Rome On Your Own: Bus Transfer from Civitavecchia

Activity provider: Civita Tours

Rome On Your Own: Bus Transfer from Civitavecchia

Activity provider: Civita Tours
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From US$ 27.09 per person

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Explore Rome independently on a shore excursion from Civitavecchia port. Benefit from round-trip transportation from the cruise terminal to access all the attractions of the "Eternal City." Marvel at the monuments of Ancient Rome, such as the Colosseum.

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Duration 8 hours
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  • Make the most of your time in Rome on an independent day trip
  • Benefit from round-trip transfers from Civitavecchia port to central Rome and back
  • Spend the day seeing the sights or enjoy a leisurely lunch in one of Rome's charming districts
Full description
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.
  • Round-trip transportation
  • Pre-booked seats on the coach
  • Coach assistant
  • Driver
  • Guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup or drop-off
  • Monument/museum entrance tickets
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Please take the free shuttle bus service from your cruise ship to the meeting point, which is at the end of the shuttle service ride. The ride takes about 10 minutes from the cruise ship to the meeting point. Your bus is located at Largo della Pace, Civitavecchia. Civitatours staff will wait in front of the bus and dressed in yellow. It is extremely important that you are at the meeting point not later than 9:15 AM. Departure time is 9:30/9:40 AM.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Skip-the-line entrance tickets to the Basilica of St. Peter's (when available) can be purchased just before boarding the coach if desired. The charge is €22 per person (adults, students, and children)
  • The tour will be carried out by an official guide from the Vatican State
  • You can request your desired language on booking the service before boarding the coach
  • For msc Lirica and Grandiosa the departure from Rome will be at 2:45pm.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 620 reviews

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Our drop-off bus had to circle for more than 30 minutes before it was able to stop at the official place (in FRONT of the Corte Suprema di Cassazione). There were also delays at the port due to latecomers. Otherwise, a good trip with good AC on buses. Civitavecchia is just too damn far from downtown Rome. By the way, the meeting point in Civitavecchia is just outside the gates of the parking lot where the shuttle buses from particular cruise ships in port drop off--look for the dudes in yellow shirts. Someone will guide the groups to the relevant bus--their location is not necessarily obvious. Sequence: drop off those who paid for Vatican tours, stay on bus to next (final) top at drop-off point. As mentioned elsewhere, you can upgrade from simple transport to tours by on-the-bus payments.

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March 24, 2023

To be honest it was a no frills trip we booked, which basically took us as close to the centre of Rome as possible and then took us back again several hours later. For its ability to meet this, I would definitely recommend this activity. The only downside we faced was that they were operating 2 activities at the same time and in the same coach, the other activity being a panoramic tour which other passengers had booked. My issue with this was that the staff on board the coach were incredibly pushy in trying to get other passengers to pay extra for the panoramic tour and pay for lunch too. Staff just would not take ‘No’ for an answer. Another passenger, who was actually on the Panoramic tour, told the staff member around 10 times that she did not want to have the lunch and the staff member still kept pushing about what great value for money it was and how amazing the food was.

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March 24, 2023

this is a "Round-trip", which is fine if you are only wanting to view a few highlight spots and not tour the full Vatican City; the couch personnel were very informative and helped up to navigate and plan our day. We would have liked a 'One-Way' options since we choose to book additional tour(s) and return via train late that evening

March 24, 2023

Product ID: 51183