The Best of Rome and Vatican Shared Shore Excursion

Rome, Italy

Experience Rating
icon9 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Experience the best of Rome in just one short day with this shore excursion from the cruise port at Civitavecchia. You'll join a small group and an English-speaking driver and guide as you head out to the heart of Rome. You'll see many of the Eternal City's most iconic attractions, including the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain, and the Colosseum, with time left over for lunch and an exploration of the Vatican before returning to your cruise ship.
  • See many of Rome's greatest attractions in one day
  • A guided tour through the Vatican is included
  • Discover the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica with a guide
  • Round-trip port transfers in a Mercedes minivan are included

Port pickup and drop-off
Private air-conditioned minivan Mercedes
English speaking driver
Guaranteed to skip the long lines (headset included if group is more than 8 people) )in the Vatican
Vatican licensed guide included
Sistine Chaple Vatican Galleries Saint Peter Basilica Vatican Museum

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
The english speaking driver will pick you up just below your ship


  • Civitavecchia

Departure Time

8:00 AM
Stop At:  
After encountering your English speaking driver, you will make the way to Rome. After 1 hour 20 minutes, you will be in the center of the town and start your adventure! The driver will take you around the wonders of rome: Spanish steps, Navona square, the Pantheon, Venice square, Trevi fountain. You have just to immerse yourself in a dream! Then if you want, the driver will arrange for your lunch in a beautiful restaurant where you can eat delicious local food without spending a fortune. After this, you are ready to meet the licensed private guide for the Vatican tour.
Duration: 4 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Vatican Museums
The guide will lead you throuoght this memorable experience you will never forget! The Vatican Museums contain masterpieces of painting, sculpture and other works of art collected by the popes through the centuries. The Museums include several monumental works of art, such as the Sistine Chapel, the Chapel of Beato Angelico, the Raphael Rooms and Loggia and the Borgia Apartment. Eventually, you will visit the St. Peter’s Basilica: one of the holiest temples for Christendom and one of the largest churches in the world. Besides, it is where the Pope presides many liturgies all year round. Over there, and can admiring the Michelangelo's Pieta'. After this memorable experience, you will meet the driver and go back to the port. The tour ends below your ship.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please Note: on Sunday the Vatican is not available
  • 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
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 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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