Excursions in Rome

Excursions in Rome during a Mediterranean cruise

Classical Rome Full Day from Civitavecchia Port

from €35 per person

A fantastic guided tour partly by bus and by foot through the centuries  to admire the highlights and the classical masterpieces of art  and architecture in Rome that will give you the chance to learn the arts and facts of this unique eternal city, Rome.

Departure from Civitavecchia at 9:30am (all seats are prebooked). Your will be escorted to Rome by bus with a coach assistant to the start of the tour where your professional and licensed guide is waiting for you.

Our guide will take you around to discover the untold traditions and art of the most important monumets while making you visit unforgettable.

Once borded the coach, you will have a ride to the centre of Rome. The coach will leave you just a stone away from the Palazzaccio (Justice Palace) in Piazza dei Tribunali. A beauty of building designed by the Italian Architect Calderini in 1889. Then your guide will take you to St. Angel Castle to look at the grand fortress ever built in Rome in honor of  Hadrian Emperor that once supposed to be used as his tomb.

Carry on walking along the Via Conciliazione where you will appreciate the perfect perspective view of St. Peter's Basilica and its magnificent square surrounded by the famous colonnades designed by Bernini in 1656.

***please be advice that, in case of long line at St. Peter's Basilica, the guide will explain the Basilica from outside. If you wish to visit the Basilica from inside with "Skip the Line", please refer to the "NOT INCLUDED" section.***

Crossing the River Tiber we will be reaching Venice Square, the geographical centre of Rome, with its majestic monument to the 1st King of Italy and the Imperial Forums (in the Trajan private one a column with the description of the two wars won in Romania). Before reaching other monuments of Rome, we will pass beside the most famous Capitole Hill designed by the master of all masters, Michelangelo. Not to leave behind, the fabulous Santa Maria di Aracoeli Basilica. Along the ride you will have a fantastic opportunity to look at the Marcello Theatre commissioned by Augustus the Emperor but, the most unique feature is that, on top of this ancient building, you will be able to see one of the residency of the Pamphjli Family, one of the powerful and important family of Rome that aimed and reached the papacy.

Driving along you will be explained the Boario Forum where the Temple of Portuno and Temple of Hercules. Two of the finest smallest Temples situated in the centre of Rome. Your guide also will point you out where to look for the Basilica of St. Mary in Cosmedin with its huge bell tower and the Mouth of Truth where the legend says that, if you have you hand inside of it and you are telling a lie, the mouth will bite your fingers off.

Leaving behind the Mouth of the Truth monument, is the Maximum Circus, the biggest stadium ever built in the ancient Rome that held the race of the Chariots and, could hold up to 250 thousands of guests at one times. 70/74 a.D. and opened by Vespasiano Emperor. A semi circular stadium that hold up to c. 30 thousand spectators. The inauguration was held for 100 days long where all Romans could come and see the Gladiators fights vs gladiators or lions.

At this point, you have terminated the Ancient Rome side of this unique tours.Getting on the coach with your guide, we will heading to the Baroque side of the city where you will truly appreciate the 16th, 17th, 18th centuries that made Rome modern for its time. Starting with the fabulous Trevi Fountain designed originally by Bernini but, the works were never carried out due to the death of Pope Urban VIII. The precious Architect Nicola Salvi started the works of this unique fountain that made Rome evn more famous to the world. And of course the must see - the Colisseum.

Stop for lunch. Your will have approx. 30/40 minutes to have lunch or even just an ice-cream in the local delicatessen.

Walking to the Pantheon, the greatest pagan temple made 2000 years ago and still standing today. The imposing dome with its opening at the top will blow your mind and feast your eyes for the perfect harmony that the building communicate with you. Finish off with what once was called the Stadium od Domitian, Piazza Navona where the greatest architects of 17th century Bernini and Borromini, always in competition, reached their highest perfection with the Church of St. Agnes in Agone designed and built by Borromini and the masterpiece of Bernini, the Four River Fountain.

  •  MEETING POINT: PLEASE TAKE ONE OF THE FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE FROM YOUR CRUISE SHIP TO THE MEETING POINT (AT THE END OF THE SHUTTLE SERVICE RIDE). THE JOURNEY WILL TAKE ABOUT 5 MINUTES FROM THE CRUISE SHIP TO THE MEETING POINT OF CIVITA TOURS. YOUR COACH IS SITUATED IN LARGO DELLA PACE, CIVITAVECCHIA JUST OPPOSITE OF THE FIRE BRIGADES STATION (VIGILI DEL FUOCO) WHERE THE CAR PARK IS LOCATED. YOUR TOUR ASSISTANTS WILL BE THERE WAITING FOR YOU. EXTREMELY IMPORTANT THAT, YOU ARE AT THE MEETING POINT NO LATER THAN 9:15AM WITH DEPARTURE AT 9:30AM.
  •  DEPARTURE FROM ROME AT 4PM. ARRIVAL TO CIVITAVECCHIA PORT AT 5:15PM

    PLEASE BE AT THE DESIGNED MEETING POINT 15 MINUTES PRIOR SERVICE DEPARTURE

Full Day Panoramic Bus Tour from Civitavecchia Port

from €30 per person

A lovely panoramic guided tour over the eternal city of Rome!!!

