Private Rome Shore Excursion with Skip the Line Tickets to Vatican, Colosseum, and Pantheon

Private Rome Shore Excursion with Skip the Line Tickets to Vatican, Colosseum, and Pantheon

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Embark on an enriching journey with our private Vatican and Ancient Rome shore excursions departing from Civitavecchia.
Skip the lines with our included tickets as you delve into the wonders of the Vatican City, exploring its awe-inspiring museums, breathtaking Sistine Chapel, and iconic St. Peter's Basilica. Then, step back in time, led by expert guides, as you uncover the ancient splendors of Rome, wandering through the majestic ruins of the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and the Palatine Hill

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10 hours

Private Rome Shore Excursion with Skip the Line Tickets to Vatican, Colosseum, and Pantheon

From: 790.00

Duration: 10 hours

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Included in the Private Rome and Vatican Shore Trip
  • Pick-up and drop-off at your cruise ship
  • English speaking driver/guide

  • Air-conditioned Mercedes (or similar make) vehicle at your disposal for 10-hours
  • Licensed expert Rome Tour guide for 7 hours
  • Skip the line tickets for the Vatican, Colosseum, and Pantheon
  • Visit Vatican Sistine Chapel, Colosseum, overview of the Ancient Roman Forum, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Spanish steps and more
Tour Overview Tour Overview

Begin Your Adventure: Rome Private Tour from Cruise Ship
Start your private Rome shore excursions from your cruise ship docked at the port of Civitavecchia. Your driver will be waiting for you dockside of your cruise ship at the prearranged time. You’ll travel directly to the heart of Rome, where your adventure begins at the Colosseum with one of our expert Rome tour guides. Embark on a fascinating walking tour featuring key ancient sites including the Forum and Constantine's Arch.

Discover Ancient Rome in our Best of Rome Shore Excursions
Delve into the evocative ruins of the Ancient Roman Forum. As you wander among the remnants of impressive ancient buildings, you will learn about the structure of Roman society, their beliefs, social and political life. Discover how the Romans built and maintained control over a vast empire and the factors leading to its decline. Then, with skip-the-line access, step inside the Colosseum to relive the era of Ancient Rome. A thorough tour of the arena will reveal the inner workings, the ferocious games, and the significant role the Colosseum played in Roman society.

Vatican Highlights: Rome and Vatican Shore Trip
After exploring Ancient Rome, you'll be driven to another cornerstone of Roman heritage — the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel. Here, your guide will lead you through one of the world’s largest art collections, spanning Roman, Etruscan, and Egyptian antiquities to contemporary works. Focus on the must-see masterpieces while learning about the Renaissance Popes who shaped the city's artistic legacy. We'll explore the impact of legendary artists like Raphael and Michelangelo, spending extended time in the Sistine Chapel to appreciate Michelangelo’s magnificent frescoes.

See all Rome’s Iconic Monuments in our Private Tours of Rome from Cruise Ship
Continue your tour by visiting Rome’s other major highlights, including the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, and the Pantheon, with skip-the-line tickets for a seamless experience. Time permitting, your driver will take you up to Gianicolo Hill for a panoramic view of Rome. This comprehensive tour ensures you experience the full splendor of Rome’s most iconic sights.

Finally, your driver will escort you back to your cruise ship at Civitavecchia, concluding your full-day private Vatican and Ancient Rome shore excursion. Reflect on a day filled with historical insights, breathtaking art, and architectural wonders, all experienced through the intimate perspective of a private tour.

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  • Gratuities, or any additional fees for extended tour options

Maps and Flags Meeting Point

Where will the Private Tours in Rome from Cruise Ship Begin
Your Private Ancient Rome & Vatican Cruise Ship Shore Excursion will depart directly from the dockside of your cruise ship

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Rome Private Tour from Cruise Ship Important Information and Accessibility
Reservation fees for Vatican Museum (min. of 50 Euro) are not refundable in case of cancellation or amendments to the booking made within 31 days from the date of travel. However, cancellation/amendment fees may vary depending on the num. of participants and date of cancellation and/or amendment.

Please note that the journey time between the port of Civitavecchia & Rome is approximately 1.5 hours each way.

At times, Colosseum and Roman Forums close without notice. No refunds are available as these events are beyond our control.

Please wear comfortable footwear as this tour involves a lot of walking.
Rucksacks are NOT allowed inside the Colosseum and Ancient Forum! As there is not deposit area in the vicinity, avoid taking any rucksack as due to the new rules, otherwise you will not be admitted inside the monuments.

This tour is of a historical area and is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities. However, please contact us directly and we will be able to take you on alternative routes suitable for you.
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Mrs Catharine Walker
Aug 08 2019

We had a great day, and Franchesca was a wonderful guide.

Jul 02 2019

Excellent tour! Well organized, knowledgeable staff! Skip the line tickets for the major sights saved so much time! Thank you!

Jun 28 2017

Franchesca, our guide, was simply the best!! We took three tours with this company while in Italy. Franchesca was our favorite guide.