Rome Shore Excursion from Civitavecchia – Colosseum & Vatican – Lunch included: the perfect way to enjoy a day in Rome! Take part in this excursion from Civitavecchia Port to Rome, experiencing the comfort of a private, chauffeur-driven car. There is no better way to see Rome highlights. Your driver will pick you up from the cruise dock, and your Rome private guide will stay with you all the time. Stopping for lunch in a typical restaurant that we book for you will optimize your precious time!
Rome Colosseum Tour & Roman Forum
Your driver will pick you up at the dock of your Ship at 7:30 and bring you to your private guide. Kick-off your Rome shore excursion at the massive Coliseum; fights between gladiators and beasts took place for the pleasure of bloodthirsty Romans. The Rome Colosseum tour continues to the Roman Forum. As you traverse the area, you are walking in the footsteps of Roman Emperors, bringing more than two millennia of history to life.
Unlike other tours, our Coliseum tour includes the Palatine. According to ancient legend, Romulus founded Rome on the Palatine hill in 753 B.C. Following his actions, the Emperors built their opulent homes for the rest of the civilization to enjoy.
Between 1 pm and 2 pm, you will be offered lunch in a selected restaurant, as included in the tour price ( Starter, Main course, and water).
Vatican City & Sistine Chapel
After lunch (included in the price), you will enter the Vatican with your Rome guide. Home to countless Popes, there are few more uplifting sights than this spiritually enriching setting. The unmissable Sistine Chapel with its sublime “Last Judgment” by Michelangelo is on top of the list of Rome highlights, as this masterpiece draws crowds from far and wide.
Among the galleries of the Vatican Museums, you will enjoy a unique collection of mosaics, ancient Greek and Roman sculptures, as well as the magnificent Raphael Rooms, once the official residence of the Pope himself.
At the end of this private tour package of Rome from Civitavecchia, your driver will bring you back to the port on time for your Ship’s departure.
Remember to cover knees and shoulders before entering the Sistine Chapel and the Basilica.
Sunday Special: Shorex from Port of Rome
On Sundays and religious holidays, the Vatican is closed. Due to the Wow Tour’s high request, we designed a Sunday in Rome experience with the Capitoline Museum in its place. The Capitoline Museum looks onto the famous Capitoline Hill, a museum itself. On its top, you enjoy spectacular views over the Roman Forums!
The Capitoline Museum is very dear to the Romans. It houses magnificent sculptures reminding the city’s glorious past, like the She-Wolf and Marco Aurelio statue’s bronze originals. Among the places to visit in Rome, it is also on the top of the list for its Picture Gallery, with masterpieces of Caravaggio, among others who wrote Italian art history.
Pick up details and other info:
Pick-up time is 7:30 from the dock of your Ship, holding a sign with your name. The tour might start either with the Vatican Tour or the Colosseum Tour. On request, it is possible to organize the pick up at different times. It is not possible to bring large backpacks and bags and large umbrellas into the sites. Handbags, small backpacks, and foldable umbrellas are allowed. The Pope may reserve the right to close Sistine Chapel and Basilica without notice. If we cannot plan the tour differently, the guide will explain the sites from the outside. Our agency always does everything possible to reorganize the visit with other times, to allow all guests to enjoy everything described above. It is mandatory to cover shoulders and knees before entering the Basilica and the Sistine Chapel. Note that the drive might change at every transfer; therefore, we recommend not leaving personal belongings in the vehicles.
Included in the tour:
- Pick up from the port with a private luxury car.
- Certified Rome private guide for the whole tour
- 2.5-hour tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine
- Skip The Line Tickets to Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine
- 1-hour lunch
- intermediate transfers
- 2.5-hour tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica
- Skip The Line Vatican tickets (Sistine Chapel and Basilica included)
- Drop off back to the port by 4:30 pm
- COVID 19 safety measures: face mask and hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff (social distancing from other visitors enforced: temperature checks for everybody entering museums and archaeological sites).