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starting time:8:00 AM
*** IMPORTANT FOR SUMMER CRUISERS: Due to High Demand from travelers and cruisers, the Vatican Museum tickets (and Colosseum tickets as well) are selling out Months in Advance. Before booking this tour, we must first double-check the availability of Vatican Museums Tickets. In case the Vatican Museums Tickets are sold out, we will be happy to offer other exciting Rome tour options such as our POST-CRUISE POSTCARD ROME TOUR, POST-CRUISE LA DOLCE VITA TOUR, or POST-CRUISE ROME AND COUNTRYSIDE TOUR
For up to 4 Persons from Civitavecchia: 670 EUROS
For up to 6 Persons from Civitavecchia: 700 EUROS
For up to 8 Persons from Civitavecchia: 780 EUROS
** DATES on the Booking Form Calendar that are NOT Selectable, are NOT AVAILABLE.
** Please include your DROP-OFF HOTEL NAME and ADDRESS IN ROME in the MESSAGE BOX of your booking form.
Maximize your post cruise holiday with a visit to Rome on our Post-Cruise Rome Tour from Civitavecchia and enjoy Rome’s most exciting sites with a pick up straight from your cruise ship in Civitavecchia and complete your tour at your hotel in Rome.
As with our popular Rome in A Day Shore Excursion, the itinerary is the same, with the added benefit that you have extra time to enjoy the sites you visit in Rome since you will not have to depart Rome early to go back to your ship.
Your first stop in your Post-Cruise Rome in a Day tour will be Colosseum Square that is dominated by the Colosseum - Rome's iconic symbol and witness to Ancient Rome’s imperial magnificence.
As you stroll through this historic square surrounded by ancient Roman monuments and ruins, you will have the opportunity to admire the remains of the imposing arena on which for 400 years fierce gladiatorial games, exotic beast hunts, mock sea battles, theatrical plays, and public executions took place for the sheer enjoyment of 50,000 adrenalized spectators.
Next to the Colosseum you will see the ornate 4th century AD victory arch Emperor Constantine (the Arch of Constantine) that commemorates Constantine's victory over Emperor Maxentius at the Battle of Milvian Bridge in 315 AD. Emperor Constantine is known to have been responsible for the legalization of Christianity in Rome.
Not far from the Colosseum once stood the largest ancient Roman stadium ever built, the Circus Maximus.
Here dangerous chariot races took place for the pleasure of Roman citizens and royalty alike. The spina (spine) that served as a dividing barrier along the center of the oblog stadium was once graced by Obelisco Flaminio (the Flaminian Obelisk) that now stands erect in the center of Piazza del Popolo.
Today all that remains of this ancient wonder is the enormous outline of its previous perimeter beautifully laid out against the majestic backdrop of the Palatine Hill where opulent villas of emperors and Rome’s elite overlooked the city below.
A terrace behind Capitol Hill (Campidoglio) offers you a stunningly picturesque overview of the Roman Forum, a portion of the Palatine Hill, and the Coliseum in the background.
This is a very popular spot for photos and group pictures, so be sure to have your cameras ready!
As your Post-Cruise Rome in A Day tour continues, you will drive by the great Piazza Venezia that features the easily recognized monument completed in 1935 and dedicated to the first king of Unified Italy, Vittorio Emanuele II.
Built of fine white marble, the monument features grand stairways, towering white Corinthian columns, and bronze sculptures such as the enormous equestrian sculpture of Vittorio Emanuele II in the center.
You will also have the opportunity to visit 3 of Rome’s most unforgettable squares: Piazza della Rotonda, the Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, and the Spanish Steps.
As you enter the vibrant expanse of Piazza della Rotonda, prepare to be captivated by the awe-inspiring panorama of the Pantheon and the enchanting Fontana del Pantheon.
The fountain's allure is further heightened by the exquisite marble Egyptian obelisk that adorns its crown, once an integral part of a magnificent pair meticulously crafted for the revered Temple of Ra in Heliopolis.
Take a moment to stand in reverent awe before the grandeur of the Pantheon, a testament to its storied past as an ancient pagan temple that has since undergone a metamorphosis into the beloved church of Saint Mary and the Martyrs.
Meander through the square, where each historical palazzo whispers tales of generations past. Venture around the Pantheon and allow your curiosity to guide you as you explore enticing shops brimming with a trove of unique treasures. Proudly standing in front of the Basilica of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva behind the Pantheon, is the obelisk's twin counterpart carried by Bernini’s elephant sculpture. Savor a delectable gelato from one of the nearby gelaterias, immersing yourself in a truly blissful experience.
One of the most recognized fountains in the world, the Trevi Fountain, is also the largest Baroque fountain in Rome.
