• Location: Rome, Italy
  • Duration: 10 hours (approx.)
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While you’re in port at Civitavecchia, take a private shore excursion into Rome for a full-day sightseeing tour of the city. With your own guide, you’ll see the Eternal City’s top attractions, such as the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps. Listen to personalized commentary about the sights, and enjoy skip-the-line entry to the Vatican Museums, St Peter’s Basilica and the Colosseum so you won’t waste any of your precious time in port waiting in queues.


  • Private shore excursion to Rome from Civitavecchia
  • Private guide leads you around Rome on this full day private tour
  • Guided tour of Rome's most important monuments
  • Skip the line entrance tickets to the Vatican Museums, St. Peter's Basilica and the Colosseum
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on time return to your ship

What You Can Expect

Civitavecchia Shore Excursion: Rome in One Day Private Tour

Civitavecchia Shore Excursion: Rome in One Day Private Tour

When your ship docks at the Civitavecchia cruise port, hop aboard your private air-conditioned vehicle for the drive into Rome, where your shore excursion starts in Vatican City. Meet your private guide, and enter the Vatican Museums with your skip-the-line ticket.

Inside, wander the vast complex of galleries and rooms that house the world’s largest collection of art. Your guide will introduce you to the highlights, including, of course, the Sistine Chapel, where you can gaze in wonder at Michelangelo’s famous ceiling fresco, The Creation of Adam. Then visit neighboring St Peter’s Basilica (where you’ll also skip the line) to see another famous Michelangelo piece, his La Pietà sculpture, before heading out to St Peter’s Square.

Next, you’ll be transferred into Rome’s historical center, where you have a break to buy lunch (own expense); your guide can offer recommendations about local restaurants. Then continue your exploration of the city, checking out iconic landmarks like the Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona and the Pantheon. You’ll end your tour at the Colosseum, where your skip-the-line ticket once again allows you to go directly inside without waiting in the main entrance queue. Walk along the ancient amphitheater’s main level, and learn about the gory gladiator battles and other events that make up its bloody history.

Your day tour ends with the drive back to Civitavecchia so you can catch your cruise ship. 

Note: Your private guide provides commentary about Rome and its iconic sights throughout the day. If you have any special interests, such as architecture, art, culture or history, please provide this information at the time of booking so your guide can best prepare for your private tour.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to the Civitavecchia port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.


Customer Reviews

Edith E W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Saw as much of Rome as you can in one day. Our driver was friendly our tour guide in Rome, Barbara, was outstanding. Highly recommend the skip the lines at Vatican and coliseum.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

This private tour was perfect for our family of 5. Tatiana was a wonderful tour guide. We had a great day. Lunch was tasty at a small restaurant that was very good, and not crowded, with a yummy gelato shop right next door! We walked along the cobblestone streets enjoying our dessert and hearing about the history of Rome. Every aspect of this tour was perfect. We even had headsets so that we could hear Tatiana talk while she was walking ahead of us, or while we were in loud spaces or in crowds. We saw everything you would want to see in Rome in a day! We walked a ton, and were exhausted, but it was worth it!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

This excursion was an absolutely incredible experience! From the moment we were picked up at our ship until we were dropped back off, everything was 1st class. Our tour guide Laura was so personable and knowledgeable, absolutely fantastic. She spent time with my wife and I to discuss what we were going to see and, what we could photograph. Her knowledge was amazing. She took us places and showed us things we would never had seen on our own or, most likely on any other tour. The best part of the tour was the personal interaction with her, incredibly, it was just myself, my wife and Laura, so it couldn't get any better. Thank you Laura for showing us an amazing day in Rome..... Hope to tour with you again in the future.... Thank you.....Bill and Wendy

Daniel S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

This was a great tour!! The driver met us at the dock and we were introduced to our guide, Michela Landolfi, at our first stop. She was great!! Personable, engaging and informative....even joined us for lunch to insure we had a great experience...introduced us to her favorite Gelato shop ....This tour was well worth the cost....


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

Our tour guide was wonderful! Very knowledgeable and thorough...wish we had more time!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

Excellent. Informative. Could not imagine much better in time allotted.

Vanessa R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

This tour was the best! I don't know how you would see all the important sites of Rome without a private tour/skip the lines option. The tour was just our family of 4 two boys ages 14 and 12. They were amazed by it all as well. Definitely pricey, but our guide and the sites we saw were spectacular!

Lisa R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

Not only was our guide, Anna Lisa knowledgeable and engaging, she went out of her way to customize the day to meet our expectations while showing us the best Rome has to offer. She was passionate about her city and it's history which made the day all the more interesting. Despite the fact that we were unable to see St Peter's, she made every effort to make it happen for us. Unfortunately, the Holy Father had other plans! I guess we will just have to come back!

Kyle C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

out of this world


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

Our guide Barbara was outstanding ! Really knowledgeable and nice. We told her the things we wanted to see and she did it. Teaching us along the way. We packed in a very long day and loved it! Couldn't have been better. Our driver Melissa was great, getting us thru all the traffic. We loved this trip worth every euro.

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