Shore Excursion Details

Rome, Spanish Steps & St. Peter's Basilica

Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy

Rome, Spanish Steps & St. Peter's Basilica


  • 10
    hrs Estimate Duration
  • Meal


See icons that define Rome during several transformative time periods and come away with a deeper understanding of Italy’s capital. The Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain beautifully represent the Baroque era. If you toss a coin in the fountain – ensuring a return to Rome according to legend – it will be collected later that day and donated to charity. Standing on the terrace overlooking the Roman Forum will offer a perspective of ancient times as this public space was used for events ranging from religious ceremonies to secular spectacles. Similarly, an outside look at the massive Colosseum will add insight, especially through the guide’s enlightening commentary. The amphitheater held as many as 50,000 spectators that come to watch everything from gladiatorial games to public executions. After you behold the Renaissance treasure St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City from the square out front, you will enjoy free time for shopping and independent exploration.


• Climb the iconic Spanish Steps and drop a coin in the Trevi Fountain if you wish.
• Behold the famed Roman Forum from the terrace overlooking it.
• Enjoy outside visits of the Colosseum and St. Peter’s Basilica as the guide describes them.
• Spend free time shopping or further exploring landmarks that you find most interesting.


• Dress in weather-appropriate clothing.
• Wear flat comfortable walking shoes.

Need to Know:

Note: Tour requires considerable walking and negotiating cobblestone streets, uneven terrain and stairs. If you plan to visit religious sites during free time, please dress appropriately – no bare shoulders, shorts or skirts above the knee. Large bags or backpacks aren’t permitted in St. Peter’s Basilica. Your guide will join you in Rome, however, you will have an escort with you throughout the day. Offered on all Norwegian Spirit sailings and on Norwegian Epic round-trip Barcelona sailings only. Due to ongoing construction, the PIETÀ DI MICHELANGELO will be not viewable until September 2024.

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Excursion Type:

Scenic & City Tours
Historical Landmarks

Activity Level:

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Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
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