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Civitavecchia Shore Excursion: Rome in One Day Private Tour

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From US$779.00

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Recommendations
  • 10 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

While you’re in port at Civitavecchia, take a private shore excursion into Rome for a full-day sightseeing tour of the city. With your own guide, you’ll see the Eternal City’s top attractions, such as the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps. Listen to personalized commentary about the sights, and enjoy skip-the-line entry to the Vatican Museums, St. Peter’s Basilica, and the Colosseum so you won’t waste any of your precious time in port waiting in queues.
  • Private shore excursion to Rome from Civitavecchia
  • Private guide leads you around Rome on this full-day private tour
  • Guided tour of Rome's most important monuments
  • Skip the line entrance tickets to the Vatican Museums, St. Peter's Basilica, and the Colosseum
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on time return to your ship

What's Included

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Skip the Line access at the Vatican Museums and the Colosseum
  • Professional guide
  • Port pickup and drop off
  • Worry-Free Shore Excursion Guarantee
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Please be aware that St. Peter's Basilica is not included until further notice

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • Port of Civitavecchia, E840, 00053 Civitavecchia RM, Italy

    Meeting Point: if the group is lower than 7 pax, clients will meet the City Wonders representative just outside the ship. If the group has more than 7 pax, a City Wonders representative will meet at the service center of the Port of Civitavecchia Port, in Largo della Pace. Clients must use the shuttle bus service from the dock to the Largo della Pace. The shuttle will leave you right at the gate. The driver will be just beyond the gate holding a sign with the lead travellers name. Once you arrive at the Vatican Museums your guide will greet you at the car. You must present your voucher to your tour guide.

Departure Time

7:30 AM

What To Expect

When your ship docks at the Civitavecchia cruise port, hop aboard your private air-conditioned vehicle for the drive into Rome, where your shore excursion starts in Vatican City. Meet your private guide, and enter the Vatican Museums with your skip-the-line ticket.

Inside, wander the vast complex of galleries and rooms that house the world’s largest collection of art. Your guide will introduce you to the highlights, including, of course, the Sistine Chapel, where you can gaze in wonder at Michelangelo’s famous ceiling fresco, 'The Creation of Adam.' Then visit neighboring St. Peter’s Basilica (where you’ll also skip the line) to see another famous Michelangelo piece, his 'La Pietà' sculpture, before heading out to St. Peter’s Square.

Next, you’ll be transferred into Rome’s historical center, where you have a break to buy lunch (own expense); your guide can offer recommendations about local restaurants. Then continue your exploration of the city, checking out iconic landmarks like the Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona, and the Pantheon. You’ll end your tour at the Colosseum, where your skip-the-line ticket once again allows you to go directly inside without waiting in the main entrance queue. Walk along the ancient amphitheater’s main level, and learn about the gory gladiator battles and other events that make up its bloody history.

Your day tour ends with the drive back to Civitavecchia so you can catch your cruise ship. 

Note: Your private guide provides commentary about Rome and its iconic sights throughout the day. If you have any special interests, such as architecture, art, culture or history, please provide this information at the time of booking so your guide can best prepare for your private tour.

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.

Vatican Museums

When your ship docks at the Civitavecchia cruise port, hop aboard your private air-conditioned vehicle for the drive into Rome, where your shore excursion starts in Vatican City. Meet your private guide, and enter the Vatican Museums with your skip-the-line ticket. Inside, wander the vast complex of galleries and rooms that house the world’s largest collection of art. Your guide will introduce you to the highlights, including, of course, the Sistine Chapel, where you can gaze in wonder at Michelangelo’s famous ceiling fresco, The Creation of Adam.

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Trevi Fountain

Passing by

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • All visitors must pass through metal detectors at the security check point; expect to wait 20-30 minutes to clear security
  • Only small bags are allowed
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Please be aware that St. Peter's Basilica is not included until further notice
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Operated by City Wonders Ltd

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

about cancellations

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Civitavecchia Shore Excursion: Rome in One Day Private Tour?

A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Civitavecchia Shore Excursion: Rome in One Day Private Tour?

