Rome shore excursions from Civitavecchia cruise port

Day tours from your cruise ship at Rome Civitavecchia to centre of Rome

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Civitavecchia cruise port near Rome

Civitavecchia, the cruise port for Rome, is a medium-sized town about 80km north west of Rome. Civitavecchia is about an hour's drive from the centre of Rome, not an insignificant distance.

A good choice of shore excursions are available taking the stress out of doing something similar independently and less expensively than the cruise ship's offering. You won't be able to see everything in Rome in one day, but an organised shore excursion offers efficient use of your time.


Worry-free shore excursion

The tours do ensure your timely return to the Civitavecchia port after the tour. 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 take the tour your money will be refunded.

See the terms and conditions for full details of this guarantee within each tour option.


Shore excursions to Rome

For the first time visitor to Rome, must see attractions include the Vatican Museums, St Peter's Basilica, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps and Colosseum. Unfortunately there's not enough time to visit to all of these in one day and have spare time to eat or take in Rome as a city.


The most popular shore excursions are:

Cruise ship to Rome: return coach transfers with Big Bus Rome hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus

A simple proposition brought to you by one of Rome's main hop-on hop-off sightseeing tours.

This ticket, available exclusively online, bundles a Classic 1-day sightseeing ticket with convenient return shuttle transfers from Civitavecchia Cruise Port to Rome.


Disembark your cruise ship and take the free shuttle to the Welcome Centre and meet by the Big Bus flag at 9:00am. The coach to Rome departs at 9.15am, with drop-off at Castel Sant Angelo (very close to St Peter's Square and the Vatican Museums) around 10.30am.


Passengers must return to the drop-off point by 3.45pm at the latest for the return journey, which departs at 4.00pm for a 5.15pm arrival in Civitavecchia.

You can explore the Vatican or board the Big Bus sightseeing tour bus immediately.

The Big Bus service offers the classic hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus format giving you the flexibility to see what you want to see at a pace of your choosing. Although most people do a full lap of the Rome tour, a great introduction to Rome with commentary.


Full details can be found by clicking through on the banner link below.

Big Bus Rome Rome Hop On, Hop Off Open Top Tour Bus From Cruise Ships

Rome day trip with skip-the-line Vatican admission

From the port in Civitavecchia, enjoy round-trip travel to Rome and skip-the-line entry to Vatican City on this full-day shore excursion.

More than five million people walk the corridors of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel every year, and the entry queues are often long.

With your skip-the-line ticket, you'll get to jump the line and spend more time inside these world-famous attractions. Enjoy the freedom to explore at your leisure on a self-guided tour.

At the end of your visit to Vatican City, you have free time to explore Rome.

Rome in one day sightseeing tour

Arriving in Rome by coach, take a walking tour to admire St Peter's Basilica, stroll up the Spanish Steps, toss a coin in Trevi Fountain and marvel at the columns of the Pantheon.


Explore Palatine Hill and the ancient ruins around the Roman Forum before standing in awe of the Colosseum. You'll hit all of Rome's highlights in one day!

Rome in one day with your own private driver

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!

Shore Excursions To Rome From Civitavecchia

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