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VIP tour of Rome from Civitavecchia, Colosseum & Vatican (10hrs)

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VIP Tour of Rome from Civitavecchia Colosseum and Vatican Museums Driver and Private Tour Guide with Skip the Line Tickets
  • 10 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Explore Rome—without the stress of planning—on a full-day shore excursion from the port of Civitavecchia. In addition to round-trip transport, the day’s itinerary includes private tours of the Vatican and Colosseum, as well as free time to explore. Unlike group trips offered by cruise companies, this private tour ensures a personal, customized experience.
  • See the best of Rome on a private shore excursion from Civitavecchia
  • Enjoy private walking tours of the Colosseum, Vatican, and Rome's highlights
  • Save time with pre-booked admission
  • Feel free to customize your itinerary to your interests

What's Included

  • Private and Customizable tour (We do not combine tours)
  • Guided tour of Rome with a private licensed (Blue Badge) tour guide
  • Private chauffeur with luxury Mercedes E class, V Class, Vito, Sprinter
  • Port of Civitavecchia pickup & drop off
  • Meet your driver with sign at the exit of your ship (No shuttle bus needed)
  • Colosseum & Arena Skip-the-line tickets (Eur 37,00 cash per person). We pre-purchase all your tiks
  • Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel skip-the-line tkts (Eur 50,00 cash PP). We pre-purchase your tkts
  • Lunch break 1PM/2PM. At your request, our office can book a local restaurant for you
  • Earphones are mandatory for groups (more than 4 Guests) inside the Vatican Museums & Basilica

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

07:30 AM

Pickup details

Your driver will meet you right at the exit of your ship bearing a sign with your name. No shuttle bus needed.

What To Expect

Vatican Museums

2 hours Admission Ticket Not Included

Sistine Chapel

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

St. Peter's Square

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


1 hour Admission Ticket Not Included

Piazza del Campidoglio

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Circus Maximus (Pass By)

Roman Forum

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Spanish Steps

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Piazza Venezia / Ancient City (Pass By)


15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Trevi Fountain

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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
  • Earphones are mandatory for groups (more than 4 Guests) inside the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica.
  • Vatican Museums closed: Sunday, Easter, 01May, 29Jun, 14Aug, 15Aug, 01Nov, 8Dec, 25Dec, 26Dec
  • A single van is used for up to seven people. For groups over seven people two Mercedes vans are used. A single guide is used for each individual group regardless of the number of people.
  • Our office will purchase your Colosseum and Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica skip-the-line tickets. Your tour guide will have your tickets. Tickets to be paid only cash directly to your guide.
  • Due to the high demand for tickets, availability to visit the Colosseum and Vatican Museums will only be confirmed once the tour has been booked. In case of lack of tickets it will still be possible to take the tour but with other destinations.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Traveler Tips

