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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


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.


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

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