5 star rating: Highly Recommended 31 Reviews

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  • Location: Rome, Italy
  • Duration:  9 hours (approx.)
When your cruise ship docks at the Civitavecchia port, embark on an independent shore excursion to Rome. Your private driver will pick you up and take you to the Eternal City to see top Rome attractions such as the Trevi Fountain, the Colosseum, Piazza Navona, the Pantheon and St Peter's Basilica. With the help of your knowledgeable driver, you can customize your itinerary based on your personal interests – the day is yours to explore at your leisure!


  • Independent Rome shore excursion with a private driver
  • See top Rome attractions such as the Colosseum, the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain
  • Visit the Vatican Museums and admire Michelangelo's ceiling painting of The Creation of the World
  • Explore St Peter's Square, home to the iconic St Peter's Basilica
  • Enjoy a flexible itinerary and customize your own sightseeing trip
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

What You Can Expect

Civitavecchia Shore Excursion: Independent Rome Day Trip

Trevi Fountain

When your ship docks in Civitavecchia, meet your private driver and head off on a shore excursion to Rome. The exact itinerary is flexible, so you can customize your day based on your preferences – just let your driver know what attractions you'd like to see, and then sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride!

At your own leisure and expense, head to the Vatican Museums, housing some of the world’s greatest art. Explore the Tapestry Gallery and the magnificent Raphael Rooms before strolling through the Sistine Chapel, where you’ll soak in the magical atmosphere created by Michelangelo's ceiling painting of the The Creation of the World.

Next, explore St Peter's Square and see the largest church in Christendom, St Peter's Basilica. If you decide to venture inside, check out the gilded Papal Canopy suspended over the altar, where the Pope celebrates mass. Here, admire one of the best-known sculptures in the world, Michelangelo's Pietà marble masterpiece.

After these breathtaking sites, explore Ancient Rome. Visit the Roman Forum, the Colosseum and the Arch of Constantine, and drive past the Circus Maximus, Palatine Hill and the Baths of Caracalla. Visit the well-preserved Pantheon and the nearby Santa Maria Sopra Minerva church housing Michelangelo's Risen Christ. Throughout your journey, your driver will explain the history behind these incredible sites and suggest good places to stop for lunch (own expense).

Finally, stroll through the historical center of Rome, from Piazza Navona through the narrow streets to the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps, before ending your day with a relaxing drive back to the Civitavecchia port.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:

We will ensure your timely return to the Civitavecchia port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This was the highlight of our vacation. The driver was great and took us to all of the sights in one day. We got to see everything at our own pace and were taken to an incredible restaurant for lunch.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Loved the tour. Our guide took us to the best paces for viewing and made sure everything was perfect.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This tour is perfect for a shore excursion, its maybe because of our driver Carlo. He is like a tour guide too ,very knowledgeable. He was on time picking us up. We were able to see a lot of beautiful places of Civitavecchia for a day and back to our port on time. We went to Vatican first, we have the skip the line ticket pre-order from viator which he got it for us . We went inside the vatican museum,Sistine chapel , Basilica and out to St. Peter square where he was waiting for us and headed for lunch. We stop on Pantheon, Spanish steps, Trevi fountain, Piazza Navonna and Colosseum with our pre-order ticket from viator. We ended our day with a gelato. Because of our driver Carlo he make all of this possible for us to see. We are so lucky that we have him us our driver/tour guide. If we will do an excursion in Rome again we will request Carlo as our tour driver. I highly recommend this shore excursion and request for Carlo.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This was a great experience...our driver was Luca and he couldn't have been any better...he was waiting for us at the port and made us feel comfortable from the first minute. He took us where we wanted to go and gave us lots of information about Rome along the way. I had forgotten to print off my entrance tickets to the Vatican and so Luca took me to an Internet Point and came in with me to help me print it off. He drove us right to the door to the sights and even came with us at the Coliseum to collect our entrance tickets and show us where to go and helped us get through the security line up without a hassle. He was positive, energetic and we thoroughly enjoyed our day in Rome. This was an expensive day but I cannot imagine trying to do Rome without a private driver...worth every penny!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This tour exceeded our expectations. Amour was wonderful. We learned things we never knew about Rome. I've already recommended Viator to others.
Absolutely first class treatment and tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Our private Rome tour was fantastic. The guide was very friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. He drove us to the attractions and then to scenic views. He drove us to a square and pointed out the best of Roman pizza, coffee, and gelato in that square. We had a wonderful lunch.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was the highlight of our trip. Gianfranco was waiting for us at the gang plank with a shiny, black Mercedes and we were whisked into Rome and dropped off in front of each attraction that was on OUR list.
Gianfranco had the Skip the Lines tickets pre-purchased so we walked right into the Coliseum and Vatican Museum. We saw everything on our list and many other attractions suggested by Gianfranco. This tour was a splurge, but worth every Euro spent!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

I would give this 10 stars if possible.

If you want to see Rome in 1 day, this is the way to go. Luca was fantastic. Couldn't have been better.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Massimo was a wonderful guide. He was so knowledgable and accommodating. We had a wonderful day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Alessandeo was a fantantastic host We were able to catch most sights in a limited time lunch was fun
an extra effort was made so a quick shop could get squeezed in We were picked up from our cruise boat
and delivered back in good time only regret so little time and so much to do will have to return.

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