Here you can follow the widely practiced tradition of throwing a coin into the fountain to ensure a return to Rome.
The Trevi fountain was featured in many films, including the classic Three Coins in a Fountain and Federico Fellini's famous La Dolce Vita.
The iconic Spanish Steps features a sweeping 18th century stairway that leads you from the square below up to the French church of Trinita dei Monti and the obelisk above.
At the foot of the staircase you will hear the gentle water sounds of the 17th century Baroque fountain, “Fontana della Barcaccio”, or “The Fountain of the Old Boat”, credited to Pietro Bernini, the father of the famous artist Gian Lorenzo Bernini.
The popular Piazza Navona is a lively display of fountains, colorful art, and gorgeous earth toned palazzi that encircle the unusual oblong shaped piazza that outlines the ancient 1st century AD Roman Stadium upon which it stands. Built by Emperor Domitian, the once large stadium was used for athletic competitions. The name Navona evolved from the ancient word for games, ‘agones’.
The square’s magnificent centerpiece is the elaborate 17th century fountain by Gian Lorenzo Bernini: Fountain of Four Rivers (Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi) that represents the four major rivers of the major continents known in that era: Danube (Europe), Nile (Africa), Rio de la Plata (America) and Ganges (Asia).
An ancient Egyptian obelisk placed there by Pope Innocent X tops the fountain adding height and dominance to this masterpiece of stone and water.
After a relaxing lunch, your final visit on your Post-Cruise Rome in A Day tour will take place inside the smallest country in the world: the Vatican City.
You will have the opportunity to admire the vast and priceless collections of art, ancient artifacts, sculptures, and frescoes inside Vatican Museums.
You will be awe-inspired by masterpieces created by well recognized artists such as Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Caravaggio, Raphael, Perugino, Giotto, Titian, and more!
Among the most popular halls and galleries inside the Museums are the Gallery of Tapestries, Hall of Maps, the Raphael Rooms and the Pinacoteca. Inside the Sistine Chapel you will admire the world’s most famous ceiling by Michelangelo.
This visit marks the end of your Post-Cruise Rome in A Day Tour from Civitavecchia with Stefano Rome Tours. From here your Driver will take you to your hotel or place of accommodation in Rome.
If your cruise will depart from Civitavecchia and you will be staying in Rome pre-cruise, we also offer a Countryside Pre Cruise Tour, and a Charming Lakeside Villages Pre Cruise Tour with transfer directly to your cruise ship inside Civitavecchia Port.
Payment for this Post-Cruise Rome in A Day Tour can be made in Euro funds at the end of your journey directly to your driver, or you may prepay in advance via PayPal or Credit Card online when you Confirm your Tour.
We kindly ask that cancellations be made at least 7 days in advance so we can rebook your service and your reserved driver does not lose work for that day. We thank you for your cooperation and consideration.
** PREPAID SERVICES can only be Refunded the Net Rate we receive from your prepayment. Net Rate is the actual service price minus the fees retained by PayPal/Credit Card that are not reimbursed to us in case of refunds. We can only refund the portion we receive from the PayPal/CC company.
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Please inform us in your reservation (message box) of the total luggage you anticipate bringing (large check-in suitcases and small carry-on cases) so we can provide you with a suitable vehicle to safely accommodate all passengers and their luggage.
A minivan for up to 8 passengers can accommodate up to 6 suitcases and up to 6 carry-on cases in TOTAL.
Price of Vatican Museums Admission Tickets booked online at 2:00 PM time slot, or as instructed in your Confirmation Email.
* Ticket prices may change up or down without notice at the discretion of the monuments and museums and cannot be guaranteed until they are actually booked.
* Remember to bring the printed ticket vouchers for Vatican Museums with you in order to enter the museum. You cannot enter without your printed vouchers.
** VATICAN MUSEUMS Tickets SELL OUT FAST!! In case Vatican Museums Tickets SELL OUT you may skip the Vatican and visit other sites in Rome. We will be happy to offer suggestions.
This Post-Cruise Rome in A Day Tour provides an English-speaking Driver who is NOT a Licensed Tour Guide. Your driver will be happy to provide general touristic information while at the vehicle, but will not be able to accompany you to sightsee away from the vehicle.
* Italy has strict laws and regulations aimed to protect official licensed guides that makes it unlawful for Drivers to act as tour guides or accompany guests to sightsee on foot away from the vehicle. In order for us to comply with Italy’s laws, Drivers are required to remain with the vehicle while guests sightsee away from the vehicle.
* On this Post Cruise Rome in A Day Tour by car you will SELF TOUR (unaccompanied by your driver) when away from the vehicle.
