From Civitavecchia: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Tour

From Civitavecchia: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Tour

From US$ 174.05 per person

Visit the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel on a guided tour from the port in Civitavecchia.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 8 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
Skip the line through a separate entrance
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Audio guide/headphones


  • Discover some of the most famous sights in Rome on a guided tour from the port in Civitavecchia
  • See the treasures of the Vatican Museums
  • Admire the beautiful frescoes of the Sistine Chapel
  • Visit St. Peter's Basilica
  • Benefit from round-trip transportation between the port in Civitavecchia and Rome
Full description
After disembarking from your cruise ship at the port of Civitavecchia, take the shuttle service to the Cruise Welcome Center at Largo del la Pace. Upon exiting the shuttle bus, meet your tour representative at the marked meeting point at no later than 9:15 AM. The meeting point is marked with a banner and it is before you exit the port. Hop on the bus and begin your journey to Rome at 9:15 AM. Travel for approximately 90 minutes and arrive at Via Crescenzio in Rome. Be escorted to the first portion of the tour, the Vatican Museums. Start your 3-hour tour of this famous site which houses a vast collection of artwork and sculptures accumulated by various popes throughout the centuries.  Then, visit the Sistine Chapel where you can admire the marvelous frescoes that decorate its interior, including Michaelangelo's "The Last Judgement" which adorns its ceiling. Finally, enter St. Peter's Basilica via a back door entrance, where your tour will conclude. Make your way back to Via Crescenzio and depart Rome at 4:00 PM. Arrive back at the port in Civitavecchia at approximately 5:30 PM.
  • Guided tour of the Vatican Museums
  • Cruise port transfer from and to Civitavecchia
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
COVID-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

The meeting place is at the Cruise Welcome Center in Civitavecchia. Please take the complimentary port shuttle from your ship to the Cruise Welcome Center where you will find a "Big Bus Tours" staff member. They will escort you to the Rome transfer bus which is waiting just outside the Cruise Welcome Center. Please check-in before 9:15 AM.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card for children

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • Meet the tour representative at the Cruise Welcome Center at Civitavecchia port
  • The bus will return to the Cruise Welcome Center at Civitavecchia port at approximately 5:30 PM, from there you will need to take the complimentary shuttle buses back to your cruise ship
  • After the guided tour of the sights in Rome, you will need to walk back to the shuttle departure place on Via Crescenzio on your own. The walk takes approximately 20 minutes. Maps and information will be provided
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Product ID: 368941