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Civitavecchia Shore Excursion: Independent Rome Day Trip

Civitavecchia Shore Excursion: Independent Rome Day Trip

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Civitavecchia, Italy
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icon9 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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icon9 hours  (approx.)
Pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English

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icon9 hours  (approx.)
Pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

For an easy, relaxing way to get to Rome when your ship arrives at the Civitavecchia cruise port, book this independent shore excursion that provides private transportation into the city with a knowledgeable driver. You can design your own sightseeing adventure with the help of your driver to see the Eternal City’s famous landmarks. Perhaps visit Ancient Rome sites like the Colosseum, baroque attractions like the Trevi Fountain, lively squares like Piazza Navona or the artistic masterpieces of the Vatican. It’s up to you!
  • Independent Rome shore excursion with a private driver
  • See top Rome attractions such as the Colosseum, the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain
  • Visit the Vatican Museums, and admire Michelangelo's ceiling painting The Creation of Adam
  • Explore St Peter's Square, home to the iconic St Peter's Basilica
  • Enjoy a flexible itinerary and customize your own sightseeing trip
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Cover the Eternal City at your own rhythm during this chauffeured, customizable cruise ship excursion.
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Private driver
Transport by air-conditioned car or minivan
Port pickup and drop-off
Worry-Free Shore Excursion Guarantee
Entrance fees to all attractions
Food and drinks
Gratuities
Guide
Civitavecchia Port
The driver will be waiting for you, holding a sign with the lead traveller name on it, on the pier where your ship is docked.
Upon your ship’s arrival at the Civitavecchia port, your independent shore excursion starts by meeting your private driver for the journey into Rome. This is your day tour and you can create your own itinerary, so just let your driver know what sights you want to see the most (all entrance fees, food and drinks are at your own expense).

Perhaps visit the Vatican Museums to admire some of the most treasured works of art on Earth, such as Renaissance pieces by Raphael and Michelangelo’s legendary frescoes that adorn the Sistine Chapel, including The Creation of Adam. Walk around St Peter’s Square, and check out St Peter’s Basilica, the largest catholic church in the world, home to more Renaissance art like Michaelangelo’s La Pietà sculpture.

Maybe you want to immerse yourself in Ancient Rome by visiting the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Arch of Constantine and Palatine Hill. Drive by Circus Maximums, and marvel at the imposing design of the Pantheon. For a look at Rome’s most beautiful and romantic attractions, you’ll want to walk through the historical center to find the Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps and Piazza Navona. Don’t forget to take a break to enjoy the most pleasurable of Italian activities—eating and drinking at a sunny sidewalk café. 

When your time in Rome is up, rest your feet on the drive back to Civitavecchia.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:

We will ensure your timely return to the Civitavecchia port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Civitavecchia Port
Your private English speaking driver will pick you up directly at your ship docked at Civitavecchia Port, and after a 90 minutes ride the driver will explain the schedule we normally suggest, in order to do and see as much as possible, maintaining a very good comfort. Obviously being a private service (just for your party) you are free to customize the itinerary to focus just on the attractions you are interested in. you will reach the city center of Rome.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Piazza Navona
Piazza Navona
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Trevi Fountain
Trevi Fountain
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Circus Maximus
Circus Maximus
Stop At:  
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
St. Peter's Square
St. Peter's Square
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Palatine Hill
Palatine Hill
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Arch of Constantino
Acro di Costantino
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Colosseum
Colosseum
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Roman Forum
Roman Forum
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Civitavecchia Port
At the end of your private shore excursion, enjoy a relaxing 90minutes drive back to your ship at Civitavecchia Port
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Please note that the Vatican Museums are closed on Sundays (except the last Sunday of the month).
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • We can accommodate people with their own foldable wheelchair, only if advised at time of reservation
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Prestige Rent
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Civitavecchia Shore Excursion: Independent Rome Day Trip?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Civitavecchia Shore Excursion: Independent Rome Day Trip.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Civitavecchia Shore Excursion: Independent Rome Day Trip?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Civitavecchia Shore Excursion: Independent Rome Day Trip.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Civitavecchia Shore Excursion: Independent Rome Day Trip?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Civitavecchia Shore Excursion: Independent Rome Day Trip.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Civitavecchia Shore Excursion: Independent Rome Day Trip?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Civitavecchia Shore Excursion: Independent Rome Day Trip.