You will be welcome by your tour leader at the Civitavecchia Port where your confortable air-con coach will take you to visit one of the most beautiful, artistic, charming city in the world.

Reaching the first stop a stone away from the Palazzaccio (Justice Palace) in Piazza dei Tribunali, where a few steps away you will be able to admire the most powerful and imposing Castle ever built in Rome, St. Angel Castle. Once the tomb of the Emperor Hadrian that, during the centuries, changed its used from funerary tomb to a Pope residency, to a secured hidden fortress where the popes could refuge during the siege of Rome then, a prison with torture chambers.

Just few yards away, you can look at the magnificent St. Peter's Basilica from the top of Via della Conciliazione. A perfect perspective view which will blow your eyes. Feast your eyes with one of the most suggestive colonnade that surround St. Peter's Square designed and built by Bernini in the 17th century. You cannot missed out one of the most visited Basilica in world, St. Peter's Basilica with its Baroque and Renaissance facade style dominating the square and the skyline with its perfectly designed dome. The Basilica it self was designed by the most sought after architects of the 16th and 17th centuries like Michelangelo, Bernini, Bramante and Antonio da Sangallo.

*** please be advice that, you may experience long lines to enter the Basilica. If you wish to "Skip the Line", kindly refer to the "NOT INCLUDED" section.***

Meet your tour leader at a designed meeting point for the second part of this fantastic Panoramic tour, the Ancient Rome. Driving through the monument of Victor Emanuell II well known as Venice Square with its white washed marble monument dedicated to the first King of Italy. Then continue to the wonderful Marcello Theatre once used for performaces of drama and songs in the Roman Republic era. Your tour leader will also point you out that, right at the top of the Theatre, still today, you will be able to see the residency of one of the most powerful family of Rome, the Pamphjli. A family that aimed the power and the papacy since early 17th century and gained papacy in 1644 under the name of Pope Innocenzo X.

A shot drive down south of the city, you will be pointed out the Boario Forum with its Temple of Hercules perfectly round shaped and dedicated to Hercules the Winner back in Ancient Greek period and the small but lovely Temple of Portuno dedicated to the God of Portunus. Not to leave behind without looking at the beautiful Basilica of St. Mary in Cosmedin with its enormous bell tower and, next to it, the legendary monument Mouth of the Truth. The legend says that, putting your end inside of the mouth you must say the truth otherwise, any lie told, your fingers would be bited off. Of course, this is only a legend but, not to forget, Rome is full not just of hostory but with legends too.

During your ride, we will pass along one of the most important ancient stadium ever built during the Romans period, Maximum Circus. An ancient Chariot racing and other popular games stadium that held 250 thousands spectators all in one time.

Reaching to Via San Gregorio where you will look at the famous Arch of Costantine and next to it, the imposing, most visited monuments of Rome, the Flavian Amphitheatre well known as the Colosseum built for Vespasian around 70/80 a.D. The inauguration is been told that, lasted for 100 days with gladiators fights for their life vs other gladiators or even animals like lions.

Meet up again at a designed meeting point with your tour leader and heading by coach to the Baroque centre of the city of Rome. You will be visiting Trevi Fountain, built by Nicola Salvi in 1762. This masterpiece is embedded in to a palace and was commissioned by Pope Urban VIII to Bernini. The project was once abbandoned when the Pope died and in 1730, Pope Clement XII commissioned the fountain to Nicola Salvi. Works began in 1732 and terminated 30 years later by Pietro Bracci. Admire the statues of busts and horses with running water filling up the lower pool where millions of visitor, as per legend, throuws a coin while making a wish.

After visiting the Trevi Fountain, you will have lunch break for approx 30/40 for a quick bite or even just an ice-cream in the local delicatessen.

Not to leave behind the most preserved temple with its massive dome, the Pantheon. Dating back to 27 b.C. and 14 a.D. and commissioned by Agrippa during the reign of Augustus and rebuilt in in 126 a.D. by the Emperor Hadrian. You may walk inside to admire the tombs of King Victor Emanuell II and Raphael Tomb but, looking up to the dome, its where all the enormous opening at the top can be seen. Dedicated to the Holy Spirit and today dedicated to Saint Mary and the Martyrs.

