Renaissance, Baroque, and Ancient Rome Accessible Cruise Excursion

renaissance baroque and ancient rome 13Disabled cruise passengers who want to concentrate on the Renaissance, Baroque, and Ancient Rome sites while skipping the Vatican will enjoy this Rome accessible cruise excursion.  You’ll get to experience the famous sites that define Rome: the Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps, the Pantheon, and more.  You’ll spend all day in the heart of Rome and feel the pulse of this amazing city!

The Renaissance, Baroque, and Ancient Rome Accessible Cruise Excursion begins with a visit to the most famous Roman ruins, the Colosseum.  Your professionally-licensed tour guide will tell you the truth behind the facts and rumors about what happened here.

 After leaving the Colosseum, you’ll follow a wheelchair accessible sidewalk to the most historically significant ruins in Rome, the Roman Forum.  A special wheelchair with two assistants will allow you to venture all over this fascinating destination including visits to the Arch of Titus, the Senate House, and the imperial palaces on Palatine Hill.  After your accessible Rome cruise excursion visits the Circus Maximus and the Theater of Marcello you’ll have time for lunch in an accessible and authentic Italian restaurant.

 The Renaissance, Baroque, and Ancient Rome Accessible Cruise Excursion continues in the Rome city center with a visit to one of the most famous fountains in the world, the Trevi Fountain.  The viewing area around the Trevi Fountain can get quite crowded, and your tour guide will help you to get an unobstructed view.  Piazza Navona (originally a Roman race-track) and Bernini’s Fountain of Four Rivers are your next stop.  A wheelchair accessible visit to the Pantheon and the Spanish Steps will be followed by some time to shop in the famous streets around Piazza di Spagna before heading back to your cruise ship in Civitavecchia.

 If you would like to add the city center sites to your tour (Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, etc…), the Best of Accessible Rome Cruise Excursion would be your best option.  Another option would be to replace the ancient sites with the Vatican. In this case, you should choose the Vatican & Essential Rome Accessible Shore Excursion.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

– Please let us know the arrival time and departure time of your cruise ship in Civitavecchia cruise port when making the reservation
– Please let us know the height, width, length, and weight of the wheelchair or mobility scooter when making the reservation.
– The order that you visit the sites may be adjusted to avoid crowds, protests, construction, etc…
– There is a 50 euro discount if you book the tour as part of an accessible cruise & excursions package.

 

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Tour Highlights

– Colosseum (Flavian Amphitheatre)
– Roman Forum
– Senate House
– Arch of Titus
– Arch of Constantine
– Palatine Hill
– Circus Maximus
– Theatre of Marcello
– Piazza Venezia
– Victor Emmanuel II monument
– Trevi Fountain
– Piazza Navona
– Pantheon
– Piazza Colonna
– Column of Marcus Aurelius
– Spanish Steps
– Shopping at Piazza di Spagna

Accessibility Description

The Renaissance, Baroque, and Ancient Rome Accessible Cruise Excursion has a 4 Star Sage Accessibility Rating because it uses a wheelchair accessible vehicle to transfer to Rome and between the sights.  The tour route is also completely step-free.   A special wheelchair will be used to go over the Roman ruins in the Roman Forum & Palatine Hill.  It did not quite receive a 5 Star Sage Accessibility Rating because wheelchair users will encounter cobblestones when visiting the Pantheon and Trevi Fountain in the city center.

This excursion avoids the port shuttle without a wheelchair ramp that is required on similar accessible Rome shore excursions.  It uses the wheelchair accessible van shown in the photo below.

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When visiting the Colosseum with a disability, your tour guide will escort you past the long line of visitors to the entrance.  To visit the upper level of the Colosseum, your guide will use the wheelchair ramp (shown on the right) that leads to the elevator.

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An accessible visit to the Roman Forum is possible using the wheelchair lift shown in the photo of the right.  Your tour guide will bring you along a route that avoids the severely uneven ancient cobblestones (shown in the pic on the right).

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This accessible tour includes the use of a special wheelchair with two assistants (shown in the photo below). 

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While moderately helpful in the Colosseum and very helpful in the Roman Forum, the special wheelchair is ESSENTIAL when visiting the Palatine Hill towering above the Rome skyline (photo of the Palatine Hill from the Romanis in the photo on the left, photo of the Roman Forum from the Palatine Hill is shown on the right). 

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After visiting ancient Rome, the Best of Accessible Rome Cruise Excursion will venture into the center of the city to continue your tour.  In this part of the city, you will encounter some mild cobblestones (shown in the photo on the left).  The wheelchair accessible van will get you as close as possible to the tourist attractions.  You will use wheelchair ramps where possible, such as the ramp at the Pantheon shown on the right.

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The Best of Accessible Rome Cruise Excursion will use routes that avoid sidewalks with steps (shown in the photo below).  A visit to the Spanish Steps will conclude your amazing day in Rome!

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Tour Details

Tour duration: Approximately 8-9 hours
Cost:  1430 euro for up to 5 people. Price includes wheelchair accessible van, driver, professionally licensed Rome tour guide, and special wheelchair for Roman ruins with assistants.  If you do not want the special wheelchair and assistants, subtract 160 euro.
* 50 euro off if booked as part of an accessible cruise & excursions package.  
* If you can transfer into a normal car without a wheelchair ramp, cheaper rates may be available.  Contact us for more information.
Days of the week the tour is offered:  Every day 
Meet-up time:  9 am 
Meet-up place:  Civitavecchia cruise dock (in front of your cruise ship’s exit door)
Dress code:  Covered knees and shoulders
Maximum number of people on tour: 4 people + 1 person in a wheelchair
Entrance tickets:  Not included.  Some entrance tickets are free for disabled visitors if they have an ID card from their home country stating the percent of their disability.  Otherwise 16 euro per person for a Colosseum & Roman Forum combo ticket.
Cancellation policy: 80% refund with at least 7 days notice, 50% refund with at least 4 days notice, and no refund with less than 4 days notice. Tours run rain or shine.
Not included: Entrance tickets, snacks/meals, and gratuities. 

 

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