With your own personal driver to take you directly from your ship to Rome and back to the ship, and your own personal tour guide to show you all the “must-see” places in Rome and the Vatican, this is the perfect Rome cruise excursion for first timers.
Choose between walking or driving between sites.
Availability: Monday – Saturday
Pickup Time: TBA by you – please confirm the time you will be able to disembark with your cruise ship, as the reservation time of your entrance tickets will be booked accordingly.
Duration: 10 Hours
Options: Choose between walking or driving between sites.
What’s Included: Door-to-door transfer service from your ship to Rome and return; Option of retaining driver for duration of your tour, for transfers between the sites visited throughout the day; Skip the line tickets to the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter’s Basilica; Skip the line tickets to the Colosseum & Roman Forum; an expert guide who speaks fluent English; headsets that enable you to explore your surroundings without missing anything.
Your personal driver will ensure you arrive at your arranged meeting point with your tour guide for the day, feeling comfortable and well-rested after your smooth transfer from Civitavecchia port.
During your excursion to Rome, you will always be in the company of a local expert, so that at no time will you be left alone. Your driver will introduce you to your guide before leaving you to enjoy your tour.
The first stop of your day is the Colosseum, where you will skip the public lines to go straight inside and enjoy dazzling stories of gladiators, crazy emperors and mock sea battles – all of which make up part of the incredible 2000 year history of this famous monument!
From here you will go through the Roman Forum, the major city area of the Roman Republic where everything took centre stage – politics, state funerals, business, triumphal parades of the Roman Army and the place for passing the time for the general population.
Next stop is the Pantheon, another ancient building in Rome with some fascinating facts and an amazing history. Over 1800 years old, this building was never reinforced and has been transformed from a pagan temple into a stunning Christian Basilica.
Next you will travel to the Trevi Fountain – a world-famous Roman attraction , having made cameo appearances in several Italian and Hollywood movies. Here, your personal tour guide will let you in on a few secrets of the fountain not many visitors to Rome know.
It is a short stroll from the Trevi Fountain to the Spanish Steps, centre of the medieval Spanish district in Rome. From here we take you on the metro (if you have booked the walking tour option) to the Vatican side of the city, where we will take a break for lunch.
Please note that lunch is not included in the tour fees, however our tour guides can recommend the best places to eat locally!
Following lunch, we’ll head to the Vatican City, again with fast-track entrance so none of your valuable time is wasted. Starting with a quick tour of of the Vatican Museums, you’ll learn the history of the most interesting statues and artwork that are on the pathway that takes us to the Sistine Chapel. Some of these you would normally bypass without taking much notice, but your expert guide will let you in on Vatican secrets that will make you look at it with a completely new appreciation.
The Sistine Chapel is the gem of the Vatican Museum complex, hosting the stunningly beautiful ceiling painted by Michelangelo 500 years ago. With astonishing new details revealed with recent restoration works, these frescoes are an absolute must-see while visiting Rome. When you gaze upon their intricate details, keep in mind their beauty took Michelangelo 4 years of grueling work to complete.
The final stop on your day tour of Rome will be St Peter’s Basilica, the most ornate and largest church in Christianity. The Basilica is where newly-elected Popes are revealed to the public and where he addresses the public with special masses and celebrations throughout the year. Your private guide will take you to admire some of the most amazing statues and artworks in Rome during your visit here.
After exiting to St Peter’s Square, you can admire the magnificent Dome and take plenty of photographs to help remember your day forever. Your tour guide will then accompany you to meet up with you driver, who will take you back to your ship safely and on-time for your departure.
All entrance tickets are skip-the-lines and are included in the tour fee.
|Transportation Options:|| Walking Tour with Return Transfers|
|Transfers and Driver All-Day|
|Base Price (2 people)||990||1400|
|Additional Child (ages 3-17) *||75||85|
|Infant (ages 0-2) *||Free||Free|
* Ages refer to on the day of the tour, and all participants must have a photographic ID to present upon request (photocopies and electronic devices are accepted)
Want a longer tour?
Select the number of additional hours you would like to add to your tour time; for a more detailed itinerary, to add more sites to your tour, or to simply enjoy the tour at a slower pace.
Our Customer Service Team will be happy to discuss options for adding on sites to this tour with you – simply email, chat or call and we will work with you to create the perfect tour itinerary for you!
Fee per Additional Hour (Walking Tour Option): €75
Fee per Additional Hour (Driving Tour Option): €135