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star-5
Fantastic experience - the best way to see Rome!
Drew_F
, Jul 2022
This was a great experience. Our driver Salvatore was fantastic. He is a native Roman and knew the best way to maximize what little time we had, and we saw much more than we anticipated as a result. Excursions like this aren’t cheap, but they are completely worth it.
star-5
A Great Day in Rome
Jeffrey_K
, Nov 2019
Fabulous! Luca knew where to take us to see Rome (in only 1 day) and when to do what. He dropped us at each venue, told us about it and what to see, then picked us up. Timing was perfect! He bought skip-the-line tickets for us at the Colosseum (we reimbursed him, of course) to save time. The day ended with the city's best gelato....fabulous! What a great person and trip!!!!! And did I mention that he's really funny, too?
star-5
We had a a fabulous day with Leo. It...
Babinder51
, Oct 2017
We had a a fabulous day with Leo. It was like spending a day with a Professor of Ancient Roman and Etruscan History from a top university. The four of us had been to Rome before so we asked him to take us to sights unfamiliar to us but so worth it. I highly recommend Leo
star-5
Absolutely fantastic trip, we were...
Chris W
, Oct 2017
Absolutely fantastic trip, we were met by Luca at the ship and as it was a Saturday breezed into Rome :- As it was our first visit to Rome we were flexible and just said to Luca lets do the top sites, I had bought tickets for Colleseum before direct from Colleseum site,the best way so Luca took us past the queses right up to the entry and we were in. from then on we visited loads of decent places,Forum, Spanish Steps Pantheon,St Peters Square,Circus maximus, Trevi Fountain, where i have to apologise to Luca for nearly giving him a heart attack!...I unfortunately cut my head open going for a shortcut under some iron railings :- so staggered back to Luca's vehicle pouring blood..poor bloke though i'd been mugged!! Sorry mate! plus more..... we stopped for a brilliant italian lunch in a local restaurant and had a coffee stop earlier in the day..we stopped up in the hills for great views..Luca is a top guy, good company, knows his stuff, full of good information, gets you right close to the attractions and picks you up conveniently when you're done..no pressure and very personable...would 100 recommend booking him and we'll be sure to when we get to Rome again it really is a beautiful city...meeting him and doing this trip was a real highlight of our cruise and looking forward to seeing Luca again sometime in the future..you never know we might even get to sample mamas cooking :- :- Thanks Luca..you're a star Chris,Wendy,Derek and Tracey
star-5
Leonardo was a 11 out of 10. we have...
Christie LeBar
, Sep 2017
Leonardo was a 11 out of 10. we have been to Rome many times but learned and enjoyed the time with him more than any. Special man who knew everything about the city . he is a very happy man and delights in his presentation which was infectious! Will definitely use him again....
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We had a wonderful day with Leo, and...
William_M
, May 2017
We had a wonderful day with Leo, and experienced more than we had hoped. Leo gave us a great overview of the history of the area on our ride from Civitavecchia to Rome. He not only took us to each of the sites we requested, but added a number of additional areas. We had plenty of time to explore, and saw more than we would have been able to on our own. This day was one of highlights of our trip thanks to Leo, and his knowledge and enthusiasm.
star-5
We had a FABULOUS day with Luca...
Angie M
, Nov 2016
We had a FABULOUS day with Luca!!! Our family of four my husband and myself and my aunt and uncle were with him and saw much more than our new friends saw on the ship's Ultimate Rome shore excursion! We had 1030 tickets to the Vatican which we got on our own. After getting into port at 0800 we arrived at the Vatican at 0930 and they didn't hold us to our tour time. Luca instructed us on the quickest way to get into the Sistine chapel, since that was the prime thing we wanted to see for the record, get into the Vatican museum and THEN stay to the right. He gave us a map and told us to call him when we were ready and he showed up within seconds! We also had Colosseum tickets at 1330, which Luca said was perfect! He took us to the Pantheon which no one from the ship said they saw and we went in there...amazing! Also took us to a small little square where we had lunch at a little pizzeria off the beaten path. Stopped at a few other places where he took us inside and told us the history and showed us the underground ancient part of the city and we saw the Trevi fountain. Again, at the Colosseum, he met us when we were done within seconds of calling him! To finish off the day, he brought us to a number of other places and then to the site overlooking the ruins and the landmarks of the city the place where Three Coins in the Fountain was filled...the apartment...absolutely amazing. Luca was fabulous and we'll request him if/when we ever return to Roma! Thank you, Luca, and give Rudy a hug from us!
star-5
Loved it, the driver is highly...
Ping_Q
, Oct 2016
Loved it, the driver is highly experienced, he recommended the best route, introduced a lot more than we planned to visit.
