for Rome to start the tour with  Via Veneto, which became popular in the 1960s as the heart of the “Dolce Vita” of Fellini’s Cinema, Castel Sant’ Angelo and St. Peter’s Basilica and Square, the monumental square surrounded by four sets of 284 columns on 88 pillars. It is the masterwork of Bernini and welcomes pilgrims  to the largest temple in Christianity. The dome was designed by Michelangelo.  Your tour will continue to the Ostiense Gate,right next to the amazing Pyramid of Caio Cestio, built in 12 B.C., and the Baths of Caracalla, the second largest spa in ancient Rome.  Then you will head to the Circus Maximus, which could welcome 320,000 spectators who watched chariot races there. Pass by the Colosseum, constructed in only 8 years, where over 70,000 spectators could take a seat and leave the building in only a few minutes through its 80 entries. Your tour also includes The dome of the basilica was designed by Michelangelo. Your drive will continue to St. Paul’s Basilica Outside the Walls, where you will have free time to explore on your own. The coach will wait for you in the vicinity to return you to the hotel.

Please note: There are 3-4 steps to enter and exit the coach and a few steps in St. Paul’s Basilica.


price $129
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4 HRS

Easy

culture

walking

sightseeing
Rome Orientation Tour w/ Transfer to Airport
This tour is perfect for those who would like to visit Rome but do not feel like walking the cobblestone streets. You will meet the local guide at disembarkation  and board a coach for Rome to start the tour with  Via Veneto, which became popular in the 1960s as the heart of the “Dolce Vita” of Fellini’s Cinema, Castel Sant’ Angelo and St. Peter’s Basilica and Square, the monumental square surrounded by four sets of 284 columns on 88 pillars. It is the masterwork of Bernini and welcomes pilgrims  to the largest temple in Christianity. The dome was designed by Michelangelo.  Your tour will continue to the Ostiense Gate,right next to the amazing Pyramid of Caio Cestio, built in 12 B.C., and the Baths of Caracalla, the second largest spa in ancient Rome.  Then you will head to the Circus Maximus, which could welcome 320,000 spectators who watched chariot races there. Pass by the Colosseum, constructed in only 8 years, where over 70,000 spectators could take a seat and leave the building in only a few minutes through its 80 entries. Your tour also includes The dome of the basilica was designed by Michelangelo. Your drive will continue to St. Paul’s Basilica Outside the Walls, where you will have free time to explore on your own. The coach will wait for you in the vicinity to return you to the airport.

Please note: There are 3-4 steps to enter and exit the coach and a few steps in St. Paul’s Basilica.

price $129
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