At last, the wonderful Piazza Navona (Navona Square) with its lovely side fountains and the centre masterpiece of Bernini, the Four River Fountain. Piazza Navona, as is called today, once was the Amphitheatre of Domitian. The changes came during the centuries and today, is one of the most sought after Piazzas of Rome. With its unique Church of St. Agnes and the most imporntant fountain that reign for centuries the square, Four River Fountain.

Terminated this lovely panoramic tour, you will be boarding the coach again and heading back to Civitavecchia Port.

  • MEETING POINT: PLEASE TAKE ONE OF THE FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE FROM YOUR CRUISE SHIP TO THE MEETING POINT (AT THE END OF THE SHUTTLE SERVICE RIDE). THE JOURNEY WILL TAKE ABOUT 5 MINUTES FROM THE CRUISE SHIP TO THE MEETING POINT. YOUR COACH IS SITUATED IN LARGO DELLA PACE, CIVITAVECCHIA JUST OPPOSITE OF THE FIRE BRIGADES STATION (VIGILI DEL FUOCO) WHERE THE CAR PARK IS LOCATED. YOUR TOUR ASSISTANT WILL BE THERE WAITING FOR YOU. EXTREMELY IMPORTANT THAT, YOU ARE AT THE MEETING POINT NO LATER THAN 9:15AM.
  • IMPORTANT: Final meeting point will be the “Four River Fountain” at Navona Square (the central fountain with an obelisk). There you will meet your Tour leader and go to the nearby waiting bus. Depart from Rome at 4pm and arrival at the Port of Civitavecchia, in front of the shuttle service bus stop at approx 5:15pm

Transfers - Civitavecchia Port - Fiumicino Airport - Termini Station

from €20 per person

There is no need to search futher. We have all the transfers that you need for your travel. Confortable, air-con, professional staff and most important, easy to find without looking around and waste precious time!!!

Below you will find all the itinerary that we have to offer. All you need to do, is to choose which is more suitable for your travel, seat back and enjoy without any fuss.

ITINERARY:

  • Civitavecchia Port to Fiumicino Airport. Departure at 9:15am/9:30am from Civitavecchia Piazza della Pace, opposite the fire brigades station (vigili del fuoco) where the car park is situated. Arrival at Fiumicino Airport at 10:30am
  • Civitavecchia Port to Termini Station (via Fiumicino Airport). Departure at 9:15am/9:30am from Civitavecchia Piazza della Pace, opposite the fire brigades (vigili del fuoco) where the car park is situated. Arrival at Termini Station at 11:30am.
  • Termini Station to Civitavecchia Port (via Fiumicino Airport). Departure at 11:40am from Piazza dei Cinquecento in front of Basilica Santa Maria degli Angeli e Martiri. Arrival at Civitavecchia Port at 1pm.
  • Fiumicino Airport to Civitavecchia Port. Departure at 12:15/12:30pm from Terminal 3 in front of the fountain. Arrival at Civitavecchia Port Piazza della Pace at 1:30 pm.

When arriving from your cruise ship, please take one of the free shuttle service to the meeting point situated in Piazza della Pace, Civitavecchia. The free shuttle service from the cruise ship to our designed meeting point will take 5 minutes. A member of our staff will be there to welcome and escort you to the coach.

Free style Rome: Customized Private Shore Excursion from Civitavecchia

from €134 per person

Art, architecture, history and culture, all this in one tour of your choice. You have now the opportunity to choose your own excursion and visit the most beautiful and famous places in Italy.

You will be able to visit the Coliseum, an Amphitheatre of the Roman imperial era also known as Amphitheatrum Flavium.
In the center of the city you will easily find this spectacular monument declared as world heritage in 1980 by Unesco and one of the new seven wonders of the modern world.

In the neighbourhood you will find the Domus Aurea Known as the  Golden House, it was built by the Emperor Nero in Rome.

Terme di Caracalla, the public baths of imperial Rome it was  built during the  empire of Caracalla

Pantheon, the circular Temple of the gods.  Popularly known by the locals as "La Rotonda".

Trevi fountain is also a must-see – with more than 40m tall it is the largest of Rome's fountains of the Italian Baroque  and Known for the film La Dolce Vita.

Piazza di Spagna, the most famous squares in Rome where you will see the Spanish Steps and the  Fontana della Barcacci shopping streets Via Condotti and the Via Frattina.

