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Shore trip tour of Rome and Vatican

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Stop At: Vatican Museums, Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City Italy

Your tour will start admiring the Vatican Museums and Upper Galleries, including the one of the Maps, Tapestries, and Candelabra. The galleries are connecting the north section of the Vatican Palace with the Sistine Chapel and the Basilica of St. Peter’s. The rooms preserved many Roman statues discovered during the excavations and many spectacular painted rooms.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Sistine Chapel, Citta del Vaticano 1, 00120 Vatican City Italy

Then, you will enter the Sistine Chapel, where you will admire Michelangelo's Frescoes painted in the 1500s for the Pope Julius II and Paul III; Michelangelo first painted the Ceiling where he represented the Creation of the World, from the Genesis book, and stories of Noah’s life. The Renaissance “Genius” when he was 61 years old he will come back to paint in five years only Last Judgement on the wall behind the altar.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: St. Peter's Basilica, Piazza di San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City Italy

After the Sistine Chapel, you will approach St. Peter's Basilica, which was built from the 1506 and it has replaced the Medieval Basilica built under Emperor Constantine. The Basilica was built in 120 years by many architects including Raphael and Michelangelo. The inside decoration of the Basilica is very Baroque thanks to the “Genius of the Baroque Gian Lorenzo Bernini who projected the “Altar of the Chair of St. Peter” and the Baldachin. Inside the Basilica there is a beautiful chapel where is preserved the Michelangelo’s Pieta. The artists represent this painful moment with the body of Jesus laying on the laps of his mother after the deposition from the Cross.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Colosseum, Piazza del Colosseo, 00184 Rome Italy

Your tour will proceed to The Colosseum, with the special access to the Arena Floor. You will access to the iconic monument of Rome through the Gladiator’s entrance and step right in the middle of the stage where the Gladiators did their combats.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Trevi Fountain, Piazza di Trevi, 00187 Rome Italy

After having left the Colosseum, your private driver will take you to Trevi Fountain. It is a must-see place if you come to Rome: the fountain of the lovers but also of all those who wish to come back one day in the Eternal City. The fountain water comes from an ancient Roman aqueduct of the "Aqua Virgo". Do not forget to toss a coin in the fountain to ensure your return to Rome!

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Colle Aventino, Rome Italy

During your driving tour around the city of Rome, you will see also the Circus Maximus and the Palace of the Knights of Malta famous for his keyhole from where you can admire the Dome of St. Peters just looking through it!

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Piazza Venezia, 00187 Rome Italy

Then, your driver will take you to Piazza Venezia. The square is famous for its spectacular monument dedicated to the Italian king Victor Emmanuel II and for the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. If you have some time left do not miss to go to the top of the Monument for a spectacular panoramic view of the city.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Pantheon, Piazza della Rotonda, 00186 Rome Italy

Finally, you will reach the Pantheon, which is one of the most incredible roman monuments still standing. Rebuilt under Emperor Hadrian in the II century, the temple was dedicated to 7 Gods. It became a church in the VII century but it is still preserving the original Roman marble and structure. The Pantheon has an open Dome that allows the rain to come into the church but thanks to the Roman drainage system it has never flooded.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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Departure Time
8:30 AM
  • Professional guide for 5.5 hours
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • English-speaking private driver with private vehicle for 9 hours
  • Skip-the-line tickets
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica
  • Entry/Admission - Colosseum
  • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
  • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica
  • Entry/Admission - Colosseum
  • Gratuities
  • Tickets to be paid on site (Pantheon)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • The driver is English speaking guide. The language chosen is for the guided tour.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • St Peter's Basilica is a Church and as such the Vatican can decide to close it for religious functions without any notice. We are not responsible for unexpected closure of the Basilica. When the Basilica of St. Peter is closed for religious functions, you will spend longer time in the Vatican galleries with your guide.
  • Please note that although we purchase skip the line tickets for the Colosseum there can be some waiting to pass the security check. Every visitor to the Colosseum must pass a metal detector security check.
  • Please be on time or you might loose the entrances reserved for you
  • At the cruise port, please do NOT take the shuttle bus
  • The order of the itinerary might change due to availability tickets
  • A copy of your ID or driver license is necessary for the entrance to the Colosseum
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Please note: the Vatican tour on wheelchair will take more time than the usual, so please contact us in order to create a customized itinerary for you
  • Please note: in some areas of the attractions the stroller must be carried by yourself in your arms, due to architectural restrictions
  • Please note: wheelchair to access in car/minivan must be a foldable wheelchair only
  • Please note: a limited number of infant seats available, please inform us how many you need
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible but may be adapted to an accessible itinerary if you contact us. Please note that, for disabled visitors with certified invalidity of more than 74%, the Vatican Museums offers free entry that is extended to a companion for visitors who are not self-sufficient. To benefit from this, make sure you mention it at the time of booking so that our staff may handle your request.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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