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VATICAN TOURS & PRIVATE ROME TOURS FROM CIVITAVECCHIA: 10 Hours               
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PRIVATE VATICAN TOURS & PRIVATE ROME TOURS FROM CIVITAVECCHIA

SHORE EXCURSIONS TO ROME AND THE VATICAN

Experience the “best” of Rome in our upscale, fully customized Rome and Vatican private tours private tours, designed exclusively for you. Our private Rome tours from Civitavecchia port are designed to fully take advantage of the limited time at hand while in a shore excursion.

With private roundtrip transportation only to and from Rome. Private transportation for the   entire day is also available. Inquire.

Private Rome Tours from Civitavecchia Include:  Our shore excursions (private tours) from Civitavecchia to Rome & Vatican include private roundtrip transportation (Rome Civitavecchia); expert licensed tour guide for Vatican, Colosseum & forum; and entrance tickets for the Vatican, Colosseum and Forum; taxes; and parking, roundtrip transfers: Civitavecchia – Rome.

Days closed:  The Vatican museum is closed on Sundays, except the last Sunday of the month.  Expect large crowds then.  The basilica is also closed every Wednesday because of the scheduled “Audience with the Pope.”

Duration & Itinerary:  Shore Excursion to Rome starts with a pick up at cruise ship dock at the Civitavecchia port.  Drop off at first site, either the Vatican or Colosseum. Travel between Vatican & Colosseum using taxis with the guide. Tour of Vatican and Ancient Rome with a local licensed tour guide for 5 hours.  After the tours with the guide, free time on your own to explore, have a quick lunch or visit famous sights like the Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona.   There will be a designated meeting place where your driver will pick you up for your return to the ship. It is possible to have a guide with you for the entire time you are in Rome.  Inquire.

NOTE: Because of time constraint, only brief visits to the Vatican and Colosseum to allow for some free time to explore other sites on your own or with our guide.  We can customize this day according to your needs.  Please speak to us. NOTE: IT IS OUR REQUIREMENT THAT YOU ARE BACK IN CIVITAVECCHIA 1 1/2 HOUR BEFORE THE SHIP DEPARTS.

Special Needs:  Optional private transportation for the duration of the tour is available for those with some mobility issues.  Additional time with licensed guide for a longer tour to do other sites or if you do not want to explore Rome alone.

Mobility issues?  Families Traveling with Kids? We can customize your Rome itineraries to address your unique situation or interests.

TOUR DESCRIPTION:

Note:  Dress code (covered knees and shoulders) to enter St. Peter’s Cathedral is strictly enforced. 

Upscale private shore excursions from Civitavecchia to Rome and Vatican with tours in English designed for your group to offer the highlights of Rome with some time left for self exploration, lunch, shopping or see other sites. This guided, private shore excursion from Civitavecchia to Rome combines two must-sees of Italy: Ancient Rome and the Vatican. This classic shore excursion begins with a three-hour guided tour of the Vatican Museum and St. Peter’s Basilica. The Vatican houses the wealthiest private collection of masterpieces, showcased in rooms with walls decorated by Raffaello.  The real masterpiece, however, is next door: Michelangelo’s painting of the Sistine Chapel, which unexpectedly revolutionized the world’s idea of art. The chapel is still shaping the future of the Papacy: this is where the cardinals lock themselves in to elect a new Pope after the former one has passed away.  NOTE:  There is also an Egyptian collection, which includes a couple of mummies, that may be of interest to younger visitors.  A stop in Raphael’s rooms is also possible but this may require a longer tour on a busy day.  Inquire.

Your private Vatican tour continues with St. Peter’s Basilica, the largest church in the world.  The magnificent and breathtaking complex spans back to 4th century BC, when it was commissioned by Emperor Constantine, though the new cathedral took over 100 years and all of Italy’s greatest artists to build it.  The basilica’s vast collection of art includes masterpieces by Bernini, Baldacchino and Michelangelo.

Your private Rome tour from Civitavecchia continues back in time to ancient Rome, where you will tour the Colosseum (approximately 1 hour). Time permitting, visit the Roman Forum, which dates back to 6th century BC, you traipse through the ruins of numerous temples, basilicas, palaces, arches and shops. The first Roman civilization began here, in turn becoming the administrative and commercial center of ancient Rome.  Other sites of Ancient Rome here include Arch of Constantine and Piazza del Campidoglio, designed by Michelangelo. This guided shore trip of Rome will also tour the Colosseum, the entertainment center of ancient Rome, where 50,000 citizens would gather to watch the gladiators do battle. 

Afterwards, you will have free time to tour Rome on your own, and visit the famous piazzas or relax in a café or trattoria for lunch before returning to Civitavecchia dock.

 

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