Rome in a Day for Cruise Ship Passengers

Rome, Italy

Experience Rating
icon5 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

When your cruise ship docks in Rome, ensure you get to hit all the must-see attractions in a single day by booking this tour. Enjoy the benefits of a fully guided Vatican tour and skip-the-line entry to the Colosseum.
  • Guide provides commentary on the top sights of Rome
  • Skip-the-line Colosseum ticket
  • Guided Vatican tour
  • Travel through Rome with ease

Extensive tour of the Roman Forum archaeological area with an expert Archaeologist guide
Faster than fast track entry into the Colosseum
"Gladiator Gate" direct entrance on to the original arena floor where gladiators used to fight!
Core of the Colosseum tour with an expert Archaeologist guide
Ample time between your tour of ancient Rome / Vatican Museums tour to see the historic center
Skip all lines at the Vatican and get ahead of everyone else
See all the museum highlights on this must-do Vatican experience
Self-guided Vatican Museums walk
Instructions how to reach Roma S. Pietro station by the Vatican for the return train to your ship!
You will be back on board in good time before departure.
Train tickets between Civitavecchia - Roma Termini station / Roma S. Pietro Station - Civitavecchia

Departure Point

1: Trajan's Column, Via dei Fori Imperiali, 00187 Roma RM, Italy
2: Via Sebastiano Veniero, 19, 00192 Roma RM, Italy

Departure Time

10:45 AM

Return Details

Vatican Museums, 00120, Vatican City
Stop At:  
Trajan's Column
We meet beneath Trajan's Column on the edge of ancient Rome to prepare for a fascinating trip back in the time to the realm of Emperors, Gladiators and beasts!
Duration: 15 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Roman Forum
The heart and soul of ancient Rome.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Enter the Icon of Rome and understand what it really meant to kill or be killed as a gladiator in ancient Rome.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Vatican Museums
Vast museums inside the Vatican City which house many thousands of ancient works of art and sculpture. The most important museum complex in the world!
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Sistine Chapel
Simply the most colourful room in the world! Michelangelo's ceiling will deeply impress all who enter.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • You will disembark from your ship and walk the short distance to Civitavecchia railway station (or take mobility shuttle bus) for the train to Rome
  • There is a train station in the town of Civitavecchia with several trains per hour going to Roma Termini central station
  • Local trains take you to Rome's central station (Roma Termini) in about an hour
  • Faster trains can make it in under an hour but cost three times as much. The station is close to the entrance of the port and a shuttle bus is available to get there from where passengers disembark
  • The free port mobility bus takes cruise passengers to the railway station. Carry hand luggage only, nothing bulky
  • As your first tour is of Ancient Rome, we suggest getting off the train at Ostiense train station and then taking Metro line C to the Colosseum
  • To return to port and your ship, take the train from Roma St. Peter’s Station (Roma S. Pietro) directly back to Civitavecchia. A taxi from the Vatican to Roma San Pietro Station costs about 10 euros and is a 6 minute drive
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

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