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Essential Collection

Rome Sightseeing and Vatican Visit

Access from: ​Rome (Civitavecchia)


Key info

  • Tour ID: 35473
  • Duration: ​8 hours 30 minutes
  • Pick up point: Civitavecchia Port - Independent Coach Park
  • Activity level: Active
  • Optional extras available

Top highlights

  • ​St Peter's Square
  • Vatican Guided Visit
  • Colosseum
  • Sistine Chapel
  • Piazza Navona

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Key info

  • Tour ID: 35473
  • Duration: ​8 hours 30 minutes
  • Pick up point: Civitavecchia Port - Independent Coach Park
  • Activity level: Active
  • Optional extras available

Top highlights

  • ​St Peter's Square
  • Vatican Guided Visit
  • Colosseum
  • Sistine Chapel
  • Piazza Navona

Itinerary

- Tour will depart from the port of Civitavecchia
- Arrive at the Colosseum for a 10 minute photo opportunity
- Walking tour of The Trevi Fountain, The Pantheon and Piazza Navona.
- Unfortunately there is limited time to take lunch due to the time constraints of the tour.
- Our tour continues to St Peter's Square for a tour of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel
- Tour will leave St Peter's Square for the journey back to the port of Civitavecchia.

When does my tour start?

This tour start time will set as per your ship arrival time

When do I return to port after my tour/excursion?

The tour is 8.5 hours in length so you will be returned in plenty of time for your cruise ship departure.
All tour times are based on Shore time (i.e. local time, - not ship time)

You will be met at the Port of Civitavecchia by a Cruising Excursions Representative (your English speaking professional guide), (depending on what time your ship ports on your itinerary, the tour start time can be arranged accordingly).

Our drive from the cruise port to Central Rome takes about 1 hour 30 minutes, during this time your dedicated English Speaking Guide will be giving you running commentary and as much information as you require. Your guide will stay with you throughout the day accept when enjoying your free time.

Top highlights during your day include: Colosseum (panoramic) Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona and St Peters Square

Our first stop will be the Colosseum, considered one of the greatest architectures situated in the centre of Rome, unfortunately there will not be enough time to enter the Colosseum on this tour. you will get a panoramic view and there is plenty of time for photo opportunities.

The tour will then move onto the Spanish Steps, Pantheon and Piazza Navona, because this is a small private vehicle, we will be able to get really close to all of these special Italian landmarks without too much walking.

We will then continue over to The Trevi Fountain and The Pantheon area:

The TREVI FOUNTAIN - the most famous and most beautiful fountain in all of Rome.

The PANTHEON - the best preserved example of an ancient roman monumental building where you will also have a photo opportunity.

1.30pm - The Vatican (St Peters)

This tour includes the entrance into the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, you will get approximately 1.5 - 2 hours inside (depending on the order of the day)

As your day draws to a close around 3.30pm, you will then begin on your journey back to the Cruise Ship in plenty of time for your sailing.

NB The walking part of the tour will take approximately 1.5 hours, clients must be able to walk for approximately 1.5 kms.

The order of the itinerary is subject to change.

Included in this tour is an English Speaking Professional Guide

If you have walking difficulties or you are travelling with a wheelchair this tour is not recommended for you.  The walking tour is moderate to fast paced due to the amount of sight seeing included within the tour.

Note: Starting from the 1st April 2018 there will be €2.00 per person charge for the entrance fees to the Pantheon.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Is this tour suitable for somebody in a wheelchair?  No, we would recommend a private tour if you have walking difficulties or if you are taking a wheelchair.

Will we have time for lunch? This tour is packed full of sites to see so there is limited time to take lunch, although you will get around 15 minutes at Trevi Fountain and also free time in the afternoon at St Peter's Square.

What if we are late getting off the cruise ship to meet the tour? The tour will be scheduled to leave at the time stated on your shore excursion voucher, it is very important all clients keep to this time in order for the tour to keep to the time constraints of the day and all sites are visited.

What currency do we need and what is included within the tour price? The currency in Italy is Euro's.  Included wtihin this tour will be air conditioned transportation and an English Speaking Guide.  Tips are not included and can be paid on the day (not compulsory)

When I disembark my cruise ship how do I find the shuttle to get to the meeting point?  The shuttle bus which is provided by the cruise line will be right outside where the ship when docked, as you disembark your ship you can get onto the shuttle bus which will take you to the meeting point.  The shuttle buses depart when full and are scheduled around every 20 minutes.  The journey to the meeting point is around 10 minutes.

How soon do I need to reserve this tour?  We would recommend you reserve the tour as soon as possible in order to secure your places, Rome is always a very popular place to visit especially with Cruise customers.  When we have a full bus we will stop sale the tour and subject to availability another tour bus may not be added.

We have a group can you arrange a private tour?  Yes, of course, we can arrange a private tour just for your group and you may tailor make your itinerary or we could recommend the best itinerary for your group.

  • Full details

    Key info

    • Tour ID: 35473
    • Duration: ​8 hours 30 minutes
    • Pick up point: Civitavecchia Port - Independent Coach Park
    • Activity level: Active

    Top highlights

    • ​St Peter's Square
    • Vatican Guided Visit
    • Colosseum
    • Sistine Chapel
    • Piazza Navona

    Itinerary

    - Tour will depart from the port of Civitavecchia
    - Arrive at the Colosseum for a 10 minute photo opportunity
    - Walking tour of The Trevi Fountain, The Pantheon and Piazza Navona.
    - Unfortunately there is limited time to take lunch due to the time constraints of the tour.
    - Our tour continues to St Peter's Square for a tour of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel
    - Tour will leave St Peter's Square for the journey back to the port of Civitavecchia.

