Three Days in Rome

Orchestrating your ultimate Mediterranean cruise experience from Rome

How to Spend 3 Days in Rome

Pre- or after cruise options for those who wish to receive life-time experience. In three days, you can:
  • Check off all the must-see sights;
  • Explore nearby cities and villages.
Tip: Take advantage of sightseeing passes and super saver deals offering discounts on combined excursions and activities

Day 1

Discover Historic Rome:

  • Take a comprehensive full-day Rome tour OR
  • Take a special VIP experience at a top landmark (breakfast at the Vatican or a night tour of the Colosseum) OR
  • Take a hop-on hop-off bus tour. – This tour gives you flexibility to stay at stop as long as you wish.

Plan your hop-on hop-off bus tour like this:

Morning: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica; Afternoon: The Colosseum and Roman Forum. Evening: the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain. Tip: book skip-the-line tickets, as wait times can be more than two hours at peak times.

Day 2

Day Trip

Take for a full-day tour that visits multiple destinations on a day trip from Rome.

Visit UNESCO World Heritage site:

  • Ruins of ancient Pompeii and
  • The Amalfi Coast.

Plus, go to Sorrento and catch a ferry out to Capri island.

Use those options of your ship doesn’t stop at Venice or Livorno (for Florence and Pisa):

  • Visit Venice;
  • Explore the Renaissance city of Florence;
  • Discover the medieval towns around Rome and award-winning wineries of Tuscany.

Tip: Look for a tour that includes hotel pickup, entrance fees, and lunch.


Day 3


Morning: visit any sights that you’ve missed—the Borghese Gallery or the Catacombs of Rome or the ruins of Palatine Hill.

Afternoon: take a food-tasting tour. Try pizzas, pasta dishes, and street food favorites like suppli (deep-fried rice and mozzarella balls), gelato, and sweet Maritozzi pastries. Or, sign up for a pizza- or pasta-making class.

Evening: go to Trastevere district to experience Rome’s nightlife and take a stroll along the illuminated riverfront.
Options for your pre-or after cruise three days in Rome.

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