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.
We arrived at 3 pm on Wednesday but were not there for the Pope's appearance at 10:30 am.
We arrived at 3 pm on Wednesday but were not there for the Pope's appearance at 10:30 am. Amazing to see where thousands of people wait for the presence of the Pope.
We arrived at 3 pm on Wednesday but were not there for the Pope's appearance at 10:30 am. Amazing to see where thousands of people wait for the presence of the Pope. Read Less
Sail Date April 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
For free, but lots of people!
For free, but lots of people! Wonderful walking tour with 15 people. Excellent, well organised, cheaper than most tours, using public transfers. Capable guide. Will use CBM again! Well done!
For free, but lots of people! Wonderful walking tour with 15 people. Excellent, well organised, cheaper than most tours, using public transfers. Capable guide. Will use CBM again! Well done! Read Less
Sail Date April 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
I would have skipped the Vatican if I had to do it over.
I would have skipped the Vatican if I had to do it over. So crowded. The guards just kept pushing us along so any viewing was for a very brief time. The art is exquisite of course, but the riches seemed to me excessive and left me ... Read More
I would have skipped the Vatican if I had to do it over. So crowded. The guards just kept pushing us along so any viewing was for a very brief time. The art is exquisite of course, but the riches seemed to me excessive and left me uncomfortable. Read Less
Sail Date September 2014
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Panoramic Rome.
Panoramic Rome. Excellent guide. This tour took in Colosseum, Forum, St Peters, V E monument, Borghese Gardens, Castel St Angelo, Circo Maximo to name just a few.Only 45 mins in St Peters Square so not long to do much more than take a few ... Read More
Panoramic Rome. Excellent guide. This tour took in Colosseum, Forum, St Peters, V E monument, Borghese Gardens, Castel St Angelo, Circo Maximo to name just a few.Only 45 mins in St Peters Square so not long to do much more than take a few photos and absorb the atmosphere.Visit to leather factory en route - in my opinion the time could have been better spent. All the items were very expensive. Would have preferred a few photo stops instead. Read Less
Sail Date August 2014
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
The guided tour was great we saw lots of the sights of Rome in one day.
The guided tour was great we saw lots of the sights of Rome in one day. This was a very active day with lots of walking but plenty to see - i would love to do it all again to capture the sights a second time.
The guided tour was great we saw lots of the sights of Rome in one day. This was a very active day with lots of walking but plenty to see - i would love to do it all again to capture the sights a second time. Read Less
Sail Date May 2014
Shore Excursion Provider:
Following the panoramic tour of the city, we had one hour of free time to roam around St Peter's ...
Following the panoramic tour of the city, we had one hour of free time to roam around St Peter's Square
Following the panoramic tour of the city, we had one hour of free time to roam around St Peter's Square Read Less
Sail Date October 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: Costa Cruises
Before we arrived here our guide explained the route over the Bridge of Angels and the history of ...
Before we arrived here our guide explained the route over the Bridge of Angels and the history of Vaticans establishment + points along the way that would afford good photo opportunities. Having the build up was useful and avllowed the ... Read More
Before we arrived here our guide explained the route over the Bridge of Angels and the history of Vaticans establishment + points along the way that would afford good photo opportunities. Having the build up was useful and avllowed the talking to be spaced out and not be continuous. Read Less
Sail Date September 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
The all day visit to the Vatican is an absolute must.
The all day visit to the Vatican is an absolute must. Photos, and Video's cannot do justice to the scope and beauty of all these historic facilities. Similar to visiting sites like the Grand Canyon of the Colorado, there is no way to ... Read More
The all day visit to the Vatican is an absolute must. Photos, and Video's cannot do justice to the scope and beauty of all these historic facilities. Similar to visiting sites like the Grand Canyon of the Colorado, there is no way to describe it unless you have been there in person. we recommend booking the tour with the cruise line in order to see the most in the limited time available. The Vatican is very crowded (estimates are 30,000+ visitors per day). The tour operators are able to bypass most of the lines waiting to gain entrance to the various venues as well a providing a great deal of interesting information about all the artifacts that you are seeing.One detail, in the literature this tour is rated as moderately strenuous but we feel that because of the amount of walking and the number of steps to be climbed as well as the length of the tour, it should be rated as strenuous. My wife was exausted and sore by the end of the day but, she would not have missed it for the world. Read Less
Sail Date September 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
i didnt go inside and heard that everyone was husseled through.
i didnt go inside and heard that everyone was husseled through.
i didnt go inside and heard that everyone was husseled through. Read Less
Sail Date July 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Best tour we had on entire trip.
Best tour we had on entire trip. Best tour guide we had on entire trip. She was wonderful.
