Private tour

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

Activity provider: bestlimosinrome

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

Activity provider: bestlimosinrome

From US$ 474.39 per person

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.

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Duration 10 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • 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
  • Entrance fee for Colosseum
  • Sistine Chapel guide
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • Always dress respectfully when visiting religious monuments: Knees and shoulders must be covered to enter the Vatican
Customer reviews

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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.

November 12, 2017

Product ID: 14419