star-5
We had George as our driver for the...
Calvin H
, May 2016
We had George as our driver for the day and he was excellent! He got us to so many lovely sights because he really knew his way around Rome. We enjoyed our tour very much with him!
star-5
What a wonderful experience! I...
Tasha B
, Jan 2016
What a wonderful experience! I highly recommend this tour if you have only a quick day in Rome. Such a great way to avoid the crowds from our cruise excursions and tailor your own day. Definitely the way to see Rome and, honestly, our guide treated us like a member of his own family. Truly recommended!
star-5
Our driver was Amor. OUTSTANDING...
RayCal
, Dec 2015
Our driver was Amor. OUTSTANDING!!! Well worth the money! He helped us make sure we got to our tour guide, took us to a local restaurant instead of the tourist' ones as well as many other sites that we wouldn't have know about.
star-5
Because there was 4 people in our...
aunt
, Nov 2015
Because there was 4 people in our group we decided to book a private van and driver to meet us at the port for our visit to Rome - Patrick met us at the port and it was a dreadful morning rain very heavy - Patrick quickly got us seated in the van and for the next 1-1/2 hrs he gave a consise history of the city -when we arrived he took us straight to a coffee bar close to the colosseum - he then took us to the ticket office - arranged to meet us after at a certain point - as it was still raining he arranged with his office tickets for the Vatican Museums/'Sistine Chapel - he took us to see all the major sites which we couldn't have covered otherwise - so a big thank you to Patrick who was very knowledgeable about everything and made sure we saw as much as we possibly could on such a very wet day - he was total gentleman and most helpful to 4 ladies 2 youngish 2 oldish!! - he certainly knows his city and it's history - i would certainly recommend a private car to a party of 4
star-5
Amazing, fabulous day in Rome with...
Brenda A J
, Nov 2015
Amazing, fabulous day in Rome with Luca as our driver. Very courteous, friendly and knowledgeable. Our group of seven had a great time exploring Rome in a very comfortable vehicle. We were able to customize our day based on what we wanted to see and then we let Luca take us to places he recommended seeing. We also enjoyed a great lunch at a quaint Italian restaurant per Luca's suggestion. I would highly recommend this day trip. Thanks for all the great memories.
star-5
Our tour was fantastic. Our guide...
Elizabeth M
, Nov 2015
Our tour was fantastic. Our guide was waiting for us at our port and was extremely knowledgable about the city, where to go, what to see and how best to avoid the lines. In fact he even secured last minute tickets for us to get into the coliseum and walked us to the front of the line right into the arena. Five Stars and well worth the expense...which was fairly priced for two people!
star-5
Our driver Luca was excellent! He...
Nan
, Oct 2015
Our driver Luca was excellent! He made sure we got to see everything in our allotted time. He even took us to places we didn't know about. I would definitely recommend him.
star-5
Our friends who took the bus-based...
Edward V
, Oct 2015
Our friends who took the bus-based ship from the cruise ship received nothing like this more personalized 6-person with one guide trip.
star-5
Excellent tour. Luigi was a great...
Shakira G
, Oct 2015
Excellent tour. Luigi was a great tour guide. We had 2 young kids with us who also really enjoyed themselves. I would highly recommend this tour as it allows you time to see the major highlights at your own pace.
star-4
Driver was fabulous, but tour guide...
Becky
, Oct 2015
Driver was fabulous, but tour guide not so much. Tour guide had not gotten our paid for Coliseum tickets, resulting in a long wait. The guide, while knowledgeable, behaved arrogantly and rudely to us, and others. Extremely crowded and frustrating day! Driver took us to a locally owned restaurant for a great lunch, complete with meeting owners. Fun lunch. Next time, I would recommend a driver only, with no tour guide.
star-5
Our driver and tour guide, DAVID...
Dave L
, Oct 2015
Our driver and tour guide, DAVID, was AMAZING!!!! David was punctual, friendly, funny, personable and a pleasure to spend the day with!!!! David was in contact with other tour guides and maximized our time by bypassing the attractions that had long waits to attractions with shorter to no lines and then at the end of the day we returned to the attractions that were previously busy to find no wait. His ability to get around Rome and to fill all of our time with sightseeing was remarkable and skilled. When we told David of our wish to have Gelato he took us to the best Gelato in Rome and even put on an apron and went behind the counter to help scoop. By the end of the day we felt that we had found a friend in David.
star-2
Disappointed. When I first read this...
Karen M
, Oct 2015
Disappointed. When I first read this it said driver would pick us up and we would meet the guide in Barcelona. The driver was the guide and he did what he could but not very informative. Did not make it to the Vatican due to traffic which was one thing I wanted to see. Wild driving in Rome.

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