On a Med family cruise docking at Civitavecchia Rome port take your kids on a fun and educational Rome family tour that speaks their language. Enjoy an exciting private Rome family tour where the ancient Roman history children learn in school comes alive. Geared toward families eager to expose their kids to the sites and stories of ancient Rome. This exclusive Rome family tour combines the exploration of Rome with a skip the line visit of the Coliseum. A private guided Rome shore trip for cruise passengers with children eager to tour Rome best attractions blended with entertaining storytelling. This Rome family tour ensures a personalized experience based on your family interests with flexibility to explore Rome at your family pace.

Rome family tour is a leisurely exploration of the Eternal City which includes privileged entrance to visit the Coliseum skipping the line, the Roman Forum, the Capitoline Hill, the Pantheon, Piazza Navona and the Trevi Fountain. In child-friendly language your expert local guide introduces the whole family to the rich history of Rome unraveling intriguing stories and old mysteries blended with fun trivia and Roman mythology. Multigenerational families enjoy this best of Rome in one day tour full of learning and fun crafted to captivate the interest of younger cruisers. Your personal guide brings Rome to life peppering the places you visit with exciting stories and mythological tales that keep your children interested but not making it so simplistic that the adults would go over travel books to get more information.

A Nancy Aiello English speaking licensed chauffeur accompanies you throughout the day from the time you disembark the cruise ship, meet your private local guide in Rome and return to the port in time to board your cruise ship. After disembarking your cruise ship meet your personal chauffeur at Civitavecchia Rome port holding a sign with your name in. Your Rome family tour begins with an approx. 90 minute drive (traffic pending) in the comfort of a private fully licensed insured a/c deluxe vehicle to reach the historic center of Rome. 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 highest and the oldest Pyramid in Europe, the Baths of Emperor Caracalla, one of the seven wonders of the Eternal City and the Circus Maximus the largest stadium ever built for shows and chariot races.

Step back in time as you enter skipping the lines the Coliseum to relive the glory days of the Romans when Gladiators were athletic superstars. Your expert guide brings the Roman Coliseum back to life with exciting stories about the bloody games and the secret history of famous gladiators such as Spartacus and Commodus. See the Roman Empire coming back to life entering the bustling Forum the ancient downtown Rome littered with mysterious temples. Your guide brings past to life and kids learn about Rome history and myths of the Roman Empire over the centuries. Continue your educational journey through the centuries by visiting the Capitoline Hill religious center of ancient Rome today surrounded by the square designed by Michelangelo. Experience the Capitoline terrace for the most exclusive panoramic view of Rome and an ice cream break. Moving on there is so much that captivates kids while touring Rome most impressive piazzas and fountains. Discover the famous Trevi Fountain dedicated to Poseidon celebrates all mythological figures related to the water and the ocean. Children love throwing a coin into the fountain to ensure a return to Rome. Enter the Pantheon best preserved temple of ancient Rome dedicated to the Roman Gods and their planets, one of Rome best places for kids to stare and learn. Explore Piazza Navona home to Bernini Four Rivers fountain that symbolizes the four continents by their main rivers. This lively square lined with sidewalk gelato parlors always teeming with street performers and sketch artists is a hit with children of all ages. On the way back to the port stop at the off the beaten path Janiculum Hill to enjoy amazing panoramic views of Rome. A great photo stop that most travelers do not have the opportunity to discover. Next enjoy a relaxed ride back to Civitavecchia Rome port of call in time to board your cruise ship. Contact us for your exclusive Rome family tour experience.

* Full Day Private Guided Chauffeured Shore Trip
* Licensed Professional Chauffeur who assists you through the day
* Licensed Professional Guide in Rome
* Full Day Private Deluxe Vehicle
* Civitavecchia Port Pick Up & Drop Off
* Scenic Drive
* Rome Historical Sites & Hidden Gems
* Colosseum Skip the Line Access
* Arch of Constantine
* Roman Forums
* Capitoline Hill
* Pantheon Inside
* Spanish Steps
* Trevi Fountain
* Piazza Navona
* Janiculum Hill
* Best Photo Opps
* Shore Excursion Length: 9hrs

Optional Upgrades to Enhance Your Private Guided Rome Family Tour

There are no add-ons for this tour.

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

Since skip the line Coliseum tickets sell out fast tour must be reserved well in advance.

When entering churches always ensure that you dress appropriately, no shorts or sleeveless dresses. By not being properly attired you run into the risk of being denied entry.

Due to the extreme popularity of this kid friendly Rome shore excursion families are encouraged to book as early as possible to avoid any last minute disappointment.

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 Nancy Aiello Tours only operate private tours by private cars and/or minivans which can get closer to the main points of interest than larger buses. According to Italian traffic regulations licensed minivans up to 8 passengers are considered equivalent to taxis therefore, can access all the restricted areas of each city center, can go and stop in front of churches, museums, sites etc. and so the walking distance to be covered is minimum which allows us to maximize your precious holiday time reducing to zero the walking time otherwise required to go from the bus pick up/drop off point to the city centers and vice versa during the visit. This is a HUGE advantage especially when you visit Rome where by using a bus passengers would be forced to walk long distances to just reach the city center from the drop off point and back for the pick up. This means a lot of saved time therefore more sightseeing at relaxed pace within the same number of tour hours.

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

Can I join a group tour?

Unfortunately this is not a service we offer. Nancy Aiello Tours specializes in individual and family private tours. Our private tours are exclusive to one booking party and we do not combine separate reservations to form small groups. Our private tours mean that you do not share your tour with anyone else. Your private tour is tailored to your individual needs and interests so everyone can ask questions and get the most from a new experience.

Do we skip the line to enter the Coliseum?

Yes. This tour guarantees your reservation to enter the Coliseum. We do arrange for you to get a privileged entrance and means that you skip the line. The admission fee for the Coliseum must be paid on the day of your visit.
Please Note: Since skip the line Coliseum tickets sell out fast tour must be reserved well in advance.

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!

How long will the private transfer from Civitavecchia pier to Rome take?

The transfer time from Civitavecchia pier 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 private vehicles non-smoking? Air conditioned?

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

Do we stop for lunch during our private guided Rome family 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. You may take a break at any time during the tour upon request. Otherwise, breaks will be at our discretion.

Do you offer suggestions for kid-friendly restaurants in Rome?

Yes. Your private local guide and chauffeur provide personalized attention and on tour are glad to suggest a suitable spot for quick snack and/or lunch. You will have several options to fit your budget, tastes and whether or not you want to sit or eat on the go.

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 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, you will be charged 100% for any admission tickets pre-purchased on your behalf.