See the highlights of Rome and the Vatican city
Travel in a luxury chauffeured vehicle.
Feel like a celebrity with your personal driver and
Are you on a cruise ship docking at Civitavecchia cruise port? If you have time to spare, we will be delighted to host you and take you on a Rome shore excursion day trip where you get to see the highlights of Rome. It is just an hour’s drive to the heart of Rome. Oh, we promise to drop you off before boarding time!
After a pleasant stretch along the coast, accompanied by your driver, reach the centre of Rome and meet-up with your private city-guide. From Capitoline Hill enjoy a spectacular panoramic view of the ancient Temples, Triumphal-Archers, Senate-House, Basilicas and Sacred Way surrounding the old Roman Forum, a hub of political, religious and commercial life during republican and imperial days and forming the most historical archaeological complex in the western world. Visit the nearby elegant renaissance square modelled by Michelangelo for Pope Paul III and adorned by the bronze equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius, father of the infamous gladiator-emperor Commodus. Take in the Circus Maximus of Ben Hur fame with its impressive views of the sprawling ruins of the Imperial Palaces on Palatine Hill. Then proceed to the Colosseum (external visit) and hear about the bloody gladiator combats, wild animal games and other astonishing events held there to satiate the excited 70.000 spectators. Circle around Piazza Venezia, dominated by the massive looming “Wedding Cake” marble honorary monument erected in 1885 to commemorate King Victor Emmanuel II and drive to the Quirinal Palace, the official residence of the Italian President originally built by popes in the 1580s as their splendid summer residence for many centuries. Descend to the cascading waters of the Trevi Fountain, fed by an ancient intact roman aqueduct of 19BC and toss a coin into its gushing sprays propitiating a sure return-visit to the Eternal City. Stroll by the Spanish Steps the favourite spot of European nobles during the Grand Tour era. Pass Palazzo Chigi, home to Italy’s prime minister and the nearby Italian Parliament as you make your way to Piazza Navona, the most loved meeting place of Romans today, embellished by Bernini’s fountains. After an inside visit to the awe-inspiring Pantheon constructed by Emperor Hadrian in 120 BC, spanned by a solid concrete dome, enjoy a light lunch or snack in one of the numerous cafés or bars in the picturesque and operatic square facing the monument. Subsequently, cross the River Tiber to the Vatican district where you will have a quick lunch break.
After lunch, you will visit Vatican City, the smallest sovereign state in the world, with the immense papal art collections in the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel. After admiring the masterpieces of Raphael and Michelangelo and numerous artworks visit St. Peter’s Basilica with its great baroque colonnaded square and Swiss Guards. At the end of your extraordinary full-day discovery of Rome head back for port or be accompanied to your reserved hotel in Rome.
Colosseum (external visit)
Roman Forum and Platine Hill (external visit)
Saint Peter Basilica
Why Book Rome Day Trips
– See Rome and the surroundings at your own pace.
– Visit the best attractions in Rome
– Private local guide with deep knowledge of Rome.
– Your own private tour, just your party of guests.
– Tours can be catered for children.
– Tours can be catered for disabled visitors.
We will pick you up directly from your ship. You will travel in the comfort of a luxury chauffeured vehicle.
With a private tour, we can organize a tour specially catered to your needs. Our guides know exactly where they can take you comfortably so that you can enjoy the tour, while we handle the logistics.
Rome is full of attractions, with our tour you will be driven to the most iconic places. You don’t have to think about anything, we’ll take care of everything. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the city.
Yes, they are. However, our tours are available in many other languages. Please indicate your preference during booking.