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For an easy, relaxing way to get to Rome when your ship arrives at the Civitavecchia cruise port, book this independent shore excursion that provides private transportation into the city with a knowledgeable driver. You can design your own sightseeing adventure with the help of your driver to see the Eternal City’s famous landmarks. Perhaps visit Ancient Rome sites like the Colosseum, baroque attractions like the Trevi Fountain, lively squares like Piazza Navona or the artistic masterpieces of the Vatican. It’s up to you! 


  • 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 The Creation of Adam
  • 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

Upon your ship’s arrival at the Civitavecchia port, your independent shore excursion starts by meeting your private driver for the journey into Rome. This is your day tour and you can create your own itinerary, so just let your driver know what sights you want to see the most (all entrance fees, food and drinks are at your own expense).

Perhaps visit the Vatican Museums to admire some of the most treasured works of art on Earth, such as Renaissance pieces by Raphael and Michelangelo’s legendary frescoes that adorn the Sistine Chapel, including The Creation of Adam. Walk around St Peter’s Square, and check out St Peter’s Basilica, the largest catholic church in the world, home to more Renaissance art like Michaelangelo’s La Pietà sculpture.

Maybe you want to immerse yourself in Ancient Rome by visiting the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Arch of Constantine and Palatine Hill. Drive by Circus Maximums, and marvel at the imposing design of the Pantheon. For a look at Rome’s most beautiful and romantic attractions, you’ll want to walk through the historical center to find the Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps and Piazza Navona. Don’t forget to take a break to enjoy the most pleasurable of Italian activities—eating and drinking at a sunny sidewalk café. 

When your time in Rome is up, rest your feet on the drive back to Civitavecchia.

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

Angie M United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

We had a FABULOUS day with Luca!!! Our family of four my husband and myself and my aunt and uncle were with him and saw much more than our new friends saw on the ship's Ultimate Rome shore excursion! We had 1030 tickets to the Vatican which we got on our own. After getting into port at 0800 we arrived at the Vatican at 0930 and they didn't hold us to our tour time. Luca instructed us on the quickest way to get into the Sistine chapel, since that was the prime thing we wanted to see for the record, get into the Vatican museum and THEN stay to the right. He gave us a map and told us to call him when we were ready and he showed up within seconds!

We also had Colosseum tickets at 1330, which Luca said was perfect! He took us to the Pantheon which no one from the ship said they saw and we went in there...amazing! Also took us to a small little square where we had lunch at a little pizzeria off the beaten path. Stopped at a few other places where he took us inside and told us the history and showed us the underground ancient part of the city and we saw the Trevi fountain. Again, at the Colosseum, he met us when we were done within seconds of calling him!

To finish off the day, he brought us to a number of other places and then to the site overlooking the ruins and the landmarks of the city the place where Three Coins in the Fountain was filled...the apartment...absolutely amazing. Luca was fabulous and we'll request him if/when we ever return to Roma!

Thank you, Luca, and give Rudy a hug from us!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Loved it, the driver is highly experienced, he recommended the best route, introduced a lot more than we planned to visit.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Loved it, the driver is highly experienced, he recommended the best route, introduced a lot more than we planned to visit.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Leonardo was a great driver and very helpful.

John H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Excellent tour with Leo. This private tour was the perfect solution for getting us from our cruise ship with our luggage, onto a bespoke tour of Rome and then to Fiumicino for our flight home. Highly recommended.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was amazing!

Fidel G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

Calvin H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

We had George as our driver for the day and he was excellent! He got us to so many lovely sights because he really knew his way around Rome. We enjoyed our tour very much with him!

Tasha B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

What a wonderful experience! I highly recommend this tour if you have only a quick day in Rome. Such a great way to avoid the crowds from our cruise excursions and tailor your own day. Definitely the way to see Rome and, honestly, our guide treated us like a member of his own family. Truly recommended!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Our driver was Amor. OUTSTANDING!!! Well worth the money! He helped us make sure we got to our tour guide, took us to a local restaurant instead of the tourist' ones as well as many other sites that we wouldn't have know about.

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