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Rome and Vatican Shore Trip

Enhance your cruise stop in Civitavecchia port and book a private shore trip to discover the treasures of Rome and the Vatican in just one day! Travel in style with a private driver and enjoy a private guided tour of Rome to see the Colosseum, Vatican and Pantheon as well as many other treasures.

Rome and Vatican Shore Trip
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  • Starting time

    On Request

  • Typology

    Kid friendly tour

Tour description

Your adventure will begin right at the dock of Civitavecchia Port, where you will meet your English-speaking private driver with luxury car or minivan for our private Rome and Vatican shore trip. You can forget searching around to find your tour bus or trying to navigate the Italian public transport system! Our aim is to make your visit to Rome from Civitavecchia port as stress free as possible. 

From Civitavecchia port to Rome city center it will take approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. Our private driver will take you to the Vatican Museums where you will meet up with your fully licensed guide for a 5 hour private tour. We know how important your guide is in shaping your visit to a city, which is why we only work with the very best guides. All of our guides have a real passion for their city and are experts in its art and history. You know you will be in the very best hands if you book our private shore trip to Rome. If you’re a family with children you will be assigned with a child-friendly guide who will design the itinerary of your tour to make sure it’s fun and engaging for every member of your family!

During your time with your private guide in Rome you will enter both the Colosseum and Vatican with pre-booked access. You will be able to visit the most important highlights of the Vatican: the precious artworks preserved in the galleries, the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel and the Last Judgment by Michelangelo. Afterwards, you will continue with your private guide, visiting the unmissable Colosseum inside as well as the Pantheon, with its iconic holed ceiling!

At the end of your time with your private guide your private shore trip to Rome will continue with your private English-speaking driver as you discover other highlights of Rome, such as Navona Square, Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps. Get the most our of your time in Rome! This is the perfect tour for cruisers who want to visit all the must-sees of Rome and the Vatican, enjoying a luxury and hassle-free Rome & Vatican shore trip.

Please note that as our Rome and Vatican shore trip is a private tour you can customize the itinerary as you prefer. Have a chat with our booking staff about how we can arrange your itinerary to fit in the sites that you want to see.

Languages: English

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Important info

Meeting point:

Meet your private driver right where your cruise ship docks in Civitavecchia Port. He will have a VIP car or minivan and he will be holding a sign with your name. Please DO NOT take the shuttle bus. 


  • Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
  •     Sistine Chapel
Sistine Chapel
  •     Colosseum
  •     Pantheon
  •     Venice Square
Venice Square
  •     Circus Maximus
Circus Maximus
  •     Key Hole
Key Hole
  •     Trevi Fountain or Spanish Steps Trevi Fountain or Spanish Steps

Other info:

Remember to follow the dresscode for the Vatican: you must be able to cover your shoulder and knees.


Please note that in certain periods of summer time, or when the Vatican Museums reopen its doors after bank holidays, the museums might be busier than usual.

Please note that, for disabled visitors with certified invalidity of more than 74%, the Vatican Museums offers free entry that is extended to a companion for visitors who are not self-sufficient. To benefit from this, make sure you mention it at the time of booking so that our staff may handle your request.

SECURITY CHECKS: When accessing the monument the Colosseum visitors will be asked to pass security checks, even when entering with pre-booked access

NOT ALLOWED: Please make sure you DO NOT have pointed big umbrellas and knives of any sizes with you.  Liquids are allowed but only if in plastic bottles. Remember that you can refill your containers in the fountains inside the Colosseum.

BAGS: Back bags are allowed inside the Colosseum if very small in size; shoulder bags or handbags are permitted if regular size.

Please note: DO NOT take the shuttle bus. Our private driver will be at the end of the pier with a sign with your name. 


  • 9 hours English-speaking private driver with VIP car or minivan
9 hours English-speaking private driver with VIP car or minivan
  • 5 hours with a licensed private guide
5 hours with a licensed private guide
  • Pre-booked access for the Colosseum  (euros 18) and the Vatican Pre-booked access for the Colosseum (euros 18) and the Vatican

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