Meet your private driver by the Civitavecchia cruise port at 8:30am. If your cruise isn’t due to dock by then, just contact the local supplier to arrange another start time.
Say buongiorno to your guide, then hop in your waiting transport, which is either a car or minibus, depending on the size of your group. Listen to fun commentary that’s tailored to the kids as you travel into Rome, then hop out to visit the Colosseum.
As your guide thrills you with tales of gladiatorial battle, you’ll gaze out over the arena floor to see where the ancient action took place. Then, head outside to visit the Roman Forum, seeing the ruins that hark back to Rome’s ancient glory days. As you explore, you’ll hear fun facts about the Romans, learning about the food they ate and even the games they played.
Venture further into Rome next to visit the Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Piazza Venezia, the Capuchin Crypt, and the Spanish Steps. If there are other sights you’d like to see, simply let your guide know. Stop to throw coins in the Trevi Fountain, then lick on an authentic Roman gelato — it’s included with the tour. Your shore excursion then ends with a drop-off at the port.
Private Tour Including the Vatican:
If the sights of the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica, and the Vatican Museums are must-visit sights for your family, then upgrade to include them in your day-long tour. A visit to the Vatican City state lasts roughly 2.5 hours, so you many need to take other sights or activities out of your Rome sightseeing itinerary.