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Classical Rome: Full-Day Bus Tour from Civitavecchia

1. 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.

Panoramic Bus Tour of Rome from Civitavecchia Port

2. 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.

From Civitavecchia: Escorted Shore Excursion to Rome

3. From Civitavecchia: Escorted Shore Excursion to Rome

Once your cruise arrives at the port of Civitavecchia, meet your tour leader and hop on the bus which will take you to Rome. During the journey, you'll receive a historical introduction to the city. Upon arrival in Rome, embark on a walking tour to some of the most famous landmarks in the city. From the arrival point, be accompanied by your expert tour leader to San Pietro Square, where you will have some free time before continuing with the tour. Walk towards Piazza Venezia where you can see the imposing Monumento de la Patria. This monument was built in honor of Victor Emmanuel II, the first king of a united Italy. See other landmarks including the Pantheon, the Castel Sant'Angelo, Piazza Navona, among others. Make a wish at the Trevi Fountain while admiring the many details of this beautiful work of art carved entirely from marble. Enjoy some free time to eat at one of the many restaurants in the area. Then, admire the exterior of Colosseum, one of the most impressive feats of Roman architecture. Return to the departure point where you will board your bus to take you back to the port of Civitavecchia.

Civitavecchia to Rome Shore Excursion by Private Car

4. Civitavecchia to Rome Shore Excursion by Private Car

Enjoy a private tour of Rome from Civitavecchia port with round-trip transportation included. Perfect for small groups of 2 to 8 people. An English-speaking driver will be available during the whole excursion and will assist travelers with basic information about the sites including suggestions. The tour begins with 08:00 departure from the pier of your cruise ship. You will find your driver directly under your boat with a sign and your name on it. Enjoy transportation from Civitavecchia port to Rome (approx. 1.5 hours). After approx. 1.5 hours (depending on traffic) you will stop in the city where you will visit the Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum (only outside) and the center of ancient Rome where you will be dropped off to enjoy free time observing this breathtaking site of ancient Romans. Next, discover Venice Square, which is famous for the Vittoriano. This is also where Benito Mussolini made the declaration of the second World War. At Navona Square, observe the site where the Stadium of Domitian was built in 1st-century AD. Following, you will see the famous Pantheon, which was commissioned by Marco Agrippa as a Temple of all gods, and the Trevi fountain, which holds a legend that if visitors toss a coin, they are ensured a return in Rome. Next, visit the Spanish Square before ending your tour with a visit to the Vatican and St. Peter Basilica. Here, you'll have 1.5 hours of free time to explore independently.

From Civitavecchia Port: Classic Rome Cruise Shore Excusion

5. From Civitavecchia Port: Classic Rome Cruise Shore Excusion

Head to Rome on a 9-hour shore excursion from the Civitavecchia port. On this tour, priced for a group of up to 4 participants, you’ll see the city’s most important and popular landmarks and historic monuments. Start off your visit at St. Peter's Basilica, the imposing church at the center of the Catholic faith. Marvel at its ornate architecture, see the numerous tombs of popes, and admire the famous Pietà, the only sculpture ever signed by Michelangelo. Stroll across the Piazza Navona, one of the most noted squares in Rome and admire its impressive fountain that represents the 4 great rivers of the world. Next you’ll head to the Pantheon, one of the best preserved Roman monuments. Admire this temple to all the gods of Ancient Rome and hear interesting legends about the site. Enjoy a stroll down narrow alleyways and stop at a local restaurant for some delicious Italian cuisine, and finish off your meal with an ice cream near the magnificent Trevi Fountain. Be sure to toss a coin into the fountain, to guarantee your return to the Eternal City. Visit busy Venice Square, where Mussolini delivered his seemingly endless speeches. Take a walk along the Via dei Fori Imperiali, at the heart of ancient Roman social life, and finally, feast your eyes on the Coliseum, the symbol of Rome and one of the 7 Wonders of the World.

Rome: Private Pre-Cruise Tour & Transfer

6. Rome: Private Pre-Cruise Tour & Transfer

You can select your own itinerary and decide the duration of your transfer and tour according to your particular interests: Ancient and Baroque Rome, Christian Rome or a day of shopping with a relaxing lunch in an outdoor cafe and a pleasant walk in the downtown area. The operator will help you to make the most out of your stay in the Eternal City. At the end of the Pre-Cruise Tour your driver will drive you to your final destination, which can be your hotel or your cruise ship.  The pre-cruise tour of Rome is a great way of having an overall view of the city in just a few hours! It's a perfect tour for those wanting to see a lot who may be short on time.

