Your English speaking driver will be waiting for you at the requested time, right in front of your ship gangway, holding a sign with your name on it. Leaving the cruiser terminal in Civitavecchia, after approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes you will arrive directly in front of the Vatican City.
If you like you can explore the richest storehouse of art in the entire world at the Vatican Museums. (Please note: to maximize your time we highly recommend purchasing the skip the line tickets in advance to avoid waiting in lines. If interested, ask us at the time of the booking). Keep also in mind that the Vatican Museums are closed on Sunday (except the last Sunday of the month). In this case the itinerary will be changed to meet your needs. Walk through the Tapestry and Geographical Map Galleries, the Candelabra Gallery and the magnificent Raphael Rooms that lead to the fifteenth century Sistine Chapel which holds an invaluable collection of masterpieces like the Michelangelo's ceiling painting of the "Creation of the World".
Then enter the vast expanse of St. Peter's square through the Bernini's colonnades into Christendom's largest church resting on 800 pillars and littered 44 alters. See the gilded Papal Canopy suspended over the altar where the Pope celebrates mass, the splendid gilt and the bronze throne in the apse and one of the best known pieces of sculpture in the world - the Pietà, Michelangelo's masterpiece in marble.
After the you will continue by exploring the Rome of the Emperors, you will stop at the Roman Forum, the Colosseum and the Mouth of Truth. Then take a panoramic drive past the Circus Maximus, the Palatine Hill and the Baths of Caracalla. Stop for a visit at the Pantheon, the best conserved monument of Ancient Rome as well as the nearby Santa Maria Sopra Minerva housing Michelangelo's "Risen Christ".
Obviously if needed your driver will suggest the best place to stop for lunch or a simple snack (in case you want to save your time to visit more sites).Continue with a stroll through Baroque and Renaissance Rome: from Piazza Navona through the narrow streets of Antiques Row to Campo dei Fiori and Piazza Farnese. See Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps, Capitol Hill and Piazza del Popolo. Stroll through the narrow streets admiring statues, fountains and discovering curiosities. Don't forget that the city center of Rome is full of nice shops where you'll have the chance to buy souvenirs of the Eternal City.
At the end you will drive back to the Civitavecchia pier on perfect time to board your ship.
Please note: The proposed itineraries are only examples of possible tours. For different pick up / drop off locations or customized itineraries we invite our clients to contact one of our tour coordinators to help them design their own tour. Included
Never miss the ship + no worry refund/cancellation policy (read more)
Pick up/drop off directly at your ship gangway
A fun and informative private English speaking driver to lead you through the day.
Private transportation by air-conditioned and fully equipped Mercedes Benz vehicle
Free wi-fi and fresh bottled water on board
All taxes, parking, tolls and gasoline
No hidden costs
Entrance fees (unless specified on your confirmation voucher)
Gratuities (entirely at the client's discretion)
Prices per party (NOT PER PERSON)
Party of 1-2 people EURO 490 Party of 3-4 people EURO 550 Party of 5-6 people EURO 600 Party of 7-8 people EURO 650 Party of 9+ people ASK US
Availability and scheduleDepartures: Daily (all year round) Pick up/drop off location: Your ship gangway (your driver will be waiting for you on the pier, holding a sign with your name on it). Departure time (customizable to suit your needs and your ship schedule): 8.00am Tour duration: 9 hours (approx.)
Things to note:
The above itinerary is just an example and includes the highlights; please feel free to customize it to suit your travel needs, directly with your driver on the day. Being a private tour you will have the complete control of the day with the freedom to choose exactly what to do and see.
Cash payment on the day: the payment will be made cash (Euro currency) at the end of the day, directly to your driver. During the booking procedure you will provide your credit card details just to guarantee your booking (no charge will be made). If you need to get some cash from an ATM, please let your driver knows before the end of the service.
Payment by credit card at time of booking: credit card payment must be made at the time of booking because drivers cannot accept credit card payments on the day. Please advise us at the time of reservation.
Please note: for shore excursions we highly recommend the cash payment option, because in case your ship will not dock in port due to weather conditions, itinerary change, etc. you don't need to pay the bank fees necessary to refund you the total pre-paid amount.
No charge or penalty for tours cancelled at least 7 days in advance
6 to 3 days prior - 50% of cost of service
48 hours or less or NO SHOW - full forfeiture
No charge or penalty if your ship will not dock in port due to unforeseen circumstances (weather conditions, itinerary change, etc.)
NEVER MISS THE SHIP - GUARANTEED TIMELY RETURN TO YOUR SHIP
We have been offering shore excursions for a very long time and we never had a customer that missed the ship. In the extremely unlikely event that you miss your ship due to the late arrival of one of our tours, we will arrange and pay for your accommodations, meals, and transportation to the next port of call.
PS. We know very well that on the ship they try to terrorize you, saying that if you reserve your day with a private tour company and you are late, they will not wait for your return and you will miss the ship. As you can imagine, in cases of bad traffic, accidents, etc. the big buses they use have to wait in line just like all the other vehicles, and if you are on one of our small vehicles it will be much easier to find alternative routes to bypass the traffic problems.
WORRY FREE CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY
No charge or penalty if you cancel your tour up to 7 days prior the date!
No charge or penalty if your ship will not dock in port due to unforeseen circumstances (weather conditions, itinerary change, etc.) and if your tour has been paid in advance, we will refund you.