St Peter's Square , Basilica of Saint Peter and the Vatican Museums  are places that you have to visit

Grand Tour of Rome - Private Shore Excursion from Civitavecchia

from €197 per person

Book with us and be ready to see the most beautiful places of Rome in an 8 hour excursion.

With our expert guide you  will visit the Saint Peter's Basilica, the Vatican Museums, the  Coliseum, Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain.

The driver will wait for you at the shuttle bus stop near the Michelangelo Fort at the cruise port in Civitavecchia and drive you to all the most important and interesting sights of the Italian capital in 8 hours.

The tour starts at St Peter's Square . Here you will visit the majestic Basilica of Saint Peter and the Vatican Museums  where you will see an extensive collection of the Roman Catholic Church galleries, monuments and gardens. Then in the center of the city, the guide will show you the Coliseum or Flavian Amphitheatre, the largest Amphitheatre in the world.

Then you will visit  Piazza di Spagna, the most famous squares in Rome where you will see the Spanish Steps and the  Fontana della Barcacci.
Close to the  Spanish Steps there are the Via Condotti and the Via Frattina shopping streets; a perfect option if you love to go shopping.

The Trevi fountain is also a must-see – with more than 40 m. tall it is the largest of Rome's fountains of the Italian Baroque  and Known for the film La Dolce Vita.

At the end of the day you are transferred back to the entrance of the cruise port in Civitavecchia.

Private Transfer from Civitavecchia to Rome and back

from €140 per unit

Book our transfers from Civitavecchia to Rome.

Our car services are highly recommended for its professionality, punctuality and safety.

We provide newly and clean cars at competitive rates.

Transport from Civitavecchia to Rome or from Rome to Civitavecchia - ONE WAY

Rome Grand Tour

from €75 per person

If you are traveling to a certain place for the first time and if it is really worth visiting, you would want to get the best from it: this is a once in a lifetime experience. Choose the most comprehen- sive tour of the Eternal City and travel through time; this unforgettable sightseeing will show you Rome top attractions from the masterpieces of antiquity, to the splendors of Baroque time and the great works of contemporary architecture. Let the Eternal City enchant you as you stroll through its picturesque cobblestone alleyways and discover some of the world’s most famous sites – all in a single day! You will see Saint Peter’s Square, the magnificent Rome Pantheon and the Colosseum (from outside) along with many of the city's unsung heroes.

Our grand tour starts at Colosseum, one of the most impressive spots in Rome. From there we trace a path through the cobbled streets of the city to the superb Ancient Rome path. Guests will then admire the Constantine Arch and a part of the Via Sacra leading into the open-air museum of the Forum area. Shore trippers will learn Roman Emperors glorious past history, as they never would have guessed. Piazza Venezia and the Palatine Hill are the gateway to one of the biggest archaeological parks in the world: Roman Forum and Palatine Hill: the political, administrative and religious centre of Rome.

Then proceed to Trevi Fountain, it will amaze guests with its stunning beauty after recent renova- tion works: toss a coin in the water and wish to return back to Rome. After a cozy walk reach the Pantheon and visit its gorgeous interiors, then board again the coach towards the Vatican.
The tours ends at the magnificent Saint Peter’s Square where can be admired the Bernini colon- nade and the amazing Basilica facade which is visited from outside. Listen to stories from the guide about the popes, pilgrims and Renaissance art masters who have left their marks on this unique of its kind site, whose Michelangelo-designed dome dominates the Rome skyline.

After greeting the guide, guests can finally enjoy a relaxed transfer back to the port of Civitavecchia approximately at 3.30 pm. Drop-off directly at the dock within 5.00 pm.

Rome On Your Own: Private Shore Excursion from Civitavecchia Port

from €49 per person

Join this deal tour for guests who are already familiar with Rome and want to discover again the city on their own, or for those guests who desire more independent sightseeing. Take your time to visit the attractions you prefer.

In Rome you can visit a lot of tourist attractions like:
Sant’Angelo castle, known as de mausoleum of Hadrian, located on the banks of the Tiber. It houses the ashes of the most important emperors.

Another place that you must see is Trevi Fountain; the most spectacular and largest fountains of Rome and known from the film La Dolce Vita.

If you love art, the Vatican Museums are a good option for you. They house a big art collection arranged chronologically according to their creation.
The largest Amphitheatre in the world, Coliseum, it is located in the center of the city.

Piazza di Spagna is the most famous square in Rome where you will find the Spanish Steps and the Fontana della Barcacci.
The majestic Basilica of Saint Peter, the spiritual center of the Catholic Church and St Peter's Square.

The Piazza del Popolo one of the famous square in Italy, hier you will find an Egyptian obelisk which was transferred from Heliopolis, in homage to Ramsés II.