I would absolutely recommend this trip without hesitation, especially if you have a tight schedule, younger children, or just appreciate getting the VIP treatment.
It was very hot the day we were in Rome and it was great not to have to walk in the blazing sun to get to all the attractions.
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Highlight of our visit to Italy and Greece
Irene_W, Sep 2023
Our guide was so knowledgeable and passionate about the history of Rome and all of the sites we saw. She was very organized, had everything ready for us including a lunch reservation at a fabulous restaurant. Our driver was great as well. A fantastic and flawless event. The highlight of our trip to Italy and Greece.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Dear Irene Thank you very much for your nice review. Grazie Simona
Fabulous day in Rome!
Joanne_P, Jul 2023
Alessandra was the best guide we have ever had. Her knowledge and experience was exceptional. She made our day just perfect! Our drivers were also fantastic. We highly recommend this tour. 10 stars!!!
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Dear Joanne Thank you for your review. I will inform Alessandra. Grazie Simona
Rome in a Day
Danny_A, Jun 2023
Smooth pickup in the morning from our crew ship port, they took us in a private van into Rome with a stop along the way for pictures, then met up with our tour guide to see the sites around Rome. Always nice to have a driver and guide coordinating pickups when needed to take you to the next destination. Maria was a great and informative guide who hit all the spots we wanted and Marco was an entertaining driver. We loved every minute. We decided on a sit down lunch but that turned out to be a mistake as the restaurant was incredibly slow and took too much of our site seeing time. Grab and go is best, next time we’ll know better or choose a better restaurant. Despite being a crowded holiday in Rome and having limited time, we enjoyed the tour immensely. Highly recommended!
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Thank you for your very nice review. I will inform Maria Laura and Marco Grazie Simona
Everything we could have wished for
Jeanine_H, Jul 2022
Our guide, Valentina, and driver, Marco, made us feel like the most important guests ever. We took the tour the day of our cruise disembarkation and got to see everything in Rome with such interesting information provided at each site and all of our questions answered. At the end of the day we were dropped off with our bags off at our hotel. We couldn’t have asked for more! Also, our daughter has celiac disease and Marco arranged for us to have lunch at a restaurant that was wonderful (seriously amazing pizza!) and celiac disease capable. It was a perfect day in Rome thanks to these two amazing people. Highly, Highly recommend.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Hello Jeanine We have already informed Valentina and Marco about your nice review. Thank you very much and we hope to see you back in Rome soon. Grazie Simona
Incredibly good tour. Not to be missed.
Charles_B, Jul 2022
It was probably our best tour ever. Marco, our driver went above and beyond. He went out of his way to accommodate. We were able to see everything and much more than we expected. Our tour guide was the best ever. Very bubbly and outgoing. She was so knowledgable on every topic. My Grandsons appreciated things that I never thought they would care about. Can’t stop talking about it.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Thank you very much for your nice review Grazie Nicola
Amazing tour!
Cheryl_H, Jul 2022
This tour was worth every penny! We got off the cruise ship and the driver was waiting for us. After loading all our luggage we went to the Parthenon, a gorgeous church, the Spanish steps, the colosseum and the Trevi fountain - ALL BEFORE LUNCH! Then we had an amazing lunch at a restaurant that included appetizer, pizza, pasta, wine and dessert. After lunch we went to the Vatican and saw the museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica before being dropped off at our hotel. All of this with both a driver and an extremely knowledgeable tour guide with us the entire day. It was really incredible! I can't recommend this tour highly enough - especially if you only have one day in Rome like we did.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Ciao Cheryl Thanks for your nice words. We are very happy that you enjoyed our private tour. We have informed Max, Giuseppe and Riccardo of your excellent review. We hope to see you again in Italy soon. Thank you Simona
Great tour
JAMES_P, Nov 2019
Our driver and tour guide were not a big museum guy.especially art.our guide made it interesting even for me.he was also extremely knowledgeable so my wife who is very into art was happy.all and all would use them again.
Response from Host, Dec 2019
Thank you very much for your nice review. Best Regards Nicola
Rome Major Attractions
rickwiggins, Nov 2019
Very knowledgeable guide and jumping the lines is a Must; even in "off-season", the lines were incredibly long - we walked right up to the front each time. However, our time at the Vatican was way too short, we literally rushed through St. Paul's in les than 10 minutes and had no time to observe & ask questions.
We had a great time!
Ron_M, Oct 2019
Maria did a phenomenal job with our tour through Rome! She was very attentive and informational about the history and meaning of the different attractions we visited. She never lacked being able to explain things to us for every detail question we brought up to her. Definitely a great guide and lady!
Response from Host, Oct 2019
Thank you very much for your nice review. Simona
Great tour of Rome attractions
Parker_V, Oct 2019
With Sergio as our excellent driver and Bea as our wonderful guide, we had a terrific day in Rome. We started at 7:30 when Sergio picked us up ship side and finished at 4:30 when we were delivered back to the ship. We did stop for lunch after touring the Parthenon and Colosseum and then continued on the Vatican. This is a long day and requires quite a bit of walking. My husband, who is not much of a walker was beyond exhausted at the end of the day. the tour was very informative.
Response from Host, Oct 2019
Thank you very much for your. Regards Nicola
Great for Senior Citizens!
Harshad_D, Aug 2019
I booked this for my parents and 3 other senior citizen couples and they loved it!! The guide was very engaging and informative, and most importantly patience. The vans were always ready to go. Perfect for a cruise stop!! Maximized time in a city with a lot to see