A:The policy on social distancing is:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Traveller Tips


Yes, it’s a little on the pricy side but you get what you pay for and we literally did Rome in a day!
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usmale63, Sept 2019
The driver was nice although limited in English language. That was ok, we communicated well enough. Our Personal tour guide was outstanding. She explained so much and had so much to show and tell. We really enjoyed the Vatican, the Chapel and the Coliseum. The food was great. Thank you so much. We would love to return to Rome and spend more time. There is so much history.
2 travelers found this review helpful
Great Tour!
Amy_C, Jul 2019
Our guide was awesome. She got us into sites easily with no lines. She made sure all of my family was well taken care of. We saw all the sites you could hope for in Rome. We learned so much and everything was well organized. I would highly recommend.
1 traveler found this review helpful
When in Rome!
Nancy E, Jul 2019
We cannot say enough about this tour! Yes, it’s a little on the pricy side but you get what you pay for and we literally did Rome in a day! Our driver picked us up from our cruise ship and drove us to our private guide for the day who was waiting for us at the Vatican. We had skip the line admission for the Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. Tatiana was an amazing tour guide who showed us all of the important things and must sees! Then we were off to the Pantheon, lunch, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, and front of the line admission at the Colosseum. We could not have accomplished this much in one day any other way! Totally worth the extra $ if you only have one day in Rome. We had a relaxing, cool and comfortable ride back to our ship in a nice van. Thank you for a great day!
Excellent tour!
Kristen_B, Jun 2019
We had an excellent day in Rome! Our tour guide Laura did an excellent job. She is very knowledgable about the city and was able to show us so much in one day! We had no worries about getting back to the ship on time since everything was so well organized. It was very easy for us and we were nervous since it was our first private tour in Europe, but those fears were gone in the capable hands of Laura. We loved the city and appreciate that it was such an awesome experience because of our driver and tour guide!
If we could give 10 stars, we would...
eileen_k, Jul 2018
If we could give 10 stars, we would! Dario was beyond amazing!!! From the first moment we met him, he focused immediately on our expectations and preferences! What a wonderful day we had! Dario had everything set up perfectly so we had no lines, no waiting! We saw all the best of Rome with expert background, history, insider perspective, and humor from Dario! We could not have asked for anything better and have recommended this tour many times since our return. Dario made it the best experience possible, and he also worked extremely well with our driver, Stephan, to ensure everything went smoothly! This experience was priceless and will rank as one of our best travel days ever!
Top rate service! Driver Paulo...
Darlene F, Apr 2018
Top rate service! Driver Paulo picked us up on time at the ship's gang plank, careful and safe driver. Tour guide Rossallini was extremely knowledgeable about Rome and able to relay information in a manner we could understand. She was also very good at maneuvering us along our tour route avoiding crowds where possible. Great day in Rome! Will definately use Viator in the future. Sorry if I've mispelled Paulo or Rossallini's names.
Saw as much of Rome as you can in...
EdithE_W, Sept 2017
Saw as much of Rome as you can in one day. Our driver was friendly our tour guide in Rome, Barbara, was outstanding. Highly recommend the skip the lines at Vatican and coliseum.
This private tour was perfect for...
mehrle, Aug 2017
This private tour was perfect for our family of 5. Tatiana was a wonderful tour guide. We had a great day. Lunch was tasty at a small restaurant that was very good, and not crowded, with a yummy gelato shop right next door! We walked along the cobblestone streets enjoying our dessert and hearing about the history of Rome. Every aspect of this tour was perfect. We even had headsets so that we could hear Tatiana talk while she was walking ahead of us, or while we were in loud spaces or in crowds. We saw everything you would want to see in Rome in a day! We walked a ton, and were exhausted, but it was worth it!
This excursion was an absolutely...
wjritziii, Aug 2017
