Rome (Civitavecchia) St. Peter's Square Excursion Reviews

Experience the wondrous scenery and history in St. Peter's Square, located directly in front of St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City.
Gorgeous!!!
Sail Date: May 2018
Gorgeous!!! Very crowded- watch belongings!!!
Gorgeous!!! Very crowded- watch belongings!!! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Pretty good for Rome in 1 day.
Sail Date: April 2018
Pretty good for Rome in 1 day. Let's be realistic....you need to stay in Rome for at least a few days to really appreciate it.
Pretty good for Rome in 1 day. Let's be realistic....you need to stay in Rome for at least a few days to really appreciate it. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
a bit pricey but was a great tour - we opted for doing both Colosseum and Vatican in one day which ...
Sail Date: November 2017
a bit pricey but was a great tour - we opted for doing both Colosseum and Vatican in one day which is a LOT of walking and included a very nice lunch - glad we did it that way - only thing to remember is at the end of tour it is up to you ... Read More
a bit pricey but was a great tour - we opted for doing both Colosseum and Vatican in one day which is a LOT of walking and included a very nice lunch - glad we did it that way - only thing to remember is at the end of tour it is up to you to find your own way back to your hotel even if you elect for hotel pick up Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
I would not recommend this tour.
Sail Date: October 2017
I would not recommend this tour. Our tour guide, Giuseppe I think was his name, was not good. He mumbled the entire tour so you couldn't understand anything he was explaining and he did not wait for the group especially in crowds. My ... Read More
I would not recommend this tour. Our tour guide, Giuseppe I think was his name, was not good. He mumbled the entire tour so you couldn't understand anything he was explaining and he did not wait for the group especially in crowds. My husband and I ended up running through the streets trying to catch back up with the guide after getting pushed behind due to the crowds when we realized our guide was 1/4 of a mile away from us. And we weren't the only ones to feel this way. When we asked the guide to slow down and be more attentive to the group, he told us to keep up better. Not the answer any of us wanted to hear. The colosseum was too crowded to enjoy in my opinion as was trevi fountain. St. Peter's square was nice to see. All in all I would not recommend this tour, and if you do go on it, plan for crowds and a lot of walking. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
They also had a private guide with "skip the line" access.
Sail Date: August 2017
They also had a private guide with "skip the line" access. Fantastic tour of the Vatican with Grace.
They also had a private guide with "skip the line" access. Fantastic tour of the Vatican with Grace. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Being there is out of this world.
Sail Date: July 2017
Being there is out of this world. The Vatican St. Peters Square its breath taking
Being there is out of this world. The Vatican St. Peters Square its breath taking Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Good to have visited Rome and St Peter's Square.
Sail Date: June 2017
Good to have visited Rome and St Peter's Square. We selected mostly bus and limited walking tours due to age of travellers but bus commentaries were excellent.
Good to have visited Rome and St Peter's Square. We selected mostly bus and limited walking tours due to age of travellers but bus commentaries were excellent. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Our guide worked at the Vatican and had advanced degrees in Biblical Archaeology.
Sail Date: June 2017
Our guide worked at the Vatican and had advanced degrees in Biblical Archaeology. She was fascinating! So learned and knowledgable and entertaining. She moved us ahead of a lot of the lines, too! Got some great lasagna at the Crowne ... Read More
Our guide worked at the Vatican and had advanced degrees in Biblical Archaeology. She was fascinating! So learned and knowledgable and entertaining. She moved us ahead of a lot of the lines, too! Got some great lasagna at the Crowne Plaza as part of the excursion, too, believe it or not! Saw the Pope give a funeral mass while here! The basilica is amazing! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Very moving experience, very hot day and many people crowding the square.
Sail Date: May 2017
Very moving experience, very hot day and many people crowding the square.
Very moving experience, very hot day and many people crowding the square. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
The president was there so we were lucky to get into St.
Sail Date: May 2017
The president was there so we were lucky to get into St. Peter's at all. It was awe-inspiring but it was very rushed, & also being a Wednesday, there were crowds to see the Pope (which we didn't).
The president was there so we were lucky to get into St. Peter's at all. It was awe-inspiring but it was very rushed, & also being a Wednesday, there were crowds to see the Pope (which we didn't). Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
too short.
Sail Date: May 2017
too short. did see Pope
too short. did see Pope Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
I saw it on our guided tour.
Sail Date: April 2017
I saw it on our guided tour. It was lovely.
I saw it on our guided tour. It was lovely. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
Crowded the day we went: Sunday with the Pope making his blessings.
Sail Date: January 2017
Crowded the day we went: Sunday with the Pope making his blessings.
