PRIVATE ROME VATICAN CITY DAY TOUR FROM CIVITAVECCHIA PORT

Rome Vatican City day tour from Civitavecchia port is the most time-effective and rewarding way to experience the city’s key sights in one exciting day. Rome Vatican City day tour is geared toward cruise passengers seeking an exceptional experience with expert guidance. We have organized all the details so you can sit back and relax. We pick you up at your cruise ship and return you in time for your sailing. This private Rome Vatican City day tour comes complete with skip the line access, an expert guide, and a professional driver. Your friendly driver assists you through the day and a knowledgeable guide meets you in Rome. Capture the essence of ancient Rome and the extensive collection of art at the Vatican your way, your pace. Contact us for pricing and availability.

* Private Guided Chauffeured Shore Trip
* Full Day Private Licensed Professional Driver
* 6 Hours Private Licensed Professional Guide in Rome
* Full Day Private Deluxe Vehicle
* Port Pick Up & Drop Off
* Scenic Drive
* Colosseum Skip the Line Access
* Arch of Constantine
* Roman Forum
* Capitoline Hill
* Vatican Skip the Line Access
* Vatican Museums
* Sistine Chapel
* St. Peter’s Square
* Janiculum Hill
* Best Photo Ops
* Duration: 9hrs

Rome Vatican City day tour begins aboard a private air-conditioned car from Civitavecchia port. Your personal driver takes on the way to Rome (approx. 90 minute drive traffic pending). Enter into the ancient city through the Porta San Paolo gate which is one of the main gates of the Roman Aurelian Walls. Drive past and admire the Pyramid of Caius Cestius, the Baths of Emperor Caracalla, and the Circus Maximus. Meet your dedicated guide. Enter the Vatican skipping the line. Here, in the awe-inspiring galleries full of priceless artistic masterpieces, your guide leads you through the museums. Your passionate guide brings the artworks to life sharing curiosities about the artists and the historical context in which they worked. In the Sistine Chapel gaze in amazement at Michelangelo’s extraordinary frescoes and understand the Creation of the World.
Next your tour heads to the ancient core of the city. Enter the Colosseum skipping the line. Learn about its exciting history and the entertainments that went on within its walls. Walk along the Roman Forum the heart of Roman daily life littered with huge fancy temples. Climb to the top of the Capitoline Hill religious center of ancient Rome. Enjoy the breathtaking view over the Forums and Piazza Venezia with the huge “wedding cake”. At the end of your Rome Vatican City day tour your personal driver transfers you back to Civitavecchia port in time to board your cruise ship. Time permitting stop along the way at the Janiculum Hill for amazing photo ops.

Please Note: For safety reasons even with reservations there is still a compulsory security check which may cause some delays in entering the Coliseum.

Optional Upgrades to Enhance Your Private Tour

There are no add-ons for this tour.

For a smooth operation this itinerary may operate in reverse.
The tour sequence may vary. The time spent at certain venues may be expanded/reduced, and other brief stops may be added.

FOR OUR GUESTS COMFORT THIS PRIVATE GUIDED SHORE TRIP IS NOT OPERATED BY COACH. We never use vehicles larger than 7-person capacity on this trip. Because we specialize in personalized experiences we use luxury air-conditioned Mercedes Benz cars and minivans to tour our guests throughout the trip. Discover Italy close up in a Mercedes Benz minivan of up to 7 people that takes you into the very heart of the city. Cars and minivans can get closer to the main points of interest than larger buses. Larger buses and coaches are forbidden entry onto many of the town’s streets. You will definitely walk less and see more! Therefore, this high-quality option gives us access to most areas without concerns regarding traffic restrictions. Each minivan accommodates up to 7 guests. We can caravan more than one minivan for larger groups (Example: A party between 8 to 14 guests in two minivans, and a party of 15 to 21 guests in 3 minivans, etc.).

Baby seats are mandatory for infants, please request at time of booking.

The Coliseum closes on January 1st, March 23rd, April 18th, June 2nd AM, and December 25th.

The Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel close on Sundays and on certain Holy days throughout the year. In 2017 the Vatican will be closed on April 17th, May 1st, June 29th, August 15th & 16th, November 1st, and December 8th, 25th & 26th.

The Vatican dress code requires appropriate attire. No bare shoulders, no shorts, no dresses above the knee, and no bare feet or exposed midriffs are allowed.
Large bags, backpacks, tripods, big umbrellas and glass bottles must be left at the Vatican Museums cloakroom.

