Shore Excursion to Rome, Private Tour: Skip-the-line Colosseum, Vatican & More!

Rome, Italy

Experience Rating
    
icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 8 more
Overview

Join this shore excursion to Rome and be driven, in a private car with AC, to a private tour of Rome’s highlights. Enjoy your expert guide’s undivided attention as you discover Rome’s best.

First, tour the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. See where Caesar was assassinated and enjoy the view of Ancient Rome. Enter the Colosseum and discover the violent history of this bloody amphitheater.

In the UNESCO historic center, visit the Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain – throw a coin in to return! In the Pantheon you’ll discover the world’s best-preserved Roman Temple. On to Campo de’Fiori and Piazza Navona; two beautiful piazzas with remarkable histories.

After a lunch break, discover all the beauty of Vatican City. In the Museums, you’ll see great works by Raphael and astonishing ancient statues. Stand below Michelangelo’s incomparable frescoes in the Sistine Chapel to experience the drama and glory yourself. Finally, see St. Peter’s Basilica; an architectural and spiritual wonder.

Skip-the-line admission
Full tour from an expert guide
Pick-up and return to port
Transport in a private car with AC
Headsets for groups of 6 or more
Languages: English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, Italian, German, Japanese, Chinese, Portuguese
Gratuities (optional)
Food and drink

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Thank you for your booking! Your private driver will come and pick you up at 8:00 AM, where your ship docks, holding a sign with your full name.

Please note:

1) You must bring a valid photo ID with you to enter the Colosseum (student ID, driver's license, passport etc.)

2) You must cover shoulders and knees to enter the sights of Vatican City

Ports

  • Civitavecchia


Departure Time

8:00 AM
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Roman Forum
Discover the fascinating history of Ancient Rome in the evocative ruins of the Roman Forum. See where Julius Caesar was assassinated and all the amazing architecture — including Temples and Victory Arches — of the Roman Forum.
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
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Palatine Hill
Enjoy an amazing view of Ancient and modern Rome from the top of the Palatine Hill; once the home of Rome's Emperors. See where the Emperors lived and discover the true stories of their luxurious lifestyles.
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
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Colosseum
Visit the world’s most iconic amphitheater: the Colosseum. See the famous stadium where 80,000 Romans would have gathered to watch the blood sports on the Arena floor. Over 400,000 people died over the Colosseum’s 400 years in use, and 1,000,000 animals.
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Arco di Costantino
As you walk around the exterior of the Colosseum, you'll pause for a moment at the Arch of Constantine; the Triumphal Arch of Rome's first Christian Emperor. Discover the fascinating history of the Arch and how its iconic style spawned many copy-cats.
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Spanish Steps
This swirling Baroque staircase has entranced visitors to Rome for centuries. Today, it’s still a firm favorite; allow our guide to explain its fascinating history.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Trevi Fountain
Behind one of the most impressive water features in the world is a fascinating tale of Ancient Roman ambition. Learn more about the symbolism of this iconic fountain.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Pantheon
The Pantheon is the world’s best-preserved Roman Temple; a wholly unique monument, then and now. Our guide will explain the passion and power that made it the wonder it is. Go inside and see the spectacular dome of the Pantheon.
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Column of Marcus Aurelius
Standing in Colonna is Rome’s second victory column – the Column of Marcus Aurelius. Discover the history behind this evocative, richly-decorated monument, that Roman's called 'the snail column'.
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Piazza Navona
Piazza Navona is one of the most iconic piazzas in Rome. Roman obelisks, a fountain by Bernini, Baroque churches and a vibrant atmosphere; Piazza Navona is easy to love.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Campo de' Fiori
Enjoy the lively fruit and veg market here, as you learn about the cloaked figure central to the square, Giordano Bruno, who was burnt alive for heresy, on that very spot.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Vatican Museums
A tour of the Vatican Museums promises an insight into some of the greatest art in the world from classical antiquity, through the Renaissance, and to the present day. See masterpieces by Raphael and astonishing statuary like Laocoön and His Sons.
Duration: 50 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
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Sistine Chapel
Here you’ll see one of the greatest masterpiece’s mankind has ever produced: Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel frescoes. These astonishing frescoes show Old Testament scenes come alive. Once seen, they’re never forgotten.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
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St. Peter's Basilica
St. Peter’s Basilica is an architectural triumph; possibly the grandest church on earth. See the combined effort of 4 genius architect/artists – Bernini, Bramante, Raphael and Michelangelo – synthesize to beautiful effect.
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation policy

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties. Learn more about cancellations.

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