• Location: Rome, Italy
  • Duration: 9 hours (approx.)
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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 2017

We had a a fabulous day with Leo. It was like spending a day with a Professor of Ancient Roman and Etruscan History from a top university. The four of us had been to Rome before so we asked him to take us to sights unfamiliar to us but so worth it. I highly recommend Leo

Chris W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Absolutely fantastic trip, we were met by Luca at the ship and as it was a Saturday breezed into Rome :-
As it was our first visit to Rome we were flexible and just said to Luca lets do the top sites, I had bought tickets for Colleseum before direct from Colleseum site,the best way so Luca took us past the queses right up to the entry and we were in.
from then on we visited loads of decent places,Forum, Spanish Steps Pantheon,St Peters Square,Circus maximus, Trevi Fountain, where i have to apologise to Luca for nearly giving him a heart attack!...I unfortunately cut my head open going for a shortcut under some iron railings :- so staggered back to Luca's vehicle pouring blood..poor bloke though i'd been mugged!! Sorry mate! plus more..... we stopped for a brilliant italian lunch in a local restaurant and had a coffee stop earlier in the day..we stopped up in the hills for great views..Luca is a top guy, good company, knows his stuff, full of good information, gets you right close to the attractions and picks you up conveniently when you're done..no pressure and very personable...would 100 recommend booking him and we'll be sure to when we get to Rome again it really is a beautiful city...meeting him and doing this trip was a real highlight of our cruise and looking forward to seeing Luca again sometime in the future..you never know we might even get to sample mamas cooking :- :-
Thanks Luca..you're a star
Chris,Wendy,Derek and Tracey

Christie LeBar United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Leonardo was a 11 out of 10. we have been to Rome many times but learned and enjoyed the time with him more than any. Special man who knew everything about the city . he is a very happy man and delights in his presentation which was infectious! Will definitely use him again....

Darrell E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Our day trip to Rome with Leo was the highlight of our Mediterranean cruise vacation. He picked up the four of us at the port, and drove us to the Vatican for our 10:30 tour, making quick stops along the way to view several ruins and to visit the Trevi Fountain. He was so very knowledgeable about all of the sights and shared lots of interesting facts. He recommended a lovely little restaurant, where he actually brought out his guitar and serenaded us while we ate! After lunch, we arrived at the Colesseum for our prearranged tour. Leo used every minute that we spent together wisely, pointing out so many interesting sights. He pulled over and urged us to hop out to take a quick look at the Pantheon, pulling right up almost to the front door. No matter the questions we asked, he seemed to know the answers. Rome was wonderful, but we felt that our tour guide absolutely made the difference between having a good visit and a great one!. We highly recommend this tour company, and, of course, Leo.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

We had a wonderful day with Leo, and experienced more than we had hoped. Leo gave us a great overview of the history of the area on our ride from Civitavecchia to Rome. He not only took us to each of the sites we requested, but added a number of additional areas. We had plenty of time to explore, and saw more than we would have been able to on our own. This day was one of highlights of our trip thanks to Leo, and his knowledge and enthusiasm.

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.

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