Rome in one day: Imperial and Vatican Itinerary


Short description

See all the highlights of Rome all in one day, in this comprehensive 8-hour tour with an expert guide. Marvel at the ancient architecture of the Sistine Chapel, St Peter’s Basilica and the Colosseum and enjoy an authentic Roman lunch along the way.


  • See the best of Rome in one day including the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, St Peter’s Basilica and the Colosseum
  • Learn about the history and culture from our knowledgable guide
  • Enjoy skip-the-line access to all museums and attractions

Tour Description:

You will be picked up from Civitavecchia harbor in an air-conditioned van, before being taken to the Vatican Museums. Don’t worry about the crowds, as this tour includes exclusive skip-the-line access into the museums. The Vatican Museums are one of the world’s most visited museum complexes and are overflowing with masterpieces by many of the world’s most important Renaissance and Baroque artists. Your guide will lead you through all of the most important galleries providing a fascinating overview of the history and cultural significance. The tour includes visits to the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica and other key museum highlights.
After this, you will stop for lunch at a top restaurant and enjoy some authentic Roman cuisine. You will then head to the Colosseum and once again, will skip the long queues outside. Here, your guide will make the world’s most famous amphitheater come to life, explaining its awe-inspiring structure, and recreating the days when it was filled with the sounds of roaring animals and crowds and the clashing swords of gladiators. After that, you will visit the Roman Forum which was once the ancient city’s social, governmental, economic and religious center. At the end of the day, you will be taken back to Civitavecchia port. 

Availability: year round

Days of Operation: daily except Sunday and religious Holidays

Duration: 8,5 hours

Tour starts: 08.45 AM

Meeting point: TERMINAL CRUISE SHUTTLE BUS situated in “Largo della Pace”, Civitavecchia Port.  It is the meeting point and last stop of the port free shuttle bus (that picks up you from the boat). I’ll wait for you with a signature of your name

Pick-up and drop off: Terminal Cruise Shuttle bus – Largo della Pace, Civitavecchia.


  • Pick up and drop off from “Largo della Pace SNC” in Civitavecchia;
  • Entrance tickets skip-the-line to Vatican Museums, Colosseum and Roman Forum;
  • licensed guide;
  • transfer to Rome single and return.

not included: lunch, gratuity if you are pleased with the service

Additional services on request: fixed menu lunch in a typical restaurant

Useful information:

Please wear comfortable shoes for walking
Please bring a valid form of ID/ passport, as visitors may be asked for security reasons
Due to recent terrorist threats, Rome has increased Colosseum security which may result in long, unavoidable security check lines. In the case of very long security lines, the guide will explain the Colosseum from the outside, allowing clients to enter at their leisure. Please bring no liquids, gels or sprays
Tours of the Basilica are not permitted on Wednesday mornings or when special papal ceremonies are taking place. In this case, your guide will take you to St. Peter’s square and explain it from the outside. Please ensure that knees and shoulders are covered. Sandals are allowed


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