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Rome On Your Own: Bus Transfer from Civitavecchia

1. Rome On Your Own: Bus Transfer from Civitavecchia

See the sights of Rome at your own pace with a round-trip transfer from the cruise terminal at Civitavecchia, and get 8 hours to explore the "Eternal City" according to your own interests. Upon arrival in the city center you are free to visit the sites that interest you the most. Go to the Basilica of St. Peter's in the Vatican City and marvel at works of art by Michelangelo and others. Visit the Mausoleum of Hadrian at the Castel Sant' Angelo or discover the temple to all gods at the immaculately-preserved Pantheon. Follow in the footsteps of famous poets at the Spanish Steps, and marvel at the architecture of Piazza Navona, built over the Stadium of Domitian. Discover the highlights of Ancient Rome, such as the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain and much more. Alternatively, spend the day shopping or enjoying lunch in sought-after neighborhoods such as Trastevere. Travel by modern, air-conditioned coach and benefit from the services of an assistant who will be happy to give you tips on how to reach places as fast as possible. Upon arrival in Rome, get dropped off on Via Lungotevere Marzio "Zanardelli", on the opposite side of the bridge from where the Justice Palace, Palazzaccio, stands.

Civitavecchia Port: Shuttle Bus to/from Rome Termini Station

2. Civitavecchia Port: Shuttle Bus to/from Rome Termini Station

Pre-book the SIT shuttle bus service between Civitavecchia Port and Rome Termini railway station, and benefit from a reliable service that departs daily at 9:30 AM. Redeem your voucher at the bus stop just outside the Port. Then, hop aboard and sit back and relax. Make use of the luggage storage to keep your bags safe, and stay online with the onboard WiFi. For departure transfer, simply make your way to the bus stop at least 15 minutes in advance. You can also change your destination dropping off at the Vatican area instead of Termini Station. Wherever is more convenient for you to start your visit to Rome.

Classical Rome: Full-Day Bus Tour from Civitavecchia

3. Classical Rome: Full-Day Bus Tour from Civitavecchia

Depart from the port of Civitavecchia by bus at 9:30 AM for Rome, accompanied by a local bus assistant. When you reach the city a professional, licensed guide will be waiting for you. After just about an hour and fifteen minutes of travel, the bus will stop next to the imposing Leonine Walls. On this full-day tour, your guide will provide commentary about Rome’s historical traditions and its art, as you take in most of the important monuments. The guide will accompany you up until St. Peter’s Square as you take in the stunning views of St. Peter's Basilica and the magnificent Square, surrounded by Bernini’s famous colonnades dating from 1656. Please note that if there are long lines waiting to enter St. Peter's Basilica, the guide will tell you about the Basilica from the outside. Please refer to the Additional Information section about priority entrance to the Basilica. Meet your tour leader at a designated point for the second part of the tour. You'll be driven on the bus for a panoramic ride along the streets near the Tiber, cross it near the Tiberine Island, see the city’s other monuments, you’ll pass by the Capitoline Hill, designed by Michelangelo. During the ride, you’ll see the Marcello Theater, commissioned by Emperor Augustus. Your guide will also point out the Temple of Portuno and Temple of Hercules, 2 of the finest smallest temples in the center of Rome. At the end of this amazing panoramic ride, you will stop near the Colosseum and start the walking path with the guide at the foot of this amazing monument. You’ll come to the Circus Maximus, the largest stadium built in ancient Rome, and the site of chariot races for more than a thousand years. Then continue along the famous Via Dei Fori Imperiali leading to Piazza Venezia and admire the amazing Altar of the Fatherland. Start out with a visit to the spectacular Trevi Fountain, originally designed by Bernini, but finally constructed by the architect Nicola Salvi. Next, you’ll have a break of 30-40 minutes for a light lunch or even just an ice cream from one of the local shops. Walk to the Pantheon, the great pagan temple that dates back 2,000 years. Finish your tour with a visit to Piazza Navona, where Bernini and Borromini, the greatest architects of the 17th-century, reached their highest achievements. The Church of St. Agnes in Agony was designed and built by Borromini and the 4 Rivers Fountain is a Bernini masterpiece.

Civitavecchia Port to Rome City Center 1-Way Transfer

4. Civitavecchia Port to Rome City Center 1-Way Transfer

Get the VIP treatment at the start or end of your cruise to Rome, and enjoy a private transfer with personal driver at a very convenient price. For arrival transfers, your driver will be waiting on the dock at Civitavecchis Port. They will be holding a sign with your name on it for ease of contact. Then, relax on the approximate 1-hour journey to any address within Rome city center. Avoid the long lines for taxis, or the hassle of negotiating the public transport system with your heavy luggage. The price is fixed for any destination in Rome. Transportation is by executive class vehicle for small groups of 1-4 passengers. Drivers are bilingual and provide a polite welcome upon arrival. They will then take care of your needs, right up to the entrance of your hotel. The transfer is also available for those about to embark on a cruise. Transfer from Rome to Civitavecchia Port, and board your ship refreshed and relaxed as your driver takes you direct from your hotel to the departure zone of your ship.