Best tour we had on entire trip. Best tour guide we had on entire trip. She was wonderful. Read Less
Sail Date March 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: Costa Cruises
Exceptional tour.
Exceptional tour. Our guide had such passion and enthusiasm and taught us all so much history about the Vatican tour we took. Was booked as a 3-hour tour and she stretched it to 4 hours and we were all grateful for the extra time.
Exceptional tour. Our guide had such passion and enthusiasm and taught us all so much history about the Vatican tour we took. Was booked as a 3-hour tour and she stretched it to 4 hours and we were all grateful for the extra time. Read Less
Sail Date February 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This tour was a walking tour with many stops.
This tour was a walking tour with many stops. Guide did a great job. Lunch inclued.
This tour was a walking tour with many stops. Guide did a great job. Lunch inclued. Read Less
Sail Date October 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Our driver/tour guide met us at the ship.
Our driver/tour guide met us at the ship. Maurizio, gave us a good explanation of what we would be seeing and set up our day so it would have a good flow. He arranged lunch for us at a local eatery and the food was fantastic. ... Read More
Our driver/tour guide met us at the ship. Maurizio, gave us a good explanation of what we would be seeing and set up our day so it would have a good flow. He arranged lunch for us at a local eatery and the food was fantastic. Unfortunately our ship docked late due to some issue at the Rome port so this really cut into our time in Rome. There is soooooo much to see in Rome that 8 hours does not do it justice. Our driver/tour guide showed us as much as he could with the time allowed we were rushed but he brought us to all the highlights of the city and returned us to the port in time - even accommodating us with a request to stop for gelato. Read Less
Sail Date October 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Massive crowds for the weekly (Wednesday) appearance of the Pope which we had to pass on in order ...
Massive crowds for the weekly (Wednesday) appearance of the Pope which we had to pass on in order to see round the city.
Massive crowds for the weekly (Wednesday) appearance of the Pope which we had to pass on in order to see round the city. Read Less
Sail Date October 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
While the square is impressive, the guide only gave us an hour to see it and the St.
While the square is impressive, the guide only gave us an hour to see it and the St. Peter's Basilica. There was a 2-hour wait to get into the basilica so there was no way we could get in to see it. Plus the fact that we were in Rome ... Read More
While the square is impressive, the guide only gave us an hour to see it and the St. Peter's Basilica. There was a 2-hour wait to get into the basilica so there was no way we could get in to see it. Plus the fact that we were in Rome on a Sunday when the Vatican museum is closed made it pretty disappointing. Read Less
Sail Date October 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Just as it looks on television, it was great to just stand there and imagine!
Just as it looks on television, it was great to just stand there and imagine!
Just as it looks on television, it was great to just stand there and imagine! Read Less
Sail Date September 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Bit disappointed expected it to be much bigger, be warned do not eat anywhere by the square.
Bit disappointed expected it to be much bigger, be warned do not eat anywhere by the square. we had 4 coffee's slice of pizza, and a ham role 55 euros. you have been warned.
Bit disappointed expected it to be much bigger, be warned do not eat anywhere by the square. we had 4 coffee's slice of pizza, and a ham role 55 euros. you have been warned. Read Less
Sail Date September 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Beautiful to see.
Beautiful to see. We were not able to get into the Sistine chapel as it was Sunday. Be prepared for lots of people there. Stay with your guide.
Beautiful to see. We were not able to get into the Sistine chapel as it was Sunday. Be prepared for lots of people there. Stay with your guide. Read Less
Sail Date September 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Coach transfer and parking very close to all sites.
Coach transfer and parking very close to all sites. Minimal walking. guide very instructive though ear pieces needed upgrading. Glad not go into colosseum as long queues and couldnt take bags in. Could leave things on coach so not need to ... Read More
Coach transfer and parking very close to all sites. Minimal walking. guide very instructive though ear pieces needed upgrading. Glad not go into colosseum as long queues and couldnt take bags in. Could leave things on coach so not need to carry lots. Read Less
Sail Date August 2012
Shore Excursion Provider:
This was a very good tour well worth the visit
This was a very good tour well worth the visit
This was a very good tour well worth the visit Read Less
Sail Date June 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
Because it was Sunday afternoon, this was not crowded and very enjoyable, albeit hot.
Because it was Sunday afternoon, this was not crowded and very enjoyable, albeit hot. Entered St. Peter's without a wait and enjoyed it very much.
Because it was Sunday afternoon, this was not crowded and very enjoyable, albeit hot. Entered St. Peter's without a wait and enjoyed it very much. Read Less
Sail Date June 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Too many people selling fake designer goods, too many beggars.
Too many people selling fake designer goods, too many beggars.
Too many people selling fake designer goods, too many beggars. Read Less
Sail Date May 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises