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Civitavecchia: Shore Excursion to Rome

1. Civitavecchia: Shore Excursion to Rome

Start your Roman adventure at 9:00 AM as you exit from your cruise ship. At the ship's Pier, you will be greeted by your friendly and professional driver/guide. Once you hop in your comfortable, air-conditioned minivan you will set off on your adventure.  Your driver will take you to all the most historical and socially significant landmarks in Rome. For those pressed for the time, this is the greatest way to ensure you see the main attractions of the city, all in 7-hours. During each stop you can hop-off the van and walk around, taking beautiful holiday snaps as you do. In the vehicle, you will enjoy the benefit of an audioguide in English. At each stop, you will be able to learn the basic history of each fascinating location.  During your tour, you will visit: Vatican City and St. Peter's Cathedral (1-hour), Colosseum (40-minutes), Piazza Venezia (15-minutes), Trevi Fountain (20-minutes), Spanish Steps (30-minutes), Pantheon (30-minutes), Piazza Novona (20-minutes) and the Panoramic View (15-minutes). Once you have visited all these major landmarks, you will be taken back to your cruise terminal, 1-hour before your ship departs and no later than 5:00 PM, ensuring a relaxing end to an exciting day.

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Rome Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and Transfer from Civitavecchia Port

2. Rome Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and Transfer from Civitavecchia Port

Make the most of your cruise stopover at Civitavecchia Port and journey to Rome by comfortable vehicle to climb aboard the open-top, hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus on arrival. Depart from Civitavecchia Port at 9:00 AM or 9:30 AM and get dropped off on Via Crescenzio 19, near the Vatican City. It is only a 12-minute walk to the Hop-on Hop-off bus stop number 6.  Then, jump off and on at 8 stops, all conveniently located close to the most important monuments in the city. Learn the history of Rome with the on-board recorded commentary available in 9 languages (English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian, Chinese, Arabic and Portuguese). Avail of the free walking tours that focus on some of the city's most famous squares, streets and monuments to get an even more complete picture of the city. The hop-on hop-off buses operate every day from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, and run every 15-20 minutes for your convenience. The online voucher can be validated on any of the big buses. The first stop for the hop-on hop-off bus, where the online voucher needs to be validated, is in front of Termini Train Station. Return to Civitavecchia Port at 3:45 PM. The transfer bus departs from Piazza dell’ Independenza and stops at 4:00 PM at the bus stop on via Crescenzio #2. For any extra information, you can ask your host on the drive into Rome in the morning.

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Rome: City Highlights Private Shore Excursion

3. Rome: City Highlights Private Shore Excursion

This private tour is carefully organized for cruisers. It guarantees a good outlook of the city of Rome and its major sites with a pick-up in Civitavecchia. It will be arranged, depending on the number of passengers, in a luxury sedan or minivan. The tour’s route includes stops in sites such as the Pyramid of Caius Cestius, ruins of Caracalla Baths, the Capitol, Piazza Venezia, the Colosseum, the Forum, Trevi fountain, the Pantheon, Piazza Navona, the Vatican and the Basilica of Saint Peter. The order of the tour can vary based on traffic conditions, and the amount of time spent at each stop is based on your interests and time available. In addition to the expected stops, you can decide to stop whenever you want to take photos during your tour. The tour is customizable, and your driver will be available to answer any questions you may have.

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Rome: 9 Hour VIP Private Shore Excursion Cruise Pier Pickup

4. Rome: 9 Hour VIP Private Shore Excursion Cruise Pier Pickup

Your trip begins with collection from the cruise terminal in the morning, to arrive at the Colosseum by 11:00 AM, where you will be whisked to the front of the queue. Immediately begin exploring this majestic ruin, the largest amphitheater built during the Roman Empire, designed to entertain the masses with brutal, violent spectacles. Its capacity is estimated to have been 70,000 people, who were all admitted free of charge to watch vicious gladiator fights and hunting simulations involving exotic animals. Included in your skip-the-line tickets is the entrance to the Palatine Hill and Imperial Forums. Explore both above ground and below, marveling at the unbelievable engineering techniques of the Romans and the intricate theatrical system of hoists, ramps, and trapdoors that made the arena function (included in the underground option). For an extra fee you can purchase a guided tour option, an audio or video tour, or complete underground tour. All are available in many different languages. After about three hours, head over to St. Peter’s Square, where you can marvel at the Sistine Chapel, take in the ornate Basilica, and gasp at the massive outdoor plaza. The tour has 18 other possible stops, according to your preference, to be explored at your own pace. Wherever you decide to roam in Rome, the minivan will pick you up at 16:00, and you can take a nap while being safely returned to your ship.

