Rome For First-Timers Private Shore Excursion From Civitavecchia Port

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 Hrs
  • Language:
  • Departure Time :
    7:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    As you disembark your ship, you will see where all private drivers are, your driver will be holding a sign with your name on
  • Return Details :
    We will drop you off dockside where your ship is docked
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Soak up the history and culture of Rome, during this full-day shore excursionincluding Civitavecchia port pickup and drop-off, a private English Speaking driver, and transportation by air-conditioned minivan. Customize the day based on your interests with possible stops at the Colosseum, Circus Maximus, Palatine hill, the Pantheon, Trevi fountain, Spanish steps, Victor Emmanuel Monument, St. Peters Square, and the Catacombs ancient burial site. Youll enjoy a leisurely lunch before heading back to the port to board your cruise ship. Monument tickets can be purchased in advance with an upgrade after booking.


  • Free port pickup and drop-off included
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Know More about this tour

    Explore the rich history of Rome during this full-day private excursion departing from Civitavecchia port at 7:30am. Your English-speaking driver will introduce you to The eternal city as you make the 90-minute drive from the port to the historical city center. Your day can be customized according to your interests, and you can upgrade for skip-the-line tickets for monuments to be purchased in advance. A possible itinerary is to first see the Colosseum from outside, spending about 20 minutes strolling around its square and admiring the Arches of Constantine and Titus, or, you can opt to go inside the ancient amphitheater, exploring its passageways. You can next visit Circus maximus, and imagine the chariot races that used to take place there, while also catching a view of one of the citys seven significant hills, Palatine. You wont want to miss the Roman forum, the trade, financial, and religious heart of the ancient civilization. Drive by or visit the Victor Emmanuel Monument and the balcony made famous by Mussolini, and gaze at the Pantheon and the ancient Roman temples oculus. There will be time to linger and people watch at the Trevi fountain and the Spanish steps, and enjoy a leisurely lunch on your own at a local restaurant. After lunch, you can visit Piazza navona, or Campo de' fiori, for an incredible view of the city. Or, travel along Appian Way, believed to be one of the first roads ever built, and explore the Catacombs ancient burial site. You can also visit St. Peters Square for photos and to catch a glimpse of the Vatican before departing Central Rome at about 3:30pm for the one hour journey back to the port to meet your ship.


    English Speaking driver

    Live commentary on board

    Port pickup and drop-off

    Transport by air-conditioned minivan


    If you decide to enter the Colosseum you will have to let us know beforehand and we will get the tickets for you for an extra 18 euro per person. Not included in the prepaid cost

    If you decide to enter the Catacombs you will have to pay 8 euro per person which is not included in the prepaid cost

    Food and drinks


    Additional Info

    Confirmation will be received at time of booking

    Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

    Dress code is smart casual

    Traveler Reviews

    • 12-Sep-2019

      The was the highlight of our trip. Fausto was the best driver we have had! He was very personalble and picked spots which we wanted to see. FANTASTIC

    • 30-May-2017

      We took a tour of Rome on May 1st. This happened to be Italy's Labor Day, so the Vatican and the museums were closed. My group of six was picked up from our cruise ship and traveled to Rome in a new 8 passenger van. Our tour guide John was amazing! He first took us to the Catacombs, then the Coliseum, Circus Maximus, Trevi Fountain, Appian Way, then drove by the Pantheon, and St. Peter's Square. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and spoke fluent English. A totally amazing tour of the city!! John drove us back to our cruise ship and arrived with 30 minutes to spare. If you're visiting Rome from a cruise ship, I highly recommend this tour of Rome!!

    • 17-May-2017

      Worth every cent!! Lucca our tour guide was outstanding! His historical insight of the city made it so memorable. In addition, he knew exactly how to maximize our tour experience by bypassing lines and crowded areas. He was always able to find parking places (no small task), great views and restrooms.

    • 26-Aug-2016

      Luca was fantastic and knowledgeable, an excellent tour. it was smooth and all was amazing. Even though we had been to Rome before, we chose this tour because we wanted a lot of basic information. We felt like all of us were happy with the history and explanations - even my son who takes history of Rome in college.