    When does my tour start?

    This tour start time will set as per your ship arrival time

    When do I return to port after my tour/excursion?

    The tour is 8.5 hours in length so you will be returned in plenty of time for your cruise ship departure.
    All tour times are based on Shore time (i.e. local time, - not ship time)

    You will be met at the Port of Civitavecchia by a Cruising Excursions Representative (your English speaking professional guide), (depending on what time your ship ports on your itinerary, the tour start time can be arranged accordingly).

    Our drive from the cruise port to Central Rome takes about 1 hour 30 minutes, during this time your dedicated English Speaking Guide will be giving you running commentary and as much information as you require. Your guide will stay with you throughout the day accept when enjoying your free time.

    Top highlights during your day include: Colosseum (panoramic) Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona and St Peters Square

    Our first stop will be the Colosseum, considered one of the greatest architectures situated in the centre of Rome, unfortunately there will not be enough time to enter the Colosseum on this tour. you will get a panoramic view and there is plenty of time for photo opportunities.

    The tour will then move onto the Spanish Steps, Pantheon and Piazza Navona, because this is a small private vehicle, we will be able to get really close to all of these special Italian landmarks without too much walking.

    We will then continue over to The Trevi Fountain and The Pantheon area:

    The TREVI FOUNTAIN - the most famous and most beautiful fountain in all of Rome.

    The PANTHEON - the best preserved example of an ancient roman monumental building where you will also have a photo opportunity.

    1.30pm - The Vatican (St Peters)

    This tour includes the entrance into the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, you will get approximately 1.5 - 2 hours inside (depending on the order of the day)

    As your day draws to a close around 3.30pm, you will then begin on your journey back to the Cruise Ship in plenty of time for your sailing.

    NB The walking part of the tour will take approximately 1.5 hours, clients must be able to walk for approximately 1.5 kms.

    The order of the itinerary is subject to change.

    Included in this tour is an English Speaking Professional Guide

    If you have walking difficulties or you are travelling with a wheelchair this tour is not recommended for you.  The walking tour is moderate to fast paced due to the amount of sight seeing included within the tour.

    Note: Starting from the 1st April 2018 there will be €2.00 per person charge for the entrance fees to the Pantheon.

    Frequently Asked Questions:

    Is this tour suitable for somebody in a wheelchair?  No, we would recommend a private tour if you have walking difficulties or if you are taking a wheelchair.

    Will we have time for lunch? This tour is packed full of sites to see so there is limited time to take lunch, although you will get around 15 minutes at Trevi Fountain and also free time in the afternoon at St Peter's Square.

    What if we are late getting off the cruise ship to meet the tour? The tour will be scheduled to leave at the time stated on your shore excursion voucher, it is very important all clients keep to this time in order for the tour to keep to the time constraints of the day and all sites are visited.

    What currency do we need and what is included within the tour price? The currency in Italy is Euro's.  Included wtihin this tour will be air conditioned transportation and an English Speaking Guide.  Tips are not included and can be paid on the day (not compulsory)

    When I disembark my cruise ship how do I find the shuttle to get to the meeting point?  The shuttle bus which is provided by the cruise line will be right outside where the ship when docked, as you disembark your ship you can get onto the shuttle bus which will take you to the meeting point.  The shuttle buses depart when full and are scheduled around every 20 minutes.  The journey to the meeting point is around 10 minutes.

    How soon do I need to reserve this tour?  We would recommend you reserve the tour as soon as possible in order to secure your places, Rome is always a very popular place to visit especially with Cruise customers.  When we have a full bus we will stop sale the tour and subject to availability another tour bus may not be added.

    We have a group can you arrange a private tour?  Yes, of course, we can arrange a private tour just for your group and you may tailor make your itinerary or we could recommend the best itinerary for your group.

  • Essential information

    Included in this tour

    • Travel on an air-conditioned transportation
    • English-speaking tour guide
    • Skip the Line entrance tickets to the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel
    • Map of Rome
    We recommend that you bring sun cream, a sun hat and bottled water with you, as at times it can get extremely hot. Please wear comfortable footwear for this excursion as it involves some walking on uneven ground, inclines and steps.
    The currency in Italy is the Euro.
    ACTIVITY LEVEL: 4
    Activity Level Scale:
    1 - Easy going
    2 - Light Walking
    3 - Walking up to 2km which may involve steps and Inclines
    4 - Quite Strenuous with walking, steps and Inclines
    5 - Hard Physical Activity
    Please note: There is a dress code when entering the Vatican, please ensure shoulders are covered and trousers below the knees (conservative dress). You are not allowed to take photographs or video's in the Sistine Chapel. You are allowed to take photographs in the Museums although this must be without flash. Inside the Vatican museums in can get very hot and crowded please be prepared for this.
    Note: Starting from the 1st April 2018 there will be €2.00 per person charge for the entrance fees to the Pantheon.
    We would not recommend this tour if you have walking difficulties or are taking a wheelchair, there is a lot of walking involved.

    Joining instructions

    The meeting point for this tour is outside of the port. The shuttle buses from the cruise ship regularly take customers to and from this meeting point. The shuttle buses from your cruise ship arrive every 20 minutes and the journey takes approximately 10-12 minutes.
    You will be met by a Cruising Excursions representative who will escort you to your air-conditioned tour bus, ready to commence your tour.
    During the journey to Rome, important information will be given by your guide such as meeting points and times for your day in Rome.
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