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starting time:7:30 AM at Civitavecchia 8:00 AM Rome Hotel
For up to 2 Persons from Rome Hotel: 590 EUROS
For up to 4 Persons from Rome Hotel: 630 EUROS
For up to 6 Persons from Rome Hotel: 670 EUROS
For up to 8 Persons from Rome Hotel: 750 EUROS
For up to 2 Persons from Civitavecchia Port: 730 EUROS
For up to 4 Persons from Civitavecchia Port: 780 EUROS
For up to 6 Persons from Civitavecchia Port: 830 EUROS
For up to 8 Persons from Civitavecchia Port: 980 EUROS
*** DATES on the Booking Form Calendar that are NOT Selectable, are NOT AVAILABLE.
Watch our Rome in A Day Tour with Vatican Guide VIDEO for a visual journey of the amazing sites enjoyed on this tour:
Our popular Rome in A Day tour by car from Rome hotel and Shore Excursion from Civitavecchia is now available with a Private Licensed Tour Guide for your Vatican visit.
On this exciting day tour of Rome, you will enjoy visiting Ancient Rome area that boasts magnificent ancient monuments and ruins, famous squares in Rome that are on everyone’s must-see list, and the Vatican with your own private licensed local tour guide.
Your Vatican visit will be greatly enhanced with an in depth private guided tour of the Vatican Museums highlights, Sistine Chapel, and St Peter’s Basilica.
Your Rome tour will begin with a stop in Colosseum Square surrounded by vestiges of Ancient Rome and dominated by the imposing ancient Roman amphitheater: the Colosseum.
This icon of Rome was built between 78-80 AD by Emperors Vespasian and Titus. Recognized as the largest amphitheater built at that time, it accommodated more than 50,000 spectators around its oval arena which hosted gladiatorial fights, animal hunts, reenactments of famous battles, mock sea battles, theatrical dramas, and more.
As you view the Colosseum from the outside as you stroll through Colosseum Square, be sure to walk around it as this massive structure appears differently from various angles. The Colosseum is quite picturesque! Also near the Colosseum is the towering Arch of Constantine. This 4th century AD triumphal arch was built to commemorate the victorious Emperor Constantine in the famous Battle of Milvian Bridge against Emperor Maxentius.
A short drive away is Circus Maximus, once a large stadium for chariot races that were quite famous in ancient Rome. Although just the outline remains, one can imagine this once largest stadium of Ancient Rome with up to 150,000 cheering spectators enjoying chariot races and other sports events. In the background is the impressive Palatine Hill that still boasts remains of massive opulent villas and structures overlooking Circus Maximus built by Roman emperors and the elite who resided there.
From a secret terrace on top of Capitoline Hill you will enjoy a picturesque sweeping view of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill and the Colosseum in the distance. The Roman Forum was the hub of ancient Rome and served as its political, legal, financial, and religious nucleus.
Not to be missed on any Rome tour is the Pantheon. Built in 1st century AD as a pagan temple dedicated to all gods, the rotund Pantheon was later converted into a Christian Church in the 7th century, dedicated to Saint Mary and the Martyrs.
Inside the Pantheon are tombs of Italy’s most famous kings and Renaissance artists like Raphael. Be sure to look up and see the oculus in the center of the large coffered dome. This oculus completely open to the elements is the only source of light inside the monuments. When it rains, drainage system beneath the floor carries the fallen rainwater away.
Almost 2,000 years after it was built, the Pantheon remains one of the best preserved ancient Roman buildings and in continuous use. Its large coffered dome is still the world's largest unreinforced concrete dome.
A highlight of many Rome tours is visiting Rome’s most famous fountains: Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, and Piazza Navona.
The Trevi Fountain beckons visitors with its recognizable melody of water gushing from various stone sculptures into its large pool of water. Be sure to follow the decades long tradition and toss a coin into the fountain to ensure a future return to the Eternal City!
