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Rome: 9 Hour VIP Private Shore Excursion Cruise Pier Pickup

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Activity provider: Cruising Rome
Private tour

Rome: 9 Hour VIP Private Shore Excursion Cruise Pier Pickup

Activity provider: Cruising Rome

From US$ 748.26 per group up to 2

Explore the astonishing Roman Colosseum without having to wait in line. There’s so much to explore, and with this special ticket, you’ll have more time. Afterwards, see St. Peter's Basilica, the Sistine Chapel, and many other sights, all at your own pace.

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Duration 8 hours
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English, French, Spanish
Audio guide included
Spanish, English, German, Italian
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Skip the long lines at Rome's most dramatic attraction
  • Discover the fascinating history of the Colosseum
  • Marvel at miracles of Roman engineering
Full description
Your trip begins with collection from the cruise terminal in the morning, to arrive at the Colosseum by 11:00 AM, where you will be whisked to the front of the queue. Immediately begin exploring this majestic ruin, the largest amphitheater built during the Roman Empire, designed to entertain the masses with brutal, violent spectacles. Its capacity is estimated to have been 70,000 people, who were all admitted free of charge to watch vicious gladiator fights and hunting simulations involving exotic animals. Included in your skip-the-line tickets is the entrance to the Palatine Hill and Imperial Forums. Explore both above ground and below, marveling at the unbelievable engineering techniques of the Romans and the intricate theatrical system of hoists, ramps, and trapdoors that made the arena function (included in the underground option). For an extra fee you can purchase a guided tour option, an audio or video tour, or complete underground tour. All are available in many different languages. After about three hours, head over to St. Peter’s Square, where you can marvel at the Sistine Chapel, take in the ornate Basilica, and gasp at the massive outdoor plaza. The tour has 18 other possible stops, according to your preference, to be explored at your own pace. Wherever you decide to roam in Rome, the minivan will pick you up at 16:00, and you can take a nap while being safely returned to your ship.
  • Local taxes
  • Colosseum skip-the-line ticket
  • Driver
  • Private tour
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Gratuities (optional)

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  • A partial refund will be issued if the tour is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • At the time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide the following information: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • Wheelchair accessible
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4.8 /5

based on 17 reviews

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Emanuel was amazing he picked us up on the port as we got off the cruise ship. He then took us into Rome, parking within meters of everything. So nothing was too far to walk. He always managed to find somewhere near by to park and we saw so many more sites than we would have done on a standard trip! Would definitely recommend. Such an amazing day :)

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March 30, 2023

Marco picked us up from the terminal on time, he showed us what the points of interests are on his map and he gave us reading material about the places we needed to see. Seeing that Rome was like trying to condense a Washington DC visit in one day, we immediately hit the Vatican, followed by Piazza Navona, then the Pantheon, drove by the capitol, stopped at the Roman Forum, then stayed at the Colosseum for an hour (with skip the line ticket). He then brought us to Trevi fountain, then the Spanish steps, then Trastevere (panoramic view of Rome) then back to the terminal. He knew all side streets to use to avoid traffic. This really helped with the time factor. He wanted to bring us to some restaurant for lunch but we opted to just get take out so we can see more places as we did spend a lot of time in the Vatican (optional because of the guided tour). Highly recommended tour!

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March 30, 2023

Before the tour even started we got a call and message from the tour owner Fabrizio to give us contact info and coordinate meeting. Fabrizio also followed up after to make sure the trip was good. It was! Emanuele was GREAT! Upon picking us up he asked us what we wanted to do and see and built the itinerary around it. He was very knowledgeable about the sights and had a book and audio tape for each. He was courteous and thoughtful, suggesting we stop for restroom and water before entering the city, giving us advice on how much time we should spend and what we should look for. He always dropped us off right at each site and was exactly where he said he would be. He selected a nice restaurant for lunch and waited within view. We saw so much in such a short time and NEVR felt rushed. These are the same guys Disney uses, for half the price. Book with confidence. Excellent.

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March 30, 2023

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