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Civitavecchia Private Excursion to Ancient Rome & Vatican Museums

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Civitavecchia, Italy
Civitavecchia Private Excursion to Ancient Rome & Vatican Museums

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icon9 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


Your driver will pick you up at your ship in Civitavecchia. From there, you and your companions can sit back and enjoy the ride into the Eternal City. You’ll see lots of the sights of Rome on your way to your tour with an art historian guide at the Vatican. There is also a stop at the Colosseum before your return journey to the port, roughly nine hours after leaving.
  • Make the most of your port time with this private excursion to Rome
  • Includes skip the line admission to the Vatican and the Colosseum
  • This private tour accommodates up to eight travelers
  • Please note that lunch, snacks, and beverages are not included

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This private tour includes skip-the-line admission to not one but two Rome attractions, saving you hours.
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Bottled water
Internet WiFi on board
Professional art historian guide at the Vatican Museums 3 hours
Port pick-up and drop-off
Private tour
Transport by private vehicle
Duration 9 hours total
Includes skip the line admission to the Vatican and the Colosseum
Party over 6 passengers headphone sets not included payable directly inside the Vatican(1,50 euro each person-Mandatory)
Driving to other destinations
Food and drinks

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Your private driver will be waiting for you right in front of the ship holding the singboard with your name on it to be quickly recognizable.


  • Civitavecchia Port, Piazza Vittorio Emanuele, 19, 00053 Civitavecchia RM, Italy

Departure Time

8:00 AM
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Your driver is not a licensed tour guide. Due to strict Italian laws and regulations in place to protect officially licensed guides, drivers can comment and explain attractions only from inside the vehicle. Drivers cannot elaborate on the attractions when they are outside of the vehicle.
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • 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
  • Availability for shows cannot be checked without making a booking. Credit cards will only be charged upon confirmation of show availability
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the maximum group size during Civitavecchia Private Excursion to Ancient Rome & Vatican Museums?
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

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Traveler Tips

  • "I know its impossible to see Rome in a day, but this is as close as you can come to it." See review


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Civitavecchia Private Excursion to Ancient Rome & Vatican Museums & Colosseum
, Sep 2019
Daniela was and an excellent driver and guide. On time picking us up at the port in a beautiful SUV/van taking us to the Vatican and Colosseum guiding us through some of Rome sights stopping for a coffee and grabbing a delicious sandwich for lunch. Knowledgeable and great informational conversation. Martina guided us through the Vatican and Sistine Chapel with abundant knowledge. Both were very professional and relaxed helping us to enjoy the tour. Bypassing the long lines and having the privacy of one guide to the four of us was superb. You will not be disappointed booking the private tour!
Awesome tour but a let down at the end
, Aug 2019
Andre was awesome, picked us up from cruise terminal, showed us all the sites including extras. Only issue was 10 mins before we were supposed to start our guided tour of Vatican museum, Sistine chapel and St Peters basilica he informed us that our guide was sick and no one else was available. We then had to navigate it by ourselves, kind of defeats the purpose of paying for a guided tour, would assume the company had a back up plan. Also the tickets he gave us to skip the line at the basilica didn't work so we had to contact him and then wait for him to come and sort out
Our Day in Rome
, Jul 2018
My wife and I were on a cruise in the Mediterranean and only had a single day in Rome. We decided to book a private tour that included ancient Rome and the Vatican. Our driver, Antonio, met us at our ship and drove the 90 minutes from the cruise port of Civitavecchia into Rome. We spent the morning touring the sights of ancient Rome including: the Colosseum, the Forum; Aurelian Wall; Circus Maximus and Capitoline Hill. We also had time to visit the Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain before meeting Mateo our licensed tour guide for an afternoon tour ot St. Peter's Basilica, Sistine Chapel; and the Vatican Museums. Both Antonio and Mateo were outstanding and informative. I know its impossible to see Rome in a day, but this is as close as you can come to it.

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