Rome Highlights Accessible Excursion by Train
After catching the 9:19 am train from Civitavecchia, you will be met at the Rome Termini train station by your private tour guide. A quick accessible bus ride will bring you to the city center where you’ll start your 5 hour accessible Rome walking tour that visits all the main sights in the Rome city center.
The Rome Highlights Accessible Excursion begins with two of the most famous Roman ruins that you’ll find anywhere. The Roman Forum was the location of the government, and the Colosseum was the location of the entertainment. You’ll continue your tour on a wheelchair friendly sidewalk to the Victor Emanuel Monument.
After you leave Piazza Venezia, you’ll venture into the heart of Rome where you’ll encounter some accessibility challenges in the form of omnipresent cobblestones. Your tour will follow the most wheelchiar friendly route while you visit the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, the Fountain of Four Rivers, and more.
Accessible bus tickets and accessible train tickets are included in the price of this excursion. The Colosseum entrance tickets are free if the client can produce a medical certificate with states 75% disability or a driver’s license which has a D marked on it. Disabled tour participants should carry some certificate or document stating their disability. Otherwise getting a free ticket in the Colosseum & Roman Forum is a matter of luck on what the officer at the ticket counter has to say.
During your Rome Highlights Accessible Excursion by Train, you will have time to stop in a wheelchair accessible restaurant for an authentic Roman lunch!
Your actual itinerary of the Rome Highlights Accessible Excursion by Train will be adjusted to avoid crowds based on the timing and date of your visit. You might visit the St. Peter’s Basilica first or you might visit the Vatican museums first. The schedule has been optimized to give you a great day of sightseeing in Rome. Times below are approximate.
7:45 – Disembark cruise ship and travel by bus or walk/roll to Civitavecchia train station
8:41 – Depart Civitavecchia train station
10:00 – Tour guide greets you at Rome’s Termini train station
10:30 – Arrive at Roman ruins via wheelchair accessible bus
12:30 – Break for lunch at an accessible Italian restaurant
13:30 – Resume tour of central Rome
16:30 – Finish tour of central Rome
16:45 – Arrive at Rome’s Termini train station
17:10 – Depart from Rome’s Termini train station
17:55 – Arrive Civitavecchia train station
18:30 – Board cruise ship
This tour will work if your cruise ship departs at 7 pm or later. If your cruise ship departs earlier, you will probably need to take the shorter Ancient Rome Wheelchair Accessible Cruise Excursion instead. If you would like to include the Vatican in your tour, you will need to use a wheelchair accessible van to quickly bring you between the sites….the Best of Accessible Rome Cruise Excursion would be your best option.
– It will take approximately 30 minutes to get from the cruise dock to the Civitavecchia train station.
– You will need to arrive at the Civitavecchia train station 30 minutes in advance to get assistance onto the train. We will reserve assistance boarding the train and your accessible train tickets.
– Note that there are no tour refunds if you miss the train. Consequently, you may want to build in at least 30 minutes of extra time to get to the Civitavecchia train station.
– If you miss your scheduled train, you will need to call your tour guide. You might be able to take a later train and still take part of your tour.
– The cost of the guided tour is non-refundable if you are unable to meet the tour guide on time. This includes unexpected delays from cruise ship delays, train strikes, and accessibility changes. If you do not want to worry about the port shuttle and the train, you can book one of our Rome accessible van cruise excursions and the guide will meet you at the ship.
– If your cruise ship arrives earlier than 8:00 and you would like to get an earlier start, please let us know so we can book you on an earlier train.
– If your cruise ship departs earlier than 19:00 (many depart at 18:00), please notify us so we can book you on an earlier return train to Civitavecchia
– Roman Forum
– Forum of Julius Caesar
– Victor Emanuel Monument
– Piazza Campidoglio
– Trevi Fountain
– Fountain of Four Rivers
– Temple of Hadrian
– Palace of Napoleon Bonaparte
– Church of Twelve Apostles
The Rome Highlights Accessible Excursion by Train has a 3 Star Sage Accessibility Rating because it is accessible to wheelchair users although they may need assistance at the Civitavecchia cruise dock getting onto the port shuttle. Your route will likely include some of the uneven terrain in the Roman Forum as well as cobblestones near the Trevi Fountain and Pantheon. If you need a more accessible tour, the accessible Rome driving excursions require less walking/rolling between sights.
Your excursion begins with disembarking your cruise ship and getting onto the Civitavecchia port shuttle. It is a low floor bus but does not have a wheelchair ramp (photo of bus shown below on the left). The photo on the right shows the wheelchair accessible exit to the Civitavecchia cruise port.
The route between the port exit and the Civitavecchia train station is shown below. You can wait for a bus or walk/roll the 600 meters (usually quicker).
This accessible Rome excursion utilizes the accessible entrance to the Civitavecchia train station (shown in the photo below on the left). It includes a wheelchair lift to get onto the train at the Civitavecchia train station (shown below on the right). We will reserve assistance for you to get onto the train….you just need to give one of the train station staff members your name!
We will reserve handicapped accessible seats for you. They will be located on the train car that has an accessible toilet.
When you arrive at Rome Termini train station, a train station staff member will meet you with a special vehicle to transport you the 850 meters to the Sale Blu office. Your officially-licensed tour guide will meet you at the Sale Blu office.
Your tour guide will bring you to one of the wheelchair accessible buses that travel to the Rome city center. Your guide will have already purchased your bus tickets.
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.
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).
After visiting the Roman Forum, you’ll enter the city center where the cobblestones may provide wheelchair users with a bumpy ride! The Rome Highlights Accessible Excursion by Train will utilize the wheelchair accessible ramp at the Pantheon (shown in the photo on the right).
The tour route on the Rome Highlights Accessible Excursion by Train will avoid the sidewalks in Rome that have numerous steps (shown in the photo on the left). When you visit the Trevi Fountain, your tour guide will help manage the huge crowds and get you a good view of the magnificent fountain by Nicola Salvi.
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Tour duration: 7 hours with tour guide. 10.5 hours including round-trip train transportation.
Cost: 710 euro for 1 or 2 people. 785 euro for 3 or 4 people. 860 euro for 5 or 6 people.
* 50 euro off if booked as part of an accessible cruise & excursions package.
Days of the week the tour is offered: Every day except Sunday (Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums are closed)
Meet-up time: You need to catch the 8:41 am Civitavecchia to Rome train. The tour guide will meet you at the Rome Termini train station at 10:00 am.
Meet-up place: Sale Blu disabled passenger office in Rome’s Termini train station.
Dress code: Covered knees and shoulders
Maximum number of people on tour: The train and bus can fit two wheelchairs and many able-bodied passengers.
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 the ticket to the Colosseum & Roman Forum is 12 euro per person.
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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