Rome, the Eternal City Private Shore Excursion

from €88 per person

Enjoy a private shore excursion directly from your ship in Civitavecchia. Our expert and courteous, English-speaking driver will pick you up in a luxury vehicle and take you to visit the very best highlights of Rome.

Your private English speaking driver will be waiting for you at the pre-arranged time at the cruise port of Civitavecchia, holding a sign with your name on it, as specified on your confirmation voucher.

Leaving the cruiser terminal in Civitavecchia, after approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes you will arrive directly in front of the Vatican Museums entrance. Explore the richest storehouse of art in the entire world: the Vatican Museum. Walk through the Tapestry and Geographical Map Galleries, the Candelabra Gallery and the magnificent Raphael Rooms that lead to the fifteenth century Sistine Chapel which holds an invaluable collection of masterpieces like the Michelangelo's ceiling painting of the "Creation of the World"

Then enter the vast expanse of St. Peters square through the Bernini's colonnades into Christendom's largest church resting on 800 pillars and 44 altars. See the gilded Papal Canopy suspended over the altar where the Pope celebrates mass, the splendid gilt and the bronze throne in the apse and one of the best known pieces of sculpture in the world - the Pietà, Michelangelo's masterpiece in marble.

TIP: To maximize your time we highly recommend buying in advance the skip the line tickets to avoid waiting in lines. If interested, ask us at the time of the booking. Keep also in mind that the Vatican Museums are closed on Sunday (except the last Sunday of the month). In this case the itinerary will be changed to meet your needs.

After you will continue by exploring the Rome of the Emperors, you will stop at the Roman Forum, the Colosseum and the Mouth of Truth. Then take a panoramic drive past the Circus Maximus, the Palatine Hill and the Baths of Caracalla. Stop for a visit at the Pantheon, the best conserved monument of Ancient Rome as well as the nearby Santa Maria Sopra Minerva housing Michelangelo's "Risen Christ".

Obviously your driver will suggest the best place to stop for lunch or a simple coffee shop (in case you want to save your time to visit more sites).

Continue with a stroll through Baroque and Renaissance Rome: from piazza Navona through the narrow streets of Antiques Row to Campo dei Fiori and Piazza Farnese. See Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps, Capitol Hill and Piazza del Popolo. Stroll through the narrow streets admiring statues, fountains and discovering curiosities.

Don't forget that the city center of Rome is full of nice shops where you'll have the chance to buy souvenirs of the Eternal City.

At the end you will drive back to the Civitavecchia pier on perfect time to board your ship.

Segway PT Tour Rome Baroque

from €75 per person

On a Segway and in the company of a professional guide you will discover the most famous piazzas and monuments of Rome. You will see the Pantheon, Castel Sant’ Angelo, St. Peter’s Square, Trastevere and much more.

Your Segway tour starts and ends at Ugo La Malfa Square near Circus Massimo where the guide will wait for you. If you are on a cruise to Rome you can first take a train from Civitavecchia to Roma S. Pietro. From there it’s about a 2.3 km walk. Another way is to get off at Roma Termini, continue by metro to Coliseum and walk from there. 

After a short training session you start gliding your way through Rome!

Piazza Farnese is dominated by the view of Palazzo Farnese and the granite fountains. A church is dividing it from Campo de’ Fiori, the most ancient open air fruit and vegetable market in Rome. In the middle of it you can see the statue of Giordano Bruno.

You move on to Piazza Navona. This beautiful square was once a big stadium for athletic events. Nowadays you can admire architectural masterpieces of Bernini and Borromini, artistic rivals of the 17th century. The most striking monument is Bernini’s Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi in the middle of the square.

Passing by the Senate building you will get to the Pantheon dating back to the 2nd century AD. This round temple by excellence is dedicated to all gods and is the most famous of its kind in the world.

Driving a Segway gives you the opportunity to reach some less known places like Piazza di Pietra which owes its name to the Temple of Hadrian.  
The next monument is attracting a lot of visitors and if pedestrian traffic allows it you will get on your Segway to see the Trevi Fountain. This world famous Baroque fountain marks the terminal point of the ancient aqueduct that supplied water to ancient Rome.

You will glide in front of Palazzo Montecitorio, the seat of the Italian Chamber of Deputies and drive through Via dei Coronari, the street of Roman antiques. Next stunning monument on your way is Castel Sant’ Angelo, the mausoleum of Hadrianus and once the tallest building in Rome.

