Private Vatican, Colosseum and Old Rome
Worth Every Penny
October 18, 2023
My husband and I decided to book this excursion to help celebrate our 30th anniversary. We wanted to make the most of our one day in Rome and this tour had everything we wanted to see included. From the moment we were picked up at the pier we knew this tour would be fantastic. Our driver was knowledgable and accommodating - even having water for us and making lunch reservations. Our guide was absolutely amazing. His knowledge of and passion for Rome history was incredible. This tour was absolutely the highlight if our entire cruise.
Reviewer: Ann Gratton
September 16, 2023
Well worth the cost. Great driver and knowledgeable tour guide. Wouldn't have been the same if we had toured on our own. The skip the line tickets and the knowledgeable staff made this the highlight of our vacation. They suggested a cute pizza and Gelato shop in Rome and explained the history of the buildings and artwork in the Vatican museum! Highly recommended
August 18, 2023
This was the most amazing experience. We were on a cruise and only had 1 day in Rome. This tour allowed us to see all the highlights we wanted to! Our guide was so lovely and knowledgeable and our driver was so sweet and got us to all the places.
Reviewer: melissa mercuri hermann
Best day in Rome
August 18, 2023
We had Simon as a tour guide and he was so knowledgeable and customized our day to fit our multigenerational group. We were whisked to the front of the line at the Vatican and the Colosseum. Highly recommend!
Reviewer: Abbie Chapman
Azzurra is the best!
July 27, 2023
It is near impossible to see the Vatican and the Colosseum all in one day, but this tour makes that happen. Our tour guide, Azzurra, was so professional, knowledgeable, and fun! It was by far, the best tour of our whole trip!
Reviewer: Grant Rowe
Amazing Private Shore excursion
July 16, 2023
Our great driver, Louis, picked us up at the port on time and expertly drove us to Rome.We were dropped with our guide, Miki, outside Vatican City.Miki magically maneuvered through crowds and lines.We saw the Vatican museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica without pausing except for his interesting explanations.After Vatican City, Louis drove us to the Pantheon.This was an unexpected surprise along with seeing the Temple of Hadrian and the Trevi Fountain-all before lunch. After lunch we went to the Colosseum. Again, Miki knew exactly where to go to move us quickly inside and how to navigate the crowds throughout.We then walked to the Arch of Titus and up Palatine Hill. On the way back to port, Louis took us to a spot overlooking Rome for pictures. We arrived back at the port with plenty of time. This was our favorite excursion of our cruise because of the skills of Louis and Miki that allowed us to see more than we even expected in spite of summer crowds.
Reviewer: Billie Hadley
July 06, 2023
We don't have enough words to describe how AMAZING this private tour was! Our driver "Louis" knew every short cut, alley and parking space for us to get as close as possible to every major sight. And, our tour guide Valentina....superb!!! She is an historian, with so many details AND she is a fabulous photographer, who knew just the right spots to take photos. This tour was the BEST part of our cruise and we couldn't recommend this any more!!! 10 STARS!!
Reviewer: Debra Verde
Private Vatican, Colosseum and Old Rome
June 29, 2023
Our guide Simon and driver were the best. We were met at the ship terminal in a very timely manner. Simon made this very compact intimate tour very interesting for our 9 year old grandchildren and even us . He engaged all 6 family members in the tour. We skipped lines, moved at our own pace, and suggested the best way to see as much as possible in a short time among the masses of people. My husband and I have been to Rome several times before and this private tour was by far the best one ever taken. We strongly recommend this tour and Simon was the best.
Reviewer: Connie and Thomas Marse
Best tour of the vacation!
June 01, 2023
Valentina was an incredible tour guide! She was extremely knowledgeable and we learned so much more than people we know who took other tours. Rome is worth the extra money for a front of the line tour. Our driver, Fabio, did a fantastic job, also. This tour was the highlight of our vacation in Italy, France and Spain.
Reviewer: Cassandra S
Best excursion of our trip
November 26, 2022
Getting picked up at the ship and very near every place we wanted to visit was priceless. Valentina spoke excellent English so we didn't have to concentrate on what she was saying and could enjoy the sights even more!
Reviewer: Kathy M
September 06, 2022
This is worth every penny! You will not be disappointed with this tour. Our guide and driver were amazing and so personable!! Our guide was a walking history book but soooo much Better!! She answered all our questions and we saw so many things. Our driver was the Best at maneuvering the traffic and crowded streets of Roman. He would drop us off at a location and pick us up down the street after we saw the highlights, saving us time, so we could see more. Cold water bottles and the van's AC were a big plus on the hot day. We got to see everything we wanted and were back in plenty of time before our ships cruising time. This private tour was the best of all our excursions we took because of the guide/driver. So much better than any cruise ship excursion.