Panoramic Bus Tour of Rome from Civitavecchia Port

5. Panoramic Bus Tour of Rome from Civitavecchia Port

Head to Rome on a full-day guided panoramic tour of the Eternal City. You’ll be welcomed by your tour leader at the Civitavecchia port, where you’ll board a comfortable air-conditioned coach that will take you to one of the world’s most beautiful, artistic, and charming cities. The first stop is just a stone’s throw away from the Palazzaccio (Palace of Justice) in Piazza dei Tribunali. From here you can admire the most powerful and imposing castle ever built in Rome, Castel Sant’Angelo. Nearby you’ll marvel at magnificent St. Peter's Basilica from the top of Via della Conciliazione. Feast your eyes on the semi-circular colonnades that frame St. Peter's Square, designed and built by Bernini in the 17th century. Choose an optional tour of St. Peter's Basilica, with its Baroque and Renaissance facade that dominates the square and the skyline with its perfectly designed dome. Meet your tour leader at a designated point for the second part of the tour. You'll be driven on the bus for a panoramic ride along the streets near the Tiber, cross it near the Tiberine Island, see the Pyramid of Cestius, and the second largest Roman baths called the Baths of Caracalla. At the end of this amazing panoramic ride, you will stop in Via Petroselli, near the Theatre of Marcellus. When you reach the Capitoline Hill you'll see the beautiful Cordonata that leads to Piazza del Campidoglio. When you reach the Althar of the Fatherland, you will see the famous Via dei Fori Imperiali leading to the Coliseum. Then you'll be able to observe the Traian’s Forum, and continue to the Trevi Fountain where you can toss a coin into the water to ensure that you’ll return to Rome one day! Next on the itinerary is a break for a quick lunch or just an ice cream (gelato), if you prefer. Admire the incredibly well-preserved Pantheon, built as a temple with a massive dome. You may enter to see the tombs of Victor Emanuell II and Raphael. You’ll see Piazza Navona with the 4 Rivers Fountain by Bernini, before ending your visit to Rome and heading back to the Civitavecchia port.

One-Way Transfer between Rome and Civitavecchia

6. 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.

Civitavecchia Port: Shuttle Bus to and from Vatican City

7. Civitavecchia Port: Shuttle Bus to and from Vatican City

Book the SIT bus transfer between Civitavecchia Port and the Vatican City area. Benefit from the services of the staff as they assist customers with their transfer details. Choose between a 1-way or round-trip transfer. From the beginning of your transfer, staff will be on hand to assist you. Simply present your voucher on arrival to redeem it and hop on board. The driver will help you store your luggage in the provided area before driving towards the Vatican City or Civitavecchia Port, depending on your chosen transfer option. Your transfer will end after drop-off unless you choose the round-trip option. If heading to the Vatican City from the port, you'll be dropped off in the Prati District at a location that's a convenient 10-minute walk to the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Church. If heading to the port, get dropped off outside the Civitavecchia Port.

Rome: Transfer to Civitavecchia Cruise Port

8. Rome: Transfer to Civitavecchia Cruise Port

Reach your cruise ship stress-free and in plenty of time to board with this door-to-door service transfer. Enjoy pickup at your hotel in Rome and relax on board a spacious air-conditioned minivan while your professional driver navigates the city traffic to the Civitavecchia port, where you'll be dropped off inside the cruise port just steps from your ship. Skip the delays and hassle of the train or bus with a private transfer Flexible pick-up location in Rome and drop-off directly inside the port Choice of transfer times to fit your departure schedule English-speaking driver, 8-passenger minivan, and Wi-Fi on board.

Civitavecchia: Shore Excursion to Rome

9. 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.

Rome: 9 Hour VIP Private Shore Excursion Cruise Pier Pickup

10. 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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What people are saying about Rome Civitavecchia Cruise Port

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 1,302 reviews

Bus and staff easily identified at end of port. Make sure you stay on shuttle bus to end of port. Nice air conditioned coach. Guide excellent. Very informative and helpful. Walks you around the main sites in Rome and outside of Coloseum. It’s a whirlwind tour but definitely value for money compared to cruise tour prices.

The trip was well organized all round and everyone on site was super nice. A slightly later departure time (we had departure at 3:30 p.m. in Rome) would have been desirable.

Everything was perfect! We had no issues! We also was a party of 7 with 7 huge luggages and we all fir comfortably and our driver was very nice and spoke English.

Easy to book, good guidance, helpful staff, comfortable air conditioned coach

Right on time, great driver, safe, clean and roomy vehicle