The Spanish Steps welcomes you with its elegant winding stairway that connects the upper French Church of Trinita dei Monti to the square below that boasts the Baroque fountain “Fontana della Barcaccio” - The Fountain of the Old Boat. This unusual masterpiece is credited to Pietro Bernini, the father of world famous Gian Lorenzo Bernini.
The lively Piazza Navona is a delightful display of fountains, colorful art displayed by local artists, and a variety of warm colored palazzi that encircle the unusually shaped square.
Piazza Navona outlines the oblong structure upon which it was built that was once an ancient 1st century AD Roman Stadium upon which it stands. Built by Emperor Domitian, this ancient large stadium was used for athletic competitions. The square’s current name Navona evolved from the ancient word for “games”, ‘agones’.
The square’s most famous centerpiece is the elaborate 17th century Fountain of Four Rivers (Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi) by Gian Lorenzo Bernini. This complex masterpiece of stone and water 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 erected by Pope Innocent X tops the fountain.
Following a relaxing lunch at a restaurant or trattoria in Rome, your Rome in one day tour continues with an afternoon tour in the world’s smallest country: Vatican City.
Here you will be met by your private licensed tour guide who will take you on a 2 hour informative private walking tour of the Vatican Museums highlights. You will enjoy learning about the most impressive works of art and Must-See masterpieces followed by a visit to the sacred Sistine Chapel.
From there, your private guide will escort you to Saint Peter’s Basilica where you will have the opportunity to further admire the grand architecture of the most wondrous church in Christendom. From Bernini's colossal bronze Baldachin altar canopy to Michelangelo's famous Pieta, your private local guide will take you on an informative guided tour of this magnificent basilica.
Following your private guided tour of the Vatican, your tour guide will accompany you to meet your private driver who will then take you directly to your hotel in Rome or cruise ship in Civitavecchia.
** NOTE: the Vatican Museums Tickets SELL OUT FAST! This tour is only possible if Vatican Museums Tickets are secured. In case the Vatican Museums Tickets sell out, you may substitute this tour with a different tour of Rome.
Thank you for booking our Rome in A Day with Vatican Tour Guide day tour from Rome / Shore Excursion from Civitavecchia and for choosing Stefano Rome Tours for your Rome Tours and Italy private excursions. We look forward to showing you Italy!
Payment for this Rome in A Day with Vatican Guide 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.
Please allow up to 24 hours for email correspondences in response to email inquiries and tour reservation requests.
We reply to ALL emails and booking requests we receive. If you don't receive correspondence from us within 24-48 hours please CHECK YOUR SPAM FOLDER, or send us an email from a different E-mail account.
Price of Vatican Museums Admission Tickets booked online at approximately 21 Euros * per person. Please book your admission tickets at the Time Slot 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!!! If the Vatican Museum Tickets are SOLD OUT, you may book a different tour such as our POSTCARD ROME TOUR
If you will be touring Rome on Saturday or Sunday, the Pantheon requires booking Time Slot Entrance Tickets in advance. We will provide you with the links and a suitable time slot for your Pantheon Visit. Be sure to book them early as the time slots get booked up fast!
Our Rome limo tours by car provide an English-speaking Private Driver who is NOT a Licensed Tour Guide.
* Italy has strict laws and regulations aimed to protect official licensed guides that make 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 Rome in A Day Tour by car you will SELF TOUR (unaccompanied by your driver) when away from the vehicle. Only at the Vatican will you be guided by your personal licensed tour guide.
* You will be dropped off as close to the sites as possible in accordance with municipality and traffic laws.
We reserve professionally licensed expert tour guides from My Rome Guides agency that specializes in private guided tours of guests on Day Tours by Car. Tour Guides do NOT work for us.
These experienced licensed tour guides work extensively with tour operators and tour their guests on limited day tour schedules to ensure that guests enjoy the most important works of art during the time frame of the Vatican visit, and complete their private walking tour on time to meet their driver so their day tour schedule runs on time. For more than 15 years My Rome Guides have provided informative private walking tours to our guests who raved about their experience with their guides.