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From Civitavecchia: Full-Day Rome Cruise Shore Excursion

5. From Civitavecchia: Full-Day Rome Cruise Shore Excursion

Enjoy a full-day tour of Rome, including lunch and round-trip transfers from the cruise terminal at Civitavecchia. Transfer to Rome city center by coach, stopping at the Vatican’s St Peter’s Square on arrival. Admire the dome of St Peter's Basilica and the colonnades by Bernini on St. Peter’s Square. Then, follow your guide along the cobbled streets of Italy’s ancient capital. Climb the Spanish Steps, linking Piazza di Spagna and Piazza Trinità dei Monti. Enjoy panoramic views from the top of the baroque staircase, before going to another baroque icon of Rome at the Trevi Fountain. Throw a coin into the fountain to ensure you one day return to Rome! Next, admire the domed temple of the Pantheon. See its well-preserved Corinthian columns. Break for lunch, before going to Piazza Venezia and Palatine Hill. Marvel at one of the largest archaeological sites in the world, before exploring the Roman Forum, site of the Roman Republic’s political, administrative, and religious life. Learn the history of the Roman Empire and the ruins that surround you. End at the mighty Colosseum, and see the remains the world's largest amphitheater. Imagine the battle scenes between the gladiators and fearsome beasts, put on for the public and emperors. Walk around the still-imposing exterior, before boarding the coach for the return transfer to Civitavecchia.

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Rome Full-Day Shore Excursion from Civitavecchia

6. Rome Full-Day Shore Excursion from Civitavecchia

Make the most of your time in Rome on a full-day shore excursion from Civitavecchia. You will visit many of the Eternal City’s most important landmarks, including the Roman ruins of the Colosseum and the Pantheon, Renaissance and Baroque art and architecture, and the magnificent museums of the Vatican City. A professional chauffeur will pick you up at the cruise ship terminal in Civitavecchia and whisk you off to Rome where you can admire the city in all its Imperial glory. Visit the most famous amphitheater in the world and the symbol of Ancient Rome at the Colosseum. Admire the Circus Maximus, where dangerous chariot races took place. Continue to the glorious Forum and Palatine Hill. Get a superb panoramic view of Rome from Capitoline Hill and move on to Piazza Venezia, with its imposing monument dedicated to Italy’s first king, Vittorio Emanuele II. A visit to the awe-inspiring 2,000-year-old Pantheon is followed by a chance to throw a coin in Trevi Fountain, guaranteeing you will one day return to Rome. Next walk up the Spanish Steps and take a breather, while you taste a delicious Italian ice-cream. With your mind on food, you can now enjoy a traditional Italian lunch in a local restaurant, before exploring the Vatican City in the afternoon. Purchase a skip-the-line ticket to the Vatican sites in advance to maximize your day and give you plenty of time to see the sacred Sistine Chapel and the breathtaking frescoes by Michelangelo. Full up on art, food and hundreds of years of history, sit back and enjoy the drive back to Civitavecchia for a drop-off at your cruise ship terminal.

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From Civitavecchia: Private Day Trip to Rome

7. From Civitavecchia: Private Day Trip to Rome

Experience a unique day in Rome and enjoy the exceptional luxury of a personal driver to show you the most famous sights and other places of your choosing. Delight in an interesting day and let a local show you the city landmarks and provide lots of exciting insight. Enjoy pick-up from the Civitavecchia Harbor at 08:00 and begin your route through Rome at St. Paul's Cathedral, one of the most beautiful churches in the city. Take a break for a coffee and a look at the Colosseum and Palatine Hill. Stop at the Circus Maximus, and get a tip from a real local. Visit the Piazza Venezia and the Vittoriano House. Don't forget to toss a couple of coins over your shoulder into the Trevi Fountain to make sure you will one day return to Rome. See the Piazza di Spagna with the famed Spanish Steps and the elegant streets nearby. Ride further to the Pantheon and have lunch in a local restaurant. Decide whether you want to see the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica, as skip-the-line tickets can be booked. 