The Sistine Chapel is not available separately but is only able to be visited as part of the tour of the Vatican Museums. The Sistine Chapel is part of the Museums and the entrance is located on the far end from the Vatican Museum entrance (an approx. 15 min. walk along the Museums).

The Vatican Museums Authorities retain the rights to alter the Museums opening hours or close specific areas of the Museum at any time, and without prior notice. The unforeseen closure of specific areas of the Museums and/or Sistine Chapel is beyond our control for which we cannot be held responsible therefore, no refunds will be issued. Your guide will take you to another section of the museums instead.

Do you combine people to share the tour?

All our tours are private, luxurious, and totally customized to suit your desires, which means that you do not share your tour with anyone else. Our private tours are exclusive to one booking party and we do not combine separate reservations to form groups.

Do we skip the line to enter the Coliseum?

Yes. This tour guarantees your reservations and tickets to enter the Coliseum skipping the line.
Please Note: For safety reasons even with reservations there is still a compulsory security check which may cause some delays in entering the Coliseum.

Do we skip the line to enter the Vatican?

Yes. This tour guarantees your reservations and tickets to enter the the Vatican skipping the line.
Please Note: ALL visitors must pass through metal detectors at the security checkpoint so please, expect to wait for few minutes to clear security.

Is there a way to see the Sistine Chapel without having to walk through the entire Vatican Museums?

The Sistine Chapel is part of the Vatican Museums and the entrance is located on the far end from the Vatican Museum entrance an approx. 15 min. walk along the Vatican Museums. You can only access the Sistine Chapel through the museum therefore, you have to walk through the entire Vatican Museum.

Do you use headsets at the Vatican?

In the Vatican headsets are mandatory for groups of 6 or more people. Your private guide will be talking into a small microphone and you will each be listening on special earpieces. The Vatican makes it COMPULSORY for all groups of 6 or more participants to use whisper headsets so that your guide can clearly communicate with your party without disturbing other visitors and with consideration for the Holy nature of the Vatican.

Are strollers allowed in the Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel?

Yes you are allowed to bring strollers in the Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel. It is useful to know that there are several places where carriages must be carried up stairs, therefore lightweight models are best!

Will we be able to take pictures in the Sistine Chapel?

Pictures are not allowed inside the Sistine Chapel. All throughout the museums the Vatican City authorities have an enlightened policy on taking pictures and visitors are allowed to take photos provided there is no flash. But this does not apply to the Sistine Chapel.

How long will the transfer time from Civitavecchia to Rome take?

The transfer time from Civitavecchia to Rome city center is about 90 minutes each way (traffic pending). The exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions.

Where do we meet our private chauffeur at Civitavecchia port?

Your chauffeur meets you at the pier next to your ship holding a sign with your name in. Our vehicles are licensed to enter inside Civitavecchia port, so you do not have to walk far to reach your vehicle.

Are your private vehicles licensed and insured?

Yes. All of our vehicles are officially licensed and insured.

Are your vehicles non-smoking? Air conditioned?

Yes. All of our vehicles are non-smoking and air-conditioned.

Do we stop for lunch during our private Rome shore trip?

Yes. In a city with so much great food it would be crazy not to. The duration of the tour includes time for breaks to grab a quick snack and/or lunch but is not included in the price. Some people like to grab a quick pizza or a snack, and some people like to sit down for a nice relaxing Italian meal.

Are tips included?

Tips are optional and not included in your tour price, but are a nice way of showing satisfaction for good service.

What happens if a site is unexpectedly closed on the day of scheduled tour?

The Vatican Museums Authorities retain the rights to alter the Museums opening hours or close specific areas of the Museum and/or Sistine Chapel at any time, and without prior notice.
The Coliseum is subject to closure due to assembly meetings, strikes or other factors without prior notice.
While we regret these inconveniences, these rare unforeseen closures are beyond our control for which we cannot be held responsible therefore, no refunds will be issued. In these rare cases, your guide will modify the itinerary and give you as complete a tour as possible working with the circumstances given.

Do you provide a refund if my cruise ship cannot make it into port?

We will honor a refund if your cruise line does not come into port due to severe weather, mechanical problems or political unrest. However, admission tickets are not refundable and you will be charged 100% for any admission tickets pre-purchased on your behalf.