1. Italy
  2. Lazio
  3. Rome
  4. Vatican City

Skip-the-Line: Private Rome and Vatican Shore Excursion

Product ID: 14419
A full-day tour of Rome that hits all the top sites, including the Vatican, Colosseum and Pantheon. Travel in comfort with a private guide and car, with pick-up and drop-off directly from your cruise ship.
About this activity
Duration: 10 hours
Starting time 8:00 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Visit Rome and the Vatican in style in a private Mercedes with driver-guide
  • Marvel at iconic sites such as the Sistine Chapel, Colosseum and Pantheon
  • Skip the line
Full description
One of the world's top tourist destinations, the Vatican is infamous for its mile-long lineups. Travel through Rome in style and skip the lines at some of the most iconic sites with this private tour!

You will be picked up directly at the gangway of your ship at the Port of Rome (Civitavecchia) by a driver bearing a sign with your name, then driven the 1.5 hours by Mercedes into Rome.

The first stop on the tour is the majestic St. Peter's Cathedral (excluding Wednesdays, due to Papal audience - on this day St. Paul's Cathedral will be visited instead.) Then, you will move on to the Colosseum, a breathtaking monument to the ingenuity of the ancient Romans. You will also have the option to take a tour of the inside.

After viewing the Forum of Rome and the Cordonata with Castor and Pollux statues, and marvelling at the magnificent bronze monument of Marcus Aurelius, you will continue on the Pantheon, house of the Pagan Gods of Rome. Admire the dramatic dome, a masterpiece of Roman architecture.

Next, you will see the Spanish Steps, Rome's iconic meeting place, and have the opportunity to throw 3 coins into the Trevi Fountain. Stop for lunch and enjoy authentic Roman cuisine - and of course gelato - at one of the neighbourhood's many fine restaurants.

You will end your day at the glorious Vatican Sistine Chapel. Pre-booked tickets will allow you to skip the line and see first hand the astounding artistic treasures housed at this site.

You will be escorted by car back to your ship by 17:30.
  • Tickets for Vatican, Sistine Chapel
  • Private Mercedes and driver
  • English-speaking driver and guide
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fee for Colosseum
  • Sistine Chapel guide
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Pick up right at the gangway of your ship at Rome Port CIVITAVECCHIA

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Important information
Know before you go
Always dress respectfully when visiting religious monuments: Knees and shoulders must be covered to enter the Vatican
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Alan, our driver and guide, made a wonderful job.

Alan´s perfect English and knowledge about Rome made a great impession to my family, incl. out grandchildren.

12 November 2017

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Product ID: 14419