Shore Excursions - From the port of Civitavecchia - Best of Rome with Vatican

Best of Rome with Vatican

Explore the highlights of Rome escorted by your private English-Speaking driver-guide! Directly from the ship and back to the ship! No need to take private transportation to go meet your driver! Just in front of the ship and then you get it started!

PICK UP TIME// Suggested 7:30 am to avoid big crowds at least in the first part of the morning (it is flexible then you decide when). Back to the port at 4:30 pm (with plenty of time not to miss the ship)

PICK UP PLACE// Right from dockside. As soon as you disembark your ship you’ll see your private driver with a sign and your name on.

LENGTH// 9 hours (you can always extend it)


COLOSSEUM// This means that we start from one of the most ancient sites in ROME. After about 90 minute drive you will approach the area of the Colosseum. Your English-speaking driver will provide you with the most relevant historical explanations from a privileged spot overlooking the same Colosseum. Your driver will have your skip the line tickets in hand, that YOU WILL HAVE ALREADY PRE-PURCHASED through us. So, after the explanations, your English Speaking driver will lead you over to the entrance, showing you how to get through the security checkpoint (note that the metal detector is something that you will have to wait at until your turn comes, even if you have already purchased the entrance tickets. There is no “skip-the-line” at the metal detector, and that is why we have to try to be at the Colosseum first thing in the morning avoiding the big crowds of tourists). After overcoming the metal detector you will have easy access past the tickets machine and you will be in. You will be inside the Colosseum as long as you want, keeping in mind that you need to be at the Vatican no later than 1.00 pm. You can decide to opt for a 2 hour private guided tour at the Colosseum and its surrounding archeological area. Of course there would be an extra cost for this guided tour.

TIME FOR SIGHT-SEEING// this will depend on how long you will spend at the Colosseum. How long the line for the metal detector will be and if you opt for the 2 hour guided tour service. If not on the guided tour, be sure that your driver will try his best to maximize your time at the Colosseum, leaving some more time, for covering some other relevant sites in the city such as: Circus Maximus, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain and more IF TIME ALLOWS

TIME FOR A BREAK// You’ll decide what to eat and which kind of lunch to go for. We will give you several options (something quick to go, something intermediate for a pizza or a salad, or something authentic off-the-beaten path only where locals eat)

2,5 HOUR VATICAN VISIT// After your little break, your driver will escort you all the way in front of the Vatican Museums from where you’ll start the brief but intense visit of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and – if opened – Saint Peter’s Basilica. You will pre-purchase your entrance tickets through us so that you will be right in. We highly suggest that you hire one of our walking guides for a 2,5 hour private guided tour in the Vatican, and if so, please let us know so that we can arrange it for you at an extra cost.



This is a private tour, so you will not be sharing it with anybody else!

You’ll be escorted by your English speaking driver who will explain to you all points of interest. But please note that they are not guides. They cannot enter the sites with you by law.

For any tour guide need in the Vatican or at the Colosseum, please let us know and we will gladly provide them for you.

You and your English speaking driver will talk about the day plans before the tour starts.



For more passengers please contact us

We don’t request any deposit!!!

Tickets to the Vatican and the Colosseum can be pre-purchased through us and the day of the tour your driver will hand them to you for a better and more efficient service. Please note that the Colosseum tickets and the Vatican tickets are NOT refundable, beyond the terms stated, not even in case of cancellation of your trip.

We accept payments in Traveler Cheques in Euro or USD. If you want to pay in USD we will calculate the accurate total, by using the stock exchange conversion rate Euro/USD of the day before the tour/transfer increased by 7 cents

We also accept credit card payments (Visa and MasterCard – NO AMEX) at the time of the booking, or at the end of each tour/transfer.

Please note that if payments are operated with credit cards the total cost of the tour will be increased by 10 %.

We do not accept payments via credit card for amounts below 350 euro.

If payment is made with credit card at the end of the tour/transfer you will be required to sign a ONE TIME payment authorization form, provided by us.

If payment is made with wire transfer the total cost will be increased by 10 %.

If you decide to pay in cash you will be asked to pay your driver at the beginning or at the end of the tour/transfer. THE TOTAL WILL BE INDICATED IN YOUR FINAL CONTRACT. If you want to pay in USD we will calculate the accurate total, by using the stock exchange conversion rate Euro/USD of the day before the tour/transfer increased by 7 cents

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