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Skip-The-Line Vatican Shore Excursion from Civitavecchia

Product ID: 29977
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Explore one of the most beautiful cathedrals in the world on a full-day shore excursion from Civitavecchia Cruise Terminal. Get skip-the-line access to the Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums, with free time to explore Rome.
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Duration: 8 hours
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  • Skip the long lines to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
  • See the most important sites of the Vatican City
  • Marvel at the frescoes of the Sistine Chapel
  • See the Papal treasures of the Vatican Museums
  • Explore Rome at your own pace
  • Save money and get a better quality tour than official cruise ship shore excursions
Full description
Go to one of the holiest sites in Christendom on a semi-private guided tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, and enjoy round-trip transfers between Civitavecchia Cruise Ship Terminal and Rome.

You will get skip-the-line access to the Vatican City sites, avoiding the long lines that form outside one of the world’s most popular attractions.

Considered among the most important places in the history of human civilization, start your tour at the museums to see the priceless collections of art that the popes have aquired over centuries. Each tour group is limited to 15 participants.

Admire Bernini’s colonnade in St. Peter’s Square, and go inside the Basilica, the most important place for Catholics in the world. Built by famous architects, including Michelangelo, its iconic dome is one of the glittering symbols of Rome.

You will then have free time to explore the Eternal City of Rome at leisure. Instructions on how to get around, and a map showing the main monuments will be provided. You can visit the imperial attractions of Ancient Rome, wander up the Spanish Steps, or chill out at the Baroque Trevi Fountain. The choice is yours. As one of the world’s great fashion capitals, Rome offers also superb shopping opportunities.
  • Welcome service
  • Transportation in a comfortable tour-bus
  • Entrance fees to the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel
  • Skip-the-line entry to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
  • 3-hour guided tour inside the Museums, if this option is selected
What’s Not Included
  • Guided service
  • Food and drink
  • Tips
  • Headsets (audio guide in the Museums and St Peter)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Your driver will meet you at the cruise terminal with a "Seadreams Excursions" sign. You will be dropped off close to San Peter Square where you can pick up your tickets for the Vatican Museums. In Rome, the driver will wait for you at the tourist bus stop at the Colosseum at 16:00. Your driver will be holding a "Seadreams Excursions" sign. latecomers will not be accommodated.

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What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Shorts
  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
Know before you go
This is a semi-private tour - maximum group size is 15 participants.

St. Peter's Basilica has a strict dress code: shorts, bare shoulders and mini skirts are not permitted.

Scissors, knives, or other sharp objects must not be brought into the church.

During Sunday and Public Holiday mass times, your guide will provide a commentary just outside the Basilica.

Tour is available every day except Sunday and days when the Vatican Museums are closed.

On Wednesday mornings, the Basilica is closed due to the Papal Audience.

If a booking is canceled within 5 to 3 days prior the activity date, passengers are subject to a cancellation fee of 50%. No refunds will be given for late cancellations or no shows.

Please note, this tour requires a minimum of 12 participants. If the tour's minimum is not reached 8 days prior to departure, the tour will be canceled with a full refund.

Please note that a refundable deposit such as a valid ID or cash sum is required for the use of the audio guides.

From £161.84 per person

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Product ID: 29977