Round-trip transportation from the Transportation Hub at the Civitavecchia Cruise pier!
Air-conditioned, fully licensed, and insured transportation!
English-speaking certified driver/guide for groups of 8 or fewer!
Driver and separate English-speaking certified guide while in Rome for groups of 9-30!
Free time at the Colosseum!
Walking excursion of Old Rome!
Free time at St. Peters Square in Vatican City!
Escape the cruise ship shore excursion crowds and enjoy the unique sights of Civitavecchia and the surrounding area!
Your time in Rome is precious so don't waste your day with an overcrowded cruise ship-sponsored excursion. Enjoy a more personal, small-group excursion! See the best that Rome has to offer!
You will take the free shuttle from your Civitavecchia pier to the transportation hub near the harbor's main gate. You will meet the English-speaking staff and then board your air-conditioned transportation for the 80-minute journey to Rome. Group size is kept to a maximum of 30 guests to ensure personalized service. On arrival in Rome, take in the view of Capitoline Hill, one of the city's famous 7 hills. Once a Roman citadel, it was the hub of politics and religion.
Your small group will continue to the Roman Colosseum. Also known as the symbol of the Eternal City, it is famous for being the center of ancient Roman entertainment, gladiators, and wild beasts would challenge each other in front of over 50,000 onlookers. Enjoy 40 minutes of free time to explore and take photos. You can also see the Arch of Titus by the Colosseum which was built in honor of war victories by an Emperor.
Pass by Palatine Hill, Circus Maximus, and the Victor Emanuel monument before embarking on a guided walking exploration. Stroll through narrow streets to the city's largest Baroque fountain that you may recognize from the 1954 movie, Three Coins in a Fountain. Trevi Fountain, as superstition states, if you throw a coin in a particular way into the fountain, you have a guaranteed return to Rome. Try your luck! You will also visit the Pantheon, a temple of all the Ancient Roman gods. Time permitting, you will also see Navona Square and Farnese Square.
There is a quick lunch break and your guide will be able to offer suggestions on where to dine and try some authentic Italian food. Lunch is at the guests' expense.
After lunch, you will visit Vatican City. En route, you will pass the Castle of the Angels (Castel Sant' Angelo) and Bernini's Bridge of the Angels. When you arrive at St. Peter's Square, enjoy 45 minutes of free time to visit the world's largest church, St. Peter's Basilica, explore the square, soak up the atmosphere or do some souvenir shopping. Please note that due to the popularity of St. Peter's Basilica, waiting times to enter the church may be excessive.
At the appointed time and spot, you will regroup with your transportation and head back to your ship pier in Civitavecchia, approximately 80 minutes away.
Please note the sequence of visits may change due to traffic. Anticipate large crowds at all sites with some entrance lines taking over one hour to clear. For groups with less than nine people onboard, transportation will be by smaller vehicle and your guide will also be your driver. For groups of more than nine people, you will meet your official guide on arrival to Rome.
What is included?
Air-conditioned and licensed round-trip transportation from the Transportation Hub at the Civitavecchia Cruise pier
English-speaking Driver/guide for groups of 8 or less
Driver and Separate English-speaking professional guide while in Rome for groups of 9-30
Free time at the Colosseum!
Walking excursion of Old Rome
Free time at St Peters Square, The Vatican City
Escape the cruise ship shore excursion crowds and enjoy the unique sights of Civitavecchia and the surrounding area
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As you may be visiting a religious or memorial site, shoulders and knees must be covered on men and women.
We suggest you have cash (Euros) on hand for refreshments, excursion staff gratuities, shopping, etc.
Sensible, rubber-soled walking shoes are highly recommended along with sun protection.
Please pay attention to the restrictions and requirements for this excursion, no refund will be granted if the requirements are not met.
This excursion is only available with an English guide.
Where we meet
For the Civitavecchia Best of Rome Excursion, you will meet your local excursion staff at your Civitavecchia Cruise Port Transportation Hub, located at the main entrance to the port. All necessary details will be printed on your Electronic Shore Excursion Ticket. Please allow enough time to catch the port shuttle to the transportation hub for your departure.
This excursion is not wheelchair accessible.
Guests must be able to step in and out of the transportation.
Guests must be able to walk on paved, gravel, and cobblestone surfaces, some on inclines.
There are steps required to enter several of the sites as well as steep curbs in some areas.
This Civitavecchia Best of Rome Sightseeing Excursion may involve risks. We suggest you check with your elected person of choice to see if these possible risks might affect you.
Will they cancel the Civitavecchia Best of Rome Excursion if it is raining?
