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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 December 2013

Johnny picked us up in the cruise port. He asked us what we want to do and see in Rome. So being it a one day tour and our first time we asked his recommendations. First he brought us to the Vatican Museum. Very fortunately that we arrived early as there were no lines at all. We got in very easil and fast to the tickets place. Then we tour the Museum and of course the Sistine Chapel. After that we had an small lunch as we suggested since we have limited time. Johnny took us to a little pizza place. It was ok. The he took us to famous Trevi Fountain and Novana Square. He was very informative and give us overview of each places and some history. He was funny too! We also went to the He then brought us to the Coliseum. We told him that we want to walk inside the coliseum, he just made a phone call and got us a no wait in line tickets. We had a good 1-2 hours to tour the Coliseum before going back to the cruise ship. We had a great time on this tour and Johnny made it happen. I wish to thank you again Johnny and hope we can visit Rome again since I threw 1 coin in the Trevi fountain. :-)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

This is the only way to see Rome. Our tour guide Johnie was superb. The only disappointment was we did not have enough time at the Basilica because of the long line up to get in. We went on a Wednesday when the Pope says mass so we had wanted to go first thing in the morning but had to change it to the afternoon as the mass was going on in the morning. I would recommend this tour to everyone. As there was 4 of us we were able to get up close and down back roads to the attractions where as a big bus would not be able to get as close. We did 5 tours on our cruise and I would rate this one as the best.

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