Reviewer: Trena Bryan
June 30, 2022
Both our driver and tour guide were fantastic. We learned so much at each out stops. We saw the Trevi fountain, the Coliseum, the Pantheon, the Roman ruins, the Vatican and Sistine Chapel. Our tickets, for each destination that required tickets, were purchased for us in advance. We skipped every line and were given a wealth of information by our guide. It was a long day as we had to drive an 1 1/2 hour each way from the port, but we saw everything we hoped to see in one day. It was fast paced to fit it all in but both the tour guide and driver really did a great job!
Reviewer: Erin Ashcroft
Private Rome Tour
November 19, 2019
This was a fantastic tour. Our driver, Mateo, did a great job navigating the windy narrow streets of Rome and was able to drop us off very close to all the attractions. Our guide, Simone, was very friendly and extremely knowledgeable. He was able to get us in and out of the Coliseum and Vatican without waiting in any lines. Because of him we were able to view all the attractions within our 6 hour time frame. I would recommend this private tour to anyone, it was more than worth the price.
Reviewer: Janice Quinn
October 21, 2019
Excellent and very knowledgeable guide. My favorite tour, my favorite guide.
Reviewer: Sherry Waters
September 27, 2019
We had a great time on the tour everything went exactly as planned. We were able to see all of the main Rome things in one full day. Guide and driver were both very good.
Reviewer: Casey Griffin
September 03, 2019
It's been about a month now and my family and I are still talking about this private tour! I have been teaching about Rome for over 20 years...it was amazing to see it in person. Ana, our tour guide, was knowledgable and personable. Being a teacher, I ate up every detail she shared with us. Frederico was our driver and was always there for us. He saved us miles of walking in the hot summer sun. Both Ana and Frederico worked well together. We couldn't have asked for a better team or experience!
Reviewer: Christina Hollingworth
Private Rome Tour
June 05, 2019
Not cheap, but money well spent. If you are on a cruise and going to Rome, time is limited. Most people on the cruise waited in line multiple hours just to get into either the Vatican or Coliseum and that's all they got to see. We had private entrances, access, and a wonderful guide. In one day got to see Vatican, Coliseum, and many other sites. If you only have a day, its a great way to go. Only downside is in a day, you really don't have a ton of time to spend. My guess is you could spend 1-2 days in Vatican City and not see it all. So while we got to see all the highlights with easy access, we did not have a ton of time. Still, especially with 80 year old parents who can't walk miles, the private van door to door, private access, and more made us feel like true VIP's
Reviewer: Mark Long
Amazing private tour!
October 26, 2018
Our family had a fabulous tour thanks to David and his personal tour! Highly recommend! Two teens and two adults. His tour van was clean and comfortable. He was on time and friendly. He even helped us get in a few extra sites to see. Took great care of us and we returned to the cruise ship with time to spare.
Private Rome and Vatican Tour
July 30, 2018
One of the best tour excursions we took. Our private driver, Gigi, was excellent and the tour guy, Simone, was great. I would highly recommend taking a private tour if you plan on seeing the Vatican/Sistine chapel/Vatican Museum, plus the colosseum. We couldn’t have seen so much as part of the group tour. We were able to pass through the long lines and see so much more. The tour guide was very knowledgeable of the history of Italy and the Roman Empire. It was well worth the money and highly recommend you do.
Reviewer: Tony Aires
FANTASTIC! FABULOUS! HOORAY!
July 23, 2018
Valentina was absolutely wonderful!!! The very best tour guide ever!!!! Stop shopping around for tours, this is it!!!!!!!!! The driver was absolutely safe and kind and wonderful!!!!! Highlight of our Europe trip!!!!
Reviewer: Sheryl n
Private Vatican, Coliseum, Old Rome tour
July 09, 2018
We had Francesco as our driver and Lara as our tour guide. They were both excellent! They made Rome so special for us! Francesco spoke with my husband about local food (husband's choice of topic) and even stopped at a local gelato stand on the way out of Rome for us. He knew the ins and outs of the city, and seemed to have exclusive parking spots in the Vatican (even Lara was impressed). Lara was a joy as well. She is an art major, so was passionate and knowledgeable about the works of art in the Vatican. She was a wealth of knowledge for the Coliseum, as well as other sites in Rome (Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, etc). Our teenage girls loved it as well and their interest was kept throughout the day. If we ever come back to Rome we would definitely request both Francesco and Lara again
Reviewer: A. Hallstone