Crowded the day we went: Sunday with the Pope making his blessings. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Had about two hours to wander around the Vatican.
Sail Date: November 2016
Had about two hours to wander around the Vatican.
Had about two hours to wander around the Vatican. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
OMG..you HAVE to see this if you go to Rome.
Sail Date: November 2016
OMG..you HAVE to see this if you go to Rome. The history is amazing. Nothing to dissapoint here. Also, wait the line and pay the few dollars and GO to the roof deck on the dome. Just GO. The view is incredible. You will NEVER see ... Read More
OMG..you HAVE to see this if you go to Rome. The history is amazing. Nothing to dissapoint here. Also, wait the line and pay the few dollars and GO to the roof deck on the dome. Just GO. The view is incredible. You will NEVER see Rome like you do from the top of the basilica. The climb is worth the view and the bragging rights. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
A wonderful experience
Sail Date: October 2016
A wonderful experience
A wonderful experience Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Excellent tour.
Sail Date: September 2016
Excellent tour. This location was part of the Best of Rome package.
Excellent tour. This location was part of the Best of Rome package. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
A lot more walking than advertised.
Sail Date: September 2016
A lot more walking than advertised. My husband could not walk to St. Peter's Square and spent the whole time sitting at a cafe. He was exhausted just getting from where the bus had to park to the area where the tourists were.
A lot more walking than advertised. My husband could not walk to St. Peter's Square and spent the whole time sitting at a cafe. He was exhausted just getting from where the bus had to park to the area where the tourists were. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Enjoyed the walking tour and an amazing lunch.
Sail Date: September 2016
Enjoyed the walking tour and an amazing lunch.
Enjoyed the walking tour and an amazing lunch. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
This was one of the highlights of the cruise.
Sail Date: August 2016
This was one of the highlights of the cruise.
This was one of the highlights of the cruise. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
It was expensive, but worth it.
Sail Date: July 2016
It was expensive, but worth it. We saw the Colosseum, St. Peter’s, Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps. The Colosseum tour included the underground and it was excellent. We didn’t wait in line and had access to areas that general ... Read More
It was expensive, but worth it. We saw the Colosseum, St. Peter’s, Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps. The Colosseum tour included the underground and it was excellent. We didn’t wait in line and had access to areas that general admission guests did not have. It is a 10-hour day as Rome is about 1.5 hours from the pier. Wear comfortable shoes! It was very, very, hot. Be sure to read all tour requirements. There are clothing requirements for St. Peter’s and there are no exceptions. I forgot to bring a scarf, but thankfully another tour guest had a scarf I could use (to cover my shoulders). There was some free time to wander and shop but you MUST be back at the meeting point on time – the tour continues with or without you. One guest on another tour in Rome got separated from his group and lost the emergency number everyone gets…just in case. It cost him $200 Euro to get back to the ship via taxi as he did not know how to access the public transportation (train) system that was much cheaper. We did not find this excursion overly taxing in terms of physical exertion (we are both 50 and in relatively good shape). We had plenty of time at all locations to take photos. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We booked DriverinRome on 2 days (both Rome port days) to take us from the ship to Pantheon, ...
Sail Date: July 2016
We booked DriverinRome on 2 days (both Rome port days) to take us from the ship to Pantheon, Colosseum, Circus Maximus, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Roman Forum. The second port day, we toured the Vatican, St. Peter's Basilica and ... Read More
We booked DriverinRome on 2 days (both Rome port days) to take us from the ship to Pantheon, Colosseum, Circus Maximus, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Roman Forum. The second port day, we toured the Vatican, St. Peter's Basilica and Sistine Chapel. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Also part of the Eternal City tour.
Sail Date: July 2016
Also part of the Eternal City tour. St Peter's Square was much larger than I thought it would be. Saw the chimney where the smoke comes out when a pope is picked. Very interesting and great photo stop.
Also part of the Eternal City tour. St Peter's Square was much larger than I thought it would be. Saw the chimney where the smoke comes out when a pope is picked. Very interesting and great photo stop. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Our driver Marco was the best guide we had the whole cruise and we had a guide in every port.
Sail Date: July 2016
Our driver Marco was the best guide we had the whole cruise and we had a guide in every port. He took us to a fantastic restaurant for lunch and was genuinely interested in what we wanted to see. He gave us as much time as we needed and ... Read More
Our driver Marco was the best guide we had the whole cruise and we had a guide in every port. He took us to a fantastic restaurant for lunch and was genuinely interested in what we wanted to see. He gave us as much time as we needed and was very friendly and funny. All 4 teenagers loved him. Very laid back and accommodating. We saw St Peter's Square from different vantage points. It was gorgeous. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Azamara
great
Sail Date: July 2016
great
great Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line