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Shore excursion with limousine and private driver at your disposal all day in Rome from your cruise ship with fantastic private Rome and Vatican City tour options available to make the most of your precious time in the Eternal City!

Our shore excursion to Rome from Civitavecchia is already one of our top selling products. Enjoy Rome as an intimate group rather than part of a large and informal group tour organized by your cruise line.

This tour is compatible with all major cruise line schedules and can be customized on request.

Our van and driver will be waiting for you as you disembark from your ship between 07:00 AM and 07:30 AM. If you are scheduled to disembark later, simply let us know by replying to your booking confirmation e-mail so we can alert our driver. The driver will be holding up a sign bearing the name you provided us with at the time of booking. Upon leaving the port, you will be transfered directly to Rome where you will see the entire city from the comfort of your limousine in the company of our Roman driver guide.

Private tour options are available to book as add-ons to Shore Excursion Rome. You can learn a great deal more about Rome and the Vatican in the company of one or several expert academic art historians and archaeologists if you so wish.

This tour is organized using full day luxury air conditioned transportation and an English speaking driver.

Shore Excursion Rome is a private tour, so it stands to reason that we do not combine customers. The excursion would not be private if we did so. Please do not ask us if it is possible for you to join another individual, family, or group on this excursion. It is not possible.

For security reasons, backpacks, rucksacks, large handbags, luggage etc. are banned inside the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill.

Before e-mailing us about availability and cost, please read this page.

  • Limo transfer to Rome from Civitavecchia port

  • Six hours in Rome with car and driver

  • Limo transfer from Rome to Civitavecchia port

  • Option: Fully private Vatican tour

  • Option: Fully private Colosseum & Ancient Rome tour

  • Option: Skip the line Vatican Museums tickets

  • Option: Skip the line Colosseum tickets

  • None!
Dress Code

Inside the Vatican City, for both ladies and men, knees and shoulders must be covered. For men, no shorts of any kind are allowed. No exceptions are made.

Important Information
  • Excursion runs daily excluding Sundays.
  • Excursion does not run on public holidays.
  • 3 hours transfer time / 6 hours in Rome.
  • Cruise arrival details required.
  • Sturdy, comfortable footwear advised.
10 hours
Meeting Point
Port pickup. Full details in booking confirmation voucher.

Following payment, you will be e-mailed a confirmation voucher with comprehensive booking details therein. Payment made will be clarified, and clearly explained tour meeting point info plus maps included for you to find your way in Rome. Please print your voucher and bring it with you at the start of the tour.

When In Rome Tours Promise

This is our high end fully private Rome tour experience for cruise ship travelers. Options are in place to combine this limousine tour experience with one or two privately guided walking tours with skip-the-line priority access tickets and our expert art historian and archaeologist guides. When in Rome, do as the Romans do!

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be received in writing. Cancellation requests by telephone only are not accepted, but you may call us to confirm that you have submitted a cancellation request to us in writing. If you cancel your booking greater than seven (7) days before the scheduled tour departure, you will be entitled to a full refund less a 10 Euro cancellation fee per transaction. If you cancel your booking less than seven (7) days before the scheduled tour departure, you will be entitled to a full refund less a 20% cancellation fee per transaction. No refunds will be issued for cancellation requests received less than 24 hours before the scheduled tour departure. Similarly, no refunds will be issued for failure to cancel (no show), or failure to arrive at the designated meeting point at the departure time displayed in your booking confirmation. When In Rome Tours SRL may not be held responsible for acts of god, nor alterations to tours made necessary by unforeseen or unannounced closure of all or part of venues including monuments in the tour package. In the event of such closings, When In Rome Tours SRL will not reimburse the package, but may honor the ticket on another day.

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