Shore Trip To Rome And The Vatican From Civitavecchia Port

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 9 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    Around 8:30am, depending on cruise ship arrival time.
  • Departure Details :
    At your ship dock at Civitavecchia.
  • Return Details :
    At your ship dock at Civitavecchia.
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable


Are you on a cruise on the Mediterranean? If your ship docks in Rome and you want to visit the Eternal city making the most out of your time, our Rome and Vatican Shore Trip is the best choice for you. You will tour like a VIP, with a private English-speaking driver who will accompany you, on board of a car or a minivan, from Civitavecchia port (right where your ship docks) to the major highlights in Rome and then back to the port to resume your cruise. The tour includes also the expertise of a private English-speaking guide, who will escort you for 5 and a half hours in Rome and in the Vatican. Are you traveling with children? Let us know and we will assign you a kid-friendly guide!


  • All entrance fees included
  • Free port pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience

Know More about this tour

Your tour will start a soon as your ship reaches the dock in Civitavecchia port: a private English-speaking driver will come and pick you up at the dock on board of a VIP car or minivan. You will be escorted to the centre of Rome where a private, licensed guide will join you for a memorable tour, sharing with you all their knowledge about the city of Rome (all our guides have either a degree in Archaeology or in Art History).

The first part of the tour will bring you to the Vatican, where you will tour the Museums, admire the amazing frescoes of the Sistine Chapel and see the biggest Church in the world: St. Peters Basilica!

Dont worry about wasting time in line: we will book for you skip-the-line tickets, to mazimize your time in Rome.

Be ready now to immerse yourself in the glorious history of Ancient Rome: your guide will take you to the Colosseum and will tell you all about its magnificient past, the spectacular Gladiators fights, the adventures of the Emperors and Kings of Rome and the daily lives of the citys first inhabitants.

When your tour of the Colosseum is finished your guide will take you to the Pantheon, one of Romes most fascinating and best preserved buildings. Here you will also stop for a complimentary ice-cream, to end your tour on a sweet note!
If you have enough time before re-embarking on your ship, the guide will be delighted to show you other highlights of Rome, like Trevi fountain, Venice Square and Navona Square. As this is a private tour, it can be customized according to your desires and you can walk at your own pace.


  • Entrance fees (Vatican + Colosseum)
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Local guide
  • Private guide for 5.5 hours in Rome
  • Private driver at disposition all day (including pick up & drop off at port) - 9 hours total
  • Private tour


  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Other entrance fees to be paid on site if requested

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time

Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship

A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements

Adult pricing applies to all travelers

The driver is English speaking guide. The language chosen is for the guided tour.

Not wheelchair accessible

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

St Peter's Basilica is a Church and as such the Vatican can decide to close it for religious functions without any notice. We are not responsible for unexpected closure of the Basilica. When the Basilica of St. Peter is closed for religious functions, you will spend longer time in the Vatican galleries with your guide.

Please note that although we purchase skip the line tickets for the Colosseum there can be some waiting to pass the security check. Every visitor to the Colosseum must pass a metal detector security check.

At the cruise port, please do NOT take the shuttle bus

The order of the itinerary might change due to availability tickets

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