5 star rating: Highly Recommended 48 Reviews

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  • Location:Rome, Italy
  • Duration:9 hours (approx.)

Civitavecchia Shore Excursion: Independent Rome Day Trip

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 November 2015

Because there was 4 people in our group we decided to book a private van and driver to meet us at the port for our visit to Rome - Patrick met us at the port and it was a dreadful morning rain very heavy - Patrick quickly got us seated in the van and for the next 1-1/2 hrs he gave a consise history of the city -when we arrived he took us straight to a coffee bar close to the colosseum - he then took us to the ticket office - arranged to meet us after at a certain point - as it was still raining he arranged with his office tickets for the Vatican Museums/'Sistine Chapel - he took us to see all the major sites which we couldn't have covered otherwise - so a big thank you to Patrick who was very knowledgeable about everything and made sure we saw as much as we possibly could on such a very wet day - he was total gentleman and most helpful to 4 ladies 2 youngish 2 oldish!! - he certainly knows his city and it's history - i would certainly recommend a private car to a party of 4

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Amazing, fabulous day in Rome with Luca as our driver. Very courteous, friendly and knowledgeable. Our group of seven had a great time exploring Rome in a very comfortable vehicle. We were able to customize our day based on what we wanted to see and then we let Luca take us to places he recommended seeing. We also enjoyed a great lunch at a quaint Italian restaurant per Luca's suggestion. I would highly recommend this day trip. Thanks for all the great memories.

Elizabeth M
United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Our tour was fantastic. Our guide was waiting for us at our port and was extremely knowledgable about the city, where to go, what to see and how best to avoid the lines. In fact he even secured last minute tickets for us to get into the coliseum and walked us to the front of the line right into the arena. Five Stars and well worth the expense...which was fairly priced for two people!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Our friends who took the bus-based ship from the cruise ship received nothing like this more personalized 6-person with one guide trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Our driver Luca was excellent! He made sure we got to see everything in our allotted time. He even
took us to places we didn't know about. I would definitely recommend him.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Worked great. No lines!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Excellent tour. Luigi was a great tour guide. We had 2 young kids with us who also really enjoyed themselves. I would highly recommend this tour as it allows you time to see the major highlights at your own pace.

Dave L
United States of America

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Our driver and tour guide, DAVID, was AMAZING!!!! David was punctual, friendly, funny, personable and a pleasure to spend the day with!!!! David was in contact with other tour guides and maximized our time by bypassing the attractions that had long waits to attractions with shorter to no lines and then at the end of the day we returned to the attractions that were previously busy to find no wait. His ability to get around Rome and to fill all of our time with sightseeing was remarkable and skilled. When we told David of our wish to have Gelato he took us to the best Gelato in Rome and even put on an apron and went behind the counter to help scoop. By the end of the day we felt that we had found a friend in David.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Great trip. Highly recommend! We got our 9 hours worth. Good value!! Took us to local place for lunch. It was great!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Absolutely with out a doubt the way to go if you are trying to see Rome in a Day. First off our driver LUCA was amazing. Luca was waiting right in front of the gangway as we left the ship and was parked just steps away with a practically brand new luxury van. We had already purchased a Skip the Line to the Vatican for the morning and was hoping to see the Coliseum as well. Luca Politely asked if we would consider making some changes to our schedule so we could see all that wanted to see, We are so glad we listened to our friend Luca. Luca made all the arrangements at no added cost. We visited the Coliseum, the Parthenon, the Forum, Piazza Augusto, and the Vatican. Luca also managed a few other surprises as well, with bringing us to a very nice little restaurant for lunch and on our way back an amazing Gelato shop. Thank You Luca and Viator for making this a very memorable trip.

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