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Shore Excursion Rome Highlights, Vatican, Sistine Chapel with a Private Driver

Enjoy a tour of Rome and the Vatican Museums in style. A luxury car/minivan will pick you up at the port, and be at your disposal for the entire day. With Vatican Museums skip-the-line tickets, you will avoid the long lines and maximize your limited time in the Eternal City.
This 6-hour private sightseeing tour will bring you to the most fascinating sites in Rome, and the Vatican. You’ll have your own personal driver who will take you exactly where you want to go. The most popular areas of the city with the most history and charm will be on the itinerary, including St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, the Colosseum, Roman Forum, the Pantheon, and wherever you’d like to go.

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  • What's included :
    • Skip the Line tickets for the Vatican & Sistine Chapel
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Private transportation
    • Pick up and drop off from Civitavecchia port
    • Entry/Admission - Vatican Museums
    • Entry/Admission - Sistine Chapel
    • Entry/Admission - St. Peter's Basilica
    What's excluded :
    • Colosseum Tickets
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Piazza Venezia, 00187 Rome Italy

    Piazza Venezia

    Stop At: Circus Maximus, Via del Circo Massimo, 00186 Rome Italy

    Circus Maximus

    Stop At: Complesso del Vittoriano, Via di San Pietro in Carcere 1, 00186 Rome Italy

    Discover Piazza Venezia with its famous white marble monument, Il Vittoriana, built in 1885 as a commemoration to King Victor Emmanuel II and lovingly called “The Wedding Cake” by the local population.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Pantheon, Piazza della Rotonda, 00186 Rome Italy

    Proceed to the Government District to see the Parliament Building, the Palace of the Council of Ministers and the Column of Marcus Aurelius. Close by is the Temple of Hadrian which was constructed in his honor by the Emperor Antoninus Pius. A walk through some of Rome’s little alleyways brings you to the Pantheon where the Renaissance painter and architect Raphael is buried.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Trevi Fountain, Piazza di Trevi, 00187 Rome Italy

    The tour then wends its way to the Trevi Fountain, the backdrop to many a movie scene, including Fellini’s famous La Dolce Vita. If you wish to come back to Rome, follow legend and throw a coin in the fountain!

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Spanish Steps, Piazza di Spagna, 00187 Rome Italy

    Explore one of the most famous Square in the world.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Vatican Museums, Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City Italy

    For the final visit of the day you cross the Tiber to the Vatican. Here you have a tour of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel where you will see Michelangelo’s famous ceiling frescoes as well works by other Renaissance artists including Raphael.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Sistine Chapel, Viale Vaticano, 00165 Vatican City Italy

    The Sistine Chapel, the home of Michelangelo's famous fresco, “The Last Judgment,” is next. The Sistine Chapel is also the venue for papal elections, and is one of the most popular attractions in Italy. Your tour guide will explain the stories from the Bible, including the creation of Adam, and how it relates to the frescoes.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: St. Peter's Basilica, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City Italy

    After the Sistine Chapel you enter St. Peter’s Basilica and the day finishes in St. Peter’s Square to see the Pope’s apartment and Bernini’s wonderful statues that surround the square.

    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Please leave your ship namePorts
    • Civitavecchia Port, Piazza Vittorio Emanuele, 19, 00053 Civitavecchia RM, Italy
    Departure Time :
    8:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Stroller accessible
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
    • READ CAREFULLY: Because of the growing popularity of the current pope Francis and his intense activity in organising mass events in the Vatican some areas might get closed last minute without previous notice. This has already happened this year and can happen again during you Vatican tour: the Sistine chapel and/or the Basilica of Saint Peter might not be accessible. In case of such events our tour guide will provide you with a valuable alternative focusing the tour inside the Vatican museums.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Private Tours of Rome

Activity ID: V-71452P30

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