The Civitavecchia Best of Rome Excursion operates rain or shine, within safety guidelines. The local cruise excursion operator will decide at the time of departure if there is a reason to postpone or cancel the excursion.
Will I see the Sistine Chapel on this Civitavecchia Best of Rome Excursion?
Unfortunately, the chapel is part of the museum's excursion which requires several hours to complete.
Will I visit the Colosseum dungeons where they kept wild animals on this Civitavecchia Best of Rome Excursion?
Unfortunately, the dungeons require an additional ticket and guided exploration which does not fit into your time at the Colosseum.
Will there be restrooms?
Restrooms are located at each stop. In Europe, a small package of tissues is suggested as public restrooms may or may not have toilet paper. Most public restrooms require a small fee. Having a few local coins is highly recommended as they do not always make changes.
Is there shopping time included on this Civitavecchia Best of Rome Excursion?
Shopping time is possible during your short lunch break or during your stop at ST Peter's Square. Most shopping in these areas will be Roman or Christian souvenirs.
Can I use US dollars?
Most large stores and restaurants will take major credit cards and some may take other currencies besides the Euro. Small stores restaurants or sidewalk vendors will usually only take local currency. The best exchange rates for currency are usually at major bank ATMs. The worst rates are at the airport, train stations, or exchange bureaus located in major excursionist areas. Before leaving home, please check with your credit card companies and banks on what transaction or other fees they may apply if you use a debit or credit card abroad. These are in addition to the fees applied by the vendor or host bank where you are using the card.
Do I need to take my passport with me on the Civitavecchia Best of Rome Sightseeing Excursion to show with my Electronic Shore Excursion Ticket?
No, it is not necessary to take along your passport unless noted by your cruise line or listed in the Restrictions or Notes tab for the excursion. Your local operator has your booking noted. Please arrive with a printed copy of your eticket or digital copy if applicable.
For the Civitavecchia Best of Rome Sightseeing Excursion, we issue full refund for your deposit or full payment to us if: Canceled by client prior to excursion date with a minimum of 24 hours prior notice by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For cancellation reasons below, you must contact us via email within 14 days after your excursion:
Your ship arrives into port late and you cannot make it in time to the meeting location (we will verify with the tour operator).
Your ship skips/misses the port.
Weather conditions or equipment failure prevents the operator from running the excursion.
A medical problem prevents you from safely participating in the excursion (we will verify with the excursion operator and the guest may send doctor's note). This applies to individuals only and not the remainder of the group.
Cancellations/deposit refund requests that do not comply with the above may not be subject to refund.
Refunds may be subject to a service charge fee as determined by the payment processor, please refer to Terms and Conditions for more information.
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Escape the large overcrowded ship excursions. Enjoy this Civitavecchia small group excursion with exclusive highlights of the Eternal City of Rome with your visit to the Colosseum on this full-day excursion.
Our guide was very good, he did a great job pointing out sites and giving interesting info all day. As expected, the city was a little bit crowded, but it was still enchanting. Long lines but worth it. We got to see so much with this excursion. Show Management Response
Management Response: Hello Anne. Thank you for sharing your comments and review of the Civitavecchia Best of Rome Sightseeing Excursion. This excursion allows guests to experience and enjoy a great variety of local highlights. We hope that we can assist you again for future shore excursions.
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5/5 (Visited on August 2019)
The only thing my family wanted to do on this cruise was visit Rome. No regrets, the city is more beautiful than I ever expected. Our favorite part was our visit to the Colosseum, we were lucky that we could get admission tickets, the guide warned us when the tour started that we may not be able to get tickets, we were really happy that we did get to enter and see this amazing treasure. We all highly recommend this tour. Show Management Response
Management Response: Hello Jake. Thank you for your review of the Civitavecchia Best of Rome Sightseeing Excursion you booked through us. It sounds like you picked the perfect excursion for you and your family. You guys were able to discover Rome and the see the Colosseum - definitely breathtaking when you get inside. We look forward to having you and your family join us again for future cruise shore excursions.
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5/5 (Visited on January 2016)
The perfect excursion if you only have one day to visit all of the important places in Rome... My favorite part was the food :) We got to see so much and with the help of our very knowledgeable guide. This was a legendary cruise and our excursion in Civitacchia helped make it memorable.Show Management Response
Management Response: Hi Allison,
Thank you very much for sharing your review and comments about your recent Civitavecchia Best of Rome Sightseeing Excursion. We are very glad to read you had a nice time and that you were able to taste italian gastronomy which is one of the best in the world.
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