Each Licensed Tour Guide is unique and has their own style of conducting walking tours, therefore we do NOT accept any responsibility or liability for the type or style of the tour that the professional Tour Guides as they are NOT employed by our company. By booking this tour you accept this important condition with no exception.
For Day Tours from Rome Hotels, your driver will meet you inside the lobby of your hotel or area permitted by your hotel.
For Apartments or B&B’s without a lobby, your driver will meet you outside the main entrance of your Address.
If your driver will park the vehicle as close as lawfully possible, and meet you on foot at your Address to accompany you to your parked vehicle.
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 as 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.
This Rome in A Day with Vatican Guide tour does NOT include a visit inside the Colosseum.
You have the opportunity to view the Colosseum from the outside as you enjoy a stroll through Colosseum Square in the heart of Ancient Rome.
If you wish to visit inside the Colosseum, you would be required to purchase your own Colosseum Tickets online. Please let us know this preference so we include it in your reservation and provide you with LINKS and Instructions to purchase your Colosseum Tickets online.
Visiting inside the Colosseum will also take time away from other sites suggested in the tour, and you may have to skip some sites like Piazza Navona.
You can SAVE a lot on this Rome in a Day with Vatican Guide Shore Excursion from Civitavecchia by sharing your tour with fellow cruisers for up to 8 guests per minivan! All you need to do is place an ad on the Cruise Critic roll call and invite others to join you. Share the fun and the expense. LEARN MORE about TOUR SHARING
Reviews from our Customers
Vinnie was on time and was amazing all day. He took us to many places, gave us great information and was a true pleasure to be with. We had a private guide Luisa, for the Vatican and that was a special experience. Thank you for a great day.
Feedback StefanoRomeTours <email@example.com> Tue, Sep 17, 2019, 3:41 PM to mowbam Dear Amanda, Buon giorno! We would like the opportunity to first THANK YOU very much for booking your Rome and Sorrento/Amalfi Coast tours with us, and for taking the time to submit your wonderful 5-Star feedback! We’re so happy to know you enjoyed your tour with your drivers Vincenzo and Giovanni. It was our pleasure to be of service to you and your family on this trip. We hope you enjoyed your Cruise, had a fantastic holiday, and will return again soon. We look forward so ...
We thoroughly enjoyed our Rome tour. Our driver, Caesar was amazing. He was informative & courteous. We were able to see all the sites we wanted. His recommendation for lunch was amazing. Thank you.
We couldn't be happier with our tours guides and drivers! Vincenzo and Vincenzo were amazing! So friendly and accommodating. They went out of their way to make our trip very memorable. Out tour guides, Dominizia and Franscesca, were also great! They were so knowledgeable and wonderful to our children. They made out tours educational and so much fun. Overall a great experience. Would highly recommend it to anyone!
We had a great tour of Rome and our private Vatican tour was fabulous! This was a great experience. Thank you!
Excellent driver called Cesare so polite, helpful and knowledgeable. Excellent tour, covered everything we wanted to see. Would recommend and book with you again.
Silvester was amazing, very knowledgeable and friendly.
Our group had three drivers Constantino, Michael, and Claudio. We had a fantastic experience. I was in the van with may mother-in-law and Constantino was our driver. He was a great help with her "scooter"! I would highly recommend Stefano tours.
First class service. Our driver was very knowledgeable about the area and provided a very professional but friendly service. Would definitely recommend.
We loved our tour and will definitely recommend you!
Our driver was great! He was prompt, reliable, courteous, and professional. We did the "Rome in a Day" tour and he did an awesome job of budgeting enough time for us to see all of the major sites. Highly recommended!
Our driver was professional and courteous. He was very knowledgeable and we had a great time on this tour. Would DEFINITELY use this service again. Our Vatican tour guide was great!!! Thanks!
We loved our tour guide and driver. Both where great and very knowledgeable. Defiantly would recommend this company for your needs in Rome.