This tour would not be complete without seeing St. Peter’s Square in Vatcian City with its embracing colonnades and magnificent Basilica. Following Via Giulia and crossing the Tiber River you will arrive at Trastevere, a charming district with winding cobbled streets and medieval character. Here you can admire the Santa Maria in Trastevere Basilica, the true heart of popular Rome.

The tour ends back at Ugo La Malfa Square.

Segway PT Imperial Tour of Rome

from €75 per person

Visit the Ancient and Imperial Rome on a modern easy gliding PT Segway. Travel back to the times of Roman Emperors, gladiators and slaves and see how the many buildings and structures in Rome still echo those lively and turbulent times. And all this without any effort!

Your Segway tour starts and ends at Ugo La Malfa Square near Circus Massimo where the guide will wait for you. If you are on a cruise to Rome you can first take the train from Civitavecchia to Roma Termini. There take the blue line B metro to Circo Massimo (3 stops).

You will first receive a comprehensive overview of your Segway and a small 30 minute training session.

The guide will take you to Constantine’s Arch, a striking landmark symbolizing the Emperor’s victory in 315 AD. Soon all your attention will go to Rome’s most famous sight: The Coliseum. This was once the biggest building in the world and the amphitheater for bloody Gladiator fighting encouraged by more than 50.000 spectators.

You will glide around the high and dominant walls of the Coliseum and continue along the Forum Imperial Street, past the Roman Forum, before arriving at Piazza Venezia. This impressive square is an important traffic hub in Rome where many big avenues intersect. The area is completely dominated by the white marble monument of Vittorio Emanuele II, the first king of Itlay. 

Leaving Capitoline Hill – one of the Seven Hills on which Rome was built – you follow the guide along Marcello Theatre Street where you can admire Circus Massimo, the ancient stadium in the center of Rome where thrilling horse races were held. After seeing Bocca della Verita, the “Mouth of Truth”, you can take some rest.

The last part of the tour takes you along pine and cypress trees to Ugo La Malfa Square where your ride comes to an end. In ancient times the square was named after Romolo and Remo, the mythical founders of Rome.

Segway PT tour Villa Borghese Rome

from €75 per person

Villa Borghese is the green heart of Rome where you can escape the bustling traffic. On a Segway you will discover this 80 ha big public park with its astonishing paths, museums, sculptures, monumental buildings, lovely fountains, lakes and beautifully landscaped gardens. It’s a pleasant and eco-friendly way to see the green part of the Eternal City.

This Segway Tour begins and ends at via Ludovisi, 60, near via Veneto where the guide will wait for you. If you are on a cruise to Rome it’s easy to take a train from Civitavecchia to Roma Termini. From there you can walk to the starting point (2.7 km)
After a 30 minute small training you will get familiar with the use of a Segway.

The guide will take you along the Canonica Museum, the little House of Roses and the Temple of Diana before arriving at Piazza di Siena, one of the Parks loveliest spots.

While enjoying the green scenery and blue sky you continue to the Lake Gardens where you can admire the mirror of the lake’s water. You will glide along Canonica Avenue to Pincio. From here you have a stunning view over Rome lying at your feet.

Next you will see the Valadier’s House and the Water Watch Fountain before heading back to Canonica Avenue, where your ride comes to the end.

Entire Rome and Vatican in one day with return transfer

Our shore excursion to Rome from Civitavecchia is already one of our top selling products. Enjoy Rome as an intimate group, rather than part of a large and informal group tour organized by your cruise line.

This tour is compatible with all of the major cruise line schedules and can be customized upon request.

Our van and driver will be waiting for you as you disembark from your ship between 07:00 AM and 07:30 AM (if you are scheduled to disembark later, simply let us know in the remarks section of your booking so that we can alert our driver). The driver will be holding up a sign bearing the name you provided us with at the time of booking. Upon leaving the port you will be transfered directly to ancient Rome, where you will collect your skip the line entry tickets and tour the following sites on your own, on foot or using the car / driver where possible: Colosseum, Roman Forum, Imperial Fora, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, Pantheon. You will be able to wander across the Colosseum floor and imagine the history of the bloody and violent games which took place there. From the Colosseum, you'll walk up Via Sacra and into the Roman Forum to explore ancient Roman culture, and the beautiful, but ruined temples which so many artists and scholars took their inspiration from.

Next stop on the itinerary is the Capitoline Hill, known locally as "Campidoglio". This famous piazza was designed by Michelangelo and proffers stunning views of Piazza Venezia, the forum, and the monument dedicated to Vittorio Emanuele II. From there, our driver will chauffeur you to the pretty Trevi Fountain, the most celebrated fountain in Rome, where you'll be able to cast your coins into the water to confirm a speedy return to the Eternal City, and perhaps have a tasty gelato afterwards. You'll be spoilt for choice! Final port of call after the Baroque beauty of Piazza Navona is the Pantheon, a miracle of engineering which has stood in it's present location for over 2,000 years.

