Private Shore Excursion

Rome in One Day Private Tour from Port

Art & History
Duration: 9 Hours
Languages: EN, ES, ZH, RU

Experience the best of Rome from the Colosseum and the Trevi Fountain, to the Pantheon and the Piazza Navona with a private expert local guide. With private transportation throughout the day and skip the line access to the Colosseum, we have taken care of all the details to make the most of your time in Rome.

Perfect for:
  • First Timers
  • Art & History Lovers
Covid-19 Health & Safety Measures

What to Expect

Immerse yourself in the history and myths of Rome on this full day private shore excursion. Your English-speaking driver will meet you at 8am at the dock in Civitavecchia port and following a 90-minute drive on a luxury vehicle arrive in the Eternal City. Upon your arrival in Rome you will be greeted by your licensed guide who will lead you on an unforgettable walk to the discovery of ancient Rome.


The day’s first stop is the Colosseum where you will enjoy skip-the-line admission. Step back in time as your guide unveils its bloody and infamous history and the amazing events once held. A short stroll ends up at the incredible ruins of the Roman Forum, which lay about 30 feet below the current level of the city. Once inside, you will learn about the ancient markets, basilicas, and temples; see the temple of the Vestal Virgins, see where the Senate was and where the most important figures in ancient times spent their days. Your guide will bring to life this ancient place so you can imagine what it was like to live in one of the most important places in history 2000 years ago! For a complete feast in ancient Roman history climb to the top of the Capitoline Hill crowned with the Michelangelo-designed Square.


From the ruins of the ancient city drive to the heart of Rome’s historic center where you can stop for lunch. In accordance with Roman tradition, you will toss a coin into the Trevi Fountain to ensure a future return to the Eternal City. Marvel at the astounding antiquity of the world’s best preserved interior of an ancient monument, the Pantheon. Delight in Rome’s most loved attractions – Piazza Navona home to Bernini spectacular Fountain of the Four Rivers. At around 3.30pm say goodbye to your guide. You will then return to the port with plenty of time before you ship’s departure.


  • Colosseum 1st and 2nd tiers
  • Arch of Constantine
  • Roman Forum
  • Capitoline Hill
  • Trevi Fountain
  • Pantheon
  • Piazza Navona

What Is Included

  • Private driver
  • Private transportation in a luxury, air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private licensed professional local guide in Rome for 6-hour
  • Tickets & reservation fees for skip the line access to the Colosseum & Roman Forum

What Is Not Included

  • Underground level of the Colosseum
  • Food & drinks
  • Tips (optional)
  • Anything not expressly mentioned as included

Meeting Point

Civitavecchia port. Pick up details provided upon booking.

Important Information

  • This private tour is available on request any day except Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
  • For a smooth operation, this itinerary may operate in reverse.
  • For safety reasons the Colosseum can accommodate up to 3,000 people at once. This could lead to delays in access to the site, even for visitors with pre-booked entrance tickets.
  • It is compulsory to pass through metal detectors and there is sometimes a line for this.
  • The Colosseum Administration has the faculty to close the site or parts of it without notice for events, strikes, weather conditions, or any other reason. In which case, we will offer an alternative itinerary.
  • Mandatory Covid-19 Rules – Traveler Requirements starting from August 6, 2021 until further notice:
    All participants who are over 6 years old are required to bring and wear a facemask.
    In accordance with government guidelines, during the service all participants must maintain a safety distance of 1 meter from other people.
    All participants who are over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 15 days before the activity starts, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative Covid-19 PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts.
    All participants who are over 12 years old must bring and present a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver’s license, etc.) matching the vaccination or test results.
    Those who will not present the required documents will not be entitled to any credit or refund. For more information about how the rules may apply to you, read here or consult the Italian embassy in your country.

Good to Know

  • Each vehicle can accommodate up to a maximum of 8 people (guide and driver included) so with bookings of more than 6 people, your party will be divided into two or more vehicles.
  • Due to the security regulations of the Colosseum, all members of your party must present a valid proof of identification prior to entrance (copies of passports or ID on your phone will be fine).
  • We recommend wearing comfortable shoes.
  • During the warmest months of the year, a hat and sun protection is also advisable.
  • The Colosseum and Roman Forum are ancient sites that are not stroller friendly.
  • This tour is not suitable for wheelchair users or those with impaired mobility.

How to Book Your Private Tour

  • Send Us Your Inquiry
    Fill out the tour inquiry form and we will respond with availability and price quote.
  • Payment Policy
    Full payment by credit card is required to make a reservation. We use industry leader Stripe for all card transactions.
  • Tour Voucher
    Within two business days of payment, we will email you a voucher with all the booking details. Such email constitutes your proof of purchase.


Tour FAQs

Why can’t I see a price?

We offer personalized, private travel experiences. The price depends on your party size and preferences.

Is this tour suitable for kids?

Yes! Just let us know the ages and interests of the children and we’ll be able to customize your tour from there.

Do we stop for lunch?

Yes. Your guide will be happy to recommend places to eat a full sit-down meal or to grab something quickly.

Is the cost of lunch included in the excursion?

No. You will be responsible to cover for the cost of lunch.

Would you like to personalize this tour?

If you would like us to put together a bespoke tour tailored to your needs, our dedicated trip planning specialists are on hand to help you develop an experience that will be just right for you and yours.

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