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Rome in a Day for Cruise Ship Passengers

Rome in a Day for Cruise Ship Passengers

From US$ 128.95 per person

See all of the main sights in Rome including the Colosseum and Vatican Museums through an inexpensive shore excursion package from Civitavecchia Port. Enjoy a guided walking tour through the ancient city then marvel at incredible works of art.

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Duration 5 hours
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  • Make your own easy way to Rome and back to your ship in good time before departure by train
  • Take a guided walking tour of ancient Rome including the Colosseum, Gladiator's Gate, arena floor, and archaeological areas nearby
  • See the entire Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel at your leisure
Full description
Disembark from your ship and make your way to Rome by train. Find the railway station in the port with details provided in your booking confirmation. Your guided tour departs at 10:45 AM and you will arrive in Rome from the port by train in very good time beforehand. When you arrive in Rome, you'll most likely have time to see the Trevi Fountain and Pantheon before arriving at Trajan's Column in the heart of ancient Rome for an unforgettable 90-minute walking tour of ancient Rome. Unravel mysteries and mythology inside the Roman Forum before you approach the mighty Colosseum. Enter the arena through the awe-inspiring Gladiator's Gate. Head straight to the original arena floor where gladiators killed or were killed. This is a humbling and inspiring place to rest and and reflect, followed by a fully immersive tour of the Colosseum. Once outside the arena, bid your guide farewell and make your own way across town by taxi or metro (25 minutes journey time between Colosseo and Ottaviano with 1 line change) to the meeting point at the Vatican at 2:45 PM. Pick up your tickets and entrance to the Vatican Museums. Enter inside with fast track entry, then explore the museums and Sistine Chapel at your own pace. Return to Civitavecchia by train in good time ahead of your ship's departure. Clear and easy directions to the railway station in central Rome and train departure times back to the port railway station will be provided. This Rome shore excursion is ideal for couples, families, and groups of friends of all ages who wish to see Rome and the Vatican City as part of their Mediterranean cruise.
  • Fully guided tour of ancient Rome and the Colosseum with a local expert archaeologist guide
  • Faster than skip-the-line entrance to the Colosseum
  • Fast track Vatican Museums access
  • Sistine Chapel visit
  • Directions to get to the railway station after the Vatican so you will be back on your ship in good time before departure
  • Cost of return train tickets from the port of Civitavecchia to Roma Termini station (inexpensive and purchasable at Civitavecchia railway station (near to port arrivals)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

At 10:30 AM, meet your guide beneath Trajan's Column which stands on the left of Piazza Venezia as you face the big white building, Trajan's Column, Via dei Fori Imperiali, 00187 Rome. If you use the metro to reach Colosseo station, turn right at the main street exit and keep walking for 10 minutes. Trajan's Column will be on your right as you approach Piazza Venezia. The Ancient Rome tour departs at 10:45 AM sharp. At 2:45 PM, meet at the local partner's office at Via Sebastiano Veniero 19. The nearest metro station is called Ottaviano / San Pietro / Musei Vaticani on Line A which on any Rome metro map is colored orange. The Vatican tour departs at 3:00 PM sharp.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • For security reasons, backpacks, rucksacks, large handbags, luggage, and other similar items are forbidden inside the Colosseum / Roman Forum
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums; no shorts or sleeveless tops allowed and knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible
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