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Best of Rome with Vatican

This service is simply magnificent. It allows you to have a complete and general overview of our entire City. With our comfortable and brand new cars/minivans you will have the possibility of being driven where big busses cannot go by low. In this way you will really see more, walk definitely less and enjoy it all!!
The tour normally starts at 08.00 a.m. from your accommodation in Rome where one of our English Speaking drivers will be waiting for at the lobby. 
From there the tour will start.
Remember that all our tours are flexible so it is very easy - if you already have places that you want to see - to agree with our driver which spots to be manly concentrated on.
Anyway what we normally do is driving you to the main spots in town. Getting first to the real heart of the city where you will be surely impressed by the outstanding white monument dedicated to the first King of Italy (Victor Emanuel II of Savoy's Monument) the so called "Wedding Cake" because of its shape and its white colour, the tour will continue heading for the most ancient part of the city. Indeed after driven past the enchanting Roman and Imperial Forums it will be time for the visit to the Colosseum, the largest and most imposing amphitheatre ever built for entertainment purposes of the time. We are talking about the place that throughout the entire Roman History could gather more than 70.000 spectators at once to assist at the daily gladiator shows held on its arena. During this first part of the day there will be also time for the Trevi Fountain where to toss the famous coin that - according to the legend - will make you come back to Rome
and the Spanish Steps (main Roman shopping district) or the Pantheon (a great example of Roman temple, the famous and gigantic Temple dedicated to all the gods of the Olympus).
Then - generally after a lunch stop - the second part of the day will be spent almost entirely for the Vatican. The tour includes the visit to the great Vatican Museums (the only way to get to the Sistine Chapel), Sistine Chapel with its great frescoes by Michelangelo, the overwhelming Saint Peter's Basilica (where the magnificent statue "PIETA'" by Michelangelo is) and eventually its marvellous front square with a great view of the façade of the Basilica and the window of the Pope.
Remember that the Vatican is always closed on Sunday, but every last Sunday of every month. We highly recommend not to visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel on Saturdays because it tends to get too overcrowded.After the Vatican (smallest but richest State in the World) around 03.45 p.m. it will be almost time to go back to Civitavecchia to your cruise ship.
The tour normally ends at 05.00 pm at the pier.

DURATION: based on 8 hours


  • to dress respectfully for the visit to religious buildings: knees and shoulders covered;
  • to take with you comfortable walking shoes if possible;
  • to keep an eye on your wallet; it is recommended not to wear precious jewelry or large amount of cash;

The Vatican is closed on all Sundays but the last of every month.

Note that the driver will not enter sites but will give running commentaries of what you are seeing The vehicle will escort you for the entire tour .Walking is limited unlike bus tour where you have to walk the whole day.


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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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