Response from Host, Sep 2019
Thanks for your review. We're really happy you liked out tour. We hope to see you again in Italy soon. Regards Simona
Robert N, Aug 2019
My family and I (husband and 2 sons ages 11 and 15 and mother in law in a wheelchair) had a perfect day with our tour team of Sergio and Alessandra. Sergio, the driver, arrived right on time and the Mercedes van was clean and air conditioned. He was pleasant and friendly and very informative. Alessandra, the guide, was incredible. THE best guide in Rome!!! She has so much historical knowledge and education that she brings to the tour. They worked so well together. Alessandra would show us around and tell us everything we needed to know about whatever we were looking at, and answer all our questions. Then she would call Sergio and within moments he was there to pick us up!!! I cannot say enough good things about them. They were so helpful and caring with my elderly mother in law as well. Don’t hesitate to book this - best money that we spent on our cruise. Rome was by far our favorite port - and it is entirely because of Sergio and Alessandra! Grazie!!!!
Response from Host, Sep 2019
Thanks for your review. We're really happy you liked out tour. We hope to see you again in Italy soon. Regards Simona
Rome is aMaZiNG!
Climber772032, Jul 2019
We had an amazing time! Thank you so much for the special treatment and all your great service. It was a blast and an amazing experience.
One small correction
MotherGothel2019, Jul 2019
Our driver was Stefano, not Santino. (oops -- so many tours in so little time) Anyway, he was awesome. Thanks again for a great day in Rome!
The Very Best Way to See Rome
MotherGothel2019, Jul 2019
We were extremely pleased with our tour guide Francesca and our driver, Santino. It was hot and crowded everywhere, but Francesca was a PRO at keeping us on the move. We had barely enough time to see everything and I was concerned that I may have scheduled too many stops in too few hours, but we saw everything on our list and made it back to our ship in plenty of time. 3 of the Disney bus excursions into Rome were HOURS late getting back to the ship, so we really appreciated that we were safely delivered on time (in spite of the traffic that held up the busses) and did not have to stress about missing the all aboard time. Francesca and Santino worked perfectly as a team, and Santino was always right there waiting for us when we were finished sightseeing. Francesca was infinitely knowledgeable, and I considered having a bilingual guide invaluable, as she was able to speak to us fluently in English and also handle every situation we encountered with her native Italian. Beyond that, she is colorful and entertaining. She's also a mom, so she was not at all put out by my whining 9, and 12-year-olds or my disinterested 14 and 17-year-olds. I would absolutely recommend this trip without hesitation, especially if you have a tight schedule, younger children, or just appreciate getting the VIP treatment.
Jennifer_B, Jul 2019
Our tour guide Nicola and driver Daniel were excellent! This was an amazing day that was so worth the money. It was about the same price as the excursion that the cruise had available, but we had a private tour guide and a driver that picked us up and dropped us off right at the door of all the attractions. It was very hot the day we were in Rome and it was great not to have to walk in the blazing sun to get to all the attractions. Nicola was very knowledgeable and kept us moving along so we could see everything, while giving us lots of interesting information. Definitely one of the highlights of the trip.
Great tour to see the highlights of Rome
Departure53051657498, Jul 2019
Our guides were knowledgeable and kept us moving through the large crowds with the skip the line passes. Definitely worth it.
A Must in Rome
Maureen_S, Jun 2019
We had the best experience with this tour! Gabriele met us as we disembarked our ship and whisked us off to Rome. He was knowledgeable and funny. Our kids loved him! We met up with our guide, Eugene at the Pantheon. He is the best guide in the area. He has a master’s degree in archeology and his excitement for all things Rome is contagious! Eugene is also an excellent photographer as he captured many of our memories for us.
Exceptional Tour
Iulian_S, Jun 2019
The whole experience was excellent, from the beginning to the end. The tour company sent a confirmation shortly after reservation, as well as several updates. The driver, Stefano, was waiting at the terminal, sharply dressed. He drove us through some impressive Roman street traffic in a MB Vito van. He got everywhere on time and he always arrived to pick us up within a couple of minutes. He kept the schedule like a Swiss or Japanese train. Thankfully he is also “born and raised in Rome” so he told us about the “magic door” and the actual pyramid of Rome. Not a joke, a real pyramid like the Egyptian ones. The tour guide was Lia and she was absolutely phenomenal. She was sharp, funny, connected wonderfully with our 10 year-old boy and enthusiastically guided us while never being overwhelming. As an example, she has an iPad with information and numerous images of every place we visited and even of some that we just wanted to know more about. The knowledge she has of the history, places and people of Rome, from the ancient to the modern time is nothing short of encyclopedic. We visited the Pantheon, Colosseum, Trevi fountain , Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica. We also learned about other Roman historical places as we drove by. We had skip the line tickets everywhere. The lunch was a light but well prepared and filling €25 fixed price three course meal. Overall, I cannot imagine a better way to visit Rome in a single day. Very thankful to Lia and Stefano, they deserve the highest praise.
Amazing Tour of Rome
Fearless51887213764, Jun 2019
We had the most amazing tour of Rome with our driver Sergio and guide Alesandra. We were able to tour all the highlights of Rome without waiting in lines or feeling overwhelmed by crowds thanks to their expertise. Our guide provided interesting insight to all the sites we visited. She even arranged a delicious lunch near the Vatican for our group. This was a fantastic tour and truly worth every penny for the VIP treatment. Thank you Sergio and Alesandra for this spectacular and memorable experience!

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