This is a good time for a bite to eat and bathroom stop before destination Vatican.

On arrival at the magnificent Vatican City, you will meet your When In Rome Tours guide for a private tour of the Vatican. Once inside, you will be shown all the major works of art on display in the Belvedere Courtyard, Room of the Muses, Round Room, Greek Cross Room, Gallery of Tapestries, Gallery of Maps, and Rooms of Raphael, before arriving at the Sistine Chapel. Before entering the chapel, you'll learn about Michelangelo's struggle to accept and then complete the work which was to become the single most recognized piece of art in the world.

We then proceed to St. Peter's Square and cover the history of the Vatican City State before entering the Basilica. Therein we discuss Michelangelo's beautiful Pieta' and Dome, the Baldacchino and other works by Bernini, and the Transfiguration by Raphael. You'll see the Crypt of St. Peter, the Holy Altar, and other monuments of huge artistic import. We conclude on the portico to learn about Bernini's colonnade, the obelisk, and the Swiss Guard.

With the above itinerary you will be covering all the major sites and piazzas that people wish to see in Rome. This tour is organized using full day luxury air conditioned transportation and an English speaking driver. For the Vatican segment of the tour, we will also provide an English speaking tour guide to lead you through the museums and Sistine Chapel.

Skip Long Line - Semi-Private Imperial City Tour

from €45 per person

Travel back to the days of the Roman Empire on a fully guided 3-hour walking tour of the Imperial City and see all the main monuments, starting with the mighty arena of the Colosseum.

Go inside the grand amphitheater, built in the valley between the Palatine, Esquiline, and Caelian Hills. Despite damage by fires, earthquakes, and looting, the Colosseum has survived the centuries and is still the most impressive monument of the Roman period.

Learn about the commercial, religious, political, and legal center of Ancient Rome in the Roman Forum, lying between the Palatine, Capitol, and slopes of the Viminal and Quirinal. A licensed guide will give you a full introduction to the Tabularium, Temple of Concord, Temple of Saturn and Vesta, and Temple of Antoninus and Faustina.

Next, go to Palatine Hill, the city's sacred birthplace. The history of the Palatine is obscure, and apart from the Temples of Victory, Temple of Jupiter Stator, Temple of Jupiter Victor, and Temple of Magna Mater (Temple of Cybele), no public buildings were erected there. Emperor Augustus built his home on the magnificent hill in 44 BC, followed by other Roman Emperors, gradually transforming it into a single sumptuous residence.

From the terrace of Palatine Hill, your guide will give you an insight into the Circus Maximus down in the valley, built for chariot races and considered the largest building built for public entertaiments.

Skip Long Lines: Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica

from €34 per person

Skip the long lines to enjoy fast track entry to the Vatican Museums, including the Sistine Chapel, Raphael Rooms, and St. Peter's Basilica on a 3-hour tour of the Vatican City. See masterpieces of art by Michelangelo, Raphael, Bernini, and more.

Discover one of the greatest art collections in the world on a 3-hour tour of the Vatican, and enjoy skip-the-line entrance to the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica. Built on the site where St. Peter was martyred and buried, the Vatican later became the official residence of the popes.

Your tour starts in the Vatican Museum with the Pine Courtyard, named after a bronze pine cone from an ancient fountain. Marvel at the Belvedere Courtyard and Octagonal, where the ancient statue of “Laocoön and His Sons” is located. See the massive marble candelabra and marble columns of the Gallery of the Candelabra, and admire the classical statues of the Pio Clementine Museum.

Look at stunning Flemish tapestries in the Tapestries Gallery. Then, go to the Raphael Rooms to see frescoes that took Raphael 16 years to paint. Next, go to Michelangelo’s miraculous Sistine Chapel and admire the frescoes of “The Last Judgment,” as well as scenes from Genesis.

End your tour inside St. Peter's Basilica, home to more than 100 art works, some of which were salvaged from the original 4th century basilica built by Constantine. Highlights of the cathedral include Bernini’s baldacchino beneath Michelangelo’s towering dome, and Michelangelo’s “Pieta” depicting the body of Jesus on the lap of Mary after the Crucifixion.

Skip-The-Line Vatican admission tickets with transfer from Civitavecchia Port

from €95 per person

Explore one of the most beautiful cathedrals in the world on a full-day shore excursion from Civitavecchia. Get skip-the-line access to the world-famous Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums, with full time to explore independently its hidden wonders. 