Our tour of Rome was wonderful!! Our driver Michael was professional and informative, couldn't have been better! We will definitely recommend you to our friends and use your service again! Grazie!
We had a wonderful tour with your driver Stevino. He was so courteous and helpful with lots of additional information as we progressed on our tour. I have some mobility problems and Stevino and the guide adapted the tour to keep both me and my family happy. This is most definitely the way to tour Rome, thank you so much it started our holiday in such an interesting and easy way. Would recommend your services to anyone, thank you once again.
Wonderful service; thank you. We used the transfer to Rome from Civitavechia and the tour guides you aranged. Everything was better than our expectations. I would tell anyone to skip the cruise excursions and use you. The extra sites, personalized service, private transportation and yours are worth it!
Great company. We had driver's on two different days for tours, one in Pisa/Florence and one in Rome. The second day in Rome we had Rossella. Both our drivers were extremely punctual, very friendly and nice and did a superb job in taking us everywhere we needed to go and even made good restaurant recommendations. They got us back to our ship in plenty of time. I highly recommend using Stefano Rome Tours and I would use them again
I found the company through a Google search. I had a brilliant tour with your company. The private guide at the Vatican was brilliant and very knowledgeable. He was very attentive to the group and very welcoming and approachable. The driver was also 5 star and very funny with his jokes and interacted very well with the group. The service and care he provided throughout our trip was exceptional and he is a true asset to your company. You are very lucky to have two great employees representing your company.
Stefano, I would like to thank you for all your help and suggestions in booking our very successful day tour of Rome with your company and Rossella. Our driver was just terrific, making suggestions, keeping us on schedule and getting us back to the port on schedule. I would also like to congratulate you on assembling a successful tour company. I will be recommending your company to two different groups that are going to visit Rome this year.
Our driver was absolutely superb and did a fantastic job for us. His knowledge of Rome was outstanding. I do not think we could have enjoyed the tour more. We have recommended your company to friends traveling to Rome this month and suggested they ask for Savino. We also highly recommend the Vatican Tour Guide Domi. Her knowledge was amazing. She did a great job.
We really enjoyed Rome in A Day from Civitavecchia. It was great value for our money as we got to see all we came to see and returned to the ship without feeling exhausted! Bill and Mary W.
An exceptional day! Sylvester was fabulous a wonderful driver and very knowledgeable. Domi was our guide at the Colosseum and the Vatican, and I could not have imagined touring this phenomenal site without her. She was insightful, great imagination-made us imagine that we were actually there during the times of the gladiators! Thanks you so much. We will recommend you to all of our friends! A & P, Canada
Great way to see the highlights of Rome
We were told Stefano tours were first class in providing a private look at Rome. Our guide Vinnie and Vatican guide Luiza were first rate. We were picked up at our hotel promptly and went right away to St .Peter's and Trevi fontain to avoid the tourist crowds. The rest of the day was a trip to the popular sights and included a trip to the Catacombs as we did the Colosseum the day before. Vinnie took us to a wonderful lunch spot. Our Vatican tour focused in its highlights and Luizangave us a great history lesson along the way. And the company was easy to communicate with via email all of the ...
Great personal tour of Rome
We had a great experience with our driver, Savino, and our Vatican tour guide, Rafaella. We saw all the major sites of Rome. Savino was very knowledgeable and recommended a great restaurant for lunch, and we learned much more about the Vatican with Rafaella than we would have on our own. She pointed out so many interesting details. Thank you so much!
Tour of Rome from Civitavecchia
Excellent straightforward booking service including organising a private guide for the Vatican. We were met by Savino at the cruise port right on time. He was a brilliant guide/driver, extremely courteous and showed us many sights apart from the usual tourist places. He gave clear instructions on meeting places and was easy to find. Our tour guide for the Vatican, Raphaella, was also excellent and we all enjoyed our tour with her. Thank you Stefano for organising such a wonderful day in Rome for our party.