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Classical Rome: Full-Day Bus Tour from Civitavecchia

Activity provider: Civita Tours

Classical Rome: Full-Day Bus Tour from Civitavecchia

Activity provider: Civita Tours

From US$ 52.37 per person

Experience the highlights of Rome and admire masterpieces of art and architecture on this full-day tour by van from Civitavecchia. Uncover the city's history and culture with help from your guide.

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Duration 8 hours
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English, German, Spanish


  • Marvel at the magnificence of St. Peter’s Basilica and Square
  • Walk around the outside of the Coliseum and learn about the gladiators from your guide
  • Make a wish and throw a coin into the iconic Trevi Fountain
  • Marvel at Bernini’s 4 Rivers Fountain in Piazza Navona
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Discover the grandeur of Rome on a day trip from Civitavecchia. Travel in a comfortable and airconditioned coach and stop at highlights like the St. Peter's Basilica, the Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain, and Pantheon.

Depart from the port of Civitavecchia by bus in the morning and relax on the ride to Rome. Upon arrival, meet your licensed guide and head to the imposing Leonine Walls.

Listen as your guide provides you commentary about Rome’s historical traditions and its art. Head to St. Peter’s Square to admire stunning views of St. Peter's Basilica which is surrounded by Bernini’s colonnades which date back to 1656. 

Enter St. Peter's Basilica, but if there are long lines to enter your guide will tell you about the Basilica from the outside. Explore the famous artwork inside the largest church in the world. 

Meet your tour leader at a designated point for the second part of the tour. Hop on the bus for a panoramic ride along the streets. Cross the Tiber river near Tiberine Island, pass by Capitoline Hill which was designed by Michelangelo. 

View ride the Marcello Theater which was commissioned by the Emperor Augustus. Watch as your guide points out monuments like the Temple of Portuno and Temple of Hercules, 2 of the finest temples in the center of Rome.

End your sightseeing bus ride with a stop near the Colosseum and start the walking portion of your tour with a guide at the foot of the Colosseum. Stroll by Circus Maximus, the largest stadium built in ancient Rome and where thrilling chariot races once took place. 

Continue along the famous Dei Fori Imperiali road leading to Piazza Venezia. See the Altar of the Fatherland and visit the spectacular Trevi Fountain, which was originally designed by Bernini, but finally constructed by the architect Nicola Salvi. 

Have 30-40 minute break where you can go purchase a light lunch or 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, to view masterpieces by Bernini and Borromini, the greatest architects of the 17th-century. Marvel at Borromini 's Church of St. Agnes in Agony and Bernini's 4 Rivers Fountain. Return to Civitavecchia by bus. 

  • Professional licensed guide
  • Full-day guided tour
  • A modern, safe, air-conditioned bus for comfortable travel
  • Driver from Civitavecchia to Rome and return
  • Skip-the-line entry to St. Peter's Basilica (see the Additional Information section)
  • Visit inside the Coliseum
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance tickets
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Please take the free shuttles 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. Tour staff will be waiting in front of the bus and dressed in yellow. It is extremely important that you are at the meeting point no 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

  • Priority entrance to St. Peter's Basilica can be purchased just before boarding the bus. The cost is EUR 22 per person for adults, students, and children. The tour will be conducted by an official guide from the Vatican State. Your preferred language for the tour of St. Peter's Basilica can be requested when booking the service before boarding the coach
  • On Sundays, priority entrance cannot be offered as per Vatican rules. It is extremely important that if you wish to enter the Basilica, you must have your knees, shoulders, midriff, and cleavage covered as the Vatican can otherwise refuse entrance
  • Mandatory headsets are to be purchased while on the coach to hear the explanations of the tour guide. The fee for the headset is €2.50 per person for adults, students, and children
  • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
  • This tour will take place rain or shine
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Very well organized trip directly from the final stop of the bus shuttle in the port of Civitavechia. Be careful when choosing the bus shuttle, do not choose the shuttle to the train station! The tour guide in Rome by Mauritio was very pleasant. After a contemplative and informative walk around St. Peter's Square and a subsequent bus tour along the sights of the Tiber, we walked from the Coluseum at a leisurely pace and with many breaks and explanations by Mauritio back to the city center to the Trevi Fountain and the Piazzo Navona. During the lunch break held there, you should visit the Spanish Steps on your own, as these are not part of the tour guide's route. The explanations were extensive and very easy to understand, also thanks to the good and far-reaching headsets. All this at a more than reasonable price! The tour guide more than deserved the tip, which was suggested with a non-intrusive remark! Again any time

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October 25, 2022

Except for the outward journey, a technical problem on the bus had to be fixed, which led to a slight delay and since the guide only spoke English on the outward journey, the excursion was very successful. Maurizio Our guide spoke German without an accent and was able to tell us a lot about Rome and its history. All done in time you can't wait to see the whole of Rome in detail in just under 6 hours. Clear recommendation also from the price/performance ratio.

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October 25, 2022

A good trip to take if you want a quick overview of Rome. We didn’t get into the Basilica as the lineups were long. Of course we would’ve liked more free time but the timing was impeccable as we got back to our ship with minutes to spare. Our guide was excellent. Thought we were booking a smaller tour though but ended up being about 40 in our bus. Finding that’s typical of many of our excursions in Europe.

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October 3, 2022

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