From Civitavecchia: the Dying City and Monster Park Tour

7. From Civitavecchia: the Dying City and Monster Park Tour

Civita di Bagnoregio is located in Tuscia on the border between Tuscany and Lazio. It is called the "dying city" because the land on which it stands is slowly falling away and will inevitably disappear when the final pieces crumble into the spectacular Valle dei Calanchi below. Knowing this, and knowing that nothing can be done to prevent it makes your visit all the more special, eternal and timeless. This is the feeling that makes it unique and marvelous to the people who have experienced the dying city. Connected to the rest of the world by a three hundred meter bridge, Civita di Bagnoregio is a charming village which will make you feel you are visiting a world that no longer exists. Made up of old houses, narrow streets and surrounded by beautiful landscapes, discover a walk through the scenes and stories of this place and choose the corner that sparks your intrigue the most. You can explore the Romanesque Arch at the entrance to Civita, the Renaissance Palace or the large Piazza (which is the site of donkey races on the first Sunday in June and the second Sunday of September and where all the remaining locals come to socialize in the evenings). After visit the dying city, you will head on to discover the Monster's Park situated in the town of Bomarzo. It is also called "Sacred Wood", and was designed by Prince Vicino Orsini and the great architect Pirro Ligorio in 1552. The park is unique and represents refined Italian style gardens that follow geometric and perspective rationality with embellishments such as wide terraces, fountains with water games and mannerist sculptures. You will also discover here eccentric wood blocks of peperino, emerging from the ground and sculpted into enigmatic figures of monsters, dragons, mythological subjects and exotic animals.

From Civitavecchia: Tarquinia & UNESCO Site Visit with Lunch

8. From Civitavecchia: Tarquinia & UNESCO Site Visit with Lunch

Discover the city of Tarquinia and visit the UNESCO world heritage site of the Etruscan necropolis, containing tombs painted more than 3000 years ago, with the help of your local guide. Learn about the extraordinary artwork in the tombs, which predates the Romans and gives unique insight into the ancient culture and daily lives of the Etruscan people.  Leave the necropolis, and follow your guide to one of the most impressive museums on the Etruscans, located in the spectacular Palazzo Vitelleschi. Continue your discovery of Etruscan life and see items of pottery, arts and crafts which have previously been displayed in New York and Paris.  Finish your time in Tarquinia by relaxing and enjoying an authentic Italian lunch, in a traditional local restaurant. Savor the unique and dazzling flavours of the Lazio region, for the perfect end to your day of discovery. Upgrade the default tour option to also explore the underground city of Etruscopolis and see a massive underground quarry from the 4th-century BC featuring recreations of Etruscan homes and see what life was like in a time before the Romans.

From Civitavecchia: Private Rome Highlights Tour w/ Tickets

9. From Civitavecchia: Private Rome Highlights Tour w/ Tickets

You will be picked up from Civitavecchia harbor in an air-conditioned van, before being taken to the Vatican Museums. Don't worry about the crowds, as this tour includes exclusive skip-the-line access into the museums. The Vatican Museums are one of the world’s most visited museum complexes and are overflowing with masterpieces by many of the world’s most important Renaissance and Baroque artists. Your guide will lead you through all of the most important galleries providing a fascinating overview of the history and cultural significance. The tour includes visits to the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica and other key museum highlights. After this, you will stop for a light lunch and enjoy some authentic Roman cuisine. You will then head to the Colosseum and once again, will skip the long queues outside. Here, your guide will make the world’s most famous amphitheater come to life, explaining its awe-inspiring structure, and recreating the days when it was filled with the sounds of roaring animals and crowds and the clashing swords of gladiators. After that, you will visit the Roman Forum which was once the ancient city’s social, governmental, economic and religious center. At the end of the day, you will be taken back to Civitavecchia port.

Bomarzo Park of the Monsters and Viterbo Old Town Tour

10. Bomarzo Park of the Monsters and Viterbo Old Town Tour

Visit the unique Park of the Monsters, also known as the Garden of Bomarzo. Explore the gardens and their wide terraces, fountains with water games and mannerist sculptures. Discover figures of monsters, dragons, mythological characters and exotic animals. See the blocks of peperino, a crooked house, a funerary temple and obelisk monuments with carved mottos. After the visit, indulge in a traditional Italian lunch at a restaurant in Viterbo city center. In the afternoon, enjoy a guided visit of the old town. Known as the City of the Popes, Viterbo’s spectacular medieval center is worth seeing. Learn about the time of the Holy See and the fighting between the Guelph and Ghibelline families.    

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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 12 reviews

We were met right on time at the port entrance by our guide Sandro, who was very friendly and spoke wonderful English. He took us to the hilltop ancient town of Tarquinia, where we visited an Etruscan museum and the city hall, and then he did a slight detour to show us the area around Porto Ercole, before taking us to the hilltop town of Capalbio, where he found us a restaurant for bistecca fiorentina (our first - so delicious). We then went to the Tarot Garden of Niki de Saint Phalle, which is amazing in its collection of giant, whimsical mosaic sculptures, some of which are as big as a house! We had a great day and would happily tour with him again. Very pleased with our experience.

Great day out, guide was fantastic and van was comfortable with air con. Don’t do this tour if you are expecting to wander around each place for an hour as you only get a maximum of about 30 mins at each attraction. You do however get to see all of the major sights of Rome in one day in a small group which is far better than waiting for 50 people getting on/off a coach

It was a wonderful day! We visited many places, Vatican, Colosseum among others. Our guide Andrea and her assistant Alexa were excellent, always attentive, they know the history, punctual. They recommended places and where to eat. It was a very nice experience, I loved it. Thank you very much for this beautiful adventure Andrea and Alexa! 100% I RECOMMEND it!

The tour guide did a good job. He was entertaining and informative. Unfortunately, there wasn't enough time to go into everything. But the trip gave you a first impression.

Great guide Maurizio. Gave us information that probably no other tourist gets. Highly recommended tour.