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Private Tour: Vatican, Colosseum & St. Peter's - Skip the line!

  • When does it run?
    Daily
  • Start time
    7:30am
  • Duration
    10 hours
Inclusions
  • Cruise ship pick up & drop off at the port
  • English speaking driver/guide & air-conditioned Mercedes (or similar make) vehicle for ten-hours
  • Licensed expert Rome Tour guide for six-hours
  • Guide available in English, German, French languages
  • Skip the line tickets to Vatican and Colosseum
  • See Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, Colosseum, Ancient Roman Forum, Palatine Hill, & St Peters Basilica
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Key Highlights

  • Both printed and smartphone vouchers accepted!
  • Discover the intriguing history and culture of Rome with this comprehensive tour
  • Enjoy the exclusivity of a private tour - curated for cruise passengers only
  • Relish the comfort of having your personal AC car, chauffeur and guide
  • Explore the icons of Rome - Vatican, St. Peter's Square, Colosseum and Roman Forum - at your own pace
  • Marvel at the breathtaking Sistine's Chapel, the astonishing life of popes, the intricate Renaissance history and much more

Overview

See the important landmarks of Rome on this private shore excursion, curated especially for all the cruise travellers out there! Explore the ruins of the Ancient Forum and marvel at the majesty of the imposing Colosseum, admire the impressive frescoed ceiling of the Sistine Chapel at the St. Peter's Basilica and Square, visit the Vatican Museums - this tour brings you the icons of Rome in a nutshell.

You will be picked up from the dockside of your cruise ship at 07:30am. Accompanied by an English-speaking guide and travelling in an air-conditioned vehicle you will make your way to the centre of Rome. Your first stop will be the Ancient Forum where you can walk around the remains of the imposing ancient buildings and get an insight into the life of Roman society, their beliefs, and their social and political life. Continuing on you will visit the mighty Colosseum. The imposing arena brings to life the days of Ancient Rome. Learn about the inner workings of the Colosseum and the special effects and showmanship of the ferocious games played there.

Continue to the Vatican City where you will visit the Sistine Chapel, the official residence of the Pope in the Vatican City, famous for its architecture and frescos by the greatest Renaissance artists, including the legendary ceiling by Michelangelo. While in the Vatican, visit St. Peter's Basilica and Square. This immense area houses many precious works including the breathtaking Pieta' by Michelangelo, and Bernini's papal canopy. The tomb of Saint Peter is the focal point of the basilica.

On the way back to the cruise ship, you can drive up to one of the seven hills of Rome for wonderful views of the city. You will be returned to your cruise ship at around 5:30pm.

About The Supplier: Avventure Bellissime (Beautiful Adventures) is an Anglo-Italian fully-licensed and bonded tour operator that has been operating tours for incoming individuals and groups to Italy since 1999.

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Duration

    10 hours

  • Start time

    7:30am

  • Meeting Point

    We will pick you up from the dockside of your cruise ship

    Please provide as much details as possible about your cruise liner (e.g. name of ship, company) at the time of booking.

  • Ending Point

    We will drop you to your cruise ship

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Cruise ship pick up & drop off at the port
  • English speaking driver/guide & air-conditioned Mercedes (or similar make) vehicle for ten-hours
  • Licensed expert Rome Tour guide for six-hours
  • Guide available in English, German, French languages
  • Skip the line tickets to Vatican and Colosseum
  • See Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, Colosseum, Ancient Roman Forum, Palatine Hill, & St Peters Basilica
  • Lunch

Please note

Voucher Information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other devices. (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)

Please call the local activity operator anytime between 9am – 5pm, Monday to Saturday, atleast a day prior to the start of the tour to confirm the departure details.

We need name of cruise ship, all name of participants and possibly a mobile number infomation.

Your tour guide will be holding sign with your name written on it.

This tour includes reserved entrance to the Vatican, reserved entrance is limited and only available between 8am and 9:45am therefore this tour is only available if you are able to leave your port by 8am at the latest.

Air-conditioning, guide commentary and wheelchair accessible upon request.

As entrance to the Vatican is limited you are advised to book well in advance.

Large bags/backpacks/suitcases are not permitted in the Colosseum and Roman Forum. Only very small bags are allowed. Please do not bring these items with you on the day of your tour as there are no cloakrooms at the Colosseum.

Children must be accompanied by an adult. Infant seats are available on special request if advised at the time of booking.

Additional info

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
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