Visited by over 5 million people per year, the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel are on top of the to-do list for most visitors to Rome. But with around 9 miles of precious and amazing art spread across over 1,000 rooms, seeing the Papal Palace without a skip the line ticket may be a little crushing. You will enjoy every second spend in this magnificent complex over and over again.


See all the highlights of the museums and fully appreciate Michelangelo’s masterpiece, the Sistine Chapel, the Maps Gallery, Candelabra Gallery, Raphael’s Rooms, Pio Clementino's Rooms, Tapestry Gallery, Belvedere Courtyard, Pine Courtyard and much, much more within the Vatican corridors and among the many remarkable Popes’ collections which span over 3000 years of world history. A breath-taking discovery awaits you at Rome’s greatest icon: enjoy at your leisure a unique comparison of treasures.

Skip the Line: Vatican Museum, St. Peter's Basilica and Sistine Chapel Tour

from €55 per person

Tour of the Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica - including skip the line ticket and entrance fee.

In this fantastic tour you will enjoy the highlights of the museum and of course the remarkable Sistine Chapel in its entirety

The Vatican Museums are some of the most important museums in the world. The Vatican has a superb gallery, excellent Roman and Etruscan collections, and plenty more. Be sure not to miss the apartments that were decorated by Raphael. There is too much to see if you plan on going to the museums for one day. If you go for just one day, you just have time for the highlights. The highlight of the visit to the museums is the The Sistine Chapel known for Michelangelo's two most famous masterpieces: the ceiling, depicting numerous scenes from the Old Testament - such as the moment of Creation - together with various sybils and prophets; and the Last Judgement, occupying the entire wall behind the altar. But while you're there, don't forget to look at the other frescoes, by Botticelli, Ghirlandaio and others.

The Sistine Chapel is also the meeting place of the conclave, which elects each new Pope.

No Wait Access Entrance: Vatican Museums Tour with Raphael's Rooms, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica

from €58 per person

Don’t waste your precious time on waiting in long lines but join our skip-the-line tour to safe your time and enjoy your day admiring the masterpieces of the Vatican state with the precious help of a graduated, professional and expert guide.

Join our 3.5-hour Vatican Walking Tour and skip the long lines for Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica. The magnificent museum complex offers galleries, showcases, paintings, sculptures, frescoes, tapestries and classical antiquities of Roman, Greek and Egyptian origin. By choosing a guided tour you will go through detailed and interesting historical facts narrated by a professional guide, with a degree in art history or in archeology. Visit the Raphael's Rooms, Pine Courtyard, Pio Clementine Museum, Gallery of the Maps, Gallery of Tapestries and Gallery of the Candelabra. Step inside the Sistine Chapel to see Michelangelo’s stunning frescos ‘The Creation of Adam’, considered one of the greatest masterpieces of Western art, and ‘The Last Judgment’. Take the andvantage to get into St. Peter’s Basilica by the exclusive access door from the Sistine Chapel. Here you can admire the famous ‘La Pietà’ sculpture made by Michelangelo, 'Baldachino' by Bernini and many more. Our guide will introduce you there to the intriguing stories of probably the largest church in Christendom. The tour will conclude at St. Peter's Square.

VINTAGE VESPA TOUR OF ROMA

from €150 per person

Are you looking for an exciting and exclusive shore excursion to discover Rome? Climb on the back of a vintage Vespa or Lambretta and let you drive around in one of the most vibrant cities in the world. You will see many highlights the Italian way in just a couple of hours.

Your tour starts at Piazza della Repubblica. When on a cruise to Rome it’s easy to go from Civitavecchia to Rome by train. Get off at Roma Termini train station. Piazza della Repubblica is just a couple of hundred meters walking from the station.

After meeting your expert driver you will discover the Eternal City on the back of a vintage Vespa or Lambretta from the ‘60s and ‘70s. Your driver will take you along Via Nazionale, Salita del Grillo, Via dei Fori Imperiali before making a stop at the Colosseum and the Arch of Constantine.

You continue along Circus Maximus and Aventino for a stop at Giardino degli Aranci where you can have a view through the keyhole of Palazzo dei Cavlieri di Malta. Another stop is at Bocca Della Verita.

Your Vespa will take you the Jewish Ghetto, Corso Vittorio Emanuele II and Piazza Navona. At Campo dei Fiori you can enjoy a snack during the fresh food and flower market.

Later on you will see St. Peter’s Square, Gianicolo, Via Garibaldi, Trastevere, Piazza Venezia and Via Del Quirinale before returning to Piazza dell Repubblica.

You will have a memorable day and enjoy the freedom of being on two wheels!