Eternal Rome & visit to the Vatican Museums Shared Excursion

Depart from the Port of Civitavecchia for your shared  shore excursion to the Eternal City of Rome.  It will be a breathtaking drive along the coastal countryside to get to the heart of Rome.  This one-day trip will allow you to see and admire the highlights of the city of Rome.  You will be assisted during the entire day until your return back to the cruise ship.  The tour guarantees easy access to the Vatican museum  by avoiding long queues to enter. When arriving in Rome you will enjoy the following sites:  The Basilica of St. Paul’s Outside the Walls (this is one of the 4 major basilicas where the tomb of St. Paul is located). The drive continues on toThe Pyramid – built to house the tomb of Caio Cestio, then on to Circus Maximus (it was here where chariot races took place during the Roman Empire, immortalized in the movie “Ben Hur”).  Finally, we arrive at the Colosseum (the greatest monument of the roman empire) to visit the best of the archaeological area avoiding to get lost inside the ruins with  thousands of visitors here we walk the cobbled stones where once the emperors and the romans populated the arena.  The walk continuesand includes also an overview on to the  Palatine Hill (once the Residence of Roman Emperors) then we drive up to Piazza Venezia (Venice Square) passing along the Imperial Forum Avenue and here we stop to admire the panoramic view of the Valley of the Roman Forums and the 7 hills from the Capitoline Hill.  From here we take a break for a light “roman food experience” before proceeding to the Vatican State and the visit to the Vatican Museums. Signing up for this tour one avoids the long queue to enter the Museums.  You will have an expert licensed multi-lingual guide with you.  The tour consists of visits to the Galleria dei Candelabri, Tapestries Gallery, Gallery of the Maps and other rooms before heading for the Sistine Chapel, the seat of the conclaves for papal elections.  The most important part of this entire tour is the emotions one experiences while admiring the magnificent frescoes of the ceiling done by Michelangelo and the other works done by the most important artists of the Italian renaissance period. Vatican tour will be made with an expert officially licensed guide will last approximately 2,5 hrs. At the end of the tour we drive back to the Port of Civitavecchia.

  • Duration of this tour is approx. 9 hrs
  • The tour is available every day except Sundays , Catholic holidays  and 1st January for groups for more than 6 passengers
  • Tour starts from Civitavecchia at 7.30 am
  • Standard tour will be in a VAN or Mini-Bus with an English speaking escort and a guided Vatican Museums visit
  • Our English speaking escorts will give brief explanations on the bus and outside the monuments
  • Lunch includes: variety of hors-d’oeuvres , pasta dish, dessert, water, and local wine.
  • These shore excursions in Rome are shared with other cruise ship passengers (a maximum of 15 passengers for city sight-seeing and a maximum of 30 pax for the Vatican Museums).  The tours will have guaranteed full services and attention.
  • Duration of the tours is approximate. Passengers are to respect time schedules at every stop to avoid missing the group.  All passengers will end the tours at the Port of Civitavecchia.  Colosseum Travel Limousine Service will not be responsible for those who detach themselves from the group
  • To guarantee the punctuality of our service, we request our cruise passengers to be on time.
  • Always dress respectfully when visiting religious monuments; local custom requires covering knees and shoulders.
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
  • Walking is very limited unlike bus tours where you must walk most of the day following your guide's flag.
  • Transportation is with a licensed insured professional driver and vehicles who are qualified to perform public transportation services all over Europe


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How to book your shared shore excursion from Civitavecchia

  • Reserve this shuttle shore excursion with our online reservation form. Upon receipt of your request you will receive a booking confirmation by email
  • Instant booking with credit card on secure channels. Credit card information are sent directly via Secure Server, ensuring these details are protected. Your credit card details are required only to guaragee the reservation and no charges will be made
  • Your reservation is not  confirmed until you receive our e-mail confirmation


  • All rates are quoted in EURO per person
  • Shuttle shore excursion payment must be made three weeks in advance with pay pal on our web site
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Cancellation policy

Cancellation of your shared shore excursion is free of charge up to two weeks prior the date of the service. Full rate 100%  will charged in case of NO SHOW or late cancellation.

Reservation terms

  • The tour sequence may be changed to avoid traffic or demonstration congestions, that are frequent in Rome, but will always cover the mentioned sites
  • Our company does not accept responsibility for any accident regarding theft or damages during the course of our tours
  • Vatican Museum entrance tickets included 
  • Lunch included
  • Rates are all inclusive taxes, tolls, fuel and parking fees
  • Our company does not accept  complaints can be advanced for those who may be left behind for not respecting time limits. We reserve the right to leave our guests in case of failure to meet lead times. In this case, no refund will be granted
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