This excursion was an absolutely incredible experience! From the moment we were picked up at our ship until we were dropped back off, everything was 1st class. Our tour guide Laura was so personable and knowledgeable, absolutely fantastic. She spent time with my wife and I to discuss what we were going to see and, what we could photograph. Her knowledge was amazing. She took us places and showed us things we would never had seen on our own or, most likely on any other tour. The best part of the tour was the personal interaction with her, incredibly, it was just myself, my wife and Laura, so it couldn't get any better. Thank you Laura for showing us an amazing day in Rome..... Hope to tour with you again in the future.... Thank you.....Bill and Wendy
Tatiana was amazing and so...
Stacie F, Aug 2017
Tatiana was amazing and so knowledgeable. Our only complaint, and it's a big one- our driver was 40 minutes late picking us up Viator's directions to us were that the driver would meet us right off the ship- the driver was told to meet us just inside the port two areas about a 5 minute drive apart. We had to call and then wait for them to get ahold of the driver, and then wait some more when you only have 8 hours in Rome, you want all the time you can get. A general observation, feedback item would be for all tour guides to bring couples/families to favorite/memorable areas for photos first and then go into explanations of the history. Overall, a really great job!
This was a great tour!! The driver...
Daniel S, Aug 2017
This was a great tour!! The driver met us at the dock and we were introduced to our guide, Michela Landolfi, at our first stop. She was great!! Personable, engaging and informative....even joined us for lunch to insure we had a great experience...introduced us to her favorite Gelato shop ....This tour was well worth the cost....
Our tour guide was wonderful! Very...
JESSICA_A, Jul 2017
Our tour guide was wonderful! Very knowledgeable and thorough...wish we had more time!
Excellent. Informative. Could not...
John_M, Jun 2017
Excellent. Informative. Could not imagine much better in time allotted.
This tour was the best! I don't know...
Vanessa R, Jun 2017
This tour was the best! I don't know how you would see all the important sites of Rome without a private tour/skip the lines option. The tour was just our family of 4 two boys ages 14 and 12. They were amazed by it all as well. Definitely pricey, but our guide and the sites we saw were spectacular!
Not only was our guide, Anna Lisa...
Lisa R, May 2017
Not only was our guide, Anna Lisa knowledgeable and engaging, she went out of her way to customize the day to meet our expectations while showing us the best Rome has to offer. She was passionate about her city and it's history which made the day all the more interesting. Despite the fact that we were unable to see St Peter's, she made every effort to make it happen for us. Unfortunately, the Holy Father had other plans! I guess we will just have to come back!
Our guide Barbara was outstanding...
Chris_S, May 2017
Our guide Barbara was outstanding ! Really knowledgeable and nice. We told her the things we wanted to see and she did it. Teaching us along the way. We packed in a very long day and loved it! Couldn't have been better. Our driver Melissa was great, getting us thru all the traffic. We loved this trip worth every euro.
We couldn't have asked for more from...
Janessa_M, Feb 2017
We couldn't have asked for more from a cruise ship excursion in Rome. This is the only way to see all the hot spots in one day. Dario was the best tour guide you could ask for. He was very knowledgeable and made everything very interesting. As an added bonus he took us to his favorite coffee shop.
Excellent, thorough and our guide was...
Turalu_M, Oct 2016
Excellent, thorough and our guide was knowledgable and helpful.
Just so pleased to have booked a...
Jacqueline S, Aug 2016
Just so pleased to have booked a private tour as had done it before 7 years ago with a ship excursion and this was awesome with a wonderful gal , very informed and just saw so much and missed all the crowds. Took us to a small restaurant to eat to save time. Only bad thing was the driver was to meet us outside of gate at port according to our paperwork and he had gone inside and wasn't there when we first come off the ship so we sort of missed each other. Fortunately my son had a cell phone to call world tours and got it straightened out but was abit uneasy until he found us.
If you are on a cruise ship and only...
Dale_C, Aug 2016
If you are on a cruise ship and only have 1 day in port to visit Rome, this is the to go. We were met by our driver shortly after we got off our ship and were taken to the Vatican steps where we met our guide, Elanora. She was wonderful. She was able to adjust our day to allow us to do a few different things we wanted to do, yet we still were able to see all the main sites. She was the perfect combination of knowledgeable tour guide and gracious host in what she called her city. When our tour was over, our driver got us back to our ship in plenty of time for dinner. It truly was a wonderful day and well worth the money.
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