When your cruise ship docks at the Civitavecchia port, your private driver will be waiting bearing a sign with your name on it. Usual departure time is 8:30 a.m., but time is flexible since this is a private tour.
Take off for the Rome city center, where you will meet your private guide, an expert with a degree in either archaeology or art history. The day's first stop is the Vatican, where you will enjoy skip-the-line admission. Peruse the collection of paintings and Roman antiquities throughout the galleries, and finish up in Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel.
Next up is the Colosseum, where you will enjoy a guided tour, as well as the Roman Forum with a panoramic view from Imperial forum street and Capitol Hill. Visit the Pantheon, one of Rome's best-preserved buildings, followed up with a complimentary gelato.
If time allows, stop by the Piazza Navona, the Trevi Fountain, and other landmarks. Head back to the port to catch your departing ship.