* You will be dropped off as close to the sites as possible in accordance with municipality and traffic laws.
For Shore Excursions from Civitavecchia, your driver will meet you on the Pier next to your Ship at your tour's scheduled pick-up time holding a sign with the NAME in your reservation.
Do NOT leave the ship area, and do NOT take a shuttle bus outside the port.
Look for your driver in the same area on the Pier where ALL private drivers will be waiting for their clients. After you meet your driver you will be accompanied to your vehicle and your Rome private shore excursion will begin with a leisurely drive from Civitavecchia to Rome.
* Small Car type vehicles priced for up to 2 persons can accommodate up to 2-3 standard suitcases and up to 2 small carryons. If you are a party of 2 anticipating bringing more luggage than can fit into the trunk space of a car-type vehicle please inform us in advance so you will be provided a suitable size vehicle.
* Large vehicles (minivans) can accommodate up to 6 standard check-in suitcases and up to 6 carry ons in total. If you anticipate bringing luggage in excess of what the vehicle can accommodate, please inform us prior to booking this service to determine if all your luggage would fit together in 1 vehicle.
Please do not leave any personal items and valuables inside the vehicle while away from the vehicle.
If visiting St Peter's Basilica is important to you, we suggest booking our Post Cruise Rome in A Day with Vatican Guide to be guaranteed a visit to St Peter's Basilica via the shortcut backway entrance from inside the Sistine Chapel currently designated for "Visitors with Tour Guides" only.
Without a Tour Guide to access the basilica (Self Touring), the Vatican may require you to exit the Museums and access the Basilica from St Peter's Square where you may find potentially long security lines that may prevent you from having sufficient time to also visit the Basilica.
We cannot guarantee you will be able to also visit St Peter's Basilica without a licensed tour guide if you run out of time.
On Post Cruise Tours that end at Rome hotel, you have the option to EXTEND your Post Cruise Tour at the standard HOURLY RATE if you wish to SELF TOUR the Vatican and require ADDITIONAL TIME to also visit the Basilica by entering through St Peter's Square
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Reviews from our Customers
Hi, Following an exchange of emails (very efficient), we booked a post-cruise tour of Rome with yourselves, as we had to disembark early, but did not fly until later that evening. I would highly recommend anyone wishing to see Rome in a day to do this. Franco, our driver and host was brilliant; he made sure we saw all the highlights of the beautiful city, giving us time to enjoy each one. He was extremely knowledgable about the history of Rome, and gave us important and interesting information, together with a great recommendation for a very tasty and surprisingly reasonable lunch at a ...
Frank was a fantastic driver. Explained everything and took us to all the locations we wanted to see. Even dropped us at a hotel when our flight was cancelled. Great day.
Stefano, our Rome in a day tour/port transfer was 1 of the highlights of our entire vacation. Our driver made the whole experience interesting, safe, resourceful and best of all FUN. She is an asset to your organization and a great example of the Italian people. Thank you & Rosella for your Services
Cesare provided us with the perfect full day Rome Tour. It was the final day of our trip after a Mediterranean cruise and, to be honest, it was a highlight. Everything was done in an efficient manner and we comfortably visited every site imaginable. For our lunch break, Cesare responded to our request to take us to a small, simple neighborhood trattoria. He came through in a big way by taking us to Dino and Tony's. We were treated to great food (the cacio e pepe was to die for), a fun atmosphere and a real feel for day to day local culture. This was the our favorite stop of the day......
Buon Giorno! I just want to send kudos to our driver, Vicento. He made our whirlwind tour of Rome awesome, getting us to so many sites and always in good humour in spite of the weather and traffic issues. We certainly recommend him and would use him again if we were in Rome.
We booked for the "Post Cruise Rome Tour" with our driver picking us up from our ship at Civitavecchia Port, showing us Rome then dropping us of at the airport to catch our flight to Singapore in the evening. This was our 3rd visit to Rome and our driver, Vincenzo, showed us so many sites and parts of Rome that we have never seen before so a special thank you and our deepest appreciation to Vincenzo.
Post Cruise Rome Tour and Airport Transfer
After completing a Mediterranean Cruise we had a full day before flying back to New Zealand. At 07:30 our Stefano Rome Tours driver, Vincenzo met us as we left the ship at Civitavecchia and drove us back to Rome. We had visited all the major tourist attractions on a previous holiday so Vincenzo, who is very professional and knowledgeable, ensured we experienced seeing many sights and parts of Rome we had never visited before including a lovely cafe for lunch. At the end of the afternoon Vincenzo dropped us off at Leonardo da Vinci Airport in plenty of time to check-in for our flight. Thank ...