Discover Rome & the Vatican from your cruise ship.

Duration 9h
Max. 7 people
Skip the line
Operating Days Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Start Time 7:30 am

Tour Description

Live a unique experience

The Very best of Rome & The Vatican in one Day  

Driver Guide Service, private guided tour in Rome, will help you to discover every corner of the Eternal City visiting the main places of interest related to the ages of Emperors, Popes, the fall of the Imperial Rome, and Renaissance. During a full day excursion, you will be able to appreciate history and charm of this amazing city.
The meeting point will be at the Port of Civitavecchia, exactly at the cruise ship dock. We will pick you up by a comfortable car and bring you in one hour to the center of Rome.

The first stop of this one -day tour in Rome will be the Palatine Hill, from which you will admire the enchanting scenery of Circus Maximus, location of the famous chariots races, as represented also in the famous movie Ben -Hur (1959).
From there we will easily reach the Colosseum, the heart of the Ancient Rome, where the gladiators used to fight for freedom, as shown in the amazing movie Gladiator (2000). Here, you will have the chance to breathe the majestic atmosphere of the ancient Empire full of legends and secrets.

Keeping on, we will go to the Roman Forum, another important point of reference for the Ancient Rome, the place where the political and financial life used to take place. In addition, we will go to Venetia Square, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Navona Square and the Pantheon.
For lunch, we will stop in a typical restaurant of Roman food and taste a bruschetta, pasta and a real espresso coffee! In this case, you will be ready to start again the tour, going to the Vatican Museums and the enchanting Sistine Chapel. Among refined structures and famous masterpieces, you will be captured by a huge amount of art, culture and history. The magnificent works by Michelangelo and the majesty of St. Peter’s Cathedral, heart of the Catholic religion, will conquer you!

Rome and the Vatican with option “with or without guide” for the Vatican Museums

The visit to the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter Basilica starts some minutes before 2 pm. After lunch, therefore, you will have the possibility to admire the fantastic collection of Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel painted by Master Michelangelo, besides the majestic Basilica of St. Peter and its famous square.

The cost of the private tour with our guide is € 150, plus the cost of the tickets for the Vatican Museums, booked directly by our company .

If you decide not to use our Vatican Guide the tickets you can by your Tickets on your own Recommended time 2,00 PM! The visit at the Vatican museum without our licensed tour guide doesn’t include St Peter Basilica!

 The visit to the Vatican Museums without guide , our staff will give you the simplified map of the museum and the exact point where you can meet your driver in order to go back to the Port of Civitavecchia within 5 pm.


Please Note

  • Saint Peter’s Basilica could be closed due to unexpected ceremonies or Mass. We will try to inform you in time, but it is not always possible. In this case, we would apply a decrease of the price.
  • The visit at the Vatican museum without our licensed tour guide doesn’t include St Peter Basilica.
  • We strongly recommended wearing suitable clothing, so that, in respect of the sanctity of the Church, we kindly ask you for covering arms and legs when you are inside the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica.
  • This tour is suitable to couples and to families with children
  • Do you wish to go inside the Colosseum during you tour?
  • For this Kind of tour we don’t recommend entering at the Colosseum as it might be very busy and we have a lot to see but if you really wish to do You can buy the entrances on the link below suggested time between 10,30am to 11,30am  You can buy the tickets here
    We suggest you to buy full price tickets (with no reductions) also for children and teenagers. Even if reductions are available, it is much faster to get in and skip the line: if you book reduced entry tickets, you would have to stand in line in order to provide identity documents. By choosing the full price, your fast entry will be guaranteed (after a little wait for mandatory security checks).


List of must-sees

  • Pick from Civitavecchia Port 
  • Pantheon . Stop 
  • Spanish Steps Stop 
  • Venezia Square Drive by 
  • Victor Emmanuel Monumente Drive by 
  • Navona Square Stop
  • Capitol Square with the splendid view of the Imperial City  Stop 
  • Marcellus ancient theater Drive by 
  • Trevi Fountain Stop 
  • Colosseum Stop 
  • Giannicolo Hill “  Amazing over view of the City ” Stop
  • Vatican Musem Fast Entrance No Line 
  • Sistine Chapel 
  • St. Peter’s Basilica ( only with a guide ) 
  • Michelangelo’s  Pietà ( only with a guide ) 
  • Transfert Back to Civitavecchia port 

What's Included

Enjoy the tour with maximum comfort

  • Transport by a comfortable Mercedes limovan equipped with dual air-conditioning.
  • Private tour to ensure a customized, intimate experience.
  • Professional English-speaking Driver/guide

What's not included

Things to know about our tours

  • Licensed tour guide for the into The Vatican Museum
  • Vatican Museum Skip the line entrance tickets.
  • Lunch and extras.

Colosseum entrance

All you need to know before your visit

We suggest you to buy  the entrances for children, teenagers at full price with no reductions Because even if reductions are available we believe it is much faster to get in and skip the line to immediately visit the monument; were you to book the tickets with reductions for children and teenagers, you would be forced to stand in line in order to provide identity documents. By charging full price  your fast entry is garantee with only a little waiting time for security measures as you enter the Colosseum.

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