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One-Way Transfer between Rome and Civitavecchia

8. One-Way Transfer between Rome and Civitavecchia

Ensure an easy and comfortable transfer from your hotel Rome to the Civitavecchia port to board your cruise ship with a private, luxury car service. Available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, meet your professional driver, who will be holding a sign with your name on it, at the lobby of your residence in Rome. Enjoy a comfortable ride in a spacious, luxury car, and get dropped off directly at the Civitavecchia port in front of your cruise ship. The service is also available in the reverse direction, with a direct transfer from the Civitavecchia port when you disembark your cruise ship to the lobby of your hotel in Rome, and is available as a shared or private service, depending on your preferences.

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Rome: Private Pre-Cruise Tour & Transfer

9. Rome: Private Pre-Cruise Tour & Transfer

You can select your own itinerary and decide the duration of your transfer and tour according to your particular interests: Ancient and Baroque Rome, Christian Rome or a day of shopping with a relaxing lunch in an outdoor cafe and a pleasant walk in the downtown area. The operator will help you to make the most out of your stay in the Eternal City. At the end of the Pre-Cruise Tour your driver will drive you to your final destination, which can be your hotel or your cruise ship.  The pre-cruise tour of Rome is a great way of having an overall view of the city in just a few hours! It's a perfect tour for those wanting to see a lot who may be short on time.

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Civitavecchia to Rome Shore Excursion by Private Car

10. Civitavecchia to Rome Shore Excursion by Private Car

Enjoy a private tour of Rome from Civitavecchia port with round-trip transportation included. Perfect for small groups of 2 to 8 people. An English-speaking driver will be available during the whole excursion and will assist travelers with basic information about the sites including suggestions. The tour begins with 08:00 departure from the pier of your cruise ship. You will find your driver directly under your boat with a sign and your name on it. Enjoy transportation from Civitavecchia port to Rome (approx. 1.5 hours). After approx. 1.5 hours (depending on traffic) you will stop in the city where you will visit the Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum (only outside) and the center of ancient Rome where you will be dropped off to enjoy free time observing this breathtaking site of ancient Romans. Next, discover Venice Square, which is famous for the Vittoriano. This is also where Benito Mussolini made the declaration of the second World War. At Navona Square, observe the site where the Stadium of Domitian was built in 1st-century AD. Following, you will see the famous Pantheon, which was commissioned by Marco Agrippa as a Temple of all gods, and the Trevi fountain, which holds a legend that if visitors toss a coin, they are ensured a return in Rome. Next, visit the Spanish Square before ending your tour with a visit to the Vatican and St. Peter Basilica. Here, you'll have 1.5 hours of free time to explore independently.

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What people are saying about Civitavecchia

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 638 reviews

Truly great experience. We had our own personal driver and guide for the entire day. No waiting in line, no trouble and we were able to see all the sights in great detail. We were on a cruise and for the little bit more expense we had this wonderful guide and driver and we were able to go inside the Vatican, Sistine chapel, St Peter's basilica and tour the Coliseum plus see the Pantheon and Trevi fountain. I would not hesitate to book this again. Everybody was very accommodating.

The tour was well organized. We were welcomed at the bus terminal and guided to our respective bus. In Rome a guide walked us to the hop-on-hop-off bus. The buses were reliable and at each stop was also a guide assisting with information. The trip was worth taking.

Our driver was excellent. He knew the city very well; he gave us excellent suggestions and convenient pickup and drop off locations. The vehicle was clean and safe. We saw more things in Rome than we could have on a tour.

We were picked up on time from the ship and driven through Rome by a competent young man. We were able to see all the promised sights with sufficient time.

Our guide Maks was excellent. This is the best excursion ever!